Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween Haunt Blog Hop WINNER!

I have just returned from Quilt Market. Now to get caught up all my chores and personal projects for the next month before starting the next pattern. 

But before I start any thing let me start with announcing the winner of the Halloween Haunt Blog Hop Winner.  After counting all the original comments without my reply's we had 85 comments. Drum Roll, Please!  The congratulations to winner random number 26, Gmama Jane.



I will be contacting Gmama Jane via email about your receiving your prize of the Free copy of the "Three Witches Brew" Pattern.  Thank you every for the great comments it was a fun blog hop.

I hope just the next blog hop is just as fun.  Watch for the "Christmas in my Heart" Blog Hop starting November 12th-19th.  My day will be November 16th.  Look forward to seeing you all again. 


Tina

Friday, October 23, 2015

Road trip to Houston!

Wednesday started a two day road trip to Houston, Texas for me and my husband.  The car was packed full of quilts, display items, and patterns for the Quilt Market. That morning we left at 5am est time to start our first day of our adventure.  We traveled through Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.  Traffic was easy until we hit Atlanta, but the traffic was not as bad as it was normally is the DC area.  Atlanta has some cool, tall buildings. It was 8pm before we stopped for the night in Mobile, Alabama. 

The next day we got up early again to hit the road, we want to get into Houston between 12pm and 2pm CST time.  This leg of the trip we traveled through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.  We arrived at the convention center little after 1:30pm, which was great because the rest of the group we are working with had just arrived also.  
We started in right way starting to set up the booth areas.  Laying floors and hanging curtains, placing table clothes.  Then we separated to our little sections and set up our areas.  I signed up for 6ft section (now wishing I had a bigger section).  I was put in the middle of 2 other designers that had smaller sections. Luckily, we did a dry run days before at home, so I picked up more supplies for display options.  The dry run helped and made it much easier to set up our area.  

The area came out beautiful and amazing, i think we will have to see what the response is when the show opens tomorrow.  
Today, we went back to the Convention Center to help with more setting up and we will see what else happens.

If you are the International Quilt Market this weekend please stop by our booth #1445, we would love to see you.

Tina

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Halloween Haunt Blog Hop Day 3






I would like to start out by saying "Thank You"  for all that stopped by my blog yesterday and left the all the great all the comments.  I tried to comment back as much possible, if I missed anyone, I'm sorry the last couple days have been busy.  After looking over the comments, the winner between the two quilts was the "Three Witches Brew" hands down.  
I love these girls!
 
Speaking of winners, the Winner of yesterday's Fat Quarter Shop $25.00 Gift Certificate was Lisa Marie who won with her comment at Gracie Oliver Arts.


You can still can win a chance to win a copy of the "Three Witches Brew" you have until Midnight October 28th est. to enter.  All you have to do is signup for your blog, and comment on Yesterdays post.

Don't forget to stop by to check out Today's Oct 20th Haunts:


Have a great day of Haunting,
Tina
 


Monday, October 19, 2015

Three Witches Brew - Halloween Haunt Blog Hop



Today is the second day of the Halloween Haunts Blog Hop and also my day to show you  two exciting Halloween patterns I developed this year.
For my latest pattern, I had a a lot fun and inspiration in it's development. This pattern is now available on my website as an e-pattern only. The paper version will start shipping October 29. The inspiration comes from my two best friends, we are always up to something mischievous when we see each other, so I came up with this cute pattern called “Three Witches Brew” to celebrate our get together.
 
“Three Witches Brew” is my first fully designed applique using EQ7.  Normally, in the designing we start with pencil and paper then scan and trace in Adobe Illustrator.
   “Three Witches Brew”, is an easy raw edge applique pattern.  This pattern doesn’t rely  on Halloween fabrics, but it would look really cute them.  I designed the pattern to use mostly Moda basics, but you can really use anything you have in the scrap bin. The project finishes at 35” x 35”. 
“Haunted Manor”, is the next pattern I would like to show you.  This design was first created a couple years ago as a machine embroidery project.  I didn’t like how it was turning out, so I put it away until this year.  Finally with some several different try’s, I came up with this project.
The pattern is an easy quilt that can be a great way to use up your leftover Halloween scraps.  It is also a great weekend project that finishes at 35” x 29” and a great way to liven up the holiday.  

Giveaway Time
First My Giveaway, you can win a free copy of the “Three Witches Brew” pattern and you have your choice of a paper or a digital copy.
                All you have to do is sign up for our blog email list and comment below.

Be sure to comeback at the end of the blog Hop on October 29th for the  announcement of the winner.

You can also win a $25.00 Gift Certificate from the FatQuarter Shop, during this Blog Hop.  Just sign up below.  If you have never entered a Rafflecopter giveaway, here is a Tutorial by Marian at Seams To Be SEW.  Winner of the $25 Gift Certificate will be announced at Seams To Sew Blog on October 20th. 

October 19 expires October 20 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are Today's Featured Haunts

Thank you for stopping by our blog.  Remember to sign up for the Giveaways and for our blog.  I look forward to hearing all your comment on the patterns. 

Happy Haunting!
Tina 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Blog Hop Starts Today!

The Halloween Blog has Start today. Make sure visit today's blogs, My day will be on Monday.  

Featured Haunts on Friday, October 16


I have been so busy wrapping up projects for Fall Quilt Market.  I have two new patterns ready to be released to the people in the next week or so.  

Our travels to Fall Quilt Market have slightly change.  We now are leaving on Wednesday, October 21st, to drive to Houston. The reasoning for this move to drive to save money and space. We were to the point of not having enough space to pack everything to make the booth look nice. I know it will be a 20 hour drive but my husband and I love a good road trip.  I love Southwest Airlines they make it so easy to cancel your flights and they will hold the refund money for your next flight.  We also will canceled our hotel in the downtown area and are now stay 15 mins away from Downtown, plus now there are more food choices.  In doing this we will save money, Yeah!

Oh if you are going to the Fall Quilt Market come visit me at booth 1445, QuiltWoman.com has setup a nice area for some of us designers to display our quilts.

Well better get busy, I have patterns to print and quilt labels to finish today.  

Tina

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Halloween Haunt Blog Hop Start Soon!

Its hard to believe it is October already!  My first ever Blog Hop Starts in about 9 days, and  I can't wait to get this blog hop started.  



The Halloween Haunts Blog Hop Starts October 16th - Oct 28th. We have 46 bloggers scheduled to join the Halloween fun.

Fat Quarter Shop will be sponsoring this Blog Hop with $25.00 gift Certificates what will be given out each day of this hop.  To enter, you just need to go to the featured sites of the day.  The daily winner will be announced on Seams To Be Sew blog each day. 

On October 19, is my day on the blog and I have a special blog in the works for you all. I will have a Give Away announcement on this day also.

Below is the Full Schedule for Halloween Haunts 2015:



Come and Join in all the Halloween fun starting October 16th.  See you all then!  Also Starting November 16th I will be joining in more Blog Hop fun with the Christmas in MY Heart Blog Hop mark your calendars.
Tina