Home Sewing Book and patterns by Sweetwater

Sew Your Home…A Giveaway!

Home Sewing Book and patterns by Sweetwater

What’s New? The biggest thing for me right now is starting college classes…I am studying art with the hope of improving my skills as a designer. The idea of going back to college at my age is really daunting, especially now that I have two kids and I’m in charge of a household. The past week I have spent frantically (in a good way) working to finish up outside project commitments and “clear my plate” in preparation for dedicating my time to my classes. It has felt wonderful to drop huge loads of stuff at Goodwill and finish a quilt top and send it off for quilting (another pretty one for Quilt Now!).

Home Sewing Book and patterns by Sweetwater

It’s funny, as I set out to de-clutter my mind, I found myself very motivated to also de-clutter my home (anyone who knows me would agree I am not much of a housekeeper, so when the urge hits, it hits big!).

I can now see the floors of my kids’ closets, and my sewing room has a bit of breathing room as I put away fabric and things I am not currently using. Isn’t it amazing how stuff piles up…I am not the best at putting project materials away when I finish…

It feels like a fresh new start, and that includes quilting! I am getting back to work on my Aviatrix Medallion and plan to push myself to work on some other unfinished quilts and bits, too.

Home Sewing Book and patterns by Sweetwater

I have a few non-quilting projects that I cannot wait to get to, and that brings me to the giveaway. I have an extra copy of the book, “Simple Home” that I want to share with one of you readers. The book is by the ladies of Sweetwater, whose fabrics I absolutely adore. They design for Moda Fabrics and their style is just cute…lots of basic prints with stripes and dots, and liberal use of text and numbers. This book contains 35 projects for the home. There are some really cute quilts, but also other sewn items for every room: table linens, lampshade cover, journal and book covers, a calendar and lots more.

In the coming months, I really want to make new valances for my kids’ bedroom windows. The ones I made when they were babies aren’t quite right anymore. I also bought some really cute bicycle fabric to make big pillow covers for their playroom…boys don’t need much more than some big pillows to throw at each other! I also want to try some bags…those will take more courage, so stay tuned for that adventure.

If you are in the mood to Sew Your Home and are interested in this fun book of patterns, just leave a comment. Tell me what’s new and next for you! I will pick a winner on Sunday.

Wish me luck this week,


66 thoughts on “Sew Your Home…A Giveaway!

  1. Jen B says:

    Good luck w/school it sound exciting! Just finished a charity project for my traditional guild, I impressed myself, finished it on Sunday and it’s not due until Thursday. Next up is a challenge for my modern guild.

  2. Kathy E. says:

    Next up for me in 2015 is trying to use up more of my fabric “collection’ before buying any more. I have plans on making a table runner for each holiday, so I can have one ready to go as each event comes around. I’d like to use a variety of quilt blocks and learn something new at the same time.

  3. Andrea Thomas says:

    I’m going to try and make them three kings quilt for Christmas and maybe a few more new patterns.

  4. Kathy Davis says:

    I recently made a small Poof Pillow for my granddaughter’s room out of left over curtain fabric.

  5. Signe says:

    Hi! The next for me is learning how to play with the sewingmachine, I cant wait! I love looking at fabric online, I can do it for houres, since I live far away from any craftstore!

  6. Elizabeth Johnson says:

    You are a step ahead of me in cleaning but at least I have started! You priorities are right I wish you well in school! I would love to read Sweetwaters book I think they are wonderful! I can’t wait for there new lines to come out!

  7. Sarah J. says:

    I have 3 quilts on my to-do list! I’m also making 2 overly complicated (why do I do that!?) doll quilts for twins turning 1 (like they will care if it’s fussy piecing or simple piecing!)– oh the things that happen when I have too many ideas! Good luck with school- I love school and think it’s fun (and hard work, of course) at any age!

  8. Mara says:

    Good Luck in School, have fun, I love learning! I need to make a plan ol’ curtain for my kids room, I have had the fabric for 2 years and still haven’t made it, better get started before they get to big.

  9. Veronika says:

    I am re-starting school- ish too! It’s only one online class, but still it’s a big deal for me- especially with two little kids!! Good luck to both of us 🙂

  10. Diana C says:

    what a great book! My adventure is called Sew for your daughter’s dorm room – and that would sure help make her new home away from home adorable. Enjoy your time in school and cut yourself some slack at home to maintain balance. Love your blog 🙂

  11. Sharon says:

    I have a few craft projects to wrap up, and then I have to clean up and declutter, too. I have a pile of cut out quilts waiting for me, but I need to wrap up the other projects first. Bummer! Good luck at school!

  12. Kim S says:

    Going back to school to learn design work is new and kind of scary.

  13. Delaine says:

    Wow – you sound busy! Next up for me is to finish 4 pillow covers for my living room. Thanks!

  14. Jeneta@PlumJam says:

    What’s new for me? I’m trying my hand at block designing. We’ll see how it goes!

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