Friday, February 25, 2011

Win Bonnie's book

Visit Bed of Roses blog for a chance to win Bonnie Hunter's new book Scraps and Shirttails II.
They ask "when did you start quilting" ? I remember my great-grandma letting me sew scraps together when I was a child. I have always enjoyed some form of sewing. About 10 years ago I got the quilting bug and I've stuck with it.

These guys are going on the puppy transport tomorrow. They will ride from NC to Westchester NY. I will take any stray, starving dogs I find from now on straight to the local shelter LOL. Mama Molly will be staying with me  until my son takes here. She really is a great dog. Aren't her ears funny?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Should Quilt Guild be fun?

Are you a member of a guild?  Is it fun? I feel like my guild is run by the quilt police. I am wondering why I attend meetings. I did enjoy the show and tell at the end of each meeting, but found out this morning they have limited that to two days a month. I did not expect to fit in when I joined but thought I might have some fun and learn new things. I really miss my old  guild. It was small, but loud and fun. I think next Wednesday morning I will
just stay home and sew.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Design Wall Monday 2/21/11

Working on my quilt guild challenge. Thanks Julie for the block suggestion. I'm loving these colors.

Linking to Judy for Design Wall Mondays at Patchwork Times

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Winner is

I used random generator and it chose #21. I wish I knew how to put the generator picture here.

The winner is Annmarie who said  "Hope you had a wonderful birthday & hope you have many, many, many more! I forgot all about lace up cards. Need to get some for my nieces. Thanks!"

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes. Welcome to all the new followers. This was so much fun I've decided to have a March giveaway too. 

Annmarie I'll be mailing these goodies as soon as I get your address. Thanks for entering and congratulations.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I decided to go with this block for my quilt challenge....20 blocks with 11 pieces. I think I'll sash these with some  
narrow...teetiny.....sashes from a solid. Can't decide on that color yet. These blocks will be the center of a queen size quilt. I plan on making lots of crazy borders. I got frustrated making these this morning but then decided to heck with it....who cared about matching seams...thus the sashing. I had fun when I stopped stressing about perfection.

Don't forget to sign up for my birthday giveaway below. I'll be pulling a winner tomorrow night.

Thanks for stopping by :_)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

February Finishes

I started this quilt for Jesslyn before she was born 10/08/09. I finished it the day before her sister was born 2/08/11. In my defense I had made Jesslyn two other quilts. When I realized her mama was claiming this quilt for the new baby, I found a pack of sleepytime charms in the stash and quickly whipped up this lavender quilt for baby Anaston.
My oldest daughter informed me that JoAnna now 13 never got a baby quilt from me. Yikes what's a Mimi to do? I am finishing up her baby quilt today. I told Jo she could save it for her babies and pretend she got it when she was born :_)
My beautiful Jo,modeling quilts for Mimi.
If you've made it this far don't forget to enter my birthday

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Birthday Giveaway

Today is my birthday. Here I am with my mama a longlonglonglong time ago. I've had a great day ending with a family dinner and I'm just not thinking about my advanced age LOL.

I thought my birthday would be the perfect time to try my first giveaway. It includes a Bernatex fat eighth set in violets,the new issue of Love of Quilting magazine and a set of Moda Learn to Sew Lace Up cards. I loved sewing cards when I was a kid.

To enter just leave a comment on this post. To get a second chance follow my blog and tell me in a comment. I will draw a winner Sunday the 20th at 9pm eastern time. This giveaway is open to anyone. Be sure I can contact you by email if you win. Good Luck!

Monday, February 14, 2011

which one?

My quilt guild challenge this year is to make a quilt with 20 blocks that have 11 pieces each. It is really difficult to find a block with 11 pieces. These are two I've tried. Which do you like best? I want a queen size quilt out of this fabric so I'm thinking the middle will be made of the 11 piece blocks and then I'll add some other blocks or big scrappy borders to get the size I want. If you can think of another style block with 11 pieces let me know please.

Or....I could use my Awesome fabric and make a split nine patch and forget about the challenge. I really love this fabric and don't want to ruin it.

giveaway alert

Pigtales & Quilts is having a great giveaway for a bag kit and other goodies from Quilter's Depot! Check it out here Pigtales & Quilts

Design Wall Monday 2/14/11

After finishing the jellyroll quilt and three baby quilts, I am finally back to my zigzag quilt. It's been hanging out on  the design wall for weeks. I'm off work for several weeks so should finish this up quickly. I like it as much today as I did the day I slapped it up on the wall. A very good thing!

Check out everyone's design walls at Patchwork Times

Sunday, February 13, 2011

stash report 2/13/11

used this Week: 10 yards out 

Used year to Date: 20 3/4 yards

Added this Week: 2 1/2 yards

Added Year to Date: 12

Net Used for 2011:  7  3/4  yards

I made three baby quilts. One is finished,one needs binding sewn down and one is being quilted today and binding sewn on. Pictures coming soon.

Visit Patchwork Times to see all the stash reports.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

new addition

 Introducing Jesslyn's baby sister Anaston

Thursday, February 3, 2011

1st Finish of 2011

 Jesslyn can't resist a quilt on the floor.

I used up most of the leftover fabric on the back. I hope to finish at least one project a month this year.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February UFO

Judy at Patchwork Times chose number chose #10 and that is my pinwheel quilt. This is so old I don't even remember what I planned for it. I do know I don't want to make anymore pinwheels,so I've pulled out some fabric and will strip this quickly. It should make a nice charity quilt for the pregnancy center.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

January UFO

My jellyroll quilt is finished! Thanks Judy for the push to finish some quilts.
Check out all the January UFO finishes at Patchwork Times