Thursday, October 23, 2008

{ dresser runner }

Good Morning,

As you can see I decided not to wait for the sun to appear to take a picture of my latest completed project! This is a runner (or whatever you want to call it) that I made to go on my dresser. I used Moda Shangri La charm squares again. This time I made them into hour glass blocks without pre-cutting any triangles! Woohoo. I added strips of another fabric from the shangri la line in between the rows of the hour glass blocks and then finished it off with a border. I quilted this one myself on my Pfaff Varimatic in a random meander. My machine was cooperating when I did this one so it turned out quite well!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

{ shangri la wall quilt }


Here's what's hanging above my bed. It's a Disappearing 9 Patch quilt made with Moda Shangri La charm squares. Rhonda quilted it for me with Flying Paisley on her long arm machine. Thanks for doing that for me, Rhonda. I'm so happy with it!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

{ christmas is coming }

Christmas is just around the corner... have you started working on any Christmas projects?

Here's a little something I am working on. Any guesses as to what I'm making?

I've completed a couple of decorative quilts lately for my bedroom, but I am waiting for a sunny day to take a picture. See you next spring. LOL

If you're in the Fraser Valley area I should let you know about the quilt show happening this weekend! It's at the Chilliwack Alliance Church this Saturday from 9:00 - 4:00. I will be there working in the Quilted Cats Hideaway booth with Rhonda and Linda. We'll have lots of neat things for quilters including some awesome new books (Cozy Cabin Quilts by Thimbleberries), these wonderful pens (Marvy Erasable Marker) that I can't live without and thread - lots and lots of the very best thread! Plus, of course there will be many beautiful quilts on display for your viewing pleasure and inspiration. See you there!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

{ new quilting style }

Here's a new quilting style I just invented... rat's nest quilting. I'm sure none of you have ever quilted with such precision and creativity. ;-)

What is wrong with my machine?? Don't tell me it needs to be serviced... I did that recently and it worked fine to quilt 4 or more quilts and now this! I guess this is why everyone needs a longarm quilter. Good thing I have two.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

{ purse winner }

And the winner of my purse giveaway is.........

Marlene of Stitchin' by the Lake!

Congratulations Marlene!

Blogger StitchinByTheLake said...

The very best Mexican soup is the easiest and wonderful in the fall. 2 cans Campbells white and wild rice soup, 1 can rotel, 1 can chicken broth, 1 large can chicken shredded with a fork. Heat and ladle into bowls. Put a big spoonful of sour cream on top and break up tortill achips on top of that. All cans so you working moms will love this. My husband asks for it repeatedly. blessings, marlene

October 11, 2008 6:13 PM

Stay tuned, because I will be participating in the Whirl into Winter Giveaway as well!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

{ table topper, too }


I started this little quilted table topper ages ago and just put the finishing stitches on the binding today. It feels great to get a few UFO's out of the way!

Friday, October 10, 2008

{ table topper }


This pretty little table topper was made using just 3 fat quarters for the top and then some scraps for the binding and backing. I cut up the fat quarters into 4 7/8" squares and then made half square triangle units by drawing a diagonal line down the center of each of the darker colored squares, then I put two different squares right sides together and sewed 1/4" away from the drawn line on both sides of the line. Then cut along the line to separate them into two half square triangles units. I love this method! I do not believe in cutting fabric into triangles if you can help it! I recommend this Marvy Erasable Marker for marking your fabric. We sell these where I work and I love mine!

Once I had a pile of half square triangle units made I had to figure out what to do with them. I searched on google and found this block that would work. It's called Yankee Puzzle. I machine quilted this on my Pfaff Varimatic 6085. I wish there was a stitch size regulator that I could get for my machine. It's very difficult to get the stitches consistent.

Click here to enter a giveaway for one of my cute purses!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Bags :: Shoe Bag with Bamboo Handles

edit: Click here to see who won! Thanks for visiting my blog... I hope to see you again soon. :-)


I've decided to join the Fall into Fall Quilters Blog Giveaway! I will be giving away this cool purse that I made to one lucky winner. In order to enter you must leave a comment on this post and include: your favorite fall recipe, your first name, and your email address.

If there's no way to contact you to let you know you've won, I will have to draw another name. You do not have to have a blog to enter. This draw is open to anyone. I will randomly draw a winner on Oct. 15, 2008.

Click on the scare-a-crow to find a long list of other bloggers who are participating in the Fall into Fall Giveaway! There are many wonderful prizes to be won!

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{ give away coming soon }

Good Morning!

Later today I will be posting a giving away (blog candy, people!) for something beautiful, amazing and awesome on my blog, so be sure to check back to enter your name in the draw!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Bags :: Giant Tote Bag for Baby Gift

A week ago tonight we found out that our friends had a sweet baby boy! As soon as I heard the good news I started on this quilt for him. I had a baby girl quilt all ready to go in a pink flowery gift bag - ooops!

Tonight we delivered the gift and I was lucky enough to get to hold him again. What a precious little bundle!
And, for you stampers who keep track of things like that (you know who you are), the above card was made on National Card Making Day. There's no stamping on it, though, so maybe it doesn't count. lol

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