Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Crazy WIP Wednesday!!!

So I am a little late posting this.  It has been crazy around here today :)  I will get to that in a minute   

So I mainly have 3 WIP that I am frantically trying to get done to take with me to the Sewing Summit so I can give them to Kate for the 100 Quilts for Kids Campaign.  

Quilt #1 is all quilted up and just waiting for a binding.  

Quilt #2 has just a tiny bit more to be quilted.  And yes, those are feathers on the green print.  I finally tried them. I will post more on them when I link these quilts up :)  (Just promise in the mean time not to look to close, this was my first attempt at feathers :)

Quilt #3 is basted and waiting to be quilted.  I am hoping to get to that tonight after bed time :)

And the big WIP that has kept me from getting to quilting these quilts today was packing!!!  See, I got up this morning ready to start packing for the Sewing Summit (I have to pack for 6 as the kiddo's are going to Grandma's.)  But before I got started,  I decided that I didn't want to wear maternity clothes to the conference so out came the boxes of my regular clothes.  To my ultimate frustration, I found that one of the boxes had been stored at some point in the move in a pile of water.  Half of my clothes smelled of mildew!!!  Ewww!!

 So what was going to be a load or 2 of laundry to get ready to pack turned into 5 loads :(  And just when I thought I was making some serious progress I came to find that one of the kids left a crayon in their jeans pocket and I learned that crayons melt in the dryer.   So a bunch of those  "Some day I plan to fit in these Jeans again" jeans ended up being trashed jeans.

What ya gonna do??  I can't tell you how relieved I am now to have clean clothes in everyone closest, and suitcases sitting out on beds.  Now all I have to do is put the clothes from the closet to the suitcases.  And I am here typing instead.  I wonder how long I will procrastinate packing???

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Monday, October 3, 2011

VIBee Block for Angela

Yippee Skippee for being on top of things again!!! (at least for a day, right :)  Angela's month is October and here it is October 3rd and I already have my block done!!!  Okay, I admit, This is mostly due to the fact that I will get to meet Angela this weekend at the Sewing Summit and I plan to hand deliver it to her.  (I am so stinking excited for this weekend, hoolay smokes it is going to be fun!!!)

We spent yesterday as a family at my In-Laws cabin.  Autumn is in full-swing and it is absolutely breathtaking.  I just had to share!!

My five little kiddo's.  At least almost everyone was looking at the camera :)
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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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