Sunday, August 30, 2009

Addicted to Avalon

I made another Avalon quilt from Material Obsession book. I loved my first Avalon quilt...and so did 3 of my family members so I decided to make another as a gift to one of them. The fabrics are Jennifer Paganelli Dance with Me. I bought my fat quarters from the Fat Quarter Shop. So hopefully this week it will be off to my machine quilter.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Remember the little gift Rachel brought me??
...a little bowtie quilt kit..I LOVE 1930's fabrics...
So this weekend I made this...

just need borders and to be cute

Sunday, August 23, 2009

a happy moment

My sick little girl had a happy moment making bubbles in the tub. Her fever was too high to let her go outside. I decided to capture a memory of it.
**** Her fever is gone now and she's feeling 100% better!! ****

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Giveaway City this weekend

First up is Trends and Traditions blog. Heather is giving away 3 wonderful things...quilts!!!! Yikes sign me up 'cause I don't have enough fabric or quilts {hee hee}

And the Faithful Quilter is offering up a package of Civil War Repro fabrics.

Green Fairy is also celebrating her son's 1st birthday!

this is my chew cat

Friday, August 21, 2009

Am I a bad influence?

My mom, sister and niece were in town this last weekend...hence little sewing or blogging.
They live 9 hours away so when they are here I make the most of it.
On top of that my littlest girl had a terrible fever for 4 days. We went to the doctor twice but all they could say is 'virus'. There is no more fever but she is terribly irritable..I think she needs to eat but hasn't gotten her appetite back yet.
So when I wasn't mothering the ill niece asked me to show her how to make those "puff" things...yo-yo's! know I ♥ my yo-yo makers..and to teach someone else? well that was awesome. She took a charm pack of Neptune [her favorite ;) ] and a clover maker to make some at home. Someday maybe one of my girls will want to learn to hand sew...we'll see.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I've been...

I've been designing with Mill House Inn lately...

{sigh} I ♥ Moda
p.s. if there were only more hours in a day.....

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

....back from the quilter...

From Material Obsession...

Pat Sloan's yahoo swap group from a couple of years ago! Finally quilted.

ANd this is the LAST of the 8 quilts I made using the 'Baby Fats' book. The blue corners are supposed to be I am going to add the bodies now...I added the bodies to the girlie version of this before it was quilted and it didn't care for it so here's my chance to do it differently.
now I get to bind them!! Ugh..

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Outdoor Quilt Festival....

Ok so I ventured out to a farm here in Ohio...... for the Outdoor Quilt Festival.I had a good reason....Rachel from p.s. i quilt....she and I met there...for the first time. It was a great time....a bit drizzley...rainy but still good company will help you forget minor inconviences.Here she is next to her Christmas tabletopper quilt... And here is her Pinwheel Sampler is stunning in person...I wanted to take it home..for real.

This is her Scruffily quilt...and I sooooo want to make one of these..and she made it with Hushabye..I ♥ that fabric line.

Then I just took tons of was overcast and humid so the pictures of mine have a haze..still I decided to share some of my favorites.

Oh is that the sun? I think it did peek out for a bit...

I love this barn with the blue and white quilts..stunning presentation.
Here's the little gift Rachel brought me...a little bowtie quilt kit..I LOVE 1930's fabrics...
She's so thoughtful...
all in all it was a fab day.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday, August 09, 2009

The winners....

[random pic from outdoor quilt fest]

DD1 drew the winners of my giveaway this morning...& because I love to give away fabric & stuff I asked her to draw 3 names instead of without further ado...

Re-drew since Dandelion Quilts already has a yo yo maker! She was kind enough to offer it to someone else....
Dotti White wins the JUMBO yo-yo maker (please send me your address again)
Rachel G wins a charm pack of Moda Neptune...(I have your addy)

Jackie in CT wins a charm pack of Moda Wonderland...(I have your addy)

Congrats girls...

Friday, August 07, 2009

have a ♥

These little puppy & kitty softies are certain to grab any child's heart. I made them with my girls in mind. They love them! I barely had time to take a picture before they ran off with them. Check out the tutorial on Moda Bakeshop! You can make several from one Hushabye Layer Cake. Just for fun, I am going to have 2 giveaways a JUMBO Clover yo-yo maker and random Moda charm pack!

•Leave a comment here for a chance

•Comment on my tutorial on Moda Bakeshop for another

•Blog about it and send me the link for a 3rd!

*EDIT* I'll draw August 9th!!!

Comments Closed!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

WIPs from my cruise

This picture shows the improvisational log cabins we made with Vikki Pignatelli. I had a lot of fun doing this. Vikkie recommends that we finish the quilt with obscure angles. NO SQUARES! I am hoping that I will have time one of these days to finish it. These blocks were made from a kit of fabric that was given to us for the class with Margaret Miller. Sample Angle play...I bought ALL the templates..and I LOVE them so far. Some of you who kinda know me...know I love templates for piecing. I suppose that is why Vikki's class was so different for me. I really had to free myself in her class.
So I have to get back to sewing and writing instructions for a new MBS project. Ok this is a dumb question...but how can I make a PDF file a jpeg?? Is that possible? Any help will be appreciated.
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