Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Monday, November 18, 2013

3 Winners and Tutorial!

Hello Dear Friends!

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments about
"Surrounded by Love" and the
panels in the group!
I loved hearing which colorway you liked best.

Time to announce the winners of the panels and
"Surrounded by Love"

And...instead of giving away 2 panels and boxes,
I will be giving away 3!
One of each of the panel colorways!

Congratulations to the following winners:
Pink panel:  Debra from MD
Grey panel:  Karen in Breezy Pt.
Red panel:  Linda, who commented on Nov. 12th at 6:09pm!

I've emailed all of you, so please get your addresses to me and
I will send your boxes right out.

I'm also SO EXCITED to share that Fatquartershop.com
used "Surrounded by Love" in a
their newest tutorial video!!  WOOHOO!!

Just click below to watch!

And to receive a FREE PDF pattern for the quilt, just click

And, if that is not enough....
this wonderful company is offering their
 entire selection of Layer Cakes at 20% off all week long (ending Sunday 11/24/13 at midnight CST)! 
 Just click.....

Thanks Kimberly and everyone at Fat Quarter Shop
for using "Surrounded by Love" to
create this beautiful, quick and easy quilt!

Happy Sewing Everyone,

Monday, November 11, 2013

Winner! and NEW Giveaway!!

Hello Dear Friends!

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments about
"Family Tree" and Karen Miller's
beautiful pillow!
(It is really incredible, isn't it?)
Thanks also to those of you who
visited my blog from Karen's!

The winner of the "Family Tree Scrapbox Giveaway"

LeeAnna Paylor!!!
Congratulations  LeeAnna!

Please send your mailing address to
and I will get your goodies right out.
Enjoy your scraps!  We would all love to see
what you create with them....

Be sure to visit Karen's blog

to see who won her giveaway too!

2nd Give-a-way!!!

And now, to introduce my newest fabric group by Moda,
arriving in your favorite fabric store this month.....


I'm so excited about this group!
The palette is a variety of shades of
soft grey

I Loved painting it!
It is so much fun to see how a pattern changes
when it is done in a different color.

The panel is available in 3 colorways...
Soft grey,
and pink.

At the bottom of each panel is a row of
Quilt Labels that you can use on this
project and others that you create for
those you love.

And look at the precuts!!!

Barb from 

has created 3 beautiful patterns using
"Surrounded by Love."

"Sweetheart"" table runner

"Be Mine" Card Holder Quilt

"Love is All Around"
small quilt

They are all BEAUTIFUL!
Thanks Barb!
(Be sure to hop over to her website to check them out!)

Now for the Give-a-way!!
Leave a comment letting me know
if you like the red, pink, or
soft grey panel best.
On Monday, Nov. 18th,
Random.org will help
me choose 2 winners of a 
box of "Surrounded by Love" scraps
a panel!

Good luck to all of you
and thank you again for visiting my blog.

P.S. I always enjoy being "Surrounded by Love"
by my twin grandsons!!

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Hello Dear Friends!

Well, I'm back from the International Quilt Market
held in Houston, Texas
and filled with inspiration!

This is what Moda's booth looked like before the show.
During the show the tables were filled with store
owners viewing the newest Moda fabric groups.

My booth was part of the Designer Row.
We each had a section of the Moda booth
to share our newest lines and the inspiration
behind them.

(Be sure to stop back next week to see my blog about
my new Valentine group "Surrounded by Love."
There will be prizes involved!)

I had a WONDERFUL surprise waiting for me
upon my return....
after hugging my husband and sweet
grandsons, I turned on my computer to see
this BEAUTIFUL pillow!

It was created by Karen Miller using my "Family Tree" fabric group and was featured on
Moda's Bake Shop!

Karen was thrilled and so was I.  It is wonderful isn't it?
I love seeing things made with my fabric.  It is 
like watching your kids succeed at a sporting event!!

You can see the tutorial of how to create this beautiful pillow at

or go to Karen Miller's website

 to learn more about it
and Karen's other wonderful creations.

Karen is having a giveaway too,
on her blog
so be sure to visit and
 you will have double the chance
to win!

Leave a comment by Monday, Nov. 11th and I
will send one lucky winner
a box of Family Tree scraps
to create your own
inspired project .

Be sure to stop by on the 11th to see if you have won
and learn more about "Surrounded by Love!"

Hope that you are enjoying this beautiful fall