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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Scrappy Trippin again!

Just finished putting the blocks together on this Scrappy Trip...loving it!  I had a little help from a friend, this is Peggy...shes 10.  I am housesitting and she is my company...cant complain, I love me a black lab...fantastic dogs!

As you can see, Peggy approves wholeheartedly of my color and design choice for this quilt...she gave me a high paw five!    Now to add a black skinny border and a wider purple border...then its on to the quilting!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Aiming for Accuracy QAL with the Quilting Gallery

 Hello there quilting peeps!  Heres the information for a QAL that has just barely end up with a gorgeous quilt! 

Check it out here:

Its a beautiful quilt...time to get started!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

String of Pearls QAL

Heres my progress on the "String of Pearls QAL" with Christas quilts....this week we blocked in our 5 1/2" pearl fabric squares and sewed and cut our sashings....

                                                 Waiting for the next step next week!! 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Another new QAL!!

Oh my goodness, I found another QAL...this one is scrappy and right up my alley..details below..

Sew Fresh Quilt Along
On this page, you will find links to all the posts made for the Oh My, Scrappy Stars! Quilt Along starting on June 21, 2013. Hope you will join in the summer fun and quilt along with me. I'd love to hear if you are interested in joining, so leave a comment. Even if you have arrived here late... Don't let that stop you from letting me know you want to participate. Better late than never!

Feel free to grab this button from my sidebar if you are participating in the quilt along. Pass the word!

Sew Fresh Quilts

Please share your photos of your progress and finished works to the Quilt Along Flickr Group.

This is the schedule, but it's not set in stone.
If you have completed the work for that week and are eager to get to the next step, just leave me a comment and I will make the next post early. Everyone works at a different pace and some have more free time to quilt than others. So don't feel bad if you are wanting to get to the next stage and can't wait. And don't feel like you're being rushed if you see the next set of instructions being posted before you are finished the last step given. Hope that's okay with everyone!

First blog post - June 14th - Announcing the upcoming quilt along.

Second blog post - June 21st - Official Commencement: Fabric requirements and Cutting instructions.

Third blog post - June 28th - Construction Step #1 & #2 - Easy Pale Star strip piecing and HST Monotony.

Fourth blog post - July 5th - Construction Step #3 - Strip piecing Neutral background.

Fifth blog post - July 12th - Assembly Begins

Sixth blog post - July 19th - Quilting

Seventh blog post - July 26th - Binding and Showing Off

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lucky Stars QAL

Heres the fabrics that I pulled from my stash for the Lucky Stars QAL...all I need to add is some white background fabrics which I already have so no $$$$$$ spent!!  Yay!!  This is going to be a bright happy quilt, perfect for a young girl...gonna look great when its done!

 You can still join in on the QAL here:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Aunt Reens Jelly Roll QAL

Heres my progress for week 2 of Aunt Reens Jelly Roll QAL, 210 blocks!  You can join the QAL here:

                         I havent ironed them yet but they are done!  Bring on step 3!!

El Dorado County Fair 2013

Here I am with my
"Modern Starburst" Quilt that I entered in the El Dorado County Fair.  I didnt win any prizes, but my goal was to show people that quilting can be young and modern and bright and fun, not just older style  patchwork.  I hope that many young people saw what can be done with all the beautiful modern fabics that are out there.  Thanks to  Melissa Corry of "Happy Quilting" for having this QAL so that I could make this wonderful quilt...

and heres a few more pictures from the fair...
Dougs Comma Quilt 3rd place

Dougs 1st Place

Fantastic Paper piecing!

Best of Show! Beautiful!

Scrappy Tumbler LOVE!

My wonderful son & his lovely wife!

and Jayden!!

The fair was a blast this year!  I even won 1st place for my English Toffee!  Blue Ribbon!  

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Aunt Reens Jelly Roll QAL

This QAL started last week over at Aunt Reens, you can go to the link here :

I have decided to kill two birds with one stone and use this as one of my commissioned quilts that I need to get started on, so I will be doing it in black and batiks and making it a queen size...heres my progress so far..550 batik pieces and a bunch of 2 1/2 background squares!

Theres still time to join in!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Doll Quilters Monthly for June

Karen F is my partner for the June Doll Swap Monthly...she hinted to me that she was really loving the cute barns being made with Lori Holts "Barn-A-Long" since I already had a few made, I picked out one I thought she would like and made it into a little patriotic Americana doll quilt for her....its on its way to its new home!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

For my QBSA partner

Amira from "my little mushroom cap" blog was my partner for May in the Quilting block swaps Australia...she requested a postage stamp block..heres what I sent her..

And here is the gorgeous block that I recieved from Amira...Its gorgeous!  It even has her "signature mushroom" in the middle...LOVE IT!

Monday, June 3, 2013

& Sew on BOM for April...

So quite obviously, I am a bit behind on this BOM, but I am still puttering along trying to keep up!

Its so cute! Love those scissors!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Raffle Quilt for the VFW

My oldest sister who lives in Mohave Valley, AZ is very active with their local VFW post #404.   She is always baking and cooking and volunteering to help as much as she can so when she asked me if I could make a quilt to donate and raffle off on 4th of July to raise  money for the post...I said "heck ya" heres a scrappy patriotic quilt...all done in our beloved RED WHITE & BLUE!

My sister received the quilt in the mail today and loves it!  I hope they raise a bunch of money!
                                               Thank you to our Veterans!