Sunday, January 24, 2016

Quilt Winners!

I was supposed to draw for the winners of my blog giveaway Friday but came down with a horrendous virus the night before.  I am finally upright. So because I was delayed and have so many quilts, I drew 3 winners!  I took names from blog comments, Facebook comments and private emails and then ran a random number generator.

The winners are:  Billie Brown Lee (who happens to be my neighbor!), she will get the Row Robin
Judi Shipley will receive Chop Suey and Jan from will receive Canyon Dance.

Thank you to everyone who entered and made wonderful comments!  This was fun.

Monday, January 18, 2016

10 Year Blogoversary and Giveaway!

I can't believe it's been ten years since I started blogging!  It's been haphazard at best, but I enjoy sharing my quilts with others.  I spend so much time quilting it's hard to squeeze in the blog posts!  

Before I get to the giveaway (keep scrolling, I am giving away a quilt!), I will show my design table.  I can't show the project, but the pile of pieces in my last blog post is now 49 sashing units with 24 pieces in each unit. I look forward to being able to share the quilt after it posts on Quiltmaker's blog, but first it has to get finished!  Check out Patchwork Times for other Design Wall projects.

Now onto the giveaway!  The first photo is my linen closet.  I think I have a few quilts.  Believe it or not, I just refolded them all on New Year's Day.  There is everything from tiny miniatures to a couple king size quilts in there, lots of wallhangings too.  Yes, there are quilts sitting on the floor!  I have given away many, many, many quilts and I guess I am a quilting fanatic!  Really me?  I have about at least 35 on display in my house right now too.

SOOOOO.... I picked some quilts that I can part with and the random number selected from everyone who leaves a comment on my blog will get to pick which one they want!  Or you can tell me a type of quilt you are looking for and I might find it in my stash.  I have very few earthy colored quilts though!  Leave a comment about which quilt is your favorite and you MUST include your email address or have your profile linked to an email.  I know I have a few friends who won't be able to comment so contact me some other way (FB, email, etc.) and I can assign you a number!  

None of these are huge bed quilts, but are nice extra quilts to have on hand or cuddle with!

#1 Chop Suey - batiks 75 X 100

#2 Gemstones - Fairy Frost 68 X 88

#3 Deb's Oriental Garden - Asian fabrics with gold metallic 60 X 80

#4 Row Robin - 66 X 93 flannel backing

#5 18 X 21 Art piece - panel, heavily machine quilted and embellished with yarn and beads.  Hanging sleeve.

#6 Canyon Dance 51 X 69.  Thin batting, but very cuddly couch quilt.  Crooked photo!

#7 Old Glory 51 X 62.  Hand appliqued and has a hanging sleeve for a wallhanging

I tried to put in a variety for everyone, Enjoy!  I will draw the winner Friday, January 22nd, 2016!

Saturday, January 16, 2016


I decided to join in the 2016 Finish-a-Long.  For the first quarter I am listing six projects as my goals.  I hope to do a few more than this, but things come up and change my schedule.  Excuse the unpressed pieces, my tops cupboards are CRAMMED with tops waiting to be quilted and I didn't take time to press them.

First and foremost I need to finish my Quiltmaker Scrap Squad quilt by mid February.  I can't share what the pattern is until it's posted on their blog.  All I can say is the paper piecing is intense!  I love to paper piece, but somehow misjudged how long this would actually take.
parts of Scrap Squad quilt
 This project is so close to being ready to quilt.  I have just a few flowers on the border to hand stitch.  The DJB stands for Debra Jean Bepple, my good friend who passed away in 2010.  She had purchased the BOM but couldn't get it going so I inherited it.  I will do closeups when it's quilted.
This is a scrappy Fairy Frost leftovers baby quilt.  I think I will add one more border and then quilt it.  The scraps are from Gemstones shown in this post.

 Super scrappy 2" squares used as a leader/ender project made up this project.  It will also be donated.

This wallhanging was hand appliqued and will go in my main floor bathroom when it's completed.  The pattern was gifted to me and I used an earth colored batik for the applique.
I still have two months worth of blocks to add to this top, but I need to take all the rows apart and narrow the sashings.  It's just too long and skinny.  I totally mis measured and need to remove some length.  This is the Itty Bitty blocks project from Quiltmaker's blog in 2015.
There it is, six projects to finish before March 31st!  I am looking forward to getting some UFO's done!

Monday, January 04, 2016

It's a New Year!

December was a pretty unproductive month quilt wise.  I did a lot of projects for school, getting crafts and parent gifts organized, worked on a couple gifts that I didn't finish and one I forgot to take a picture of!  Our daughters and husbands were here for several days along with my two amazing grandkids!  We hosted a couple dinners and had a good time even with getting sick.  I dislike winter time cold season! We did see the new Star Wars movie.  I still like the original three movies the best.

I did have the privilege of quilting this quilt for a friend.  I had fun with it.  It was so pretty and fun to work with.     

This past weekend I finished assembling the top for my Turning Twenty Seeing Stars quilt.   It's hard to see but I used a tiny black pindot on white for the background and I love it!  These are mostly Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  It will go into my vast collection of tops to be quilted.  
Seeing Stars
One of the goals I had during my Christmas break was to go through all my quilt tops and list them.  That didn't happen but they aren't going anywhere.  I do have a goal of quilting 30 of them this year.  That is a very lofty goal, but I am at the stage I want them done!  I have a couple graduation quilts to make, a quilt for my daughter, and some charity projects I want to do as well.  I did give up on even cutting into the Quiltville mystery this year, so the fabrics went back into my stash. I think it works best for me to do my original plan of every other year when I am not hosting Christmas!

I started on my last project for the Quiltmaker Scrap Squad.  I am really liking it and can't wait to show you next month!  

Stay tuned, my 10 year blogoversary is coming up Jan. 18th with a giveaway involved!  Views from upstairs bedrooms.

Linking to Patchwork Times.