Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lollipop Doll Quilt

Another niece is having a birthday.  I played around with a Lollipop charm pack and made this doll quilt.  I will be adding a border.

I like the solid colors in this line by Sandy Gervais..  I also like her Awesome line as well.

I hope to get this and the Music quilt I blogged about earlier quilted this weekend.

If you haven't already entered, please checkout my giveaway for mini Sherbet Pips charms - very cute.  Comment on this post to enter..

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Music in my quilt room

My niece (one of them) has a birthday next week.  Piano is very important to her so I am working on a small quilt - wall hanging - off that theme.  I created a 2 octave keyboard to scale and are debating the border.  In the quilting process, I will outline the white keys.  The black keys are appliqu├ęd.

 I had purchased this fat quarter some time ago with the musical score so considering this for the border.  What do you think of the border?

Also, if you haven't already entered, please enter my giveaway in celebration of my 6 month blogging anniversary.  I will be giving away 2 mini charms of Sherbet Pips.  Please comment on this post to enter.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

See what the bunny left...

I've been blogging for 6 months and am very much enjoying the opportunity to meet others and share ideas.

To celebrate my blog anniversary, I am offering a giveaway for two mini- charm packs of Sherbet Pips.  These two cuties look right at home with our Easter eggs.
Contest rules:

  • Comment on this post and tell me where you live.  (one entry)
  • Follow my blog and then comment to tell me you do so (second entry)
  • Contest open until Saturday, April 30 at 6pm EST.
  • Eggs - which in a week may not be so pleasant - are not part of the prize!
Mr. Random number generator will choose the winner.  Winner will be notified by email.

I have entered my Cottontail quilt at Quilting Gallery. Go check out all the beautiful Easter quilts.  If you are so inclined, please vote for my Cottontail quilt!

Happy Easter!

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I am in love!!!

Just got my new iPad and had to immediately make the case using Pure from Sweetwater.  (Truth be told, I made the case the day I got the email saying it had shipped!)
My new favorite app is Flipboard - it makes blog reading absolutely wonderful.

I'm fast approaching my 6 month blogging anniversary and thought I would have a small give away - more on that soon.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fandango Fair

Finished piecing my State Fair Schnibble using Fandango by Kate Spain.
Happy Stitching!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

FNSI Block Party

In support of Friday Night Sew In, I carved two hours for myself last night and was able to complete all my simple blocks.  I used a charm pack and a honey bun of Make Life.   A pile of blocks doesn't make for the most interesting photos but a blog post without fabric just isn't exciting (IMHO).

I need to determine the background fabric for the sashing and then play with the blocks.  Right now I am thinking about offsetting them from each other.  I have left about half of each honey bun strip which will give me some options for the border.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Just One Star

Just One Star, a wonderful idea to assemble 100 quilts in honor of our service men and woman.  Still time to get yours done and mailed by May 1.  You can read more information here.

Stars are my favorite block so I made 2.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Friday Night Sew In - get ready!

I've my project all planned for Friday Night Sew In.
Gonna make a whole bunch of blocks that look like this - (couldn't wait to try one or two!)
Come join Friday Night Sew in - click here and register yourself.  Put on your PJs, pour the wine and enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Introducing Sunny Days of Summer

I finally finished adding my border to my latest quilt made from a Moda Sweetwater Sunkissed layer cake.  
  I am really happy with my modified piano key border.  I couldn't support a full piano key as a result of having only the smallest of pieces left after piecing the stars.  Each piece of the layer cake was cut very carefully to make this work.
Some of the squares had a fussy cut center in order to be able to maintain the fabric with words.
I will have this one quilted by my long armer later this month.  It certainly will feel like summer with this quilt draped over the couch!
Thanks for the nice congratulations comments for my 1/2 marathon finish.  I appreciate it.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, April 4, 2011


a picture is worth a thousand words...
I was very proud of myself and my 4 sisters for preparing for this and finishing!  The weather was perfect - sunny and cool.  What an amazing event to be in a race with 8,000 other women through Central Park!

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Fandango Fair

Quick picture of my State Fair Schnibble using Fandango.   This is coming together really quick.  Next step is to add a piano key border.
Today I am off to NYC for the More Half Marathon in Central Park on Sunday.  Wish me luck!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, April 1, 2011

2011 Golden Quilter Awards

Sew Cal Gal has announced the Winners of the 2011 Golden Quilter Awards

Best DesignerAnne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
Best Teacher/Instructor Bonnie Hunter, Quiltville
Best AuthorEleanor Burns, of Quilt In A Day
Best Quilt Store (Physical) Mary Jo's in Gastonia NC
Best Quilt Store (online)Fat Quarter Shop
Best Long Arm QuilterJudi Madsen - Green Fairy Quilts
Most Innovative product (physical item)AccuQuilt Go! Fabric Cutter
Most Innovated product (software item)EQ7, by The Electric Quilt Company
Most influential person in the world of quilting to-date, aka "Lifetime Achievement"Eleanor Burns, Quilt in a Day
10) Best Quilt RetreatTwo Wacky Woman (Southern California)

Happy Stitching!