Friday, September 30, 2011

STARS Quilt Along Parade!!! And Winners!!!

So the STARS Quilt Along has officially come to an end :)  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all those that have participated along.  I had so much fun with it and I hope that you equally enjoyed making this super fun STARS quilt :)  Now, if your not quite done no worries, (I am not done mine either, le sigh)  just keep posting those pictures, I can't wait to see everyone's finish :)  (And we can always have a second parade with more completions, hopefully mine will be in that second one as well :)



Isn't it just so fun to see how much you can make a design your own.  Each project is unique and so very wonderful!! I just love seeing everyone's individual take on the set design :)  Great job to everyone that completed!!  Your projects are fantastic!!! Thanks for making a super fun STARS Quilt Along Parade!!!
I am looking forward to the next quilt-a-long already :)  Any suggestions???

Onto the GRAND FINALE!!!!!!  Let's choose some winners.  Everyone that completed their top had their name put into a hat and my 2 year old drew out the three lucky winners that will each receive a $50.00 to the Fat Quarter Shop!!!  Thank you so much to Kimberly and the Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring this Quilt Along!!!  





Congrats to you three!!  Please send me an email with your mailing address and preferred email address so I can get it sent on to Kimberly and you ladies can start surfing around the Fat Quarter Shop to figure out how you plan to spend your $50.00  

AND THAT WRAPS IT UP!!!  Thanks a million times over for all you wonderful quilter's out there that make doing a Quilt Along sew much fun!!!  You are the greatest!!!

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This quilt is my second Quilt-A-Long here at Happy Quilting!!!  However, I had so many requests that I turned it into a full PDF Stars Pattern / Tutorial .  To go to the Printable PDF please click here :)

If you prefer, you can use each of the links below to go through the individual Quilt-A-Long tutorials.  The individual tutorials have a bit more detail that could be helpful if you are a beginner.  Each of the tutorials will walk you through each step of putting the quilt together :)  And when done you will end up with a beautiful STARS quilt :)

For the Quilt Fabric Requirements please click here.

For the tutorial on Block 1 please click here

For the tutorial on Block 2 please click here

For the tutorial on Block 3 please click here

For the tutorial on Block 4 please click here

For the tutorial on Block 5 please click here

For the tutorial on Block 6 please click here

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Winner of the Intrepid Thread Sponsored Giveaway!!

Thank you so much to Julie for sponsoring this wonderful giveaway!!  I think we had a record number of comments :)  Yippee Skippee!!

And the winner is . . .  . #261

 Who happens to be . . .   Bente - I like to QuiltBlog!!

Congrats to Bente!!!  Please send me an email with your mailing address and whether you would like the blue or red colorway and I will get it off to Julie :)

ONE FINAL NOTE***  - Today is the last day to get your quilt entry done for the STARS Quilt-A-Long.  So make sure to either email me those pictures or get them on the Flickr group!!! (you can add them as late as you need, I am sure I won't get to this until late, late, tonight or early tomorrow :)    I am so excited for the parade tomorrow!!  There are so many amazing finishes :)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

100 Quilts for Kids

So have you heard about the 100 Quilts for Kids Campain??  It is a wonderful campaign to encourage us all to sew for someone in need.  It is going on now until October 14th.  You can click on the button below to read more about it.

Swim, Bike, Quilt

My dear  Mother-In-Law, Barbara Corry, finished up this adorable little blanket for the campaign and will be donating it to the local Women's shelter.  It is made of snuggle flannel strips and it is oh so soft!!   She asked me to link it up for her as she doesn't have a blog (but I will work on that, she is an amazing seamstress and her work is awesome!!)

As for me, I would love to show you my quilts to donate but unfortunately, my plan to have them all done by today didn't quite pan out.  So my new plan is to have them done by the Sewing Summit and take them with me to give to Kate. (Who I am so excited to meet :)  So I will have to catch the next linky go round for mine. And on a side note, I think I have convinced myself that I am going to try and do feather free motion quilting on at least one of the tops.  I am so afraid of feathers but I want to learn how and practice is the only way :)
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Snuggly Quilts

**NOTE - If you are looking for the Fat Quarter Bundle Giveaway sponsored by The Intrepid Thread you will find it here :)

So I just had to show this adorable quilt that my wonderful Mother-In-Law made for Josie :)  It has super soft minky on the back in a bubble print in pink, brown, and green (one of my all time favorite color combos!!)  and an adorable little ducky print on the front.  The edge is turned over from the back to give it a beautiful border finish.  Isn't it just precious!!!  And I had to add the beautiful flowers she and my children brought to me in the hospital.  I just love flowers :)

