Archive for September, 2009

Fun Day Friday!

Last Friday I met my blogging friend Tammy! We had a blast as we both love to quilt and talk about it.
Tammy is very charming and talented! Please visit her lovely blog here. She surprised me with a gift, one of a kind tote that she made and not only that but she design it and wrote the pattern for it! I wish we lived closer for more fun days! She has a quilting group and they meet on Mondays so her posts are Fun Day Monday, so I borrowed her title.
Tammy is advocate for PCOS, the teal color fabrics represents ovarian cancer and disease. Please help her and others by signing this petition to Congress, here.

As Tammy kindly suggested the tote is perfect for fabric shopping. I really needed that fabric when I took my new favorite tote on a shopping trip! :)) I love the inside of the bag, too!

This is the pattern for the bag, so I can make my own version of the bag! That will be great for gift or I can always use more totes!

It was so much fun and hope to get together again with my friend Tammy. I wish I could meet all of you – my blogging friends! Till next time,

HAPPY SEWING!

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The Coffee Quilt

Here it is! Finally pieced. I tried to take picture on the floor but the quilt was too wide, so I have seen people take pictures on their frames and that worked! The next step will be start practicing with the frame and quilting it!

The borders took more time then I thought, but it’s worthed! It was my hubby’s idea to add blocks on the corners.

I was thinking that I didn’t make a mistake in the whole quilt and here I did. Thankfully it was very easy to fix!

I had to think how I want my top border to face and I decided to face all the mugs up, so it doesn’t spill the coffee! 🙂
I had fun working on the quilt and I am excited is pieced!

Happy sewing!

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Autumn Decorations and Quilt Show

I love this Autumn arrangement! We got it as Anniversary present from my brother-in-law. Bret made it! He picked apples and oranges and made that branch into a heart shape! Thank you Bret is lovely and very thoughtful gift!

Last weekend we went to a Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks. Here are some of my favorite quilts:







I did a little shopping:

Enjoy the fall cooler weather and happy sewing!

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Wedding Aniversary and New fabrics

Today is our 5th Wedding Anniversary!

This is a picture we took on a walk the other day. I think it is a neat picture with our shadows.

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I just loved this gazebo we saw on our walk. Looks so peaceful.

This is my present my lovely husband surprised me with few days ago. I did needed new speakers for my laptop, but those are fancy ones.

We had a sewing night with my friend Heather and he came back with this box wrapped in fabric. I was very surprised!

My husband is very sweet, he even said I can go buy more fabric! So I went to my LQS “Happy Sewing Room”. I just love this line with birdies called Hopscotch, from Red Rooster Fabrics.

This ones are Henry Glass called Meet Me in the Meadow.

I had to get some of this poppy fabric too!

I got inspired by new fabric and I design a quilt, but it’s a still work in progress.

Have a great weekend!

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Coffee Quilt and Squaring Tip

I have been working on my “Coffee quilt”. If you remember I blogged about it here and I see it’s been almost a year. Good things take time, right? 🙂

I made four more blocks to make the quilt longer. How do you like the new placement of the blocks? I used Sudoku game to help me to place the blocks. I tried not to have the same color twice in a row or column. As you see, I made tiny mistake, but I still like how all colors work together!

Here is one of the extra blocks still on the hoop on my Brother machine. Coffee to go anyone?

Here is a Squaring tip I promised. I saw on Pat’s blog that she saw tutorial here how to use a freezer paper to square up blocks that are a little smaller then the size you want them to be.

I ironed strips of freezer paper to the sides I needed a little extra.

Then you square up to the desired size.

I have to say that I didn’t like sewing with the freezing paper so used it mostly as a guide and removed it before sewing that seam. I always like to try new tips! My MIL did a great tutorial how to block a quilt block, hop there to check it out!

Here is a close up how my embroidery blocks turn out:

I added sashing and now I have to add borders. Stay tuned for the finished quilt!

Happy sewing!

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Halloween Quilt

I hope everyone had a fun Labor day weekend!

Look what is on my homemade design wall!
I pieced this Halloween project today. I decided to enter “What is on your Design wall?” at Judy’s blog.

It’s a simple project. It’s a panel and I made a stripe border around it and then I pieced another border. Now it needs to be quilted on time for Halloween. I love the colors on the quilt!

Happy sewing!

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