October 2, 2012

Sugar Creek Revisited

Last fall, Sugar Creek by DS Quilts was my "go-to" fabric. I made quilts and pillows and stocked my brand new shop with what I made.

A year later, a sweet customer from Canada asked if I could make a quilt identical to one that had already sold. I was able to still track down the fabric, and made this toddler bed quilt. I switched out the original stripe pattern to a modern subway tile quilt pattern.

With the little leftover fabric I had, I made this super cute elephant. The pattern is by Retro Mama. Can you tell I LOVE her patterns???

I also made a Happy Little Pincushion. Just because....

Because I feel like doing a little giveaway!  Just leave a comment and tell me what you have been working on. I will pick a name on Friday and send the pincushion to the winner!! COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Happy October!!

Edited To Add: Tell me about ANYTHING you are working on: quilting, sewing, cooking, photography, decorating, crocheting.... :)  and the giveaway is open to all my international friends too ♥

44 comments:

  1. I love your pincushion, it's so cute! And the elephant!

    I'm currently working on a Sorbetto top, by Colette patterns, my first ever garment!

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  2. How sweet, I know your customer is going to be sew happy with the quilt. Right now I am working on 101 different things. Halloween cupcakes are on my see if it works list for today. I have a cute Halloween cupcake stand that I would like to fill with sewn cupcakes, making it up as I go! Ha

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  3. Gorgeous makes with lovely fabrics - i love the mix of colours and patterns in the collection.
    The elephant is so cute! And your customer will be so happy with the quilt, its lovely.
    I'm working on making xmas stockings from a vintage wool blanket in readiness for a xmas fair.
    have a great week Debbie!
    Gill xx

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  4. Love it all! I've been working on finishing my second large quilt, constructed with Courthouse Steps blocks. I'm not working on piecing the back, so I'm getting close!

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  5. Hi Debbie, love the quilt & that super cute elephant.
    At the moment I'm stitching buttons onto a cushion in a heart shape, will put the finished cushion into my shop. Am just about to do a short post on it.
    Have so many other things on the go....quilts that need quilting, have just sent out fabric to my fellow bee members for my blocks (its my very first bee eeeeek!!!!)
    Then there's the bridesmaid dresses.....am so looking forward to being done with those.
    Busy bee eh!!!!
    Have a lovely week Karen x

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  6. I have been trying to finish some WIP's of the knitting/crochet kind but seem to have accidentally had a rummage in my fabric cupboard and started a small quilt.

    I'll never learn!!

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  7. Love the colors in that fabric collection! I am currently working on a baby quilt for a friend and trying to get my wedding "guest book" quilt started...it's only been about a year since my wedding!

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  8. Love the blues and greens! Such a cute little elephant too.

    Almost afraid to say, my personal stash contains tidy size pieces of fabric from the 1980's when I first learned to quilt! So, if I ever need a piece to patch or repair I've got it ready to hand. Right now, I'm unpicking (yes, unpicking) 5 finished blocks from a quilt as you go Queen size sampler quilt because I just discovered alpaca wadding/batting and have decided that this is what I would like in this quilt. Lucky it is only 5 finished blocks and I'd not put them together other than the backing layer.

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  9. I am busy making the last one of 4 quilt tops for Christmas presents, I will then have a mammoth layering, basting and quilting session. At the same time I am learning to crochet something other than Granny squares. In between I have been shopping with my daughter who would like quilts for herself and my granddaughters. I have also been checking out tutorials on Cathedral Windows so a pincushion would be made most welcome.

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  10. Debbie that quilt is heavenly...how sweet! I am currently working on a Christmas craft swap. I have made an embroidered decorative pillow, as well as a bib for this persons brand new grandbaby, and am currently whipping up a couple of christmas fabric ornaments. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a perfect little pincushion! :)

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  11. Pretty fabric! And that is the most adorable elephant. I'm working on several things-Lori's row along, rag quilts for Christmas gifts and a scrappy postage stamp quilt.

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  12. Oh My Gosh! I love these colors!!! That elephant is TOO DARN CUTE!!!
    I just this afternoon finished crocheting a shawl for myself. Most of what I make is to sell or give as gifts so I get real excited when I finish something for me :)
    Have a great day Debbie!

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  13. I love that elephant... I can see that I will have to make one soon. I am working on a cot quilt for a baby who is due to be born in December. Unless I get moving, he will be having it for his first birthday!!

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  14. Lovely quilt and Elephant, makes me want to add to this list! I've been in the mood to sew, so I've been working on a few things-a patchwork quilt for a friend, my wool squares for a wall hanging and my Farmer's Wife blocks, which I am so incredibly behind on! Also getting geared up to do some Halloween banners-why won't people leave me alone and just let me sew :)

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  15. I'm sewing my farmer's wife topper (and have a pinnie already cut out for next weekend); a cross-stitch sampler (which is taking ages) and I've just started a Rowan jacket! I like to be able to switch between projects! Love your makes.

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  16. Working on a baby quilt and helping my daughter with another- and the same cute elephant! Just finished another apron. Your pincushions are adorable. Thanks for the offer!

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  17. Ooooo!!!...I would love that cute little pinny:)
    I've been working on super secret projects for fall market!...does that count?
    (and a few farmers wife blocks too)

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  18. I don't normally associate you with these colours ... but I must say you do them very well, both the elephant and the cushion are gorgeous :o)
    xx

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  19. Every month this year I've created an apron pocket that buttons on for my best friend of 50 + years. This month I am working on embroidering one for November...a rendition of a live turkey labeled "before" next to a roasted turkey on a platter...the "after". I'm sure she'll find it hilarious.

