build a quilt workshop.

30 September 2011


so build a quilt workshop...
it's something i've been contemplating for a long, long time.

the idea is to host online workshops in a quilt along style atmosphere.
we'll be using a private flickr group as our platform.
and everyone loves taking classes with their friends, right?!?!

classes will start mid october.
once your class fee is paid, you'll be invited to join our private flickr group.
and that's when the fun starts.
{providing we all like this concept, more classes will be added.}


the basics class-
in this class we will build a simplistic patchwork quilt, start to finish, using all the basics.
this class is perfect for beginners.
pay the basics class fee HERE.
limited spots available.


facade class-
in this class we will build a modern patchwork quilt.
this class is perfect for confident beginners through advanced quilters.

good fortune - final
*facade quilt we will be building*

pay the facade class fee HERE.
limited spots available.

paid class members will recieve a 20% discount via fat quarter shop towards their next purchase. {code will given via flickr group.}

so who's ready to build some quilts?!?!

♥ rachel

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sullivan's edge ruler blog hop.

27 September 2011

{comments closed.}
winners = chris {frecklemama} & cammie
email pat sloan at
and for those that didn't win: if you are interested in buying a ruler, you can find them in quilt shops and at joann’s online.

welcome to the sullivan's edge ruler blog hop yall :)

making the binding.

our awesome hostess for this blog hop is none other than miss pat sloan.
{hiya pat. xoxo.}

our sponsor for this blog hop is sullivan's cutting edge rulers.

these rulers were designed by pat sloan.
AND they sharpen your rotary blade WHILE you cut your fabric.
how cool is that?!?!

it's quite the ruler.
especially if you're a "kill 2 birds with 1 stone" kinda peep like i am.

these rulers come in 10 sizes -
4 1/2" square
6 1/2" square
9 1/2" square
12 1/2" square
16 1/2" square
6 1/2" x 18" rectangle
6 1/2" x 24 1/2" rectangle
4 1/2" x 37" -aka yardstick size-
-i own the 4 1/2" square, 12 1/2" square & the yardstick size-


my ruler thoughts:
i personally enjoy the 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" ruler.
it's the perfect size to use when i trim up my binding strips.
i love having a little ruler for these small trims, don't yall???

i also like the classic 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" ruler.
it's real handy if you're an improv block maker & simply need to trim your blocks.

the yardstick comes in handy for both measuring yardage as well as trimming borders. <--i'm not a fan of trimming borders. lol.

i enjoy the red lines on the rulers, but i think the frost is a smidge too heavy for my taste.
not enough that i don't wanna use the ruler though.

all in all i would recommend these rulers to yall.
you really can't beat the fact that it sharpens your blades while you cut.
win-win scenario.

yall can find the rulers at your local quilt shop, pat sloan or online via joann's.

since every blog hop needs fun questions:

sweet tea

if i take a look inside your refrigerator what would i find?
sweet tea. always.
{for my daddy's sweet tea recipe, click HERE.}


what is your favorite TV show of ALL TIME and why?
hands down it's friends.
best. show. EVER. made.
real people. real problems. real emotions. real humor. & all together perfect.

sandra bullock 3

if hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
that's easy . . . sandra bullock.
i'm convinced she'd pull off the perfect rachel griffith. <--especially if this is the southern-ish sandra bullock from hope floats, divine secrets of the ya ya sisterhood & the blind side. . .mixed in with some of her quirks from the proposal.

no blog hop would be complete without a giveaway:
one lucky ps i quilt reader will win their own sullivan's edge ruler. <--winner picks desired size.
just leave me a comment telling me what actor/actress would play you.
{winner will be drawn october 3rd.}

and don't forget to visit all the peeps on our blog tour:
{they'll also be having giveaways!!!}

september 27th
pat sloan
rachel griffith - ps i quilt
allison harris - cluck cluck sew

september 28th
erin russek - one piece at a time
victoria findlay wolfe - bumble beans inc.

september 29th
liz & beth hawkins - lizzie b creative
sarah fielke - the last piece

september 30th
dawn stewart - spring water designs
emily cier - carolina patchworks

so happy hopping!!!

