Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's a Butter Churn...

...and I really like it. This is the November project for LePetite...Butter Churn by This & That...I sure had fun doing this one. I used Maison de Garance by French General...and I have to tell you, I am in LOVE with the fabric. I also put some Park Avenue by 3 Sisters in for the blue...this seems to be a pattern for me...I'm using those lines of fabric in my Rosettes too. Just can't get enough of these fabrics!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! ENJOY the day! We have much to be thankful for!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thank you My Friends!

A great big thank you to all of you for your wonderful birthday wishes...what a treat! I had absolutely no idea how all of you knew it was my birthday...and then someone mentioned a "little Dazed bird" and the light bulb went off...Thank you so much Darlene...that was so much fun! You are the BEST! I am so thankful for Blogland...without this journey into Blogland I never would have met so many wonderful women...You all are such a special part of my morning coffee just wouldn't be the same without you! Thank you so, so much!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A New Project

I know, I know...I don't need a new project...but I couldn't resist. I got a bundle of Park Avenue and it's been calling to me for weeks...I resisted as long as I could and today I caved...Rosettes by Fig Tree Designs. I'm going to really have some fun with these blocks...I also discovered as I was playing with the fabric, that Maison de Garance looks really nice with Park I'll be mixing them up and have lots of choices for combinations.

Yesterday's mail brought this month's installment of the Designer BOM from the Fat Quarter soon as I saw the pattern I knew I wanted to do this block right was so much FUN! This is going to be the cutest quilt!

I also tried...tried being the key word do Month 10 of the Civil War Tribute BOM...the best description I can come up with is NIGHTMARE! I thought last month was bad...there were partial seams and set in seams in those blocks. This month the block looked pretty easy when I first looked at it...then on further review I realized that there were set in seams again. Well I followed all the directions and got all my parts together, then the directions said something like refer to month 9 for set in seam directions...well, I've been at this quilting thing for a lot of years, and for the life of me I can't get these blocks together...I just can't do it. Somehow I think for the price of this BOM we could get a bit better directions. My solution is that I'm pitching the block parts that I did, coming up with my own blocks to fill those 2 spots. OK, sorry...that was a rant and I really do try not to do that...but if you're doing this BOM I wanted to make sure you had a warning! Or maybe someone has figured this one out and you can let me know what I'm missing here.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Roman Holiday Winner Is.....


Amy of A Needle in my Hand said...

Oh, I love the fabric.Thanks for being so generous.

Amy if you'll e-mail at I'll get your package out to you...have tons of fun with it!

Thank you everyone who commented...I promise I'll have another giveaway soon...I know there are lots more scraps!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I Told You I'd Be Back...

And here I am...I finished up my Plan C using a bundle of Roman Holiday a while ago...I kept thinking I'd use the scraps for something but I just haven't done, they need to go live at someone else's house......there's a lot of fabric in this box....leave a comment here by Friday morning at 10 EST and I'll have Mr. Quilt Holder pick a number. This fabric really wants to grow into something...lets find it a good home!

And the Winner Is......

Mr. Quilt Holder...aka Mr. Random Number Generator...picked number 33

Blogger Mary said...

OK, I can figure out how to "Schnibbles" something out of that fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Mary, please send me an email ( with your address and I'll get your 12 Days of Christmas scraps right out out you.

That was lots of fun...I'll be back later with another stack of scraps to give away!

Saturday, November 06, 2010


Can that be? Can it really be November? We'll blink and it will be December...where in the world has this year gone? I don't think I've ever had a year go by as fast as this one has...and I know I'm not alone...I've heard lots of people say the same thing. What is happening? Can we figure out a way to slow 2011 down?

I had a fun time this week...I made Bennington......from Carrie Nelson's book Schnibbles Times Two...this was a really fun one to do...and the bonus was that it went together perfectly and pretty quickly. I used Kate Spain's fabric 12 Days of Christmas...this fabric is just so darn much fun! This will be a Christmas gift for Josh and soon as I saw this fabric I knew they needed a Christmas quilt this year. I put the FaLaLa fabric on the back...Deck the Halls is one of Hampton's very favorite songs...he sings it all year long and when he gets to the FaLaLaLaLa part he sings that part with extra gusto! He loves I knew this is what just had to go on the back.

Well now that I'm done with the quilt, instead of putting the leftovers in a box and thinking I'll do something with them at some point (that never happens...LOL) I'm giving them away...there are 30-2" strips, a bit over 1/2 a yard of the FaLaLa fabric, some whole 10" layer cake squares and some partial ones....plenty to do something fun for Christmas! Just leave me a comment by Wednesday morning, 10 EST...Mr. Quilt Holder will pull a name then and I'll get it out in the mail to the winner!