Monday, June 29, 2015

#94 Week #1 Wiggle Me Colourful Sew Along

I am so excited to begin....
and so grateful for all the support I have been shown for the sew along. 
Don't forget you can join 
Also a great place for asking questions and showcasing your picture progress,
and because we have such generous sponsors, we will be having a finished quilt top link up/giveaway on the Facebook Group page at the end of the sew along.

As this is my first sew along, I would love to hear 
what you like and may need me to add or change to make it better for you.

Discount reminders: (just click on the logos to follow link to quilt shops)






Rita is also offering a 15% off code
 "WIGGLEME" 
 on any 2.5" pre-cut strips in store until July 13th.....
But wait
there will be a  Canada Day sale Wednesday July 1-4th
and you can save 20% off any item (excluding sale items) just use code "CANADA20"

(bad news....Rita can no longer get the Splash Bali Pop)








Pam is offering a 15% discount on jelly rolls until July 7th using code
"WIGGLE15"








And joining in on the fun....Tanya from is offering a 20% off storewide coupon with code
"SEWALONG20"


Calico Cat Fabrics is a cottage industry quilting supplies shop dedicated to quilters who seek only the best for their projects!! Let us do all the work seeking out your favorite prints and you get all the fun of creating your one of a kind pieces!!

We offer so many pre cut options..jelly roll fabric strips, charm packs, layer cakes, fat quarters and more!! We add new fabric collections all the time so be sure to stop by often and find the inspiration for your next project!!



Week 1

Wiggle Me Colourful 

Approximate size of top: 60" x 70"


Fabric Requirements:  (For Quilt Top Only.....extra fabric required for backing and binding)

1 Jelly Roll/Bali Pop (40) 2.5" x WOF strips (I used a combination of 2/3 jelly rolls for the solid version, Kona Classic, Brights and possibly Summer, all leftovers from other projects)
2 yards of background fabric or (26) 2.5" x WOF strips (if you wanted to buy a solid colour jelly roll and save yourself the cutting)


or


 and this or yardage:



Here's some combinations I came up with using EQ7:





















But don't be limited by my colour choices...
let your imaginations run and lets see what you can come up with!! 
Or just relax and follow along...it's your quilt, enjoy :)

That's it for this week! Super simple! Now if you are a go getter,  and have bought yardage for your background,  you will have figured out how to cut that up by the information above in the fabric requirements, lol, so have at it!!

See you back here in 2 weeks!! Lots of time to order fabric and relax and enjoy summer holidays, family, friends and some good food!!

Hope this isn't moving too slow, but it is summer.....summer is just slower, right?

Here's a button if you want to grab the code, and let's use #WiggleMeColourful for posting to social media!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

UpStairsHobbyRoom


Sunday, June 21, 2015

#93 Announcing the "Wiggle Me Colourful Sew Along"


(Made with a variety of Kona jelly roll strips and Kona Black for the background)

I've been hard at work creating the tutorial to go along with the pattern I designed, and I'm so excited to make the official announcement of the...

Wiggle Me Colourful Sew Along 
start date

 June 29th. 


Not an ideal start date, I know,  with Canada Day and the 4th of July just days away, so I'm going to make the first part of the tutorial a 2 week period, I hope this will give everyone time to enjoy the holidays and order materials, as well as get organized to sew!!


I also made the tutorial in a different fabric choice to show you another option... I'm all about the visual...and seeing is believing....I think it turned out fantastic. (made with Hoffman Fabrics- Splash Bali Pop, and Kona Natural for the background)

and I can't believe it,  I managed to create a sew along button if you would like to grab it...
(hope it works....and thanks  to Erin at Sew at Home Mummy she has great helps and tips and a whole series on Beautify your blog)

UpStairsHobbyRoom

and I have (I think) made a FaceBook Group page called Wiggle Me Colourful Sew Along. I know I said you wouldn't have to sign up(and this is not mandatory), but I got to thinking if there is any issues with the tutorial or you just have a question, it would be easier to to that in one place. That way everyone will see all the questions and answers, and we can all help each other. Also, you can post your work in progress pictures for all of us to enjoy and drool over. I may even learn how to navigate FaceBook itself, lol! (I am so bad at it)

Speaking of pictures if you are posting on social media use the #wigglemecolourful so we can see those too!!

I wanted to take a moment and  introduce you to the wonderful Canadian sponsors for our sew along:






Meet,  Rita from Fabric Please a new online Canadian Quilt Shop who generously donated 2 Bali Pops, one for the tutorial and one that was used in a give away I had here on the blog a few weeks ago!!
I had a chance to meet Rita at the  Creativfestival in Toronto this past spring, and I can tell she is passionate about what she is doing! Rita is a wife and mom that needed a career change and turned her passion for fabric and sewing into a ...."love what you do and you will never work a day in your life", experience!! I love how she describes herself and how she quilts, you can read for yourself here at Fabric Please!! 

Rita is also offering a 15% off code
 "WIGGLEME" 
 on any 2.5" pre-cut strips in store until July 13th.....
But wait
there will be a  Canada Day sale Wednesday July 1-4th
and you can save 20% off any item (excluding sale items) just use code "CANADA20"

and Fabric Please has flat rate shipping rates to everywhere!!





Meet Pam of Mad About Patchwork, an online quilt shop that just recently added a store front at

2477 Huntley Road in Stittsville, Ontario


She ships everywhere, because "creativity has no borders" 
carries lovely quilt quality fabrics, has great customer service
and monthly sales on fabric 
and a monthly stash builder sale (Kona solids) for June it's the Flame Spectrum

*Pam is also offering 15% off all jelly rolls till July 7th with discount code
"WIGGLE15"

(Pam and I were hoping to have kits available with the Kona jelly roll and background fabric, but last I heard the jelly rolls were still on backorder. So I will update you when I have more info.)



Is another online quilt shop with a store front in Toronto at

3961 Chesswood Drive

Meet Carol of Sew Sisters Quilt Shop, a Canadian Quilt Store dedicated to all things quilting.  
Whether shopping online or in person at our store in Toronto, our goal is to provide you with great service and offer top quality products at the lowest possible price.  
We have a large selection of quilting fabric, patterns, books and notions - everything you need to complete your unique quilts!  

At Sew Sisters, we believe you should buy fabric, not postage – so we offer great rates on shipping.
Orders over $100 ship for free within Canada!


And lastly a new 

  American friend Tanya of 


Tanya is offering a 20% off coupon code "SEWALONG20"
Calico Cat Fabrics is a cottage industry quilting supplies shop dedicated to quilters who seek only the best for their projects!! Let us do all the work seeking out your favorite prints and you get all the fun of creating your one of a kind pieces!!
We offer so many pre cut options..jelly roll fabric strips, charm packs, layer cakes, fat quarters and more!! We add new fabric collections all the time so be sure to stop by often and find the inspiration for your next project!! 

Well I think that's all for now, see you all back here on 

June 29th