Thursday, November 12, 2015

Blizzard Warning

Do you ever make craft promises to yourself?
No, nothing like I won't buy yarn or fabric for a
month and then have a relapse.
I mean from an artistic point.
Several years back, after my grandmother passed
away, she left many crocheted granny squares in a bag.
After many hours of putting them together,
I made a promise to myself that well....
I would never make anything with any granny squares.
I didn't like the whole idea of having
 to crochet or sew them together. 
It is a good thing that we are all able to grow and
change our minds.
The change of mind came from a pattern.

It is called Blizzard Warning. 
It is created by Every Trick on the Hook.
You can find the pattern for free
right now on Ravelry.
You can either make a hexagon
or as a granny square.
  I chose the later.
Although, a hexagon could be in the near future.
I made a single crocheted seam in the center
connecting the squares. 

I have big plans for
this lovely, so
you'll have to check in later.
I could be snowed in.

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Handmade Holiday Hop

Is it really getting that time of the year? 
 Christmas trees, Angels and Carols, ohh my!!
 I am over
at the Therm-O-Web blog giving
a tutorial on how to make these fabric Christmas ornaments.
You could also use them as a fancy gift tag.
They don't take a lot of time and
they are no sew
and so fun to play with.

This one is my favorite. 
I am in love with aqua.
I hope that you hop on over and check it out.
There is a prize package worth over $600
and some really great Holiday ideas.

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Quilt Market Finishes and Fat Quarter Shop Winner

It is that time of year again.
I personally have never had the chance to make it there,
but this year a few of my projects will be there for you to view.
And for those of you (like myself)
that will not be in Houston,
Here is a little preview.

I created this computer satchel with several different Therm-o-Web products.
I really enjoy finding fun new ways to play with the iCraft® DECO FOIL™
Gold is really a favorite of mine. 
Next, is my Patriotic America quilt. 

I had a thought of how to create this when I first started quilting,
but I wasn't really great at my new hobby and
 I had no clue how to execute my idea.
I did a mix of hand and machine quilting on this.
I used my favorite!
 Aurifil 12 wt. in Red for the hand stitching around all the squares.
I wished that I would have gotten a close-up before it headed on
it's merry little voyage.
You can see all the Therm-o-Web products I used and some more photos - HERE.
If you are in Houston, check out Booth # 2033. 
I would love to see pictures.
And for the winner of the Fat Quarter Gift Certificate is Tonnia!
Congrats to her.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

A Brilliant Cut Blog Hop & Giveaway

 Welcome to the Fat Quarter Shop Brilliant Cut Blog Hop!
What is A Brilliant Cut?
It is this beauty.
As some would say,  a girl's best friend.
There example was done in beautiful  
So rich and gorgeous.
I chose a slightly different color scheme.
 I wasn't quite sure what I had planned for
this mini until I put pieced together
the block.
It was a cinch.
Made piecing the diamond perfection.
I can see using this tool in many other projects
After piecing the diamond,
I fondly recalled a lullaby that
I would sing my babies.

I am sure most of
you can figure out the song.

A Mocking Bird

A Looking Glass

and of course the Billy Goat
or as my husband says "The Old Goat".

It is my Hush Little Baby quilt
with a Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring block
from the Fat Quarter Shop.

The shine for the berry, diamond, mirror and glasses was added by using
iCraft® DECO FOIL™  which you can find here.

Check out the rest of the participants on the
A Brilliant Cut Blog Hop!

Melissa of Oh How Sweet

And now for the giveaway
Fat Quarter Shop is generously sponsoring
a giveaway of

Just leave any comment below to be enter.
One comment per person.
Giveaway closes on Monday 19th.
Good Luck.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

EQ Seasons: Row-A-Long The Big Reveal and Giveaways

Today is the big reveal day!
EQ Seasons Row Along
Have been around and check out all the beautiful
rows that are available for free for a short time?
Although summer is my favorite season, for purely selfish reasons (Time Off),
while creating this,
a little saying kept running through my head
Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall
I can't decide which one I love best of all.
So, I decided to make each.
It is my seasons quilt. 
 It is 12 rows,  9 of which are part of the Row-A-Long. 
I threw some different little filler rows in.
(Yes, I am a Rebel.)

It is a over sized twin quilt. 
You can definitely see that pretty little pop of
lime DecoFoil on the Flip Flops.
It really picks up the light.

I used the following rows in my quilt.
A few of them, I had to change up just a little.
I can't leave well enough alone.
It give it just a little more touch of  me - "Crazy".
In order,



A filler row

Sew Incredibly Crazy - that's me
A filler row




Now for the giveaways!


