inspired by color.

18 December 2015

dear swap partner, these are a few of my favorite things. i'm not hard to please. i love color, obviously. and according to this collage, i am drawn to all the common quilty shapes; hexagons, squares, and triangles. even though you probably don't know wha
i made this collage as an inspiration for my swap partner in a rainbow mini swap via instagram.
(i'm @rachelgriffith)
it's just such a happy and pretty collage. sigh.

i couldn't help it.
i just had to post it here, in the hopes that it makes YOU smile.
have a great day, y'all!

xo, rachel

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great granny twist blog hop. (& giveaway!)

17 December 2015

great granny twist blog hop - title
welcome to the great granny twist blog hop, y'all.

if you're new here, allow me to introduce myself.
i'm rachel. i love all things quilty, family, and starbucks-y.
i hope you look around and stay for a while!

great granny twist  blog hop - great granny squared book
those lovely peeps over at fat quarter shop are at it again! this time, we're celebrating the one year anniversary of lori holt's book, great granny squared! (hey, lori! xoxo.)

in case you aren't familiar with the book, lori shows us that the great granny square is (easily) made up of 4 generations of squares; the baby, the mama, the granny, and the great granny.
it's a wonderfully detailed book and is FULL of delicious eye candy.
yes, you NEED it. trust me on this, folks. ;)

for the celebration, fat quarter shop asked a group of bloggers to sew along (and share) our own "twist" on using a block from the book to make a project.
if y'all haven't seen the project they whipped up, check out this YouTube video.
adorable, right?! (;

great granny twist blog hop - my lavender rice warmer
today, i get to share my project! yayyy!
i used a "mama" block from the book and made a little lavender rice warmer.
this isn't the first rice warmer i've made, but it IS the first one i've made on the smaller size.
(this measures 6" square.)
why so small? well, because i wanted a little rice warmer to use at nighttime.
the lavender smells AMAZING, which helps me wind down.
and i don't have to give up too much space in my comfy bed by having a huge rice warmer.
priorities! LOL.

great granny twist blog hop - my lavender rice warmer
project stats:
size = 6" x 6"
fabrics = modern minis by lori holt for riley blake AND modern background - paper by zen chic for moda AND cotton + steel basics
thread = aurifil 2600 dove 50wt
quilting = rachel griffith using her fancy schmancy walking foot (;

today's productivity lead to something really cute! i can't wait to show y'all exactly what i made. it's almost ready! ✂️❤️✂️ #PSIQUILT #sewingwithpsiquilt #fqsfun
oh, and check out all the other talented peeps on our blog hop:
monday, december 14th
fat quarter shop
lori holt of bee in my bonnet
vickie of spun sugar quilts
katie of good golly ginger
sinta of pink pincushion

tuesday, december 15th
tina of emily ann's kloset
renee of sewn with grace
tricia of notes of sincerity
debbie of happy little cottage

wednesday, december 16th
melissa of oh how sweet
nadra of ellis & higgs
marni of haberdashery fun

thursday, december 17th
jennie of clover & violet
erin of why not sew
sherri of this & that patterns
rachel of PS I QUILT (you are here!)
sharon of daisy cottage quilting

friday, december 18th
greg of grey dogwood studios
pam of pam kitty morning
jamie of busy bee quilts
daisy of ants to sugar
gerri of planted seed designs

great granny twist blog hop - FQS table runner
let's have a GIVEAWAY, shall we?
one lucky PS I QUILT reader will win their own copy of great granny squared!
to enter, simply leave a comment telling me your favorite memory of your mama, granny, or great granny!
winner will be announced next week!

happy hopping, y'all.
xo, rachel

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