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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Why I love Quilting...

Pictures like this just make me happy...she loves all her Grannys quilts...thinks they are all pretty, wants them all for herself..couldnt make me happier!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

QBSA July Block

Heres the GORGEOUS block I received from my July partner Elizabeth in the QBSA 12" swap...its a scrappy lonestar paper pieced block with a blue background, she did a fantastic job...thanks Elizabeth!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Scrappy Stars QAL

Wow!  This is one heck of a quilt! So many little pieces!  I am a bit behind on this one but I am determined to finish, I just know I can do it!   Heres my progress on Step 3, neutral strip alot of neutral squares!

There are rows of 12, 10, 7,6,5,4,3,2 &1 of neutral 2 1/2" squares...this quilt is going to be huge!!  This is a Quilt-a-long with Lorna at Sew fresh Quilts...heres the link:

Heres some mug rugs that I made from the strip piecing scraps...I needed a little bit of mindless sewing after all of that....

Now I am on to Step 4 which is piecing all the other colorful hst's and squares (below) with these neutral strips to create the fantasic design of this quilt...wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Modern Mini Mystery Round Robin 2013 REVEAL DAY!

Its Reveal day for those of us who joined the MMMRR13 with Michelle of "Quilts from my Crayon Box".  The plan was...create a center block of your choice and then send it to the next scheduled person in your group.  My block traveled all over the USA and beyond to many fabulous talented quilters!  Heres the final product...I love it..

The middle is my starting block, a Lonestar paper pieced block in "Vintage Modern" of my favorite lines of fabric by Bonnie & pretty!!

Then my wonderful quilty friends from Oregon, Yukon Territory Canada, Connecticut, Michigan and Ohio added border after beautiful border. Then, to finish it up into a quilt size, I added my Fat Quarter Shop 2013 BOM blocks which were also done in "Vintage Modern" to each end with some piano keys.  Then added some scraps that I turned into pinwheels to the borders...

I decided to use the remaining FQS BOM blocks for a pieced backing with a strip...The block on the far right is the label that all the awesome quilty ladies signed with their names and can see a bigger photo below...bordered with my scrappy leftover pieces...gotta use it up ya know!

Needless to say, I am so pleased with the end result of my one lonely little block...I had a fantastic group of ladies to work on my quilt and I couldnt be more thankful to each and every one of them.  They all did such beautiful work and put so much quilty love into my project!   I want to thank each of them from the bottom of my heart, I will treasure this quilt forever...its definately staying with me!! Mine Mine Mine!!

Lastly, great big huggy quilty heartfelt thanks to Michelle of "Quilts from my crayon box" Blog for hosting this great Round Robin.....she is so organized and fun to work with!  She is so patient and keeps everyone moving along...she is a great motivator...You ROCK girlfriend!

                                  THANKS MICHELLE!!!!

Make sure you head over to Michelles Blog to check out the linky party to see all the gorgeous Round Robin finishes today! 

Heres the link!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Star Surround QAL

Well, in a hurry I chose my fabrics for the "Star Surround QAL" with Melissa Corry of "Happy Quilting"....let me know what  you think....

Especially YOU...Melissa...will these work ok??  I have white for the background fabric...

Monday, July 22, 2013

I love me a tote bag!

Ok, I DO follow in my moms footsteps with having to have a tote bag for every different project, one for carrying all my stuff to work, one when I have the grandbaby, ones for trips, one special one for quilt shows....YES YES YES, I am nuts about tote bags...problem is....I HATE making them!  I suck at it...I love love love them and all the little cute zippered bags that everyone in bloggy land is making....I get all these wonderful ideas of making them and then chicken out!  No fun!  I was lucky one time and won a cute zippered bag from Connie @ freemotionbytheriver.  I use it everyday, LOVE IT!  So why oh why am I such a wimp and cant figure these darn things out...heres what I like to drool over.....