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  20. Every month this year I've created an apron pocket that buttons on for my best friend of 50 + years. This month I am working on embroidering one for November...a rendition of a live turkey labeled "before" next to a roasted turkey on a platter...the "after". I'm sure she'll find it hilarious.

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  21. Such a sweet quilt, elephant and pincushion! I'm working on several things, as is usually the case around my studio ;) One of my projects is a custom quilt order. That's at the top of the list. But I've also cut some squares to make a fall-ish table runner, and I need to start a hang quilting a mini quilt. I've also got a basket of hexagons within reach that I work on as the mood strikes. ;)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. What lovely fresh colours. This month I have been busy making reversible initial tablemats for my nieces and nephews Christmas gifts.

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  23. I'm working on making baby onesies for my 6 month old grandaughter and having the most fun.
    blessings to you.

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  24. How beautiful! You know I can't sew, but I am working on editing photographs from my most recent photo shoot. Does that count? xxoo

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  25. My being in Ireland, Im sure disqualifies me from your competition but I just want to say that I absolutely adore your stuff. You're inspiring me all the time. Thank you.

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  26. Such beautiful fabric and the Elephant is adorable! I have about 3 quilts in progress (s-l-o-w progress) and still working on my dress for daughters wedding. And a million other things dancing in my head:>)

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  27. HI Debbie,
    Oh, how I love the quilt and the adorable Elephant! I also love the pincushion and would love to win it!!!!! I am working on a baby sweater for a girl I work with. She is pregnant for the first time, and is so excited. The baby is a girl so, I'm making the sweater for the baby shower we will be having!!! Love baby showers!
    Can't wait to hear the results, xoRobin❤

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  28. I am working on organizing my supplies so that I can just sit down and start sewing when I have a spare moment because I am planning to put together a quilt for my very first grand-child due in January!

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  29. Oh Debbie...how cute is that little pin cushion! :)
    I am working on finding a quilt pattern for some new fabric I bought so I can begin another quilt since I just finished one for a wedding gift. I guess that means I am doing "research." :)
    Smiles!
    Shann

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  30. lisawalsh@frontiernet.netOctober 2, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Right now I am working on Christmas quilts for 2 special young ladies. I love your blog and your puncushions. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. I have been sewing little bags...for two to seven year olds..they use up all my medium size scraps which were threatening to overwhelm me..left over from my cushion projects. I would love to win a little pincushion!

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  32. I love your blog. You make the cuties things. My last baby quilt was inspired by one you made...I'm currently crocheting pumpkin's. Thank you for a chance to win such a cute little pincushion!

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  33. So beautiful! I am working on a little secret sewing project, a fall quilt, and goodies for my shoppe! xo Heather

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  34. I am working on a Halloween quilt and a hand applique quilt. Hope to have one of those ready to go into a quilt show next month.

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  35. Hi Debbie! I'm making a subway tile quilt too, but a scrap quilt just jumped to the front of the line. I would LOVE to win your pin cushion! I have been visiting Retro Mama since I saw that cute little Halloween house you made. Her patterns are great!
    Happy sewing this week!
    Lynne

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  36. Hello, Debbie! Truly ove your blog and the gorgeous colors you use in your crafting and sewing ...
    Right now I am working on making hexigons for what I hope to be a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt, paper pieced English style ... may take me years!
    I also love to knit and have just learned to crochet. Should keep me out of trouble for a while!
    Take care.

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  37. Eeep! I love that fabric line. What a great quilt! Love the elephant and the pin cushion. I haven't sewn anything yet by Retro Mama but want to make my two nieces quilts and then Retro Mama's dolls and doll quilts for them. I am dreaming but yeah--it's a goal! Currently I am working on an applique basket quilt, paper pieced hexagons, and a reproduction sampler.

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  38. Gorgeous quilt and little elephant and pin cushion!! I am working on lots of things here....magazine commissions for 2013, my farmer's wife quilt, some hexie patchwork pieces and in between lots of crochet!
    Have a happy crafty day, Debbie!
    Helen x

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  39. Hi Debbie,
    Your quilt is so cute, love subway tiles!! The little elepahant and pincushion are just adorable. Bags, bags and more bags are keeping me busy. I hope to finish soon!! Oh and by the way I love the blue and green color combo, great job!!

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  40. Hi Debbi, your elephant is super cute. I really don't expect to win another giveaway but wanted to reply anyway. I have just finished a toadstool pincushion for a friend and have now started my 4th craft bag made out of hexagons using EPP which will also be for a friends' birthday.

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  41. My son is getting married in two weeks so I am just finishing up the last of a loooong list of projects for that---two sets of little boy knickers for the ring bearers to wear. One of them will carry a sweet pillow and his brother is carrying a sign, "Here Comes the Bride!" So cute! I'll be glad to be finished so I can get back to one of the three quilts I'm working on! Would love to be entered in your giveaway!

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  42. Elephants are my favourites - I've been lucky enough to experience them up close in the wild and they are so beautiful. But your little one has to be counted amongst the cutest! I'm sewing the binding on a quilt, crocheting stars for another garland and knitting cable cushion covers - all three WIPs on the go at the same time, depending on what I'm in the mood for at any given time of the day!!
    xx

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  43. I'm more full of big ideas than I am of actually working on things! But I have been fiddling around with beadwork, scherenschnitte, and some hand sewing. Thinking about taking up the harp. See? Big ideas. :)

    The pincushion (and the elephant too) is adorable. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  44. I love the quilt and the elephant and the pin cushion! I've just finished making a play mat for my nieces baby (due any time now) and a peg bag for my friends birthday, and at the moment I'm working on designs to screen print. I've just joined a class so I can learn to print my own fabric for little projects. Jilly

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