Well! The news was interesting today wasn’t it? I checked my phone while brewing my coffee first thing this morning and was immediately intrigued by the Banksy story. I am a fan of his art and so I immediately clicked in to read.
I was fascinated all day and then when he posted a video on his Instagram account I decided that I had to make a mini quilt and destroy it in admiration and tribute.
Then, with my iPhone on a holder and with my rotary cutter and shaking hands I cut up the mini quilt! See the video below on my YouTube channel. All in all… a creative and fun day!
My happy place has always been the mountains in Jasper National Park here in Alberta so of course my row had to depict something from there. I chose Pyramid Mountain at Pyramid Lake for the subject of my row.
I am so thankful to Northcott Fabrics for sponsoring the row along and providing fabric to all of the designers. The fabrics in my row are from Northcott’s Naturescapes line. These fabrics are available in quilt shops now.
Below is the photo I used for my design. This was taken during a family hike in May 2017. It was a cloudy day so the lake looks grey but on sunny days it can have a bright turquoise colour. I used Kona for the lake in my row.
Here is another photo of Pyramid mountain as seen from another favourite spot on Lake Edith in Jasper National Park.
Marian, the host of our row along, has lined up many prize sponsors. Click here to enter today’s giveaway on the Rafflecopter! Opens September 27th and Closes October 4th. Today’s giveaway prize is Tuscany Supreme Cotton batting twin sized. A $30 US value. This prize will ship worldwide from Hobbs Batting. Product descriptions for all the giveaways can be found here.
This will be our second year at the Etsy Made in Canada Show in Edmonton and we are looking forward to it! The Edmonton show is the largest Etsy Made in Canada show in the country!
We have bags, wallets, Christmas stockings, tree skirts, table runners, quilts and pillows! Over the next few days I will be working on Crayon wallets too! Those are great for keeping kids entertained in a pinch when you’re out.
Save the Shipping: If you are in the Edmonton area and are planning to attend the show you are welcome to place an order now in our Etsy shop and pick it up at the show. Just write me a note to seller at checkout letting me know you want to pick it up and I will refund your shipping. This includes our supply section clear out as well! Fabric, books, Elizabeth Hartman patterns, Wonder Clips and more are 20 – 40% off.
We will be shutting down our Shopify site soon so we are directing our customers to our Etsy shop.
We have put all 34 of our digital PDF patterns on Etsy on sale 20% off starting today through Sept. 30th. (Patterns will continue even though we are clearing out supplies.)
All ready-to-ship quilts are 15% off on Etsy now through Sept. 28th.
As always my family and I thank you for your support of our small business. We hope to see some of you at the Etsy show!
Hello! I’m popping in today to let you know about a free Row Along starting up soon! The “My Happy Place Row Along” starts September 4th on the Seams to Be Sew blog. Marian does an amazing job hosting these row alongs every year and she has lined up many, many prize sponsors.
All quilt row patterns are free for at least a week after each designer’s day so make sure to download your rows each day. After that week designers have the option of having a fee for their patterns.
Find out more here and see the other designers in the row along.
The Daydreams of Quilts Row comes out on September 27th. I can’t wait to show it to you!
I did it! Goal achieved! Huge thanks to Lisa and Diane for keeping me motivated to finish my Greenhouse quilt and any other phantom quilt alongers out there.
I finished my quilt on Saturday and when we took it out for photos after supper it was very windy. There are actually five people behind the quilt holding it against the wind – my husband, son and three neighbourhood kids who were playing nearby.
I loved the backing so much that I wrapped it around to the front for binding. As you can see I quilted circular flower heads and leaves on vertical lines on the quilt. The Ombré Spectrum wideback is available in our shop.
Prize Winner: The only other person, besides me, to post an assembled quilt top in the #greenhouseqal hashtag was Lisa Taylor so she wins $50 to spend in my shop by default. Congratulations Lisa!
I am thrilled to have my quilt finished and on my bed in time to enjoy for the remainder of the summer and beyond! Thanks for coming by to see my quilt today!
Our much anticipated order of Tula Pink and De La Luna Fabrics have arrived! We have brought in a selection of De La Luna by Tula Pink and Tim Holtz’ Merriment and Materialize. Both are available as half yard cuts and are also bundled together for savings.
All fabrics are available separately or purchase the bundles for a savings of 15%.
I can’t believe I’m saying this but it’s only two months until Halloween! I know, we’re all still enjoying the fabulous summer weather and Halloween is far from our minds. Still, with only two months to go until the big spooky day, if you want to make this amazing Pixelated Skull Quilt you might want to start now. So I’m releasing this free pattern today!
I have created this Pixelated Skull Quilt pattern based on a Perler bead craft that I saw on Pinterest. My pattern offers five quilt sizes and has a colouring page as well as the instructions to make this quilt a reality. I’m offering this pattern as a free PDF download to all my newsletter subscribers so make sure you’re signed up!
Once you complete the sign up process you will receive an email with a link to download this pattern and many more free PDF patterns! If you make the quilt I would love to see it so please tag me on Instagram or Facebook @daydreamsofquilts.