Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What’s Working On Wednesday

I finished piecing this yesterday. It’s a Whirlwind Romance charm pack from Connecting Threads. The wonderful dots are Kaffe Fassett.

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I will quilt this today along with a gray, yellow and white quilt I’ve been working on.

It’s Leap Day! There are lots of giveaways going on in blogland today. Go celebrate!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Scrap Happy Saturday

While trying to make a mini journal cover yesterday I had one of those measure twice cut once accidents! So my cover turned into this happy accident.

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It morphed into this change purse. Ta Da! Then I decided to make another one with chunks of scraps fused together and quilted.

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This is the last Saturday for green. Can’t wait to see what the new color is going to be. Check out what everyone else is doing here.

                              Enjoy your weekend!!!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fantastic Fabric Friday



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          Pear Tree by Thomas Knauer

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           Power Pop by Jenean Morrison


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              Good Fortune by Kate Spain


I’m busy trying to get some PIPs done so I can play with my new fabrics.

                Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What’s Working on Wednesday

I finished the table topper that you saw a little bit of in my last post. It was made with Riviera by Connecting Threads. Now before you go looking for it I have to tell you it’s 2 years old, so there is no more. I’m sure I’ve got most of it. I liked it so much  when it went on sale I bought 4 charm packs, a fat quarter bundle and a few yards of my favorite prints. I plan to make a quilt with what I have left.

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The yarn is being turned into a shawl. I’ve been bitten by the shawl bug and I’ve been making them all winter. This is my 5th shawl. It’s funny this is the winter when I really didn’t need a shawl! Oh well, I’ll use them next year.


We’re having beautiful spring time weather here this week. I hope that you are enjoying some too.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Another Convert, Hopefully

If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that until recently my DD never showed an interest in sewing. Well now that the bug seems to have bitten her I thought I’d give her a little “push”! I spent a few days this week cleaning up one of my old machines for her. I gave it to her this weekend while she was home and she was very excited. Ahhh… another convert! I hope to show you her first quilt right here in the near future.

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Besides cleaning I spent my Friday working on this

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and using some of this!

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I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


And the winners are The Slow Quilter

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winner of the Denyse Schmidt bundle.

And BJ

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is the winner of the Picnic Parade bundle.

Congratulations ladies! I want to thank you all for participating and answering my question.There are going to be some wonderful, colorful quilts being made this year!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Scrap Happy Saturday

It’s Saturday again and the color for February is green. So I made two sixteen patch green blocks to add to last month’s red blocks. It seems that I have lots of yellowy green as you can see in the picture. Maybe it’s because I have a thing for lime green!

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I also cut up a strip set and made this little mug rug. I made it without binding, I just did the pillow case method. You know sew the 3 pieces together and turn it inside out, I must say I do prefer the finished look of the binding.

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Since we’re having not so pleasant weather today I will spend most of my time in the sewing room. Will you be sewing today?


The giveaway ends today at 12 midnight EST.

Good luck!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What’s Working on Wednesday

After spending some time quilting (no problem with the Juki this time) my string quilt with the polka dot border

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my neck felt a bit stiff, so I decided to work on something else for a while. Well when you have at least 14 PIPs sitting around begging to be finished what do you do?

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Get out your scraps and start something new of course! I started some new string blocks. They are 6 x 8 1/2. I wanted to see what would happen if I stretched the blocks out a bit.

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With these blocks I’m using my favorite, black and white for the center strip. I haven’t figured out where this is going yet, these blocks may even get cut in half! Don’t know, we’ll see.

There are still a few days left for the giveaway.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Meet Shelia

I know I’ve shared with you before about my daughters lack of interest in quilting. Well guess what? She decided on work study at college and wouldn’t you know it she was given a job with the drama dept. working on costumes! The job requires machine sewing but also lots of hand sewing. Recently she had to make this doll (her own design) for an auction to benefit Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia.


I am going to try to win this doll in the auction. I’d really love to have it since it’s her first one. She new how badly I wanted it so for Christmas I got Shelia!

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Named by my DH she has been keeping me company in my sewing room and hopefully waiting for her sister to arrive!


There’s still time to enter the giveaway!

Friday, February 3, 2012

A Little Hand Work

I’ve joined Erin @ Why Not Sew? in the Hand Pieced Quilt-A-Long. This is the first block, it’s a Churn Dash. There’s still time to join if you’d like. The second block was posted today.

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I am using Flora buy Lauren and Jessica Jung and a solid from Connecting Threads.

If you’re looking for the birthday giveaway it’s here!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What’s Working on Wednesday

I was finally able to get my scrap table topper finished last night. I like how it turned out despite having to scrap the original plan of a meandering stitch.

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Here it is on the breakfast room table. I think I’ll keep it!

I thought you might like to see the beautiful flowers DD sent me for my birthday. I just love her so much and she’s all grown up!

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If you’re looking for the giveaway it’s here. Good luck!