Sunday, September 29, 2013

Apple Jelly Jam

I couldn't resist the Jelly Roll Jam pattern that Kimberly at the Fat Quarter shop introduced to us in the video on the FQS YouTube Channel

And I couldn't resist the sale at the FQS last week to pick up an Apple Jack jelly roll for this pattern.  This quilt just begs to be called Apple Jelly Jam!  Also got a small amount of yellow backing and red binding.  It sure was a happy box to open!

It'll make a nice travel quilt for a little boy who is now three months old, something to put over him in the car seat or the stroller.

The two Celebrations for Girls went to the quilter today, and I should have those back in the next couple of weeks.  I have such a hard time making a decision on the pantos and the thread.  I'm glad someone offered their suggestions, which I gladly took!  Because of the left-over boy Celebration in the charm packs, I ordered enough to make a boy's quilt from this pattern.  I'll just have it on stand-by in case it's needed.

I've had a lazy weekend with lots of rest for my aching back, but a broken heart over LSU's loss to Georgia.  (sigh)  Two doctor appointments next week but I don't expect anything new from those since my insurance company hasn't approved the new tests that were ordered.  Hmmm, maybe I can just cancel the appointments until later!  :)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Celebration #1

It took me three hours to completely make #1, and the second one just needs the final borders sewn on.  My back is screaming at me to take a break!

I'm going to stretch out a bit and then add the last borders on #2.

This was fun to make!  It's definitely my go-to baby quilt pattern now when I need a quick and easy one!

Celebration for Girls by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.

Marmalade Flower

This adorable table runner, Marmalade Flower, was recently included in "Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks," Collector's Edition, Vol. 7, as the Fat Quarter Shop's contribution to the magazine.

It measures 21 x 49" and took me about thirty minutes to cut and two hours to make!

I think it will be adorable on an Easter table perhaps with a ceramic bunny and some spring flowers.

You can find the magazine here.  It would be so cute made up in Christmas, patriotic or Halloween fabrics, too.  I want to do another one but haven't yet decided on the theme.

Don't you just love those quick and easy projects?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Celebration Winner

Sorry I'm so late tonight announcing the winner of the Celebration pattern by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.  I didn't leave the doctor's office until 6:30 and then got stuck in SoCal traffic.

I did a random number draw tonight and the winner of the Celebration pattern is .....

Cindy from NC who said,

"I make baby quilts all the time because I donate them to Newborns in Need. A couple times a year I need one for a gift. Today I was at a baby shower. Both parents are UNC grads, so I used UNC fabric for the border and backing. Although I've made this pattern literally hundreds of times, I kept making mistakes on the border and had to rip and recur that expensive collegiate fabric three times!"

Cindy, you're an anonymous commenter, so please email me so we can arrange shipment of the pattern to you.

Thank you to all who left a comment.  There weren't very many of you so your chances were better than usual!  Wish I had more of them to give away!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013


It's time for Celebration! 

No, nothing exciting in my life to celebrate, except for a new project using the Celebration pattern by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.  Well, actually two projects because I'm making two of them!

A friend has two new granddaughters, the most adorable little girls I've ever seen.  They were born a week apart.  I immediately thought of Anne's wonderful lines of fabric for little ones, and settled on this pattern.  Shopping was easy because Anne had already made up Celebration for Girls kits, and will be quick to sew up.  They will be identical but with different backings. 

There are also Celebration kits for boys!  Probably should grab one of these, too, just to have on hand since there seems to be an abundance of new babies lately!

Even though Anne offered to remove one of the patterns, I wanted it to pass along in a give-away.  If you would like to win a Celebration pattern, please leave a comment to be entered in the drawing.  All you have to do is tell us how often you have to make a baby quilt, and whether you make more for girls or boys!  (I'm about 50/50 at this point!)

The drawing will be held on Thursday, 9/19/13, when I get home.  I'll be late because I have a 5:30 doctor's appointment that day.  Be sure your comment has contact information.

I'm off to start cutting!  I'm really excited about these fun quilts! 

Good luck!

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Guessing Game Winners

I drew the first winner, but everyone knows it's hard for me to stop there.  So I drew a second winner. 

No, Penny wouldn't help.  I woke her up, she plodded over to the little box I had put the slips of paper in, sniffed a couple of times, and then plodded back to her bed.  Considering she kept me awake half the night barking at a dog two streets over who was barking, I guess she's tired!  I heart my dog!

Since I had no help with the draw, I stuck my hand in the box and drew a slip.  The first winner is ....

Darlene of Quilting Daze!  Have you seen that gorgeous postage stamp quilt she made?  I have drooled all over my keyboard for days! 

The second random draw is ....

Brenda of Quilting Along Life's Way.  Love your red and white Schnibbles!  Heck, I love all of your Schnibbles!  I hope you all do the Schnibbles challenge again next year because I want to join in on the fun!

I'd like for each of you to please email me so I make sure I have the correct email address for you.  I'll order up a $50 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop just as soon as I get your emails.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

I have totally fallen in love with the Fat Quarter Shop's YouTube video channel!  What inspiration!  Kimberly, thank you for doing those for us!  They're exceptional!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Guessing Game!

I'm a marketer's dream customer!  I was recently inspired to buy all of these wonderful notions.

To be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop, you need to leave a comment telling me where I got the inspiration!  Please be specific!

One winner will be chosen from all who gave correct answers.  One comment per person, please!

Drawing will be held on Sunday morning when I get up and get a cup of coffee in my system.  Us old folks need that morning jolt to get everything working!

Have fun!  Good luck!

Monday, September 02, 2013

Green Eggs & Ham, Anyone?

It took me two days to cut the Green Eggs & Ham quilt.  I just can't stand for very long.  Panels are interesting to cut apart as they're rarely printed on the straight of grain.  Maybe it's just me! 

I will sit and sew today.  This will be an easy one to assemble.  I'll try to get the guts done today.  I can get borders done next weekend.  We'll see how that goes.

Not much, I know, but it seems a lot compared to what I've been able to do the past eight months.

One of these days I'm going to be a real bona fide quilter again!

Oh, stay tuned.  There just might be a guessing game next week ........ and maybe another small drawing a few days after that.  Penny's pretty mum on the whole subject!