Friday, April 26, 2013

Giveaway winner/project update

I'm so excited to host my first giveaway, so lets get that out of the way. Without further ado................

Congratulations, June!

This is the first time using Random.org. It was a learning experience. Note: I only counted Susan Lawson once, in case anyone is counting;)

Ok, so now on to my progress.

I like how this turned out!! The different colors  are to resemble thread. I like how the quilting turned out!

I this quilting design is to represent the zig-zag stitch. I like how it turned out(although the "o" was a challenge. There was a LOT of thread burying in this design:/  I wish I would have used black thread, but at the time, I thought this particular piece needed some color. Oh well. It's done now, and rip it I will NOT!

This is the piece I have left to quilt. As you see I have ripped some here. I didn't like how the design was going. I have another idea here. Hope it works out! I am stumped on the rest of this piece. If you look back on the picture from my previous blog post you will see the whole(sorry I don't have a picture now) I have a lot of ideas but nothing to settle on. This is always the hardest for me.....picking a design!

Thanks to all who participated in my giveaway and all of you who read my blog!

Friday, April 19, 2013

A Few Of My Favorite Things

 I won a paper piecing ABC pattern from Diane Bohnfrom blank pages. This is my very first attempt at paper piecing:) Please don't get the level or t-squares out! It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be aside from the "s". But I clearly need practice!

This piece is ready to be quilted. I know how I am going to quilt the letters. Any ideas on the rest?? There are a lot of bulky seams(probably due to my less than stellar paper-piecing skills). I'm kind of scared to get started on this one.

This next piece is the same quilt block pattern I used for the Quiltcon Quilt Block Challenge, designed by me:) I am in love with that green color at the moment:D

This next piece is made using a slice and dice improve method. I love how it turned out. It can be a little tricky getting those lines to line up properly.

This final piece was a no-brainer how to quilt. I just followed the fabric, which I love, BTW!

I am making something specific here. Can you guess what? In order to win Diane's pattern, you had to tell her what you would make with it. She picked my answer:)))))) Now I just hope I live up to it! You never know if things look as good in reality and they do in your head!


I have been blogging for about a year and a half. I have hit the 100 followers mark(currently 109 followers). YET, I have never had a giveaway. Well I think it's high time! So, I'm gonna give away some of my favorite things!!!!

  • Clover Wonder Clips-I love these and use them all the time! They are great for binding. No more pins sticking me!!
  • OLFA non-slip Frosted Ruler- I love this ruler because the frost makes it easier to see light and dark fabric no matter what color your cutting mat is. I also love the very thin lines on it to make more accurate cutting.

  • True Grips non-slip adhesive rings- This will help with the ruler. Although the ruler says non-slip, it does. If you add these rings, or even the dots in the rings, believe me, it ain't going anywhere!
  • Clover Seam Ripper- Clover has a few different styled ones. I love this because of the very small blade, and the handle is so comfortable

  • Schmetz sharp needles- I just like these best.
So there you have it. These are a few of my favorite things. No one paid me to advertise their product, or sponsored me. These are just things I truly love.

All you have to do to win is leave me a comment. You can comment on what you think my project is going to be, or how I should quilt my panels, or what ever else you have to say! I love comments, so comment away! There is no right or wrong answer. Mr. Random Generator will do the picking, as long as I get it to work. That will obviously be a new thing to try for me! To my international blogging friends, you are welcome to join in. Some of you have been the best blogging friends, so please ENTER!!!! I will pick a winner one week from today:)

I'm also linking up to Leah Day today since I finally have some FMQing to show!