♥ rachel

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my postage stamp quilt.

26 September 2011

my postage stamp quilt.

so i was on the phone with my quilter the other day and she said...
"did you ever blog your postage stamp quilt???"

*crickets chirping*

my postage stamp quilt.

i can't believe i forgot to show yall my completed postage stamp quilt.
*smacks self in forehead*

my postage stamp quilt.

isn't she lovely?!?!
me thinks yes.

and that binding...yummmmmmy :)

i love the fabrics.
i love the classic feel to it.
and i just love, love, love it.
end. of. story.

my postage stamp quilt.

quilt stats:
size = 60" x 80"
fabric = sunkissed by sweetwater for moda
quilting = darla padilla <--SO in love with the bubbly quilting!!!
pattern = postage stamp quilt along {see my tutorial page.}
& a huge thanks to karrielyne for helping me finish piecing the top. <--you're a peach!!!

do yall still love classic quilts now that everything is becoming more modern?!?!
just curious.

♥ rachel

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september 22nd 2011.

22 September 2011


so today i'm 29 years old.

hubby made me a yummy bacony breakfast.
my bff brought me balloons & starbucks.
our new family pet arrived.
and i was kissed by the apple king.

today is a good day.

♥ rachel

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almost irish.

21 September 2011

almost irish front cover web

i give yall almost irish.
{yep, this is the quilt from irish quilting magazine & this post.}

and after many, many requests...yall can now get this pattern here in the US.
patterns are available for preorder HERE.
{shipping in october.}

almost irish.

to say that i love this quilt would be a gross understatement.
i just know that this quilt will always be one of my favs.

i like that she's fat quarter friendly, uses bella solids & is oh so easy to piece. <--that's my kind of quilt :)

quilt stats:
fabric = rouenneries by french general for moda
size = 80 1/2" x 80 1/2"
quilting = rhonda morrison

almost irish.

oh and a yummy new version of almost irish will be at fall quilt market.
more on that later. promise.

if you are a shop that is interested in purchasing almost irish...
email me: rachel {at} psiquilt {dot} com

♥ rachel

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19 September 2011


definition of revamp:
remake. revise. renovate. reconstruct.

that pretty much sums things up in the griffith house.

let me 'splain...
i went from having 1 kiddo in school to having 3 in school.
which is quite the adjustment if i do say so myself.

football & cheerleading is in full swing.
practices 3 times a week with games on saturdays.

the hubby is now officially back to work since his surgery.
which i'm very, very thankful for.

and if you mix all that with my 4 kiddos battling fall colds on top of an unexpected hospital stay...WHAM it's 2 weeks later.

i'm remaking, revising, renovating & reconstructing.
so here's to revamping.

above pic courtesy of revamping my stash :)
*fabric sources noted here*

♥ rachel

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02 September 2011


so today miss lindsey turned one.

i can't believe it's her 1st birthday.
it's quite bittersweet.

♥ rachel

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sponsor giveaway: shabby fabrics

01 September 2011

{comments closed.}
$100 winner = rebecca lynne
$50 winner = carol
$50 winner = bobbie
email me: rachel {at} psiquilt {dot} com


today's featured sponsor is shabby fabrics.
i love the shabby chic-ness of their shop.
pretty, pretty stuff.

thanks to shabby fabrics, here's what i'm currently crushin' on...
candy corn kona solids fat quarter bundle.
happy jack quilt kit.
the great pumpkin bom.
yall don't judge me that it's all pumpkiny & fallish :P


three lucky ps i quilt readers are gonna win shabby fabrics gift certificates.
{up for grabs: one $100 gift certificate and two $50 gift certificates}

we're giving yall five chances to win!!!
one: follow shabby fabrics blog. or tell me if you already do.
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three: sign up for shabby fabrics newsletter. or tell me if you already are.
four: visit shabby fabrics, find your favorite product & then tell me what it is.
five: spread the word via your blog, facebook or twitter.

please leave a comment for each entry.
it makes my job much easier.
*winner will be drawn monday*

♥ rachel

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