Sunday, February 17, 2013

Still time to enter my giveaway and lookie what I won...


Giveaway closes Friday February 22nd.

and now this is what I won!!!

On Friday I won fabric from Bejeweled Quilts by Barb .
I'm sEw excited, can't wait till it arrives in my mailbox.

The fabric is called Happy Town by Jacquelynne Steves.
I won a panel 
and six FQ's
Jacquelynne blogs at The Noble Wife
and after reading her posting on January 30 
I knew I wanted to get some of this fabric and make a quilt
to donate to the Quilts for Kids charity.
There is even a quilt contest using this fabric.
It's sponsored by Henry Glass Fabrics.

I sure would love to win the contest, but that's highly unlikely to happen.
I'm just happy to win the fabric from Barb....thank you Barb and Jacquelynne.

Earlier in the week I talked to my friend Corina about ordering the fabric.
She gave me the go ahead to order some fabric...she mentioned 6 bolts.

The fabrics should be arriving in her shop on Tuesday.
The panel and one stripe print was not available.
I'm sure it will go for it in her shop.
She has excellent prices and in most cases same day shipping.

If you would like some of the other fabrics just let me know.
If it is available I will order it and have it in a couple of days.
It do feel just a wee bit guilty spending someone else's money though!

Criteria for all quilts 
- must use at least 80% of Happy Town fabric
- must be machine pieced and quilted
- must be approximately 40" x 50"
- must use lo-loft cotton or poly-cotton batting
- must have a submission form filled out and attached to the quilt with a safety pin

Stop by Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop this week
I will be there filling orders.
It's sEw much fun playing with fabric.

hugs and happy stitching

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hugs and Kisses + a Valentine giveaway...


It's my day to share in the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day yesterday...I did!

A big thank you to Jane at Jane's Fabrics and Quilts
and Mdm Samm at Sew We Quilt,
and to all the participants that made this
such a fun blog hop!!
Be sure to visit the ladies sharing their Hugs and Kisses projects today...

Friday February 15th
Why Knot Kwilt
**** Quilt-N-Queen--me--****
Sew We Quilt

I've been sewing like a mad woman and it is now time to share 
my parade of Hugs and  Kisses projects.
I luv embroidered tea towels with and without the crocheted edgings!!
The angel stitchery is a free design by Michelle Ridgway called Heavenly Friends...
Michelle is an Australian designer with patterns for sale on her blog.
I luv her designs...she sure has lots of cuteness to stitch!

The 4 patch heart stitchery is a pattern from Birdbrain Designs.
Robin offers lots of free stitchery designs and 
has just added a few new designs to her website.

Next up is a pillow, also a free stitchery design by Lynette Anderson.
I did not follow Lynette's instructions to make the pillow
 I enlarged the stitchery and used a  
9-1/2" (unfinshed) background square.
The 4 red fabrics are cut at 2" wide and the taupe fabric is cut at 2-1/2" wide.
I combined 2 of Lynette's fabric lines
Scandinavian Christmas and Christmas Fun fabrics.
The Christmas Fun fabrics are available at Crazyquiltgirl.
My next project is a Valentine quilt...58" x 58".
Here it is hanging on the clothes line....snow on the ground.
the colors are a bit off
I bought the fabric about 5 or 6 years ago and stashed it
.....until last week.   
I told you I was sewing like a mad woman! 
It was a panel of 9 vintage Valentine hankies with 
coordinating Be My Valentine fabrics by Exclusively Quilters
...this picture has better color 
My last project is a table runner....I luv it's simplicity! 
It is a free pattern by  Sherri at A Quilting Life
I quilted it with hearts and daisies, and finished it with a 2 fabric binding. 

I used some of the left over fabrics from the quilt to make the table runner....
and still have fabric left to make another one.  
So....let's have a giveaway....
Would you like to win the table runner??
I'm giving it away to one lucky follower...

A few simple rules:  
1.  tell me where you live
2. what was your favorite project in my Hugs and Kisses parade.
3.  be a follower of my blog
4.  one comment only
5.  I must have an email to contact you.

Giveaway ends midnight Friday February 22 and will mail it anywhere...


Well that is it, I hope you enjoyed my Hugs and Kisses parade.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Love is in the air.........


Be sure to visit the talented ladies and see what they 
are sharing with us today on the hugs and kisses blog hop...
I will be sharing tomorrow...Ü

Thursday February 14th


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop

Monday February 11th

Tuesday February 12th
Quilt Monster in my Closet
Nati's Little Things

Wednesday February 13th
The 4 R's
Kris Loves Fabric
Kathy Quilts
Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio
The Distracted Domestic 
Selina Quilts
Terry's Quilting Time
Rosemary B @ that other blog
as sweet as peaches
 Karma Willow Designs

Thursday February 14th

Friday February 15th
Why Knot Kwilt
**** Quilt-N-Queen ****
Sew We Quilt

I'm posting on February 15th...come back and see what I made this year...

I made this table runner in 2011...
The red and white Valentine table runner was offered as a free project 
by Sherri at A Quilting Life as part of the 'Be Mine Blog Tour".
I packaged it up and sent it to Canada.
I know it went to a good home...
tablerunner 2
...and I still  it!!!
Happy stitching

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A winner...and a cute Easter Sewalong....

I had to put your no.s in a basket....ten of you left 2 comments
so...Mr wouldn't work.

If you left me 2 comments I put both numbers on a single ticket. 

....the winner of the Dare to Dresden giveaway is...


Congratulations I have sent her an email

I have been busy finishing up my Hugs and Kisses projects
I'm almost there...sorry no peaks!!  

There will be lots of reds and pinks

Hop on over to SewHappyMe, join the sewalong
 and make the cutest little Easter bag.
It will be perfect for all the Easter egg hunts.
There is a girl and a boy bag.
Bunny Bag
Lesley posted part 1 on Monday and 
part 2 will be posted tomorrow.

hugs and happy stitching

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Give away ending soon...Friday night with friends

It was FNWF's last night and I managed to finish putting the borders
on my Valentine quilt and pieced the backing.  
It's now ready to load on the long arm, maybe tonight.
I also worked on another secret project...
...both are for the Hugs and Kisses blog hop at Sew We Quilt.
I will be posting on February 15...hope you stop by for a visit.

January finishes
This Stacked Coin quilt was a UFO from a few years ago...
now it's quilted and bound.
It is a pattern that has been around for a few years
by Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.

 These crochet baby blankets are now finished too.
The crochet edgings are finished...yippee.
and these frilly scarfs are all the rage in Canada and the US.  
My friend Sharon made me one of these scarves...luv it!!
When ever I wear mine, someone is sure to ask
where did I get mine??
The You Tube video was no help to me....I'm sure I watched it 20 times.
I've been told I knit the European way and
I have been knitting for probably 45 years and it took me 2 weeks before I figured it out.
I was ready to give up and wait until I saw Sharon again...then the light bulb went off!!
I have to buy some more yarn...but every time I go to JAF they are sold out.
They sell out as soon as it is back in stock!!

I made a few for Christmas gifts.  
These are fun to make now that I figured out how to knit them.

You still have time to enter my Dare to Dresden giveaway.
It ends at midnight tomorrow, Sunday February 3.

Thanks for visiting...
Happy stitching