Monday, September 8, 2014

Quilty Stitches Finish

 I am happy to say that
I am all finished up with
my Quilty Stitches that
was going on at LMS.

It was only supposed to be 16 blocks
but I added the other four to
make it rectangular to fit in the
 I hadn't cross-stitched in a few
years and I loved the simplicity
and well...
the Quiltiness of it.  I just
couldn't help but to join in.
It has happily
found a wall to hang on 
in my sewing room.

I had contemplated adding a little
fabric border around the edge,
but I am just not sure if
I will or not. 
Any Suggestions?

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

See YOU In September (Seriously Already) and Giveaway

 I have missed you
all sew much.
Thanks of course to Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt
and Shari of Living with Purpose 
I have been super busy
doing a little remodeling
throughout the WHOLE
I have painted 4 rooms
inside of our home and painted the complete outside
of our home also.
WAY to much Painting
and not enough sewing.
(I could have shown you pictures of that,
but they are not as fun)
And on top of it all
I was unable to use my
sewing machine,
but in the process I did
A LOT of hand stitching
First, I finished this cute little bib.
I decided to applique the flower
instead of stitching it.

Next, I did a little embroidery on
a Retro Apron.  I think I
am going to have to add
a little ruffle to the edge.
But with only having a sewing
machine for the past week.
It had to wait for my last project.

My Sewing Room Quilt
It is in my very favorite colors.
I absolutely adore
RBD Gingham in Aqua.
Just beautiful.

And here is a little peek of my sewing room
I can't wait to have it all
put together and organized.
I do have my fabric
in order, so
very soon I can
get busy quilting away.
I hope you all
enjoyed my  summer SEWING projects.

You can find all the embroidery patterns, apron,
and bib I used

Sew, How about a giveaway?
Colonial Patterns was kind enough
to sponsor a generous little

There will be 3 winner.
Each winner will receive

You will be able to make your own apron
and a bib for that
little cutie in your life.
What do you have to do to win?
1.  Leave a comment.  It is open to everyone, everywhere.
2.  For an extra entry like Stitcher's Revolution
(named for the newest patterns by Colonial Pattern)
3.  Follow me for a third entry.

The giveaway will close at midnight at the end of the hop.
Don't forget to check out the other
hoppers of the day.
 Wednesday, September 3

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Around the World Blog Tour

Around The World Blog Tour
If you're new to my blog then welcome.
Over a week ago I was invited by Maria to join in the
 Around the World Blog Tour,
I'm always on the look out for new blogs to follow
so thought this would be fun to take part in. 
Maria is a very talented bag and a resent quilt maker. 
She made her first quilt testing out my Watkins Star pattern
and well, she has been bitten by the quilting bug.  
 Go check her out Here.

As part of the blog tour we have to answer a few questions and
link to a blog for you to take a look at.
If you don't already know the lady
I will introduce you too, you will just love her.

So lets get started.
What am I Working On?
I have several projects in the works.
Some will be revealed in the
See You In September
Blog Hop that starts Sept 3.
Here are a few pics.

When Did You Start Blogging?
I started blogging in March of 2012.
I had entered a Moda Bake Shop contest
and received honorable mention for this bag.
I then decided that I
loved the quilty community.
I have met some of the most lovely
people blogging.
Why do I create what I do?
I honestly create for two different reasons.
I love a challenge.
First, hexie quilt ( all hand pieced and quilted) 
August 2013

First, curved pieced quilt,
June 2014
You get the picture.
And the Second Reason is
I can't sit still.
I like to be busy busy busy.
What do I hope to achieve in the near future?
I would love to write a few
more patterns,
if time allows.  I have
one completed.
And another that is
being tested.
And I love sharing what I am
working on with all of you. :)
Now that you've read a bit about me I'd like to introduce you to one talented lady.

Joan of Moosestache Quilting, she is very talented. 
I love her witty sense of humor and her contagious creativity. 
She was one of the first ladies I began following
when I started my blog
and I always enjoy stopping over at her Moose haven. 


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bobbing Along -Block on Board Hop!

SEW Have you been BOB-bing Along?

Welcome to my day on the BOB Blog Hop!

I've blogged about my handy GO! Accuquilt cutter before...
My last project using it was my
 Fields of Irises Flowering Snowball Quilt.

I was so happy when the fabulous people over
at Accuquilt invited me to join in their BOB Blog Hop

Do You know BOB?
BOB makes quilting so easy.
I chose to share the Rob Peter to Pay Paul BOB.

Rob Peter to Pay Paul is a Block on Board aka BOB -
 every shape needed to make the classic block
is included on two small  die boards.
It’s a easy, fast, and convenient to use this die!
And really,
how long would it take to cut all those
curved pieces by hand?
(I know I wouldn't even try without my BOB)
I was inspired by the inevitable
change in the weather.
The leaves will soon be
turning to the shades of Autumn.
No more will there be flowers blooming
from the summer containers.
 We will be seeing glowing wit hues of reds, oranges,
and yellows.

I decided to stray away for the
traditional look of
the Rob Peter to Pay Paul block and
make something a bit different.
The die is so versatile,
there is no problem changing
things up a bit.

I hand quilted the entire piece
with coordinating Aurifil 12 wt. thread.
This was my second curved
pieced quilt.
 I always enjoy a challenge,
but this Accuquilt die took the
trouble out of curves.
You can also pick up this beautiful pattern on Accuquilt

                                                                                   for FREE for a limited time.
There's a great line up of quilting bloggers participating in the BOB Blog Hop,
be sure and check their projects out....
August 18th – Samplings from a Blue Ribbon Girl – GO! Flowering Snowball
August 19th – Strip Quilter – GO! Ohio Star
August 20th – Freemotion by the River – GO! Log Cabin
August 21st – A Quilting Life – GO! Dresden Plates
August 22nd – Pleasant Home – GO! Blazing Star
August 23rd – Living Water Quilter – GO! Hunter Star
August 24th – Ray’s Sew Crafty – GO! Double Wedding Ring
August 25th – Blue Feather Quilt Studio – GO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul
August 26th – One Stitch at a Time – GO! Double Wedding Ring
August 27th – Beaquilter – GO! Log Cabin
August 28th – Sew Incredibly Crazy – GO! Rob Peter to Pay Paul
August 29th – Sew Fresh Quilts – GO! Ohio Star

I am so glad that you decided to BOB along with me.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Meet BOB!

I'm going to let you in on a little SECRET...
I have been super busy working with
Who is BOB? 
BOB stands for Block on Board. 
BOB die designs enable you to cut the pieces for an entire block with just one die
with your Accuquilt GO! Cutter.
How many Bob's are there?   
 Designs to choose from.
I am using the Rob Peter to Pay Paul Die.
Here is a little peek of what I have been working on

I can't wait to show you what I am
finishing up.
Accuquilt teamed up with some of creative folks
to see what they make with BOB!
From August 18th – August 29th, see a new project each day!
Here’s the full schedule:
August 18th 
Strip QuilterGO! Ohio Star
August 20th
 Pleasant HomeGO! Blazing Star
August 23rd 
BeaquilterGO! Log Cabin
August 28th 

Stay tuned for all the fun BOB projects!


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Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Baby Bib Tutorial

Hey, Drop in over at Thermoweb
where I am guest blogging on
how to create this little bib....
and they are having a pretty
generous giveaway that you
should check out.  :)
I had such a time getting a nice picture.
An elephant kept photo
bombing the pictures.
I think he was jealous of the bear.

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