Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Traveling Stash

Sue over at "suebee's World" is having a Traveling Stash give-a-way. Hop over and take a look, there are lots of really nice fabrics in this one. I have been following these all over blog land - hope one of them comes my way soon, so I can share too!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Quite a week


3 tops this week

1 - GS baseball quilt - embroidery DONE - time to figure out quilting pattern

2 - Quilt from 10" quilt guild "Left -  Right - Center" game

3 - Quilt from "Ten Little Things" layer cake - will be stitching in the ditch to quilt this - QUICK & EASY
       The top took me all of ONE hour to do. It is 40 x 40 - perfect size for a toddler to tote around.                    If I find camera tonight I am going to do a quick tutorial - 10" blocks and strada!

No pictures - can't find the camera :(


Dog Pillow to match "Ten Little Things" quilt top

CLEANING the sewing room (again)

Hope to post some pics tomorrow

Friday, June 8, 2012

Taking the weekend OFF!

This is where I will be spending my weekend. Can't wait to relax!



Thursday, June 7, 2012

Give - a - way at Shape Moth

A new place to shop and a Give A Way? Joanna over at Shape Moth is hosting a massive giveaway by Patchwork-Oase (a German Shop that ships internationally), an online shop with patterns, fabrics and notions. They are having this giveaway to promote the opening a new online store at (note - the shop is tweeking their site and it should be up in a day or two BUT you can get in on the giveaway NOW by blogging about it) . There are 10 GREAT Prizes, check the requirement for entry at Joanna's blog. Have a great day and good luck!

Story Quilt Close-up

Here is another photo of my WV story quilt. This was posted on Mary Lou's Blog - but I am not sure who took the photo.

This is what Mary Lou had to say -

This quilt all came together in a wonderful way. In the end of the workshop, she had three generations of sewing ladies in her family along with this sewing machine.  It is quite wonderful and her blocks were beautiful for the border. Grandmother, Mother and the designer will all be remembered in a beautiful story quilt about the gift of sewing.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Ten Little Things

Last week i won an adorable Layer Cake from Mary at The Tulip Patch - Ten Little Things.

The prize came from This is a great website, I have a few things on my wishlist from here. The best thing is that when you look at layer cakes or charms -Karolyn shows thumbnails of EVERY fabric in the collection. This is WONDERFUL! There are many lines I think I would like, but never know because I can't see all of the fabrics!

Run over and take a look!
It is so adorable. I am going make a quilt for my youngest Grandson who will be 1 in August!

Hugs Sharon!

Friday, June 1, 2012

My Story Quilt - More to see

I have come today to reveal one of several layouts for my story quilt.

My story is about my Grandmother (really a great-aunt) and my Mother who taught me how to sew when I was a little girl. It was on a tredale machine and they would peddle while I guided fabric through the machine.

Does anyone remember the fabric cut outs for stuffed animals and for barbie dresses? I made alot of those when I first started. At 5 or 6 they were much easier than cutting patterns. I didn't get to that until I started 4-H at about 8 years old. But I digress.

I started with a family photo that showed both my Mother and I at about the right ages, and asked a cuz for a photo of Grandma. I enlarged the photos and then drew around them so they could be put onto a quilt.

Oh - don't forget the Star of the Show - The Sewing Machine! It came from an old picture I had laying around - but I changed it up a bit.

This was my  first layout. Do you see the great Tulip? My new friend Deb B made one and I copied hers I just love it - I did end up changing it up a bit a little later on - I added some PINK!

I needed one more block and another lovely lady Rosemary - had a beautiful rose quilt that she let me look at and I made a rose for the lower corner.

This is the layout of fabric for my rose.
This is what it turned out to look like. 


This is what my layout was after I added the rose.

I did change this layout - butI will show you that on Monday. 

Have a great weekend! 


Pay It Forward - Do you want to Play?

I tried this before and only got one player - now I would like to try it again. It is a little game/exchange in which you make something for three people who in turn make something for three people and so on. You can choose your own timing for your exchange too.

I saw this over at Tilda's Blog and signed up. There are simple rules and I will make something with my own two hands for three people who promise to PAY IT FORWARD!

These are the rules

1. I will create a crafty gift for each of the first three people who comment to this post. This is a surprise, and will arrive to you anytime within the next 365 days.

2. In signing up for Pay it Forward, you are committing yourself to the project...someone pays it forward to you, so you pay it forward to others! Just post this, or something similar so others can get involved. Basically you will create your own post where you create gifts for 3 people as well.

3. You need to have an active blog of your own...{or some way to post up your PIF info like a flickr, pinterest, or Facebook account. Basically you'll need a place to announce your own PIF and to post some pics of the process.}

4. After commenting on this post, post something similar on your you can spread the pay it forward love. I will email you asking for your mailing address {and the online address where you are posting} so I can get your crafty treat in the mail. Please make sure your email address is visible on your profile or leave it in the comment.

If I get more than THREE wanting to play I will pick three (random by my DH) and email them.

Hope you want to play with me!