Monday, October 10, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I've been cleaning up my sewing room and found blocks from several block of the month programs at my quilt shop. Boy do I miss having that shop here in town.I think this series was called Thimbleberry Stars. Now where or where could that 12th block be?

I have another set of  blocks identical to these. I think I will make two throw size quilts unless one of my children want a queen quilt out of them. I'm really not into these colors anymore, but will finish them up and hope someone else likes them.

I'm linking up with Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday

Friday, September 30, 2011

Just what I needed

more scraps . I picked up a scrap bag of fabric at the thrift store for $1.99. I knew I didn't need it, but could see the Rothermel prints as hexagons. I was surprised when I opened it to find some Moda and other good quality scraps. I had been to JoAnns and Hancocks searching for a solid blue for a baby quilt with no luck,but found the perfect piece of blue in my bargain bag.
The next morning I went to the SPCA thrift store and found a cool sweater skirt and a like new pocketbook. I picked up a delft butter dish for someone that collects blue and white dishes. I don't know why I bought the Cronin bean was just too good of a deal to leave there. That is why I should stay far away from thrifts!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I worked on the quilt for my bed this weekend. I don't know how other people whip quilts out so fast. I do not like the wine strip at all but it has to stay. Maybe I will put some applique on it or cover it with yoyos or learn to like it. :-)  I still need to add 10 to 12 inches all the way around. Will try to do that with the leftover prints.

Check out more design wall Mondays at Patchwork Times

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I'm back after a six week blogging break. I started this quilt as a challenge for quilt guild that would be due Dec. 2011.  But alas I am a guild dropout! The challenge was to make a quilt that included 20 blocks with 11 pieces each. I pulled it out yesterday and decided to surround those blocks with snowballs. This will be queen size and is for my  bed. I won all the Gervais fabric in two giveaways last fall. I've added Kona papaya and  espresso. I love these colors and hope to finish soon.

I'm linking to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times

Sunday, July 31, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow

I signed up on Pigtails & Quilts for the "how does your garden grow" quiltalong. It's been a crazy week for me so I haven't made a new flower,but will share the ones I've finished.

I carry these around with me for hand sewing. I often work on them while babysitting my granddaughters. Jesslyn thinks the flowers are playthings. I use plastic patis to make my hexagons.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

batting review

I used fusi boo batting for the first time in my zigzag quilt. I didn't have trouble with the ironing but didn't think it held too well. It didn't have any odor like the spray baste and that was nice. It seems too thin and flat to me. Hobbs heirloom is still my favorite batting. I usually end up buying warm and natural at my local Hancocks instead of ordering the Hobbs. What is your favorite bat?
I am hand quilting the zigzag with perle cotton and a big stitch. I love my Barnett's lap hoop!
 Thread from Jane's Fabrics

the back is Kimono by M'liss bought with my 50% coupon at Hancocks

Barnetts lap hoop

Saturday, July 23, 2011

still here

Poor blog,so neglected in the summer but I'm still here. I decided to use some Kona solids for the zigzag border. I  

like them okay. I'm using Fusiboo batting for the first time. I hope it works!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

border or not?

I took my 50% coupon to Hancock's Friday night and refused to leave without finding a backing for my zigzag quilt. I settled for a M'liss kimono fabric with black background. I wasn't in love with it in the store but that changed when I got it home. Now the question is do I add a border to the quilt to make it larger or will that ruin the zigzag look?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Beach Babies

I do plan to get organized and back to quilting soon, but today just have time to post more pictures for my mama.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I have too many projects in progress and I tend to flit from one to the other instead of finishing something. This zigzag has been on my design wall for weeks. It's not big enough and I just couldn't decide to how to make it bigger since I used two thrift store aloha shirts for the fabric. Last Friday I found another of the navy and white shirts in goodwill. Whoever would have thought that two identical size xxl shirts that were made in Hawaii would end up in my small town. I have some kona yellow that I think will work instead of the other print. I want to have this finished before I go back to the beach with my cousin. She hasn't been able to spend much time at her beach home since her brother had a brain bleed, but we all hope she will back there full time soon.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Stash Auditions

Auditioning stash for alternate blocks.

Two of these are a definite no. I could put the blocks on the diagonal on all but the first one. I have enough blocks for a large quilt for my bed. Will I regret not making something like this for alternates?

If you think one of the solid blocks would work let me know which one you'd choose. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

design wall tuesday?

I enjoyed a beautiful four day weekend with family at the beach. I took a quilt to work on but never took it out of the car.  Look who we found on the beach......Santa!

I'm way behind on Judy's UFO challenge,but still trying to catch up.
I pulled out my double delight blocks and think I may finish it by the end of June.
I think I will cheat on the alternate blocks and use a solid block. Finished is better than perfection....right?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

SMS Giveaway Winner

We have a winner! Comment # 139

Judy C right here in my home state. Ironic since I had comments from all over the world.

Blogger JCnNC said...

Wonderful book - quilting in North Carolina - awesome giveaway. Judy C

I wish I had books for everyone. I do plan to give away some more quilting books soon. 

Thanks for all the comments and a special thanks to followers.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Giveaway Day!

The big day is finally here Sew Mama Sew's giveaway day.

My giveaway is a copy of Miss Rosie's Spice of Life Quilts by Carrie Nelson. There are 13 great designs in this book. The giveaway is open to everyone good luck. To enter just tell me what part of this big old world you live in. For a second chance to win follow my blog and leave me a comment letting me know you're a follower. Good luck!

Visit Sew Mama Sew to see all the great giveaways!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

this n that

First off a big thank you to QuilterChic and Quiltmaker for my 100 Block III win. I have loved looking at all the blocks in this neat book. Visit QuilterChic here to see her block.

If you are interested in winning some beautiful Katie Cupcake Sugar Blossom fat quarters, visit the Katie Cupcake blog

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a peaceful day,Anna

Sunday, May 15, 2011

help.....fabric hunt

My poor zigzag quilt is still not finished. I like the top but think it is too small. I got the idea to put a border on it and wanted a large floral with purple,green and gray as the dominant colors. Sounds easy enough doesn't it? I have searched high and low ....web shops,ebay,etsy........with no luck. Does anyone have any suggestions? I used almost all the fabric I had for the top and they were all older and not available anymore. I did see something  in the new Lecien line Tudor Lane,but not sure I'm patient enough to wait for it to hit the shops. Any suggestions are welcome!

Thanks for stopping by, Anna peacefully piecing

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

It was hard to choose a favorite quilt for the Blogger's Quilt Festival, but I finally chose my jelly roll sampler quilt.

This was a quiltalong offered by Moose on the Porch. Most of the black and green fabrics were in my stash. I didn't use a jelly roll but cut strips from fat quarters and yardage. I used my leftovers for the quilt back.

My quilt model tested the quilt and gave it her seal of approval.

I machine quilted with straight lines and finished with a scrappy binding. The very best thing about this quilt is my son asked if he could have it and I gave it to him for his 23rd birthday.Check out all the beautiful quilts at Blogger's Quilt Festival  
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