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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Marcus Fabrics Sew along

Check it out...

A new sew along, starting August 1st!

Friends & Companions Sew-Along

Heres the link!

Thanks Kathy!

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Quilt Doodles BOM for July is 

Toasty Mugs!

I did my little mugs in Christmas themed fabrics...
Love cute!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

First ever quilt on my Longarm

Yep it is folks!  I am finally using the Tin Lizzie 18 that I purchased about 4 years ago.  I have never ONCE gotten this machine to work correctly! 

While driving home from our trip last week, I decided that enough was enough and picked up the phone to call and see if the longarm guy could come the next day and figure out why this machine doesnt want to work correctly.  He said he could come, so the next day we spent 3 hours tinkering with my Longarm.  He said that we need to order a sensor to get the "Lizzie Stitch" working but he got me going with the manual stitch which is just fine for me, I can do loopy loops and stipple and swirls..perfect!  So, the next day, I spent almost 5 hours loading and quilting this quilt below which is my Scrappy Block Lotto Geese pattern. 
I did loopy loops, the thread broke many many times probably because I used a vintage sheet for backing.  But all in all, I think it turned out ok, I am proud of it! 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Doll Quilt for Patty in Ohio-June

The theme for Doll Quilt Swap Monthly was 
"In my garden"

Well, here in the Sierra Foothills we have alot of these
Scrub Jays...they are beautiful but they are

Patty has received her little quilt and loved it..Yay!

Friday, July 25, 2014

More fighting with the longarm!

Oh this longarm is going to be the death of me!

I loaded my second quilt onto my longarm 
that I have had for almost4 years and have only done ONE quilt on!  I fight and I fight and
I cuss out this longarm constantly, its so frustrating!

Its a newer model Tin Lizzie 18.  Since I am waiting 
once again for more parts to make the regulated stitch work, I am stuck in manual stitching mode which is fine for loopy loops and stipple and meander...but I cant get the tension right...

So here I was sewing right along thinking it looks great....ON THE TOP...when I advanced the roller,
I was faced with multiple loops and eyelashes (which I think we all know what that looks like!) !!  I ripped out this quilt TWICE!  I detest ripping...I think I have mentioned that before...anyways, I take it one day and one hour at a time.  I will get all 30 of my quilt tops quilted eventually....thats the plan anyways!

And this is why piecing is my favorite part of quilting!  If only I were rich, I could afford to send every last one of my quilt tops to a longarmer...ahhhh well, live and learn!!

Anyone out there have a Tin Lizzie who
has any suggestions for me?

RSC July RED!!

Heres my RSC progress for July....

One Red Churn Dash

12 Red String Blocks...

Wonder what color Angela will give us next month!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More Spider Web Progress

I just keep on sewing away on my Spider Web 
blocks...the total block count here is 30!

I am so loving this quilt...


Linking up with Connie

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Spider Web!

Amazing Amazing Amazing!!!

You start out with a huge bin of strings
(which by the way doesnt manage to empty)

Then you take these triangles of paper and gluea kite to the middle and add those strings to the sides of
each kite...and you trim, and you trim...
(and throw those trimmings out for the birds of course!)

and you end up with these beautiful blocks
that create this wondeful secondary pattern!!

Theres 16 blocks so far....
I just gotta keep on
trucking along...
You ROCK Bonnie Hunter!

If you would like this pattern, go to
Its a free pattern on Bonnies Blog!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Doll Quilt Swap for June

My partner for June in the 
Doll Quilt Swap Monthly 
was Patricia from Ohio...

Our theme for the month was 
"In your garden"

Pat made me this super duper cute little
doll quilt with Cherries on it...I immediately
hung it up, its just perfect! 

Thanks Pat!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

QBSA 12" swap

Heres a Hunters Star that I made for 
Leonie who is my partner in the 
QBSA 12" swap...

Leonie asked for any star in Civil War fabrics.
Its on the way to  you Leonie!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Barn Quilt Giveaway!

                                           Michelle over at 
                          "Quilts From my Crayon Box" blog
                               is having a great giveaway!

                                    Check it out here:



                               You could win one of these great barn                                             blocks or a cool ruler holder!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Val's Piggy Bank Challenge

Have you all seen the challenged issued by Val of 
Val's Quilting Studio?  

You can check out the link here:

Val's Quilting Studio

In a nutshell, you save your spare change in a nice piggy bank or jar for one year.
Then when the year is up, you cash in your change for something
Quilty related...sound good?

Sounds good to me! I am in!
I have my sights set on a Quilty Cruise in Sept 2015!
Can I do it??

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

& Sew on BOM 2013

Ya Ya Ya, I know, I am a bit behind on this one...I had all the best intentions of keeping up and then as usual, all sorts of yummy quilty inspiration hits me square between the eyes on a daily basis and this got shoved to the back burner...

This is the 4th block I have finished in the "& Sew On" BOM with Kristy of Quiet Play from last year.  They are all paper pieced and so fun to make...

The patterns are all available on Craftsy...go check them out!!

She has a new BOM this year
that is super cute, "Its so Kitschy"
that is retro kitchen blocks...super cute!