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Panic At the Disco

Good Morning!

A couple of months ago I was on Facebook and i saw this picture:

geo patchwork

This quilt is from Urban Outfitters and is super expensive.  It is currently unavailable.  Just the same, I saved the image and decided I wanted to make a quilt.  In December, I went with a friend to Spool and got a 18 fat quarter Shot Cotton bundle.  On the way home, I decided this bundle would be used to create a quilt from my inspiration above.  I then cut all my fat quarters to 6 inch squares and  to draw my quilt top layout.IMG_0496

I then, made the center block.  I made just enough half square triangle units to make the center star.  I put it together and saw some wonky-ness…so I took it apart and trimmed each HST unit to a 5 inch square.  After I put the trimmed blocks together it looked so much better that I trimmed 100 more block down.  To put the quilt together, I used my layout, design wall and time to get it just right.  Here are the results: IMG_0675 IMG_0676 IMG_0678

I may still add a border but for now the top is done!  Last night I was telling my husband what i really liked about the quilt was the chaos around the star.  It makes me think about how I can only control myself and not everything around me.  With that said, I have named this quilt Panic at the Disco, which is a saying my husband and I use in our Special Education classrooms.  Here is an example:

Me:  How was your day at work?

Him:  Panic at the Disco but  I’m good.

Our students can often need so much from us and in the midst of the daily action all you can really do is control yourself and your reactions.  I think that is what makes you a great teacher is your reaction!

I hope you enjoyed my quilt story :0)  Don’t forget to enter my giveaway  as I celebrate my 10th post and  my 1st year in blogging!  Enter here.

Until next time, Sew Pretty!



Sharing the Love Give-A-Way

Hey guys!

I have been super busy this past week working on a few projects that I will be sharing soon.

Now on to the giveaway.  I have convinced my Mother to blog!  She is really starting to get into blogging and I thought it would be great to get some of you guys to check her out!  With that said, I came up with ….drum roll please….


Here are the rules.  Visit my Mom’s blog!  That all!  Each item below counts as an entry.  If you, visit, comment and follow you get three entries!  How cool is that ;0)

1.  Visit my Mom’s blog The Wonder of Yarrow House

2.  Comment on a Blog Post.  This post would be my favorite.

3.  Follow her blog.

Once, you are done, come back here and comment your entries.  Here is what  you have a chance to win:


These three pretty fat quarters are from Westminster Fabrics.  The collection is called Pirouette.  Arn’t they adorable?  Giveaway closes on Friday.  Winner will be announced on Sunday.

Until Next time, Sew Pretty!



Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day


Hey Guys!

I have decided to jump into the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!   If you are new here, let me first say welcome!  My name is Kerrie and I have been blogging here since December.  I like to share about my current projects, my ever-growing fabric stash, tutorial that I try and the books I am reading.  I blog often for the most part and hope you take some time to look around my little blog.  I love comments and try to reply to each comment (as you will see below).  I also post about tutorials I try…here they are called Tutorial Trials!  Check them out!  I would love your feedback!  Here are some of my latest creations:


Today I will be giving away a fat quarter bundle from Liberty of London!  I know breath!  I really love this collection and have the full collection of their quilting weight fabric Stile.


This giveaway will be open until May 10th at 5pm.  I will ship internationally!  I will pick a winner on Friday using Mr. Random.  Hopefully he will get your number ;0)

You have four submission to this giveaway:

Submission 1:  Post in the comment box below, tell me what you like to read on blogs.

Submission 2:  Follow my blog!  Just comment, “I Follow!”

Submission 3:  Follow me on Facebook!  Just comment, “I follow on Facebook”

Submission 4:  Follow me on Instagram!  Just comment, “I follow you on Instagram”

Please make sure you include your email address so I can contact you!  I am so excited! Giveaway  day is so fun!

Until next time, Sew Pretty!



Tutorial Trial Thursday & A Thank You Giveaway

The Finished Product!

My Cathedral WIndow Pin Cushion

Updated on 02/04/13 

Winner of Giveaway is One English Teacher! Congratulation!


Hey Guys!

Well, I am back with a new tutorial!  Today I put on trial the Cathedral Window Pin Cushion by Kim from My Go-Go Life.  You should really check out her blog!  Full of color and projects, I absolutely love it!

Let me first tell you about my tutorial experience.

  • How long did it take?  It took me about an hour to complete.
  • Was it easy to follow? The tutorial was easy to follow because it had a bunch of pictures to follow along with.
  • Do you have any tips?  I would suggest you take make sure you pin down the scraps before your turn down.  I was not careful and left my corner uncovered, so I had to find my seam ripper. ;0/
  • Would you make it again?  Of course, and guess what?  I will make one for one of my lucky readers. Just comment for one entry! Follow me for another entry! (put “I Follow” as a comment for it to count) Send a friend over too! 

I decided to give away one of these wonderful pin cushions as a thank you for everyone that keeps encouraging me!  Plus, it’s fun putting things in the mail!  Good Luck!  You need to comment by Sunday at 7pm.  Then I will do a drawing!

Here are the pictures of the “Process.”  Enjoy the eye candy.

Cathedral Window


I used Pins to base mine.  It worked much better that way for me.

I used Pins to base mine. It worked much better that way for me.

Here is what I was talking about.  It was better when I pinned down my scrap.

Here is what I was talking about. It was better when I pinned down my scrap.


Is used my scraps to piece together the back.  I really like it!

Is used my scraps to piece together the back. I really like it!

Finished!  The button makes it extra special!

Finished! The button makes it extra special!

Okay, now don’t forget to comment!  Once again thanks for all the support.  Blogging has really been great for me so far on this tiny, tiny blog.  It is really great having fun with you!

If you are visiting from Crazy Mom Quilts, welcome!  Leave a comment you could win too! ;0)  Until next time, Sew Pretty!


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