Wednesday, July 9, 2014

V and Co: lets celebrate summer sale

Color Block Zipper Pouch
Summer has been going by so fast over here, that I fear that the end is almost around the corner…as it actually is starting to look like for us over here with school starting in about a month or so! YIKES! Lets hold on to it a little longer and celebrate summer shall we? I've been meaning to do this for a while so lets just celebrate summer with a store wide sale of 25% off all PDF patterns.  enter CODE: SUMMER at checkout

As I'm getting ready to head out to speak to the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild and as I am planning my talk and class to teach there I am reminded how much I love the sewing community. A couple of weeks ago I got to teach and speak in the Shipshewana, Indiana quilt festival there. And with 30+ buses of quilters coming and going from all over the united states, I was in AWE of this wonderful art we call quilting and sewing. 
confetti quilt pdf pattern
What a wonderful community to be a part of and to get to learn from and teach in.
lucky star quilt pattern

lucky star block
I really love to do what I do, and I would be doing it even if I didn't do it as a job.

kaleidoscope quilt pattern

string block zipper pouch
 This has been a wonderful ride. Of self teaching, then learning from experienced quilters, and going to seminars, and guilds and uniting and rejoicing in this beautiful art of cutting up fabric, just to sew it back up again.
to the point quilt and texture pillow (faux pleat) pattern

baby barn dance quilt

Chelsea Bag pattern
So I hope you are having a wonderful summer with some sewing involved. And if you haven't sewn, I hope its because you have been too busy with family and friends outside enjoying the summer life.
All pdf's are 25% off  Code: SUMMER 
sale ends July 19, 2014 midnight 
Thanks and keep on keeping on. :) 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Guest Post: Jodi of Pleasant Home

Hey everybody!  

I have the honor of sorta kinda hi-jacking V's blog today!  If you don't know who I am, my name is Jodi and I live in Sandy, Oregon.... I blog, design, sew, quilt, and all kinds of stuff, over at Pleasant Home  []   

I've "known" Vanessa since she started blogging. {My heck V it's been 7 years already}  We both started blogging around the same time.

"In the beginning" V's kiddo's were little {amazing what can happen in 7 years}. she blogged mostly about her family and life with her handsome hubby Jake deployed... 

 She blogged about decorating her home... {i think her style has evolved a little over the years - don't you? }

 She was selling handmade's in her Etsy Shop....

And was famous for her stitchery... 

 Over the years I've watched her fun and adorable family grow... 

I've met the in-laws...

And her mom... 

Got to see her handsome hubby come home... 

Learned a few things about cows.... 

Watched her make a name for herself and grow V and Co.....

Hi-Fived her for the leap into Fabric Designing... 

Constantly in awe at her fabulous tutorials and patterns.... 

And all thru this fabulous thing we call blogging!

I finally got to meet her in person at Spring 2013 Quilt Market, here in Oregon! and... it was like.... we'd met before... It was so great! 

It has been so fun getting to know V and her family.... It is friendships like this that make all the years of blogging  {and at times stressing over getting a blog post done}  totally worth it! 

I am blessed to be able to call her a friend..  

AND to top it all off....I got a fun package in the mail several weeks back...full of some of her latest fabric!  COLOR ME HAPPY !!! 

After a series of "unfortunate events" in my life... {how many emergency room trips can a gal make in a few short months?} I finally got to make something with it..
Tah Dah !

I am in love with this quilt!  One of my favorite patterns is a baby quilt pattern I designed called, "This Way and That Way"...  

I did a little math and added some blocks to go from baby size to lap/twin size and I love how it turned out.  

I am in love with V's latest fabric collection.. It's a little modern, a little vintagey and totally fun!  And I think .... if I do say so myself... that it looks really good sewn up in my "This Way and That Way" Pattern... 

You can find the pattern in my Craftsy Store HERE ... 
For extra yardage requirements visit PLEASANT HOME... 

Thanks V for letting me play with your fabric, for letting me hi-jack your blog and for a fun 7 years!  I look forward to the next 7!  
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