Saturday, March 29, 2014

My March goal for the ALYOF is ready to join the linky party...

thank you to
Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts
Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs
for your gentle nudge to finish another UFO...

My ALYOF is ready to be donated.
I'm linking up to the ALYOF linky party.

Please stop by the linky party and see all the finishes for March.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge

(Quilts I donated to Happy Chemo last year)

It's that time of year for the annual
Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 
hosted by Sarah of Confessions of A Fabric Addict.
Confessions Of A Fabric Addict
I participated last year and will be joining in again.
Last year I donated 2 quilts to HAPPY CHEMO and I will donate 3 for sure this year
...probably 1 to each charity.
If Hand2Help Charity Quilt Challenge is new to you,
you can read all about it in detail at Confessions of A Fabric Addict.

Brighten someone's day and donate a 'comfort' quilt.
Choose your organization from the H2H featured charities
or if you are an international quilter...
you can choose a local charitable group to give your quilt to!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


...the Ruffles Blog Hop winner is Jeanie
...she wrote
Your clothespin holder is so cute.....I hope that spring and warmer weather gets here very soon so that you can put it to good use. Also love the kitchen towels....who cares if you don't have a red kitchen! Thanks so much for sharing these goodies today!
 Jeanie is excited...
she responded to my email and the pattern is in the mail

Thank you Corinna...for sponsoring the giveaway. 
Jeanie was the lucky one but if you would like to purchase
the RUFFLES pattern you can find it at Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric Shop.
I think I am going to have Corinna order SPLASH for me...
I'm thinking spring!
If I could only find more hours in my day...
there are sEw many projects I want to make...sEw little time.
I have family coming from Canada tomorrow...
not much sewing will get done.
 Thank you to everyone
who left me sweet comments about my ruffle projects.
I've read them all...
I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment.
A number of you asked if I had a pattern for the clothes pin bag.
I purchased a McCall's pattern #M6769
McCall's Pattern M6769 Apron, Potholders, Clothes Pin Bag, Oven Door Towel
...I liked the shape of the bag
but I did change a few things.  I made it slightly longer
changed the shape of the opening and the ruffle.  I also added a pocket.
The pattern did not use batting in the bag...
I used a pre quilted's much sturdier with the batting.
I luv how mine turned out and 
you can be sure I will be making a few more.

Friday, March 7, 2014

My ALYOF for goal for March

The month of March is going to be a busy month for me.
I've decided...
I'm not going to put too much pressure on myself this month
I don't want any anxiety attacks!!
This quilt top has been a flimsy for about 4 maybe 5 years.
It is time to get it quilted and ready to donate.
My March goal is to have this quilt top...quilted and bound.

Thank you 
Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts
Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs
for helping me finish some UFO's

I'm linking up to the March ALYOF Goal Setting Linky Party.

Please stop by my previous post and

check out my Think Ruffles Blog Hop posting
and enter my giveaway....


Think Ruffles Blog Hop...Day 3 schedule

March 7th

Happy stitching

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Think Ruffles Blog Hop and a Giveaway

Welcome to my's day 2 of the Think Ruffles blog hop 
organized by the amazing Mdm Samm at SewWeQuilt and 
 Amy at SewIncrediblyCrazy.  Both are amazing cheer leaders.
Thank you ladies for all your hard work!!

My first project is a clothes pin bag...I just love hanging my laundry outside.
When I lived in Canada...
one of my neighbours commented many times...on how neat my clothes line looked.  
The socks were always pinned in pairs and 
the heels always facing in the same direction.
I have always had a clothes line until we moved to Michigan.
I do cheat and hang my laundry on 2 portable lines
on our covered deck.  
Am I crazy??   
I will have a real clothes line at my next house...for sure!!
We have a Home Owners Association now and
we am not to hang laundry outdoors in our subdivision...
I think they refer it to be...unsightly!!!
I'm ready to hang my clothes outdoors...
if SPRING ever comes!!
I knew I wanted to make a ruffled Tammy bag and 
I've made lots of them using Mdm Samm's pattern but these 
are the only ones I've made with ruffles.  I luv them!!
I will be making more of them with ruffles...sEw girly!!
They make the perfect sewing bag.  
Luv the lambs on the bag on the left...too cute!
I really should have taken a picture of the's soft pink with lots of little lambs.
The last of my projects...a tea towel...and after I made one...
I had to make another...
when I found some black gingham for the trim...I luv them both!!
I do not have a red kitchen...maybe I'll have a red kitchen in my next house.  
All the fabrics for the projects and the tea towels...from IKEA, were from my stash. 
The panel had 15 chef designs.  
I don't remember buying it so it has been in my stash awhile.  
It's called Chefs International by South Sea Imports designed by Tara Reed.
I hope you enjoyed my ruffle projects.

Remember to visit all the ladies ruffling with me today
leave them a sweet comment...make their day!!

March 6th

 QuiltnQueen...this is me

Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric Shop has some great patterns...
and one that is perfect for a Think Ruffles Blog Hop giveaway.
R u f f l e s
by The Pattern Basket

The Ruffles pattern uses one Layer Cake and yardage.
It measures approximately 56" x  66"


Please take a minute and visit Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric Shop's new website
Corinna offers awesome prices and fantastic customer service.

Leave me one comment...let's make it simple the color of your kitchen or you hang your laundry outdoors or Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric Shop a new quilting shop to you.
...short and sweet is good.

The giveaway is open to everyone

I'll  keep the giveaway open until Sunday Monday March 17
Make sure I have an email address to contact you.

Happy stitching

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

What is your Superpower Blog Hop...sign up today

Come on and join in the fun and share your super power...

I will be cheering this hop.

To join the Superpower Blog Hop...
please send me an email to 
in the subject line include....I have a superpower!

I will need: 
your name
your email
your blog URL
and your blog name

See the detailed Blog Hop Guidelines 
at Sew We Quilt

1. CREATE a project and reveal your SUPERPOWER.
YOU can embroidery, cross stitch, chicken scratch
as long as somewhere you have revealed your SUPERPOWER

2. BE a cheerleader to all those who participate.

3. Please turn off your word verification the day of your post.

4. Be sure to add your post at midnight EST. 

5. Please ADD everyone including YOUR blog on your post that day.

6. Add the button to your blog so everyone will note your 
superpower will be revealed soon! 
DMC will be our sponsor
as well as Michael Miller.

Happy stitching

Monday, March 3, 2014

A new least to me it is new...

My Honeysweet Pinwheel quilt was featured on the Moda Bakeshop 
on November 19, 2013
and it caught someone's attention.
Was it you??
Last week, to my surprise,
I was featured on the Free Quilt Patterns website.
It is a new website to me...
it has been around since 2007 and is managed in Utah.
If you would like to make this quilt using the same fabrics...
by Johanna Figueroa, Fig Tree and Co for Moda
Corinna has the charm packs available at her shop.
Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop
Great prices...
Great customer service.

There is a Ruffles blog hop starting on Wednesday  March 5th

Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt is the creator
and Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy has been
amazing at keeping us organized.
...two awesome cheerleaders!!

Ruffling on March 5th are...

Missouri Mel

I'll be showing you my ruffles on Thursday March 6th.
I hope you come and visit me. 

Happy stitching