Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"Why I LOVE Fabric" Contest Winners!

OKAY! Well thank you to all of you who commented on Why You Love fabric!
Clearly there are lots and lots of fabriholics out there! 
I am wondering if there is a support group for fabric hoarders and the people who live with them and deal with their addiction! I am one of those people, (a hoarder) so I can relate to everyone who made a comment, and I am not ashamed to admit it:)

Now let me get down to business and announce the WINNERS! (DRUMROLL PLEASE...)

The winner of the Laminated "Priscilla" 
Metro Slouch Bag is....
B GREENE!


The winner of the 10" stack of Priscilla fabric is...
MEL!



The winner of the rollie pollie of Priscilla Fabric is:
PHYLLIS W!

The winner of the fat quarter bundle of Priscilla fabric is"
GALE KY QUILTER!


To the winners: Please send me an email: lilatuellerdesigns@gmail.com with your MAILING address so I can send you your prize!

Thanks to all of you who entered! It's always so hard to not let everyone be a winner! I wish I had enough fabric to go around to all of you! I love you all for being such a great support to me, and for loving fabric like you do!
KEEP SEWING!

Love,

Monday, June 17, 2013

BLOG HOP 2013!

BLOG HOP Stop #11 ... Lila Tueller!

Hello friends! I am really glad you stopped by! Today I am hosting the Blog Hop for Riley Blake Designs! We are getting really excited for the Fabric Fest which is coming up in September in Las Vegas, Nevada! I am lucky enough to be invited to be one of the featured designers there, and I will be teaching three classes.
The first two are for the "Casual Clutches" pattern, and the third class will be the Everyday Wrap Skirt, which is a free downloadable PDF pattern featured here on my blog.

Here are some highlights:

The Casual Clutches pattern features three style designs, and includes two sizes to fit your i Pad, e-Reader or tablet. Or you can use it as I often do, with just my wallet, sunglasses, keys and phone when I'm dashing around town, or when I don't want to carry my large purse. There are also two inside pockets, and a magnetic closure.
This size is also PERFECT for the teenager in your life, who doesn't really want to carry a purse, but needs to! The shoulder strap is long and adjustable so it can be worn cross-body, keeping everything safe and secure.



The pattern is designed for either laminated cotton, or regular quilting weight or decor weight cotton fabrics. These are done in my "Fiona's Fancy" laminated coordinates.
Another great thing about this pattern is the hardware! This is the thing that makes it look professionally made and high-fashion. The hardware kits are included in the class supplies, along with the pattern and all the materials you will need to make the clutch.  Won't it be fun??



The Everyday Wrap Skirt:



This class will feature the techniques for making your own personal skirt pattern from paper and pencil and a tape measure! By the end of the class you will have made a skirt that fits your own body, to wear all summer long! It works up fast and easy, and even seasoned seamstresses will benefit from learning the formula for making skirts to fit all your female friends and family without needing to purchase a pattern! I'd love to see you there!

Now For the Giveaway!

I will be giving away this beautiful Metro Slouch Bag made from my "Priscilla" collection in laminated cotton!




This bag has lots of great features. There are multiple inside pockets, lots of interior space to keep all your necessities, an elasticized side pocket on the outside for your cell phone, a wide shoulder strap for comfort, and even a cute little jeweled tassel!

 Make a comment about why you love fabric and I will choose one winner at random within 48 hours! 

Additional prizes of Priscilla fabric pre-cuts will also be awarded! 

Don't forget to check out tomorrow's blog hop post: Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter

   

During the blog hop, these great sites will be blogging all about Fabric Fest and the wonderful classes they are teaching. They will also be giving away some great prizes, so you'll want to keep this list close by!
Trust us.
You CAN'T miss a single day! 

