Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day Giveaway...

Comments closed for Leap Day Giveaway

One Day only.....February 29
Elizabeth at Such a Sew and Sew is hosting
a Leap Day Blog Hop
and I am participating in the on the button
and find more bloggers participating ....there is a linky party posted at 
Such a Sew and Sew

Leap Day Giveaway

Comments posted before March 1 at 10:00 a.m. have the chance to win a
 $20.00 gift certificate for Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop.

I'm keeping it very simple.....
  • Leave a comment here on my blog and
  • Visit Crazyquiltgirl's blog and leave a comment.....please let her know you are visiting from Quiltnqueen. 
  • No need to be a follower but we would luv it if you did ....(o:
I will post the winners name on March 2nd....

Make sure you include an email address so I am able to contact you.  If you are a no-reply commenter make sure you leave your email address in the comment section.  


I'm joining the linky party so I am including Elizabeth's instructions...

1.  Choose something to give away on Leap Day.  Keep it simple.  You can make something, give away a bit of your stash, offer a service, buy your favorite gadget to give away or offer something completely non-crafty.  Your blog, you choose.

2.  To participate in the blog hop, your giveaway must start and end on Leap Day (February 29, 2012).  You can open it at 10:00 am and close it at 10:00 pm, or go midnight to midnight, or anything in between.  Your blog, your rules.

3.  Post your giveaway and then link up at Such a Sew and Sew.  Please include the Leap Day Giveaway button (code found on the Leap Day Giveaway post) somewhere in your post.  The linky will open at noon MST on February 28th and close at 10:00 am MST on March 1st, to allow for people in different time zones to participate.

4.  If you want to include the linky on your giveaway post so that others can link up from your blog the code in available here.   If you choose to add the linky to your post, you MUST include the above rules so that it is fair play for all.

I will post the winners name on March 2nd....

Make sure you include an email address so I am able to contact you.  If you are a no-reply commenter make sure you leave your email address in the comment section.  

Happy Blog Hopping....(o:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It is out of the pizza box......

.....and the borders are on and ready to quilt.

Spinning Flowers

that's 2 PHD's pieced since January 1st
...the hard part is done.
I'm really serious about emptying a few of my pizza boxes!!
I have way too many UFO's... goal is to finish 12 UFO's  by the end of the year... 
...the next pizza box revealed this PHD....

Purple Log Cabin UFO from about 2006 or  2007.

...this was a class project from 2006 or 2007.
To my surprise the pizza box did not have the pattern in it...
I'm still looking for it....but I can finish this beauty without the pattern.
I remember the pattern had a log cabin border
...that is not going to happen.....
not sure what I am going to do with the borders...
maybe a narrow green inner border finishing at 1 inch...
...that is the width of the logs....
and a purple outer border 6 or 8 inches wide.

I'm still working on these too...
I started February 5 and making pretty good progress...(o:

Dresden Plate Quilt Along by Bunny Hill Designs

Dresden Plate Club...Bunny Hill Designs

I think this is what I am going to use....

Kona snow background
green dot for sashing
sashing corner be determined???
navy print for inner border
floral outer border.....

I'm off to do a bit of stitching...(o:

hugs and happy stitching

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I have a winner but first a big....

...thank you to every one who took the time to leave me a comment.  
I have read all the comments on Sew We Quilt and here on my blog.....
and also a big thank you to Cori at Crazyquiltgirl fabric shop 
for providing 
the Moda Always and Forever Charm Pack by Deb Strain
you make my heart sing...(o:

Drum roll please and the winner is 
#49 Michele

Michele said... 49

Thanks for offering another giveaway opportunity. Something about me? Well I have constantly cold feet from Oct through April and so I wear 2 pairs of socks and have my feet in slippers while home every day.

I have sent Michele an email and she was quick to respond.
  She said...
Wow! Thank you sew much! That is very exciting. The pot holders are almost too pretty to use especially since my hubby always gets mine filthy right after I take them out of the washer. 
You just made my day.

I have been sewing a bit lately....working on my PHD's

I've gone from this... 


to this....

Cinnamon and Cocoa by Bunny Hill Designs

If you would like to make your own table runner you can get the pattern at 
Bunny Hill Designs
I just checked and Anne has it on her website.

There  is still time to make it before Easter....

hugs and happy stitching    

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I am guest posting at 'Sew We Quilt' today...

....Madame Samm is featuring tutorials in February with the "Heart and Hands" theme.
The embroidery pattern is a free design from Bird Brain Designs.

