12/12/2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Winner!





We have a winner! Random generator chose number 77


Kristen Jones you are the lucky one to receive this bundle of Art Gallery goodness! I have notified you, please email me your address and I will get this out right away.

Thanks to everyone that entered and to all the new followers, I appreciate it!

12/10/2014

A New Quilt In Progress

Awhile back I bought a fat eighth bundle of Jeni Baker's Dreamin Vintage fabric line. I also saw Jeni's little 2 sided patterns at a great price. I couldn't resist grabbing a couple. I decided to use the Lazy Daisy pattern, it did after all, feature Dreamin Vintage. If you've been around my blog, you know I love Art Gallery fabrics and I love Jeni's work!

 The rows are all finished, now I am joining them.

I found the perfect vintage sheet in my stash to use as backing. It was still new in the package! I also received a free spool of thread with my last order for Bella solids, so I am going to try it out on the quilting. I received this label and one in pink with my fabric purchase :)

I will share more (and better photos) on everything once the quilt is completed!

12/08/2014

Giveaway Day!


You have lots of places to visit so I'm going to make this quick and easy!

Up for grabs are 10 fat quarters from the Winged collection by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery.


Just leave a comment letting me know your favorite holiday, or anything you would like!

Giveaway will be open until Friday, December 12th at 8 PM Mountain Time. Due to the high cost of international shipping, this is open to USA residents only. Winner will be drawn by random number generator and emailed. Don't forget to visit  Sew Mama Sew for a chance at all the other prizes!
Please, please make sure you are not a no reply blogger, if you are unsure, leave your email in your comment! This is important friends, we have to know how to reach you or a new winner will be drawn. Good luck! GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

The winner is number 77, Kristen Jones, congrats!!

11/20/2014

Two More Quick Finishes

My husband also wanted a cover for his kindle. I wanted to sew something this week. So, a cover for him it is.

I have never tried wavy line quilting, so I used my husband as a guinea pig! If it looked a mess, he wouldn't care :) But I soon learned it's kind of hard to mess this technique up. I enjoyed doing this!


I won a piece of laminated fabric many moons ago from Just Laminates and I found the perfect use for it! The top of my card table was getting pretty ragged from the grand kids painting, etc. I took the screws out, removed the old covering and put on the new laminate. It turned out so good and smooth. Sorry for the lousy and fast photos. 


 It is like a new table now :) 

My kids are coming this weekend for a week, I'm so grateful for that! I have a new quilt project all laid out and ready. I'm excited to get started on this one. It involves Jeni Baker fabric, one of my vintage sheet finds (new in the package!) and a Jeni Baker pattern. The perfect combination! I plan to get started after Thanksgiving is over. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday :)

Linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation and Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric Studio

11/13/2014

Small Stuff Finished

Hello, it's been awhile. After my last post things got pretty awful with my health again, so I haven't been doing much lately. I had a couple good days and decided to get all the small stuff out of the way that has been piled up on my table.

First is a set of identical Christmas minky blankets for my two youngest grand daughters that are just 2 months apart.


I had bought this Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman minky print a long time ago at one of my visits to SAS fabrics. I had no clue what I would do with it, but it was cheap! It finally got put to good use :) I just paired it with this cute print from Hobby Lobby and two Christmas gifts are done.


 My girls have the same boss at work. She likes to feed the squirrels peanuts on her break. I was asked to make her a bag for the peanuts. I knew I wanted to use laminate and was lucky enough to find a piece with squirrels on it!


The print is from Tula Pink's Birds & Bees collection. The top strip is from a fat quarter I've had forever that I thought I would never use. I tried Jeni Baker's tutorial from In Color Order. I really love the construction of this bag, so simple!


I wish I would have fussy cut the squirrels to center them better, but you know me, I hate to waste a scrap of fabric. I also used the laminate on the inside since peanuts can be kind of messy :)

Next up was another simple blanket for my dog. I just used two pieces of flannel with a scrap of batting in between. He loves it but didn't deserve it because he bit the UPS man the same day! :(
So he's pouting from getting in so much trouble...


Do you remember my potholder tutorial? Well I finally finished the second one from that post. That was almost a year ago!


These are so sturdy and perfectly sized, I love them! They would make great Christmas gifts, if you need an idea, head on over and check out the tutorial.

My husband got me a Kindle HDX for our 19th anniversary. Of course I had to make a case. I also have lots of mini charms collected so I decided to use my Pedal Pushers by Lauren & Jessi Jung for Moda. The prints are so pretty. I got this mini charm pack from Green Fairy Quilts. I love when they have sales because they always have free shipping.


I guessed on measurements and was pleasantly surprised I got a perfect fit! My satisfaction was quickly squashed when I realized I forgot to put the magnetic snap in, ugh! The lining is a piece of one of my vintage fabrics.


I have no clue what that white circle is on top of my kindle, very odd...
Since it was just for me, I added some velcro and didn't get too mad at myself for forgetting the snap.


My table is now clutter free and no more small unfinished projects nagging in my mind. It felt good to be able to sew again and have these things finished, so I can get back to quilts when I'm able!
Thanks for stopping by!
Linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday 
And Fabric Frenzy Friday
And Finish It Up Friday

10/08/2014

A Small Finish, A WIP and a New Start

I have been trying to post all day. Something very odd is going on. All of my computers, my phone and my printer will not work right today. Now the TV volume is going loud and low. I think the mercury retrograde has landed in my house, grrr.
Anyhow, gosh, it's been a month today since I had a quilt finish! I needed to do something that made me feel like I can actually accomplish something, so I made a cell phone wristlet.

I had a few scraps from my Nordika quilt (that still isn't finished). I just love Jeni Baker's fabrics. I have gotten all of her lines so far. The colors are just so bright and fun!


I think I may use this for my camera, I haven't quite decided yet what I will do with it :)

Awhile back I won this bundle from Camelot Fabrics.
I have been wanting to brave making a quilt with bold colors without adding any white. I use a lot of white! I also have been wanting to make a log cabinish type quilt. So I decided, what the heck! I made one block and almost stopped. All the colors thrown together look a bit overwhelming to me, not my usual for sure.


I decided to just get on with it, good or bad. I have the top finished, the back pieced, the quilt basted and some quilting done. It's just one of those projects I got tired of looking at so I set it aside for the moment. I am going to donate this to Quilts For Kids. The ask for bright colors so I guess they will be getting that!

I started cutting for a new quilt today, one I'm going to love!


Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and
Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Fabric Frenzy Friday  at Fort Worth Fabric Studio

9/10/2014

Craftsy Class Sale

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 Craftsy is having a sale on classes thru Sept. 15th. I have heard great things about the free motion quilting classes and I think I'm going to try one. This is something I REALLY want to master! If you are unfamiliar with Craftsy, they have many free classes too that are wonderful, if you would like to try before you buy :) There's a link on my side bar to the free classes as well.

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Happy sewing!