Saturday, February 28, 2009

japanese charm pack~ the winner!

thanks for all the responses and wonderful comments!! i enjoyed reading every single one. i'm so glad everyone was as excited about this givaway as i was. :) chose the lucky number 30

Emily B

"Wow, what a great giveaway! I can think of a zillion possibilities. But, I think with the colour combination so nicely laid out... a baby quilt would be a super fun way to use the charms! ebickell (at) hotmail (dot) com"

thanks to everyone who made this such a fun week!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

the whirly pinwheel~ being quilted!

i finally got the back done, and am now in the process of quilting it. i only added a strip of the whirly pinwheels to the backside, but for some reason that took longer than actually piecing the front. with my other fun projects going on, this one was put on the back burner for awhile. but now i'm so excited to have it almost done!!

i just love this process of quilting. seeing it evolve when free motion quilting it is amazing to me. there is such a transformation to the quilt!!

when i free motion quilt, i use an extention table, and my ironing board. this helps so the quilt isn't hanging and pulling as i'm trying to quilt it. it seems to be quite helpful for me. :)

hope everyone has a lovely day!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

giveaway~ a japanese charm pack

the giveaway is closed. thanks for everyones wonderful comments!!

yippee!! it's time for my first giveaway!!

i'm so excited to be able to offer such a fun giveaway; i think anyone would love...a japanese charm pack. in this charm pack there are 30 lovely, 5 inch japanese charms, in the color scheme of red, aqua and brown. one of my favorites!! plus, one bonus hr mushroom charm! :)

to win
simply leave a comment, even a simple hi is o.k. the giveaway will be open till Saturday the 28th.

in your comment make sure there is a way for me to contact you.

do you want an extra chance to win? post a link on your blog to this giveaway, and then come back and leave another comment telling me that you've posted about this on your blog!

are you a follower? then i think you deserve even another chance to win!! simply leave another comment stating that you're a follower, and you'll be entered in again!

i will be using a random genorator for randomly choosing the chosen one for me. Please, make sure to leave that extra comment if you've blogged about this, or if you follow my blog, as that is the only way to be entered in again.

in other exciting news, i'm being featured on simply this, that and the other. thanks so much jodi, for the shout out of my new blog!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

wonky star blocks

i started working on some wonky star blocks for the bushfire quilt project and now LOVE these star blocks. i decided to keep making them since i enjoyed the process so much. this will be the perfect quilt for my other daughter- to go at the end of her bed. i have 18 to make. 16 for my daughter, and then 2 to go for the bushfire quilt project.

a close-up of the pink van block. aren't they so fun!

i origanlly was going to be using these blocks for my daughters quilt, but was having a bit of a challenge with these. now these will be made into a doll quilt for her. :)

hope everyone has a splendid day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

oh, so lovely!

i got my package today from jessica and oh, my is this little monkey ever so lovely!! my daughter almost claimed our new friend, but oh, no he has his new home in our living room for everyone to oohh and aahh over. :)

this adorable little quilt also came with him and it is just as lovely. i can't believe it has my favorite fabric in it, the hr mushrooms!! THANKS, JESSICA!!!

this week i worked on a patchwork valance for my girls room, and just got it finished this morning. i quilted it so it would almost look as a quilt was hanging in their window. i love how it turned out. now i just need to get the perfect rod. :)

the banner i also did this week and it was a quick and easy project, and adds a wonderful touch to the window as well.

i did a larger stipple than i usually do, since i wanted it to be a pretty quick and easy project.

the banner hanging in their window now. i just love the colors, so bright and cheery!

hope everyone has a wonderful valentines day!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

project improv~ with my little guy!

i worked a little more on my project improv blocks this week-end, and got a few shots of my little guy trying to get into the yummy red fabrics. it was just too cute, and couldn't pass up the picture perfect moment. :)

i cut all the fabrics into strips, and then sorted them into small containers to help the process go a little quicker. :)

hope everyone has a magical week!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

project improv~ a few more blocks

it has been a little slow going, but i have a few more blocks to share. now i'm just waiting on my bolt of white sashing that i ordered online to arrive, so i can make more progress on this. (thought you'd want to know des, that i did order a bolt of the white sashing). :)

here is the lovely fabrics that nettie sent me from our swap. i love them all, and if you notice in one of my project improv. blocks, i've put some of these already to use! :)

see you next week! :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

a whirly pinwheel~ the quilt top

i finally got the top all done!! yah!! this was a bit time consuming with all the cutting and trimming during each step, but well worth it!! i used this tutorial from two dogs & a quilt for making the pinwheels. i like how it has the pinwheel look, but still has the touch of the whirly giggle.

a close up of a few blocks

hope everyone has a splendid week! :)