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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Planned Round Robin Reveal!!

Planned Round Robin Reveal Day!!

Months ago Bea over at 
had this great idea to do a "Planned Round Robin".  Thats where you make a 12.5" quilt block of your choice 
to be your center block and you send it to the first person on your list and they add the first round and so on and so on.  I would then receive another gals block/quilt top and add either 3.5" blocks or 6.5" blocks  to the top or the bottom depending on which month it is.  

Heres my starter block...its called "Scrap Attack", you 
can find the free pattern over on Craftsy, its a paper pieced block...its pretty fun to make...its Crazy Scrapalicious Deliciousness too which if you know me at all, thats right up my alley!! 

Use up those scraps!! 

Throw all those crazy fabrics together!

The ladies all did a fantastic job with their choices of what blocks to add and which fabrics to use, I wanted them to use up stash and scraps on this and thats what they did!
  It is just what I had hoped it would
turn out to be, a rainbow of Scrappy love!!

My favorite kind of Quilt!!! 

Check out my AMAZING QUILT TOP!!

Isnt it pretty laying over this bench?  

Heres a shot of the looks like 
Quilty stained pretty!!

A nice sunny shot....loving it!!

A close of of some of the ladies fabulous work....
Hexagons, Hst's, Stars, 
Pinwheels...crumb blocks & diamonds!!

I cant tell these gals how happy I am with all the hard work they did, they are all so talented
and I am so grateful! 

 Thanks ladies!!

I am loving these Hexis!  Love all this fabulous color!!
 So many different neutrals used, Wonderful!!

I think it turned out amazing...I havent decided yet whether I will keep it this size as a wallhanging for my sewing room or be the nut job that I
am and add to it and make a great big Scrap Attack never knows what will strike my fancy!!

This planned Round Robin was alot of fun, I really 
enjoyed it! It was so fun to receive a different quilt project every month and think of what I wanted to add to it and know exactly what size to make my blocks.

Everyones quilts were all so unique and've just
got to go over and check them out....

Bea is going to host another Planned Round Robin soon, you can stalk her blog to find out when it will be starting up...meanwhile go on over to 

and check out the link up of all the wonderful Planned Round Robin finishes!

Thanks for stopping by my little blog today!  

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Block Lotto for April

This month in the Block Lotto we are making these

"Made Fabric Stars"

Its done with the Tri-Recs Rulers...

We were to use greens and blues with a  "made fabric" center with a white background..

Here are my seven stars to enter....
Hope I win!

These would make a beautiful quilt!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Guess whos 1??!!

Happy Birthday Super Cooper!!
You are 1 today and you are such a sweet little guy
and such a blessing!!  We love you!!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Lucky Stars BOM

I am still plugging away on these stars from the
Lucky Star BOM from last year, this is my fourth 
Star...its called "Black Hole Star'.  

It was fun to make, this orange
will definately add some "pop" to my quilt!

Another block to add to that WIP bag.....

Happy Monday to you all!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

RSC! Saturday Link up!

Its time to link up with Angela over at 
SoScrappy for the RSC!

We are still working with our purples this this color!

Heres my fourth block for the month, these
Awesome Wonky Stars, you can find the pattern for these over on  Thats Bonnie Hunters Blog, and she has a bunch of wonderful free patterns under her free pattern tab....check it out..

I am doing two of each purple block just because I love purple so much and I need 20 blocks 
for a quilt at the end of the year versus just 
12, I like a big quilt! Yes, this means I will
need even more blocks of more colors but thats not a problem for me, my scraps are endless!  

Linking up with Angela over at 
for Scrap Happy Saturday!

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Friday, April 24, 2015

OMG! I made a bag!


I did it! I made a bag!!

My LQS "High Sierra Quilters" had a class to make this super duper cute

"Strip to the Beach Bag"

Its made with fusible batting and Jelly Roll strips in a quilt-as-you-go was a lot of fun to make and I really learned alot.  
I learned to do "french seams" and boxing the corners....and I got to spend the whole day with my crazy LQS owner friend Dougie...and
some wonderful quilty was a blast!!

I am very proud of this bag, I cant believe I made it!!  Now if I can just make more for my sisters for Christmas gifts....

