Monday, January 31, 2011


And the winner of my blogoversary fat quarter giveaway is Deserae, number 65, I will be sending you an email. Thank you to everyone who entered and all of the great comments, I like finding out what kind of fabrics everyone loves.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Finish and a Start

My "Love" quilt is finished. I think it turned out pretty well. It's about 41"x41", before washing.

Here is a close up of the quilting.

And here is the back. I used the Love selvage and embroidered 2011 along with the little blocks.

Here is my new project. I purchase the Sand and Pebbles quilt pattern from Cherry House Quilts. I'm going to be using my Nicey Jane stash on this one. I've been collecting pieces of Nicey Jane for over 6 months and have 29 of the 40 fabrics. I choose this pattern because it had some large squares where I could feature some of the large prints.

And today I started sewing and got my first section together. A lot more to go since I'm going to make this a queen sized quilt 96"x96".

And if you haven't commented on my fat quarter giveaway, checkout the post below.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Blogoversary and a Giveaway...

Well today, January 26th is my one year blogoversary. I can't believe it's been a year already. To celebrate I'm having a giveaway. I'm giving away these 3 fat quarters - Round Robin in Aqua, Bird Swing in Gray and Flora and Fauna Hive in Lime. Here's what you need to do to win:

1. Leave me a comment telling me what kind of fabric you get excited about.

2. Become a follower and leave a comment saying you did so.

Be sure your email is available so I can contact you if you win. I will choose a winner via random number generator on Monday, January 31st. Good Luck!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

12 Blocks Ready to become 48

Here are my 12 blocks that I'm ready to quarter to make into Modified Bento Boxes. I added another solid, Kona Blue Jay to the mix, it seemed to coordinate well with the other Soul Blossoms fabrics. Now I just have to square each block off to 16"x16" and I'll be ready to quarter them. I'm thinking a few of these fabrics would make a nice Cosmo Bag from the new Amy Butler Style Stitches book. However, that would require me to purchase more fabric and since I'm on the fabric diet I guess I'll have to wait a bit (5 more weeks).

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Looking for a Quilt Pattern

I saw a pattern within the last few weeks and can't seem to find it now. It had random pinwheels along with different sized squares and rectangles. If anyone can point me to the blog that has this pattern I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

I found the one I was looking for, here's the link at Cherry House Quilts, it's called the Sand and the Pebbles.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Some Progress and Some Books

I quilted my Amy Butler Love quilt this week. I actually started quilting it Monday night and finished it on Tuesday, it went very quickly. I did basic stippling on this one. The binding is attached, now I'm just finishing hand sewing the binding to the back.

I also picked up some new books with a Barnes and Noble gift card that I had gotten for Christmas. I can wait to make the Amy Butler bag that's shown on the front, I just have to decide which fabrics to use.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

An Award...

I was nominated for the Liebster award from Jessica at SewCraftyJess. If you have not visited Jessica's blog go over and check out her great work.
The Liebster Award is given to blogs with less than 300 followers and every award recipient then nominates 3 more award winners....
So here are my nominations...

Carla at Lollyquiltz - She makes great quilts, and I'm so impressed with how many she has been able to donate to charity.

Second is Jolene at Happy Modern Quilts. I just recently found her blog through Jessica's blog. I love her fun colorful style. **Edit - she recently change her blog to BlueElephantStitches **

And third is WilliamGeorgeBlog. She has started the Gracie Jane Project to make quilts for babies in NICU's.

And fourth I would like to add Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. She has provided me with lots of encouraging comments over the past few months, and she has a lot of fun quilts and ideas on her blog.

Here are the rules:
1) Tell your readers who tagged you.
2) Add a link to their blog.
3) Award 3-5 bloggers who you think deserve this award.

Inform them and post directions to your blogspot. Please don't tag people who already have 300 followers. The goal of this award is to get more publicity to blogs that are good, but not so well known.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Soul Blossoms Start...

I cut into my Amy Butler Soul Blossom's fat quarters this week. I decided to try a Modified Bento Box Block. I am following the tutorial from Ashley at Film in the Fridge. I can't wait to quarter the blocks and see what they look like put back together. I'm using 3 Kona solids - Kona Robin Egg, Kona Cactus and Kona Pomegranate and my basic Kona White Muslin.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Scrappy Cross Blocks

I wasn't ready to start basting my Love quilt, so I decided to start a new one. For this quilt I'm using my scraps to make cross blocks. They are each 4.5"x4.5". I really like how colorful it's going to be. I have 20 blocks done so far. I may put these aside for a while until I do a few more quilts so that I have some more scraps to make more cross blocks.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Sewn with LOVE

Here is my first completed Quilt Top of 2011. I made this with a charm pack of Amy Butler Love fabrics. There were only 26 charms in the pack, I used 25. I also had lots of the Love Dots and the one Rose floral so I added those for a border. It measures approx 44" x 44". I have the back finished and the batting ready, I just haven't been motivated to baste it yet.

Monday, January 3, 2011

A Quilt Block

My quilt guild, the Greensburg Modern Quilt Guild, decided that each of us would make a patch for our January meeting to make a quilt for Project Linus. One of our members picked this pattern, the Spectrum Square, from the book "Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks" Volume 2. I had a lot of fun making this block last week. I enjoyed picking out colorful girly fabrics.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year - And Some Quilty Christmas Presents

I hope everyone had a Happy New Year. I thought I'd share some of my Quilty Christmas presents, another reason why I need to start the fabric diet. My sister and Mom got me some great Amy Butler fabrics above. Also some dotty Riley Blake and Jennifer Paganelli.

And some of the new Amy Butler Soul Blossoms (actually the whole fat quarter bundle of the Bliss colorway). And some Henna Garden and the gray dots from Barbara Jones Summertime (I love those tiny little dots).

And Scott got me Elizabeth Hartman's book. This is a great book, lots of fun projects and ideas.