I meant to post this before I left for Stash Bash, but I crammed in a last minute sewing project so I didn't have time! The winner of the Micro Mod FQ bundle and the Green Bee pattern (according Mr. RNG) is
I really get excited when someone I know wins! It's almost like I won.........ALMOST. ha ha! Congrats Jenny! I'll get your fabric in the mail soon! Don't forget about the rest of the sew along:
April 2 - Alexia & Rob Green Bee
April 3 - Kelly at Kelbysews
April 5 - Amanda at the Craft Junky
April 6 - Rachael at Imagine Gnats
April 8 - Heather at alamode
April 10 - Holly at Bijou lovely
April 13 - Alexia, Michelle & Rob Green Bee
April 17 - Faith at Fresh Lemons
April 18 - Katie at Swim Bike Quilt
April 19 - Deborah at Whipstitch
April 20 - Jacey at Jaceycraft
April 22 - Krista at Krista Withers Quilting
April 24 - Jenny at the Southern Institute
April 25 - Amy from sukie don't ya know
April 26 - Jen from Betty Crocker Ass
April 27 - Sara from Sew Sweetness
April 29 - Katy from I'm a Ginger Monkey
April 30 - Amber from One Shabby Chick
May 1 - Alexia & Rob Green Bee GRAND PRIZE
So this weekend I went to Stash Bash! It was held at what could only be described as an empty summer camp, just south of Atlanta.
I packed up all my stuff in some stylin' handmade bags!
I drove down with this sweet lady (Stephanie) who lives just down the road from me!
I even managed to squeeze in time to make this Birdie Sling from the recently released Field Study linen! Thanks to Amanda at Westwood Acres for her lightning fast shipping!!!
Seriously, look at how gorgeous this place was!!!! What's more unbelievable was the food! A former chef from the Ritz Carlton works there part-time and the food was truly stellar! We were all shocked. To be fair, it wasn't necessarily HEALTHY, but it was yummy! :)
Really, this was our view while we worked!
Katie (on L) was a work horse the whole time she was there and the Amanda, Jacey, and Safieh were so much fun to sit next to!!!
Elena was always smiling!
Our little station
Cherie is flexing her awesome triceps for us! :)
Beth from Stash Fabrics was there and we all raided the huge pile of fabric she brought! I got these goodies right away and I *may* have gone back for more!
We also took a field trip to Scarlet Thread (a local quilt shop)
They had a cool display of paint stir things hanging from the ceiling!
Amylouwho is sexy at the cutting table!
Neato pearl cotton display!
We even got swag bags! Amanda Hall donated this screen printed pouch kit which I immediately whipped up into an adorable pouch!
She even took hours out of her own sewing time to show us all how to screen print and let us raid her supplies and screens to make our own! I printed these arrows and I printed some Harry Potter glasses onto a tote bag! It was so fun and I can't thank Amanda enough for being so generous with her time and supplies! She was a fabulous teacher!
While my sweet friend, Elena, used my BabyLock (we have the same machine and she was flying so I told her she could use mine and I'd bring other projects), I managed to baste this monster:
I'm going to attempt to hand quilt it. Wish me luck!
I whipped up this linen picnic quilt top while I was there too! Again, using the Field Study linen. This line is cooky and fun, I love it! I plan to hand-tie this quilt--a first for me! I really love Anna Maria Horner's prints in a simple patchwork style like this. They're just so pretty and unique!
I'm also working on a custom quilt for Kelle Boyd (Ann Kelle). This is 1 of 6 styles of blocks I'll be making. The cutting is a nightmare, but I think the sewing will go really quickly! I may even get motivated and write up the pattern.
Can't wait for Stash Bash 2014!!!