Thursday, October 31, 2013

It's a finish............

and now a quick post so I can link up to 
the A Lovely Year of Finishes ~ Finishes Party
Hosted by Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs
and Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts
Call me crazy...
Thursday I decided I wanted to add piping to the binding...
big mistake when you have a deadline.
I did finish it but not without a few choice words...
it's not perfect but I am happy with it.  
I did a lot of unstitching...until I said no more I'm done!!
I  just want to say...if it were not for the end of October deadline...
I can guarantee this quilt would still be a UFO.
It is a girly quilt and some little girl will love it...
even a big girl would love it.

I have 2 giveaways going on...
one HERE
the other HERE

Both giveaways end tonight....October 31.

The giveaways are closed...I will be announcing the winners later today on Saturday.

I'm linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabricaddict...its Whoop Whoop Friday
and Amanda Jean at crazy mom's Finish it up Friday

Happy Haunting

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's on the frame...

...and I am suppose to have this tumbler quilt finished by October 31...
I'm running out of time but I think I can still do it.
I linked up to A Lovely Year of Finishes the beginning of October
there is a link on my side bar and this is the quilt I said I would
finish by the end of the month.
I'm trying to finish up some of my UFO's.
Hopefully I will have the binding sewn on tomorrow and
 hand stitch it on Wednesday.

I got behind with everything...with severe back pains...
it started Thursday and I only started  feeling better on Sunday.
It was a pain I experienced about 20 years ago...when I had kidney stones.
I started drinking lots of water and cranberry juice...took some pain meds
and slept a lot and I am feeling much better today.
I hope you are having a fun time on the Wicked Blog Hop! 
There is sEw much inspiration and sEw many things I want to make.

Look who's flying on their brooms today...

Tuesday October 29th
The Quilting Queen Online Blog

Thank you to our sponsors for their generosity!
Wyndham Fabrics
Reliable Iron
and Bird Brain Designs.

I have 2 giveaways going on...
one HERE

the other HERE

Both giveaways end October 31.

Happy Haunting

Friday, October 25, 2013

Lets have a wicked and fun time today... is my day to be wicked
come along for a ride on my broom.

First...a big thank you to our wicked but wonderful hostesses...
Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt 
and Wendy of Why Knot Kwilt. 
I sEw appreciate your hard work organizing 
this Wicked Blog Hop!!!

Be sure to visit the other witches 
flying on their brooms with me...

Friday, October 25th
Freemotion by the River
Quilt n Queen

The first project is a mini quilt for a table topper.
It is a pattern I bought in August at the AQS show in Grand Rapids.
I hand embroidered it with black Aurifil 12 wt embroidery cotton.
The pattern is by Gail Pan Designs called- halloween.
It finishes at 10.5" by 12.5".
The witch dolls I made a long time ago 
when I belonged to a craft group in Canada.
I have missed crafting with the girls these last 12 years...
soon I will be able to join the girls on Wednesday evenings!!
We will be moving back to Canada...soon.  
More about that in another post.
...a closer view.
My next project is a quilt that has been a UFO for a long time.
The embroidery was started a number of years ago but never finished.
This was the one project I really wanted to get finished.
The pattern is by Buttermilk Basin called A Full Moon Needlework BOM.
I stitched the embroidery using Presencia 8 wt black
I changed the border layout of the pattern slightly and I like how I finished it.
It measures approximately 37" by 37".
and a few more pictures...
and the back...loved this fabric.
and a few close ups showing the on my broom!!
an vampire bat

and part of a jack-o-lantern.
My last project is a tea towel.
I used a portion of the pattern by Bird Brain Designs called...

Witches Hooray Table Runner. 
I wash my tea towels and fabric before I start my embroidery.
I used Aurifil 12 wt black for the embroidery
a 2.5"  x 22" piece of fabric and 22" jumbo size ric rac.
The scarecrow and the pumpkin was another craft project
made many years ago with Becky's crafty girls... more close up picture.  
I hope you enjoyed my parade of wicked Halloween projects.

Now for a giveaway...leave me a comment... 
and you have a chance to win this mini quilt.
(frame not included)

Make sure I have a way to contact you, 
I will need an email address.

I will pick the winner on October 31st

Edited...I'm linking up with Amanda Jean. 
It is finish it up Friday at crazymomquilts...
and I'm thrilled to have some finishes. Yeh!!!

Thanks for visiting, have a wicked and wonderful weekend!
Happy Haunting

Thursday, October 24, 2013

It's a finish...

I bound it with a 2 fabric binding...the tutorial is HERE.

Here is a view of the front
...and a view of the back.
This quilt will be a donation to Happy Chemo.

Be sure to check what tricks treats the wicked witches 
are sharing on the Wicked Blog Hop

Thursday, October 24th

I will be flying on my broom tomorrow, 
be sure to stop by for a treat!!

Leave me a comment and you could win this 
Tammy Bag.
The Tammy Bag pattern was designed by Mdm Samm.

I will randomly pick a winner from all comments posted to any of my October blog postings.

The winner will be picked on October 31st.

Happy Haunting

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A little of this and that...and Tammy Bag giveaway

My finish for October is a tumbler quilt.
The backing is finally pieced for the lilac and green tumbler quilt.
It is going on the frame tomorrow,  and I'm sure
I will still get it quilted and bound before the end of October.
I'll show you a picture when it is loaded on the frame...
hold me to it!!

On Saturday we made our last batch of pasta sauce...
We harvested the last of the peppers and tomatoes...
we were surprised as to how many were still on the plants...
lots of sweet peppers and grape tomatoes.
For is always sad to see the end of a growing season.

When we woke up on Tuesday was 59 in the house, 
a wee bit chilly I'd say...yes it was cold enough
that we finally put the furnace on.
Remember to check out all the Spooktacular inspiration
on the Wicked Blog Hop...please visit today's crafty ladies.

Wednesday, October 23rd

Becki hosted by Why-Knot-Kwilt
Bumbleberry Stitches
Nini & The Sea
Dancing Moon
Create In The Sticks
Negligent Style
Rose Creations
Kris Loves Fabric
A Geeky Crafty Life
My Quilting Journey
The Recipe Bunny

I have a giveaway for the month of October, since
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
I am giving away a Tammy Bag
made with Ribbons of Hope fabric. 

I will randomly pick a winner from comments posted to my blog
during the month of October.
The winner will be picked on October 31st.

till next time
Happy stitching

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Wicked Blog Hop is here...

Thank you to Mdm Samm at Sew We Quilt and to
Wicked Wendy at Why Knot Kwilt?
We all appreciated all the hard work you do
to make the blog hops sEw much fun!!

I will be sharing my Halloween treats this Friday...
before then make sure you visit all the talented ladies...
I know you will find lots of Halloween treats!!

Tuesday, October 22nd

The Nosy Pepper

Wednesday, October 23rd

Becki hosted by Why-Knot-Kwilt
Bumbleberry Stitches
Rose Creations

Thursday, October 24th

Friday, October 25th

Quilt n Queen
Monday, October 28th

Pink's Sweet Treats
How Art You?
I Piece 2-Mary
Tuesday, October 29th

The Quilting Queen Online Blog

Wednesday, October 30th

Thursday, October 31st

DreamWeaver's Quilts  
Just Let Me Quilt
Sew We Quilt

Remember this quilt...

It was finished mid September
and someone will win it on November 16
at the GAAQG meeting 
All proceeds go to Safe House.
It is one of three quilts that will be won.
Great job with the scalloped binding Christa!!
Guess what...we are making another one for next year.

Happy Haunting