Friday, May 21, 2010


The winner of the fabulous AMH's Chocolate Lollipop is::
#459: Elena said... Great giveaway! Thank you!
I sent you an email requesting mailing info.

I want to thank everyone that participated! 654 COMMENTS!! WOW... is all I can say! 

Stay tuned...because this or my next post is 100 posts and my blogiversary is in June. I'm moving next week so once I get to my new house and somewhat unpacked, I'll be doing another fabulous giveaway! (probably in a couple weeks) Not sure what I'll offer up next but I promise you'll like it!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Just finishing the binding of this baby boy quilt. Another Navy wife had a baby a couple days ago and I knew I'd make her a quilt once I knew what she had. Just so happened I had bought this fabric if she had a boy, and that's what she had! I should finish the binding up today then I'll post more pics of the finished quilt in a day or two.

If you haven't already entered, my giveaway is open for a little while longer! I'll be drawing a winner first thing Friday morning! (AND WOW!!! 634 entries! You guys really want some AMH, don't ya!?)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


 Here's my mini quilt for Modify Tradition's quilt swap. Hope my secret partner likes it! Colors are from a Kona cotton Jelly Roll. The binding is something I had in my stash and the backing fabric is something I picked up from Joann's weeks ago that I fell in love with. Happens that it matched the front perfectly, so I had to use it! I hand quilted this which was a first and I really enjoyed it!
And, if you haven't done so already, enter my "SMS May Giveaway Day" goodies here!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

May Giveaway Day!!

Sew, Mama, Sew is hosting another "May Giveaway Day!" Thanks for stopping by and hope you stay a bit and browse. And to my regular know I got love for you!
Now for the giveaway....Up for grabs is 12 FAT QUARTERS of Anna Maria Horner's Chocolate Lollipop!! 
To win these yummy fabrics, leave me a comment!  You have until midnight pacific standard time on the 20th. I'll draw a winner May 21st and will ship May 24th!  International peeps welcome! Good Luck!

(* make sure you leave a way for me to contact you! Include your email address if you don't have a blogger account. And if you do have a blogger account, make sure your profile isn't set at "no reply" or "anonymous". Thanks!)


Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Sent with Love"

 Commissioned quilt done! I like how it turned out and I think it's perfect for a little girl who was born on Valentine's Day! Made with Deb Strain's "Sent with Love" for Moda. Measures 44" x 56"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I need some suggestions.....

How should I quilt this? I think I'm going to add a little 1 1/2 inch border around it. But it measures 20" x 20" right now. Each one of those little squares are 1 3/4" finished to make 9  7" blocks. This is for a mini quilt swap. Typically I'd do the regular ol' free motion meandering, but I'm wondering if straight line quilting would look better. It's just so small I don't know how to do it! What do you think?  Any suggestions?? Please!

Friday, May 7, 2010

sneak peak....

just a little somethin' somethin'....

Thursday, May 6, 2010

crochet baby blanket

This has been done for a while waiting on me to weave in all the ends of the yarn when I finished a skein. But now it's all done and ready to be sent. It's going to a fellow blogger who is pregnant w/ a little girl! I started this before she knew what she was having figuring it's an aqua color and would be appropriate for either a boy or a girl. The color is so hard to capture in a photo! It's called "Ocean Spray" by Naturally Caron in the Country yarn. It's so soft! (measures: 34"x39")

For the pattern and how I made this, see this post.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My first Mini Quilt Swap

I'm participating in my 1st quilting swap! Hosted by Modify Tradition. I'm excited. Should be lots of fun. Yes, I'm moving in 3 weeks...(can't believe it) and I'm taking on more projects! (can't believe that either!) But hey, anything to procrastinate prepping for the move, right!?

So, to my secret partner: my address info was given to Jennifer at Modify Tradition. Basically after May 28th, I'll have a new address. And as far as my likes and dislikes...I'm really not picky! Anything that is handmade especially for me will be cherished and loved! But I did create a mosaic to give you some ideas of what I like. I'm simple. I like classic, simple stuff with modern fabrics. I love Joel Dewberry, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner,..I could go on and on. As far as colors, I like 'em all! Told you I'm easy! Have fun making whatever you make and don't stress, I know I will love anything!
 1. the ava doll quilt, 2. Doll Quilt Swap 5 ready to go!, 3. doll quilt, 4. a quilt for a new baby, 5. Mini Quilt Monday, 6. Half square triangle doll quilt, 7. Amy Butler Love - the back, 8. quilted wall hanging, 9. Table Runner