Friday, January 30, 2015

TRADITION with a TWIST

QUILTERS NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE.
you know the name
you have probably subscribed for years
but
do you ever look for the special issue magazines
that this great team
puts out during various times of the year?

there is a great special issue on news stands now
TRADITION WITH A TWIST
beyond the reef Post and Beam
has written a great introduction
and many of her quilts are featured

there are twenty one projects all in one place
and I am pleased to announce that one of the quilts
Post and Beam
was designed and made by me
and quilted by
Post and Beam quilt by Natalie Barnes
honestly.
what a great idea it is to look at tradition
with a fresh new perspective
I really enjoyed creating this shifty little log cabin type modern!!

two of the projects in the magazine have kits available to purchase
Piece of Cake and Just a Taste
 BUT
has made this lovely bundle available for a giveaway!!

just leave a comment
and let me know whether you would rather live in a
log cabin
or
a mid century modern post and beam home
and why

you know how much we all enjoy reading your comments
please become a follower of the blog
and your email addy will show up for me
or leave your email in your comment if you wouldn't mind
because
you know, I reply to each and every comment!!!

be.do.create
natalie.




Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Thank you Rose Hughes
for the fun book blog tour

the random number generator
chose
so it will be the grand story of a gift exchange
that we will remember most!
thank you for sharing such a lovely story with us
wpbmommy1




on another note
I am attending

this week - Thursday through Sunday

please come shop with us
we have a new booth location

BOOTH 312/314

we have lots of new goodies for you!
Carolyn Friedlander
Alison Glass
and 
more!!

the book quilts will be on display, also
so please
come to the show and have some fun!

HappiestDays.

natalie.
be.do.create

 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Fast-Piece Applique book giveaway - Rose Hughes

Rose Hughes.


if you are lucky enough to have taken one of her classes
or seen any of her exhibited work

you will understand what I mean
when I say that I am thankful to be able to call her
f r i e n d 


what a great time it is to go fabric shopping with rose
or to sketch on paper napkins over breakfast

don't get me started about getting anywhere near
beads
or
yarn

yes, I am a very lucky girl.


 it was difficult to share only a few projects from the book
you all knew this one below would be one of my favorites
 one of the great things that Rose has done
for this book blog tour
is to design a series of blocks
based upon four letter words that her fans suggested

and then she let each of us select our own word from that list

Fast-Piece Applique by Rose Hughes
**addendum:  pattern is available now!

by leaving a comment below
you will be entered in a drawing to win an e-book
from Martingale/TPP
and a pattern for this block
from Rose Hughes!

just leave me a note telling me one
soul-filled
story

something you've experienced
during the December holidays, or the New Year celebration
you know
some random act of kindness
or something that touched
your
soul

and on January 20
the random number generator will select a winner
from the comments

remember, tho, you have all of these other blogs to visit
to visit
to enjoy



Jan 5th-  KISS-- Victoria Findlay Wolfe
http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com

Jan 6th - SOUL-- Natalie Barnes
http://beyondthereefpatterns.blogspot.com

Jan 7th - SEXY --Maddie Kertay
http://www.badassquilterssociety.com

Jan 8th - SWAK-- Teri Lucas-Generation Q
http://generationqmagazine.com
Jan 9th - LEAP-- Mandy Leins
http://mandalei.com
Jan 12th- LUST-- Megan Dougherty
http://thebitchystitcher.blogspot.com
Jan 13th - HUGS-- Jenny Wilding Cardon
http://blog.shopmartingale.com/
Jan 14th - FIRE-- Sam Hunter
http://huntersdesignstudio.com
Jan 15th - SING -- Rachel Biel-TAFA
http://tafalist.com/blog/
Jan 16th -- Rose Hughes
http://rosehughes.blogspot.com


thank you, Rose.... 
for always giving more than expected....
(awindydayinsaltlakecity+quiltmarket)

be.do.create
natalie



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

t h a n k s g i v i n g t h o u g h t s

t h a n k s g i v i n g

we are all a mix of
friends family culture history

we are a scrap bag of goodness


and our blessings come in the same manner

during this holiday week
let's take a breath

be thankful and grateful and thoughtful
this thanksgiving

take a moment and leave a note of thanks, something you are grateful for
not for a giveaway
not for any reason other than
to give that notion "flight"

