Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Monday, September 16, 2013

And the winner is.....

Hello Friends,

Thank you to everyone who commented on my
blog in Moda's  SIZE MATTERS blog hop.

The comments were so wonderful and so interesting to see if the
blue or orange block was chosen most.
I think it was a close race, but the blue block
won as the favorite.

And now for the winner!
Random.org helped chose the winner as.....

Who commented on Sept. 9th at 4:42 am.
(You have a picture of a tiger on your comment...
would love to hear the story behind that!)
You have won these precuts from my 
Family Tree group.

Please send  your address  to me at:
and I will get your prize right out.

Thank you, thank you, again
to everyone who commented.
Be sure to stop by
to get instructions on how to assemble
all of the blogs in the hop.

Have a wonderful fall!

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Moda Blog Hop Time!

Welcome to Day 4 of Moda's latest visit with all
of the designers.

Today is my day and I am honored to be sharing it with Barbara Brackman and
V & Co.  Be sure to stop by their blogs too!

The theme of this blog hop is "Size Matters" and my newest line of fabric "Family Tree"
(available in stores this fall) definitely illustrates how size matters. 

The panel is an actual family tree that you can use to applique your family
members (little birds) onto.
The number of birds on your family tree depends on the
SIZE of your family!

Our family is still growing......
(As you can see from this picture of my husband's birthday!)

.........so our tree is not full yet.

(Notice there is a lot of room left  for many, many more grandchildren!)

For the Hop, each designer was given a block to create
using our newest fabric.

We were to create a finished 18" block and incorporate it into a project.

These are my 2 blocks.  I just couldn't decide which 
color version I liked the best when laying them out.
So, I tried both
and appliqued little birds from the group in 
some of the blocks.

Using the blue block, I made this simple pillow

(I plan on making the orange block into a  pillow too!)

Barb Cherniwchan of Coach House designs has created several wonderful
patterns using "Family Tree," including the wall hanging

Stop by her website
to see all of the creative patterns that she has designed for 
Family Tree! (I've just included a couple.)

In The Treetops

Reunion Tablerunner

Be sure to visit all of the designers and collect all of the
block patterns.  Here is the schedule:

September 4, 2013

Laundry Basket Quilts
French General
Zen Chic

September 5, 2013

Bunny Hill
Basic Grey

September 6, 2013

Jan Patek Quilts
Pat Sloan 
Sandy Gervais

September 9, 2013

Deb Strain
Barbara Brackman
V & Co.

September 10, 2013

Lauren + Jessi Jung
Kate Spain
Me and My Sister Designs

September 11, 2013

Kathy Schmitz Studios
Minick & Simpson
Primitive Gatherings

September 12, 2013

Fig Tree & Co.
Malka Dubrawsky

September 13, 2013

Blackbird Designs
Cotton Way
Stephanie Ryan Design Studio

September 14, 2013

Kansas Troubles
Aneela Hoey

On Sept. 16th, Moda will post the entire quilt assembly
instructions at

And now for the Giveaway!!!!
Leave a comment telling me if you like my blue or orange block
best and you will be entered to win
these Family Tree precuts.

The winner will be announced on Sept. 16th.
Please make sure that you leave an e-mail address or stop by 
on the 16th to see if you have won, so that I
can send your prize.

Have fun hopping!