Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Around the World Quilt

Here are the latest blocks I've made in this quilt along...lots of fun!

For Judy

For Ursi

and for Tanya

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

November Doll Quilt Swap

Here is my Doll Quilt for Vickie, my partner for November.

This is the quilt she sent me.  The colors and quilting are just beautiful!  She also included 3 gorgeous 'pinnies'! Thanks Vickie, it was fun swapping with you.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry-Seas the Day Doll Quilt

Wow...can't believe it's time again for the BLOGGER'S QUILT FESTIVAL hosted by Amy...



I decided to enter my doll quilt, SEAS THE DAY, which was made for the August Doll Quilters Monthly Swap.


This was a fun little quilt to make...I had scraps of the 'fruit ladies' fabric and a little water scene scrap....so I fused and raw edge appliqued the ladies to the beach scene...then added a small yellow border and then a 2 inch blue check border....then just assembled the  palm tree and bits and pieces of rocks, crabs and shells.  I embroidered SEAS THE DAY and free motion quilted the water, around the ladies, the palm tree, rocks, etc.  I thought the quilt fit the theme of the month...Sunny and Warm quite well.  The quilt measures about 16" square.

Finished Quilt measures 16" x 16"

Quilted by Anita Amodeo

Techniques used, raw edge applique

Best Catagory, Doll quilt, Wall Hanging, Art Quilt

  Check it out!....Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 14, 2012

My Paris Block for the Around the World Quilt Along 2

One of the blocks that I had to make for the AROUND THE WORLD QUILT ALONG 2 is below.  It is for a PARIS themed black and white quilt with a tiny bit of aqua....

I had some Betty Boop fabric...cute with red hearts...so I cut out the BB with the saying 'Going My Way?"...and made a paper pieced pattern for wonky flying geese to represent a road...the whole thing went on a Paris Street Map fabric.  Came out cute...hope she likes it!!


Have a great day!

Friday, August 10, 2012

August Doll Quilt Swap

Here is the quilt I received from Linda G. for the August Doll Quilters Monthly Swap.

She even made a little 'hexie' note card!

Check out Doll Quilters Monthly...you may want to join in the fun!


Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Texting While Sewing

I made another Texting While Sewing block.......

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I have the book WHEN QUILTERS GATHER by Ruth B. McDowell for several years.  It has 20 wonderful designs of quilters doing their thing...from picking fabric, to cutting, sewing...just wonderful designs. 

I misplaced the book and just recently found it...I couldn't resist making this block and adding the texting while sewing among the free motion quilting!  Just the thing for a literal interpretation for the Texting While Sewing challenge going on at During Quiet Time...


Check it out!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August Doll Quilt Swap

Well my August partner lives in California...I live in Florida.
We both mailed our quilts on Monday...she got mine today!  That sure was FAST!!
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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Texting While Sewing

I've joined Amy's http://duringquiettime.blogspot.com/ summer contest Texting While Sewing.  Swing by there and take a look, a really fun block contest and many wonderful prizes!

I had an idea about making a block for this contest...a literal translation of the title...I also wanted to use only text fabrics or fabrics with a sewing theme.

My idea was that this lady was texting while she was chain piecing and got distracted...well her chain piecing was flying out the window....
anyway, I thought it was kind of funny.

While I was gathering my fabrics I remembered I had this great Spanish tile fabric...small too.   Fit perfectly under the needle of the machine!

I also cut hair out of one of the fabrics, turned it upside down and arranged the pieces to fit my lady's head...didn't turn out too shabby! 

Well here is my finished block....one thing, and if any one has an idea please let me know...I couldn't make the cell phone look like a cell phone...it looks more like a Kindle!!  I'm not able to figure how to make a keyboard in that small size that doesn't look like a blob!

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Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out this contest!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June Doll Quilt

Now that my quilt has been received by Sharon I can post a picture.

The theme for the month is 'Something old...new...borrowed or blue!

The 'quilt' is paper pieced...from the Sew Out Loud quilt along I just finished...thought it was appropriate for the theme.


Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Little Scene

Here is the quilt I made for 'May Flowers' in the Doll Quilters Monthly swap....

This is a picture before it was quilted and washed.

Lastly the label...Enjoy Chris!


Thanks for visiting...have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lots of Finishes....well blocks anyway!

I've been so busy with paper piecing (which takes a whole day or more for just one block)  and making my Bingo game card for May For Bingo and sending off my April Doll Quilt to my swap partner for the monthly Doll Quilters Monthly Swap....so here's lots of photos........

This is the Doll Quilt I made for April...3 Colors...I made a Wonky Zig Zag and sent it off to Canada!

The following blocks are with the Sew Out Loud Flicker Quilt Along.  These are probably the most intense and difficult paper pieced blocks I have ever made....good though!!!
Love every one of them...........
This is a Fabric Stand

A steaming iron...the idea is to use lots of text fabric and sewing related fabric

This is the last one I did...had LOTS of problems with it...very hard, wound up too big and I couldn't use the rest of the block (button jar)

 Sew...I'll be saving it for the back of the quilt!

