Thursday, April 28, 2011

No Time to Sew

No sewing going on here this week. My family needs more of my time now. This is what I will work on next. I think. 

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Happy Quilting!!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


I just wanted to share my Rainbow Scrap Challenge item for the week.


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I hope you all are having a wonderful Easter weekend.

Friday, April 22, 2011

More UFO’s

The other day while I was looking for the butterfly blocks I found these blocks that I’d worked on a few summers ago. It has been a while. I started these the summer before my daughter started middle school. She graduates in June. The funny thing is it’s not my oldest UFO!

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I think I’ll try to get this one finished this summer.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Scrap Thingys

I’ve been working on finishing up a few things this week. First something purple.

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And remember this? I’ve taken out thousands of yards of stitching on this one. I just couldn’t figure out how to quilt it. I think I like what I’m doing now. Doesn’t matter, I won’t be doing anymore frogging on it.

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I’ve also been working on my 15 Minutes Mini Swap.

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Jonquils and Ladybugs is having a quilt giveaway. Yes a Quilt! Stephanie is giving away a quilt to celebrate 200 sales in her Esty shop.The contest ends on 04/23/11

The Intrepid Thread is having a Sherbet Pips giveaway. She is also giving 20% off in her shop with this code: Market 20. The contest ends on 04/25/11

Monday, April 18, 2011

Lots of Loot

Today I’m showing the loot! A few weeks ago I won the Monday Mystery on the Ruby Slipperz blog. And this is what Annie sent me

 The Loot! 053 and I also got a gift certificate to Jane’s Fabrics. With that I picked up these lovelies

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Over the weekend I got caught up in the Denyse Schmidt frenzy and purchased these

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I don’t want you to think all I did was fabric shop this week, I worked on the Sherbet quilt again. It’s almost done. I also rearranged my sewing room again. I needed my cutting table to be a bit higher, it was causing back strain. So now I have a machine at both ends of my desk  and I’ve raised the legs on my stand alone Ikea table so it’s the perfect height. No more sore back. So far so good!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Having Fun Playing Around

I have joined V’s 15 Minutes of Play mini swap. I’m working on my mini which is supposed to be a 12x12 quilt. Who this mini is going to is a secret, but we are allowed to show the process. I’m having lots of fun with this because I chose my favorite color palette, brights with black and white.
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I showing another UFO today at Sharon’s request. These butterfly blocks have been sitting around forever. I found the pattern in Leisure Arts Presents Quick and Easy Scrap Quilts. I’m kind of sorry I chose such a plain background fabric. Now that I’ve taken it out, I going to challenge myself to finish it by the end of the year! Thanks Sharon, I think?  WIP 114 WIP 116 WIP 115

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Taxes Are Done

I have a few finishes this week. I completed the hand stitching on the scrap challenge from January. It’s hanging in my foyer. Creations 090

I also completed the Amy Butler Midwest Modern table runner. Creations 097 Creations 093

I haven’t really done anything with the purple. I started in one direction and didn’t like where it was going. So I’m back at the beginning. Maybe I’ll have something to show next week. Creations 087 Scrap Thingy's 239

Those big orange gloves were given to me by my wonderful husband. They’re work gloves. Maybe I can use them for machine quilting, but they’re pretty sticky. We’ll see. 

And I also filled the taxes! Finally!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Taxes, Taxes ,Organizing and Quilting

Every year I say the same thing. I’m going to do my taxes early and every year I just don’t get them done until the last minute. I actually started them in March. Anyway they will be sent in on Friday. This year I’m using quilting and organizing as my excuse. When the organizing is finished I’ll post pictures but I do have a few quilty pics to show. Here’s a look at some of the quilting on the Sherbet quilt. I’ve done different quilting in the 2 borders.
 Creations 086I only need to put a binding on this D9P table runner. It’s made with a charm pack of Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern 2. This will be in my shop on Friday.

 Creations 080 Creations 081 I seem to be stuck on 9 patches lately. I’m just making them and hacking them up. I’ve made a few in purple for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Who knows where this creation is headed. I hope to find out by Saturday.
 Creations 084Linda over at Stray Stitches is having a 200th post giveaway. You have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to The Fat Quarter Shop. You have until Monday April 11th at 8:00 PST to enter.


If you’ve noticed a difference in the look of my posts, it’s because I’m now using Windows Live Writer. About a week or so ago Blogger said I was over my picture limit and would have to pay for more space. I don’t see how that’s possible since my blog is a little over one year old. Thus the change to Windows.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Rainbow Scrap Challenge

Out with the old……In with the new!Scrap Thingy's 237 The mini tumblers finished and a yummy new color for April.