Tuesday, October 5, 2010

In Need of Moda Pre-Cuts

Check out over here for an amazing Moda Giveaway!  I love Giveaways!!

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Monday, October 4, 2010

"Taggy" to Match and Exciting News

So at the end of August my dear sweet friend had her fourth little girl.  You might remember her from my Snuggly Squares Baby Quilt Tutorial.  Here she is in all of her adorable glory!

About a month before she was born I made this quilt for her mother and gave it to her then so should could have it hanging over her crib when her little bundle of joy arrived.

I found this quilting idea on Oh Fransson and I love it!!

So this afternoon was her baby shower. It was wonderful, good friends, and good food.  I really didn't want to go empty handed as I had already given my gift 2 months ago so I thought about what I could do.  This is what I came up with.  A cute little "Taggy".  It matches her quilt.  How cute is that???

Okay, So ready for the exciting news!!  Well it is for me at least.  When I got home from the baby shower I had an email from the Moda Bake Shop that they are having a booth in the Houston Quilt Festival and would love to display my Snuggly Squares Baby Quilt.  Ahhhhh!!  I am so excited!!  I want to fly to Houston just so I can see one of my quilts among such amazing other quilts made by quilting legends!!  If you happen to be in Houston for this event and see my quilt, could you snap a picture for me.  Thanks!! :)
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

First's in Free Motion

So today I tried some new techniques into my limited free motion abilities.

First, using stencils to quilt in pictures.  I really love these leaves!!  I used my birthday present (a slice) to make the stencils.  When I have more time to play  with my great new little machine, I will post about what it can do.

Second, I finally tried pebbling.  It isn't perfect but this is my first square.  It takes a little more time than normal stippling so I will be working on the remaining 12 blocks for a bit.  But I am sure it will be better with each square.

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Kick-Back Night!

My wonderful husband is out for a few hours this evening so I am watching this

while blog hoping around this

Does it get any better than that???
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Chubby Stars Again!

Yippee Skipee!!  So I finally got back to my Chubby Stars quilt.  I am sad that it got put off for so long as it really did not take me long at all to make up 20 more 4 patches and attach them in a border.  I am really happy that I choose to do the added work of unpicking in order to finish the stars in the border.    And didn't it just turn out great!!  It is so perfect for fall!!  Really, my camera does not do justice to these beautiful fall colors.  

My plan (at sewing night) tonight is to make up a cute pieced back so that it will be ready to be basted and quilted tomorrow.  I am thinking about trying something new in the quilting.  Like pebbles in the Snowball blocks.  But I can's seem to put my finger on what to do in the chain blocks.  Any suggestions??
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