Monday, April 30, 2012

A New Twist on a Runner

I made a Table Runner...

It was simple.. and fun to make.

The possibilities are really endless...

You could make it with all one fabric.. or a variety of prints.. or solids.

I added buttons...

And then I put this all in a box and mailed it to my swap partner today!

Hopefully everyone who joined the Quilters Day Swap has mailed their packages to their swap partners!! Tomorrow is the deadline to mail!

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol 5 Blog Tour.

I will have some awesome things to giveaway!! I will be drawing 4 winners and I have some pretty great prizes!

And the best part - I will be revealing my block!!
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Giveaway Winners!

I almost forgot to draw 2 winners for the 100 Blocks Vol 5 Giveaway! How could I forget?!


The first winner is #27 Lisa who said "If I could only wear one color, it would be BLUE! I love almost every shade of blue and I realize that so much of my stash is blue. I am addicted to BLUE!"

And second winner is #72 Kim who said "I would definitely wear green."

I must say that BLUE was very popular. PURPLE seamed to be a close 2nd.

Send me your address and I will get these mailed out to you!!

Don't forget that next week is the Blog Tour for 100 Blocks Vol5. There will be a lot of giveaways and goods to be had. I have some great things to giveaway that you won't want to miss.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Are you my Friend?

In just 2 months, it will be 2 years since me and my family moved all the way from Arizona to Minnesota. Can you believe it's been 2 years? Where did the time go?

Anyway, in the two years we've been here, I have failed to find a local sewing/quilty friend. I've met people who sew.. but none of the actual friends I've made quilt at all.

So, I decided to take a leap. I joined a bus trip offered at my LQS in June. It's a one day trip down to Rochester MN for the MN State Quilt Show.

The only person I know that will be on the bus is the owner of the quilt store (The Quilted Dog). But I'm optimistic and a little pumped. This will be my first big quilt show and I can't wait!! It's June 16th.

Hopefully I will "connect" with someone on the trip. I do have some "friend" criteria though.. I don't care how young/old she is, but she must be easy going and not get offended easily. I have a pretty sarcastic sense of humor and can have a bit of a potty mouth sometimes. (Not at first of course) 

My backup plan if I don't find a sewing / quilty friend soon - I'm going to have to teach one of my existing local friends to sew!!

Are any of you "locals" planning to go to the Minnesota Quilters Conference? If you are.. holla... I'd love to connect with you!!
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Reminder and a Giveaway

First a reminder to everyone participating in the Quilters Day Swap.. Don't forget to mail your package before May 1st.

So many of you have already mailed and sent me pictures. I must say we have some great swappers! Some pretty amazing things are being made and shared.

And finally - my husband went to the post office today to mail my box of pillowcases.. and he came home with another great package for me! I got my advance copies of the new 100 Blocks Vol 5.

So many pretty blocks!!

I can't resist sharing!! So leave a comment for a chance to win a copy!! I will draw 2 winners.

Just answer this question

"If you could only wear ONE color for the rest of your life, what would it be?"

I will draw a winner on Wednesday evening.

Good Luck!!
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

FNSI Results.. And a WINNER!!

Well, I never did get any sunshine. So I went ahead and took my pictures anyway.

I made 9 pillowcases

Some Dragonflies...

And for the cowboys...

Balloon Animals.. I love this fabric!

Little Ice Cream Trucks and Ice Cream Sandwiches.. Adorable!

Now they are all in the laundry so I can get them in the mail tomorrow.

I had so much fun making them!

And now for the Winner!!

Tonight we are drawing one winner for the June Taylor Kit..

And the Winner is....

#58 Freda (aka Empera Magna) She already mailed her pillowcases!!

NOW... for everyone else who participated. If you haven't already mailed your pillowcases.. don't forget to do it!! You have until May 10th to get them to Arrow Cabinets.

The 2nd winner will be drawn from all the people who mail in their pillowcases. So when you mail, don't forget to include a note to let them know you are a part of the FNSI!!

If you have any questions - just let me or Bobbi know.

Thank you again to everyone who participated! We made a difference!!!!

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Pillowcase Results..

Not quite yet.

I have all my pillowcases complete and I really wanted to show you them this morning. But I'm waiting for the Sun to shine! It's been cloudy for two days.. BUT, It's supposed to come out this afternoon.

So - in the mean time, while I run to Target and then take my youngest to a Birthday Party for a classmate, you have some extra time to get your blog posts up and pictures posted of your pillowcases or other FNSI results!!

When I return from the party - the Sun should be shining and I will get pictures posted. Although, after a party full of 8year old boys, I will probably look like this...

We will draw one winners name when I get back too!!

See you in a few hours!
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Hold me Closer.. It's Gettin Dark...

So after a long day entertaining my boys at LazerZone (Laser Tag).. I dropped them off at home and decided to make the trip over the river and through the woods to one of my favorite quilt stores.

My plan was to get some good pillowcase fabrics for the April FNSI Conkerr Cancer Pillowcase drive.

It's been a cloudy, rainy & windy day. I had only been in the store about 5 minutes when all of a sudden.. it went dark. The only light was from a couple windows.. but not much at all.

There were only 2 other customers in there besides me. And we all got a good chuckle because the other two BOTH had flashlights in their purses.

Can you believe that? Do you carry a flashlight in your purse? I felt so inadequate.

We used their flashlights to light the cutting table so we could get our fabrics cut. I must say, this was a FIRST for me. It was pretty fun and funny! And, thank goodness I had cash on me - since the debit card machine wasn't working either.

Needless to say - even in the dark I managed to get quite a bit of fabric.

These are all for pillowcases. A lot of my fabrics were even on the "sale" table. SCORE!

I have no idea why this picture turned sideways. Its the only flannel that I bought. I thought it might be good for an outdoorsy teen boy. Very "Minnesota" with the deer, moose and bear. It's very soft.

And this is my favorite - The Jetson's. Do you remember The Jetson's? This was my all time favorite cartoon as a kid! I'm singing the theme song right now as I type this!! 

Anyway - I'm getting a head start on my pillowcase sewing this weekend.

We are so grateful for all of you who are participating in this months Friday Night Sew-In. These pillowcases go together so quick and will definitely put a smile on someones face!

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol 5

I did it again!!

I have a block in Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol 5

I didn't make the cover.. but that's ok.

If you remember my block that was in Vol 4 - let me just say that this new block is WAY BETTER!!! I love this new block!

I can't show it to you though.. not until the magazine comes out.
It will hit Newsstands May 8th!

But - you can join me for the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Blog Tour coming in just a few weeks. There will be a lot of great prizes to be had.. so you won't want to miss it.

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