Friday, June 25, 2010

Thank you to Michele of Betwixt the Betweens!!!

I came home today from a friend's home with my son--so nice to be on vacation; stopped to pick up the mail and there was a package for me!  It came from Michele of Betwixt the Betweens blog!  She had a giveaway not too long ago, and I won  five fat quarters!  Yes, I love fabric--now who doesn't, that is such a silly statement on a quilter's blog, but I just had to say it anyway--just in case anyone might be wondering!  Well, back on track--here is the size of the package--now I know there is more in there than just fat quarters!

So I open the mailing pouch and take out not one, not two, but three cute wrapped packages with a lovely note!

I am pretty sure that the package in the center, down front, is fabric--it is soft and squishy!  But the two in the back--well, hard and rectangle!  Just look at the wrapping, presentation is everything and this is fantastic--the attention to detail with the gorgeous ribbon bow is just too much, Michele you are beyond words (and that is something for me)!  Now are you ready for what is inside?  Just take a look--beautiful fabric, adorable recipe cards (ok, who told Michelle that I LOVE birds and need recipe cards) and of course chocolate!  Now mind you, not just any chocolate, but Ghirardelli Dark Raspberry chocolate!  I love chocolate, what quilter doesn't, but I absolutely love Ghirardelli's!  I will buy at my local Costco's Ghirardelli's brownie mix and it is the best ever--my family will tell you that and so will my FBLA and FFA students--(yes, I do make brownies for my competing teams; it is a proven fact that teenagers learn better with Ghirardelli's brownies!)
Well, with all that shown, thank you, thank you Michele!  You are too kind and too generous!  I am very fortunate!  Michele has the cutest named blog, link on the name above and check it out--it is truly great! 
Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Blog Not to Miss!

By chance, I had a blogger stop by and visit my blog today.  She left the nicest comment and told me about a giveaway she was having.  Her blog sounded intriguing as she lives on Cumberland Island, GA. so I stopped by.  The Cumberland Island Quilt Chick is not to be missed!  The photography of the island and its wildlife is magnificent!  I have never seen Confederate money before, and she is using it in a quilt (she has printed it on fabric using a transfer method)!  I have learned so much by traveling throughout her blog--it is truly amazing!  I never thought that an island would have rattlesnakes, even in the South.  Her writing and pictures give you a clear vision of what it is to live on this island that has no stores, or things that we take for granted every day.

She is having a giveaway, which is for a wonderful book, City Quilts--signed by the author, but that is not the only reason to visit.  While I may never actually travel to Cumberland Island, I feel as if I almost have through her blog!

Definitely a must see stop in your summer travels.

Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Monday, June 21, 2010

What I worked on for Friday Night Sew-In

I actually did work on a project for Friday Night Sew-In, but had a couple of issues with the pictures so I am just posting now.  Better late than never!  I had tablerunners to make for my son's teacher and for someone at my school. 
First I started with some 4" finished Thangles--I do like working with thangles, especially the larger ones.
I cut out 4 1/2" strips of my fabric choices:
Then I placed two strips right sides together and used the Thangles to make my half-square triangles! 
From there I laid out the center of the tablerunner:
I then put on a 3" white border, and added a top and bottom white triangle.  On the white end triangles I fused flower petals with a center and used my machine to blanket stitch around each petal and center.
I then attached the end pieces to the center, quilted it and added the binding!  Voila--a finished tablerunner--then we put it in a pretty gift bag and off to school it went for his last day of seventh grade.
There we go--two tablerunners off to new owners!  This was almost like a tutorial!  Well, until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In!

It's that time--it's Friday Night Sew-In--are you all sewing?  I am going up to continue right now!  Click on the button on my sidebar to find out more!
Can't wait to see what you are all working on!  Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Want to enter to Win an AccuQuilt Go Cutter or Do you Love Bags?

If you can answer yes to either of those questions, then this is the site for you to visit!  Go on over to Stitch in the Ditch Quilt Shop to enter or to take a look at their fantastic bag patterns!  I truly love the one with the embroidered sunflowers on it--you just have to see that one; but that certainly is not the only one--check out the bag with the zebra on it also!

