Monday, April 23, 2018

April Quilty Box Gift-Away!

Good Monday Morning, everyone!

I’ve arrived back home in North Carolina to find a WONDERFUL Quilty Box patiently waiting for me – it was the first thing I opened up this morning.

While I play catch up after 10 days on the road, I thought we’d jump right in and offer this little goodie up for grabs – sound like a good idea?

Upon opening this box I was so excited to see the NEW color for the Olfa Splash rotary cutter – FLAMING HOT PINK!  YAY!

I love this rotary cutter with its quick-change blade..and now the pink one can join my purple and aqua ones to suit my mood.  It goes hand in hand with the Olfa frosted rulers I love so much (available in the Quiltville Store) as there are no yellow lines, no green bubbles, no huge black and white circles to obscure my view, and the non glare surface makes reading the numbers and lines even better on any fabric.


Oh my goodness!  I need to dig right in!


8 gorgeous fat quarters of Foundation fabric by Shayla Wolf  for Windham Fabrics.


The whole line – oh the colors!


Shayla Wolf!

Shayla is the talented illustrator and designer who forms half of the duo known as Sassafras Lane Designs, known for their unique modern quilts, blocks of the month, and bag patterns inspired by everything from nature to architecture and animals to people.

Her popular bag patterns are each named for beloved family members, friends and pets and her colorful quilt patterns feature street names – some famous, some made up.

All of Shayla’s patterns are so beautiful and clearly photographed that they read like easy-to-follow recipes. 


Pattern Included!

Included in the Bundles of Inspiration magazine is the  pattern for Pop Art, a fun Drunkard’s Path variation quilt using the Foundation fat quarters in this month’s Quilty Box, along with a spool of Aurifil thread.
Some highlights to keep in mind:
  • Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box of fun quilting supplies. We offer plans from $44-48/mo.
  • 5% of the profits of multi-month subscriptions are donated to Quilts for Kids - a non-profit which donates quilts for children in need
  • Each month we have 4 or more products (fabric, patterns, thread, or notions)
  • Our retail value of the products in the box is always more than $60
  • May's Quilty Box Featured Artist will be Violet Craft 

The next Quilty Box will ship around May 11th. Subscribers will need to purchase before May 10th to receive this shipment.

We will be using the hashtags #QuiltyBox and #GetQuilty

Your support is appreciated. If you have any questions or comments don't hesitate to contact me.

Get Quilty!
Patrick Claytor, CEO

Who’s ready to throw their name in the hat for this awesome bundle?
Drawing to happen Friday evening, April 27th!


Stitching my way home from LAX yesterday -

Hexie border #4 is getting there.  I’m going to lay it out today and figure out how many more rosettes are needed.  I also started Game of Thrones as an audio book.

Sometimes I find it hard to get in to fantasy type or sci-fi story lines when I can't remember who is who and all of the names of people and places are strange. Who is who?  I’m up to about chapter 5 and I’m still lost.  This is why I never did well with Lord of the Rings as a book either! LOL!

A couple of good movies were also watched.  If you have a chance to catch BREATHE, do it!  It stars Clair Foy who plays Queen Elizabeth in Netflix’s The Crown.  LOVED this movie.  

I also started into The Time of Their Lives, and LOVED it – and due to landing missed the last 15 minutes.  I fly to Seattle in a couple of weeks and will catch it then.

Click the titles above - they are linked to the youtube trailers so you can see more.


Leaving Los Angeles!

There is much to do – and I better get to it.  It feels so good to be home.


Quiltville Quote of the Day!

Lone Star quilt found in Illinois.

Something to consider for the new week ahead.

Happy Monday, everyone!


  1. I get so tired "travelling" with you, but I sure love to be with you on the road!
    Thank you for the chance to win!! Have a wonderful week, Bonnie!

  2. I've taken to keeping a post-it sheet on a page of whatever current mystery I'm reading, so I can jot down character names and occupations as I come across them. I'm tired of getting half-way through a novel and wondering, "Who is this guy, again?" and having to start all over from the beginning!

  3. Enjoy your time at home...;-)

  4. Love the Quilty Box. I would so make some of the fruit blocks that are on their website! Great getting to know a new quilter.

  5. I am with you Bonnie, never could do the Hobbit series, too many characters and I DO NOT do well with mythical made up names. Tried the Outlander series on audio book, but they went too slow and never seemed to get anywhere; After the 3rd disc, gave up!

    1. Try watching the Outlander series,brings the characters to life!

  6. Glad you can be home a little while. Thanks for the quilty box offer!

  7. Great colors in this box...just what I need! Razzemtaz@aol.com

  8. Thanks a delicious fabric rainbow! It's nice to be back home after a long road trip :)

  9. Oh great colours in there!

  10. I listened to all the game of thrones books as audio books from my public library. It was easier to listen and hear the names for me than trying to pronounce bizarre spellings. The challenge became finishing the books in the checkout time because the later books are very long! I do lots of audio books while sewing!

  11. Such a lovely assortment of fabrics, thanks for the quilty box offer.

  12. I enjoy the assortment of colors. I wish I could afford the quilty box on a monthly basis. I am slowly upgrading my rulers based on what you are teaching.

  13. Oh, I love the designs in all of the fabrics and such lovely colors!

  14. Love the fabrics and colors.

  15. Saw that movie and it was good! Will have to look into the other one you watched...you have had good recommendations in the past! Good luck catching up and enjoy being home!

  16. Beautiful eye-catching colors. The pattern is cute, too.

  17. Fun stuff in the quilt box this month. I know you're happy to be home for a few days.

  18. I agree with cbott. I have found it easier it I keep a list of who is who when reading books with more than 5 charactors, especially in mysteries then use it as my bookmarker. Some have recc. you watch Outlander. Showtime did a great job trying to condence her novels but since I read each novel as they were printed, all I can say for everyone--Please read or listen to the unabridged books! They contain a lot more detail. Like the Harry Potter series. You need to hear the original in your head. Glad you get to see Your family, I'm sure they missed you. :)

  19. Wonderful Quilty Box! I love Sassafras Lane Designs! I am currently sewing down the binding on Empire Place and have bought the pattern for Cadence Court. It is too funny that when. I saw the picture for the complete line of colors my first thought was, that would be perfect for Cadence! Duh, makes sense that it was Shayla's!
    Have you watched the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? It was very fun. And, we recently watched the new Lost in Space, it is different than the original, but very good.
    Have a wonderful day!

  20. I'm a big Game of Thrones fan, but just like you said, it is sooooooo hard to keep the characters straight. I had a reference chart/family tree I printed off to help me out! =P


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