Saturday, October 30, 2010

It's Time for the AccuQuilt GO Giveaway

It's Time for the AccuQuilt GO Giveaway

I really, really, really want to win one of these! I couldn't tell you how many give-aways I have participated in, because it's too many to count. But, it could happen this time, right?

Stacked Coin Quilt I - for friend's new baby

Oz fabric line from Moda.
This is the baby quilt I gave to an online friend who's baby is due early November.  I mailed her the quilt several weeks ago. She was very surprised! I am waiting for the baby to be born so that I can send the quilt's label. My friend also quilts so she will be able to attach it herself.

I found the tutorial here at Moda Bake Shop, the pattern is by Rachel Griffith of p.s. i quilt.  Love her blog.

This is also the first quilt that I quilted and really liked the end product.  I always can find "something" wrong.  But, this one, is pretty good.  I am now a big fan of straight line quilting. I like the look... clean and simple.

the back
close-up of quilting

How do you all keep up?!?

Okay, bloggers... how do you all do it? How do you keep up with your posting?  I find I spend my days LOOKING at other peoples' blogs.  Oh, how I enjoy it.   How do you find the time to write on your own?  I have never been much of a journal writer, so maybe that is part of the problem.  But, I really want to document my quilt making trials and accomplishments.

I really also want to participate in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I hope to get my dinosaur quilt pictures up soon.  I'll tell more about it at that time.

In the meantime, I will post a few of my other quilts I have completed.

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Green Fairy Quilts: All Jelly Rolls only $25.95 - and $3 Turnovers!!!!!!!

Who doesn't love a sale?!

Green Fairy Quilts: All Jelly Rolls only $25.95 - and $3 Turnovers!!!!!!!

Excuses from a non-posting blogger

A month!  Yes, a month, since I last posted. Pitiful, isn't it?

Although, the reasons for my 'non-posting' is quite sad.  My mother-in-law died unexpectedly shortly after starting this blog.  So, me and my husband hopped on a plane for the ~20 hour plane trip back to Texas.  Her funeral was September 21st, which happened to be my 8th wedding anniversary. 

We stayed in Texas for about 4 weeks.  I did manage to stop by some quilt shops (oh how I miss these) and buy about 50 pounds worth of fabric and sewing accesories. I know the weight because we don't want the dreaded "overweight"  baggage fee.  So we hook our bags on a fish scale to weigh them.

We are now back in Oman, thankfully.  I have actually started cutting the fabric for a baby quilt. I'll show work in progress pictures soon.

Take care!