Showing posts from October, 2013

Melody(ies) that get stuck...You and Me Baby (Lock?)

Fabulous Amy over at Amy 's creative side Blogger Festival 
is having a raffle on a Baby Lock Melody sewing machine. WOW!  I would love to take that little gem home with me. I would love this machine (who wouldn't) to take with me so I can sew where ever I go. 

Look at these fun Features:

This is what I want!!   Wish me luck but you can enter too....go over to the link above and see the amazing guilts!!!

Title of this post refers to Sugarland's song "Stuck Like Glue" one of my favs! :) Now I am going to be singing till the contest is over.

A Lovely Year of Finishes -Oct Finish

"Like Rain" the 4 block quilt finished! I actually finished it right after I set my goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes @ Bittersweet designs and Fiber of all Sorts HERE. 

It measures 49 1/2 x 49 1/2 and it has improv back made from bits of the fallout on the front blocks. I love how it looks. Straight line quilting in a grid which really worked with that wipe open space on the front.  Block for this was from the Modern Block 2 at SewMamaSew with Allysia Lichner.
I am super glad for a finish after a two month miss. 

Linking up this month.

Blogger's Quilt Festival - 1

Over at Amy's Creative side time again.I loved looking at all the quilts last spring and really set a goal in my head to enter something. What can it hurt ...right?

Here is my first ever entry:2 color quilts

 This was an BOM quilt block by Alyssa Linchner over at Sew mama Sew.  I made a 4 block quilt. Approx. : 48 x 48 pieced and quilted by me Straight line grid and circle quilting
Check out the other lovely quilts entered into the Blogger's festival and give a big shout out and thank you to Amy HERE

Finish..Yeah!!! Photo...Not so much

Well as I was finishing the last corner of binding this morning the phone rang and some of my family was in town to have lunch. I was done but did not knot and snip. I was so happy to go out to lunch and shop but I was knew I was not going to have daylight left for a quick pic. 
So here is my finish in bad lighting. I am okay with that because...hey I got a FINISH!!! wooohooo
"Moody" 44 1/2 x 45 1/2

This is the Retro Ruby quilt top from the QAL that Alyssa Lichner hosted a while back.  I actually won a prize from my quilt top but I really wanted to get it done and bound. Today was the day!

 Some scraps and one reverse block on the back. The quilting curves was harder than the piecing of the curves. :)

Linking up with Crazy mom quilts HERE

"The Other Side"

I have been reading some of the blogs about the "backside" of quilts. I am kind of proud of some of my backs now, but at the time I was making them I really didn't think too much about them. I am linking up with Katie at Swim, Bike, Quilt.

Here are a few of my backs that I think are kind of interesting. 

This is the back to the mini quilt in my header above. There was a lecture at our guild meeting about improv piecing to make your own fabric so I used some of my scraps from the front to make the stip of fabric on the back. Love it!

 This is the back of my Scrappy Lone Star, called Lucky Star blogged HERE.
 This is the back of my One Fish Two Fish quilt blogged HERE

 One block left over to make a nice accent block on the back blogged HERE

One of my favorite backs was because of the last collaboration of sewing/quilting with my Mom. We put together blocks for a Bournoigne Surrounded quilt. Her sewing was smaller than mine so her two finished blocks went on the back. blogged HER…

Scrappy Happy Time - Finish

Thank you Maureen Cracknell for your QAYG Scrappy Herringbone quilt tute!!! HERE. I saw it at the end of September when she posted it on her blog and I knew I had to give it a try. My scrap boxes were overflowing. 

"Happy Scrappy Time" QAYG quilt 56 1/2" x 61 1/2" -miscellaneous scrap strings including scraps from cut off backings -various cotton batting leftovers that I cut down to approx 7 1/2" x 64"

-several leftover pieces of binding scraps were sewn together to use up
-many misc. odd colored bobbins were emptied while piecing the strings  -on each strip I did straight top-stitching, a feather stitch and a cross-hatch (Those turned out so great I wish I would have used several colors and done more of the decorative stitching.)

Since it was bigger than I thought when done I used these two beloved green prints. They seemed to work well with all the scrap strings.  I used an orphan block I had hanging around in my sewing room. It was an improv spool but with the e…

Windy...and Like Rain

Yeah...two finishes this week! There is nothing like a finish to boost your spirits. 
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish Friday

"Like Rain" is my A Year of Lovely Finished for October. I am ahead of the game for a change. :) 4 - 24" blocks sewn together in a diamond shape. Love those big blocks, don't you? This is from Modern BOM 2 (for July...better late than never) by Sew Mama Sew HERE. I stewed over this one and how to put it together and I ended up just loving it. I had so many odd shaped scraps that I just sewed them into the back to use some of them up and I think it looks like I did it on purpose...okay, let's go with that!

This is a super easy block quilt that my local quilt group did as a day project. We all helped and were able to make 11 quilt tops for charity. Then I did two from my own fabrics and I took this top to quilt. Turned out really cute. It was so windy when I took the picture that it stuck to the fence...a bit crooked but you get the idea.  …

"Like Rain" ALYoF and Rain

Really trying to make an effort here. I got out my July block for SewMamaSew BOM and am going to try and do it for my October finish.  I have failed the last two months so I am going to go with something very easy. 
Here is my "Like Rain" block so far:

I have 4 blocks made and need to decide how to sew them together and then make a backing.  If you have followed along with me I am trying to make a 4 block charity quilt from each BOM.  I am behind a bit but hope to catch up as I love this big 24" blocks so much. 

The weather here has been dreary and rainy the last few days. Cooler temps should make me want to get to sewing so I am going to try. 

Linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes -Oct with Fiber of all Sorts and SewBittersweet designs.

Almost Finished!

I have been MIA for quite some time. I have things going on with me that has made it hard for me to get much accomplished. Right now I am just so excited that I have been motivated to do a single thing!!

Last week I saw this free pattern from Tula Pink called "Pineapple Slice" and I just had to try it. I am going to link this up to Amanda HEREfor Finish it up Friday! My goal was just to finish the table-topper top but I have it FMQ'ed too and almost done with the binding! Whoopieeee!!

I think this might end up being a Christmas present so that makes it even better that my slump is sort of broken! ;)

Bonus today! In the mail I received a package of these little wonders that I won from on FB last month. Can't wait to try them out.

Linking up at