Thursday, February 23, 2012

TNT Thursday goes Raw!!!

So what have I been trying out new???  I have been playing with a new method of applique stitching.  Raw Edge applique that is :)  I have done tons of applique but I always stitch it down with either a blanket stitch or a zig-zag stitch.  But my Name Game Swap partner had a mosiac full of Raw Edge applique so I figured it was time to try something new.  Here is a little preview with a close up of the raw edge stitching.  (I promise to show more once my partner has received it in the mail :)

And I had so much fun with the new little technique that I decided to do my Beejeebers Monopoly Block (That I showed here) applique with raw edges as well.  Which was nice because when you are stitching 1" applique pieces blanket stitch and zig zag pretty much take up the entire applique.  Raw edge worked prefect, and once again, was a lot of fun :)

So that is what I have been trying new.   How about you????  Let's see those links :)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Welcome Studio Kat Designs and a Giveaway!!!

I am so excited to welcome  Studio Kat Designs as  Happy Quilting's newest sponsor!!!   Kat carries amazing purse patterns designed for the way women Really are!!!  And her bags are truly Art you can wear!

All of her bags are fabulous and there is sure to be one that fits your needs just perfect.  Like maybe this one??
The Carolina CarryAll

or this one??
The SideKick

or maybe this one??  
The DittyRoo

Kat also carries all of the notions that you would need to make up your fabulous purse.  Talk about one stop shopping!!!

And Kat even has several free patterns on her website like this cute little Airport Organizer!!  I totally could have used that on my last flight with the 4 (at the time) little ones :)

Thank you to Kat and Studio Kat Designs!!!!   I am so happy to have you as a part of Happy Quilting!!! So how about a little giveaway to welcome our newest sponsor!!

 Kat has graciously offered one lucky winner, not 1, not 2, but 3 of her amazing purse patterns.  Yup, one lucky winner is going to win all 3 of these!!!

The Quattro
The Baggalista

The PortaPockets Purse Insert

You have two chances to win, and please, leave a separate comment for each (for a total of 2 comments max :)  

1 - Visit Studio Kat Designs shop and leave a comment of what pattern is the perfect bag for the way you live :)

2 - Follow Studio Kat Designs Blog and leave a comment that you do so :)

So that's it, easy enough right :) The giveaway will close on Tuesday the 28th and I will announce a winner on Lucky Leap Day!!!     Good Luck to all and Happy Quilting!!!
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February Bee Blocks

For the Sew. Bee. Create Bee Bethany is making a super cute blue and green quilt and gave us a choice of 4 blocks to make.  I liked this block layout.  The block is 12" finished and those 5 little guys are 2 1/2".  I really like piecing on a small scale lately.  It is just so fun!!!

For the Beejeebers Bee Linz asked us to do a 16" block representing a family friendly game.  She is doing a game night quilt for her family.  What a great idea, huh!!!  I choose Monopoly.  I had so much fun putting this block together.  And boy oh boy, did I get to use my Slice a lot.  Don't you just love those little trains.  They are 1" :)  So cute!!!!
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Monday, February 20, 2012

Math at Night is Never a Good Idea

So I have been playing with this super adorable fabric over the last little bit.  It is Ten Little Things by Jenn Ski and I am putting together a little bakeshop tutorial for it.  This little pile however is now in my scrap bin.  Why you might ask.  Because I broke one of my cardinal rules and did math late at night.  It seems whenever I do that, I tend to make errors.  As was the case here.  I figured the size of these squares wrong and so they are all  1/2" to small.  One of these days I will learn.  Does this happen with any of the rest of you or is it just me that has a brain that shuts off at 9 pm???

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happy Mail Day

And not because I got mail but because I got it sent out!!!  I put together the packages for some February commitments yesterday and ran them to the post office. Packages included 2 Bee Blocks, the Name Game Swap, and the Pillow Talk Swap. (I promise to show you them all next week :)   I had a lot of fun with all 4 of these little projects.  With that said, I am glad to have them in the mail so I can move on to the next high priority project.  I have to get my Grandmother's queen size Lone Star quilted this coming week as her birthday is Friday.  Wish me luck in the wrestling match I am about to have :)

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