Sunday, May 25, 2014

Giving Thanks

Thanks to all who have served, protected
 and fought for our freedoms
that we so often take for granted.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Accuquilt Block Party - Flowering Snowball

 Welcome to my day on the
AccuQuilt Blog Hop Party
AccuQuilt has came out with 11 new dies
and I was excited when I got a chance
to try out the
New Flowering Snowball Die.
I have never sewn a curve for a quilt,
maybe sewn a sleeve or two on
a kiddos dress, but
never on a quilt.
Just a little intimidating.
I decided to use all solids. 
I love the simplicity
of solids.  I pulled out my
Kona Fat Quarters Fields of Irises.

Plus, the die works great using fat quarters.

I timed how quick it was
to cut out 10 blocks. 
You can find the results here.
Sew, what exactly did I come up with?

It measures at 60" square. 
 I haven't yet decided how
I would like to quilt it
so, if you have any grand suggestions.......
I would love them.
I have several more ideas
for this great die.
Thanks to Accuquilt
for letting me give it a whirl.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Have you ever wondered?

 I have always wondered just how fast it would be
to cut fabric with a Accuquilt Go!
I am always up for saving a bit of time.
Sew, I grabbed my phone with the stopwatch,
my fabrics, and cutters.
I premeasured the die, so I knew exactly
the dimensions of the fabric I needed before
I started timing.
I was lucky enough to test out one of their new dies,
A great opportunity to see how long it
would take to cut out 10 blocks.
It is all curves except for the square in the center.
I have hand sewn a Hexi quilt before, cut all the fabric for it
and it was super time consuming.
I doubt that I would ever
have the time to hand cut each of
curves for the Flowering Snowball.
Plus it would be too Wonky.
And there are
Too many quilts to make
and not enough time.
So, just how long did it
take to prepare the fabrics to
be cut by my Accuquilt Go!
and then cut them.
Almost 27 minutes!!
I couldn't believe that
something that would have taken me
days and not been that accurate
took me less than a half an hour.
Here is a bit more of a teaser,
of what is to come
I can't wait to show you the rest on Friday.
You can check out the
what the rest of
hoppers did with their
New Dies.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

And the Winner Is.....

First of all, 
Hello there and thanks to all my new and seasoned fellow quilt
lovers who decided to follow me on my journey.
I do love to share my passion of quilting
and crafting with all of you. 
I would have loved to have said thanks
to each of you personally,
but time doesn't permit me to
with over 700 comments.
I loved reading each of your
summer or heading into to winter
to do's.  I, personally, am so ready for the summer sun!!
Are you wondering who won this
beautiful batch of thread
and fabric?
Well, that would be Lucky
Number 185.
Congratulations to you!!
I will be contacting you shortly. 
Don't forget to check out the AMB Blog Tour starting Monday
and the Accuquilt Blog Tour starting Monday also!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

OHHH, Look what's coming up!!

There are a lot of exciting
projects going on here.
I was lucky enough to test out
 one of Accuquilt's new
GO! Dies.  Want to know which one I
Well, I bet you know now.
I have been busily cutting and piecing together
that pretty little Kona
bundle of Fields of Irises.
Accuquilt has put together
a blog hop to show off all their new GO! Dies!
Accuquilt Die Blog Hop
I can't wait to show you more,
but you will have to wait a bit.
Here is the schedule 
May 19th
May 20th
May 21
May 23
May 24
May 26
May 27
May 28
May 29
May 30
I also put the finishing touches
on my license plate block for the
which starts next week.
Here is a little peek at my
You are going to want to check out
each day.  There
are some gorgeous blocks
and great giveaways.
It all starts on May 18th.
Check out the schedule HERE
And last but not least I have the
Here is my final peek at what I
have been up to.....
Ruffles, and some
Good Ole' Red, White, and Blue
with some Aurifil too.
If you haven't entered my
little giveaway,
You still have some time.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day - Closed

Sew Mama Sew is hosting an amazing giveaway
with tons of bloggers
linking up to share their giveaways.
I love meeting and learning more about all of you!

Sew, What's my giveaway?
Six fat-eights of Tradewinds by Moda.
And 10 beautiful spools of Aurifil thread.
Doesn't that "Color You Happy"? 
How about a little snow picture?
Dreaming of summer,
but still living with a winter.
The details:
  1. Leave a comment telling me what you are looking forward to when it is summer? (if it ever comes)
  2. You don't have to be a follower to enter, but if you are one you can leave an extra comment for an extra chance if you want to. 
  3. It can be mailed anywhere.
  4. Random Generator will pick the winner. 
  5. Giveaway ends at 5 p.m. PST on May 16thEntries after 5 p.m. PST on May 16th will not be included in the giveaway.

The winner is Needled Mom. 
I am "Sew Happy You Stopped BY" 
A big thanks to Sew Mama Sew for hosting this event!

Now go check out the rest of those giveaway at Sew Mama Sew !

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Monday, May 5, 2014

AMB Blog Tour

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Get your motor running
and let's hit the road.
It is the AMB Blog Tour. 
Do you know what AMB stands for?
Fabric that is completely made in the USA,
from the cotton grown in the fields to the manufacturing.
Well, how would you like to
take a little trip and visit all 50 states in just
25 days?
 Starting May 19th, Clothwork's AMB Blog Tour will hit the road.  

I have already seen some beautifully designed plates,
and I know that there will definitely be
a giveaway.  My pit stop will be on June 12th.
So what are we all sharing with you.........
From the Clothworks' website:
Every Blogger has been specially selected as a representative of the state they call home. At each stop on the tour, explore how each designer re-interprets their 12″ x 6″ state license plate in a finished quilt block of the same size and sign-up for giveaways of American Made Brand fabric.  You’ll find all types of blocks – truly something for everyone! You are going to want to collect them all.
I hope that you will join me for a nation-wide tour
The full schedule can be found right HERE.
 So, spread the word,
It is always more fun when you travel in a group!


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