Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Arriving in your favorite Fabric Store this month
is my newest fabric line called "Hugaboo!"
As the name implies, it is a baby and toddler
group perfect for your 
little Hugaboo!

There is a pink panel for little sweeties,
filled with heartwarming sayings to use
on quilts, wall hangings, diaper bags
and all of the special "childhood" accessories.
Pretty coordinating fabrics provide
all the inspiration you will need to create
the perfect project for your
little princess!

The little boys' panel is filled with trucks, trains and sayings
about  little boys and the special
places they hold in our hearts.
The fabrics that coordinate with this panel
are cute enough to use alone!

Don't know if the arriving bundle of joy will
be a boy or girl?  Look at these
soft yellows and greys....
This color combination is popular
in projects for both boys and girls.

all of these are available in snuggly brushed as
well as cotton!


My dear, talented friend, Barb, from
Coach House designs has designed 5!!
patterns using Hugaboo.
They are as sweet as can be.
Visit her website 
to see these and many more
of her lovely creations.

Candy Box

Love You to Pieces-Boy

Love You to Pieces-Girl



My little models are really excited to introduce you
to "Hugaboo" and hope that you like
it as much as they do.
Visit your favorite Quilting Fabric store
to find it.

P.S...This is what happened right after the above picture was taken!
(Balancing fabric on a deck rail with 6 year old twins, is never 
a good idea....)

Hope that you enjoy "Hugaboo!"
As Always Dear Friends,
Happy Quiltiling!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Winner! Winner!


Even though it is Springtime, fall fabrics
are arriving in your favorite 
Quilt Store!

Congratulations to the winner of my
"Spring into Fall" Giveaway!

The first winner:
wins this Jelly Roll of Moda fabric.
It is from "Forest Fancy" and  goes to....
Sandy A of scottylover!

                                                                 The second winner.....
wins both colorways of my new Halloween
"Midnight Masquerade" by Moda!
It is Kimberly McConville!

Congratulations Ladies!
I have e-mailed you both.
Please make sure that you reply with your
addresses and I will get your fabric
right out.

Thanks again to everyone who visited my
Happy Quilting!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Spring into Fall GIVE AWAY!


Even though Spring is arriving here at home,
FALL is arriving in your favorite Quilt Shops!

I'm so excited to present my new Fall Fabric groups
with Moda
that are being delivered to stores in May.

The first, is Forest Fancy.
It is filled with beautiful, warm fall colors and 
rich patterns.

I love spring, but the colors in Forest Fancy makes me
think of Autumn and the beauty of that season.

And look at the panels!  This is my favorite owl that I
have ever painted.....There are rich damask patterns on
her feathers and even the pumpkin.

Warm colors and detailed textures
create a "Fancy Forest" scene with
these precuts!

Also arriving this month, is a light-hearted approach
to a most scary fall holiday, Halloween!

In Midnight Masquerade, whimsical owls are
dressed up in their most festive costumes to 
help celebrate this fun time of year.

Cute mummies, playful pirates, and "not too scary"
Dracula owls are all ready to Trick or Treat!

Bright colors and playful patterns make this a group
that will add a smile to many faces
as the owls wish everyone a 
Happy H'OWL'oween!

Barb at 
has again shared her talents with me
and created these incredible patterns with
Forest Fancy and Midnight Masquerade.

Stop by her website
to see 
all of her wonderful creations!

And now for the give-away!!!
Leave a comment about which Fall holiday you like the
best, Thanksgiving or Halloween,
by Sunday, May 10th at 6pm.
2 winners will be chosen.

The first will win ...
a JELLY ROLL!! of Forest Fancy.

The second winner will win...
Both panel colorways from Midnight Masquerade!!

Hope you enjoy my new Fall fabric lines
from wonderful Moda!

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Finn and Graham (along with Random.org)
helped me to choose the 2 winners in
the MODA Blog Takeover!

The winners are:

Karen, who commented on April 30th at 2:05 am
Brandy Pitt, who commented on April 30th at 8:45 am.

I've e-mailed you and asked for you to e-mail me 
back with your address and choice of
red or green bordered panel.

Congratulations Ladies!!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by and 
viewed my blog during the hop.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to
see my two new fall lines that will be in stores
this month!
More give-aways too!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Hi!  We are Finn and Graham, Deb Strain's adorable twin
grandsons and we are TAKING OVER today!

I'm Finnigan and I'm the oldest. I call my grandma,
"NANA."  We love to draw and paint in her messy studio!

My name is Graham and I call my grandma,
"MYRNA."  We are going to tell you about the craziness before
she goes to Market.  (Her studio is always this messy,
not just before Market!)

The weeks before Nana/Myrna leaves, everything gets forgotten (except US!)
The cupboards are almost bare...no fruit snacks even!

The laundry pile gets bigger and bigger!

There is fabric EVERYWHERE!!

We love it when new boxes of fabric come from Moda.
Nana/Myrna always says "We love Moda!"