Wednesday, June 5
Jina Barney of Riley Blake Designs
Thursday, June 6
Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet
 Friday, June 7
Elizabeth and Liz Evans of Simply Simon & Co
Saturday, June 8
Nancy Zieman/Deanna Springer of Nancy Zieman.com
Monday, June 10
Melissa Mortenson of The Polka Dot Chair 
Tuesday, June 11
Carolina Moore of Always Expect Moore
Wednesday, June 12
Paige Hill of Riley Blake Designs, Jennifer of Tatertots and Jello,
Becky & Kari of U-Create
Thursday, June 13
Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish
Friday, June 14
Kim Christopherson & Kris Thurgood of My Girlfriends Quilt Shoppe
Saturday, June 15
Bonnie Bailey on Riley Blake Designs
 Monday, June 17
Lila Tueller of Lila Tueller Designs
Tuesday, June 18
Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter
Wednesday, June 19
Lindsay Wilkes of The Cottage Mama
Thursday, June 20
Sue Daley of Sue Daley Designs
Friday, June 21
Eleanor Burns/ Sue Bouchard of Quilt in a Day
Saturday, June 22
Jenny, Natalie, & Sarah of Missouri Star Quilt Company
 Monday, June 24
Andrea Goddard of And I Sew
Tuesday, June 25
Becky, Brooke, Jamie, Kirsten, & Nikkala of The Crafting Chicks
Wednesday, June 26
Deonn Stott of Quiltscapes 
 Thursday, June 27
Sandy Workman of Pine Mountain Designs
Friday, June 28
Sydney Haglund of Memory Quilt Maker

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Blogging Hiatus Has Ended

Hello blogworld friends...

I have been away for too long! You may not have noticed, but I sure have! I guess I've been really busy doing 100 other things, and forgot I even have a blog!
Well I have made a mid-year resolution to start writing much more often! There's a lot of stuff I could be talking to you about, but I guess it requires more work than I have had energy for recently. But I will do better!

First of all, I recently returned from a trip to Spokane, Washington, where I taught a class in a really beautiful quilt shop called The Top Stitch. It is owned and operated by my new friend Carrie Jarvis, who invited me to come and do a class after she attended another class I did in Spokane a year ago. We had a really good time together making the Casual Clutch pattern, and had a little lunch as well!

Here are some pictures I stole from Carrie's Facebook page of the event! (Thanks Carrie!)


 
 A fuzzy one of me holding up the pattern piece we are cutting out...

Some of the class busily sewing away...



 Christine with her new black and white purse! She went home and added a red 
button to it.






 Other adorable class attendees!!!




Everyone took home a really cute Casual Clutch they had made in the class! It was a lot of fun:) Didn't they all do great work?

This is a closeup of the clutch Dana (see below) made...isn't it adorable? Love the pop-out buttons in the centers of the flowers!






Then I got to stay and visit my dear friend Dana who lives in Spokane as well! I stayed for a whole week! She treated me to all kinds of fun outings...an art festival, Farm Chicks, and lots of fancy dinners and lunches out on the town!

Here's a picture of Dana and I and her daughter Jessica at quilt market this past May in Portland! (That's another event I have neglected to talk about!) But I digress...


She came because Portland is sorta close to Spokane...and cause we could play!!

 

This is Dana and her husband Dave. Aren't they a cute couple?? They made me feel really welcome and comfortable in their home while I stayed...and stayed...

Dave was very patient, although he did make a few jokes about the bad influence I was on his wife! Let's just say she didn't get a whole lot of work done while I was there, haha! 
But she did manage to make a delicious Italian dinner for her family on Sunday, complete with Lasagne and homemade ravioli! YUM!! (Wish I had a picture of that)

One thing I really enjoyed about Spokane was the beautiful park near Dana's home. It's called Manito Park, (I think) and it is just gorgeous! Here are some pictures I took of the park when I was walking one morning.




Its really green, and the flowers were just starting to really bloom nicely! I couldn't get enough of it!

So that's the latest news...and while I was uploading pictures for this post I saw a bunch of pictures I took at quilt market in May that I never posted about! What is WRONG with me?

So I promise to get back to that right away! (That resolution I made)

My newest fabric collection called Priscilla is on the shelves now, so this is the time to get some! Here's a little plug for Dana...she has an online fabric store: Fabriphoria.com, where you can order my fabrics,
and her Facebook page too! You should definitely order some from her!!!



