Friday, January 29, 2010

CGQC January Tag

Kelly has tagged us again.

This month, she would like for us to show

everyone some of the ways that we decorate with our quilts.

This is my most recent decorating idea.

Before Christmas,

I purchased this at the Olde Green Cupboard.

(Merry Christmas to myself!)

It just called my name when I saw it.

During the holidays I put it away in the closet and forgot about it!

(Can you believe that?)


it has a new home and new friends!

Until Next Time... Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

CGQC Finished Project #2


I finished my Valentine sewing party project.

My new friend Cindy (whom I met at the Party)

inspired the name of my quilt.

So, here is:


If you look closely the brown fabrics make a "modern style heart"

tucked within the design.

  (42" square)  Michael Miller fabrics- Ginger Blossom, Sweetmeadow,  & Mezzanine

I want to thank Kelly  and Joan for hosting the Party!

I also want to thank Cindy for inspiring the name of my quilt!

And more importantly I want to thank Blogger for not crashing on me

during the party!  ( I heard some people had issues during the party.)

Until Next Time...Happy Quilting!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentine Sewing Party ----Part 2

Update @ 09:33 CST

Good morning Ladies! I know that the party is officially over


I am going to continue partying today.

I really want to finish this quilt

so that I can use it next month.


I will do updates, but not as many. There will be

more breaks (like the "Cookie Party" that I promised my Little Person,

taking DH to work, and the bedtime routine).

Here is where I left off:

I was quilting along on my quilt.

I will continue in a few moments after I start a load of laundry.

(Somebody's gotta do the dirty work)

See you later!

Update #1  @ 13:47 CST

One load of laundry down...Two to go

One "Cookie Party" for the Little Person done.

Complete with TONS of sprinkles. YIKES!

And all of the

machine quilting done on my quilt!

It is trimmed and ready for the binding.

I think that I will use the dark pink fabric for the binding

but it will have to wait until later on tonight

because it is time to drop DH off at work.

I'll check back in later on tonight.

Update #3 @ 21:27

The bedtime routine is over.

The binding strips have been made.

and sewn to the quilt top.

And now it is time to sit and enjoy some mindless TV!

Ladies, it has been so much fun sewing with you.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Until Next Time...Happy Quilting!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Valentine Sewing Party

OK Girls, its 08:20 and I am ready to go!

(My Little Person gets up early and I only have part of the day to myself

because my DH has to work this afternoon.)

So, let's get sewing.....

I am normally a RED kind of a girl and I am RED all year long,

so I am trying something unconvetional/different.

I am going to use pink & black.

I am not sure yet if I am going to use these:

or these:

They were part of my purchases from Lanie.

I have designed my own pattern and I am going to

let the fabrics speak to me.

So, now I am going back inside to start sewing

before the neighbors think that I am crazy for being up so early!

Update #1 @ 10:17 CST

Woo-Hoo! They (i.e. DH & Little Person) are gone for the morning!

However, DH doesn't understand why he has to leave the house

and he doesn't get exactly what it is we are doing. Oh Well!

Little Person is happy because it means playing at the park

all morning long.

So, I am dressed in my quilting attire----yoga pants! Elastic is a requirement

because of all of the eating that is involved.

IPod is BLARING my favorite dance music and

I am singing along in my BEST American Idol voice!

I finally decided to do use both of the fabrics:

I even got a few things sewn together.

Now I am going to take a quick peak at what everyone else is doing


not too long because my people will be back eventually!

Update #2 @ 12:12 CST


Are you serious??????

And my studio floor looks like this:

They are BACK and I am having a design crisis!

I pieced all of the BLACK blocks together and

I don't like them in the layout!


So I dug around and I think I will use this:

Chocolate brown....(because I have been eating chocolate) and pink???

Anyway, at least my people brought me lunch!

Enough typing...need to do more sewing

because my DH leaves for work in 3 hours,

which means that Little Person will

be bothering me (and less sewing)!

Update #4 @ 14:32 CST

Tick...Tock...The sewing clock has to stop!

It is time for my DH to leave for work and this is why I have to take a break:

hands everywhere!

feet everywhere!

and fabric disappearing to make a race track!

But here is the update:

The blocks and rows are sewn together.

I didn't plan on adding a border, but I am thinking about using this:

Oh well...I'll think about it and decide later.

I will rejoin the group after the bedtime routine (dinner, bath, and a story).

You can't mess up the routine!

Keep working and I will check on you later.

Update #5 @ 19:45 CST

I'm back! Finally put the Little Person to bed willingly! Yeah!

Before I start sewing on my borders,

I am going to check on everyone because I know that some

people are already done.

Update @ 16:31 CST

Uhhmmmm...Is anybody still out there?

Well, I am finally done with my quilt top

and boy is it pink!

Now to baste the thing.

Note to Self: " Self, next time choose something more manageable!"

Update #6  @ 22:11 CST

Basted and ready to go!

I am going to put on my quilting gloves and get this thing quilted.

I stll have 2 hours after all.

Update #7 @ 23:08 CST

Ok Ladies,

my arms are tired of quilting and my eyes hurt,


I had an awesome quilting along with all of you!

I actually got a lot of machine quilting done.

I plan to continue the party tomorrow morning

because I am determined to

finish this quilt by the end of the weekend!

Until Next Time...Happy Quilting!

Friday, January 22, 2010


The clouds came and brought lots of rain.

Then the sun came out

and I finished  this:

I call it "Overboard" because it is made entirely of scraps

from my scrap bin, which was flowing overboard.

I love how none of the pieces "match" or

come from the same fabric line.

It also reminds me of the crayon box that

I wrote about over here.

(14" X 15")

It was so liberating to just reach in and let all of

the  fabric (Moda scraps) do all of the work.

I even tried a little bit of unconventional quilting!


This is what I will be doing tomorrow!

I can't wait to hang out with Kelly & CGQC Girls!

Stop by periodically tomorrow to see my progess.

(I'll be using a few unconventional Valentine's Day colors.)

Until Next Time ...Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday....Almost Wordless


The rain is coming today


I might play with these:

I really need to get my scrap bin under control!

Until Next Time... Happy Quilting!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Lanie's Giveaway

Lanie at Lanie Jane is having a GIVEAWAY!

She is giving away a 1/2 yard bundle of Amy Butler's Love Fabric!


All you have to do is browse through the shop and enter the giveaway.

Speaking of yummy fabric,

here are the  delicious Michael Miller fabrics that I got from her shop:

The strawberries are my favorite.

I can't wait to use them!

Until Next Time...Happy Quilting!