a book sneak peek.

26 September 2013

quilts made with love.
excuse me while i shout it from the rooftops ...

quilts made with love. bitsy baby.
-bitsy baby-

y'all read that right.
quilts made with love is readily available.
it's in your local quilt shop, it's in your favorite online shop, it's on amazon and at your favorite bookstore.
and yes, this is me geeking out!!!

quilts made with love. oh happy day.
-oh happy day-

the good folks over at martingale are highlighting my book today via their blog, stitch this!
so, run along and take a peek.
learn my inspiration and how quilts made with love will fit into YOUR quilting.
pssst, they're having a giveaway, too!!!
(direct link HERE.)

quilts made with love. happily ever after.
-happily ever after-

if you preordered a signed copy from me, they will be in the mail by this weekend.
also, if you're in the northeast ohio area, i'll be signing books at sew deja vu this saturday between 12pm-3pm.

quilts made with love. unconditional.

it's a happy, happy, happy day!!!

so far, which quilt is your favorite?!?!
it's totally okay to say all of them.
wink, wink.

xo, rachel

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jelly roll jam.

16 September 2013

jelly roll jam.
today, i'm going to share something fun with y'all.
it's also really cute.

the lovely peeps over at fat quarter shop have been busy. like always.
this time, they've been cooking up a series of shortcut quilts.
we all love good shortcuts, right?
i know i do.

jelly roll jam.

the first in their series is the jelly roll jam.
what's jelly roll jam?
well, it's an adorable baby quilt that utilizes those 2 1/2" strips we all know and love.

jelly roll jam.

this free downloadable quilt pattern is quick and easy to complete.
and each baby quilt uses just half of a jelly roll!
two baby quilts from one jelly roll?! sign me up!
(you'll just need to add backing fabric.)

in case you are a visual learner, kimberly made this video tutorial.
it shows the step by step process of making the jelly roll jam quilt and includes helpful tips.
(hey, kim. xoxo.)

jelly roll jam.
i was asked if i wanted to play along.
of course i wanted to.
i picked out this yummy boho jelly roll.
(by urban chiks for moda.)

jelly roll jam.
here's my cute quilt top.
i wish i was cool enough to show a completed quilt, but there's only so many hours in a day.
darn sleep. too bad i need that. ;)

jelly roll jam.
oh, and to celebrate the release of jelly roll jam, ALL jelly rolls are 20% off this week at fat quarter shop!!!
just make sure to get yours before september 22nd.

so, who's making one (or six) of these delicious baby quilts?

xo, rachel

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freckled whimsy winner.

10 September 2013

the winner of the freckled whimsy giveaway is ... joyce.

congrats to you, joyce!!!
email me: rachel at psiquilt dot com

thanks to all of y'all that entered.

xo, rachel

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build a quilt workshop: skedaddle.

09 September 2013

in september of 2011, i started a build a quilt workshop series.
there was a basics class, facade class and cascade class.
the first set of build a quilt workshop classes went over really well.
so well, in fact, that i've been asked to add more classes. (i've been listening. promise.)
because of that, i've been gearing up & making plans for the new class.

in case y'all missed out on the first classes, here's a little refresher.
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?!?!

class will start at the beginning of 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 continue to like this concept, more classes could be added at a later time.)

skedaddle class-
in this class we will build a modern patchwork quilt using low value/volume fabrics and saturated (or bright) prints/solid fabrics.
we will go over several different options are far as fabrics are concerned.
this class is perfect for beginners through advanced quilters.

BAQW: skedaddle. (scrappy low value.)
pay the skedaddle class fee HERE.
limited spots available.

benefits that are included in the class fee:
step by step quilt along style directions for cutting, constructing & finishing your quilt
free pdf pattern of your choice from rachel griffith designs
20% discount via fat quarter shop towards your next purchase. (code will given via flickr group.)
exclusive giveaway to celebrate our show & tell quilt parade

so, who's ready to build some quilts?!?!
i know i am.

xo, rachel

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sponsor giveaway: freckled whimsy.

08 September 2013

we haven't had a sponsor giveaway in a while, so let's do this!

FWblog header
today's featured sponsor is freckled whimsy.
freckled whimsy started off as a blog, written by karrielyne winters, and evolved itself into a full blown pattern company.
awesome job, karrielyne!

if y'all aren't already reading freckled whimsy, do so.
karrielyne is both funny and inspirational.
y'all should read her toxic waste post. especially if you have kiddos. i can relate. ;)

up for grabs for one lucky ps i quilt reader:
8 fat quarters of spot on for robert kaufman
3 large spools of aurifil thread (50w, 40w, & 28w)
1 roll of bakers twine
1 mini charm pack of sunnyside by kate spain for moda
and 1 aurifil color card

to enter:
1 entry for liking freckled whimsy facebook page. (or tell me if you already do.)
1 entry for following freckled whimsy blog. (or tell me if you already do.)
1 entry for visiting freckled whimsy shop and then telling me your favorite pattern. (mine is promenade.)
(winner will be announced tuesday.)

on top of freckled whimsy's generous giveaway, she's offering y'all a special promo because it's her birthday weekend!!!

so, let's celebrate her birthday is style and try to win some free goodies!
on your marks, get set, go!


xo, rachel

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falling for fall.

03 September 2013

falling for fall.
it happens every year.

i fall madly in love with fall.
i just can't help it.
i'm a fall/winter girl.

i'll take falling leaves, friday night football games and pumpkins long before i'll take budding flowers, insects and watermelon.
it's just in my nature.
also, i can't stand watermelon. bleh. lol.

i'm amazed that i haven't decorated for fall yet.
normally i cave and do it the last weekend of august.
i bet my family is wondering what's wrong with me.
and i bet you can guess what i'll be doing this week.
yep, decorating.

when do y'all decorate for fall?

pic above = my fall fabric wreath.
tutorial can be found HERE.

xo, rachel

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