Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Getting Ready for the White Barn Market This Weekend

I have been learning a few new patterns lately in preparation for our next day at market. We will be at the White Barn Market in Thorsby, Alberta on Saturday August 26th from 10-4. More information on that and our September event at the bottom of the post.

Here are some of the things I've been making:

Slouch bag shoulder bags. The pattern for these can be found in the book "Sewing to Sell" by Virginia Lindsay.

All of these bags are listed for sale on my Shopify site and on Etsy.


Slouch bag in a birds on branches print with Lizzy House Asterisk accent.


I found this awesome gate ring hardware at Emmaline Bags. It makes life so much nicer for me when making these bags.


Slouch bag in Uppercase fabrics.


Slouch bag in Lizzy House Asterisk fabric with birds on branches accent.


Slouch bag in Felice Regina's Luna Sol fabrics.


Above and below Slouch bags in "Priory Square" fabrics (and a bit of Art Gallery Basics)


I learned a new binder cover pattern also by Virginia Lindsay of Gingercake Patterns. These binder covers are listed on my website and Etsy as well and are made with Tula Pink "Eden" fabrics.





Another new pattern for me was the Crayon Art Folio also by Virginia Lindsay. I made a lot of them! It was quite a sewing marathon!



Outside of a Crayon Art Folio bag.


And the inside.

I think these will be popular with the kids because my daughter loves hers! There's more but this post is getting a bit long. ;)

I hope this market goes well because it's the last one of the summer for me. We were there two weeks ago and it was fantastic! If you're in the area of Thorsby/Edmonton I hope you'll come out and say hi. I got to meet long-time blog follower Ioleen at the last one and she was lovely! It was so nice to meet her. So make sure you let me know who you are if you stop by. :)

Here's the info:






Also, looking ahead to September, we will be at the Etsy Made in Canada event at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. Make sure you get a handbill from me for that event if you come to the White Barn Market.


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Friday, 18 August 2017

Seams To Be Sew Christmas Caroling Row Along Announcement

I was invited to design a row for the Seams To Be Sew Christmas Caroling Row Along this year. Each designer has chosen a carol and designed a row based on that. My carol is "I Saw Three Ships". There are all techniques in this row along including piecing, foundation paper piecing and applique.

Find out all the details at the Seams To Be Sew blog. This is a free event with sponsored giveaways! Each designer will have a PDF download of their row pattern.



The Row Along Starts September 5, 2017 and here is the blog schedule:

Tuesday, September 14, 2017
Barbara Dieges
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
The Quilted Snail
Ms. P. Designs USA
                                                        (sponsored by Just Let Me Quilt)
Tuesday, September 21, 2017
Martina Latimer
                                                     (site will open late next week)
Quilt Fabrication
Patchwork Breeze
Patti’s Patchwork
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
Tuesday, September 23, 2017
Cheryl LaPlante 
                                            (sponsored by Quilt In Piece)
Morning Glory
Pampered Pettit
Fun Threads

Maker's Black Friday at Craftsy and News from Daydreams of Quilts

It's Maker's Black Friday at Craftsy


Craftsy is having a sale and they're calling it Maker's Black Friday because a lot of us makers are gearing up for Christmas gifts and/or sales and are busy making holiday items or are about to be.

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August sale at Craftsy

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  • Starts: FridayAugust 18th at 12:01am MST
  • Ends: SundayAugust 20th at 11:59pm MST
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Now for the News from Daydreams of Quilts! I am releasing my first ebook in less than a month! My book "A Year of Pixel Heart Quilts" is launching on September 15th! I am thrilled! This project is the culmination of months of work and you've been watching it along the way here on my blog! Thank you so much for your support of my work and I look forward to sharing more with you very soon.

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I have purchased all new blog buttons and installed them on my blog so my blog button problem that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago has been fixed as the button images are now hosted here on blogger. I still plan to move my blog but now I do not need to rush! (If you are on mobile and wish to see my pretty new buttons scroll to the bottom and click "view web version".)

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Summer Outdoor Market

Hello! I am popping in today to let you know where you can find us this weekend. Daydreams of Quilts will be at the White Barn Market in Thorsby, Alberta which is a nice little day trip from Edmonton. We will have quilt ladders, fabric bundles and our handmade items. The weather is expected to be beautiful so we hope to see you there if you are in the area!

There will be live music and food trucks as well so it's going to be fun! We have never been there and are looking forward to it.

We have been trying several different in-person sales events this summer and I will have a blog post for you, probably at the end of September, telling you what I have learned from these experiences.


All going well we will be at the August 26th event as well! 

We will be at the Etsy Pop-Up at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton on Sept. 23 and 24, 2017.




How to get there:


A closer map:

I hope you are having a great summer! (Or winter if you are in winter.) Summer is passing to fast for me as always.

Friday, 4 August 2017

30% off Kona Sale!

Hello! Happy August long weekend to my Canadian friends! Whoo-hoo!

Just popping in this morning to let everyone know that my blog sponsor Studio 39 Fabrics is having a 30% off sale on all Kona solids now through Monday. They will ship worldwide so it's a great time to build up your stash of solids at a great price!

Have a great weekend (whether it's a long weekend or not)! :) I hope you get some quilting in!


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Pixel Pumpkin in a Pixel Heart Quilt

Hooray! A finished finish on WIP (work in progress) Wednesday! So it's no longer a WIP! :)

I finished my Pixel Pumpkin in a Pixel Heart Quilt and pattern today. The fabrics for the pumpkin and heart are from my stash and the background fabrics were purchased from Studio 39 Fabrics and Clinton Modern Creative.

This pattern can be found on Daydreams of Quilts.com and Etsy.


This is another quick and easy beginner friendly 52" Pixel Heart Quilt in my year-long series of Pixel Heart Quilts. This one celebrates fall and is a great way to welcome the Autumn Season into your home.


It's a lovely day for quilt photos today!


I backed it with a wideback of Carrie Bloomston's Newsprint fabric purchased from Mad About Patchwork.


I quilted the pumpkin with vertical lines in orange 50 wt. Aurifil thread and the heart with wavy lines in yellow 50 wt. Aurifil thread.


The background is stipple quilted with grey 28wt. Aurifil Thread.

I am so happy to have this quilt and pattern finished today! Thank you for stopping by to see it!


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Friday, 28 July 2017

Daydreams of Quilts Blog Buttons

Hi Everyone. I am popping in today because in the near future there may be some navigation issues on this blog and I wanted to get a post up about it before it happens.

For my Navigation buttons at the top of the blog (Home, About, Shop and Tutorials) as well as the social media buttons on the side bar I host my button images on Photobucket and the images have links attached to take you to the various places on my blog or the web that the button is associated with. If you are on a mobile device you can't see these anyway (which is another problem) unless you choose to view the web version of the blog but for those of you on a laptop or desktop you can see these buttons.



Photobucket announced on July 6th that they will no longer allow "third party hosting" on the images they host unless the person using their service (me in this case) pays them $400 US a year to upgrade their Photobucket account. They have been sending me emails the past couple of weeks that my Photobucket account is going to be restricted. This means that unless I pay $400 then my blog button images will no longer show up here on my blog.

I have been thinking of moving to a self-hosted Wordpress blog for a couple of years and this is the kick in the butt I needed to do that. However, I wasn't really budgeting for this at the moment so it is going to take me a month or two to get the new blog up and running.

In the meantime I am going to put all the affected links in the body of my blog posts so that people visiting can still get around. Feel free to click over and follow me at any of the social media links below. :)

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I will put these links in the body of every post until I get the new, improved and more beautiful blog up and running. You will be the first to know the new blog address! :)