Thursday, April 14, 2011

Better late then Never

So I was organizing a bit in the sewing room yesterday to get ready to do some serious sewing :)  While organizing I realized I had 2 copies of the Pre Cuts magazine.  I thought to myself  "I thought I mailed this out before I left."  Then it hit me, I was supposed to pick a winner for the second copy on Monday.  Oops!!!  Sorry, Sorry, Sorry.  I blame it on a week being gone and second trimester brain lapses.

So, without further ado . . . the winner of the Pre Cuts magazine is . . . .

Congrats to Quilter In The Gap!!!!!    .  I have sent you an email to get your address.
Do you want me to sign my name right here? Tee Hee Hee :)

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WIP Wednesday

So it is another Wednesday and I figure maybe writing down what I should be working on will help me to get things back together.  Ever notice when you go out of town for a while how long it takes to get back into the swing of things.  So, what's on the sewing desk now . . .

 I am working on a spring table runner for my sister-in-law.  I wanted to get it done before going to Utah but that didn't happen, le sigh.  But I need to get it done asap as it is Spring :)  I am Making it with Sweet Divinity that I won from Amanada at the Quilted Fish.  I love these prints!!!  More on it to come :)

I am also starting to play with some Christmas fabric!!!  I love Christmas and there is nothing like some beautiful Christmas fabric to brighten your day and make you cheery.   And when it is Kate Spain's new Flurry collection . . .Well lets just say Josh Groban's Noel CD is spinning right now :)

There are a few things put off that will probably stay that way at the moment.

I need to quilt up my Quilt-A-Long quilt.  How sad is that, it is my Quilt-A-Long and I can't seem to get the finished top turned into a finished quilt.

I also got way behind in Block-A-Palooza.  It's all done and I only have 1/2 of the blocks done.  Another project for another day :)

So that is it for today :)  Here is hoping I get my house all clean and ready for the showing I have tomorrow so that I can have a few minutes to get some sewing done.  Selling your house is tuff work :)

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Project Modern - Challenge 2

I have been so excited to reveal this finish. So without all the story behind it, here it is!!!!

Now onto the story :)  This time the Project Modern Challenge was to create a Monocramatic quilt.  About a week after this challenge was posted I got an email from my Sister-In-Law saying that they found out that they baby they are expecting is going to be a little girl.  They have 3 little boys already and this is their last one so they were super excited to find out they were finally going to get their little girl.  Now these three previously mentioned little brothers love Super Heroes.  They can't get enough of Batman, Spiderman, and especially Superman.  So, wanting this new little bundle of joy to fit right in, my Sister-In-Law asked me if I could make her a Supergirl quilt.

As soon as I saw that request I started smiling to myself.  I instantly knew what I wanted to do and that it would be perfect for a monochromatic quilt.  You know how you just get that picture in your head.   Then it was just figuring out how to take that picture from my head and turn it into a design of a superman logo in a scrappy strip setting all in pink.  Super cute!!!  

I knew I wanted the logo to really pop so I decided to do it in light tones of pink.  And then I decided to use the dark tones of pink for the background to really make it stand out.  I was so happy with the result when it was all pieced together.  I decided to take the whole pop idea one step further by only quilting the background in a super small loopy pattern so that the symbol just jumps off the blanket.  I am so happy with the finished results. 

This quilt just fits my Sister-In-Law and her family just so perfectly!!  I got to give it to her and my brother this last week while I was in Utah.   And to say they loved it would be a vast understatement.  I wish I would have remembered my camera when I gave it to them :)

So in conclusion . . . . This quilt was a blast to design, sew, and quilt.  It will be greatly loved by it's new little owner that will be arriving in a few short months and her whole family.  Does it get any better than that??

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Monday, April 11, 2011

I'm Back :)

Okay, so being off line for a week was difficult to say the least.  I missed reading everyone's blogs and chatting with you all through email. I missed all of the wonderful daily inspiration and the good laughs.  I missed posting what I was working on, even though I didn't have time at all to work on anything last week.  You see, last week was like this.

It started with a 25 hour drive.  Next was three whirl-wind days looking at over 30 houses and spending time with my husband's family (this part was awesome).  Then it was back in the car again for a quick jaunt up the I-15 to spend some time with my family , including my brand new niece (again awesome).  And then the bummer, back in the car again for another 25 hour drive back which turned into about 27 hours as our car broke down 30 miles from home and had to be towed in. (ya, a bit scary).

But in the end We found a wonderful house in Utah that we absolutely fell in love with, our offer was accepted, and we now have somewhere to go to when we finish up here in Indiana.  Yippee Skippee!!!  So my friends, I missed you.  I am sorry for the prolonged absence but I wanted to focus my efforts on our goal to find a house, and spending time with family.  It was a wonderful week!!

I would post more about projects finished earlier , pictures of the house, and such but I have a showing of my house here in South Bend in 1 hour and need to finish unpacking.  See ya tomorrow!!!
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Friday, April 1, 2011

Be Back Soon :)

Hello All,

Just a quick note that I will be off line for the next week.  No worries, nothing is wrong, I will just be away from the computer for a week swamped with some other responsibilities :)  I'll miss you all and will be back soon :)

This was a quilt I did a few years ago but it sure makes me happy for spring :)
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