Monday, June 6, 2011

Sliced Coins Quiltalong

I finished my version of Don't Call Me Betsy's Sliced Coins Quiltalong a while back, but never posted about it.  I cut out all the pieces at home but then didn't bring the instructions with me to the sewing lab, so I just made it up!  My machine at home had been acting up and I really wanted to get it done before it's intended recipient was born.  So, mine only has three stacks and most in the Flickr Group seem to have 4, but it works!  This photo was before I put the binding on, I bound it in the zig zaggy print and it looked really cool!  I did manage to get it done before my friend had her baby, but I just gave it to her this weekend.... The baby is 4 months old!  Oops!

Sliced Coins

Thursday, May 26, 2011

And the Winner Is.....

Thank you all SO much for your comments and for playing along!  I gained a few new followers, so THANK YOU for that!!!

Our old friend selected #188, Lauria, who said, "Wow, that dark blue fabric is stunning! I may have to go and get it myself if I don't win here! Thanks for offering the giveaway! Email is in my profile. :)"

Lauria hasn't posted to her blog in quite a while but those mitts she made in 2009 are stunning! I'll email you now to get your address!  Congratulations!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Giveaway Day is Here!

Comments are closed, the winner will be announced soon!!!

If you've found your way here via Sew Mama Sew, welcome!!!  If you're a regular, welcome back!!!

I love Giveaway Day- It's part of the reason I started blogging and is always good incentive to get me going again when I take a bit of a blogging break.  This time around I have a some fabric and pearl cotton for the lucky winner.

A half yard of two different prints from Denyse Schmidt's new line that is being sold at Joann stores, and some coordinating pearl cotton.  I know some people had a hard time finding these fabrics, so I hope this is a fun little treat for the winner!  These were the last two prints available at my Joann, but they are two of my favorites from the collections.

Just leave a comment on this post to enter.  I'd love it if you'd follow this blog, but I'm  not offering extra entries- I know you've got LOTS of blogs to visit, so I'll keep it simple.  Just one entry per person, any comment you'd like!  I'll leave this open until May 25 and then the good old Random Number Generator will choose the winner.  Make sure I have a way to reach you- if your account is blocked, please include an email address in your comment.  I'll get the prize in the mail right away when I get your address.  Thanks for stopping by!

EDITED 5/25:  Because there were SO many giveaways this round, I'll leave this open overnight to make sure everyone has time to get their name in!  I just finished all the lists myself!  I'll draw a name in the morning.  Good luck!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Giveaway Day is Coming!

I've had so much going on lately and haven't posted in ages, but I just couldn't let Giveaway Day pass me by!  Come back on Monday, May 23rd and get a chance to win some goodies!  See you soon!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Doll Quilt Swap! My turn!

I received my quilt from the Doll Quilt Swap and I could NOT be happier with it!  My partner, Robin of  rsislandcrafts,  picked up on my many comments about my newfound love for half square triangles (or if she didn't see them, she has magical intuition powers!) and my constant blathering about my love for Kate Spain's Central Park collection, and came up with this!!!

I mean come ON!  Could it be anymore perfect?  It's in  my living room, just above my computer desk so I can gaze at it all the time.  The colors go perfectly in my living room- I'm even thinking of painting those walls grey, and it will STILL go perfectly!

Thank you again, Robin, you've really made my first DQS experience wonderful!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

ModKid Kyoko Dress

Oops!  It appears I took another too-long blog break!  I have been sewing, but my ancient computer was dying a slow and painful death and uploading pictures was difficult.  My husband has given me his old laptop so I am back in business and now I can bring the computer down to the sewing area and use all those tutorials I've been bookmarking but that were too long to print out!

My most recent finish is this ModKid Kyoko dress.  The solid is a fabric I picked up at a charity sale, I don't think it's all cotton but I'm not sure exactly what it is- But it matches the Ta Dots perfectly, and it's a nice weight.  I went out on a limb with the orange Riley Blake accents, not sure how my daughter would feel about the combo, but she loves it!  I finished it last night but she was too cold this morning to wear it to school today, so no action pictures yet.  Hopefully someday soon Spring will arrive and STAY!  We had 80+ degrees on Sunday, and are expecting snow this weekend. I'm told this is my fault because I publicly stated that I was putting away the winter gear and refused to take it out again.  Sorry, Midwest!  My bad!

I've also finished up a few swaps during my blog absence, I'll post about those soon!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Remember the Fat Quarterly Quiltalong?

I started the Fat Quarterly Quiltalong way back in September- I had my blocks done and the design laid out... But then Halloween came, and then Christmas, and finally in February I picked this back up!  I got it put together and basted last week and finished binding it last night.  Washed it and dried it this morning and it's finally done!

As they always are for me, pictures were a challenge- It didn't help that the wind was blowing.  Going, going... gone! You can see the vintage sheet I used for the backing in this "action" shot!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

February Bag for Style Stitches Challenge!

I finished this bag WAY back at the beginning of February but never blogged it!  It's Amy Butler's Reversible Everyday Shopper from the Style Stitches book.  The fabric is from Ikea and the bag has already traveled to Hawaii... sadly, not with me.  This was a gift for my friend Joyce who was lucky enough to escape winter for a few days. 

The inside is the same fabrics in reverse.  I like the nice big pockets, I was thinking she could use it for her larger knitting projects and keep a magazine or pattern book in the pocket!

I made one of these as a Christmas gift as well, for my father in law's wife.  She's a 2nd grade teacher- I come from a family of teachers and one thing I know for sure is that teachers make good use of lots of big bags!  I love this pattern, the cutting takes a while but it goes together in a snap.  One of these days I'll  have to make one for myself!

Next up in the Style Stitches Monthly Bag Challenge is the Origami Bag- a collection of zippered pouches in a range of sizes.  Fun!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sew Fresh Fabrics Scrap Quilting Bee

I finished and mailed off my blocks for the Sew Fresh Fabrics Scrap Quilting Bee!  As I mentioned before, the scraps were provided by Sew Fresh Fabrics and we were each to make one block from them- We got to keep the spares!  I got two blocks out of my scraps, and I'm pretty happy with them!  The completed quilts will be donated to Project Linus.  Yay!

My first wonky star:

And not-my-first log cabin:

Monday, February 28, 2011

SewSara's Scrap Swap!

How cool is this?  Sara is hosting a scrap swap, where you send in one (or more!) envelope(s) of scraps and in return you get as many envelopes as you send out!  I know my scrap stash could use a shake-up, and this sounds like fun!  If you want in, click on the button to sign up by March 4!