Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Little Playing with Color

These came last week.  They are Bella solids that I won in a giveaway sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop over at p.s.iquilt.  I have never used them before, and can't wait to try them out.  I won a luscious yard of each color!!  I have ordered from the Fat Quarter Shop before, and have had fast friendly service.  Thanks!

Got a great deal on these Jennifer Paganelli prints over at

Since they all needed shelving, I thought that I would let them play a bit first.  Don't they play well together?

Well, out came my stash of Paganelli Charm squares. start new quilt....Must finish other projects first.

Oh, these were out to play too.  But it is a secret.

Nope.  Not tellin'.

Okay, just a little sneak peak! 

Linking up with WIP Wednesday.  Use the cute button on the side bar!



Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Henna Love!!!!

Finally finished, and I am loving it!  It is a whooping 62" by 74". I used a free tutorial shared by Crazy Mom Quilts on the Bee Square Blog.  Mine is a smidge bigger.

I used my walking foot to quilt along the zig zags.  Four lines in each ash grey kona zig, and two lines in each Henna zag. 

Since I didn't calculate how many blocks to make, and just made a ton extra, I cut up the extra blocks I made and re-sewed them to make the back.  (It only makes sense if you are a quilter!)  The rest of the backing is a Michael Miller Print.  It echos many of the Henna colors, and contributes to the "Love".  Yes, I still have more blocks left over, and I am not a bit sad about it!

I really like the way the back turned out!

Thought about using a solid for the binding, but had more Henna in my stash, and it really finishes it nicely!

I am linking up with Fabric Tuesday (thanks for featuring my purse girls) so be sure to visit all the other wonderful finishes!  Use the dandy "Fabric Tuesday" button on my left side bar.



Thursday, March 24, 2011

Last stitch...

...quilted!!! On to binding!!!! (Insert trumpet charge!)



Thursday, March 17, 2011

What I've been doing.

Been doing a little nest fluffing.  Got out these vintage linens and cleaned them.

Thought that these looked good on my mantle. 

This one settled on the end table.  Not sure which Grandma any of these came from.  Two Great-grandmas, and one Grandma did these kinds of things, and I have stuff from them all.  I am the one in the family who was crafty, so I was blessed to be gifted them! 

I've only gotten about half-way through this it just goes on forever!

Rewarded myself for making it to the half-way mark by making a spring purse that I NEEDED!  I saw this made up in an LQS.  When I checked out, the lady helping me had made the sample.  She said it was so easy, and she had made a bunch because everybody loved them...

The clerk was right...easy peasy.  Sewn up in a couple hours, using only 3 fat quarters, scrap batting and a zipper.  My stuff is already stashed in there.

Now, let's go fabric shopping!!!

edit:  I linked up with Fabric Tuesday, be sure to use the button on the left to visit all the other finishes!

What have you all been up to?



Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Finish

I am quilting a quilt in my very limited spare time this week.  At this rate I am sure to finish by Christmas!  Anyhow, I finished January's Birdie Stitches block!  And it's only February March!  These patterns are fun and free!  Since I was on a fabric diet, and I had kona snow in my stash, that is what I used for the center fabric.  I ended up using a very soft, silvery gray for the snow so that it would show.

Got a few French knots in!

All the border fabrics were also stash.  Only thing that I bought was embroidery floss and interfacing!!!



Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday Winner!!!

This past weekend Treasure took Friday off and we went on a weekend family trip.  As I was doing the open-mouth-jello-neck-head-bob, Treasure sighted a quilt shop.  He woke me and asked me if I wanted to stop.  (I gave him the perfect nickname!)  The lower pile of loveliness had to come home with me.  I think that it is called Oasis by Moda.  Any how, it was stash enhancement for the purpose of stash reduction!  The pile above it is some left-over civil war reproductions from my former quilty life.  I think that yellow is a welcome addition!!

Well, on to the real reason we are all here.

Number 42

Becky has won the two charm packs of Hushabye!!!!!  I will be emailing you for your address! 



Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Can you guess what I got you?  My LQS still has some of these awesome precuts.  Thought that you all might be interested. 

I like to keep things simple around here, so both of these charm packs will go to one lucky reader.  Just leave a comment, and for fun, share one quilty admission.  Here is mine.  I hate to pin!!!  I avoid it at all costs. 
Please make sure your email address is attached to your account so I can reach you should you win.  I will close the giveaway sometime Tuesday evening March 8th.  No need to follow unless you want to.  I am still a little amazed that so many people care what I am sewing!!

The giveaway is now closed!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sew Bee It Flimsy

Still can't get a decent picture of this quilt!  The flimsy is all sewn together, and the border is on.  All told she measures about 72"x 87".  Just love how she has gone together.  Wish you could see the lovely colors better.  This quilt skipped to the head of the doo-doo list when I spotted the sashing fabric for a steal a few weeks back.  It was my only fall off the wagon during my fabric diet.

Jennifer Paganelli border...just 'cause.  The backgrounds of the stars differ.  I am liking it!  It is not going to be quilted right away though.  In fact, I haven't pieced the back yet.  I have three more blocks for there, and some wonderful leftover scraps plus some white on white yardage.

Instead, I am going to begin quilting this beauty.  Be sure to check back today or tomorrow for a fabric giveaway to celebrate the end of my fabric diet!!  Also, be sure to check out what everyone else participating in Fabric Tuesday is working on, by clicking on that button on the left side bar!!