Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quiltmaker Scrap Squad Reveal and Two giveaways!

Ta Da!!  The Quiltmaker Scrap Squad  has made Julie's Herman's pattern "Raspberry Dessert" in their very own scraps! (  My blue and yellow version of "Raspberry Dessert' is machine quilted by Debby Brown and together we will  donated it to QOV. )  You can visit  Julie over at Jaybirdquilts to see all her patterns, visit her terrific blog and learn what she has been teaching a Brownie troop too!  
You can see Julie's quilt "Raspberry Dessert" in her colorway (do you think it might have anything to do with raspberries?) and make the pattern from the current issue of Quiltmaker Magazine.

*****This is the part where you could win a pattern from Julie!******

In celebration of the new issue of Quiltmaker magazine Julie is giving away  one of her patterns here on my blog!  Just leave a comment  by Friday telling me what the Brownies learned and I'll  pick a random winner on Saturday April 2nd.  Also.......You might have fun by visiting the rest of the Quiltmaker scrap squad members and seeing how they interpreted "Raspberry Dessert" in their scraps,  PLUS you will get more chances to win a pattern of Julie's!
Carol's page
"Raspberry Dessert"

"Raspberry Dessert" by Julie Herman
Guess what?

*****You can also win fabric from the Quiltmaker blog......just jump over there and follow their instructions to enter.*****  Good Luck everyone.  Happy sewing, Kim

Monday, March 28, 2011

Another giveaway

I just love this blog:
Madam Samm is having a really special giveaway on her blog.......better get over there and enter.......before I win!
 and she is talking about Coffee :0)

Happy Sewing,

Blue and Yellow quilts....countdown to Quiltmaker Scrap Squad reveal

Square in a square is one of my all time favorite patterns......lots of plaid scraps........machine quilted by Debby Brown.  Just plain fun!

( Oh and this is a little doll quilt I hand quilted to have some handwork to do on a car trip)

Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, March 27, 2011

"Celebration of Stars"

This is Marti Michell's pattern " Celebration of Stars" done as a block of the month, it is the wedding quilt I gave my son and daughter-in-love.  Machine quilted by Debby Brown.   Oh yes and my granddaughter Lily  5 months old when I took these quilt pictures :0) in Jan, 2009.

Blue and Yellow quilts....countdown to Quiltmaker Scrap Squad reveal

 This quilt is my scraps put into a Marti Michell pattern called 'Celebration of Stars", I also made this quilt in her colors from her fabric line as a block of the month.   The beautiful quilting is done by the talented Debby Brown. Happy Sewing, Kim

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Blue and Yellow quilts....countdown to Quiltmaker Scrap Squad reveal

A pack of Moda charm squares made into a baby quilt, quilted by Debby Brown......nice and bright :0).
Happy Sewing, Kim

Friday, March 25, 2011

Red and White quilts

I'm off to see the red and white quilt show in NYC "Infinite Variety : Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts".
I'll have pictures, if they allow them, later this week.
Can you believe these all belong to the same collection owned by Joanna S. Rose?
Until then you can enjoy some pictures on this flicker group.

Happy Sewing,

Blue and Yellow quilts....countdown to Quiltmaker Scrap Squad reveal

Scrappy geese all lined up big enough for a queen sized bed.  Happy sewing, Kim

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blue and Yellow quilts....countdown to Quiltmaker Scrap Squad reveal

A small quilt used as a table topper in my bedroom......lots of little blue and yellow scraps :0)
Happy sewing, Kim

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Blue and Yellow quilts....countdown to Quiltmaker Scrap Squad reveal

March 29 will be the reveal date for the newest Scrap Squad project.  So starting today until the 29th I'll show you some of my other blue and yellow creations.  Here is a top I recently finished but have not had quilted yet.  the pattern is called "Dance Floor" by Julie Herman ( Jaybird).  the fabrics are scraps from many years ago combined with scraps from the blue and yellow pattern made for upcoming the Scrap Squad.  Happy sewing, Kim

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

HUGE giveaway!