My Mother-In-Law makes blankets like this (although mostly in snuggle flannel) for humanitarian aid.  They go together pretty easy and are actually quite a lot of fun to make.  How do I know??  She taught me how to make one right before Josie was born.  I had a special request for a snuggler blanket to go with this quilt.  And this is what we put together.  I just love the way the minky dots look, so fun, and oh, so soft!! And I just love finishes!!! (especially when I have learned something new :)

Oh, and a quick reminder . . . You have just a few days left to finish up your quilt tops for the STARS Quilt-A-Long.  Everyone's is looking so amazing.  I can't wait for the parade and the Gift Certificate giveaway on Friday :)

I'm Linking Up :)
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Finally got her Check-Up

Okay, so is it just me or does anyone else find it extremely hard to take their sewing machine in for it's annual cleaning.  Most of the time, they tell you a week or two out.  I can't go a week or two without my sewing machine.  I find it hard to go 2 days without my sewing machine.  That probably sounds pathetic but it is true.

So . . .  On the eve of going into the hospital, I called up my local sewing machine repair shop and decided to check my little lady in.  I figure, If I am going to be in the hospital for 3-4 days then maybe I should let my sewing machine get her turn at the "sewing machine hospital".  And you can imagine how thrilled I was to find that she was ready for pick-up this morning!!!  Yippee Skippee!!  The tech said she was "very, very, very dirty", emphasizing the very's :) I figured as much, I do what I can to keep her clean but she was overdue, to say the least, for her little tune-up.

So now we are all home, me, the baby, and my other little baby :)  Welcome home Burnadette the Bernette Bernina.   I can't wait to try her out during nap time :)

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Friday, September 23, 2011

The Intrepid Thread Sponsor Giveaway :)

So how many of you have shopped at The Intrepid Thread??  If you haven't you are missing out!!   The Intrepid Thread is a fabulous Etsy Shop that has such wonderful customer service.  Each of your purchases come wrapped like a present, and who doesn't love presents???  So much fun!!!  Julie is such a wonderful shop owner to work with and she is super generous.   She has a giveaway listed on her blog every Friday!!  Sweet right :)  So if you have never taken the time to check out The Intrepid Thread, today is the day :)  

Here are a few of the things I am drooling over at The Intrepid Thread right now . . .

This Half Yard bundle of Pernilla's Journey.  I have not seen it anywhere else and I just love how whimsical it is!!

I so need some Taza!!!  These prints are gorgeous and a half yard bundle leaves you so many options to play with :)

 And of course, I always love me some adorable pre-cuts.  And some Delighted Rolie Polie's are just the thing I need :)

As a special treat for my Happy Quilting Readers, Juile has agreed to give you 10% off any purchase made at the The Intrepid Thread during this giveaway!!  Yippee Skippee!!!  So click on over and find what you just love and then when you check out enter the following code HAPPYBABY for a 10% Discount!!! 
Isn't it just sweet that Julie made the coupon code into a celebration of the newest little Happy Quilter :)  Thanks Julie, you are the best!!

And on that happy note, lets get on to the giveaway!!!   Moroccan Mirage has just come in and Julie is already giving some of it away!!  Yippee Skippee!!! The winner will receive a Fat Quarter Bundle of their favorite colorway.  Either Casablanca in Blue or Marrakech in Red.  (Personally, I don't know which I would choose, I love them both!!!)

You have three chance to win, and please, leave a separate comment for each (for a total of 3 comments max :) If you leave one saying I did it all, Mr. Random.Org will only count it for one. 
  1. Do any one of the following at Happy Quilting and leave one comment that you did at least one of the following.  Be a follower of Happy Quilting and/or follow Happy Quilting on Facebook and/or Follow Happy Quilting on Twitter and/or list Happy Quilting on your Blogroll :)
  2. Do any one of the following at The Intrepid Thread and leave one comment that you did at least one of the following.  Follow The Intrepid Thread Blog and/or Sign up for The Intrepid Thread Newsletter and/or visit The Intrepid Thread Shop and leave me a link of what you totally can't live without :)
  3. Alert the Media - Post on facebook, twitter, or your blog about this giveaway.  Leave a comment saying where you wrote and a link :)  Like above, you can do more than one post but it will only get you one entry :)  
And that sums it up.  You will have until Sept 28th to enter and I will announce a winner on the morning of the 29th :)  Happy Quilting to you all and good luck!!!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jocelyn Melissa Corry

Today our 5th child was born.   Jocelyn came into the world on 9/22/11 at 10:19 weighing in at 9 lbs 0 oz and 211/2 inches long.  She has a head of dark hair, long fingers and toes, super chubby cheeks and is happy and healthy.  We are both doing great and appreciate all the thoughts and prayers on our behalf :)

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