Monday, August 27, 2012

Seeing Double



No, you are not seeing double!  I took the plunge and paper pieced for the first time.  A bit scary and intimidating, but I finished 2 out of 12 of the block needed to do the quilt I am working on.  I really love how they turned out, but they are way more time consuming than I thought.  Maybe, now I know a little more of what I am doing, the next 10 will go a little easier.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Quilting Gallery Blog Hop & Giveaway - Closed


Blog Hop Party


They are having a blog hop over at Quilting Gallery and since it is very close to my six month blog anniversary and decided to join in the fun.  It is only open to ship to the U.S. (Sorry, to all my International Followers, I love you all!)   Now on to the prizes. My giveaway is..

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pineapples and QAL


"Sew" crazy me decided to join another QAL.  My life is a tornado of activity, so once again I prove that I am a little lot crazy.  I just loved the Quilt-A-Long that Sew Happy Geek and Sew Bitter Sweet Designs was holding that I could not resist.  It had all the elements that I loved.  A little bit of classic and modern, all rolled into one.  The next step is paper piecing which I have yet to try out.  It is a little intimidating to try, but you have to start somewhere right?
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Potholders and Pineapples




Look at the huge stack of Ring Around the Rosie potholders!  All finished up and ready for Christmas.  Yes, I know a little early, but life seems to get so busy once the school bell rings. 
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Monday, August 13, 2012

Warning : Granny Quilt Overload





Please excuse the picture overload.  I am just really in love with these blocks.  It is a very old block design block with some modern fabric.  If I would have had enough material, I would have made this big enough to fit my bed.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Few more Grannies

Well, it is week two of working on my Great Grannies and I am still totally loving them.  I actually finished all of the blocks this last week and here they all are.
 

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Hoot Owl Cakes


Most of the time, I post about my sewing adventures.  But there are several hobbies I also enjoy besides setting in front of the sewing machine.  If you haven't already figured it out, it is making cakes for members of my family.  When the adults or kids turn a year older, I enjoy making a special little sweet treat.  If you have been a visitor to my blog before, you know that all of us love owls.  So for this birthday, of course you can guess what the theme was.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Fresh Sewing

So the summer months are already half over and school time is quickly approaching!  We have less than 3 weeks to get back in the swing of school.  Anyway, these are my finishes for the month of July.  I finished up the Gypsy Dance quilt and I did a little tutorial on my Lego Shirts that I made for the kids.  Not on the sewing side, I completed 20 of the Ring Around the Rosie Potholders.  I still have 4 left.  Yippeee!!!  This month I really want to get my Great Granny quilt all finished up.  It is going to be difficult considering all the events in the next couple weeks.  Fingers crossed next month that it will be on a my September Fresh Sewing page.


The lovely places I link to....

Lily's Quilts
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