Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Stitching Lines Giveaway

I've said it before and I'll say it again...I love Stitching Lines. I've used them several times, they make half square triangles a breeze instead of a chore. Click on the link, there is even a tutorial showing how easy they are to use.

Mary at Marin & Colusa is having a giveaway. Go check it out, she is giving away five packages of Stitching Lines. I so want to win this one, I'm almost out.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Life is rough around here.

I finished putting the yellow on all of the rectangle squares last weekend, today I finished the quilt center. The picture I took today looked almost like the one I took last weekend. I know how to fix the problem...add a cute cat.

The boys were not moving. Note the raggedy sheet, those two shed A LOT.

Siddi like to be where ever it is the warmest. It can be 104 outside, 110 in the garage and she will be sleeping in the garage. She wasn't moving either.

Wow, normally I'm yelling at them to stay away from my quilts. I hope it's not the quilt.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

What happened?

I was all set to work on the Jared Takes a Wife blocks, but first I thought I'd put a few yellow strips on the rectangle blocks I put together a few weeks ago. Just to see if I was going to like it.

Two hours later I ran out of yellow strips. Why am I always running out of pieces and parts for quilts? I know somewhere in this house there is more of the yellow fabric but I could not find it anywhere. Luckily I just bought this fabric last week and I know the shop has lots of it. I wish the colors showed up better - this yellow is so soft and pretty, it is a Kona Cotton, the color is Buttercup.

Alias, poor Jared will have to wait for his wife.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew In

I've got all my pieces and parts stacked up ready to go into production mode.

These are the half squares that I've cut off the star points...would you make anything out of them?

I'm going to have a lot of them once I finish making 30 blocks - 240 cream and purple, 240 gold and purple. They will finish at about 3/4 inch. I think I'm nuts even contemplating making something out of them.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

GO! check it out

Karen at Sew Many Ways is giving away an Accuquilt Go Fabric Cutter...go check out the cute candy corn Halloween pouches she made with the tumbler die. She has also posted a tutorial to make them.

I'm tired of sewing together pieces and parts, so here are a few of my Jared Takes a Wife blocks.

I'm going to use the gold in the stars as the sashing. See the green fabric in the center of the block? That green fabric was suppose to be the corner stones of the sashing. It is now in the border of the green and cream quilt...Oops. Forgot I wasn't suppose to use it. I need to start digging through my scrap bag to see if there is any left...but I'm pretty sure I used it all up. Boogers!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

How cute is this!

Earlier this week Cindy at Sew Cindy had three one day giveaways...AND I WON!!

How cute is this apron! I also won a smock apron pattern. (I'm thinking the pattern would be perfect for Christmas presents.)

And see...it even fits!
Thank you Cindy! I love it!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Rare and unusual sighting

Empty surfaces...the dresser was cleaned up.

The sewing table was cleaned up (don't look at the mess under the table, believe it or not, that was also cleaned up).
The computer desk was almost cleaned up.

But it didn't last long...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bad in a good way

Nancy belongs to one of the local quilt guilds, her guild had a flea market last night along with their regular guild meeting. Guild members could rent a table for a small fee then sell whatever they wanted. Guests (me) were invited to attend.

There were some great deals! I bought over 10 yards of fabric and two books for an embarrassingly small sum. No guilt at all for buying fabric.

And the floral stripe...it matches a kit I have, there is enough there to make a back for the quilt...lots of motivation to get the kit made.

I was tempted to buy a lot more, but there is a point where a good deal becomes bad.