Thursday, June 30, 2016

Better At The Lake - Henry Glass Fabrics Desire to Inspire Challenge



It's HERE!! The day you get to see all that I did since the June 9 post which is when I received the fabrics!  You can motorboat on over right now to the Henry Glass Fabrics blog, and read about me and see all my projects in detail, or you can read through this short teaser and then jetski on over, wink!

Here was what I received:

and here is a peek at almost all the projects all together taken yesterday down at the beach:
Lap quilt, coffee koozies, lighthouse pillow, coasters, this one with a sandpiper on it, drawstring backpack
The quilt flag was missing from that photo, but that's because MacGyver was MacGyver-ing up a quilt flag holder from a shepherd's hook plant pot holder for it:

What is on the back of this quilt flag?  (which, I may add, could double as a table centre)

One more quilt is in the works, at the almost-a-flimsy stage as I type! You can see it on their blog...

So paddle on over to Henry Glass Fabrics' blog and see the post of all the projects!  There is a sweet little giveaway there too I might add, and I will ship internationally!

I had SUCH FUN and this challenge really pushed me to thinking of projects to show off this rich colours fabric line.  Thank you so much to Henry Glass Fabrics for the fabric and the challenge!  If you would like your chance to show them your sewing stuff, follow their blog, (they'll be announcing the July challenge tomorrow I would imagine), their fabric company website, sign up for email notifications as I did, and toss your rotary cutter into the ring!

Now, I have a certain house to clean, some actual meals to cook for my MacGyver, some blogs to visit....and lots more sewing to be done!

I will be linking up with:
Sew Fresh Quilts
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Crazy Mom Quilts
TGIFF at Celtic Thistle Stitches
Cooking Up Quilts



33 comments:

  1. ALL of your projects are just awesome, Sandra!! Seriously makes me want to go out and buy some of the fabric for myself!! LOVE the final project you have in the works!! If it needs a home. . . I can think of one where it will be loved ;) haha

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  2. Just came from the Henry Glass Fabric's page. Sandra you hit it completely out of the park! You took their challenge and you RAN with it. I know you have worked like a mad woman all month designing and sewing. Congrats on a successful reveal of your projects! I just want to know how much you paid the seagull and geese to pose for your pictures :)

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  3. Wow, Henry Glass Fabrics certainly picked the right person to showcase their collection. Your projects are fantastic! Congratulations!

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  4. The quilt flag is a stunning statement. Love the geese - whatever goes up must come down. May I be completely honest?
    In my opinion, the fabrics are good, but not great. Sorry, they do not excite me. If I had to work with these fabrics I'd be lackadaisical. Therefore, how you came up with not one but several fabulous designs is extraordinary. They should hire you to make insipid fabric lines look great (thanks to your magic) leading to a sellout!!! Now, go get some rest. There is takeout and all blogs will still be here on Sunday. Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  5. Every fabric has been sewn and quilted to show it off so well, My pick, the Mariner's Compass flag, but the flag holder must surely be second, by a short thread or two. I need one of those down here. Loved your words on the Henry Glass page, and superb photos there.

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  6. My, oh my, Sandra, you have been a stitching machine! I'll bet there was hardly time to squeeze in a hot flash! Each project is beautiful and I'm sure you enjoyed the challenge of creating unique pieces. I especially like your garden flag. One tip, if you intend on keeping it hung outside, is to protect it with waterproofing spray. It can be found in the camping section at Walmart or Target.

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  7. Your projects are fabulous. I love the creative ways you used your fabric. The challenge is such a fun way to stretch your creativity. I know that when I did it everything else was set aside. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. With all that sewing going on when did you come up for air or sleep for that matter? I think my favourite is the lighthouse pillow. Although all your projects are fantastic.

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  9. Wow I just love what you have created - and so quickly too!! I have just headed over to the HG blog and read their post - lovely to learn more about you. The place you live looks and sounds really special 🙂

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  10. Wow, Sandra, you have been really busy! I hope you had a great time getting to share these projects. For some reason Bloglovin is serving up my content nice and cold, err 24 hours old right now and I'm sorry I wasn't here admiring your work sooner!

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  11. Hi Sandra, just popped over to the Henry Glass blog and saw even more pieces of your wonderful work with their fabrics. You are amazing to design and complete so many projects in such a short space of time. I particularly love your Lighthouse cushion!

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  12. What wonderful projects and in such a tight time frame. Love thee quilt flag and itt was great to see Blue Skis and Sunny Days in a more muted colourway- nice masculine quilt. Loved reading your write up on HGF blog.

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  13. What wonderful projects and in such a tight time frame. Love thee quilt flag and itt was great to see Blue Skis and Sunny Days in a more muted colourway- nice masculine quilt. Loved reading your write up on HGF blog.

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  14. I think you did a fan-tab-u-lous (!) job on all your projects. I saw the lighthouse pillow on the HG blog, and I *love* the way you quilted the beaming light. Beautiful work Sandra!

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  15. So exciting! So beautiful! ❤

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    1. And what a great post on Henry Glass Fabrics!

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  16. Super collection, Sandra. The fabrics were perfect for you and your lake setting. Thank you, too, for your yoga for sewists posts.

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  17. Super collection, Sandra. The fabrics were perfect for you and your lake setting. Thank you, too, for your yoga for sewists posts.

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  18. Beautiful pieces, Sandra, and so quickly made. I especially like how you used the panel and am now going to check out the backpack pattern. Your quilt design is a real winner!

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  19. Great projects, but I absolutely love the flag quilt! And your quilting on it is just perfect!

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  20. Wow! You have been busy. They all look great and I love that flag.

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  21. Wonderful projects Sandra, I love your paper pieced pillow.

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  22. Wonderful projects Sandra, I love your paper pieced pillow.

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  23. Wow! You took this challenge and killed it! I can't pick a favorited, each one is so wonderful! Congrats!!

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  24. Fabulous Sandra, congrats!!
    Have you slept at all the past couple weeks??
    Had a great time reading about all the projects, and about you!

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  25. Clapping, cheering, and whistles! I love everything you've done with the lot, and I'm off to read more at Henry Glass. We all thought you were the lucky one to get picked, but I think Henry Glass Co. was the real winner when they chose you. Congratulations on such a fun bunch of projects you finished, Sandra.

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  26. The whole post was wonderful Sandra! I'm still completely in awe of all the gorgeous projects you made. You showed off the whole fabric line through the very best examples! You have been a quilting whirlwind and must have been dreaming about the projects as you slept, LOL. Happy Canada Day!

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  27. Wow, Sandra, you did AWESOME!!! Such great projects, and so many of them! I loved learning more about you, too. Whoop whoop!!!

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  28. Oh WOW I love the flag - what a great use of a mini! All the projects are awesome, you clearly had fun :)

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  29. Amazing projects Sandra. Really creative work. I love them all. That flag is adorable. The coasters, the quilts, a pillow and a backpack!? Did you sleep at all in June?

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  30. You did beautiful work Sandra. I can't believe how much you made in such a short time. I've already entered the contest!

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  31. Gorgeous, all of them! The lighthouse pillow is my favourite though.

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