I love the name of the bag company:  Studio Kat Designs.  Their bags are unique, have a lot of pockets inside and look pretty easy to make--just look at the design of the zebra bag; how versatile is that one!
So, go over to visit, shop and enter and please be sure to say that Barb with the Corgi sent you!  Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Monday, June 14, 2010

If you love Primitives and bunnies, check out this Giveaway

Is this not the most adorable primitive bunny that you have seen?  Well, his name is Patches and he is being given away on Burnt Wood Primitives blog!  I am sure you will enjoy the tranquil feeling of the beautiful flower and wonderful primitives--stop by and take a look and enter while you are there!  Have fun!
Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Friday, June 11, 2010

It's Friday!

Finally, it's Friday!  I don't know if I have been looking forward to the weekend or the week has just been more difficult than usual, but I thought today would never arrive, and then never finish!  Alas, we finally made it and work is over and I am going up the stairs to sew!  I have a block due tomorrow morning!  I will share a couple of peeks at the blocks I have been slowly working on:

Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Giveaway and blog you just have to Visit!

I have recently discovered a new blog and new blogger that I just have to share with everyone out there!  This is well worth the visit AND she is having a wonderful giveaway to top it all off!  Just take a peek at this gorgeous, and I mean who wouldn't want to win this, fabric!
Just click on the photo to get a better look at this yummy fabric!  I already know what I would be making if I won it!  But that is not all, she also has a book, Candy Cane Lane and a $40.00 gift certificate!  Wow, can you believe it--all that just for clicking on the link to:  Betwixt The Betweens!

There is great information about making clamshells and more--I won't spoil it all; you have to see for yourself!

Get there soon before you miss out!  Good luck!  Tell her Barb with the Corgi sent you!

Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Couple of Giveaways

It looks like June is a busy month for Giveaways!  There are a few going on and it is always fun to see just how lucky you are! 
You can go over to JayBird Quilts and check out the neat giveaway they have going on there for The Quilt Shoppe--wonderful giveaway; great fabrics and a gift certificate; you can't beat that! 

You could also travel over to Stone Gable for another treat!  I just came across this blog tonight and it is filled with recipes and a wonderful giveaway by April Cornell!  You can't miss this one either!

Lastly, I want to remind you that Friday, June 18 is Friday Night Sew In--see my sidebar to click on that for a link!  As I hope that my quilt room is back together by this weekend, I will be busy sewing in there from now on!  I will definitely be participating in the Friday Night Sew In--I can't wait to get back to sewing!

Which also means that hopefully I will be able to post pictures of a much more usable and neater quilt room by the end of this coming weekend! 

More from the quilt guild meeting:

Good luck and enjoy your travels to some great giveaways!  Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Quilt Guild Show and Tell

We have an amazing group of quilters in our guild; actually doesn't every guild have an amazing group of quilters--it is amazing at just how talented and creative quilters are!  Here are a few bits of "eye" candy to share with my blogging friends--enjoy:

Wonderful, beautiful quilts from some very nice ladies!  Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Win a Accu-Quilt GO at Bejeweled Quilts by Barb

Well, now is your chance to win a Accu-quilt GO cutter over at Bejeweled Quilts By Barb.  Just click on the link to take you there and follow the directions!  Then you can be "GO"ing crazy cutting out pieces like 6 1/2 tumblers and making a quilt like she has!  If you "GO" there, please tell her I sent you in the comment box, then I get another chance to win one!

Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Quilt Guild tonight

I was able to get out to the last meeting of our Quilt Guild before the summer close.  We have had great show and tells from the very talented members and I wanted to share a few with you.  The first grouping is from our Guild Challenge--which was to create a quilt using mostly half-square triangles.

Mary won most creative with half-square triangles, beautiful origami flowers!

This quilt won most half square triangles used in one quilt and is gorgeous too, made by Pat!

This quilt won most traditional use of half square triangles.

Beautiful challenge quilts!  Until tomorrow, happy quilting!