I am thankful for all of you!
because of all of you, I can do what it is that I do!!
I am grateful for that...

be.do.create
natalie


(photo:  aunt Laura's lamp, my mother's vase, shells from a friend, orchid from a neighbor, candlesticks from my aunt, my mother, and me, painting found along the way, dishes from a friend)



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

...a busy year!

s u r p r i s e

it has been a busy year

while I really wanted to have a big reveal at
Fall Quilt Market


beat me to it


it's true!

and I am just over the moon
believed enough
in my ideas to allow me to 
write my very own book

but there's a twist


do you see it?
look again
yaaaaay
it's true
agreed to be a part of the book
and I think you're really going to appreciate what she has to say
too

while the book won't be shipping until 
FEBRUARY 2015

I just wanted to let you know
what I have been doing this last year

and if you are a wholesaler, and you are attending Fall Market
A    M O D E R N   T W I S T
will be a part of the
Author Hop
and you will have a "preview peek" at the actual book

want to know about the projects?
want to know about the book?
want to see that cover?
stay tuned....

for now, I just had to give a little squeal of delight
and while the book won't be available until next year
if you leave a comment
about what 
YOU 
have been doing for the last year
we'll have the random number generator
select one comment
for a copy of the book
and send it to you at the beginning of next year

so....
what have YOU been up to?

be.do.create.
natalie.




Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fun-Size Quilts! Giveaway

it's a proud moment
to be included in such fast company
Pippa Eccles Armbrester, Jeni Baker, Natalie Barnes, Melissa Corry, Elizabeth Dackson, Victoria L. Eapen, Debbie Grifka, Julie Herman, Emily Herrick, Kimberly Jolly, Thomas Knauer, Cheri Leffler, Missy Shepler, Rebecca Silbaugh, Jocelyn Ueng, Heather Valentine, and Jackie White

I have a quilt design featured in the new book by
Martingale
Fun-Size Quilts!

after completing this fun quilt using
batiks

I thought I would make a different version
using
linens and neutrals
and hand quilt the project


it's nice to have a little hand quilting to pick up every so often
and these Fun-Size Quilts! are the perfect achievable project size for some hand quilting

Martingale
is going to give away sixteen eBook copies of the book
so head on over to their site for more blog links

leave a comment here
for a chance to win an eBook

just tell us all the smallest 'fun size' quilt 
you have ever made
and the story behind that quilt
 here is one of the Jaybird Quilts designs
in the book
and you probably recognize these little guys, right?

it goes without saying
but I will anyway
gosh, I am so proud!!!

and
thank you
Martingale
for the great giveaway

(winners will be announced
Wednesday 30 July)

be.do.create

natalie.






Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July - Giveaway and Shop Discount!

IT'S THE LAST POST!

it has been a great weekend
eating bbq and enjoying friends

celebrating independence

lots of yardage is on
SALE
and if you have been following along, there is an additional discount!


today's post, tho, is about doing something different
stepping out of your comfort zone

having a great time
this weekend

for me, this past few years, I have ventured out
I have become a Martingale Author
I'm so proud!

One of the books is
KITCHEN STITCHES

and this is a bundle of fabrics used in one of the projects

tell us all by leaving a comment and your email
what you have done
how you have stepped out
of your comfort zone this last year
for a chance to win the fabric
AND THE BOOK!


and please - tell a friend about the shop site
we'd love to have you give us a try....

HappiestDays
Natalie.

be.do.create


yes, it's a BIG DISCOUNT!!!!!!!
50percentoff

is the special code to enter
after shopping our already discounted fabrics

hope you'll shop with us today!