Whoop Whoop!

Linking up with Richard and Tanya
for Link-a-Finish Friday!

LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ritzy Cracker!

Another finish for my friend Julie!!

She made this pretty Ritzy Cracker Quilt for her
new Great Niece, Brooklyn.

Its a nice big size for her to grow with...

She backed it with Lavendar flannel and I longarmed quilted it for her with simple 
Loopy "go to" pattern!

It really gave it beautiful texture!  
Love it!

Beautiful job Julie! 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Zig Zag!

My sewing buddy Julie comes over and sews 
withme as often as we can get together 
and I helped her make this masculine 
Zig Zag quilt for her Nephew. 

 We busted a whole bunch of
black and white scraps and paired it with Kona Chinese Red and some Gray...

Then she used up more scraps making a scrappy border...shes really come a long way with her quilting skills, I think she did a wonderful job 
on this one!  I think her nephew will love it!

 Heres a close up of my longarm quilting, I did a medium sized Meander/Stipple in gray thread.  
It turned out great dont you think??

Great job Julie!

P.S. Now I get to trim and bind it for her!

I am almost scared to mention that the longarm
is up and working right now....dont want 
to jinx myself!  Its all because of this Studmuffin
who came up to my house from Meissners Sacramento and helped me tremendously!

Thanks Karl!!


Saturday, April 18, 2015

RSC Saturday Link up!

 Its the third So Scrappy Saturday of the month and 
here is my third set of Purple blocks...


I am making two of each block this month because 
Purple is one of my favorite colors...

Love Love Love!

Linking up with Angela over at SoScrappy!

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

New project...

I know I know...another new project...
I just cant resist!

I love these Paper Pieced Lonestar blocks...
They are one of my favorite blocks to 
make......they use up
scraps like crazy which suits me just fine!  

My reasoning for starting this quilt was 
my scrap bucket with 
all my different colors all bagged 
separately...I want to use
large jewel tone scraps for the, 
blues, greens, purples, wines....

I like how this is looking for far....another 
quilt I just might 
have to keep...uhhhh ohhhh!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Vacation Time BOM

Its time for the April block in 
Pat Sloans Vacation Time BOM. 

This months block is called
"Penny Arcade"

Heres my Brown & Aqua version...

Heres a snapshot of all four blocks together...
Its looking good but I think I need to incorporate some more
of the aqua backgrounds to even things out...

Ha! The block in the lower right hand corner is 
upsides supposed to look like a

Saturday, April 11, 2015

RSC Saturday!

Its RSC Saturday!  
Time to link up our blocks for the week!

Funny thing is, this month the color is Purple....and I 
love love love that color...but do you think I have alot of scraps of purple???

Why is that exactly? I dont understand??


Heres my Purple Scrap Jar Stars....

I am getting better and better at keeping that 1/4" on the
outside of those Hst's.....that makes me very happy!

Go and check out what everyone else is doing 
over at SoScrappy!

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Introducing Lilly!

Look what I got!!

I scored this Singer 404 at the thrift store for $15....the only
thing wrong was that I had to figure out a spool pin for her, so my
husband figured out that screw up there......worked great!

Shes a beauty thats for sure....lovely two toned mocha color....
in perfect condition...and she PURRS.....

Another Vintage baby rescued!  Yay!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015


For the latest round of QBSA
"Quilting Block Swaps Australia"

my partner requested this 
Red Emperor purple, black and white.

This one was a pain in the butt....not my favorite...I dont
like the fact that theres no way in H*** to
save those points!  Crazy!

Hope she likes it!

Saturday, April 4, 2015


As if I didnt have enough to do already, 
I spotted a cool quilt block on last weeks link ups for the RSC and being 
the sucker that I am, I dove right in!

I present to you...the Bubble Block!
in this months color Purple!

These bad boys are 15.5" unfinished!

Its all Nanns fault, she posted hers and I just had
to get busy making them too!!

Thanks Nann for all the pointers!

So, needless to say, I needed to make them in all the colors of the 
year so far so here they all are!!




and.....A group shot on my weedy lawn!

Pretty cool looking eh?  

That makes 4 different blocks for the 
RSC each month..