Monday, March 29, 2010

Charming Girls & Guys Finishes for March

                    It's been a productive month for me.
Finished all that I wanted to do.
Even made some softies for Haiti.

1.  The Circles and Sunflowers quilt is all done, quilted, labeled, bound and washed.  I have to say I LOVE IT!  It was a hard quilt to do, especially the quilting, but it was well worth it.

Following are some more detail shots of the quilting, I did a lot of different quilting in each of the blocks.

When it came time to make the back...I decided to make a really Big String Block.

And of course a label too.

2.  The Simple Thymes BOM is really easy to do.

3.  I FINALLY got all those pesky threads cut from the 4 quilts!  Yeah.  The Folk Angel quilt will still need some embroidery embellishment, but that can wait till I'm in the mood.

4.  I managed to do the micro stippling on 2 blocks from the Beyond the Color Purple's moving along nicely.

5.  I've been working on the Twiddletails Pinwheel Party blocks...all done to date.  I'm liking the way these look, I've made small pinwheels where the blank color blocks are, as I may...or may not add them to my Star quilt.

6.  Been also working (a lot) on the stars for my Star quilt...most are paper pieced.  If I follow the original quilt there are 25 12" blocks and 45 6" blocks.  I may combine with the Pinwheel Party blocks...can't decide just yet.  They both look good to me.

7.  Although I haven't sewn anything together on the Around the World Quilt Along Quilt,  I did have them all layed out and decided on a black sashing with small multi color polka dots...didn't take a picture and now the stars and pinwheels are on my design FLOOR!

8.  The labels are all made for the quilts that needed them.

9.  I even made 15 little Sock Monkey Stuffies for Smiles for Children to be sent to Haiti.

I had my issues with the Jelly Roll Sampler...just wasn't able to use the Hello Betty jelly roll that I thought I loved.  Just didn't care for the fabric.  So I had my First giveaway!  It was alot of fun.  Grace (keepsewing) won...she lives in SINGAPORE!!!  Couldn't be ANY further away from South Florida!!!

So, all in all, I'm happy as a clam with what I've been able to accomplish this month and hope that next month is nearly as productive.  Thanks Charming Girls and Guys...I love having GOALS!



Saturday, March 27, 2010


Well, here it is Saturday morning and time to let all of you know who won the HELLO BETTY JELLY ROLL........but first, I want to thank all of your for your lovely comments.  I was pleasantly surprised at how many there were.  This is my first giveaway and it sure was alot of fun.  I'm glad that someone will have a jelly roll to play with. is the winner, chosen by to do by the way.

Congratulations to...................

# 61 Keep sewing

Please email me at with your name and address so I can get Hello Betty right out to you!

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Look at the wonderful layer cake and patterns I won from Kari at

Thanks's gonna be fun to use both the patterns and the fabric! case you missed my last post...scroll on down to read about my


You have till midnight Friday to post a comment and be in the running to win this jelly roll.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


HELLO BETTY JELLY ROLL GIVEAWAY....a belated giveaway for National Quilting Day and my misjudgement! Above is BEFORE I opened the jelly roll...below is AFTER I tried to put it back together!! Doesn't look toooo different!
Let me explain...
I joined the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along but have had the hardest time using the Hello Betty collection...sooo I've given up and decided to give it away.
Although I opened the jelly roll and moved the strips around, nothing is cut or missing. I just found that I wasn't loving it so decided to do a little giveaway.
I've been lucky with giveaways lately and have won several close together. So this is a nice way to 'give back'.

The RULES are simple...

1. Leave a comment on this post...1 entry

2. Become a Follower...1 entry

Please leave separate posts and include a way for me to get to get in touch with you.

This is open till midnight FRIDAY, March 26.

I will pick a name and announce the winner on Saturday, March 27.

This is really exciting for me to a giveaway! I have been wanting to do it for a while here goes.

Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Last night I found out I was a lucky winner AGAIN! Kari at
sent me an email that I won a layer cake AND not 1, but 2 of her great patterns.
Stay tuned, I'll post pics when I get my prize!!
Hurry over to Kari's blog...she's having another giveaway till Friday!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Isn't this fabric just fabulous! The pattern appears daunting at first...but I think I can pull it off if I wait till I have lots of time. Thank you Jane
This is from Bonnie
A wonderful 'bag of goodies'. There are 5 stunning FQs, a fabric basket (cute as can be), a note pad and pen...and last...but certainly not least is a jelly roll with some beautiful florals to match. Thank you Bonnie!

Happy days!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I have decided on my March Projects...there are 8 of them...some easier than others.

Click to enlarge.

1. First up is the JELLY ROLL QUILT ALONG. I believe there are 2 blocks a month for this. I originally was using different fabrics...but when I found the brown polka dot fabric...I just knew I had to use my HELLO BETTY jelly roll. 2. SIMPLE THYMES BOM for March.
3. This project is a little complicated. This picture is from a show I went to in 1998. I have wanted to make a similar quilt ever since...SO...I think I will combine blocks from PINWHEEL PARTY and OLD RED BARN'S PINWHEEL quilt along with some STAR blocks and try to achieve something like this picture. I don't have a clear plan as yet, hopefully as I start making some of the pinwheels and stars it will come together. We will see!
4. 5. and 6. No pictures for these right now.
I will stipple 2 blocks on my BEYOND THE COLOR PURPLE quilt.
I will FINISH the circles quilt...
I will make 2 labels for my FOLK ANGEL and CIRCLE quilts.

7. I have 4 quilts that need the thread clipped, especially on the back, when I finish up my Circle quilt. This may not sound like much.....but there are many starts and stops quilting on 2 of these know those 1/4" tags that are left by the auto thread cutter.

8. FINALLY...I got all the blocks back from the AROUND THE WORLD QUILT, hosted by SummerSadie. I need to figure out sashing and layout. Not sure how far I can get on this. It is the last project I will tackle if I have the time.

So that's it...list looks daunting, but doable!


Monday, March 1, 2010

I'M A WINNER X 2 !!!

Yup that's me....I won two (2) giveaways TODAY.... AND

I'm a lucky gal....gonna go get me a LOTTERY ticket cause they say things happen in THREE'S!!!