Sunday, September 20, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sweet Tweets Book Winner

The winner of the "Sweet Tweets" book by Erin Cox is SIGI G.!!  I have sent you an email Sigi. Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sweet Tweets Blog Hop & Giveaway

My sweet friend, Erin, of Why Not Sew has just published her first book, "Sweet Tweets", through Martingale.  When Erin asked if I'd be part of the blog hop, I was thrilled!  I have loved Erin's quilts and sewing projects for a very long time.  She is an inspiration to me! This book combines my love of quilting with a free motion technique that allows you to "draw" with thread.  I had a great time making the tote bag and the placemat.  Erin has instructions for the crochet trim in the book and it was fun to pick up a hook and learn to make the trim.  The instructions in the book are clear and the pictures are just lovely!

If you would like to follow along on the blog hop, see the schedule below ~

 Sweet Tweets Blog Hop 
Tuesday, Sept.8 - Erin (Intro Post) Why Not Sew?  
Wednesday, Sept.9 - Heidi Fabric Mutt
Thursday, Sept.10 - Debbie A Quilter's Table
Saturday, Sept.12 - Jacque Brown Dog Prims
Monday, Sept.14 - Amy nanaCompany
Tuesday, Sept.15 - Svetlana s.o.t.a.k handmade
Wednesday, Sept.16 - Renee Sewn With Grace
Thursday, Sept.17 - Martingale Stitch This! The Martingale Blog
Friday, Sept.18 - Heather Vintage Grey Handmade
Saturday, Sept.19 - Clara and Jennie Clover & Violet
Monday, Sept.21 - Amanda Jean Crazy Mom Quilts
Tuesday, Sept.22 - Cindy Live a Colorful Life
Wednesday, Sept.23 - Carla Grace and Favour
Thursday, Sept.24 - Mary Molly Flanders
Saturday, Sept.26 - Erin, Big Giveaway Post!!! Why Not Sew?

I have an extra copy of the book to giveaway to one lucky reader.  Please leave your email address in the comment section and I will pick a winner on Friday.   Sweet Tweets!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

Quilt Finish & Giveaway Winner

Happy Labor Day friends!  The winner of the Farm Girl Vintage Book giveaway is ~

Milton & Mr. Stubbs!

I have already sent you an email.  Please respond so that I can get your book out to you.

My daughter finished her quilt right before she left for nursing school.  I helped a little (wink).  I'm so proud of her for seeing it through.  It was an absolute delight hand stitching all those circles down together, drinking tea and talking about life.  I will cherish those moments forever!  The pattern is from the premiere issue of Simply Moderne Magazine. The construction of this quilt was completely different than any I have done before.  It was not hard at all!  Maddie had a great time picking out the fabrics.  It was really fun!

I hope you enjoy this day before school and work kicks back in!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Farm Girl Friday & Giveaway

Today is my turn on the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along blog hop hosted by the Fatquarter Shop and Lori Holt, using Lori's book, Farm Girl Vintage.

My block is the Spring Star Block found on page 62 of the Farm Girl Vintage book.  Lori does a great job of explaining each step resulting in a win every time!  The hardest part about this block was picking out the fabrics.

I had a lot of fun making a table runner for my dining room using this Spring Star Block, great fabrics and hand quilting.   Lori has lots of patterns in the book using her gorgeous blocks.

Be sure to check out the other bloggers on the schedule for more inspiration.  It's never too late to join in the fun! To help you get started I am giving away a copy of Lori's book, Farm Girl Vintage!

To enter leave your email address in the comments and a winner will be chosen at midnight on Sunday, September 6.  International friends are welcome to enter!  A big thank you to Lori Holt and the Fatquarter Shop for hosting sun a fun sew along!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sew Sweet Bee Block

It's my month to be the Queen Bee in my Sew Sweet Bee group.  I've asked my sister bees to make this cute log cabin sailboat block.  The free block pattern is here.  I can hardly wait to put this quilt together!  The calendar may say that it's September 1, but my oh my, it's a scorcher out there today and as humid as it can possibly be.  The flowers are loving it but I'm going to try to stay inside as much as I can today.  I've got pretty fabrics and trims to play with!