Friday, September 30, 2011

Quilted for Belva and GIVE AWAY!!!

A few weeks back I received an email from a quilter who loved seeing the quilts on my blog. She had this quilt top that she wanted to donate to a friend's charity in October but wasn't sure if I would fit it into my quilt schedule. Belva was delighted when I told her I'd get it done for her in time to have her stitch the binding and deliver to the charity. She should receive it tomorrow!

This is a closer look at the top so you can see the design I quilted called Asian Flowers. I loved how this design just about mimicked the fabric.

I tried to get a decent photo of the whole quilt top. I don't know that I could have parted with this one! But then...when your friend needs a top in a hurry....what are friend's for right?

I also wanted you to see the backing Belva pieced! Isn't it fun and compliment the top! Well done Belva!

Because your all friends of mine I want to let you in on a little secret! There is soon to be a new website launch and I'm told awesome giveaway of her new book soon! Sneak on over THERE and get your email in to be one of the first notified of this launch that is happening today! After the launch I'm hoping you will tell Kimberly that Mary at Quilt Hollow sent you. I'm thinking I may have to have a little surprise giveaway of my own for those who follow through. *wink*

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cute Jacks!

I just have to share these with you! They were found at Lowes Hardware store in the Halloween decorations. They are small and only require two double AA batteries that light the bulb inside. (should have done that for photo..geesh!) They are about 6" tall. Just imagine the possibilities of decorating with them! There were about 5 different facial features to choose and at only $4.98 a piece! Do not hesitate to get to your Lowes if you are interested because ours in town sold out!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Me Again...SEW soon!

Well I'm surprising myself with another post this week but I had some things I wanted to share. I have all 49 blocks of my SUPER SIZED Short Story quilt finished. This is one fun pattern! I've still got borders to make.

Again with the turned photo! Sigh! This quilt belongs to Sharrie. It is called Eventide from Miss Rosie Quilt Company.

So many cheerful and fun fabrics that are unlike anything in my own home and was a blast to watch come to life with some quilting.

The design used is called Feathered Roses and absolutely was a perfect choice for her quilt.

Heads up quilters! I really don't want to tell you about this book giveaway for the simple reason I want it for myself! Even if I don't win this one I'm adding it to my wish list! You can find details here at Janet's blog Rogue Quilter.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hey's your quilt!!

Bari is a repeat client of mine who says she is a newer quilter but I would never know it! Bari's piecing is perfection! A favorite design called Deb's Feathers was used as an allover just to give quilt some texture.

My photos are out of order (what else is new right?) The pattern can be found in the Strip Smart Book.

Bari is using up her stash. It is hard to see here but the fabrics chosen and used in this quilt are some older Nancy Halvorsen prints that are absolutely beautiful up close and personal. Well done Bari.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I'm Still Here and Quilting!

I've been busy quilting and fighting off a nasty sinus infection. I'm ever so thankful for drugs! This cute little quilt was quilted a few weeks back and belongs to non-blogger Della.

Isn't this the sweetest little baby girl quilt?! Seriously, I hope for a someday little grand baby girl.

Della chose special roses all over quilting that will be absolutely wonderful washed, dried, crinkled and loved. If you are interested in this quilt pattern I found it available at The Fat Quarter Shop and it is a Bunny Hill pattern called Boutique Baby Quilt.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

You Just Might Want To Double Check That Pattern!

I like a photo with my post so today you get to see the start of my SUPER SIZED Schnibble called, "Short Story" from Schnibbles Times Two book by Carrie Nelson. I'm using two layer cakes of Moda's Fandango line fabric. I've been busy longarm quilting for others so stealing a few minutes to piece has been wonderful. My goal is to have this top completed by the end of the month for Sherry and Sinta's Le Petite Club's Schnibble entry. I'm going big!

Now what I really want to post about that you may want to double check your patterns on the quilt designer's website to see if they posted an update about any errors that could have been overlooked in the printing of their pattern or book. In fact, take this one step further even if you are not ready to make the project, go ahead and double check. If you find a discrepancy make those notes directly on your pattern or in your book so you will have them handy in the future.

This happened to me in the past and within the past couple of weeks I've had two of the gals I quilt for tell me of errors in their current projects. Thankfully the one gal had only cut for the one block "just to be sure" before cutting whole quilt. After she spent hours frustrated over just the one block she decided to check the designer's website and sure enough there was a long list of patterns that have some problems to include the one she was working on so problem now solved. You may even discover an error that hasn't been reported to the quilt designer so please let them know so we can all be made aware. That's my two cents for today hope yours is a good one!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Gathering Baskets

This quilt is called, "Gathering Baskets" and is available from Primitive Pieces by Lynda Hall. I can finally post pictures now that the quilt has been picked up. I didn't want the owner to see pictures before seeing the custom quilting up close and personal.

Click on pictures to enlarge.

Tilt your head, dang it!!

I hope you enjoyed.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Sew Cindy News

Sometimes I wonder when I don't hear from a blogger where they've gone or what I may have said wrong etc. There are times I will send emails to check on them and most times I receive a reply. I don't always have a phone number, or an address but I did with Cindy and didn't even call her. (shame on me!!) But I did remember her saying earlier in the year that she would be blogging less and working on self. Cindy put herself first and was making some life changes health wise. Oh gosh I was so proud of her weight loss and efforts at working out daily and sticking with it! I left her alone and felt when ready she would email me.

Well, my phone rang this week and on the other end was a much welcomed phone call from Cindy of Sew Cindy. I was relieved to hear her voice and we chatted for quite awhile. I did ask Cindy if she wouldn't mind if I told you all the news and she didn't mind. She would tell you herself but struggling with blogger a bit and not spending much time on her computer. Cindy had a stroke. Thankfully her family was there and noticed she wasn't "right" and was able to send her air-vac to hospital immediately. Cindy's humor is still intact and she is a delight as ever. She finds humor in the fact that she can't work with numbers like she once did. She was a whiz and apparently didn't need the calculator. When she told me she now required a calculator I had to chuckle and say, "Welcome to my world!" Cindy has been getting back to her sewing room and told me that she was pulling out her Accuquilt GO! to make some pumpkins. If you know Cindy, Fall is her absolute favorite time of year! Oh and as for Cindy's weight loss goal; brace yourself as Cindy is now in a size 6! You GO girl!!

If anybody would like to send Cindy a snail mail card I will share her address. I do ask that the card be filled with humor! She loves to giggle and laugh.