Monday, December 17, 2012

And the winner is.....

My blog hop is over and so a winner has been chosen.  i want to thank all those who stopped by to leave comments.  I did read all of them, but could not reply individually.  I hope many of you will become new followers.
Here are the prizes to be given: Based on the nmber comments here and on my meylah site the winner receives

The original book marker
 5 fatquarters of beige fabrics

1 fat quarter green fabric and 2 skiens of embroidery floss

1 packet of assorted embellishments

1 homemade santa ornament

The Winner is Diane Swett.  Congratulations

Saturday, December 15, 2012

More to add to give-away!

I have passed 60 posts, so I will be adding a surprise packet of embellishments.

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways 

click here to participate in this blog hop give-away!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

As promised....more for blog giveaway

Scroll on down the page for my giveaway for the quilt bloggers 5th year birthday blog hop.  As promised for every 20 comments, I am again adding more to my giveaway.  This time a bright green fabric from fabric palette  and two variegated skeins of embroidery floss.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

What She Saw ---- update

Here is how the new rose is shaping up.   Still have to finish 3 of the petals,   I like all 20 something animals hidden in it.  They are not as easy to see this time.  I also like the added animals on the sides.  I must decide on how to quilt it so I can have it done by Thursday night.   The back has been made with scraps of the front fabric and an extra red fabric I had on hand and is just waiting for me to finish the front.

Quilter's Blog Hop and Give-Aways

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Hey join in the party jun to celebrate the 5 birthday of Quilter's Blog! There will be lots of give-aways and lots of quilting blogs to visit.

I will be giving away one of my "Don't Hide me in a Book" Markers and a few surprises. You will be getting a one of a kind hand painted and stitched functional art piece.  For every 20 comments I will be adding various thread, embellishments and fabric to my giveaway.  Winners will be choosen at random from all the names.

Would love for you to follow my blog, but you don't have to, to enter!

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is reading different Christmas stories every night in December as a Christmas count down. Two of my favorite stories are "The Fir Tree" and "The Brick in the Wall"

Have a grand time partying! Leave a comment here with your favorite Christmas story!

As promised adding more to the give-away for 1st 20 comments.

I am adding 4 beige fat quarters:  Windham  fabric Cival War IV by Nancy Gere; Andover fabric jo's vintacge collection by Jo Moton; Marcus brother fabriccival war classic from Judie Rothremel; Paislely by Maywood Studio; Marcus brothers fabricsSedona by Laura berringer.

Check my December posts under archives,  I've added more to the give-away - again but it makes this post too long.  All additions for each 20 comments will be posted on a new post. You can follow my blog to keep up with the new goodies.

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Quilter's Blog Party

Join us in this fun blog hop with lots of give-aways!  Check back tomorrow to see what my give-away will be!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

What she saw in the rose garden - reworked

Okay so I was ready to quilt this.  I had added floral animals in the red side panels and was very happy with it.  I spent a few days drawing animals to quilt in the rose .  Then I decided I didn't like the rose shape and cut it from the quilt and made all new petals except the middle elephant fabric because that was the 5" fabric that had to be included.   Now when I look at this picture I like the rose shape.   Too late now, I've cut it all up and made a new one that is now ready to quilt.  Many new animals have been added.  here are some pictures of the new rose in progress.

Birthday Capes

My grandson turns 4 tomorrow .  He has been telling me that he is having a batman party,  so I decided to sew a cape for him.  I ended up making a reversible batman cape.  The other side is a Super Gavin cape.  Then I made a Robin cape for my 1 year old granddaughter.  Hers is also reversible.  The other side is a pink Super Harper cape.  The capes velcro at the neck for easy putting on and taking off. I also made a double felt mask for Gavin.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

UFO and Lock in

Friday was our annual lock in for the night group and day group quilters.  The day group also had a UFO day scheduled from 9-4.  Some of us stayed all day and all night as well.  I accomplished a lot during my day and night.
Things I worked on:  3D Cube quilt - top finished except borders
                                  Disappearing 9 patch - top finished
                                  Block for November block exchange finished
                                  Linings sewn in Christmas stockings
                                  New purse - just need to add snap and turn handles
                                  several bookmarks

This is not a good angle, but the quilt is so big I would need a chair and help to put it on the
design wall.  I was way too tired by the end of the night.  Still need to add a ribbon border.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

"What She Saw in the Rose Garden" continued

Here are some pictures of how the rose is filling in.  
Next step is to baste the pieces and outline individual petals. 


Saturday, September 29, 2012

WIP -"What She Saw in the Garden"

This is my latest quilt challenge.  The challenge to use all of this fat quarter of brown rose fabric and the 5 inch patch of black, red.  The rest of the challenge is to choose one color from the fat quarter and use only that colo in a monochromatic scale.  You may also choose one background  fabric of any color.

I started with the idea of rose bushes in a garden in animal shapes.  This was put on a brown labyrinth.  The labyrinth looks good on its background, but was not quite right for the animals.  One UFO to work on at another time.

So my next idea was to make the animals as part of the rose.   Here is my start.

Creative Mess

I've been busy with lots of sewing.  Here are few pictures of my creative mess.

Twisted Nine Patch

My quilt guild recently worked on the twisted 9 patch design.

Here is a picture of the quilt used for our lesson.

(coming soon)

This is a picture of a few of my nine patches:   'Yes! that is an intense gold fabric in the middle.

Here is a picture of the 1st block cut and resewed.