Friday, March 28, 2014

What I have been working on this week.

 2 things I have been working on this week. Just put Easy Street under the needle of my Janome Harmony Domestic machine.

Easy Street was the Mystery Quilt 2 years ago that Bonnie Hunter put on over at the Quiltville blog, and it is coming out soon in her new book, you can pre order her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders
go read her blog posting about the book and take a look at some of the fabulous quilts that can be made.

This 2nd piece is one I started about 2 years ago. The quilt has been stewing in a tub with more fabric that I had bought in the last 2 years, I also had to play froggy with the quilt because I ran out of the white on black rose pattern and of course I couldn't find it. So bought another black on white, so now to mix the blocks up a bit more.

I took the table runner off the needle, and put it in the hoop so I can hand quilt the border. I think I will attempt to do some hearts along the border. I believe that my hand quilting is a whole lot better than my machine quilting lol. All it takes is patience and loads of practice.
I will take a picture of the machine quilting I did on the table runner and post it when I am finished. Its not pretty but it will work.

What are you working on this weekend?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Giveaways

As promised here is a Friday giveaway going on over at SewMamaSews
Lots of gift certificates and some fabric... ohh I love those shimmering fabrics she has on her page. They can be found here, where I found the picture.
You have to click through to enter the giveaways. Some fantastic items can be gotten at each of the stores.

hmm need to see if I can locate a couple more, that I know have giveaways on Fridays. I also need to locate some good pictures for my blog

I knew it, if I keep refreshing facebook, I would find another fabric giveaway.
And here it is, At Maureen Cracknell Handmade.  Be sure and enter on her blog.
From Intrepid Threads. Love the fabrics in this shop as well. Now if only I had a money tree growing in my back yard, it would be soooo awesome to spread the wealth amongst all the fabric shops I come across.

And here I found out through Quiltville/Bonnie Hunter that The Quilt Show is sponsering a giveaway also.  Quiltvilles Facebook page has several things on it.

The Quilt show is letting us view 169 episodes for free til the 16th, at midnight PST. They are also letting us enter a drawing for a Bernina 550 QE along with other prizes.. Take a gander and see the great episodes they are offering and enter their drawings.

And other giveaway, but this time it is a free pattern by McCalls Quilting. 
A beautiful Summer Quilt, that will chase away those winter doldrums.

How about a book by Cassandra Ellis titled Clothe Enter at the link posted over at

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Kevin the Quilter

Kevin is doing a block drive, you can find all the information to it here.
Just click the link and lets see how many blocks this wonderful quilter can gather.

These quilts will be QoV  ( Quilts of Valor) quilts.

The block drive started on March 2nd ( and I am just now hearing about it) and ends June 1st, 2014.
Each quilt requires 30 blocks according to Kevin, Oh and he is offering a prize as well.
A gift card to Missouri Star Quilt Company. I love their products. :D and their daily deals are fantastic.
And now he has even more prizes that have been offered to him for this unique and special drive he is holding. 

So Hurry on over to visit Kevin and see what he is up to.
He has all the requirements listed, you will need to read through to find them, or scroll down to the bottom of the blog posting.

Best of luck Kevin, May you have more blocks than you need to accomplish your goal!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Give Aways

Lots of give aways going on around on the quilty blogs.
Here is one that I'm just loving. Mrs. Bonnie Hunter is giving away 2 copies of her new book.
And you can pre order her book also, so you can get a signed copy of it.

Give away More adventures with leaders and enders. A lot of the patterns in this book I have worked on in the past year or two.

Her mystery quilt from 2 yrs ago is in there, Easy Street, which you all know I have worked on and actually have the top done. Just needs quilting to be done on it.

There are blogs giving away fabric on Fridays also. Will have to look around and possibly post those when I find them.

Until next time..

Happy Quilting,