Thursday, October 16, 2014

September Winners ~ A Lovely Year of Finishes

Hip Hip Hooray

It's fall here in the pacific northwest. Eastern Oregon has had some rain and it's just lovely.

A Lovely Year of Finishes

This month is yet again super busy for Melissa and I. Thanks for everyone for being awesomesauce and understanding.  We have 2 people just for this reason and well we both are busy.  Who would have thought.

So let's get to winners...we all love winners.

These are only possible from our amazing sponsors

Here is the list of winners for September! Thanks to our sponsors!

1. 2. Honey, Bunny and Doll – 2 Patterns

Honey, Bunny, and Doll

Barb - Paint Creek Quilt 
and 
Bee - Buzzing Around 

3. Sew BitterSweet Designs  one pdf pattern

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

Jennie - Jennie's Threads

4. One pdf pattern from  Sew Sweetness

Sew Sweetness

Pauline - Quilt-n-Queen 

5. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns

6. 1 Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to


Helby - Helby's Hatch

7. $30.00 credit towards Long Arm Quilting Services
from by Orchid Owl Quilts

250

Shauna - Shauna's World

8. Thread Prize from Aurifil


Carol - Ladybugs Quilting Challenges

9. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies - Custom fabric package, 4 yards (worth $20) plus free shipping


Denise - CrafTraditions.com 

10. 11. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

cloverandviolet

Kell - Flickr
and
Heather - A Reformed Heath'n

12. PDF Pattern from Katy - The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/

Carole - Fresh Off The Frame

13. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

Celine - Espritpatch 

14. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

 Meadow Mist Designs Button

Katie - Good Golly Ginger

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Happy quilting my dears!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October: A Lovely Year of Finishes ~ Goal Setting Party

 Melissa from Sew BitterSweet Designs and I are so excited to keep A Lovely Year of Finishes going even with our busy times.  Be sure to go check out Melissa and her awesome work!  

And remember to check everyone else out too.  ALYoF is awesome because of all of YOU.

A Lovely Year of Finishes

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Oh it's time to pick out a new goal...so many possibilities.

Since I actually finished my goal last month and finished three other projects. 
I'm still going to choose something easy.  

This extra work and throw in 2 weeks of an infection and I'm kinda beat down to the ground.

This month I'm going to finish the quilt top of my Metro Rings (pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful)  with Kate Spain 'In from the Cold'

Oh how I missed sewing.  I just had to zip up some #metroringsquilt blocks pattern and #quickcurveruler by @sewkindofwonderful with @katespain fabric. Love some gingerbread smiles


I have everything cut out it's just the process of adding one background and trimming.  

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Do share, what's your October goal?

What one item will you choose?

You have two requirements to be entered into the prizes this month.

1. Link-up {on this post} the first 7-days of the month 
Please choose ONE project

and

2. Link-up in the last 7-days of the month 

Only with a completed, successful project.  And yes the same one that you choose earlier in the month.

Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.

Please grab a button or link back to Melissa and I so other people can join in the fun!

**Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Melissa , so there is no need to enter twice **



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 Here is a list of our generous sponsors for October!!

1. PDF Pattern from Katy - The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/

2. One pdf pattern from  Sew Sweetness

Sew Sweetness

3. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

4. $30.00 credit towards Long Arm Quilting Services
from by Orchid Owl Quilts
250

5. Sew BitterSweet Designs  one pdf pattern

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/



6. 1 Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to



7. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns







8, 9. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

cloverandviolet


10. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

 Meadow Mist Designs Button

11. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies - Custom fabric package, 4 yards (worth $20) plus free shipping



12. Thread Prize from Aurifil

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Happy quilting my dears!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September: A Lovely Year of Finishes - Finishes Party

A Lovely Year of Finishes

Wow..what a great month...as I actually finished a goal.  :)

I got my Orange You Glad block all put into a quilt top.

An actual #ALYoF  finish of my own. Love these #beeblocks from a group from years ago.  Come link up your own 'A Lovely Year of Finishes' with @sewbittersweetdesigns and me

I searched long and hard for these perfect oranges and they are stunning!

