Sunday, April 26, 2009

Giveaway Winner and some WIPs...

This weekend has been action packed. I went to a quilt shop in SHolih with a friend and that was awesome. We found some great fabrics including my backing for my Portugal quilt. Saturday we went to IKEA in Pittsburgh. WOW we spent 4 hours there. I found great stuff. But know what? I bought a POANG chair and foot rest. Um there are several wood colors...have you been to IKEA? well I wrote down the aisle and bin # for the chair...and I got a dark wood chair when I got home and a beachwood foot rest. I was sick about it. My hubby says I need to go back and get a beachwood chair (what I REALLY wanted) and a dark wood foot rest. He wants the dark wood chair for the room that has our Salt water aquarium. That's basically his room....and it would look good in there. So not a total loss...but still a bit frustrating.

Despite all the travel, there are a couple of quilts that are in progress in the loft actually. This is made with 2 Moda Layer Cakes of Portugal fabric line done in a pattern from a Design-Originals books for Layer Cakes. I used the starch method of applique for the paisley drops. It's BIG too...88X88 when it. These blocks are the beginning of a French Roses quilt by Heather French. I am using Darla fabric line and i LOVE them...I have all the flowers cut now I just need to sew them!
Oh and for anyone's the progress on my braided rag rug..I am at 16 inches...LOTs more to go..I'm hand sewing it UGH...and YEAH! at the same time. I can't wait until it's done.

I did stitch one more birdie for my Big Birdie slowly working on that too.
Oh and the winner of the giveaway is........... FINN at Pieces of my scrapbag!! How fitting is that? the scrappy quilter wins a scrapbag....yeah yeah!! Finn please email me your address.
Now I wish I could give you all a scrapbag..but at 146 or so comments that'd be about $1500.00!! So best that I can do is tell you to keep checking my blog periodically as I know I will have another giveaway soon. I have this Spring fever and it's side effect is purging...including yarn and fabric. I have a good friend that I am giving the yarn to but she doesn't quilt. Her loss may be your gain.


rachel griffith said...

holy moly that was alot.

congrats to the winner.

your rag rug is coming along.
and i love your darla flowers.

i think i'm missing something i'm supposed to be commenting on.

Finn said...

Hi Vickie, you just made my very rainy Sunday a whole lot brighter *VBS* Thanks you so very much for having the giveaway, and for picking me ! I rarely win anything and I will enjoy your scrap bag a whole lot! Thanks again, I'll email the addy. Hugs, Finn

Sherri said... have been busy...too bad about the Ikea trip...I guess a good excuse to go back, though!!! And congrats to the winner!!!

Suzie said...

Congratulations to the winner!
I love the fabrics you used for the quilt with applique and your new blocks look pretty, too!

Kathie said...

your rug is coming along very nicely.
Its on my list to do one of these days.
looks fun to make

Jackie said...

You have certainly been busy! I just love IKEA and the Poang chair is a must. I would love one, but really don't have any where to put it. I hope you get it all squared away. Love everything you are working on and congrats to the winner. You know I will always be back!! Have a great week!

Betsy said...

Love the rose quilt...might have to try that.

PamKittyMorning said...

Very cool! Love the french roses, what a wonderful pattern that is, it works up pretty in all fabrics, and love the rug!

Thimbleanna said...

Man, you always get so much done Vickie. I love those french roses!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Wanted to check out what Finn won, and all I can say is WOW! Finn is one lucky duck!

Will be back for another visit :^)

Gnomemade said...

I love your layer cake - Portugal quilt. It's stunning. What book did you find the pattern in?

julia said...

oh, I'm sorry because of the nearly-IKEA-debacle. I always forget something when I'm at IKEA (gladly, it's quite near us) but everytime I get there I come home with things that weren't on my list. Could spend the money better on quilting fabric ~ such like the darling Darla...I hope the fabric is still there when I'm ready to get some. Your flowers are awesome, I love them! {if you need a recipient for this quilt I know somebody who would be beyond everything if she got it ;o) - no, just a joke!}. The Portugal quilt is going to be gorgeous! I already love it.
Hugs, Julia