Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Madrona Road Citrus Fat Quarter Giveaway



Fave Quilts is hosting a giveaway for some Madrona Road Citrus fat quarters.  So, if you would like to enter for a chance to win, go to this website.  These are some nice prints and they would make a beautiful quilt!  The contest runs until August 7th.

http://www.favequilts.com/sweeps/Madrona-Road-Citrus-Fat-Quarter-Bundle-Giveaway

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Great Granny Square Complete!


I finished my Great Granny Square Quilt top.   It was a lot of fun and something a little different.  So far, both girls and dad like the Hometown fabric.


 Now it's onto another baby quilt.  I'm putting this together with the scraps that I had from the New Year's Eve Mystery Quilt along this past year.  I try and keep all those scraps from the backs of half-square triangles and this quilt is a result.  I have some fabric left over from that quilt along and I had to add a few more HSTs to make a total of 8 blocks.  Now what to do with them in a quilt top????

Monday, July 16, 2012

Oh my gosh!!!  It's HOT outside.  I guess that means it's a really good time to quilt!  I'll have to take a dip later tonight.  Hopefully, it cools off enough.

So, I've been working on a few projects these past two weeks.  One that I thought I should share was a quilt that I received from Shirley, a Grandmother making a quilt for her granddaughter.  The back and front were both equally interesting.  On the front, she had string diamond shapes in black and white.  Her granddaughter asked for the sash color in between.  On the back, I was originally concerned about some applique that Shirley had stitched on, but my machine seemed to handle it with ease.  She embroidered some stars that represented the life of her granddaughter.  I thought this was a really neat idea and felt like I should share it.  It was definitely a fun one to top stitch.








I'm still working on my Great Granny Square blocks and have about 4 left.  If I finish today, I'll post all of my blocks later.  These are definitely fun blocks to do and not that difficult.  When I'm finished, I'll have 16 blocks all at 12 and 1/2 inches.  It'll be a pretty big quilt.  I may have to change out the one on my bed with these.  I really like them. :)  Hometown fabric is really cool right alongside moda snow.




Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Now that I'm updating my blog finally, I just read through the comments posted from others.

I'd like to thank the Starwood Quilter at http://starwoodquilter.blogspot.com

for nominating me for the Liebster Award!  "Liebster" means "favorite" in German.  This award is given to recognize your favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, so that they may be discovered by new readers.  When one receives the award, they are supposed to do the following:  

1.  Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
2.  Copy and paste the award to your blog.
3.  Present the Liebster award to 5 other blogs that you think deserve recognition.
4.  Let me know by leaving a comment on their blog.
5.  Have faith that your nominess will continue to spread the love.

I have to think about blogs that I have been to and now that I have time during my summer break, I can't wait to search around for those that I think are great sites.

Thanks Starwood Quilter for nominating me.  I've learned a lot from your site and hope to keep hearing from you regarding your grandmother's diary.  Our links and connections to the past have always been important in my life and I hope I continue the same types of feelings in my children.  
Wow! It's been a long time since I posted anything.  I guess I'll start where I left off and finish with my latest project.

I finished the top to my Swoon quilt.  I've been trying to decide what type of top stitching to do on it.  In the meantime, it sits waiting.  
 I created this quilt with the leftovers that I had from the swoon quilt.  It also needs to be top stitched.  I've got to put my long-arm to use here in the next couple of days!


I also completed and shipped a few other quilts.

This one I completed for a dear friend in my home town for all of the work she's done in trying to save my childhood home from destruction.  She has it sitting in her living room.

The picture above was a Quilt of Valor quilt that I top stitched for a girl in Michigan so that she could ship it off to a soldier. The one below I top stitched for a local soldier.  There is supposed to be a presentation ceremony.  I'd love to be a part of it. :)

A friend at work was expecting his 2nd child and I got busy and created this one myself.  I figured out which size blocks I needed and designed it around the fabric that I had available.  There are a couple of different fabric lines in this, some of it so old that I forgot I had it.  They actually went really well together and I thought that it was rather cute.  I'm hoping to put together a tutorial on my blog.


I've made some progress on my quilt along.  I think I only have about two to catch up on and then I have to wait to see what's next.  I need to visit the blog again to make sure I'm not really behind.  I don't plan on completing 12 blocks as are on the blog since I'm only making a baby quilt of this one.




I finished the last 3 blocks of the 2011 quilt along.  Now to figure out how to put them together.  This was a mystery designed by Sandy Gervais.  Her web address is www.piecesfrommyheart.net.  I'll have to visit it quick to see how the blocks are set together.



A couple more Farmer's Wife Quilt blocks.



A baby quilt for Luca.  Shhhhh...he hasn't seen it yet.




My latest top finished.  My first T-Shirt quilt.  It was fun putting this together.  Now, what to do with it?  I think maybe we'll auction it off at work after I let it hang in my office all year.


The two pictures below are of the blocks I've completed with a Craftsy class that I joined up with for free.  Gotta love free.  I'm a couple blocks behind and now that I look at my pictures, I can see one of them needs to be fixed. Yikes!



I joined the Granny Square Quilt along put up by Bee in My Bonnet off of her blog.  I've been waiting to start this block and finally have a reason to start.  It was something that I haven't done before and will definitely continue to do until I finish a quilt.  I'm using the Hometown fabric line that I got about a year ago as a grab bag of 2-1/2" strips.  I love it!