Arent they beautiful?? So Modern and colorful....and USEFUL!!  Maybe one of these days I will be able to bite the bullet and figure these out!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Aiming for Accuracy QAL

Heres my 2nd block in the Aiming for Accuracy QAL with

Its hard to tell but the lighter half of the pinwheels are a very pale yellow dot fabric, I am sort of "flying by the seat of my pants" with the fabrics for this quilt, just kinda throwing oranges, aquas and greys around and see what I end up with...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

QBSA Christmas Swap June

This is a "Christmas Star" block for Cathy, my partner in QBSA for June. She requested Red, Green and Cream background...pretty pretty!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Picture PURRRRfect Wednesday

My Quilting Companion-Koi

                                Keeping the scraps under control LOL!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Found another QAL!

Good lord, I must be nuts!  I just LOVE LOVE LOVE QAL's....check this one out that I found over at "Pieces by Polly" Hexies!

Heres the link to check it out!

Simply Solids Bee-June

This is the block for June for my Simply solids Bee.  Its called "woven" I was fun to make!

Monday, July 8, 2013

String of Pearls Flimsy DONE!

Its done Its done Its done!

Yay! My String of Pearls is a Quilt top!

I really like how it turned out, the mottled gray really made it look different!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Lucky Stars QAL

Here are my 9 stars for the 1st step in the Lucky Stars QAL.  I am so happy with the beautiful
Peacock blue that I chose for the background its so different and pretty.  Now on to Step 2!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cinnamon Rolls!!!

Ok, I have a terrible terrible weakness for sweets, everyone who knows me knows it too!!  I love to bake, I bake for money, I bring baked goods to name is Julianne and I am a sugar loving bakeaholic!!  Lately my sweet tooth has been requesting cinnamon rolls, I have never been so great with yeast breads, but after several attempts throughout the year (some not so great), I am getting better and better...heres tonights 95 degree California heat...good lord!

They are so good that I dont think they need icing!!  OMG!!

Linking up with "A Quilters Table: Tuesday 
Connie @ Freemotion by the River!

Please vote for me at the Quilting Gallery!

Please vote for me in the Patriotic Quilts contest this week at the quilting gallery.  You can go to the link here :

Heres a picture of the quilt I entered, it was a 50th birthday present for my sister. She is a very patriotic person and was thrilled to recieve this quilt.

If you recall from reading my blog, I made another patriotic quilt for her to raffle off for her VFW...I am glad to report that they raised $200!!  Yippee!! This is it, down below...

My least favorite part of quilting...

OMG!!  Its the worst part but probably one of the most important parts.  I usually put these little piles outside by the bird feeders so that the birds can pick up the fabric scraps to use in their nests.  The piles always dissapear so I think they are being used.  Do you do this??

                                   Sooooo..what part of quilting is your least favorite???

Friday, July 5, 2013

Doll Quilt Swap

This is the doll quilt that I sent to my partner Lynn in Oregon...she has recieved it and loved it!  It was a free pattern on Craftsy...called "Banded Star", I did it all in earthy pretty!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Modern Mini Mystery Round Robin 2013

Its here!  Its home! Finally!
Woot Woot!  Squeal!!
Its gorgeous!!
All you get is a sneak peak until I get it finished...
Thank you to all the wonderful ladies who worked on it...I am thrilled to say the least!!  :-)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Aunt Reens Jelly Roll QAL

Boy oh Boy am I [proud of this quilt, its a beauty!  Its also a monster queen size!
I am so happy that I chose to do this one in batiks, it just makes me smile.   I sure
hope the lady I am making it for agrees, I am sure she will.  Thanks Aunt Reen for a great QAL

Monday, July 1, 2013

Plucking from the stash!

This is the newest QAL that I have committed to.  Its a doozy!  LOTS of tiny tiny squares!  My favorite type of quilt...scrappy explosion of colors!  Perfect!  Heres what I pulled from my stash to get started with...kinda takes me back to pulling fabrics for Bonnie Hunters Easy street last fall...

On the top left is my "focus" fabric, below that is my accent fabric, up top in the middle are my variety of "low volume" for my background, then the rest make up the starbursts...going to be very bright and colorful....I believe this is all strip pieced (one can hope) but I am not sure...will be fun though!  If you would like to join in, please click on the link on my sidebar!  The more the merrier.....6 months till Christmas!