Twisted Irish Chain

August 27, 2014

I am excited! The Twisted Irish Chain Craftsy class that I have had on my wish list for a long time, is on sale! I am only partway through the first few lessons and my mind is whirling with ideas. 

The instructor is Amy Gibson of Stitchery Dickory Dock. Her blog is one of the first ones I began to follow back when I was first began quilting and blogging. 

The quilt behind her is called, "My Favorite Things." I am thinking the little bit of Flea Market Fancy I have left would work perfectly as the focal fabric. I also have some quilt panels that I don't ever know what to do with. Hmmmm....Maybe I need to make more than one of this quilt. =D

Craftsy has 21 quilting related classes on sale now. You may want to check it out! And, no, I am not affiliated in any way. Just a happy customer. =) 

Have a happy Wednesday!

A Few Finishes

August 19, 2014

First...I LOVE my job!! I am so thankful to be working at a darling quilt shop (Cotton Creek Mill) that I love and with people that I love. =) I will say, working has cut into my blogging time. When I have my days off, I would much rather sew than blog. Just keeping it real. =) So, if I have been absent from  your blogs when it comes to comments, that would be why, but I do read every one of the posts. =)

That said I am, also behind on posting some finishes, so without further ado, here are the latest quilts I have finished up.

The Nested Churn Dash...Pattern by Quilt Jane.

 I am only slightly obsessed with Bonnie and Camille fabric lines...Dare I mention I have a Miss Kate Jelly Roll in my stash. One of many perks of working at Cotton Creek Mill. ;-)

 And this is a wedding gift for a couple in my church. I used two layer cakes of Holly Taylor's Woodland Summer.

And the pretty back...

I quilted it using 12 weight Sulky thread (purchased from Cotton Creek Mill...Yet another perk of working at a quilt shop). I used a size 100/18 needle in my Juki and it worked like a charm! I used regular 50 weight thread in the bobbin. I will definitely use the 12 weight thread more often. I love how it looks!

Oh, and today is our 14th wedding anniversary! Yay, us!! Please ignore my helmet hair and the awkwardness of this photo. We were sitting in a hammock and trying not to fall out!

                Have a happy week!!


August 18, 2014

Rina @ Crickets Corner, you are the winner of my latest giveaway!! Send me your address and I will mail you your fabric and patterns. =)

I am sorry for not responding to the comments. I worked two extra days and I was way too tired and busy with the other things I had to get done to sit at the computer. Forgive me?

Can't leave without sharing a picture of a favorite summer treat we like to make. And eat!! =)

Pay it Forward Day 4

August 15, 2014

*This giveaway is now closed. Thank you everyone for playing along!*

Welcome to my fourth of five Pay It Forward giveaways. For those who are stopping by for the first time, the reason why I am hosting these giveaways is my effort to pay back the kindnesses that has been shown to me over the last year . =)  All the fabrics are from my own personal stash.

Please make sure there is a way for me to contact you! Those who use Goggle+, leave your email address in your comments, otherwise you show up as a no-reply and I cannot reach you. Erin @ Sew At Home Mummy has a great post on how to check your settings here.

You don't need to be a follower of my blog to participate, though I won't complain of you choose to be a follower of my blog, or Facebook or any other of my social medias. Links are found in my sidebar.  =) And, please, feel free to spread the word.  =)

This giveaway is open all, that includes my international readers. =)

Today's giveaway is a package of Tonga Treats by Timeless Treasures (40 - 5" squares) and two patterns by Cozy Quilt Designs. 

I will choose a winner on Monday! The winner will be contacted via email and announced on my blog. =) 

 Ho, ho, hi, ho, its off to work I go!! Yay!

Have a happy weekend everyone!! 

Sweet Gift

August 11, 2014

I have not forgotten about doing another giveaway. Life got away from me. This week I will get it posted! 

While we were on our weekend away, I received a sweet gift in the mail from a bloggy reader, Katy. You can find her @ Katy Quilts. Katy's thoughtfulness is a perfect example why I am compelled to have my little giveaways. =)

Take a look at these sweeties!!

The lighting is terrible, but the lamb is the sweetest light blue. I am going to make a felted wool ball to put in the back to make her into a pincushion. =) She also sent a lovely piece of vintage fabric! I don't know if I can ever cut into it!! 

Here is a little better picture of the fabric. 

If you heard squealing, it was me. =) 

Thank you so much, Katy....I am deeply touched by your thoughtfulness. =) 

A Little R and R

August 10, 2014

Last Thursday, Russ and I took off for the weekend for some much needed r and r. We stayed at a darling inn at Kendall, WI. We will most definitely be going back. =) 

Out our back door we were able to jump on the Elroy/Sparta bike trail

I also found time to do some sewing in the sun. 

Of course we hit a few quilting shops while we were away, too. =)

I found some Three Sisters Aviary on clearance to use with the honey bun of Aviary that Colleen @ Quilting Under The Sun gifted to me a few weeks ago. 

Also on sale, was some Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille. To go with it, I found some Moda Bella solid in aqua (I think that is what color it is) and some Kona cotton Cardinal red. I really need to make something with my Scrumptious fat quarter bundle one of these days. 

I love these cute vintage prints by Andover called Wash Day. I had to have the glasses, just because they are cute!

 Now I need to get busy and decide what to make with all the fabric I brought home!! 

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