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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

DQS October

Ohhhhhh Lucky Lucky me!!  I was partnered with Carolyn of Sew.Darn.Quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap for October...the theme was "Spooky"...I can't tell you how excited  was to see the package in the mail yesterday and then my squeal of happiness when I saw what she made for me!!  I am one lucky gal!!  Thank you so much Carolyn, its AWESOME and I will treasure it forever!

The detail is just fantastic, lots of cute little goblins and trick or treaters...its just fantastic! Carolyn also included a cute little handmade witches hat and a wonky block to add to my quilt for my hospital where I work...Thank you again so much Carolyn...I'm so happy!

Happy Halloween Everyone...stay safe! Hope you all get lots of hugs and kisses from the sweet little goblins in your life!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Heres my row for the Row-A-Long with . This is Row number 5.  Itty bitty flying geese!

and here is a photo of all the rows so far...they are folded in half to fit in the photo easier...the Apples are my favorite!

Happy Tuesday everyone, just one more day till SPOOKY HALLOWEEN & CANDY!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday WIP

I came across this gorgeous pattern on my bloggy friend Cathys blog and just fell in love not only
with the pattern but the color scheme she had used...all those gorgeous
blues, aquas, pretty!

I have a whole pile of fabrics in these beautiful colors to make this as big as I want with no time limit.  I really would love to have it on my King size bed.  I have alot of work to do on it but since this is my WIP, I can take my time..I can dawdle and move the blocks around as long as I want!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Flimsy!

Heres my most recent Flimsy finish, its from the Scrappy Stash QAL with Ellison Lane Quilts can find it here:

There is a total of 49 8 1/2" wonky log cabin blocks..all put together completely from scraps! My kind of quilt!  It measures 56x56, a good throw size quilt.  I am leaving it as is with no borders.  Its so bright and fun!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

In-the-bag Ugly Quilt Challenge Voting!

A few months back I joined this wonderful challenge and got sent some very interesting fabrics to make into a quilt! I turned all that lovliness into this bright, colorful & happy herringbone quilt. I really love it..its so happy! The voting is open until tomorrow..I would appreciate you going over to Colorado Ladys blog to vote, you can get there by clicking here am number 31.  Heres a picture of my quilt.

Thanks!  Julianne

Monday, October 22, 2012


Heres my completed Halloween See Saw!!  Its SPOOKTACULAR!!

My partner was Michele of Quilts From My Crayon Box in New my quilt went back and forth from California to New York multiple times getting a new border each trip! I am so happy with how it came out in the end.  This was definitely a fun swap!!  Thanks Michele!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A finish!

My Beginners QAL quilt is complete! I LOVE it! Nice bold colors...quilted it myself with straight lines and a red vintage sheet on the back...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Its hard to find good help these days....

At one of my local quilt shops...well, its not technically "local" meaning nearby but its driveable and I try to get there every 6 weeks or so.  Anyways, its called "Runs with Scissors"....what a great name eh?   Anyways, its a cute store, I go there whenever I am "down that way".  They have an antique baby bathtub that they fill with scraps. You can then fill a brown lunch bag FULL for $6...of great big scrappy yummy fabric pieces!  LOVE IT!  I stuff that bag as full as I can get it...these are mostly the scraps that I have been using for my "Row-a-long"...cute cute stuff...with a little bit of other stuff thrown in.  When I got home from the store I spilled out my loot and Jayden decided to help Ganny sort out our the topic says..good help is hard to find!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Black blocks for Scrappy Stash QAl

Heres my blocks made from my gray/black pile of scraps.  They are sort of dark...dont know if I like them so well with all the other bright colors..what do you all think??

Monday, October 15, 2012

More Scrappy Stash...

Wow..I am really just crusing along with these blocks..heres my green ones..all seven of them...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Baking Banana Bread with a 2 yr old

Jay loves to help Ganny cook...she pulls up a kitchen chair and we bake!
She loves using the mixer

She tastes everything...

and hams it up for the camera!

The addition of chocolate chips to the banana bread is her favorite part...girl after my own heart!!

Pumpkin Patch!!

We spent the day yesterday in Orangvale at a Upick Pumpkin Patch.  We had a blast with our little grandaughter.  They had a sandbox that was filled with corn kernels and dump trucks to play with, a hay maze, playground, goodies to eat and the best part, a hay ride to the pumpkin fields to pick your own pumpkins!  We had a great day....its always a good day with our sweet girl!!PlPlaying in the corn kernels

Being Silly!

Me & my sweetheart!

Wildflowers for mommy!

