Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Beds for Pups

So it was a super fun, but busy weekend as my family and I went with my siblings and parents for a little camping trip.  We had a great time, even though we did get a little soggy from all the rain.  So, I was away from my computer and sewing machine all weekend.  I have spent the last hour or so, catching up on emails and checking out all of the Star Surround QAL links!!

You can imagine my huge surprise to get back and see that there were already 60 entries into the Star Surround QAL!!!  And there is still 12 days left to finish the tops and link up.   Seriously, pop on over and check them out, they are stunning!!   I can't wait to see how many finishes there will be, this is my best QAL turnout so far and that makes me so very happy!! You all are amazing!!!

There was a tiny bit of sewing done before we left on the camping trip and that was to close up all the trim stuffed dog beds that the scouts made last Wednesday.  Aren't they just so fun!!  My MIL helped with finishing them up and now we just need to go deliver them :)  It's nice not to have any waste, just makes me smile :)

Alright, I have a mountain of clothes that smells like campfire so I best get going on that ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Friday, August 30, 2013

Finishing Up the Month

With the month quickly coming to an end I had a few projects that needed to be finished and go in the mail.  So I have been a little crazy in the sewing room this week.  And with school in full swing and only 1 kidlet home in the afternoon who still takes a good 2 1/2 hour nap, it is a whole lot easier to get in my sewing room and get some serious chain stitching going :)

My first finishes are my Bee Blocks, Yippee for getting them done with 2 days to spare :)

Joelle in my Beejeebers group asked for a wonky work block.  She gave us a list of words to choose from and I jumped on happy.  It just made me smile the whole time I was putting it together ;)

And Jodi from the Bees Knees asked for some Scrappy Summer Squares a la Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew.  Didn't she send the cutest fabrics to put these together.  They really do scream summer ;)

My next two finishes are some more of those secret projects so I can't show them yet, but in the near future, I promise :)  I thought it would be fun to show you the quilting though.  I have been on the Long Arm the last 2 days.  Each time I play on it I get a little more comfortable.  The first quilt, I decided to use my all over echoed paisley design.  It is one I am very comfortable with so a great one for practicing on a new machine.

And the second quilt I got a little more out of my comfort zone.  This quilt sort of a incorporates my love for piecing, so I decided I wanted to quilt it with some of my most loved Free Motion designs.  Those would be swirls, pebbles, and paisleys.  So I grabbed some paper and pen and started sketching.  This was a rough draft for the concept I was after.  Pretty fun huh :)

And this is how it came out on the quilt.  Sorry, it is a little hard to see, crazy background fabric :)  But I am pretty excited with how it went from concept to quilt.  It isn't perfect by any means, but it really, really, makes me smile :)

And now, I am off to the post office.  Whoo Hoo, what a weight off!!  Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking up to Amanda's and Sarah's :)
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

T-Shirt Quilt Kit Winners

Thank you for the sweet, sweet comments on my T-Shirt Memory quilt.  It has quickly become a favorite around the house :)  And now, I need to pick 2 winners for the T-Shirt Quilt Kit :)

Thank you again to June Tailor for providing 2 lucky readers with these fantastic Kits!!  

And the winners are . . .  


Who happen to be . . . 

Congrats A.J. Dub. and Mom C.    A.J. sounds like she can sure use this quilt kit.  That is a lot of T-shirt projects to put together ;)   Mom C. just happens to be my wonderful MIL, and I know she will use it.  She has been entering giveaways on my blog since I first started it and she finally won one.  Yippee!!!

Have fun ladies ;)  And a Happy Quilting Evening to ya all!!!
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Going, Going, Almost Gone :)

So I know I have said it before, but I am just over the moon excited with how many of you all are quilting along with me for the Star Surround QAL :)  I get so excited each time I get an email with someones new linky!!  It is just so fantastic to see everyone's projects coming together and they are all just stunning!!

So I know a lot of you wanted to quilt-a-long but didn't have time right now.  So, I wanted to throw this little shout out for yall.   There are still a few of the Star Surround QAL kits available but they are going fast.  The solid kits at Christa Quilts have been marked down an extra 20% so they won't be around much longer.  So if you wanted one but were waiting to have more time pop on over and check them out :)


And if you wanted to do a scrappy version, there are still 3 of the custom bundles available at The Intrepid Thread, but like the solids, they are almost gone.  So, if you want one to set aside for the future, pop on over and check them out :)


Alright, gotta get the kids out the door for school then I am off for some long arm fun this morning ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Just Keep Trimming :)

So . . . Can you tell what I have been doing lately??

Nothing quite like a lovely pile of trimmings :)  And these trimmings won't be sitting around long.  Tomorrow night the scouts in my son's troop will be taking all of my bags of trimmings and super small scraps and  using them to stuff animal beds for our local animal shelter :)  Should be fun!!

Now I am off to make the covers for those animal beds so they actually have something to stuff :)
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