Friday, December 30, 2011

Final Finish For 2011 = Carnival

Hey everyone! Well i finally finished my Carnival quilt and i think it is so adorable ... i just luv the colors ... the pattern is Carnival by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts and was actually easier to make than i thought...using the ruler to cut the fabric scared me at first, but it was a breeze! It's done in Central Park by Kate Spain ... isn't she just sweet :O)
Hope you have a wonderful and safe New Year !!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


This Hunk of Hottness and I want to wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! We hope you have a wonderful, safe and enjoyable day with your family and friends! PS...only 221 more days until we see Kenny and Tim....doing the happy dance :O)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Family Christmas & My Favorite Place

HELLO! Gosh, I can't believe it is one week until Christmas!

Last weekend we had our extended family Christmas and I received the BEST gift ... this awesome gift certificate ... *sigh*

JEllen's is my absolute favorite quilt shop and i so wish i lived closer! My Aunt Sally had my name and she was saying how pleasant Joyce was to work with and what a nice lady she is ... so if you ever get the chance ... be sure to stop in and say hi to Joyce ... i'm sure you will leave with a bag full of goodies like we tend to do!!! Here is the link to her shop ...

And this fabulous fabric my cousin picked up for me back in July at JEllen's sale ... it was 50% off ... my kinda sale :O) It is Charlevoix by Minick & Simpson.

I have no ideal what i'm going to do with it ... just like all the other fabric i purchase, so i'll just say i'm a fabric hoarder! Gosh, what a problem to have :O)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Two Sexy Guys!!

What could be better than seeing these two guys in concert together!?!?!? Only 229 more days baby!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Turkey Day Surpise

I just luv getting stuff like this :O) My awesome cousin sent me this bag ....
Which contained this GREAT spaghetti sauce because i couldn't find it in my town ... and she also included this great fabric!!! It is the backing for my Carnival pattern. I have the squares cut out and the quilt ready to be put together ... i'm doing it in the blue and purples and just luv it!!Also in the bag was a GREAT surprise...this pattern from a magazine back in 1999. Her grandma is a quilter with a stash of fabric, rulers and sewing machines to die for! She made this quilt in similar colors and i fell in luv with it ... well this magazine with the pattern was in the bag for me too and i can't wait to make it with scraps from Kansas Troubles....o000 la la !!!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day with those you love!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I Love Snow Flannel

So last Saturday i went shopping with my sister in law to a few quilt shops ... made an impulse puchase and bought this quilt kit for a great price ... it included the backing and binding. For some reason I've always stayed away from quilts that have 'panels' ... now i know why ... they aren't always the straightest items to work with...but, i did manage to get the 3 strips of panels pretty straight, so i'm happy with the quilt.

The pattern and fabric line is called "I Love Snow" by Shelly Comiskey for Henry Glass. It's the first flannel quilt i have made and it will be great to use this winter.

Here is a close-ups of it ... sorry i couldn't get the picture to rotate.
I have The Grinch Who Stole Christmas fabric on order in flannel and hope to get one more quilt knocked out in December so my machine can go in to the shop for some serious cleaning.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Baby Quilt ... MoJo Back? ... Ahhh ...

Hello! Gosh, it's been a while! Well, I totally lost my MoJo over the summer and spent alot of time reading, so it was a nice break! But now it is time to get back to some quilting ... i've purchased lots of new fabrics, have tons of projects i want to do and so my MoJo is back :O)

Here is some fabric I purchased to make a baby quilt for my girlfriends first grandbaby ... her name will be Ellie when she arrives in January ... I am going to use the Summer Squares pattern from Moda Bake Shop and plan to applique ELLIE in the big white strip and hopefully it will turn out ... I have never appliqued before, so this will be a first ... if you have any tips, PLEASE feel free to leave them!

Hope everyone is having a great fall and can you believe that Christmas is less than 2 months away? WOO HOO!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Just Takin a Break

I have nothing to post :O( But here is a picture of the sunflowers in my garden :O) I have done absolutely no sewing since June ... but i hope to get back to it in the next month or so when fall starts to arrive ... the break from sewing and blogging has been rather nice ... i've been bonding with my Nook.

Hope ya'll are having a great summer!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

No Sewing ... Vacation ... New Fabric

Hello !! Gosh, it's been a great week! I have done absolutely no sewing once again ... Spent two days in Amish Country, three days on the Harley's and just a bit of fabric purchases ...

So...if you have never been to JEllen's House of Fabric and you live in Ohio or near Cleveland ... you MUST go ... Joyce's shop is absolutely adorable! Joyce is such a very sweet lady and to top it off, her prices are fabulous!!! If you saw my last post i showed a bunch of the blue and purple's from Central Park by Kate Spain ... well i bought that at JEllen's too :O) Below are 8 yards of American Valor by Red Rooster that I purchased from JEllen's ... she had a sale this week on all red, white and blue fabric, buy one yard and get one yard free ... and the fabric was $8 a yard ... can you say WOO HOOO!!!

Here is a close-up of the fabric with words on it ... this is the first time i have purchased fabric with words on it, so i'm excited to figure out a quilt to make ... if you have any ideas, i'd luv to hear them!!!! Cuz all i can think of is wonky stars or one of the recent moda bake shop patterns called Starry Eyed but i'd call it starry night ...
I think tomorrow in our house will be a true Sunday ... it will be a Day of Rest ... Hope you had a wonderful week-end and hopefully I'll have some sewing to show soon. Have a great Monday :O)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Carnival & Fabulous Fabric

Hello and Happy Friday!!! Woo Hoo ... the weekend is here and it's a long one!!!

