Monday, October 29, 2012

A little piece of me went to Quilt Market....

I was thrilled when asked if I would sew a quilt for
Amanda Murphy for International Quilt Market.
The fabric is Bella designed by Amanda Murphy for Blend Fabrics.
Before shipping the quilt to Amanda I took a few pictures.
It was hard to box it up and send it away...
...it was sEw pretty!


See the bottom right hand corner of the quilt...
...a pink binding fabric for the 
quilt front and the green fabric to match the quilt back.
It was the perfect quilt to make the 2 fabric binding.


The quilt went together beautifully and
I would love to make this quilt again!
Amanda has 4 new patterns featuring her new fabric...Bella.

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It's day 6 of the ...

go get spooked by...



Happy stitching



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It's Wicked Wednesday...

and it is my day to be wicked.
A big thank you to our wicked hostess Wendy of Why Not Quilt  
and to the wicked Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt 
for all their hard work organizing this WICKED blog hop!

The first project is a Halloween bag made with outdoor screening.
I hand embroidered the pumpkins with black Aurifil 12 wt embroidery cotton.
The pattern is from Bird Brain Design - Trick or Treat Pumpkins
The other design on the pattern is sEw dang cute and I will be making it too...

The block finishes at 12" x 12". 
 The paper pieced pumpkin block was one I found in an 
old Fons and Porter's magazine
from September/October 2004, the designer is Carol Morrissey.
It is a 10.5" x 10.5" block.
I just may have to make 8 more jacks blocks,
 paper piece some candy corn blocks,
and add some sashing, oh yes!!!  I can do this...for next Halloween!
I luv this quilt...it's a good paper piecing project.
Don't you luv it too??
The last block is from a "Oh My Bloomin' Threads!" pattern 
the pattern is called Park Your Broom
The hand embroidered blocks measure 10.5" x 10.5",
I added some paper piecing  rectangles to the bottom...
...sashed it with Kona black then bound with the swirl fabric.
It compliments my mini table topper I stitched last year called Eeek....
...I think I will hang them side by side on the wall.
Please visit the other wicked blogs as they have
 some wicked blocks and wicked projects to share too!

Dancing Moon
Cheryl's Teapots2quilting
Freemotion By The River
Quiltingbydawn
Ninis Patchwork Blog
Grandmama's Stories
Kwilty Pleasures
Happier Than A Bird Quilts
Quilts From My Crayon Box
Quilt Queen - this is me
Vroomans Quilts
Bumbleberry Stitch’n
Quilts by Christa
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Now for a giveaway...just leave me a comment...
 Your choice of one of the patterns...
  ...include the pattern you would like in your comment
Bird Brain Designs Trick or Treat Pumpkins
or
Oh  My Bloomin'  Threads Park Your Broom
Make sure I have a way to contact you, I need an email.
I will pick the winner on October 31st
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Thanks for visiting, have a wicked and wonderful day!
Happy stitching



Saturday, October 20, 2012

Wicked Blog Hop and A Winter Wonderland Giveaway


Starting Monday there will be lots of tricks and treats.  
Join our hostess, the Wicked Wendy from  Why Knot Kwilt? 
You will be inspired for sure with tutorials, giveaways 
and lots of Halloween projects.  
My day to post is Wednesday....am I ready?  Not even close!!!  
You will find the 8 day schedule...no weekends... 
when you click on the haunted house on my sidebar.  
Be prepared for a wicked good time!
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If you haven't already signed up for this wonderful giveaway 
you still have time.  Giveaway closes October 21
and the winners are announced on October 22.
There are 24 wonderful handcrafted prizes
for 24 different winners. 
Visit Brenda at The Rusty Thimble 
for more details.

hugs and happy stitching

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Winner....R&R....and Wicked Wendy will soon be lurking in blogland...

A big thank you to all the blog hoppers
who stopped by to visit my blog and took the time
to leave me a comment...
I always love to hear from you. 

Leafs Me Happy blog hop winner is...

Christine M
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Our few days away for some R & R....
were not so good....we won't go there again.
It was our first experience with RCI and our last.
Antiquing was not good either...
in fact most of the shops close Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

I did find a Snowman BOM by Sweet Gatherings.
I bought the 12 months at the Curiosity Shoppe in Oak Harbor Ohio.
It was their last pattern set they had.

I am having difficulty viewing their website today,
Millie has a lot of cuteness, I will be checking out her website again later.
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Are you stitching up some wickedness????? 


BEWARE....in just 6 more days
the warning is out from Madame Samm....
that the Wicked Wendy from Why Knot Kwilt
will be out with the goblins and ghosts...
I'm just sending you a warning too.....BEWARE
don't take this warning lightly!!!!!
Our sweet as can be cheerleader Wendy
is about to be transformed...
sending wicked wishes
as she cheers us to be wicked too!!

