Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Mt Bachelor Quilters Guild & Quilt Winner

 Look! This was for me!! I was thrilled to be sharing in Bend, Oregon on Monday night. 
 Oh look, there's my first quilt. I made that in my first quilt class with Jean Wells. 
My program was 10 Reasons I quilt. I shared about 20 quilts. 

 There's my Jubilee quilt. (heavily inspired by Gwen Marston)

 My string quilt started in a class with Gwen Marston. 
 My Ohio sampler- just finished this past week. (I'll show you all up close and personal on Friday!)

I'd love to come and visit your guild if you are looking for a lecture or workshop. 
I had a wonderful time and the guild women were so welcoming and inspiring. I took a few photos of their show and tell, but I hit delete on my phone instead of send. Aargh!! 

Without Further ado the winner of the little basket quilt left this comment:

JanetD from Idaho you are the winner! Please send me your mailing address and I'll get it in the mail.
Thanks for all the well-wishes and encouraging comments!! I appreciate each one.

Come back Friday to see lots of close ups of my Ohio sampler. I love it!

Monday, February 8, 2016

1857 Sampler- Month 2

Here is month 2 of the 1857 Sampler shared by Gay at Sentimental Stitches
I was going to try and have one solid fabric in each block..... Oops, missed one!

 Gay also has a template of diamonds for the corners. Since I am using fusible and machine applique I ironed my fabric to the fusible................ cut 8 1/2 x11..
Then sent it through my printer! It worked!!

Many of you commented to win the basket quilt and you are "no-reply" commenters. (meaning I have no way of contacting you) I have replied to your comment. Either reply to me and add your email address or add your email to your profile and let me know.  Thanks!

Have an awesome Monday!!. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

7 Year Blogiversary Giveaway

I made my first blog post on February 11, 2009- you can see it HERE if you want.
What's a blog with no readers? A really quiet and boring blog! This giveaway is my way of thanking you who have read and left comments over the past 7 years! Thank you for making the world a bit more personal and intimate.

Here's the little World Piece basket quilt that I'm giving away to a reader. 

 My theme bundle was India. I love the elephants.

The quilting is light and simple.

More elephants! Too cute!! The fabric was designed by Mary Fons, printed by Springs Creative.
The basket pattern I used was designed by Blackbird Designs and is in their book When the Cold Wind Blows.

Leave a comment for a chance to win. If you are a no-reply commenter please leave me your email address. If you don't know if you are a no-reply or not, I'll reply on the comment and let you know if I cannot contact you- so check back on your comment if you aren't sure.

Have a fantastic weekend. I'll draw next Wednesday to give everyone plenty of time to enter.

This giveaway is now closed! Thank you for your positive responses!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday

I'm still working on hand sewing this binding down. I've got 2 more coming back from the quilter soon so I must hurry!
 I've been showing you a little here and there. Isn't this pretty?
 The 1857 sampler blocks 2 are ready to download. That's all I'm got done so far. Look at the red circles block! I love it!!
 Prepping a little wool too.
It's a mystery by Rebekah and I'm afraid that's all I can say. 

Come back Friday to sign up for a giveaway!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday. 

Monday, February 1, 2016


Wow! Here it is February already!! I have so many fun events planned for 2016 that it's hard to not rush!
We have hired a new employee and that is a good thing. I hope he learns fast and works well into our small business. 

 Here's a little stuffed pillow I made for a lovely girl who lost her dad after a valiant fight with a heart transplant. It was a free project at Wooden Spools Design- click HERE to see Debbie's blog post and get the pattern.
 I got some ideas from my Facebook group. (which now has 700+ members! I'm humbled for sure!)
 I'm not a fan of poly stuffing. This is what I used. 
 I'm working on lots of binding which makes for a boring blog post. Here is my completed High Desert Baskets, where my creative photo skills flopped!
 That's better. The binding is not the same print. Remember when I made the binding ahead of time? My quilts were at the quilters and I didn't look to see what the outer triangle prints were. Just one more step in my humble quilt philosophy. 
 One more binding. I love this binding with this quilt!! I'll show you the completed quilt later this week.
One more binding attached, still to be hand sewn. 

Have a wonderful week!



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