Last week while shopping with my cousin i purchased this pure yumminess ... don't ask me why, but i luv this fabric in these colors ... and it's soooo not me :O)

And here is the perfect pattern to make in just these two colors!!! (i purchased the pattern last week too :O)
I also purchased more cuts of kansas troubles which i am absolutely addicted to.

So here is what i have decided ... my 2012 resolution will be to purchase no fabric except if I need it to finish a quilt like backing or binding ... and in 2012 all the quilts i make will be made from my stash ... ugh ... it sounds good now, but we'll see how good i do when they come out with all those fabulous fabric lines :O) The one thing i'm afraid of ... i'll stock up on even more fabric before 2012 arrives! Oh, such problems!!

Have a wonderful 4th of July everyone!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sally's Quilt

So...remember that blue quilt i showed a few weeks ago, well it was a birthday gift for my aunt and i didn't want to show it to everyone before i gave it to her. Well, today hubby and i went to visit my aunt and uncle and here is a picture of her with the quilt ... she loved it :O) She's going to put a white comforter on her bed and then lay the quilt over top that ... i'm going to see if i have enough scraps to make her a few pillow cases, but i don't think i do :O(

Oh, and here is a picture of her adorable kitten Marley...he is so cute and loveable ... i would have taken him home if they would have let me. Marley liked the quilt too.

Hope you had a great weekend...i did absolutely no sewing, but got lots of harley time in nice to see the sun again :O)

Hope you have a great week.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Star Quilt Along ... My Three Blocks

Well, it was a VERY productive week-end! I cut out a quilt on Wednesday and put it together Friday and Saturday ... it's very cute ... I'm not posting it yet because I still have to put the outer border on it and I'm just not diggin the fabric i bought ... so Thursday and Friday I'm going quilt shopping with my cousin so will be looking for different/additional border fabric.

So a few months ago I joined the Star Quilt Along with Piece N Quilt ... I made the first star, then when the second star came out I figured I'd wait till the third and fourth star came out and make them at the same time ... well when the fourth star came out, I didn't like it ... I don't like making blocks/quilts where I have to use a's not that I probably can't, I've just never done it and don't really care to I thought well, maybe I won't do the quilt along...then once again I changed my mind and decided I'd make the blocks that I liked and for the blocks I don't care for, I'll just make another block that I do like .... so here are my 3 blocks ... I should have 5 blocks done, but I'm going to wait and see the other blocks that come out and make the last 2 needed later...I really like these blocks and I used Butterfly Garden by Kansas Troubles and I just luv luv luv that fabric ...

Hope you had a great week-end!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ho-Hum ... Not Much Going On

Happy Thursday! Thank goodness the week is almost over!

Not much going on on the sewing i pulled out 2 toppers and 2 quilts that need to be quilted so I'm thinking I'd like to get started on those in the near future :O)

Only 7 more days and we will be going to see Kenny ... can't wait, it will be so much fun!!! Hope you are getting lots of sewing done! Have a great week-end!

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Quilt Done ... But Can't Show It Yet

Oh Oh Oh, I'm so excited! Last weekend I finished the prettiest quilt in these fabrics ... took it to the quilter on Monday and she had it finished on Thursday ... just put the binding on it and now I need to label and wash it ... I can't show the whole thing because it's a gift for someone special and I don't want ANYONE to see it before she does :O) ... well, one person saw it, but she won't tell anyone. So now my biggest dilemma is what to name it ... I'm terrible at coming up with names for quilts ... so let me know if you have any ideas.
Hope you have a great weekend and hopefully Ill get back to some sewing this week ... I'm ready to start a new quilt.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rain Has Gone Away :O)

How can i not smile :O) the last 40 days of rain have finally gone away :O)
Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Week-end and that you have a terrific week!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Baby Jackson's Quilt

On May 2nd, our family welcomed a new member ... Jackson Alexander ... and he is absolutely adorable ;O) He lives in California, so all of us here in Ohio won't get to 'meet' him for a bit, but we luv him just the same :O)

Here is the quilt that I made for him ... it is so bright and cheery and so fun. This is a close-up and you can somewhat see the quilting ... it's all sports ... balls, bats and baseball mits ... it's just perfect for a boy...

This is a close-up of the back ... if you click on the picture you get a better view of the quilting.
The pattern i used is Boxed In By KarrieLyn of Freckled Whimsey ... you can also find the pattern on Moda Bake Shop HERE ... i've made a few quilts using this pattern and its just a great pattern. I used bright colors from random lines ...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Wish I Had More Fabric

Hello...happy week-end! So glad it is here. There hasn't been much going on on the sewing front ... but i do have 2 quilts that need binding and a blue and white quilt that i tore somewhat apart that needs to be put back together ... they are calling for rain for the next 6 days, so i'm sure i'll find time to sew

So...have you ever purchased fabric, set it aside, then made a quilt out of it that you absolutely loved ... and wished you had bought tons of the fabric? I'm that way with Decadent Victorian by Moda ... it's so pretty i wish i had bought yardage of it, but i only bought a jellyroll and some sage green yardage ... I did see a 5" jellyroll consisting of 36 cuts for $63 on ebay ... that equals 5 yards of fabric, but that seems like alot...

Here is the quilt i did a few years ago in decadent victorian ... i just wuv it :O) close up ...

Hope it is sunny, warm and dry where you are.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

PURE Yumminess

This fabric is soooo pretty. I'm sure ya'll have seen PURE many times before! My cousin and I just purchased it (25% off) and are going to make postage stamp quilts with it ... i'm hoping there is enough scraps leftover to make a postage stamp pillow's sooo yummy :O)