Check back on the 17th of June for my Fabric Fest Blog Hop post and giveaway!!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Hey! The pattern sale is OVER!!

Just wanted to make sure everyone got the memo! I realize that I should have made an announcement on here, instead of just on my Facebook page...so here it is!

THE $2 PATTERN SALE IS NOW OVER! and it was really successful! Thanks to all of you who ordered!


Monday, February 4, 2013

PATTERNS GONE WILD!

Hello everyone!

I have recently been doing a little re-org with Chelsea of Pink Fig Patterns, who has been selling my patterns for me.
For quite a while we had this little deal going, but recently Chelsea has been doing a makeover in several areas of her life, which we all do now and again, or should! One of the things she decided to "let go" of is the selling of my patterns on her website. I am totally supportive of this change she is making, and am frankly surprised that she didn't do it before now!

I will be coming up with a new website for selling my patterns both retail and wholesale. Until that time, if you want to order patterns from me, please email me at: lilatuellerdesigns@gmail.com

We will work out everything that way until I have a new site up and running. Sorry for the confusion or inconvenience this may have already caused you!

In the meantime, I am doing a little

 Pattern Clearance Sale!
All of the patterns listed below are being sold for $2 each retail!! (plus shipping)
This sale is effective for the next 2 weeks or while supplies last!
Wholesale customers: please email me: lilatuellerdesigns@gmail.com
You can view these patterns on the right sidebar...just scroll down a bit!
 
The Funked Out Peasant Blouse
The Bohemian Bag 
The Snazzy Bag 
The Posie Bag 
The Sophisticate Skirt
The Athena/Calista Skirts
The Stella Skirt
The London Top/Dress tween sizes
The Abigail Dress/Top tween sizes
Day at the Park Jacket, Pants, Skirt and Cap (child)
The Lollipop-Lola Sundress, Hat and Shorts
The Halle Rose Baby Blanket
The Soire'e Quilt
The Orchard Basket Quilt
The Woodland Bloom Quilt
Pillow Pop Pillow Covers
The Natalie Bedding Set 



If you want to order please email me at lilatuellerdesigns@gmail.com!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Fabric Collection on the Horizon!!

Hey you guys!
It's me again...I know I know, I am the worst blogger in the whole world! It's been a whirlwind since Christmas day when we had a little fire in our house which caused me all sorts of drama ever since! Everything in the house was damaged by the smoke it seems, and we have been busy cleaning and painting and laying carpet...etc. So that's my excuse for now.

But guess what!?
I am really excited because I just saw the final prints for my newest collection to be debuting at the May Quilt Market in Portland! 

The collection is called..."Priscilla"
It is full of soft color that will be perfect for spring and summer sewing...for quilts, clothing, accessories, bedding, you name it! There will be a few laminates as well...which make for some great bags and such! 

Major Tip of the Day: I also recommend recovering your kitchen chair cushions in laminated cotton, because then you can wipe off the spills instead of freaking out!! I just got a new kitchen table and chairs (a-la the fire) and as soon as I get a second I am going to recover the cushions in laminate even though we haven't even gotten them dirty yet! Not even gonna wait for that.

So here is a little sneak peek for you!
 
And the link to view the whole collection:
http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/shop/category/riley-blake-designs/coming-soon/priscilla/priscilla-cottons/

It's a little softer than I have done in a while! I hope it will be fun to work with...maybe a baby girl's nursery, or a big girl's bedroom! Maybe just some fun dresses or skirts. I hope you will enjoy it, and ask for it from your local quilt shop!



Giveaways are coming soon...check back!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Two Free Downloadable PDF patterns!!

Hello all...



Amidst all the pre-Christmas hub-bub and such... it seems that I completely forgot to mention that I have put up two new downloadable PDF patterns that are temporarily free of charge here on my blog!

