Friday, June 25, 2010

Some yummy goodness

Some new goodies from I received Toyland, Playdate, Weekends, and Castle Peeps. And I am working on my sewing room. Hopefully I will start to add some things to it soon. I really want to redo my desk as it is looking out of place. Just really don't know what color or how I should redo it. I eventually want to paint my walls a soft gray color and accent the room in purple and yellow's. Still looking for a good purple fabric to make curtains and a skirt for my cutting table out of. If anyone knows of the perfect fabric let me know. I have my eye out at Ikea for a good fabric but havent seen what I want yet. I did find a yellow print that I like a lot but I really still want some purple for my curtains.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I am getting rid of some Neptune. There are 9 half yard cuts and I am selling them for $50 plus the $5 shipping fee. Let me know if you are interested, I only have 3 packs and need to sell them soon.....thanks
ETA: Gone for now...thanks

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monthly Obligations

......are almost finished.

1. Still in progress if my Quilt-a-long from CrazyMomQuilts. I am done with week one and they are on week three.....gotta catch up. 2. Pretty in Pink Bee blocks. Finished and will be in the mail this week.
3. Sew 2 Speak blocks, Finished and in the mail this week. I am not too happy with these :( my points look horrible.
4. My Fresh Modern Bee blocks all done. I DO like these, they were fun. I just hope that they are the right size....feel free to cut them down if you need to Jennifer.
We are to take pictures of our blocks doing fun mine climbed a tree this month!
5. My BOM from Fat Quarter Shop, finished. I think I like it. I tried to fussy cut some of the blue fabric. I have more fabric left over, I am soooo excited about that!
Also I joined another bee, a Christmas Bee! We will be done by November, just in time for Christmas. There are only a few of
I got a personal invite....I feel so loved!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The idea is that random acts of kindness are given without expecting anything in return. Just passing on the kindness, hoping that your recipients will do the same and forming a never-ending chain of kindness
I found this over on Crafty Chops and she is willing to make an item for her followers with nothing in return. I vow to do the same for my followers. Basically saying I appreciate you! Not sure what I will make yet but the wheels are turning.
In return you must vow to do the same act of kindness for your followers and post this on your blog.
So the first three people who comment on my blog will receive an item from me! In return you must perform your own "Pay It Forward" to three people on your blog.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


What do you all think of this? I wanted to keep it simple, but I want to try to add some hand quilting to it.
I need some advice on what to do with this. Should I use the raw edge applique or hand applique it (needle turn)?

Also, does anyone know any good hand quilting tutorials?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Home Sweet Home!

Although I had a great time visiting my family, I am also happy to be going home! Where its warm every day! Where there are lots of city lights! Where my husband and dogs are :)
I leave tomorrow and will be traveling over the weekend and visiting with family for a couple days. Will check in next week!

Hope you all have a great weekend! Make some stuff for me :)

I should have some nice stuff to show you all next week, expecting some goodies at home. YAY!

Monday, June 7, 2010

This weeks goodies

I hit up the stores here one more time before I head back to Texas this week. I ended up with a few goodies, and a couple quilting magazines. I also finally won something!! The Swanky charm pack and this adorable pin cushion was from the Friday Night Sew In!!! Sign up if you like! Maybe next time you will win!
So I got some fabric today. I am thinking of using this fabric (below) for my Pretty in Pink bee. The top ones for sure, maybe the fat quarters of Amy Butler. I am going to have them all make Wonky Houses :) My month isn't until November so I still have time to change my mind a hundred times.
What do you think of a background color for these wonky houses? Should I go with the white or the Ash? Or should I go and buy some sky blue???? Questions!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Curious Kids

We went to visit my Grandma one more time before I head home to Texas and we went to the Curious Kids Museum that has just opened. They really didn't have much stuff that interested Aliya, but this thing she loved!
And I have some more stash to show. Couldn't resist this $5/yard Amy Butler!
And my Neptune stash is complete ( I hope ). Here is what I have...YAY!
Should back home, in Texas, the 13th! I know Jimmy (the significant other) is going crazy without me.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Spring to finish

Well I took the Spring to Finish challenge. I had so much on my plate this month and finished a lot things. I also added a lot of things. Especially some new fabric...yummm.

So here are a couple finishes that you have not seen yet. These two quilts were pieced by my mother and quilted by me. I am working on my free motion quilting as I just started doing it a couple months ago.
This first quilt is an auction quilt that will be at her local quilt show this year. I tried stippling for the first time inside the blocks. We also embellished it with a few beads.
Here is a close up of one of the blocks.Here is the other quilt I quilted, my mother pieced. It is probably twin size. I just meandered on this one because I could not think of any other way to quilt it.

Finally, this is a crazy nine patch quilt that I didn't like because I used a sheet to piece it together and didn't like the way it turned I practiced machine quilting. That's why you see a few different styles on it. It was fun to practice :)
I actually like the back on it this. I didn't have enough green so this is the result!Some of the other finishes this month were, 3 tops (wonky stars, my moms batik quilt, and mod sampler) my purse, 2 quilt for kids quilts, 2 crayon totes...I think that's it. Oh and lots of fabric added to the stash :)