Wednesday, April 27, 2011

It's Up, It's Down :(

So I had my Twitter account all lined up and was posting on it just great.  Then I went to check it later in the evening to find that my account has been frozen.  Don't know why???  I am working with Customer Service to get it fixed.  So just wanted to leave a quick note in case you tried to follow me and you weren't allowed :)  Hopefully it will be all fixed soon so I can get back to tweeting :)

And be sure to check back tomorrow.  I am so excited!!!  I have another Moda Bake Shop tutorial coming out :)  And since I am so excited, I will leave you a little sneak peak :)  Don't you just love anything by MoMo!!!!!  These colors are fantastic and so Spring!!!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011


So I finally did it.  Happy Quilting is now on Twitter :)  I spent this morning surfing around trying to get the lay of the land over there.  I know there is probably way more to it than just posting, but for now, that seems to be my general understanding.  Just leave a little tweet here and there about what is going on.

I am going to try and remember to post there but I can't guarantee lots :)  Does anyone know if there is a way on twitter to do direct link-ups to your posts the way there is on facebook?? (EDIT - Thanks for the help guys, I know have it up and running :) So if you want to follow along with me over on twitter you can find my "profile" by clicking on this new little icon :)  (Cute huh!)

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Someday Projects :)

So do you have some of those wonderful Someday Projects.  Ya know, the ones that you will "get to" when you have some spare time??  When you manage to complete the projects that have deadlines??  When basically you create an extra hour for each day that is dedicated to nothing but quilting??

I hope I am not the only one with these kind of projects.  I love making quilts but I find that in the process of bees, quilt-a-longs, and tutorials, that some of those "other" projects just get pushed aside.  Here are the 4 that are making me feel a wee bit guilty right now :)

The Park Avenue on the top left was a giveaway win and I had the perfect plan for it the moment I saw it.  It has been sitting in my basket of projects since then.

The Top right is the HST's I had leftover from the Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long.  I have had a fun idea of what to do with them since it ended.  Hopefully that one won't be put off much longer :)

The bottom right is my homemade holiday charm pack that I was going to use to make a table center for each holiday.  Well we are 2 holidays down and still no table runners.

And last, the bottom right is some Sugar Pop that I have already cut in the appropriate lengths to make an Avignon Picnic quilt.  It has been cut for months.  I just got the backing and the binding material so maybe that will give me the motivation to get it put together :)

So here is hoping I can squeeze a few more quilting minutes out of each day so that I can get these from the Someday pile to the today pile :)  It might be wishful thinking, but its something :)
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Friday, April 22, 2011

Not Easter Dresses but Dresses None the Less

So I didn't make the girls Easter dresses this year.  I am not much of a 3D sewer :)  I have dabbled in costumes, pj's, and shorts.  You know, the easy things that don't need to come out looking all that great.  So the idea of Easter Dresses has me running for the hills.

With that said, a few years ago (aka 2009)  I saw this tutorial over at Crazy Mom Quilts for Patchwork Dresses.  Now that is something I can handle!!  I made four, one for each of my 2 daughters and one for each of my 2 nieces (edit . On my side of the family.  If I had made them for the nieces on my husband's side I would have been sewing forever :).   I made a few adjustments to the tutorial, mostly for length purposes.  The tutorial was so easy to follow and I just love how they turned out!!

So ya, no Easter Dresses . . . But maybe next year they will get another patchwork dress as they have so grown out of these ;)  Sorry for the poor pictures, I didn't have a blog in 2009 so posing for pictures wasn't all that important :)

I can't get this picture to orient right.  Sorry :)
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Table Runner

I finished this table runner last week but I wanted to wait till it got to it's new owner to show it.  My Sister-In-Law wrote me yesterday that she had received it and loves it.  Yippee Skippee!!  I had so much fun making this little table runner and decided maybe I should do some more "small" projects.  It is so nice to have that super fast gratification of a completed project :)

Obviously, this is not the table it is for :)  I did HST's in alternating Pinwheels and Diamonds :)  Doesn't this just make you feel like Spring!!

 A little close up on the pattern.   This fabric is from the Sweet Divinity line by Amanda Herring from The Quilted Fish.  I just love it!!  I just can't get enough of those beautiful greens!!!

A close-up on the quilting.  I did my loops and flower quilting.  It has become a favorite and it gets a little better each time I do it :)

 I didn't have any Sweet Divinity yardage so I just grabbed a fun print from my stash for the backing :)
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