Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

 This is the time of year to be inside sewing! I'm still working away on Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery.
Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Nat and Loani are having a giveaway.....on my Birthday!

Nat can do anything........really drop by and check all the cool stuff on her blog...........
Plus she is giving away some great stuff all the way from Australia.........

 good luck!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Look what I won :0)

I won this from the Hungry Crafter......You should visit her site for cooking tips , great recipes, and fun.
 All wrapped in gold tissue paper,
 little covered buttons........
 a sweet piece of unicorn fabric .......
 and a linen apron........nicely lined and tied with the cutest bow.......

look at the detail on this adorable apron.
Thank you,
  Hungry Crafter

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mug rug

 So I had to jump on the mug rug bandwagon and sew up a few of these...too cute.
Happy Sewing

Saturday, December 18, 2010

New Giveaway

Dana's giving away another quilt :0).......get over there and leave a comment for a chance to win...its that easy !

Good luck and Happy Sewing. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lily's Quilt

             I finally finished the binding on Lily's quilt last night so I can mail it off today :0) is paper pieced using only stash fabric while doing a round robin with Carol Doak.  Debby Brown quilted it for me
as a gift to Lily......I know isn't that sweet :0) Thank you Debby!  And here is my ginger haired cutie.....Merry Christmas Lily!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


 Yes, I am finally done making 120 string blocks for my Bonnie Hunter RRCB mystery quilt.......that is a lot of strips!

While digging for "neutral" fabrics to use in the string blocks I found some scraps leftover from making this ABC quilt for my granddaughter ( yes I made it years before I had a grandchild!) well I decided to make some squares........and now yes I have...........
another UFO scrappy project!  We'll see where this one takes me.  Happy sewing.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


 I started making this quilt called "X factor" from Kaffe Fassettt's 'Quilts en Provence " book using a honey bun of Mary Engelbreit's fabric line "The Caroler" along with some fatquarters of solids.

I enjoyed the scraps so much I went ahead ....

 and made a potholder and two kitchen towels
and a doll quilt.....

but haven't finished the quilt :0)

Happy sewing

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tonya's new book

Tonya's book is being released today.......its all over blogland!
Victoria over at Bumblebeans inspired me to post pictures of quilts and blocks that Tonya has inspired me to make.  I know that is a lot of inspiration........but what can I say there is a ton of talent out there!
Okay you get the idea.......I LOVE making letters....and can''t wait to get my hands on Tonya's book!
Oh by the way..this love block is on the cover of the book :0).
Happy sewing!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Roll roll cotton Boll Step # 3

Step # 3 is coming along.
Bonnie has us pulling "neutral" fabric scraps from everywhere.....I've got shirts, pieces of quilt back trimmings, cut up uglies, and scraps from Debby Brown's sewing room.......Wheeeee what fun!
Now since I am making two RRCB I only have 120 of these 8.5 string blocks to make......okay back to my machine .
Happy sewing!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Roll roll cotton Boll

I decided to do two mystery quilts at the same time in different colors.
Thanks Bonnie Hunter for another fun mystery.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Look what I won :0)

  Look what I won from Quiltmaker Magazine!  I think they did a great job of advertising this special issue of top designer making one block each.......I have hours of new inspiration!  Thanks Quiltmaker!                           

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Roll roll cotton Boll

                                Its the first clue in another Bonnie K. Hunter mystery.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Pick and choose"

I feel like I stitched forever on this binding but it is finally done. I really do like scrappy quilts and this one has everything from directions on preprinted panels to repurposed shirts and jammies.  Happy Sewing :0)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Make a house block and have a chance to win :0)

Now doesn't this sound fun?
Make a 12 inch house block and win a chance to take home some of the blocks that get sent to "Love Laugh Quilt"?  If you think so go check it out.  If I win I think the blocks will make a perfect quilt to donate to the charity of my choice.
Happy Sewing


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas Quilt show 2010


Sew Cal Gal is having a Christmas Quilt show and I thought I would enter this quilt.  It's called " Carolina Christmas" and was made from a Bonnie K. Hunter mystery.  It measures 85 inches square.
It is machine quilted by Debby Brown. 
You can go enter your own quilt or go enjoy the other quilts  displayed. 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Works in Progress

It is fun to see what can be made from just sewing strips of fabric and even selvedges together.  These two projects are on my sewing table at the same time while I'm waiting to start Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt "roll roll cotton boll" later this month.

Happy sewing

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Off to see Lily

                                             These four inch dolls are on their way to see Lily :0)!
                                             I can't wait to spend some time being "Grandma".
                                             Happy sewing.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Doll quilt for Lily

                                 I enjoy getting inspiration from other blogs and this is one I
                                 visit regularly, Amanda Jean has great ideas and easy to follow tutorials.
                                 This little 13 x17 inch doll quilt will be just perfect for Lily's baby doll.
                                 Happy Sewing

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Carolina Christmas

Carolina Christmas
 I finally finished this quilt, a Bonnie Hunter mystery ,just in time to start her new mystery starting next month.  Think its colorful enough?  Happy Sewing.

Carolina Christmas

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Inspiration from the "Silly boodilly"

Victoria over at the Sillboodilly" is so talented, I look at her blog a few times a week and
see all the wonderful things she has made.  Some of her recent work has really caught my eye
and I decided I would take her inspiration and make a gift for my girlfriend.  Here is what I made
but you really must see Victoria's fine work and if you are lucky enough you can buy one of her
art pieces from her etsy shop.  Happy Sewing.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Kaffe inspired

                                          I am a huge fan of Kaffe Fassett's quilts, designs and fabrics, this is one of his patterns without using his fabrics, instead it is made from old shirts and stripped fabrics from my stash, and it is finally finished.  It is beautifully machine quilted by Debby Brown.   Happy Sewing.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Look what I won :0)

                                        Jill of sent me this postcard in a random drawing
                                        from her blog.  It is truly beautiful and I've put it in a magnetic plastic sleeve so
                                        I can keep it in my kitchen and see it everyday.  Thanks so much Jill :0).