Pre-Show Post

This week will just be a quicky post to show you some Tapestry fabrics Quilt Market prep projects and to also bring you May's fat quarter bundle giveaway courtesy of The Fat Quarter Shop.

With only a week and a half away you can imagine all the last minute details and punch lists I am running through this week. The bulk of my sewing is done. I've stitched six quilts which wait to be packed into my largest suitcase to take with me on the plane. Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt as sewn the coolest bags for my booth and Alexis Wright of My Sweet Sunshine Studio has stitched up the most drool worthy little dresses from the meager fabric samples I was able to send her. You girls are amazing!

Bag and baskets made by Heidi Staples of Fabricmutt

Bag and baskets made by Heidi Staples of Fabricmutt

Don't you just love these Pixie Baskets and tote Heidi made? Heidi has a free pattern on her blog for the cute Pixie Baskets and other variations.

Be watching for show news to see the other wonderful bags that Heidi made with my fabrics. I will also post recaps of the show on this blog so you don't miss a thing!

Alexis Wright is a genius with fabric and garment sewing. She took the smallest fabric samples and turned them into adorable dresses. She made four stunning looks and here's just one to give you an idea. So adorable!

Dress by Alexis Wright of My Sweet Sunshine Studio

Dress by Alexis Wright of My Sweet Sunshine Studio

As for me, I haven't been taking it easy and letting everyone else do the work :) You've already seen the Orange Peel Table Runner free pattern project I made for the show from my new collection. I have 5 more (full-size) quilts ready for the show. Hopefully we will have a break in this rain so I can get them properly photographed before I leave next week. 

Here's a look at my Tracery quilt to give you a little peek at what I've made. You may notice some Gossamer fabrics and Coastline fabrics incorporated into the low-volume strips. I love how my previous collections work seamlessly with this new one. Visit my Instagram feed at sharonhollanddesigns to see a little video of this quilt hung open wide. 

Tracery quilt by Sharon Holland 

Tracery quilt by Sharon Holland 

Fat Quarter Bundle Giveaway!

This blog is sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop and we've teaming up to bring you a chance to win an Art Gallery Fabrics fat quarter bundle giveaway every month! Yes, a bundle of fabulous AGF fabrics every month. 



Giveaway for the Joyful Carousel bundle begins today, Monday, May 9th, 2016 and will end on Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 4 p.m. EDT. 

  • Leave a comment on this blog post anytime between 5/9/16 and 4 p.m. EDT on 5/16/16 to be entered into drawing

The winner will be randomly drawn and notified via email so be sure to completely fill out the comment box entry form with a valid email address. If I cannot reach the winner within 24 hours I will select an alternate winner. Check back on your comment after 4 p.m. EDT 5/16/16 to see if you are a winner!


Happy sewing!

Coastline Blog Tour Week 1 Recap

What a fantastic first week of February with the inspiration packed start of the Coastline Blog Tour and the Art Gallery Fabrics and Aurifil thread set giveaway! I hope you've been following along and visiting the amazing bloggers on the tour. Here's a look back at what happened this week. Find the entire tour schedule on my earlier Coastline Blog Tour post.

Coastline Blog Tour Week 1 Recap

Coastline Blog Tour Week 1 Recap

A huge thanks goes out to all the makers in the tour but I want to give a shout out to this weeks talent:

Thank you to my friend Heidi Staples of Fabricmutt for the perfect Brass Ring Pillow project from her book Sew Organized for the Busy Girl and her support and friendship. I love this gal and her attention to detail and enthusiasm for all things fabric and sewing.   

How about the amazing job Bethany Raymond of Sew-Not-Perfect making the Jenna Tote by Sotakhandmade purse pattern made with the Sandbar canvas and in drafting a skirt pattern using my High-Flown knit print.

Talk about gorgeous, Lisa Mabey of Mabey She Made It braves a snowstorm to be photographed in her Tradewinds knit mermaid skirt and Sew Caroline Sugar Pop Top pattern. Wow, I think she pulled it off beautifully!

On day 4 of the tour, Corinne Sovey of Must Love Quilts showed off this stunning Boardwalk quilt she designed with all the prints in the Coastline collection. Quilt lovers be sure to check out her site for more inspiration behind this design.

My tour would not be complete without Raedene Averitt of Chasing Mermaids Shop because Raedene is possibly the biggest fan of the coast and ocean. Her daughter looks so adorable in the Kailua Town Dress pattern by Little Lizard King. 

Be sure to visit the blogs of these talented makers to read more about each of these projects and keep following as 6 more must see designers show us more ways to sew with my prints on week 2 of the tour. 

Don't forget to repost Coastline Blog Tour images on Instagram to enter into a chance to win a 20 piece Coastline Fabrics fat quarter bundle!


  • Be a public Instagram user 

  • Repost your favorite image(s) from the Coastline Blog Tour on your Instagram account and include the hashtag #CoastlineFabricsGiveaway in your post to qualify - enter as many times as you like - entries from outside the USA are also welcome to enter 

I love getting comments here on my blog posts but sorry, those comments will not be counted as part of the drawing entries for the fabrics. So you will want to head over to Instagram and follow me there to see all the projects, easily follow your favorite makers, and repost your favorite tour pics to enter. Don't forget to also include the hashtag #CoastlineFabricsGiveaway when you repost!

I will randomly select the winner from the #CoastlineFabricsGiveaway hashtag pool on Friday, February 19th at 6:00 pm EST. The winner will be announced on my IG account and also here on the blog on Saturday, February 20th.