Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I just started on my dqs7 mini yesterday after finally deciding on the snowball pattern. After seeing Kate's snowball quilt, I thought it would work great as a mini. My partner has gnomes in her flickr fav's, so am so excited I get to make another mini with gnomes. The blocks come together pretty quickly, and have a fun effect when put togther. What do you think of a simple tutorial?
My mom comes in today, so I might me mia for the rest of the week. Can't wait to see her. :)
Monday, August 24, 2009
For the quilt along, we've kept it really simple. It officially starts in October, to give everyone some time to get their munki stashes ready. Everyone chooses their own style, size, colors, and pattern, and we quilt one block a month. We are also having a 5 inch charm swap to help acquire more variety in our stashes. This will simply just be fun, fun, fun!!
Heather and I seem to think alike; right away we went to making some blocks so there would be some examples in the photo pool. Our first ones used a lot of the same fabrics. :) It is so fun to have such a close friend to be able to talk to everyday about our passion and love for yummy fabrics and quilting!!
Everyone is welcome to start posting pictures of finished blocks or any handmade item made with the Munki Munki fabrics!! The more inspiration the better!
After working on Ariels spiderweb block, I've been itching to make one with such bright and cheery colors, and this was the perfect quilt for it!! It will be going in my new studio on our comfy chair. I can't wait to also start working on some coordinating mini quilts to hang on the wall. I will have such a happy studio with these fun colors and fabrics!!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Number 1. Can you believe the first commenter won!! I've always been afraid to be first to comment, since in my mind I think that the first person won't ever win. I just got proven wrong. Now, I will always jump for joy if I get to be number one!
Congradulations Deborah!! I hope you enjoy the one of a kind custom frame from Andrea, and the aqua and red charm pack from me!! :)
Thanks for all the wonderful comments! They were such a joy to read.
Monday, August 17, 2009
It's time for a giveaway again, and to make it more exiting it's a double giveaway! The first is an adorable custom frame made by Andrea of The Green Pickle! Her creations are unique, classic, fun and whimsical! Just perfect to add to your home decor!
Andrea is offering a frame of your choice! So hurry, don't walk, run on over and check out her shop, then come back to leave a comment to tell us what your favorite frame is. I have the cute birdie one that's hung in my dining room and love it!!
A beautiful wedding frame for that cherished picture from your special day!
If you blog about the giveaway, come back and let me know with the link to your blog, and you will earn an extra chance.
Make a purchase from The Green Pickle, and you will earn another 2 chances for a total of 4 chances. :) Make sure to come back and make those additional comments for your extra chances, as I will be using Random.org to choose the lucky number.
The giveaway ends on Saturday, the 22nd of August.
Another blog giveaway-
My dear friend, Heather is also having a giveaway on her blog, of some fabulous pieces of fabrics!! Make sure to hop on over to Heather's blog to enter in that giveaway too. :)
Friday, August 14, 2009
Hopefully this week-end I'll get some sewing time in. I sure need it! :)
Friday, August 7, 2009
Yesterday I worked on a new pillow to go next to the hexegon one. I did my first embroidery, a mushroom house. I still need much more practice, but for my first attempt, I'm pretty pleased! One question about embroidery. I didn't use a hoop, and am wondering if that makes a big difference and if so why?
Monday, August 3, 2009
I put in a large pre-order for some new Japanese fabrics, and should be getting those in at the end of August or early Sept. I also recently ordered from The Holland House for some super cute Little Red Riding Hood and gnome fabric, along with some of cutest trims/sewing ribbon.