They are:
The Every Day Wrap Skirt ( designed to fit pretty much everyone)


 

 And the Luggage Tags pattern:


  

 These are a couple of fast and easy projects that would work really well as last minute gifts for friends or family!
If you want to download either of these or both, please go to the right sidebar, right near the top. They are easy to find!

One note:
You will want to use 8.5" X 11" card stock to print off the templates portion of the Luggage Tags. It will make your life a lot easier if you do.
So I recommend that you load your printer as follows: 2 pages of white card stock on the top, with at least 5 pages of plain paper underneath. The pattern will print in reverse order, so that your templates are printed on the card stock first, then the directions on the plain paper, ending with the title page.

Merry Christmas! and Happy Sewing for the New Year!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

OH MY GOSH!...Where have I been??



HELLOOOO...I know it's been forever! I don't know why really, just busy with life in general. Of course there was that little thing called International Quilt Market that happened in the thick of things!


I had a really great time in Houston, getting a chance to reunite with lots of friends, and meeting some new ones too! It's always a good chance for me to get some fresh inspiration and motivation as well. The creative juices flow freely after market, every time I go.

It's time to do a little booth expo for all of you who were not there to see it in person.

This below, is a shot of my booth. The fabric collection we are focusing on here is called Mystique. It is essentially a collection of blacks, whites and greys that can be mixed and matched with solids or just each other to create a whole bunch of interesting looks.

 






This is a closeup shot of some items we made featuring Mystique. You can see the Cambridge Cargo Bag, made up in the Grey floral and dot. There is also a framed watercolor I did, matted out in the black floral.




Here you can see a little closeup shot of the dessert table. If you had come to my booth, you would have gotten a sample of my homemade chocolate walnut fudge, and my homemade licorice caramels! We also had little black boxes filled with yummy creamy mint sandwiches! 
You can also get a little glimpse of some of the new fancy clutches, which is a great new pattern on its way from my partner Michelle at Golightly Sewing Studio. Notice also the shots of the dress!

See that photo album?? I wish each and every one of you had taken a look at this album. It was shot and put together by my really close friend Lisa Coplen. Words cannot express the time, talent and love that went into what she did for me in creating the theme for this booth. The photos were EXQUISITE!! If you ever need a wedding photographer who will blow your mind, it's this girl. That's all I can say!!


This is the sweet little dress made from my Mystique fabric in grey by Chelsea at Pink Fig Design. She made this pattern for a magazine. I'll have to find out more about that so you can get your hands on it if you are interested!
There are also a couple of cool quilts shown here from Mystique. Many of the quilts shown in the booth are available through Riley Blake.



 The display you see below is showcasing the new Sundance Coats pattern, the Savannah Breeze Dress and Top pattern, and the Charlotte Sunshine Tween pattern which are new and available now! email:golightlystudio@gmail.com to order



Another view of the  Sweet Clutches  pattern:






 This, above is the famous DRESS. It was ogled over many times, with many, many onlookers demanding a pattern for it so they could make it too. OH BOY!! That's gonna be a job.



 
Oh...and did I mention that my booth won an award?? Second place in my category. That's pretty good out of 2300 booths!


This below is me during my schoolhouse. I am wearing the Every day Wrap Skirt pattern which I handed out to all the attendees. You can find this pattern on my blog very soon!




 And this is Michelle Golightly, below, at the same schoolhouse event talking about her new patterns.
 



I did a little make and take mini class teaching how to make luggage tags! 
This pattern will also be available on my blog very soon!







 Just a little bit of fun...This is David Butler and Ty Pennington here with Chelsea and I. (!!) :0



This below is my daughter Natalie and her friend Nick English who came along for the quilt market ride. I think they had a lot of fun goofing off in Houston, actually. Quilt Market wasn't exactly their scene:)


And last but not least, late night eats at Cheesecake Factory in Houston. Absolutely the BEST!!
Left to right: Michelle Golightly, Chelsea Andersen, Myself, Dana English
 

All in all, I had a really great time at market! Hope you enjoyed the pictures!!!

XO,