Friday, May 26, 2017

Time to makes some Quilt Sandwiches :)

So I might have mentioned that in the last little bit I was doing some secret sewing.  Well, I finished up all that last week and looked around my sewing room to realize that I was now only working on only 1 new project.  So I grabbed my stacks of blocks that have been waiting patiently to be finished before  I could be tempted to cut out something new ;)  So in the last few days I  finished up 3 quilt tops and pieced 3 quilt backs, yippee!!!  I would say it is time to make some quilt sandwiches and start humming away on the long arm ;)

Thank you so much to everyone on Instagram for your help picking a sashing for my Sew Sampler Recipe Card quilt!!!  I am so excited with how this turned out with the Moda Chambray Sashing, it just gives it the perfect summer picnic feel.    And you might remember back here  where I said I would have to set them aside for about a month . . . well it turned out closer to 2, but now the quilt top is done and I decided on a happy bright yellow backing to give it that extra bit of sunshine happiness.  Can't wait to get this one finished up, and I already know how I want to quilt it, so it will probably get done first ;)  

I also finished up my Mosiac Quilt top and backing this week.  I cut this quilt out clear back in February  and finished the blocks at about the same times as I finished the blocks above.   To finish this one I opted for a simple white sashing that really makes all of those happy blues and green's pop :)   Then for the backing, I choose a fun lime print from my stash, and then added a navy stripe to the pieced backing just for that bit of contrast.   So fun!!!

And finally, I am so super excited that I can say that I finished piecing my Splendid Sampler Quilt top!!!!   (Well, it actually still has to be pressed, but close enough right ;)    And I am love, love, loving it!!!!   This thing is a huge King Size quilt so I  knew I was going to be doing some serious piecing for the backing.   So I pulled out my stash of Grunge fabrics.   I had some bits and pieces left from other projects, and wouldn't you know, it was just the perfect amount to piece together a rainbow grunge backing!!  I totally squealed when I finished sewing it together.  So fun!!!!

And now if you are thinking, why don't you open all these quilt tops and back's up and show us . . . Sorry about that.   I know, such a tease right.   It's just that I want to keep the "big reveals" for when they are all quilted and bound and pretty!!!!   But I promise . . . soon ;)  Time to get quilting!!!!

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend ;)  

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

May Sew Sampler Box!!

It's always a good day when my Sew Sampler box arrives on my doorstep :)  And I am getting better and not peeking on Instagram, so it is always such a fun surprise!!!   And this month I opened my box to find a rainbow of quilty goodness!!!

I was so excited to see these beautiful Fat Eighth Bundle of Karen Lewis' Blueberry Park!!!!  I just finished a quilt top (I'll share soon :) in blues and greens in this fabulous line and I just love it.  I can't wait to get started on something with this rainbow goodness.  I mean, how can you not be happy when you are sewing up a rainbow ;) 

And I might just be planning to use the bundle on this Pacific Quilt, a Sew Sampler exclusive pattern.  I have heard so much about the Quilt in a Day Small Flying Geese Ruler so it would be fun to give that a try in this pattern as well ;)   Trying new things and quilting a rainbow, double bonus!!!   (But what do you think about maybe a grey background instead of white  . . . I'll have to think on that ;)

And the notions this month are so fun!!!  I have already filled up that little Snap n' Store case with all of my marking utensils and I am excited to have them all in one place now ;)   And that little seam roller is so going to come in handy!!!   And I just had to share the new sticker this year, how cute is that!!!! 

And finally, if you remember from last month, we are making Basket Block's this year!!!   And I am doing mine in a patriotic theme using Sweetwater's Freedom fabric line.    And here is Basket  #2 :)   Two blocks in and I am just loving these little guys!!!  This is going to be such a fun quilt when it is all done ;)

And that is the May Sew Sampler Box  . . . Now to wait a whole month until my little blue box arrives on the doorstep again ;)   Good thing I have lots of other projects, not to mention the kids out of school as of today, to keep me busy until then ;)

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!    Let's have some fun!!!

But  before we get to today's giveaways . . . First,  we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!   The winner of Weekend Quilting Book from Happy Quilting is . . . Number #139. . . Congrats patricia ludwiczak!!!!! I have emailed you :)    


So on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Shabby Fabrics!!   Shabby Fabrics has so many fantastic Kits and Projects and I absolutely love their Laser Cut Kits!!! Shabby Fabrics  also has an amazing  Clearance Section, you are sure to find some amazing deals here :)

And for the Terrific Tuesday Giveaway  Shabby Fabrics is giving one lucky winner a Fat Quarter Set as well as 2 Yards of your choice of Sweet Dreams by Maude Ashbury for Blend Fabrics.      How adorable is that, whether you pink the pink or the blue set, you will be all set to put together a super cute baby quilt !!!

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 something fun to do with kids in the summer.  (School finishes tomorrow and I need to start making a game plan ;)   

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Shabby Fabrics love. You can follow them on FacebookTwitterYou TubePinterest, or Instagram.  You can Sign up for the Shabby Fabrics Newsletter (top right hand corner) or Follow their Blog,  or you can Visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Shabby Fabric Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, May 30th 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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Monday, May 22, 2017

Bee Block Done - Time to Trim

We still have a whole week left of the month and I am putting my Bee block in the mail!!!   Trish  (who I met at the first Sewing Summit and is the nicest person you will ever meet!!!) asked us each to make one of these adorable Going to Grandma's Quilt Blocks by Pretty Little Quilts for her this month.   And yes, I am sure it is no surprise that I have added a Going to Grandma's Quilt to my make list.   I mean how can I not ;)     That suitcase is just so stinking adorable!!!  

And now, with that in the mail, (which I have to admit, it was hard to put in the mail because I so wanted to keep it :)  I can get back to my newest project.   On the cutting mat today is 128 Half Square Triangles waiting to be trimmed ;)  But if you have to trim, it sure is nice to look at these gorgeous Curiosities prints by Amanda Herring.  I just love these colors ;)   And of course, I always listen to a good book while trimming, it is so nice to still get to enjoy books, even if I don't make time to actually sit down and read them :)

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting (and maybe some trimming too) day!!!
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Stack for Seniors

I have the wonderful opportunity to serve with the 16-18 year old young women in my church.    I am  so blessed to get to know each of them as we learn and grow together I and truly come to love them through this service.   So when May comes around it is always bitter sweet.  I am so excited to see the older girls graduate from High School and move on to their next big adventures in life, but of course, it is always hard to say goodbye.  So last year I started a new tradition of giving each of my Senior Girls a quilt that they can take with them into their new big step in life.

This year I have 6 young women graduating and I had such a lovely time this morning going through my stacks of quilts to pick out the perfect quilts for each of them.  I just love that as I think of each girl and their special personality, that the right quilt just jumps out at me.  Each one really fits the recipients and represents the special uniqueness that is them.

They are all tied up in pretty ribbons just waiting to be delivered now.  Well, I have to write the cards as well, but that part always makes me cry so I am saving that for later ;)  I know I have said it before, but I am so grateful to have this wonderful way to wrap someone special in a quilty hug and show how much they mean to me!!!

Congrats to Emily, Kassie, Macey, McKenna, Melissa, and Rebecca!!!!  I am so excited for you and can't wait to see what the future holds for each of you :)  
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