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Saturday, January 31, 2015

QM Itty Bitty Blocks QAL

Oh my gosh, someone help me....

I found another scrappy quilt-a-long that I can't resist!

If someone says lets use up our little tiny scraps and 
make a quilt, I dive right in!!


Quiltmaker Magazines Blog has this Itty Bitty Blocks QAL.

Its miniature Yumminess!!

Januarys block was this super cute 
Itty bitty Bow Tie Block...
they are 3 1/2" unfinished!! 

Aren't they GREAT!??

Perfect for using up some 2" squares from my overflowing
 2" square bin!

We were to make 16 Bow Tie blocks and sew 
them into a row....


Bring on Februarys Block!!

You can find the info for this quilt-a-long on 
Quiltmaker Magazines Blog..

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, January 30, 2015

A Friday Finish

Quilt Doodles 2014 BOM is finished!
This was the 2014 BOM with Cindy over at
Cindy has another BOM for 2015...its super cute too!
You can check it out here:
Linking up with Richard & Tanya Quilts
for Link a Finish Friday!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Grand Illusion is a Flimsy!

Oh my goodness, its still January and my
Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt
is a flimsy!!
I would just like to state that I am so glad that I
changed a few colors in this quilt.
I am not a fan of Yellow and changed it to 
this toffee color...and my pinks are
much darker than Bonnies. 
Like Bonnie always says
 "Make it your own, its YOUR quilt!"

Many thanks to Dahlia for Cat testing
and approving another
Mystery Quilt....
I am sending this quilt to my best quilty buddy
Kathy in Ohio for some
 BOMB Longarm quilting!!

You can find her here:
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

QBSA Quilt Top Complete!

For over a year now I have been swapping
 Quilt Blocks monthly with
Quilting Block Swaps Australia (QBSA) group.
My block choice was the Lonestar block
 (found on Craftsy for free).
I asked my partners to use scraps only and any
navy blue or dark blue background. 
Needless to say I received many beautiful blocks
in the mail...I love squishy mail so much! 
I was delighted to see all the wonderful talent that arrived each month, just gorgeous blocks. 
 The fabrics that each quilter used were all so unique...
I received a couple of blocks from bloggy friends
in the US and made a couple myself...then I sashed them with fabric crumbs that I sewed onto strips of
paper.  So lots of little bits were used up!
Now to find someone to work some quilty magic on needs longarming
with so many little pieces in it...
I love this quilt and its MINE!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Go sew something!!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Block Lotto!

Januarys Block Lotto block is this Double 9 Patch
done in Blacks & Whites...
I got two finished in time to get them entered
 into the Block lotto for this month.

You can join in the fun by checking out the
 Block Lotto here:
Join me on the Block Lotto Blog

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Quilt Doodles BOM 2014 Reveal and Blog Hop!

Its that wonderful time to reveal our Quilt Doodles BOM 2014!!!
hosted by Cindy @

I really enjoyed this monthly row by row Quilt-a-long...
It was all made with 2.5" Squares, my favorite!!

Each month we were given a free pattern to make
and post our progress...

We did a row of Christmas lights...
Ice Skates....

Super cute mugs of cocoa...
Christmas Peppermint Candies...

& even a few more...

This is the backing, funny thing about it is...I got it for 
$1 a yard years ago....never knew what the heck I would use it for.

Its perfect for this wintery quilt!

I quilted it myself on my Kenmore 10 machine, her name is 
"Lenore",  just making wavy lines across the quilt...
turned out GREAT!

Heres the whole quilt!!  I love it!

So theres my turn on the Blog Hop Schedule...check the schedule
below to check out other beautiful quilts made 
during this BOM...

January 24th

January 25th
January 26th

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

RSC 2015 Scrap Happy Saturday!

Hello everyone!

I have decided to do a second block for the RSC 2015 this year, I'm
not surprised by this because I did two sets of blocks last year too
which I might add, I still need to set and sew together...wink wink..

So my first set I showed you last time was the 
Scrap Jar Stars...

My second set will be these...Scrappy Wonky Stars!

Ya'll know how much I love those little squares!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Linking up to Angela over at So Scrappy!!


RSC 15

Friday, January 23, 2015

Its Friday night Sew In time! 
What are you all working on??

I'm finishing up the borders on my
Bonnie Hunter Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt!

If my internet wasnt so slow I would show you all a picture. 
Needless to say I am a little frustrated!

This is the only picture I have managed to come up with, its one
of the clues for my Grand you can get an 
idea of my color scheme...

Now to get those borders sewn on !!

Linking up with Sugarlane Quilts for 
Friday Night Sew In!

A Friday Finish!

Another WIP Scrappy Trip finished! 

I just love this pattern, it always turns out so great!

Linking up with Richard & Tanya Quits for
Finish it up Friday!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Another Spiderweb!

Remember a couple months ago, I showed you all this
scrappy Spiderweb quilt and I said it wasnt big enough??

Well now it is!!  Its a flimsy!

and I LOVE it!
Now to get it quilted..
Now theres a big pile!!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

RSC Saturday Blues!

Today is Saturday so its the day to link up 
with Angela over at SoScrappy 
                       and show off our blocks in this months color....


Thanks to Angie who made these Scrap Jar Stars for last years RSC 
and sent me the link to the tutorial, 
I now am making them for this years RSC.  
I just love them and they are completely SCRAPS!

I have also finally figured out how to keep that 
darn 1/4"  seam allowance on the HST's!

Linking up with Angela for 
Scrap Happy Saturday!


Saturday, January 10, 2015

QBSA Blocks

I finally got to sew a little bit last night after work,  I 
decided to finish up my December QBSA block and my
January QBSA block....they are done!

This first on is a Ritzy Cracker block for 
Karen in NSW....

This one is for Joanne...its called
Scrap Jar it!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

3 Finishes!

 Here are three quilts that I have had quilted for a while that
just needed the bindings sewn down....They are finally done!

They are all the Arkansas Crossings pattern...
this one is with a Tan background..

This second one is with a Blue Lagoon background...

and number 3 is with a Dark Green backgound, I like this one 
best I think....

Whoop Whoop!!  Three more done!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Kims Quilt

I made this quilt last year with a 
Quilt-a-long with Christas Quilts Blog. 
Its called String of Pearls.  When my nephew Zane 
was here visiting for Chrismas, I had him pick out a quilt that
he thought his mom might like...he chose this one for her.

Heres a close up of the quilting, I sent it out to a longarmer.

Here is the happy recipient, my sister-in-law Kim.  Shes 
raised my two nephews Damon & Zane all on her own and 
she has been a wonderful mom to them.  I love her like a sister.

Merry Chrismas Kim, I love you!!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Damons Quilt

Many of you most likely remember my previous posts about my
nephew Damon who is a student at Sacramento State Univ.  His brother
and I sewed and sewed and finished his quilt just in time for 
Christmas!  We used all upcycled mens shirts and used a 
old sheetfor the backing and made this 
awesome string quilt!

Heres a close up.  I quilted it myself with wavy lines...

Here is my happy nephew Damon with his brand new quilt!
He was so happy!  He hadn't had a new quilt in almost 15 years.  Before
my mom passed away she had made him a denim and flannel quilt.
When he was young he used it so much that his other grandma had to make numerous repairs to the point where his mom finally took it away for safe keeping.

 So this sweet boy was really really grateful for his new quilt, it made
me really happy to see him so excited!  

Merry Christmas Damon, I love you kiddo!!