Scrap Pack Winner

Before I announce the winner, I just want to say thank you. Thank you. Your huge response to the giveaway and many, many kind words blew me away. I am incredibly thankful to be surrounded by such a caring and thoughtful community of quilters and sewers. You guys rock. I also cannot wait to finish my last week of classes, so I can experiment with the new colors you all suggested. I'm definitely going to be printing up some navy, poppy, and berry! Great suggestions; I'm so pumped.

And the winner is: Laura.


Laura, I will be emailing you for your address, so I can send this citron and mint scrappy bundle headed your way. To the rest, I wish you all wonderful weeks. Stay tuned for the new colorways coming soon!

Scrap Pack Giveaway

When Amy at 13 Spools approached me about being a part of her Up & Coming Designer Program this year, I was beyond honored. She introduced me over at Craft Buds about two weeks ago, and today she is talking about one of my new fabrics designs: Pistachios. If you've arrived at my website from her post, welcome! Stay a while. Click through the archives or scroll down the blog roll. If you started here, hop over to Amy's blog to read her review of the dark grey pistachios. And lastly, what you've all been waiting for, the giveaway!

I am giving away a scrap pack full to bursting with different prints and test prints in mint and citron, some that are available in my shop and some that are not! Plus, it includes a piece of the famous dark grey pistachios that caught Amy's eye. This special limited edition bundle is perfect for a myriad of things from English-paper piecing projects and scrappy quilt blocks to mini wall quilts and strands of quilty bunting. It's 50+ grams of hand-printed goodness and could be flying to you next week.

Just answer one or both of the questions below or let me know how you follow me, then enter the Raffelcopter giveaway. (Note: if you don't enter the Rafflecopter giveaway to tell me you commented, you won't be entered. Don't accidentally miss out!) The giveaway is open until midnight EST Sunday, April 19. I will announce the winner on Monday morning. Good luck!

NOW CLOSED Thank you to all who entered and left such lovely comments and ideas.

1) What is your favorite fabric from the Lovely and Enough Etsy Shop or elsewhere on the blog?

2) What is your favorite colorway of those available or what would you love to see?

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We Have a Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered! I cherish your continuing conversation through my blog and Instagram. Your suggestions and encouragement mean the world to me, so thank you!

And the winner is: Shaunie W. Congratulations, Shaunie! You have won an exciting $25 Gift Certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop to purchase whatever your heart desires. From notions to precuts to yardage to patterns, they have you covered. You'll get an email sometime this week or next with instructions to redeem your store credit. Enjoy!

Layers of Charm Quilt

I have been itching to share this quilt with you all since I started working on it, and the day has finally arrived!! Yay! From picking fabrics, to piecing, to binding, to photographing (and now to snuggling), it's been my favorite quilt to finish this winter. The pattern is beyond simple, and the results are stunning! It is striking in its minimalist simplicity and can be easily whipped up in one afternoon (the top, that is; I am not a wicked fast quilter yet, so that took me another day).

Without further ado, I introduce to you: Layers of Charm.

All that's needed is one layer cake and one charm pack with some binding and backing fabric. No cutting required. How much does that rock? Not to mention piecing is crazy simple, just place your charms in the corner of your layer cake squares and sew diagonally across the smaller square. There's even a YouTube tutorial. Before I start sounding like a cheesy commercial, I will say that I was a tad skeptical when the instructions told me to press my seams open. I've said it before and I'll say it again, "Why expose your fingers to the steaming nostrils of your iron?" Not to mention, you end up with a weaker quilt because of it.

Now this I don't like to say quite as often but, I was wrong. When you press your seams open, you can pin through the centers of the seams in order to match them, and you get sexy corners every single time. (Except twice, but on the second try they were sexy, so that's what counts.) I've never had so many corners match up so effortlessly. I admit that I was a little nervous about some of my corners pulling apart what with my minimal quilting and all, so I hand-tacked little white x's across ten of the joints before calling it a night and leaving the rest to stand the test of time.

The entire set of fabric choices was inspired by The Coziest Quilt by Rad and Happy. Her minimal white and black with flannel really called to me. I cannot take any credit for my fabric pairings.

Nor can I take credit for the pattern! It is the Fat Quarter Shop's newest Shortcut Quilt made entirely from precuts, and you can find it for free on their website along with a bunch more examples of the quilt made in prints.

And because they are so friendly and wonderful over there, they are letting me give away a $25 gift card to purchase whatever your heart desires from their vast offerings. Just check out the entry options at the very bottom of the post! The giveaway closes at midnight EST on Sunday, February 15th, and I will announce the winner here next Monday.

 Giveaway Closed.

I have since made this quilt again but with a black and white flannel.

Check out the monochromatic Layers of Charm quilt here.