Nana/Myrna has a Christmas fabric coming to your favorite
Quilt Store in June.

We love it!  It is bright and fun and has lots of PRESENTS
in it!

It even has SANTA on the panel.  (We love Santa!!)

Nana/Myrna's talented friend, Barb, from
created these great quilt patterns with 
Aren't they cute??

If you leave us a comment, two of you will win a panel from
Ho!Ho!Ho!  We will pick the winners
on May 3rd after 6pm. Be sure to leave a way for us to contact you.

On May 4th, Nana/Myrna will  be introducing her new Fall lines that
will be coming to Quilt stores next month.
There will be even BIGGER give aways!
Be sure to stop by!

Thanks for visiting and enjoying Nana/Myrna's
fabric!  We love her!

Be sure to visit other designers in the last 2 days of
Moda's Designer Blog Takeover!

April 30th –
May 1st –

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Hello Friends!

Hope that have you enjoyed the Moda Love Blog Tour!
It was so much fun to see the different quilts
and find out what the different Moda
designers love...

And now for the winner of my random drawing:
1st prize
This lovey Fat Quarter Stack
goes to....

.....LISA whose comment about what she loves
on Sept.. 10th at 7:29 pm was,
"I love chocolate. Nuf said."
Congratulations Lisa!
Please e-mail your mailing address to me
at debstrain@embarqmail.com
and I will get your prize right out.

2nd prize, this colorful Layer Cake
of BE JOLLY goes to...

....SEWDELIGHTFUL, who commented on Sept. 10th at 12:49 pm,
"I love sewing and my fam."  Congratulations to you too!
Please send me your address via the above e-mail
and I will send your prize out also.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by 
and joining in the Moda Love Blog Hop.
Hope that your fall season includes lots
of LOVE and of course,


Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Hello Dear Friends!
Welcome to my day on the Moda Love Blog Tour!
I'm sharing the day
 with two wonderfully talented ladies,
Lynne of Kansas Troubles and 
Be sure to
stop by their blogs today too!

If you have been following the tour, all of the Moda designers were asked to create their
own version of the Moda Love Layer Cake Quilt using their
newest fabric line.
My newest line is called "BE JOLLY"
and it is filled with frosty snowflakes,
whimsical snowmen and Scandinavian 

So, all of the designers used the same pattern, using
different, beautiful Moda fabric!
I LOVE seeing how different they all are!

You can download the free pattern here.

Being the novice that I am, I decided that a full quilt
was more than I could handle!  Tammy Vonderschmidtt, from Moda,
was kind enough to share her incredible talent with me 
and create the beautiful quilt above using
BE JOLLY and the Moda Love Layer Cake Quilt Pattern.
Didn't she do a wonderful job?
Thank you, thank you Tammy!

Then, she must have been inspired, because she
created THIS fun, smaller quilt using the
Charm Pack version of the pattern
(also included in the free download!)

At Market, in May, the designers were asked to provide a 
demonstration of a tip that we would like to share
with all of you....
I thought you might like to 
see how I made these cute little
Quilt Labels using the snowmen from BE JOLLY.

You can see step-by-step instructions by 
clicking on:

Also, if you would like to use the artwork in the video (and in the
picture above) we have provided that too!

Download artwork for your BE JOLLY labels here.

Since the theme for this Blog Tour is LOVE, the Moda designers
were asked to share a little about the things we LOVE.

Of all of the things that I LOVE, my family, like so many of us,
ranks highest.

With my little twin grandsons holding a special place!

I also LOVE that I am able to spend everyday painting, creating and
working with color. 
 I LOVE working with Moda...they are
all wonderful, creative, encouraging and positive people.
I LOVE seeing a fabric line develop.  My 
favorite part of the design process is almost at the
end...when it is all coming together, the patterns
and values creating a colorful story!
I have LOVED quilts since I was a little
girl and would wrap up in my 
Great Grandma's hand stitched quilt
to watch The Carol Burnett Show
on Saturday nights!

And now for the Giveaways!!!
Moda has been so generous to provide 2 wonderful prizes.
Leave a comment about what you love
and you could win.....

First prize....this Fat Quarter Stack of the
entire BE JOLLY line!
Second prize....this Layer Cake of BE JOLLY

OH, I forgot to mention, I LOVE reading your comments
at the MODA blog hops too!

Be sure to visit all of the other Moda designers during the blog hop.
Each will show their quilt and have prizes to give away!

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
Bunny Hill – http://bunnyhillblog.com/
Deb Strain -  http://debstrain.blogspot.com/
Kansas Troubles – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com/

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
Kathy Schmitz – http://kathyschmitzstudio.blogspot.com/
Laundry Basket Quilts – http://www.laundrybasketquilts.com/blog/index.php
Zen Chic – http://www.farbstoff-bridge.blogspot.com

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
Me and My Sister Designs – http://meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/
Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Sweetwater – http://sweetwater.typepad.com/makelifesweet/

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
Winners Announced on ALL Designer Blogs listed above