This is a cute one....warm quilts, happiness, what could be better

Pedal to the Metal..........crazy boot and lots of text!

This is one of the earlier blocks...I think I posted before.

This is the first block I did...very busy, but I'm liking it.

The words 'rip on' weren't showing up too well (in person) so I outlined them with embroidery floss.

This one was just tooooo cute....but difficult to get the 'fussy cuts' in the right place...came out ok.

The zipper would have been one of the easiest...if I hadn't tried to make 'teeth' on the zipper...good thing it was low contrast!

Just 2 more blocks to go...
that about finishes it............CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO ENLARGE


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

May For Me BINGO

Marcia's crafty sewing & quilting

Here's my card

Here's my words.......
********My Bingo Words--REVISED*********

B   doll  rooster  blueberries  watercan  horse

I  dragonfly  corn  bumblebee  pumpkin  bananas

N   heart  cow  FREE SPACE  barn  watermelon

G   frogs  mushrooms  tree  avocado  beetle

O   basket  goat  sunflower  ducks  pig

Monday, April 9, 2012

One Thing One Week Challenge

Boy did this week go fast...........I did meet my goal (late this morning).

Amy's Creative Side

I completed 2 block for the Sew Out Loud (quilters' wordplay) Quilt Along on Flicker


I am finding these blocks incredibly hard to do...they take hours and hours...........I've paper pieced lots before, but I seem to get myself in trouble trying to 'fussy piece' an area and I just can't wrap myself around the 'backwards' thing.  Anyway, I will keep on going.  I've made 4 and I think there are still another 4 as of this week.
And, in the long run, the quilt will be great...the blocks are so adorable!

The other part of my challenge was to make the current New York Beauty block of the week, also on Flicker.
This is also paper pieced.

I'm also trying to finish up my yard sale from this weekend with Bonnie Hunter...........

I'm done for today, I am now going to read a little, not much on TV tonight.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bonnie Hunter Yard Sale link up

 Happy Easter Saturday everyone!
I am linking up today with Bonnie Hunter's Monthly Yard Sale!!


First up is my Brother 1034D Serger
***SOLD***  $75.00 plus shipping
Sorry to say this Serger and I have to part company.  I never use the poor thing, and it is time to find a good home for her where she will be put to use!
I bought this in September 2003.  Paid over $232.00.  Still have the receipt. 
In the beginning I was sewing some 'flip and sew' quilts for charity and a serger is great for that kind of sewing.
But I haven't used it in some time.  Had it serviced in August of 2010 and never used got around to using it.
It comes with 2 books (the handbook and the techniques book.)

3 CDs (techniques and 1034D instructions
A vinyl cover
3 feet...never used so I don't know what they are for, except the basic on the machine
thread nets,allen wrench, spool caps, cleaning brush
6 cones of thread
I even have the original box...granted it was stored in the crawl space and is a bit musty...BUT the styrofoam pieces are still there and it will ship safely.
Will have to check the shipping...parcel post or UPS...weight is around 20 lbs double boxed.

A Trip 'Round The World 
$4.00 plus shipping 
This book guides you step by step thru the making of this Applique and Pieced quilt.
Inside are all the patterns for 16 different country dolls.

8" x 11" Rotary Cutting Mats
$2.00 each or Both for $3.00 plus shipping
These mats are very convenient to bring to workshops and for paper piecing.

I have several 'specialty' rulers for sale:

***SOLD***  Easy Angle 6 1/2"
$4.00 plus shipping
Cuts half square triangles and squares from 1/2" to 6" without waste, has built in 1/4" seam allowance.
Originally $9.95

No, nothing wrong with ruler...it's just a reflection!

***SOLD**  Companion Angle Ruler
$4.50 plus shipping
Cut 1" to 10" quarter square triangles, built in 1/4" seam allowance.
Originally $10.95

No, nothing wrong with ruler...it's just a reflection!

My Favorite Mitering Ruler (4"x10 1/2")
$3.50 plus shipping
Make perfect mitered corners, with instructions.

***SOLD***  The Angler 2
$3.00 plus shipping
Make up to 7 3/4" squares
No need to draw diagonal lines
Fits all sewing machines, built in 1/4" seam allowance.
Never Used!

Disappearing Mark-B-Gone Tracing Paper
$3.00 plus shipping
marks disappear in 24 - 72 hours or can be removed with a damp cloth
Never opened.

***SOLD***   $12.00 plus shipping
These are the notebook PAGES to be put in a vinyl sleeve and your notebook.
An easy, organized way to stitch out all the stitches on your machine.
You actually stitch in the spaces provided on each muslin sheet so that you have a reference how the stitch looks stitched out.
I also include a bunch of muslin pages on freezer paper that I made to try out.
I paid $30.00 (on special sale) when I first got my D1...but never used it.


You can use PayPal or send a check.

email me with your address to figure shipping
sorry this email isn't a link...can't fix it.

Thanks for looking and Happy Easter!

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