Hissyfitz Designs

A Light-hearted Look at Appliqué Quilts by Sandy Fitzpatrick

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And the Winners Are...

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Thank you to everyone for stopping by my blog during the 100 Blocks blog tour. Five winners were randomly chosen and they are...

 

Debbie Rhodes won a Ha Bum Hug pattern
Karen Thurn won a Cruisin’ pattern
Connie Cain won an Action Jackson pattern
Brenda E won a copy of 100 Blocks Magazine, Vol. 11 which will be mailed from Quiltmaker
Michelle Mullikin won a copy of 100 Blocks Magazine, Vol. 11 from me
Congratulations to all the lucky winners! They have all been emailed and I am awaiting mailing addresses to send out their loot.
I'll be hitting the road again on Tuesday as I head to Spring International Quilt Market in Minneapolis. I have five new patterns that will be debuting for shop owners. You guys already got a sneak peek at two of them, Ha Bum Hug and Flurrious Fun.
I'll be posting the other three designs when I return home. Right now I am up to my eyeballs with lists of things to take to Minnesota!
Hope you all had a great Mother's Day!
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It's a Beautiful Day for a Blog Tour!

UncategorizedSandy Fitzpatrick150 Comments

100 Blocks coverTeapot-with-border If you've been participating in the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour this week then I know you have seen some amazing blocks and you are just "itching to get stitching"! I hope you will find my design Tea for Tulips equally appealing and that you will rush right out to purchase your copy of Vol. 11, 100 Blocks magazine, it's on sale now where all the best magazines are sold!

Applique is my favorite way to design. I love coming up with a concept, sketching it out, and then creating a pattern from the sketch. Once I have the pattern complete, it's just a matter of tracing the pieces with my favorite fusible, Heat 'n Bond Lite, cutting them out and fusing them to the backside of the appropriate fabric. Once I have all the pieces fused, I cut them out on the drawn line and fuse the final design to the background fabric. Then I use either a blanket stitch, a satin stitch or if I'm feeling really adventurous, I may use some of the decorative stitches on my machine to appliqué the design to the background.

Teapot-and-FlowersTeapot stitching

I've come up with some ideas of how you can use my Tea for Tulips design on page 35. Of course you can always make a  few blocks for a tablerunner just by stitching three blocks together.

Teapot tablerunner

But how about something a little different! This block can be appliquéd to anything you choose. How about creating an apron to wear while preparing for your next summer picnic? Or, stitch this little beauty onto a tote bag. I know you all have tote bag patterns, you can add a little pizzazz to any pattern that you currently own with a little appliqué design on the flap or directly onto the bag!

White Apron with teapot

Tote bag with teapot

Now for the prizes....

I will be randomly selecting five winners!

Two people will receive free issues of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine, Vol 11., one mailed to you from Quiltmaker and one mailed  from me.

Three other people will receive a pattern of their choice from my website. All you have to do to enter to win one of these five prizes is tell me which pattern you would like to win. You can go to my website here to have a look at the patterns to choose from. Then come back here and comment below with the name of the pattern you would like to win. Be sure to leave me your email address as well, so that I can contact you when you win.

As an additional free gift for you, check out my previous blog post from May 5th to receive your free Stitch it Up pattern. All you have to do to receive this fun pattern is sign up for my newsletter here. 

Have a great time on the rest of the tour and I hope you are a winner!

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I've Been Waiting for You!

UncategorizedSandy Fitzpatrick217 Comments

Image Hello, and welcome to my blog! I’m so excited to have another block in the 100 Blocks Magazine. There are so many wonderful blocks in this issue to give you some quilting and sewing inspiration, you’ll be busy for months!

If you are anything like me, the ideas to create using these blocks are so abundant that I don’t want to do anything else but lock myself in my sewing studio and sew. Unfortunately though, life has a way of getting in the way of studio time so I just have to stitch a little when I can.

I’m happy that you have made it to Day 4 on the Blog Tour. When I sat down to create a block for this issue I wanted something that could be displayed year ‘round. After a few sketches I decided on a cupcake block as they are so sweet and tempting.

Cuppity Cake

Here are a few ideas of ways to use my “Cuppity Cake” block.

You could make a traditional style quilt using any number of blocks, I kinda like the look of this nine block setting using alternate blocks of four cupcakes.

9 patch cupcake quilt

For something a little simpler, how about a table runner? You can add some cupcake quilting in the center block.

Cupcake Tablerunner

Or, if you really want to try something a little different, here is an idea using the completed block and then taking portions of the design to create something a little more unique. I really like the look of this one.

Cupcake Alternate Layout

Giveaway Prizes:

Five lucky winners will be chosen randomly using random.org to win one of the five prizes.  Prizes include one of two copies of the 100 Blocks Magazine, the kind folks at Quiltmaker are supplying one, and I will provide the other. Three Hissyfitz Designs patterns (winner's choice) will be given away as well.

How to enter:

Go to my website, Hissyfitz Designs, check out my patterns and then leave a comment here stating which pattern you would like to win.

Giveaway will close at midnight EST on Friday, May 3rd.  Winners will be contacted by email and will be posted here on my blog.

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Be sure to check back tomorrow with the Quilty Pleasures blog to see even more inspiring blocks and ideas!