Saturday, October 31, 2009

Great Blogs...

Are the ones I like to follow. I write here for mostly my own enjoyment, but the blogs I follow have really great things to see and do. I hope you will check them out and enjoy them, too.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe: It's a Happy Halloween Giveaway!

Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe: It's a Happy Halloween Giveaway!

This isn't something I am giving away, but it is being given away here. If I link to it from my blog, I get an entry, and if you go there from here, and post about it in your blog, I get another entry. It sounds fun. I have one of the pieces of fabric and I love it. She is giving away a bundle of fabric. If the entries reach 250, she will give away 2 bundles of fabric (to 2 different people), and if there are more than 350 entries, she will also give a $100 gift certificate away. How cool is that? So check it out!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween Quilting Fun

Blockjack for this month is supposed to be Halloween related. I really hesitated doing this one, because it was quite open-ended. We received 2 pieces of fabric and then needed to make it into a 9-inch finished block, adding our own fabric to the block. I took this at the last minute. Then, within 2 days, I finished this! I really liked the candy corn, and it wasn't very difficult to do. I did a strip set with the three colors, added fusable web, and here it is! I like it, and I hope whoever wins likes it, too.

Then, I have had a widget on the side of my blog for about a month (the inchie of the day), and have wanted to try this technique as well. One of the fabrics I have for Halloween did not make the cut for the block jack block. So, I decided to make inchies out of it. I started with 12 of the inchies, but one disappeared while in the embellishment stage. I also put pin backs on them so I can give them to my friends to wear for October and Halloween. They get to choose one tomorrow at our sewing day. I have a couple of different designs. I found that embellishment is my challenge, and I hope to get better with it over time. Special thanks to Nadine Ruggles for her fabulous instructions and the "inchie of the day" as my inspiration!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cool Quilting

I recently went to a quilt show. I saw this awesome quilting and had to take a picture of it. I can't wait to try this pattern on something. I have been seeing designs like this, where there are larger patterns made, then filled with quilting inside of them. I saw something similar on a journal cover, and I think that is where I want to try it first.
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Taught a Pillowcase Class

These young women (ages 12-13) came to my house last month to learn how to make these fun pillowcases. We spent about 2 hours, and they got everything done, except the last hand stitching. One girl did finish the whole pillowcase. I was so proud of them and their hard work. We made a few mistakes along the way (with me telling them the wrong thing to do, hee hee), but seam rippers took care of that! What a sweet time it was!
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Fun One to Quilt

Normally, I do not post about Customer quilts, but this one I just had to show. It is such a fun quilt design, with a lot of different elements. I loved just looking at this quilt.

After having looked at the blog of 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting, I just had to use some of what I had been learning. It truly inspired me to try new filler quilting and to fill in the rays of the sun. If you like machine quilting, and need some new design ideas, check it out. She is into it a couple of months, and I am behind in seeing all of them, but hope to catch up soon.

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