Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving and Winner

To all of those in the US I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving and eat lots and lots of pie ;)  Thank you so much to you my readers for stopping in each day and sharing this space with me.  I love being able to share my passion with each of you and your sweet comments, emails, and likes mean the world to me.  Thank you!!!

And one lucky reader is getting a little Thanksgiving surprise ;)  The winner of the 100 Blocks Vol  10 magazine is . . .   #73 . . . Congrats Shauna!!!!


Be sure to pop back in later today as I will be posting all of my wonderful sponsors Black Friday specials ;)  They are going to be great!!!!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Night Sky QAL - Sawtooth Star Blocks

A few weeks ago I was asked if I would like to Quilt-Along with Jana Machado making Thimble Blossom's new Night Sky Pattern.   Now, if you have been around here for any time at all, you know I simply can not resist making star blocks!!!!   I whipped up some of the basic Sawtooth Stars from the pattern in fun scrappy style.   So cute!!!

Now, as much as I wanted to Quilt Along and make the entire pattern, I have a few to many deadlines looming at the moment.  But I am sure at some point int time, I will make the entire quilt for sure, cause you know, I love stars!!!  If you want to Quilt-Along  with Jana you can find all of the details about the Night Sky Quilt Along here ;) 

And lest you think those adorable Stars end up as orphan blocks, never fear :)  I purposely made them to go along with me Bees Knees quilt that I am working on for my Grandparents.   It is coming along nicely.   Just a few more blocks to come and I will be ready to put this one together.  So fun!!

So how do you feel about sewing Stars??  Love em or Leave em or Somewhere in Between????

Linking up this WIP with Lee

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day . . . let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!   The winner of the $30.00 Gift Certificate from Superior Threads  is . . .   Number 261 . . . Congrats loganstitches!!   I have emailed you :)


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Cotton Bliss!!   Cotton Bliss has an amazing selection of Moda Pre-cuts and Guess What???  The shop has had a price slashing already for Black Friday / Cyber Monday Holiday Blowout!!!  So now you can shop early and enjoy your holiday!!!

And the Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for a  $25.00 Gift Certificate to Cotton Bliss!!!   One of you is going to get some fun shopping for those perfect stocking stuffers!!!  

You have two entry chances, the second being optional, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.  Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  

ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me what your favorite kind of pie is.  (I plan on eating a few, or maybe several slices, a pie this week ;)  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Cotton Bliss love. You can follow them on  FacebookInstagramPinterestTwitter, or Pinterest. You can Sign up for the Cotton Bliss Newsletter (which will ensure you never miss their great sales)  or you can visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Cotton Bliss Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, December 2nd when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol 10 Hop

Yup, today is my day for the 100 Blocks Blog Hop and I am so excited.  As I shared last week  this particular hop is so very exciting for Quiltmaker because it is their 10th Volume meaning a total of 1000 blocks!!!  This hop is so very exciting for me because not only did I have a block in this groundbreaking volume, but that block also happens to be on the cover along with my name!!  EEEkkk!!!

This is my block and I named it Corkscrew.   I designed this block some time ago but put it aside because it just wasn't quite right.  I came back to it for Vol 10 and tweaked and tweaked some more and then all of the sudden, there it was.   Don't you just love it when that happens.  When everything falls into place and you know it is just right :)  I just love the movement and color play in this block and it has become a favorite ;)

 And I had so much fun making the block I couldn't stop there.   I just had to see it in a quilt . . . So I made 2 baby size quilts for the Designer Gallery section of the magazine.   I made 2 because of course, there needed to be a Boy version an a Girl Version :)  And I decided to do a slightly more scrappy approach which I absolutely love!!!

For the Boy Version, I used prints from Elementary by Sweetwater for Moda.  

And for the Girl Version I used Into the Woods by Lella Boutique for Moda.

I absolutely love the secondary design that is created when these blocks are put together. I already want to make want a larger size version so I can get lots of those fun "flowers" emerging ;)

When it came time to quilt, I decided on free motion all over swirls for the boy.    This really is one of my all time favorite things to quilt.  I know I have been promising to do a video tutorial on it and I haven't forgotten.  It will be coming ;)  I used  So Fine 403 Putty and it blended away perfectly.

And for the girl, I decided on free motion echoed paisleys, another go-to favorite.     I do have a video tutorial   on how I quilt echoed paisleys ;)  I quilted these in it in a Magnifico 2041 Happy Red which gives the quilting just a little bit of shine.  I love the effect it adds ;)

And that is Corkscrew!!!  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  It is so fun to finally get to share this super fun block and the quilts I created with it ;)   

Be sure to pop over to Quilty Pleasures for lots of other amazing blocks from Volume 10!!!  While you are there you can enter into some amazing giveaways as well.

And speaking of Giveaways . . . Lets have one.   I have a copy of Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol 10 for one lucky Happy Quilting reader!!   

To be entered . . . Simply leave a comment below that has the number 10 in it.  It can be absolutely anything as long as there is 10 in it ;)  

The giveaway is open to all entries and please be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger.  The giveaway will close Wed evening and I will announce a winner Thanksgiving Morning  aka Thursday 27th   ;)  

Thanks again for popping in today and I hop you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking these 2 finished quilts to Sarah's and Amanda's :)

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Little Swap

So a few weeks ago my good friend Corey, aka Little Miss Shabby, mentioned on her blog that she was looking for one of Moda's Fall Market tote bags.  They looked a little like this sign with the rose on one side and the saying on the other and came with threads to hand stitch the bag.  I was fortunate enough to be given one of these bags but had no plans to ever stitch it up as you know my love for all things hand stitching :)   So I wrote Corey and we decided it would be fun to do a little secret swap ;)  I sent her the tote and a few fabric goodies to go along with it :)

And I just got this lovely package in the mail :)   Oh my goodness, Corey totally spoiled me!!!  

First, the new Modern Holidays magazine.  So many great projects in this, I am looking forward to some bedtime reading through this :)  And I always love a little Moda Candy, especially Kate Spain!!!    And those socks, and even in purple!!!  They are so soft, I am wearing them as I type ;)

And then there is Corey's amazing fabric pull!!!   I have always loved the way Corey can pull together such amazing fabric collections.  She actually posted this on instagram a while back and I was totally drooling over it.  I had no idea it was coming to my house!!!   Eeekk, so excited!!!

Now I totally need to add another project to the list for that amazing fabric pull!!!  Thank you so much Corey for spoiling me so.   I had so much fun with this little swap :)

And as much as I want to find a new project for these fabrics right now, sadly I must go grocery shopping instead.  Gotta eat :)  So off I go.

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

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