SewCalGal is having a huge giveaway connected to her Golden Quilter Awards.  Go over and enter for the giveaway then vote for all your favorite quilters that have influenced your quilting life.  Happy Sewing, Kim

Monday, March 21, 2011

Look what I won :0)

Sue Spargo sent me this awesome book for commenting on Pat Sloan's blog about Sue's interview.  Can I just say I CAN NOT WAIT to make this quilt!  I do love wool, here is a picture of the book on one of my applique crazy wool  projects.  Thank you so much Sue and Pat.

Blocks for Beth

Here are a few blocks to go to Beth in the morning.........
Please make a few blocks if you can to help out
Beth make a quilt to send to Japan.
Happy Sewing, Kim

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A heart for Japan

Bonnie Hunter has information on her blog about donating quilts to Japan
through Quilter's Newsletter Mag.. At last something we can do in addition to donating to the
Red Cross!  Please check out all the information at Bonnie's blog and give a new quilt if you can.

If you only have time to make a block then please visit Beth ,she will be making a quilt from our donated blocks.

Happy Sewing,

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Victoria's Excellent Quilting Retreat

Here are nine very Happy Quilters.

 Start with me at the back, LeeAnn, Karen, Andrea, Jackie, front row: Jessica, Helen ( no blog yet but coming soon :0) , Bonnie and our fantastic hostess Victoria.

What happens when quilters get together  all with  different ages, talents, and life experiences ?   You party!  But with quilters you create, you share your creation and talk about it, what color would add more?  How big do I make this?  You listen to what others have done that worked for them.  It all just releases a special kind of creativity being in the environment where you don't have to worry about cooking, cleaning, transporting anyone and the million of others things women do in a day. In a nut shell its being set free with your sewing machine to do as you please in a supportive environment of terrific ladies.  All I can say is it was Inspiring and a fun time was had by all!
Victoria walking us over to the American Folk Art Museum

Jessica's hand pieced star  top  in progress
Andrea cheering on Jackie as she creates her blocks
Bonnie's needled turned tile blocks.
Bonnie's paper pieced star blocks.
Victoria, Jackie and Karen enjoying one of our fabulous meals.
LeeAnn's HST creation!

Jessica's fantastic squares.
Karen's ideas coming together
Helen's paper pieced strips for a vest all made from scraps.
Kim's Owl coming together.
Victoria's creation growing and changing with colors she hasn't used together before.
Jackie's table runner coming together one tiny paper pieced at a time.
Love that sausage dog fabric in LeeAnn's HST.

And when I got home I found  the snow  melting with a few snowdrops blooming in my yard!  I'm all recharged and inspired to do some new work at my machine!  Happy Sewing, Kim

Monday, March 14, 2011

Work it Jackie!

I'm home form Victoria's retreat with a huge smile on my face..........
I had a great time !  And so did Jackie!

And I got to do some shopping with Jackie this much fun can one girl have in a weekend?
Happy sewing,

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Blue and Yellow

I'm off to Victoria's  for a quilting retreat......its gonna be so fun!  I'm going to be surrounded by talented quilters
all sewing together for the weekend. 

I am a bit addicted to yellow and blue quilts and here is another one I just finished made from scraps, shirts and fat quarters. The beautiful quilting is done by Debby Brown.   This pattern is called Shakespeare in the Park designed by Judy Martin from her book " The Creative Pattern Book".
Happy sewing, Kim

giveaway :0)

So even if you don't want to win this adorable pincushion ( more of a chance for me :0) you should still have a look at how cute it is!   good luck  and happy sewing,

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Creative prompt

I'll have 48 words to put into a quilt by the end of the year........

Here are my words from the creative prompt from the last 3 weeks......I've been doing them Tonya's unruly style.

Happy Sewing,