....there will be 8 wicked days
that are sure to be full of wicked fun!!

I better get stitching...my day to be wicked is October 24!!


hugs and happy stitching




Saturday, October 13, 2012

Look what I found in my draft file....

...it's never to late to share something
that puts a smile on my face....Ü

I'm only 6 weeks late and they have probably grown an inch!!

It's my Grandones....
on their first day of school
..grade 5, SK and grade 2
I'm sure the teachers survived the first week of school with my little Einsteins.


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Earlier this summer I sent 2 quilts to Margaret's Hope Chest
...this princess one

and this 'quilt as you go' one
as part of the 100 Quilts for Kids Campaign.

What great timing to find this draft...as the Linky Party ends on October 15.
I'll post this and join the Linky Party.

There is still time to win my giveaway.
Giveaway closes at midnight October 13....that is tonight.
Go HERE and leave a comment to enter....that's it.

Happy stitching



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop day 7....and a giveaway

Today is my day to participate in the Leafs Me Happy blog hop! 
A big thank you to hostess, Cherry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio
and to  Mdm Samm for organizing all the blog hops and 
for being are fearless leader!!!

The blog hops are lots of fun and sEw inspiring....and best of all
you meet lots of new friends.

Today's inspiration comes from these bloggers.....
Tuesday October  9
Quilt n Queen....this is ME

 I have been sewing a project that will be at Quilt Market.
I finished it on Sunday...it is beautiful
and will share it with you after market.
It did take a lot of my spare time to complete.....65 pieces in each 12" block
and .....yes I would like to make it again, exactly the same!
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Today I have only 2 fall blocks to share with you...I ran out of time to be more creative.
I hope you like them.

...the first one is the 2nd seasonal block from the
Bird Brain Designs pattern called Seasonal Patchwork
My block measures 10.5 inches 
I used tea dyed muslin with DMC Perle cotton #8 
I stitched the Winter  block for the Think Christmas blog hop.
I still have the Spring and Summer blocks to stitch. 

...for the second block I used a Buttermilk Basin pattern.

The original pattern is a 8" x 8" pillow using wools and cottons.
  I used 6.5" squares for the 4 patch
to make it to fit my table topper and changed the design of the bird.  
The bird was left over from a project I made 2 years ago.
Live Laugh Love  finishes at 12" x 12"
I luv it...Ü
don't you just love the sunflower batik....
The fabrics were from my stash

Thank you for stopping in for a visit...I hope you are enjoying the Fall hop.
I have a giveaway, your choice of the Bird Brain Design pattern 
or the Buttermilk Basin pattern
Picture of Seasonal Patchwork Samplers  
Just leave me a comment and please make sure I have a way to contact you.
I would love it if you choose to follow me but it is not necessary to win.
I will pick the winner on October 13

....WOW...I have reached 700 followers....
A giveaway for my followers is coming on October 15
come back to see what I will be giving away on Monday to one lucky follower!

I am enjoying a little R&R, DH has a few days off. 
I will be taking a few days off too...no computer...and will return in a few days.
Happy Stitching




Monday, October 8, 2012

Day 6 of the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop....



I hope you are enjoying the Fall Hop...
...there are sEw many beautiful blocks.
I am away for a little R&R and will be sure
to read all the blogs featured in the hop when I return.

For more inspiration make sure you visit all 
the blogs featured today.

Monday October 8

Tomorrow, day 7 is my day to show you my fall blocks.
It is scheduled 
I sure hope Mr. Blogger doesn't let me down.

Happy Thanksgiving 
to all my Canadian family and friends.

Happy Stitching

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A garage sale find...and day 3 of Leafs me happy blog hop

I wish I had taken a before picture.
When we brought her home she was in need of a makeover.
DH did a awesome makeover, the dust and the cob webs and  gone
and all moving parts are moving.

Isn't she a beauty!
I am going to have to give her a name and 
 find the perfect spot for her in my sewing room.



It is a Franklin machine and I will have to do some research on her
when I have some extra time.
I actually wrote this post last night....and at 1:30 a.m. 
when I should have been sleeping
I accidentally deleted the post....#%@$&* and went to bed!!

Thank you Barb for thinking of me.....it was a steal for $25.00!! 
I luv it...Ü

The Fall Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop is in it's 3rd day
I hope you are enjoying the hop.
...I'm still on day 2 and I will coming to visit you soon.

Wednesday October 3


Tuesday October 2

Monday October 1

Visit Sew We Quilt and see the top 2 picks of the day
and the honorable mention for a completed project.

There is lots of 'eye candy' at 

hugs and happy stitching