Monday, October 29, 2012

Winner Announcement!

Mr. Random Number Generator has selected our winner for the Fabrics You Love Giveaway.

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That makes our winner Franni. 
Congrats Franni, I am sending you an email now to get your address in order to send this out! 
Thank you to all of the entries and new followers as well. 

Blogger’s Quilt Festival

Today I am posting my entry into the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.

My entry is my Spiderweb 2 quilt. 

This is a 96" X 108" quilt made using all black & white fabrics with the exception of the binding. I threw in a little pop of color on the binding. 

Here's a picture before the quilting...

I originally made this quilt as a commission but when the intended buyer did not take the quilt, it went to live on my bed. It looks great there and I am happy that things worked out that way in the end. 

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 96″x 108″
Special techniques used : foundation piecing
Quilted by : me, Tonya Jespersen on my home domestic sewing machine
Best Category : Two Color Quilts, Best Bed Quilt, Best Home Machine Quilted Quilt
Thanks for considering my entry. 


Sunday, October 21, 2012

CMQ Epic Scrap Vomit Challenge Week 2

I am a day late with my progress report this week. I hope that you will forgive me.

Week 2 update - currently 15 blocks behind

I have done plenty of sorting through and cutting 2 1/2 blocks from the scraps. I still have a large stack of scraps to cut so this will occupy me for a while. Once the scraps are ready then assembling to the blocks should go fairly quickly.

This project is right on time...the scrap bins were running over! I love sorting through them and remembering the projects from which each peice came. Such memories!

I keep posting my progress, good , bad or ugly every week for all to see.

Have a great weekend.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Big Sister's Gift

Earlier this week I showed you the baby quilt I made for a friend's new granddaughter but I wanted to make a little something for older sister before I sent the gift. I was told that the little two year old really loves her leap pad so I made her this...

A little purse to hold her leap pad and the accessories. Every little girl needs a purse.
I used a chocolate colored pin dot for the lining of the zipper pocket. This was the first time that I have sewn a zipper and actually had it look right. Yay me!
I used some of the lovely Ta Dot fabric for the lining. I used interfacing and quilt batting to pad this. This little baby has plenty of padding to stand up to the abuse that a two year old can dish out.

Now I can mail this out to my friend for her lovely granddaughter's to enjoy!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bliss Baby Quilt

I held on to the Moda fabric line Bliss by Bonnie & Camille for more about 2 years waiting for a project to make with it. Finally I decided that a little girl should have a snugly quilt to enjoy rather than just continue to look at it.

 When a friend told me that she new grand-baby was her & a girl, I knew the time was finally right. 

I used part of a layer cake, some minky in a soft aqua and pale pink, and even scraps of denim from a Halloween costume from a few years back. I think I came up with something that is both beautiful and will have great texture as the baby discovers them!

 I backed this quilt with a leftover fabric I had in my stash and finished it with a light pink polka dot binding that I love!

I think they will love it!

I heard that the new baby has an older sister so I made a little something for her as well. I will post pictures of sister's gift tomorrow.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway that Fabrics You Love so generously gave me for one of you. I will be drawing the winner from the entries on 10/29/12.


Monday, October 15, 2012


I have some exciting news today! I am announcing the very first giveaway on this blog!

My fabric sponsor, Fabrics You Love has generously donated this lovely design roll.

 Pretty Little Things Design Roll
Dena Designs for Free Spirit Fabrics 
Pretty Little Things Design Roll includes 30 2 1/2" strips rolled up and tied with a cute ribbon.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED....The winner was # 23, Franni

You will have a chance for a total of 5 entries into this giveaway. 
How to earn entries in the giveaway? 

1. Leave a comment on this post for one entry. 
2. If you follow my blog, you will receive an additional entry. Please leave a comment under this post for you "follow" to be counted. 
3. Stop by Fabrics You Love and then come back here to leave a comment under this post letting me know your favorite item in the shop. 
4. Like me on Facebook and then come back and leave a comment under this post letting me know that you did. 
5. Either blog, Tweet, pin on Pinterest or Facebook about this giveaway for another entry. Leave a comment under this post to let me know which you did for another entry. 

I will use a random number generator at 4:00 pm 10/29/12 to draw the winner and will announce it here. 

Good luck! 


Friday, October 12, 2012

CMQ Epic Scrap Vomit Adventure Week 1

For those of you that are following the progress of the ridiculous crazy challenge that I issued for myself, I present my week one (or first 3 days) progress.

Brace yourself.....


Yes, that's my progress for the first 3 days. Impressive, right? I'm not really worried about it because the weekend is here and I will make some great progress this weekend.

Well, I will check in with you again next week and I am sure you will have more to enjoy then.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Challenge for Mimi

Have you seen the scrap vomit quilts all over the place?

Like this one...
 Or this one?
I love them! I have an overflowing scrap bin and have been wanting to make a postage stamp quilt for a while. So...

My plan is to make a scrap vomit block per day from now until December 2013 as I work on other projects. If I can stick to this goal, I can have not one but nine queen sized scrap vomit quilts to give as gifts next Christmas! WOW!

The rules:
1. All fabric must come from my scrap bins (with the exception of the backing fabric and the solids).
2. I must make one block per day beginning today, 10/10/12.
3. All quilts must be made of 49 each 14 inch blocks in order to be queen sized.
4. None of the completed quilts can be given away prior to Christmas 2013.
5. None of the intended recipients of these quilts can know about the project. secret!

Wish me luck in my new adventure and check back on Fridays between now and December 2013 for updates on the project. Anyone interested in joining me? Maybe on a smaller making one?


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New Blog Sponsor

Today I am very pleased to introduce my new fabric sponsor Fabrics You Love ! I have purchased from Fabrics You Love several times, and the shop owner, Kelly is very helpful and shipping very prompt!

Fabrics You Love specializes in fresh modern fabrics from all of the manufacturers that we love like Westminster, Freespirit, Robert Kaufman, Michael Miller, just to name a few. 

One of my favorite things from the shop is this cute new fabric bundle. Aren't the colors & prints just adorable? 

I bought these goodies from her shop recently: 

The prices, the service and the selection at this store cannot be beat which is why I return to shop time after time. I am excited about being sponsored by a shop that already feels like family. Go & see the shop & pick up some great deals for'll be glad you did!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New Stash

When I first started quilting back in 2010 all the cool kids were quilting with the Tufted Tweets fabric. I was so jealous. :( When Robert Kaufman introduced Perfectly Perched I was not about to miss out! I bought these beauties from my favorite online store, Fabrics You Love. And trust will love her store, her fabrics and her prices!

Now, what am I going to make with these cuties?