Monday, April 29, 2013

I Know What I am Going To-Do Today

Not much blogging today.  It's my birthday and I would rather be sewing ;D

WIP's -in some form of progress...
Challenge quilt for The Peteetneet Quilt Show  Still working on it :) Bangles finished and hand appliqued on the background.  I finished the border and hand appliqued it on the quilt top.  I was also able to get the fmq on the background finished :)  I have also started the hand quilting on the bangles.  Blogged HERE.

"Letters to my Daughter" block of the month (10 finished out of 25)
Medallion Quilt for the Utah County Modern Quilt Group 

Back Burner Purgatory... lol!!! ;) (I've got the materials for these, but no chop chop yet)
2 Twin Size applique quilts for my nieces

Will be linking up with Amanda Jean over at Crazy Mom QuiltsQuilt Story  and Lee over at Freshly Pieced.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Top Completed & Quilting Begun

I finished assembling the border today :) I hand appliqued it on :)


I basted it!


I began the pebble fmq.


LOVE it!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Bangle Borders

I decided to do a 1.5" hexy border with the white background prints from Emily Herrick's Going Coastal and Shore Thing.


The border will be finished so that it is still all hexied out ;)


For the quilting, I am thinking very small pebble fmq for the white.  Hand quilting for the hexies :)

I'm using the tutorial from Badskirt HERE for finishing the quilt.  Its BRILLIANT and DARLING!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

What the sCRAP???

Are you feeling sCRAPPY today???


April and I were chatting about all of the wonderful sCRAPs that we have acquired ...and in the same breath were cursing them too ;)  We came up with a plan to get rid of our sCRAP and to keep them under control.

Here is a picture of my scrap bag.


This is a full size "bed in a bag" bag.  ...and it's exploding out the top!  [I have to beat it back down regularly.]

This is mostly my selvages and binding leftovers.  I have TONS more scraps hidden through out my stash.

April and I came up with the idea that as soon as we finish a quilt, we'll immediately make an impromptu block [or something else] out of the scraps.  Right then!  No shoving them into some bag or off to the side!  I LOVE it! 

April is going to make 12" blocks.  I am going to be making 1" epp hexies.  I am also going to make string blocks with my bag o' terror!  I figure if I dedicate a few minutes of every sewing session, I can get these scraps under control!  One or two blocks a week will make the world a happy place :)

Feel free to add our button to your sidebar and join in the fun!!

Let's get our sCRAP under control!!!

ig tag #whatthesCRAP

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Because Bangles ROCK

Ta-Da!!!  The bangles are all hand stitched together :)


I have a REALLY BIG crush on this quilt. (I LOVE epp)


It pressed up so nicely with a little Maggie's Classy Hooch Press ;D


Next came the applique process.  I decided to hand applique the bangles to a white background.


Once I was finished appliqueing the bangles on the background, I snipped the white backing away.


We have company coming tonight, so I am not sure if I'll get much more if this quilt done this week :)  I'd like to get the top finished so I can baste the quilt and have it handy for all of the hand quilting this sweet baby is going to get :)
xoxo

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bangle Update

Basted bangle pieces.

Backs of bangles.

Sets all set for sewing.

4 finished... should I do more?

Of course!! ;D

Monday, April 22, 2013

I Know What I'm Going To-Do Today

I feel like a slacker this past week ;)  My college daughter was home for semester break so I spent most of the week playing with her. :) 

Monday I went over to Emily's to put together a top for her.  It is heading off to Konda today for quilting today and then back to me for binding.  I can't show you any pictures yet, but I'l be able to next month :)

Tuesday I was shopping with Ashley up at City Creek in Salt Lake City.  We had a GREAT time!  Thursday we went shopping again, only this time we added my mom :)

WIP's -in some form of progress...
Challenge quilt for The Peteetneet Quilt Show  Still working on it :) Check back tomorrow for some photos :)  13 bangles finished about 8 more to go.

"Letters to my Daughter" block of the month (10 finished out of 25) I hope to get a few more done this week :)
Medallion Quilt for the Utah County Modern Quilt Group I'm planning on getting the flying geese border finished this week.

Back Burner Purgatory... lol!!! ;) (I've got the materials for these, but no chop chop yet)
2 Twin Size applique quilts for my nieces

Will be linking up with Amanda Jean over at Crazy Mom QuiltsQuilt Story  and Lee over at Freshly Pieced.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Giveaway WINNER!!!

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!! ...or just a great recipe for an AWESOME chicken meal :)



The first winner is Amy's Crafty Shenanigans

Winner #2 is Sherri

Enjoy ladies and may the cookbook make it so you never have to cook again ;D lol!