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But, let's get down to your projects...

You have two requirements to be entered into the prizes this month.
1. Link-up {this previous post} the first 7-days of the month

and

2. Link-up below during the last 7-days of the month ~ with a 
successful finish.

Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.

Please grab a button or link back to Melissa and I so other people can join in the fun! {See stage left for the grab the button stuffs}

And if you remember to make it easy for us we'll click through the winners faster..aka put number of goal link up.


**Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Melissa , so there is no need to enter twice**






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 Here is a list of our generous sponsors for September!!

1. 2. Honey, Bunny and Doll – 2 Patterns

Honey, Bunny, and Doll

3. Sew BitterSweet Designs  one pdf pattern

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

4. One pdf pattern from  Sew Sweetness

Sew Sweetness

5. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns


6. 1 Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to


7. $30.00 credit towards Long Arm Quilting Services
from by Orchid Owl Quilts

250

8. Thread Prize from Aurifil

9. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies - Custom fabric package, 4 yards (worth $20) plus free shipping


10. 11. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

cloverandviolet

12. PDF Pattern from Katy - The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/

13. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

14. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

 Meadow Mist Designs Button


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Happy quilting my dears!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lovely Miss Kate

Good golly Miss Kate!

I wanted to share one of my two latest finishes.

#misskate  finished thanks to @southernfabric for the loveliest giveaway.  I'm 100% sure this is my fastest finish ever. Claimed instantly by my stepdaughter.

Quilt Stats:

Name: Lovely Miss Kate
Size: approx. 58" x 70"
Fabrics:  2 scrap packs from my winnings from Southern Fabric + Solid 
Pattern:  Remix of Jelly Roll Jam
Quilting: Machine quilted by me large stipple on my 1008 Bernina
Started : August 2014
Completed: September 2014

The back of the #misskate  quilt. Whoop

One of the free time activities I love as a quilter is Instagram.
So much can be shared in a photo.

I was a winner of Southern Fabric giveaway of some Miss Kate scrap packs.

Oh my word! Nearly 2 lbs of Miss Kate. These are scrap packs so the salvages are still attached.  Looks like I can get 2.5" per strip.  Thanks @southernfabric for the winnings!!!

I've been in love with Bonnie and Camille lines since being able to use some in a BOM kit I bought earlier this year.  When Miss Kate was announced I jumped all over that bandwagon and was dying to get some.

The scrap packs yielded 22" strips and they ranged between 2.5 - 2" strips.  I looked for some jelly roll patterns and had way more than enough to enlarge and tweak the Fat Quarter Shop Jelly Roll Jam pattern.

Enjoying an afternoon with #misskate  from my @southernfabric winnings.

I have to say that with all the stress in my life right now...these colors and the awesome pattern just clicked with me.

Yep #misskate  is perfect in every way

It was 8 weeks ago that I won these lovely fabrics 

I haven't had a moment to sew in 17 days...it's been pure tourcher. Thank goodness for #misskate

And this from start to finish helped me get through life...oh so much life.
Crashed car.
New to me car shopping (it is actually a truck).
Too much travel.
Way too much travel.

Getting in a quick work out with spary basting a #misskate  quilt from my @southernfabric winnings

I basted and quilted.

Binding, binding, binding.  This is number 3 just this month. It's helping me get over this sudden ear ache.

Even used a tiny binding (from the 2" strips) 

I guess it's more than okay...
Cat approved quilt.  I had to stop binding as I couldn't move the quilt anymore.  Super helpful cat. #misskate
as it's cat approved.

And it was instantly claimed by my stepdaughter.
Someone is getting her first quilt...finally.  #misskate

It's the proud mama moment as it's her first of mine.  She says it's fine for her bed...it's just hers, hers, hers.

Ahhh gotta love when everything just zips together.

Thanks again to Southern Fabric.  I was so pleased by the fastest shipping.  And I'm sure to order something that I hope will go together just as fast!