{a little PAINT party + a BIG giveaway!!}


Ohhhhhh I am feeling the spring here in Houston!! So much so that I've been spring cleaning and sewing up a storm. You know how you feel when you start organizing things and cleaning out unwanted messes and just get things all ready to start a bunch of new projects? That was me the last month!!

Today, I get to reveal another fun project I finished up at the end of March! Yay!!

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Beautiful Carrie Bloomston of Such Designs has a new gorgeous fabric collection coming out in July called Paint!!! She has grabbed a few of us to help show off her stunning new line!! And you know I was excited to use this line…

Last year, Carrie's line, Collage, was an instant hit in the quilting world, and I had the privilege to work with it!! (See this post here all about that!) And one of the things that really inspired me while pattern-testing her Watercolor Quilt pattern was Carrie's free spirited design. 

So, this year, after seeing her fabrics, I kept thinking of seasons. I drew out some fun art quilt designs and summer kept speaking to me!! But how would I depict summer??

Ohhhh the tire swing!! Pure, unadulterated, wild, and free fun!! That is summer to me!


I used raw edged applique to create this fun quilt, just as Carrie did with her Watercolor Quilt! 

My darling friend and local long-arm quilter, Pam "Quiltaholic" Biswas quilted this fun quilt for me. 



She did some awesome tree bark quilting and leaf detail…so wonderful!! 





Such fun flowers printed on Carrie's fabric!! I cut a few of them on and appliqued them onto the scene…perfect for Houston summers…


and that tire swing…sigh!!!


This text fabric is definitely my favorite of all of her fabrics. And it comes in several different colors in this line! swoon!!


Ohhhhh all of that crinkly goodness!!

Here's the fun deal:

I will have instructions for making this quilt on May 1st on the blog! Want to make sure you don't miss it? Sign up for my newsletter right here!!

But wait! That's not all! Windham and Carrie have given me a charm pack of Paint just for you! Just comment on this post and you'll be entered to win!!!

But wait again!! That's not all again!!

I just happened to have some patterns of Carrie's to give away, too!! 

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AND if you sign up (or are already signed up) for my newsletter, you can have a separate entry! (Make sure you make a separate comment "I'm signed up for your newsletter, Sally! yay!" for your extra entry!!)

Lots of fun prizes and charm packs! Be sure to see all of the blogs on this fun Paint blog party!!

April 9 April Rhodes
April 10 Sally Keller  (ME!!) + Julie Goldin  
April 11 Shea Henderson
April 12 Ramona Burke + Jenny Kelly
April 13 Sam Hunter A Vintage Fairytale (Staci Barrett)
April 14 Rachael Gander + Erica Sage
April 15 Karen LePage + Tia Curtis
April 16 Shelly Figueroa + Fabrications2b (Bonnie Bobman)

You have until April 17th to comment!! Yay!!!

and thanks for partying with me today!! 



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