Sunday, January 31, 2010

1 Million Pillowcase Challenge

Well this weekend i finished my pillowcases for the 1 million pillowcase challenge. i made one dozen pillowcases, 4 of each pictured. I'm going to donate my pillowcases to Red Rooster Quilts in Dublin, Ohio. OH! and have you checked out Moda Bake Shop lately? There is an adorable new pattern posted today called Vintage Inspired Bear Paw Quilt that I'm going to do in my muted florals (pictured below). I've had these fabrics for over a year and they're drivin me nuts so i think they would be very pretty in that pattern with an ivory background.
I also did some quilting on my red white and blue table topper and hope to finish that this week. i'm not diggin the red thread, so i may have to purchase something that goes a little better with the fabric.

Have a great week!

Friday, January 29, 2010

New Cookbook ... YUM!!

I can't believe it's been over a week since i blogged! Holy Toledo!

I've been too busy EATING to have time to sew :O) Last Saturday I bought Ree Drummond's book and it is FABULOUS! I think there is two or three receipes in the book I would probably never make, but everything else looks so yummy and the things i've tried are great!!! If you like cooking from scratch and all the fattening things in life ... then this is the book for you!

I've promised my husband i'll only make one of her items a week from now on, but oh how i could make something different every night!

This weekend hubby works so there will be plenty of time to sew. Last weekend i started working on pillow cases for the 1 million pillow case challenge and i made 5 and now i have another 8 cut out so i hope to finish those this weekend, get my red, white and blue table cloth quilted and bound and then maybe get my last shopping bag put together so that i have 2 to take to the store instead of just one. It's going to be bitter cold here, highs in the single digits, so a great weekend to stay in, sew and cook!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pinwheel Prairie Point Pillow

Pinwheel Prairie Point Pillow ... say that fast 3 times! WHEW!

So tonight i made a little pillow to go with my quilt and it is very cute! I just wish I had made it bigger...but after i finished the pillow i decided ... hmmm ... i have enough fabrics to make a table topper ... so i think i'll be making a table topper to go with the quilt and pillow! Now i just can't wait to get my quilt quilted :O) Here's a picture of the pillow on the pieced top and it sorta gets lost with the top, but i'm thinking after it's quilted the pillow should stand out just fine.

For as long as I second-guessed this purchase, i'm sure loving the fabric now. Strange how that works!

Have a great week-end everyone!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Well, it's a bit chilly in Northwest Ohio, but that's about snow, no rain, just overcast blah days ...

So last night i decided i wanted to go thru some fabric and find something fun to make. Well, do ya ever walk in to a quilt store and immediately fall in love with fabric so you buy it ... then the next day you think ... why did i buy that fabric?!? Well I did that about 1 1/2 years ago and have been pondering what to make ... so last night i pulled it out and tonight i made this ...

The colors seem very dull and boring in this picture, but they are very pretty in person. The pattern is from Jodi's Moda Bake Shop tutorial ... it's suppose to have prairie points between the white border and the outer border, but since i used a floral border, the prairie points got lost ... so i think i'm going to make a matching pillow and use the prairie points for the edge of that.

Well, it's a bit late and it's been a long day, so have a great Thursday :o)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Simple Finish!

i LOVE this table topper! i finally got around to putting the black border on it and i love it! now i can't wait to make a few more and get them quilted! Happy Wednesday everyone!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Great Giveaway!

Awesome Give Away! Be sure to check it out!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010


Look at this beautiful quilt!!! It is a free Block of the Month from Burning the Midnight Oil Quilts and the quilt is adorable! Be sure to check it out! The new block will be posted the 15th of each month and you will have until the 14th of the following month to get it downloaded. OH! OH! OH! and look at the BEAUTIFUL fabric Heather Mulder Peterson has coming out later this spring ... isn't it beautiful! She also has a very pretty quilt made out of this fabric on her blog, so be sure to check it out. I so can not wait to order this fabric and I'm positive I will be ordering a ton of it!!! It's called Home for the Holidays.
Have a great week-end everyone!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January Schnibble Done

WOOT! WOOT!! My January Schnibble is done and I LOVE IT!!! This one is going to the quilters to be quilted. I absolutely love this fabric and the colors are great. They don't go with anything in my house, but i love them anyway! Hope everyone has a great week and I can't wait to figure out what my next project is going to be for this month!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy Monday :O)

Hi everyone ... Happy Monday!

Well, I didn't do a whole lot this weekend, but i did get my January Schnibble cut out and made the flying geese. And if you remember, i so hate flying geese because mine are never squared up right and they seem to be flying every whichway! So, last week i ordered the Mini Fit to be Geese ruler that Nicole talked about from Open Gate Quilts ... and let me just tell you ... it is FABULOUS! My geese look perfect and I'm so glad i bought it, so THANKS NICOLE!

So this evening when hubby goes to work I hope to get my January Schnibble put together ... not sure I'll get the borders on, but I will sure try!

OH! and last night i got to use one of my Christmas gifts for the first time ... i got a Rowenta and it is awesome!

Monday, January 4, 2010

2009 Finishes

Here are some of my 2009 finishes....

Saturday, January 2, 2010

December Schnibble

Hi Everyone, Happy New Year!

I totally forgot to post my December Schnibble, so here it is ... it was suppose to be a tuffet, you know the small pincushions, but I didn't think I'd use them, so i decided to super-size mine and made a pillow that measures 20" x 34" for my nephew Matthew. It's made out of scraps from his quilt and i hope he loves it!

I'm so glad it's January and I can get back to some serious sewing! Other than Matthew's pillow, I did absolutely no sewing in December. OH ... and did ya see the January Schnibble??? It is awesome! The pattern is called Madeline and the sample is done in Rouenneries by French General. I ordered this material and pattern back in October because it looks so awesome, so I can't wait to get started.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and it's warmer where you are than here in Ohio ... 13 degrees ... brrrr.