Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hopscotch it is!

The votes are in...and the name of my quilt:


Winning 71% of the vote!

Thank-you all so much for participating & voting!


Oh, yes! And how could I forget the winner of my lovely little bird zipper pouch?

Total of 41 comments: The winner is....#26!!!


Congrats!!! I'll be emailing you shortly!

Thanks again everyone for playing along!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Amish Quilt Blocks

Boy am I ever so eager! I just received Krista's fabric for August (for Live Piecefully Quilt Bee) yesterday. And today, I've already whipped up two blocks!

Krista sent out two solids and was requesting an amish type quilt with a twist... I took it literally (he he).

First of the two: a spiral block. I like it, but I wasn't really paying attention when I trimmed it's only 12" square (instead of the requested 12.5"). So instead of ripping this apart, cutting, and attempting to correct it, and in the process make a huge mess, I decided to make another...

Krista was great and sent plenty of fabric. Easy to make another full block...and yes, this one is 12.5". I'm happy with it. I really hope she likes it.


Other random tidbits:

Do you ever have those days when you want to purposely destroy your sewing machine? Just so you can satisify the rage inside...and in the meantime have an excuse to buy a competely brand new one? Well that's me today. I hate my heard me...I HATE YOU! Just you wait...Soon enough I'll trade you in for a sleek, fancier model and your days of torment will be over!

Ok...I feel better now...


The "Name my Quilt" Giveaway is still underway!!!

Voting will remain open for another day (closes July 29th!!!).
Don't forget to leave me a comment telling me you voted.
Good Luck!!!

I hope you all have a great week!!!!
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Name My Quilt Giveaway

I've created a poll on the right hand side for everyone to vote on their favourite.

Linen Dreams
Dreams in Wonderland
Geometric Freckles

I included Hopscotch, because the pattern kinda reminds me of the playground hopscotch game...remember jumping from block to block??? Anyhoo, that's my suggestion.

So I thought, why not make this a giveaway!!! Fun right!!! I've set aside my lovely zipper pouch to giveaway to one lucky winner.

How do you win?? Follow these simple rules:
  • Vote on the Poll: look to the right hand side of my blog, and you'll see the poll question. Vote for which name you feel best suits my quilt.
  • Leave a comment on this post. Make sure you let me know you voted, so leave a comment's the only way I can enter you in the contest. Please include contact info (email address, blog, something, so that I can get ahold of you if you win).
The poll is open for one week from today...closes July 29th!
At that time I will randomly choose a winner!

It's that easy. Contest is open to EVERYONE!

Family Camping Weekend

It was a great weekend, despite mother nature's fury of rain. It all started on the drive up...

Then more when we arrived. Dark clouds looming over us while we're paddling.

An intermission perhaps??? No...a thunderstorm and 3 scared children (it didn't phase the youngest Sam...he was cool as a cucumber). Once the thunder struck they all recited "I want to go home!" Instead, we all huddled around their mother (my sister). Thanks Carm, for keeping us all in check.

But alas, the dark clouds rolled away, and the sunshine (with lots of large fluffy clouds) came through. It was lots of fun and I was upset to leave. Until next time (which I think may only be another 2 weeks away), we'll stow away the canoe, and dream of sunny days with crystal calm lakes.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

?? Wonderland ??

Well thank-you to all who helped me decide on sashing for this you can see I went with the neutral off-white linen.
I love the way quilts look when their blowing in the wind.

(Please excuse the poor pictures...I had to use my old ancient camera as my new one is MIA)

Things I love:
- It's sashed with linen!!! I love linen!!! I used a home-dec weight though so I think quilting may get a little tricky.
- Wonderland collection! It's so fresh and youthful. I used a layer-cake for this one, and just created some basic blocks and threw them together.
- It's competely square, about the size of a small throw, which is nice enough to cuddle with on cool nights.
So once again, I call upon my dear friends out in the blogosphere...I need to name this baby.
Any ideas?
To entice you even further, I think I'll collect my favorite names, then create a poll for others to choose...perhaps a giveaway involved??? Yes, yes?
Have an awesome weekend...I'm off to camp and canoe. Hopefully the rain will hold off.
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Some Mini-quilt Inspiration

1. it's here! my gorgeous spring blooms mini quilt , 2. Joyful Spring Birdies, 3. Spring Blooms 1, 4. Mini quilt received from Anabela, 5. Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap June 2009, 6. Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap, 7. desk quilt, 8. Crazy Colorful Circles Colliding Create a Chaotic Constellation, 9. YIP 365.81 :: Monday Twinkle, 10. STUD May 1, 11. Placemat Swap Received, 12. Placemat Swap Received, 13. placemat from JMBmommy, 14. Cherry Pie Placemat 03, 15. Placemat Swap, 16. "Sweet Dreams" mini quilt Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

A flickr roundup!

I found some lovely mini-quilt pics on flickr. I figured it may be best to provide some inspiration for my Good Ol' Summertime Mini-quilt Swap partner. **Hint** I love 1930's inspired prints!

Now I just need to scan my partner's blog and become inspired...oh the possibilities!
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cottage Fun!

Summer cottage fun with my favorite nieces & nephews!
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Any suggestions???

I finally layered this baby that has been sitting in my closet for months now...
So I accomplished the first step of getting it out and basting...but now what about quilting? I have meandered, stippled, free-motioned my way around a quilt before, but never one this large, and that makes me a little nervous. So I'm throwing it out those creative peeps out in cyber world: How should I quilt it? Any suggestions??
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Little time and so much to do!

I'm finding myself in a little bit of a many projects to do with so little time. I guess this is what to expect when summer gets into high gear. A few things to tick off my list:

- Shorty's block for July for Live Piecefully Quilting Bee. She pre-cut the pieces and requested a certain design so it was real easy to whip this together.

- My 5" squares for swapping. I was able to scrounge up scraps of Blossom by Urban Chiks - there are 2 cuts of each print. I'll be sending these away very soon...I wonder what I'll get in return?

Lastly, some fun stuff I received!!!

SWAPS!!! (I've become addicted...truly!)

Aren't they just so pretty?! The lovely Linnea gave me some Valori Wells Sole for the Spring into Summer Fat Quarter Swap - and she even included a little scrap of Flea Market Fancy. How nice!

Left to do: A WHOLE LOT!
Of importance...I have to start my projects for Craft Hope. I don't know if I'll have time to make a baby quilt, but I sure do need to whip up some booties at least.

And to add my list, I joined the Good Ol' Summertime Mini Quilt Swap organized by the Quilting Gallery. I've become obsessed with swapping!!!! If you too wish to "swap-it-up" check out this link and sign up!! Registration ends July 6th!
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I hope you all have a fun, spirited holiday celebrating our wonderful nation!
On a side note: just finished my first canoe trip of the season and boy did it feel good. I didn't get too many photos, but just wanted to show off our lovely green goddess of a canoe. I'll post more photos for now, I begin my Canada Day celebrations!
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