Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Friday, February 28, 2014

And the Envelope please........

Today is the last day of Moda's 
"Spell It With Fabric"
blog hop.
It has been so much fun!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by
my blog and left a comment.
I read ALL of them and have
to say, "What a creative and fun
group you are!"
I laughed and giggled, as I read them,  and
wish blogging had a "like" button
that I could have hit for your

Now, to announce the winners of the prizes
(with help from random.org).
Thank you again to Moda (and Lissa!)
for generously supplying them!

1st prize is a Jelly Roll and
charm pack of my "Bloomin' Fresh"
and the winner is....
Sharon of Vroomans' Quilt
who commented on Feb. 18th at 4:04am

2nd prize is a Layer Cake and
charm pack of my 
"Bloomin' Fresh" fabric....
and the winner is...
Lisa of lisaluv2kwilt
who commented on Feb.18th at 8:30am.

and thanks again to everyone who stopped by.
Be sure to visit
today for setting directions for all
of the alphabet blocks!

Have a wonderful spring!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Today is my day!

 Hello Dear Friends!
Thanks for stopping by my blog on the 2nd day of
Moda's "Spell It With Faric"
Blog Hop.

Moda has put together an entire alphabet of quilt blocks and each designer has been
assigned a letter to help introduce ourselves.
For the entire blog hop schedule
click here

My letter is "D" for Deb.
You can download a pdf for making this "D" block

The pencil on my block is because 
one of my favorite parts of designing fabric is drawing all
of the tiny little shapes and patterns in the line.
I love to DRAW!
So the letter "D" on my block could also be for DRAW...

I have sketchbooks of drawings....

and file cabinets full of drawings...

and shelves full of drawings!

Here are a few drawings from my new fabric line
"Bloomin' Fresh," available in stores now.

The colors are bright and cheery!
(Just what we need after the crazy winter we have had
here in Ohio!)

We were asked to answer a few questions about ourselves using our
letter, to help you get to know us better.
Here are mine....

My letter is.....D
What are your initials?
My favorite book....
DaVinci Code 
My favorite movie....
Dirty Dancing
My favorite television show...
Downton Abbey
Quilting object or tool that you cannot work without?
DARN Seam Ripper
Something I like....
Dulce de Leche ice cream by Haagen-Dazs
Somewhere I would like to go....
Dubai, Delhi and Dublin

Now for the GIVEAWAY!
Just leave a comment on my blog letting me know
your name and something about yourself that starts
with the first letter of your name.
The first winner will receive a Jelly Roll
and Charm Pack of "Bloomin' Fresh,"  generously supplied
by Moda!

The second winner will receive a Layer Cake and
Charm Pack of "Bloomin' Fresh," also sent
by Moda!

(Yes, that is snow in both pictures!  I think it might be here
until spring.....)

Be sure to stop by
Moda's Blog for Piecing Directions,
Joanna at Fig Tree and Co.
today too!

Winners will be announced here on Feb. 28th.
Thanks again for stopping by...
Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Moda's Next Blog Hop!!!
Stop by and meet Moda designers and see what they have created with their assigned letter.  
Lots of fun and prizes!

Spell It With Fabric Designer Blog Hop

American Jane - http://modafabrics.blogspot.com/
Aneela Hoey - http://comfortstitching.typepad.co.uk
Bunny Hill - http://bunnyhillblog.com/
Cotton Way - http://cottonway.blogspot.com/

Piecing Directions - http://modafabrics.blogspot.com/
Deb Strain -  http://debstrain.blogspot.com/
Kathy Schmitz - http://kathyschmitzstudio.blogspot.com/
Fig Tree and Co. - http://figtreequilts.typepad.com/my_weblog/

French General - http://frenchgeneral.blogspot.com/
Janet Clare - http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
Basic Grey - http://blog.basicgrey.com/

Lauren + Jessi Jung - http://laurenandjessiblog.com/
Kansas Troubles - http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/
Laundry Basket Quilts - http://www.laundrybasketquilts.com/blog/index.php
Lily Ashbury - http://lilyashbury.com/blog/

Me and My Sister Designs - http://meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/
Kate Spain - http://katespaindesigns.blogspot.com/
Jan Patek - http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Pat Sloan - http://blog.patsloan.com/

Primitive Gatherings - http://lisabongean.wordpress.com/
Minick and Simpson - http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/
Lissa Alexander - http://modafabrics.blogspot.com

Sweetwater - http://sweetwater.typepad.com/makelifesweet/
Thimbleblossoms - http://www.camilleroskelley.typepad.com/
Sandy Gervais - http://piecesfrommyheart-sgervais.blogspot.com/

Vanessa Christenson - http://www.vanessachristenson.com/
Malka Dubrawski - http://stitchindye.blogspot.com/
Blackbird Designs - http://blackbird-designs.blogspot.com/

Barbara Brackman - http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/
Zen Chic - http://www.farbstoff-bridge.blogspot.com
Gina Martin - http://www.patternandhue.com

Setting Directions - http://modafabrics.blogspot.com/
Winners Announced on ALL Designer Blogs listed above