Friday, July 30, 2010

Promoting Again, Gotta Love It!!!

Isn't this just gorgeous!!! It's called Sunshine, and was made by Hilda of Australia, and I just love it!
She entered it into The Quilting Gallery's weekly Virtual Quilt Contest... this week's theme is Summer Vacation.
 Since she doesn't have a blog and can't get the word out about it, here I am again!!! Hee Hee, I don't do it very often but you guys know me, I just can't keep quiet about things I feel I need to spread around!!
 Anyway if you havn't checked out the quilt, go on over to the Quilting Gallery and if you agree with me , vote for Hilda's quilt!!!! Oh and by the way if you havn't looked around the Quilting Gallery, check it out , there's lots of stuff to see!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Early Bird Christmas Crafting!!

Early Bird Christmas Crafting!! Judith will be checking us out for July so I better post what I've got done..! Here's some of my picks. 3 Bags, one that would work for the challenge, 6 potholders, a green and Purple "save the earth wallhanging" and a coffee fabric French Roast Cozy!!! My favorit piece is not finished (maybe today) it's the cutest. Can't wait to show you!!!!
He's not totally finished but isn't he just the Cutest!!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Something Quite Different!!!

I've been busy since I got back from vacation, doing a little stuff for the Early Bird Christmas Crafting, and not much else. I did do a charity quilt on the longarm and have one of my quilts ready to go on, but you won't believe what I've been planning !!!! Our charity group received some sweatshirt fleece from Quilts Of Valor and first we were just going to donate it on...but then I thought back when I used to make T Shirts and sweatshirts by the millions for gifts for the I decided to pull out my Kwik Sew patterns and the group is going to make sweatshirts for Needy kids for Christmas! We'll have a cutting day next month and then a sewing day later!!! Should be fun!! Look at all the fabric we've got!!!

And Just to show you one thing I did get done.....the large..Grids and Grommets Bag from Indigo Junction! Love IT!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I Didn't tell you Everything!

Did you see my last post, forgot to tell ,we went through a tornado, immediately after, with lots of trees and wires down, took a long time to find a way around! I also have to admit I DID buy some fabric, how could I not?? Imagine a Canadian Quilter going to Joanns during Coupon Bonanza and also stopping at Mardens in Maine, that carries cottons for $2.97 per yard!!!! No wonder I couldn't resist!!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Life on the Road!

We were off  for a lovely break, a few days at the Syracuse Nationals car Show and then on to the ocean in Maine. this is the first time we camped  together beyond going to car shows! My Honey is a real home body!!! What a great time we had. After the show we even got to stop at a few quilt shops. went to keepsake Quilting in New Hampshire and Mardens Salvage Store in Maine. ( They even  carry fabric , here's a few of our pictures!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Newest Fabric IN!!!

Getting Ready for a Little Trip! But look what I got th the mail I got yesterday. I'm only taking  stitchery projects with  me but I really can't wait to cut into this Layercake from  Moda by Sweetwater called "Pure' Don't you just love it? And check out the Pretty Bird from Michael's for a couple bags, don't you just love the coordinates??? So I'll see you in a few days , gotta go and pack the camper!! Happy Stitching!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lots Of Finishes!

I got a few more things done, below you will find, my Lighthouse Big Stitch Quilt. My Neutrals King size quilt for our bed, and a little pillow I finished for a gift!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A quilt show with friends

Went to The Picton Quilt Show in Prince Edward County yesterday, what a beautiful part of Onatrio. Four of us drove down for the day and then stopped for dinner at one of the girls houses on the way home, right on the Lake. What a lovely day we had. I evenn picked up a few's my little haul!

A lovely preprinted panel for some sashiko stitching,, a cute license plate sign, a spool of invisible thread and a gorgeous skein of hand dyed perle cotton for my sashiko panel. Got the last two from Anita Zobens at
Cotton Mill Threadworks. She sells the most wonnderful threads and everything to go with it from Superior Threads. You can also follow them on Facebook for all the latest thread news!
If you have a guild she does wonderful workshops on threads...very informative.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Vote Now at The Quilting Gallery

Vote Now at The Quilting Gallery for the Vitual Quilt Show Winner for this Weekend!!! I Did, once in a while I will post about a quilt I'm really impressed if you'd like you can go Here. Check out all the quilts, and see if you agree with me and vote for
 O Canada

By: Michelle Lovatt, Manitoba, Canada
Blog: Lovatt Quilting .
I love Canada Quilts and this one is just so Canadian!!!
I just love the combination of piecing and applique!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Early Bird Christmas Crafting!!

Christmas in July, gotta love it! Part of this month's challenge was to make a Home Dec item, using only 2 colors and one background or neutral color, I had this fabric and a lot of my family are very "Green" I knew I really wanted to make something with it. I've used it in bags but wanted something a little different! Look what I came up with ...I love it, a little quilting, a little embellishing with a hand done circle big quilting with perle cotton and Bob's your Uncle!!!! It's about 12 x 16, and I stretched it on a frame!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What's on the Frame?

This is my first customer quilt! I've done lots of quilts on my longarm for charity, my own quilts and some friends who have bartered...this one however is my first paying customer. I'm not planning to make this a profession...have no interest in it, but I will do a few for people I know. I love the starkness of this quilt of Sharon S's!!!

Free Patterns!

Don't you just love all those free things out there on the "Net" Here is a new one , I want to make this one, I have lots of Christmas Fabric...but I also just bought all those Figgy Pudding fabrics from last year to make this other free pattern!!! Geez!!
You can find the Figgy Pudding Pattern from Moda Here and
 the new Henry Glass Hip Holidays from Quilt Soup Here. Enjoy and let me know if you plan to make one!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Earyl Christmas crafting Again!!!!

This heat is keeping me inside under the fans...NO AC in this house! YUCK!!!! Wow, I got a couple things done for the July earl Bird Crafting group done, I'm going away for a week so need to get ahead of the game. I found these blue and yellow wonky blocks from a swap a few years thught they would be great in the July challenge, I sewed them together and love the Wonkiness, just ned to add a nice yellow border, and get it quilted , thought it would make a nice wallhanging for a babies room!
The stitchery is one I started a couple weeks ago, and thought it looked pretty with a Robyn Pandolph fabric so got that one done too!!! Also have a couple of "green" recycle projects I'm doing some neat design on. Now I've got to get a couple things ready to take with me on vacation.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Getting so much done!!!

Well last week, I hosted the Charity Quilting Girls for a pot luck at my house and two days later I hosted the Sewlmates with husbands for a potluck here, so now I breathe a little and start to enjoy the summer. I've spent lots of time in the Studio, got my large quilt quilted and the binding machined on, now to just hand sew the bindings down. We're having a heat wave here so a little hand sewing is in order! Got some gifty stuff done and we went to car show and we're planning to leave on a weeks vacation late next week, so have to get the camper ready!!  Oh ya, going to a quilt show with friends in Prince Edward County , a beautiful little town called Picton, next Saturday and another BIG car show on Sunday! We DO have Fun!!! LOL...Some random pics from the last week!!