Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza!!!

So I totally agree that Christmas is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!!  It is a season of love and giving!!  So I figured Happy Quilting should reflect that by doing some giving as well!!  So check back each Friday leading up to Christmas for some Giveaway Goodness!!!  That's right, each Friday, one of my amazing sponsors will be hosting a giveaway and trust me, you won't want to miss out!!!
  Wishing you all a Happy Holiday!!!  


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Jump, Jump, Jump . . . Jump Around!!!

So I mentioned last Thursday that I was trying something new in the way I quilt.  I have always been a one quilt at a time type of gal.  I would start it and pretty much finish it before starting any other new project. So I tried changing things up a bit and for the past 2 weeks, (in the little amount of sewing time I have had with the holidays and all) and have jumped around from project to project, doing little steps here and there.  And guess what, I am loving it!!!  (which is actually a really big surprise to me ;)

This week I finished my Sewing Summit Remake (see yesterday's post), worked on my STARS Quilt-A-Long (so happy to be picking this project back up again), Made the X's and O's for my Grandmother's quilt, and worked a bit more on my next Bake Shop Project, Flying in Squares.

Designing Stage
  • Baby Quilt for Special new Niece arriving in March 
  • Baby Quilt for Special new Niece arriving in April
  • Baby Quilt for Special Nephew arriving in April
  • Circle Meets Square Quilt
  • 4th of July Table Runner for Sister-In-Law 
  • Christmas Tutorial
Piecing Stage
  • Stars Quilt-A-Long - Worked on!!!
  • Hugs and Kisses Quilt for Grandma - Worked on!!!
  • Going Places Quilt
  • Flying in Squares Quilt - Worked on!!!
  • Cottage Crossroads Baby Quilt
Quilting Stage

  • Nursery Crib Quilt
Completed Stage
  • Sewing Summit Projects  - Bee Bolt Block and Bag Makeover

So what about you??  Are you a one at a time or are you a Jump, Jump, Jump,  . . . Jump Around type???

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Memories Bag

My Sewing Summit Swag Bag remake is complete, and I am just giddy with the results.  I decided right away that I really wanted to redo it as a sort of "Memories Bag".  I wanted it to remind me of the classes I took, things I learned, and people I met.  So I pondered for a while on how to do this and then came up with the idea of doing it a la "High School Yearbook Style".

I printed off some pictures on fabric using the good old Freezer Paper Printing method.  Then I made some fun backgrounds for each of the pictures.  The background for the class photo's represent what was taught in the class.  So fun :)  I wish I could have had each person in the picture sign the bag but alas, oh well.

So here it is, my Sewing Summit 2011 Memories Bag :)  I am so looking forward to next year's Sewing Summit and the opportunity to make even more amazing memories!!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Weekend

This was a terrific Holiday Weekend!!  Our little family spent tons of time at Grandmas's.  The kids loved playing all day with their visiting cousins.  The adults loved having a little extra time to just sit and chat as the kids were already occupied,   (although, the occasional temper tantrum had to be dealt with :)  I baked 4 pies for Thanksgiving and they all turned out great so I was pretty excited about that.  I ate way to much food all weekend but turkey is one of my favorites, especially leftover turkey sandwiches,  so what ya gonna do :)   I also made up some homemade chocolates, a Christmas tradition of mine.  And last, but not least, I even managed to hit a few sales. (not the crazy late night ones mind you, I can't handle that kind of stress.)  I even splurged at Jo-Ann's and got myself a little something something that I have wanted for some time now.  But at 60% off retail and then another 25% off that is is really a splurge??  I don't think so :)

I hope you had a Terrific Holiday weekend as well and possibly scored some great deals :)  Be back tomorrow with some more quilting goodness :)
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Friday, November 25, 2011

Winner of the Intrepid Thread Woodlands Giveaway!!!!

So I hope everyone in the States had a very Happy Thanksgiving and those of you from around the world had a Spectacular Thursday!!!  I know I ate my fair share of turkey and pie and enjoyed spending time with family.

So today is the day to announce the winner of The Intrepid Thread sponsored giveaway.  Remember those beautiful Woodlands fat quarters??? Of course, only one person can win the fat quarters but today everyone wins.  Why???  Because Julie is having an amazing Black Friday Deal!!!

 So go ahead and get yourself that item you fell in love with and wrap it up to go under your tree :)  

Okay, I got so excited about the sale I almost forgot to tell you the winner.  The winner of the fat quarter bundle of the woodlands is . . . . .

Congrats to Lisa Marie!!!  I have sent you an email :)  Now the rest of you jump on over to The Intrepid Thread and get your own little Black Friday Shopping Goodness :)

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