Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ist Blogaversary Giveaway!!!!

I worked on this baby today , hand sewing the binding. I love this quilt. quilted in a very simple cloud panto.

This is a quilt designed and sewn by one of our charity quilters who doesn't come to meetings but sews from home. Lou makes the most amazing "bright" quilts for children.

Here are some of the Sewlmates, the group I meet with weekly for quilting. Great to have quilting Friends!!

Now for the real is my first Blogaversary...and I want to have a little giveaway. So, all you have to do leave a comment to this post and this is what the winner will receive. One yard of each of these great Michael Miller Fabrics, Pod Vine and Pod Stripe in gorgeous shades of Deep Chocolate Brown and Luscious Lime Green! Almost makes me hungry!!!

So you have till Monday May 3rd at midnight EST . Good Luck and Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Getting Lots Done!

Well I just realized next wenesday will be my first anniversary of writing my blog!!! I actually opened it in 2007, but my first post was April 28th 2009!!! So I guess I'll have to plan something for a for an announcement!!

My nieces birthday was a while ago, but she asked me to make a boot bag for her ,when she goes back and forth to her horse stuff...never saw one before, so I got some of this neat tack fabric and designed one myself. hope she likes it!!

I liked Barbara's Border tablerunner so much, I decided to make myself one last night. How easy are these babies!!!!

We have made my former sewing room in the basement into a family room. Nothing special, just trying to make it look a little better. painted the yellow walls a very soft blue, made these cushions and ottoman cover to spruce it up a bit!!!

Made this wallhanging to cover the stainless heat shield we had to put up by the wood stove.

Received this lovely little card from Marylynn today...isn't it gorgeous!! I think it's called Iris Folding!!
Don't forget to stop back in the next few days...I'll be announcing some fun for you!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

jaybird quilts

Do you remember when I went to Lancaster to the AQS, a few weeks ago? Well at a dinner there, a bunch of Facebook friends got together to meet up for fun. At that dinner, I met a cute little thing....Julie of Jaybird Quilts. (Mishka of the Quilting Gallery brought her along). Well, I must tell you ...I have often been called the Planner, Leader, Organizer, Queen, the Grand Poobah....I seem to always put myself in charge. I think I should have been an event organizer!! Hee Hee!! Anyway, when we met, I can tell you I was speechless!!! I met my match!!! She's like my little girl!!! This whirlwind took my breath away!!! Nobody could be believe my reaction to this little Hurricane!!!! Anyway, we have become fast friends and I can't wait till we meet up again!!!
But I have some great news.....she has been published before ...but she just found out her quilt made the COVER of the BHG summer edition of Quilts and More!!! I am so proud of my little Quilting Friend!!! yay Julie!!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Retreat Time

There were only 7 of us this time, but boy did we have fun!!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Retreat Time

I'm headed out in the morning for 3 nights and 3.5 days, of fun and sewing. No cooking or cleaning, just fun with friends and of course Chocolate!!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

More Lancaster AQS Pics

Looking back on our trip to Lancaster, the pics are amazing!!! What fun we had. The wonderful quilts here are all Gail Garbers quilts from her lecture. I hope to be able to take a class from her soon. Can't wait for the new book to come out!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Please Vote, Circle Quilts

I entered a quilt in the Weekly Themed Quilt Contest. This week it's circles, and I had to add mine. Hope you like it and Thanks for voting!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I Need Your Help

I leave for Spring Retreat, a week from today!! We've just finished redecorating our bedroom and dressing room. I need to make a quilt to fit in the new room. I want it to be a simple modern type quilt. These are the fabric I've chosen. Does anyone have any ideas for a pattern??? It started with a gorgeous border fabric I found in Lancster. I added black and lots of creams and browns to the mix!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Wasn't that a party???

Well I've been back from Lancaster for almost a week now, had the flu for a few days since back but now to show you some pics of the fun we had!!!
There may be a few people you left picture is Michelle of Quilting Gallery and Julie of Jaybird Quilts. the second row of pics, left side, right of pic is Gail Garber of Gail Garber designs and amazing author and quilter!!!