Friday, August 24, 2012

Quilter's Blog Hop Party With Giveaways


Welcome to my giveaway for the Blog Hop Party hosted by Quilting Gallery!

Today I'm giving away a Hot Who! Hot Pads pattern along with the
fabric and Insul~Bright for FOUR potholders! 

To complete your potholders all you'll need to get is some cotton batting,
your favorite fusible web, and a small bit of 5/8" ribbon.

Here are a bunch I made recently just to show you how stinkin' cute they are. 

They are not a part of the giveaway...sorry.

To win, simply leave a comment telling me anything you other hoops to jump through.
This giveaway is open to everyone, both in the USA and abroad.  But please make
sure I have a way to contact you. "No reply" commenters that do not leave
their email address are not eligible for the giveaway. 

On Monday, September 3, I'll announce the winner which will
be chosen by a random number generator.

Good luck to everyone!!!

P.S.  To see all the bloggers participating in the Quilter's Blog Hop Party click HERE.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I survived...

...another annual guild quilt retreat.  I'm glad they only happen once a year because I always come home Sunday absolutely exhausted.  Sunday night I went to bed at 9:30 and didn't get up till 10:30 the next morning.

I wish I could say that I'm exhausted because I worked super hard and got lots done.  But then that would be a lie.  I worked on a little of this and a little of that and only managed to finish a few projects...projects that were mostly finished to begin with. 

My Cathedral Window pillow finally has it's ruffle.  While I'm not a ruffle person, I really felt this particular pillow needed it.  I'm happy with the result...don't know what I'm going to do with it but I'm happy. 

Next I finished these two totes bags that I've had partially done for at least four years.  The black and yellow one is my favorite.  I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out.

Unfortunately that's all I have to show of my work because I forgot to take pictures of the other things I worked on.  So how about I show you pictures I managed to get of some of the other gals' work? 

Donna's quilt...I don't know what to call this thing but I love it!  I am thinking it would look awesome in Denyse Schmidt prints...Flea Market Fancy or maybe her new Chicopee line.

Linda's cute little baby quilt...a great project to use a jelly roll for!

Liz's quilt...the blocks are made from jelly rolls strips and background yardage.

This quilt was probably my favorite.  I love all the red and black prints and the scrappy look of it. 
It was made by Marsha's sister-in-law whose name escapes me.  I'm so terrible with names.

And finally here are the Block Lotto blocks we all made.  Mine is bottom row, second from the right. 
Here's a closer look of mine before I added corner stones.

I'm sorry to say that's all I have.  I'll try to take more pictures next year...good luck with that...LOL.

Hope y'all have a great week!

Till next time...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What have I been doing?

During the seven days without air conditioning I started a Cathedral Window tablerunner. 
I made it in the traditional method...only with a machine.  This way was sooooo much
easier and quicker.  If all goes well I really want to make a bed size quilt next.

Once our air conditioning was back I completed the bonus quilt for
Kansas Troubles' Bird's Eye View BOM for the shop.

I also worked on a UFO from 2006.  The center could've been better
pieced but that's life.  Done is better than not done.

Over the weekend I made four sets of owl pot holders from the pattern Hot Who! by Susie C Shore Designs.  To finish them I just need to hand sew the openings at the bottom
closed and do a little stitch in the ditch quilting on them.

And I started my Lollipop Trees quilt!  I've been wanting to start on this quilt FOREVER but could never find the time.  I'm happy to report that I have one whole block prepped...LOL. 
For the background I'm using a BasicGrey Basics fabric. 

Unfortunately I only have enough for 10 blocks and there are sixteen in this quilt.  I tried searching online
for the fabric but it is so old now that I'm pretting confident that I'll never find it.  So I am either going
to make a small four block wallhanging or try and find some other fabrics to coordinate with it.


I found selecting the fabrics extremely stressful and I'm not sure why.  The only fabric I'm unsure
about is the purple flowers at the bottom.  Hubby says the block is perfect.  Before I start
appliqueing it, do you think there's any fabric I should change out?

Well that's all I have for now.   I'm leaving for our guild's annual quilt retreat on Thursday. 
Tomorrow I'm going to try and prep a couple more blocks to take with me. 

Type at ya soon...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Supper Quilt

Last week while attending a small quilt show in Fort Worth, I had the pleasure of seeing The Supper Quilt.  I had heard about it many times so when I heard it was going to be nearby I jumped at the chance to see it.  It has to be the most amazing quilt I've ever viewed.  Here are a few details about the quilt...
  • 183" x 67"
  • 51,816 pieces - 1/2" FINISHED
  • Over 350 fabrics were used.
  • Made by Don Locke, DDS of Waxahachie, TX
  • This was Don's SECOND quilt EVER!
  • It took Don two and a half years to complete.
  • The Supper Quilt has traveled to 34 US states and 6 countries...most recently Ireland.
Here are a couple closer shots...

For information on where Don's quilt will be next (or to book
your own visit) you can visit his website The Supper.