The Scrappyness Continues!

I just keep on trucking with my Scrappy Stash QAL wonky log cabins..they are so fun and easy to make...heres my pink blocks...

Thats 5 more to add to the pile!  Whoop Whoop!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Tartankiwi Block!

One of the blogs I follow regurally posted this free pattern, its just so cute that I had to try it...I think hes so cute!

You can find the free pattern here:

Light of my life...

This is who I am spending my day with! Yea!

Friday, October 12, 2012

The brats..

This is a rare photographic opportunity..usually they dart when they see the camera...from left to right...Puka, Dahlia & Koi...crazy calicos!!

Probably waiting around hoping for canned food...

Scrappy Stash QAL

I worked on my bag of orange scraps today and made 6 wonky log cabin blocks...this is an awesome way to use all those little pieces up!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!! I'm off to see my sweet grandaughter tomorrow, we plan on going to the pumpkin patch...cant wait!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bee in my Bonnet Row Along #4

Heres something else I worked on today...Row 4 of the Row-a-long! You can find this great QAL here:

This time our row was these cute apples!  Just perfect for the beginning of fall, theres even apple cores...sooo cute!  Love that "Golden delicious" apple the cute!

Scrappy Stash QAL

So here is what I started with for the Scrappy Stash QAL...scraps sorted by color from left to right.  Yellows, greens, blues, blacks, browns, reds, purples, pinks and oranges. 

Then I took the yellow/lights pile and made it into these....5 wonky log cabin blocks..the beginning of another very colorful quilt!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Doll Quilt Swap Sneak Peak for Carolyn

Heres a little glimpse of my doings for Carolyn in my DQS first swap! Carolyn blogs over at
Hee Hee Hee!!

Hugs!  Julianne

Monday, October 8, 2012

I just love using scraps up!

This is a quilt that I made from leftovers of one of my Schnibbles quilts.  The funny thing about it is that it was sold to my sons exgirlfriends best friend to give to the exgirlfriend as a wedding gift!  Does that make sense? Did I type it right? Just a little bit awkward! 

Anyways, I havent heard whether she liked it or not..I think it turned out great!  Simple but fun and young looking...and in her favorite colors...I just can hope she did like it..I do wish her well.

Friday, October 5, 2012

and the winner of the Traveling Stash is.......

Sue!  Heres the link to her blog if you are interested in following the traveling stash...

Thanks so much for entering the giveway Sue..I hope you find all kinds of goodies that you love! 



Check out this giveway!

Barbara over at CatPatches is having a giveaway today for FFFF...check it out!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fat Quarter Shop Mystery BOM

Heres blocks 1-4 of the FQS Mystery BOM....they are made with Moda Vintage Modern, I just love this line of fabric, its just so beautiful...the colors are fantastic, its fresh and sweet..I just really like it!

I love how this is coming along so far...its just lovely.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bloggy Friends are the BEST!!

Last month I sent some terribly cute milk glass shoes  that I found at my local thrift store to my bloggy friend Cathy in Canada, she loves milk glass and when I asked her if she would be interested in these, she enthusiastically said YES!!  I actually have come to know Cathy through her blog  She is an awesome gal and it turns out we have alot in common besides sewing such as thrift store shopping and gardening etc...she has been so helpful to me and I am so lucky to have found her and become friends. 

So today, I get home from work and I have a package waiting for me from CANADA!!  These are the goodies that Cathy sent me...I am one lucky chickadee!!  Vintage Moda kitty fabrics in 3 different colors, a darling Michael Miller retro print and a Moda Charm pack!  Also, some yummy recipes to try and some patterns...
                                   WOOT WOOT!!

I feel so spoiled!!  What fun!!  Thanks Cathy, you ROCK girlfriend!!

Hugs!  Julianne

Monday, October 1, 2012

With a little help from my furry friend

Heres my "grandcat" Ralph helping me test out a quilt while I did the hand sewing on the binding...he decided that it was pretty warm and cozy...

Lap tested...Cat approved!!

Quilts, Clam Chowder & Chocolate!

Does it get any better than that?? YUM!!  Heres a few pictures of our jaunt to San Mateo/San Francisco yesterday.  We attended the "Quilters by the Bay" quilt show and then went to San Francisco for Clam Chowder and Ghiradelli Chocolate...we had a great time!

My favorite, a string quilt!

Awesome paper piecing!


Happy friends with Clam chowder in a Sourdough bread bowl and a 5lb Ghiradelli bar, $60!!

Beautiful batik hearts


Ok, folks.   I am off to work! Have a good Monday!