PS- Don't forget if your didn't win, you can order your own copy HERE :)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Fun With Matryoshka Doll Fabric

I've got to plan a center block for a Round Robbin Bee my quilty BFFs have planned.  I think I am going to do a Dresden plate with these cuties :)

What do you think?


One fat quarter only made half of the blades, so I'm gonna need to shop for more ;D

Monday, April 15, 2013

I Know What I am Going To-Do Today!

I hope y'all have had a wonderful weekend :)  This past week has been great and I was able to get a lot finished.  We sewed all week at Annette's house and it was a BLAST!  Today I am sewing over at Emily's to help her get ready for Spring Market.

I hope to get the flying geese border on my Medallion quilt this week and some more hexy bangles for the challenge quilt.  We shall see :)

WIP's -in some form of progress...
Challenge quilt for The Peteetneet Quilt Show  STARTED :) Blogged HERE


"Letters to my Daughter" block of the month (10 finished out of 25)
Medallion Quilt for the Utah County Modern Quilt Group The Snow White border is finished :) and blogged HERE 

& the Piano Key border is finished and blogged HERE


***BONUS FINISHES***
...well the beginnings of my scrappy epp hexy quilt :) Blogged HERE


Back Burner Purgatory... lol!!! ;) (I've got the materials for these, but no chop chop yet)
2 Twin Size applique quilts for my nieces


Will be linking up with Amanda Jean over at Crazy Mom QuiltsQuilt Story  and Lee over at Freshly Pieced.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

More EPP & Challenge Quilt

It's about time that I begin to work on the Challenge Quilt for the Peteetneet Quilt Show this coming June!


Last year I EPP'd the challenge fabric into these cute 1.5" hexies.  ...and in the bin they sat, and sat ;D...


...until I saw the super fun Bangles on IG.  
(The picture on ig was from @debpotteringabout, my favorite ig Aussie)


Being totally broke, I came up with my own plan and made my own epp templates.
We shall see what happens ;)  


(I have no idea what method Sarah uses in her pattern)


I did this wonky mock up last night.  I didn't press my blues before I started stitching, and I think that is some of my problem.  We are going to be lazing about at cousins all day today, so I figure I can make a few more to see if they will fit together nicely or if I need to make some modifications to my templates :)

Wish me luck!

xo

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Piano Keys Border FINISHED :)

Coming along nicely :)  I am pretty happy with life :)


How about if you just look at the pictures.


....and I don't talk much :)


Katie designed my corner posts.


Love the way they turned out!


Happy Weekend!


I am off on a HOT date with my hubby :)


Are you jealous?


Piece, Love, Quilts!


No more random thoughts.


Bye!


xoxo

Friday, April 12, 2013

Special GIVEAWAY!!!

The Giveaway is closed.  The winners are posted HERE.

You may not know this, but I have an AWESOME dad!  He has always been my number one hero!  He can do ANYTHING!

Well, his latest adventure has just been published!  He wrote a cookbook just for guys :)  The cookbook TOTALLY rocks!  The recipes are yummy and easy to make.  ...and just in case you were wondering, it produces equally delicious meals for women too ;D



Now, I know that this book has little to do with fabric or quilting, but if we can get the men in our lives to cook more, WE CAN SEW MORE!!!  lol :)  ...maybe his next book should be on how to clean the kitchen after cooking ????  L!O!L!

Today, to celebrate the release of his new book, I am offering TWO copies of NO GIRLS ALLOWED!  NGA is the perfect Father's Day gift for the men in your life!

Here is how you can enter to win your very own copy:

#1 Become a follower of my blog (and leave a comment saying that you have or are a follower)
#2 LIKE the NGA FACEBOOK PAGE (and leave a comment saying that you have :)
#3 Share this giveaway on your blog or facebook (and leave a comment saying that you have :)

Three comments, three chances to win!

Good luck and may the odds ever be in your favor :)

I will choose a lucky winner on Tuesday, April 16th before I go to bed ;)

PS- NO GIRLS ALLOWED is available at Barns & Noble and Amazon.com and HERE  and HERE    and many other places :)

PPS- Please make sure I can get a hold of you :)  If you are a "no-reply" blogger, please include your email address in your comments :)  THANK YOU!!! xo

The Giveaway is closed.  The winners are posted HERE.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Piano Keys Border Begins


This border is 3.5" (3" finished)


Two of the borders are sewn on.  The other two are waiting for the corner posts to be designed and sewn.


I went with random widths of the greens that I haven't used in the quilt yet :)  The widths range between 1.5" and .5". 

I wont be able to work on this baby until Friday, so check back Saturday for an update :)