Sunday, July 31, 2011

Long Beach Quilt Show

As promised, pictures from the Long Beach quilt show. A fun day was had by all. I am still on a quilt high.

These are the ladies from Button Mad. What a wonderful booth filled with the most beautiful and fun hand painted buttons. I would love one of each! Below is a bag they had hanging. They assured me that the pattern will be available soon. I can't wait!! I need one of these and oh the fun I will have to shop for the buttons for it.
Below is a taste of some of the quilts we saw. Unfortunately, the best quilts were not able to be photographed. They were simply amazing and I am so glad I got to see them.
This was all Yo-Yo's.

This one also is all Yo-Yo's.
I love this one. It looks like reject blocks from other quilts thrown into one. I guess I should have read about it. LOL

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Vignette & CW Block of the week

I have been stitching and stitching and stitching on this block for about a month. I was finally able to get it together this morning. I still have to add 7 blocks around the top and left side to make it a finished block but I need to wait until I get more fabrics to make it a bit scrappier. Blocks 2 & 3 are next and those will probably take me 2 months at least to get the stitching and piecing done. A lot of work but oh so fun to do. I also was able to do this weeks Civil War block. Luckily it was a quick and easy one.
That's all the time I had this week. Next weekend I am going to the Long Beach quilt show so I don't think I will have any of my projects to share with you, instead I will have pictures of all the beautiful eye candy I come across.

I hope everyone has a happy, healthy, safe week.

Sew on!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Flimsy, A Finish and more BOM blocks.

After many months of being on a time out, Vintage Valentine is all put together. All I need to do now is fins a backing fabric and chose a longarm quilter to finish her up. I had to take a "Bring your own project" class a few weeks ago to learn how to do the mitered borders.
I also quilted the "Stitch-along" quilt. I really wish I hadn't put the red in the sashing on a few of the blocks. Live and learn.
Here are this months "Farmer's Wife" blocks. This makes 30 of 111 blocks done.
These are catch up blocks for the Civil War quilts block a week.
Last for this week at the "Civil War Chronicles" blocks for July. I made a big error but did not catch it until it was too late. I mixed up a couple of fabrics. Where the redder fabrics are should be the greener ones. Oops. I guess mine will be unique to everyone else that is doing this.
Well, my two week vacation is over. :( Only 22 more weeks till my next week off. LOL!!!

I hope you all have a great week!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

And the winner is.............

The winner of the drawing for the X-Blocks rulers and patterns is:

Congratulations! I hope you can get some use out of them. Please email me your address and I will get them out to you as soon as my vacation is over.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Give Away

I cleaned out my sewing room for today and I came across this set that I never used. I figured someone would like to give them a try so I am giving them away. The set includes both X-Blocks rulers and 3 patterns.

All you have to do is leave a comment. I will draw a winner this Sunday night. I will ship anywhere.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

This Weeks blocks

Well, I didn't make much progress this week. I was able to get in the to CW blocks for the week. The first one is a catch up block and the second one is this weeks blocks.
I finally finished the stitching on month 8 of "Baltimore Bunnies". I have had this block prepped and sitting next to my sewing chair for about a month now.
I managed 7 more klosjes on my lunch hours. I think I have enough fabric prepped for 1 more block so it is time to start prepping more. Fun. NOT!
I also went to sew with the girls at The Orange Quilt Bee today. This is my favorite shop within a 20 mile radius from my house. If I could only go to one shop in my area, and there are many to chose from, it would be there. I guess I should have taken pictures to show you why. ugh! They would have been blurry anyway. LOL!

Anyway, I worked on "Vintage Valentine" today with hopes of getting the top finished. The fussy cutting and my chatting with friends took too long and I wasn't able to get her done. All I have left is the outside mitered borders. YAY!!

I hope you all have a great week. I am driving out to Las Vegas tomorrow morning to spend time with family. I heard there are some nice quilt shops there so I am hoping to ditch the family for a few hours to explore.