Pot holder, tea towel, embroidered mug rug/ pot holder

Please visit Sew We Quilt and check out my tutorial...
...a valentine pot holder with hand pockets.
Leave a comment on Sew We Quilt and you could win...CLOSED

...a fat quarter bundle of Amanda Murphy's Swiss Chocolate and Ambrosia fabric s
and her Caramel and Cocoa pattern.


Come back and leave me a comment on this posting
telling me something about yourself...something that just might surprise me... 
and you could win...CLOSED
the tea towel, the 2 heart pot holders
and an ALWAYS & FOREVER Charm Pack by Deb Strain  

Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop has lots of books, patterns, and fabric collections
for your quilting needs.
Cori stocks lots of patterns...
including patterns by Australian designers
Natalie Lymer and Lynette Anderson
with lots more patterns coming soon....
Cori has Natalie Lymer's first line of fabric 
'Woodland' by's adorable!

Two chances to win....good luck everyone!!
It is a short giveaway over at Sew We Quilt
 Mme. Samm will pick her winner tomorrow and 
I will pick my winner from this posting on Saturday Feb 18th.


(Oops...that is the date I wrote on Sew We Quilt.)

Mme. Samm picked the winner from Sew We Quilt comments this morning...

hugs and happy stitching

Thursday, February 9, 2012

We have a winner.....#19

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said... 19

My favorite pattern is always the one I just finished. LOL And I almost have one of their snowman designs finished. I love the rabbits, and yes, more would be awesome! Thanks for the chance!

I have sent Sandie an email....and she is a happy stitcher.

Thank every one who took the time to leave comments on my blog and comments for Robin on Bird Brain Designs.  I  reading all your comments.

This is what I am working on now.

plus this....

Scrappy Dresden Blades

will make 12 of these.

Scrappy Dresden Plate

Read all about the Bunny Hill Scrappy Plate's not too late to start your Dresden Plate quilt.

I started mine 5 days ago.....on Super Bowl Sunday and I'm liking it a lot!!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Has this ever happened to you?


A number of years ago, I bought a quilt kit from a LQS
not long after I bought it, I cut the fabrics for the blocks 
but not the borders.  When I was cutting the blocks I found 
2 of the fabrics were short.  Mr. Quiltnqueen and I went back to the shop
and Mary, the owner, gave me the shortage....
apologizing over and over again.
I stitched up all the blocks and cut the strips 
for the sashing, the corners stones and the inner border....
but not the outer border strips.
I put the blocks in a pizza box with all the extra fabric 
including the outer border fabric...and there it stayed for a few years.
About 3 weeks ago I dug the UFO out of hiding and started putting the blocks together

Spinning Flowers

on the weekend I started putting on the inner border......

Adding inner borders to Spinning Flowers

great I will get this top finished this weekend!!!
No so...I get the outer border fabric out and go to cut it...I should have 2.25 yards...
I have only 1.25 yards...
The fabric is by 3 Sisters...Mistletoe Manor from a while ago
and obviously not readily available any more.
The 1.25 yards is not even long enough to border the short ends of the quilt
without piecing it.
I'm miffed!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't mind piecing inner borders but I do not like to piece the outer borders.
It's back in the pizza box and will probably remain a UFO forever...)o:


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thank you and a giveaway....

to all my followers
for helping me surpass 500+ followers.  
I  my blogging make my  sing...:o)

3 simple things to do to win....
  1. Since this is a giveaway to thank my followers, you need to follow my blog...join Google Friends Connect on my sidebar.
  2. And since this giveaway is sponsored by Birdbrain Designs you need to follow Birdbrain Designs blog on Google Friends Connect also...I think that is fair.  Leave Robin a comment and are visiting Robin's blog via quiltnqueen's giveaway posting.   Robin offers free shipping for orders over $25.00!!
  3. On this posting tell me what your favorite pattern/product is at Birdbrain Designs website and if you would like to see more bunny patterns.

...old or new followers can win... comment only on my blog ...
The giveaway will close CLOSED on February 8 at midnight.'s as easy as 1, 2, 3 and you can win a
$25.00 Bird Brain Designs gift certificate...

Look what is hot off the press...a new Bird Brain Design pattern!!
...absolutely adorable...

A big thank you to Robin for sponsoring the give-away!!

If you are a 'no reply comment' 
please, please, leave me your email address in your comment... 
...if I can't contact you...I will draw another name....)o: 

THANK YOU for sharing your time and thoughts with me...
to all my followers...old ones and new ones.