Northcott Fabrics is giving 1 lucky recipient, 6-8 pieces of fabric at 1 yard lengths each. You may
 only enter once. In other words, if you enter it here, do not enter it at the other blogs. 
This giveaway is at all the featured blogs today. Value $60-80.00.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Free Shipping to anyone in the 48 Contiguous states. 
If winner is outside of this area, you must agree to pay shipping cost. Value $450.00

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hobbs is giving away a queen sized Cotton Batting.
This is only to be shipped in the USA,
unless you are willing to pay for the shipping.



Marian at Seams To Be Sew has more details at her blog and you can join us on

The Big Reveal Starting today!


To make the row that I have created
you can find the free pattern
until October 31 and can find it HERE.   
You will have to register on Craftsy in order to get the pattern.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

EQ7: Seasons Row-A-Long & Giveaways

Welcome to my day of the
This is the final week to share
the rows that have been created.
I hope that you had a chance to check out
all the previous week's rows.  You can find the schedule here.
Thanks to Maria at Seams To Be Sew.  She has worked hard to get
amazing sponsors for this blog hop.
You can also see some blocks and color inspiration
  Facebook and Flickr.
Were you able to figure out what my row is?
I gave a few hints.
I choose Summer, because
it means time to enjoy my family with
absolutely no distractions.
Just the Water and a time or two in the Sand.
(It's hard to find much sand next to water in Colorado.)
This is my row.

 A little Waves and Flip Floppin' Fun!
It is relatively easy pieced row
with a little applique.
I have had EQ7 for about three years.
I am no expert at it,
but all the quilts that I complete are
ones that I have drawn up in EQ7 first.
For this, it was no different.
I knew that I wanted water in my
block.  For me it represents fishing trips,
swimming pools and summer vacations.
I just love the water.
When looking through EQ, I notices that the
Monkey Wrench block resembled a wave.
I thought that I would build on a block
that was already in EQ.
First, I added that block in my sketchbook.
Then, I started working away.
I like to go to the coloring option on the block
to see what I need to do to change it around.
I know that the block is close,
but I need to change a few things.
After changing the color on a few areas and adding a line or two,
I ended up with this. 
This is close, but I knew that I wanted
to add Flip Flops and change the row
a bit.
 That is one the great features of EQ7.
You can edit parts of the block by using the arrow in the upper left corner
and making a box around that area.
In  this picture, I rotated the inner box.
You can manipulate and play with
the blocks that are already in the EQ7 Library.
I could play and manipulate
different blocks and colors for hours.
This is the final block that I created.
It is a mix between piecing and applique.
You can find my FREE Row pattern HERE.   
You will have to register on Craftsy in order to get the pattern.
Instead of using applique on the flip flop strap,
I used DecoFoil in Lime. 
It adds a bit of bling to the block.

And NOW For the Giveaways!!
Northcott fabrics is giving one lucky recipient, 6-8 pieces of fabric at 1 yard lengths each. You may  
only enter once. In other words, if you enter it here, do not enter it at the other blogs.
This giveaway is at all the featured blogs today.

The Fat Quarter Shop is generously giving away a $25 gift certificate to one 
lucky winner who enters the giveaway below. Thanks Fat Quarter Shop!
You can only enter once at this blog. Multiple entries will be disqualified.

I am a designer over at Therm-O-Web and they have graciously sponsored at
giveaway of the following.
7 colors of our iCraft® Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets (their choice of colors) a $35.00 value
1 bottle of our iCraft® Deco Foil™ Liquid Adhesive – a $4.99 value
1 pack of our iCraft® Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive Sheets – a $4.99 value
1 pack of our HeatnBond® Ultra 1 yard pack – a $2.99 value
1 pack of our HeatnBond® Lite 1 yard pack – a $4.99 value
1 pack of our StitchnSew™ Interfacing 1 yard pack a $5.49 value
Total Value over $70.00
Because of the limitation of shipping sprays and adhesives overseas,
this gift is limited to the USA (within the 48 contiguous states) and Canada Only.
All of the below go to one lucky recipient

And lastly, how would you like to
win EQ7?
The folks over at EQ are giving away
this amazing software.
You need to hop over HERE
and enter to win.
Electric Quilt Tutorial is offering a tutorial on placing your rows in a quilt.
They will also feature a .blk library file
of 96% of the rows we offered during EQ Seasons.

Here is a list of the other bloggers for today:

Quilt Shop Gal -  Winter
 Sew Incredibly Crazy - Summer - You are here
Seams To Be Sew - Spring
 Stof Genoeg -  Filler Row
"Sew" glad that you stopped by!!

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