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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

June Block Lotto

This months block in the "Block Lotto" is this 
curved Improv block in 
Teal, Turquoise,Aqua and White...its a 6.5" block..

Here are my 9 blocks to enter into the lotto...

I hope I win!

Join me on the Block Lotto Blog

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Log Cabin Yumminess!

Julie over at started a log cabin along, lord knows I have scraps and a crap ton of strings so I dove right in, I had to right??? I gotta use this stuff up!!  I'm overflowing!! Heres my scrappy masterpiece, I'm lovin it!! Its beauuuutiful!!

I quilted it with my "go to" loopy loops!  It looks amazing!!!

I backed it with many many scraps of flannel, all my red flannel scraps!  Its ridiculously amazing, you'd love it  but I didn't get a photo of it! Darn!

Now to get the binding on!  Yippee!! 

Happy Dance Shakin my Booty!!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A quilt for Julianne

This is my Great Niece Julianne, my namesake...She lives
in Maryland and I live in California.  I don't get to see her very often but she is always in my thoughts.  She is a great little gal, good in school, girl scouts, loves animals and donates to help horses in need.  Shes a great kiddo!  She even sews!! She sews girl scout patches on vests for $1 a patch and donates the money to help foster horses.  

Awesome! I'm so proud!

Oh and by the way, she sews on a Vintage Singer 403!!!

I just finished longarming this quilt top that I made a few years back. I longarmed it with a Lotus flower pantograph, since its a special quilt for my special girl.   This pattern was from a Quilt-a-long by Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting.  I actually made two, the other one was a patriotic version.  They both turned out great!  This one will be going to little Julianne for Christmas this year.  Its 90x90, so nice and big to fit on her bed and last her for quite a while.  I just know she is going to love it!  

Now that this one is done, I have a pile of new fabrics called "Isabella" for my other Great niece Isabella that I am going to sew into the same pattern for her for Christmas.  I think its a great pattern for young girls that they can grow with and enjoy, I can just picture these two nieces of mine cuddled up reading with these quilts...Yay!

Better get back to it!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Donation Quilts

During the year I make up some blocks or quilt tops to send to the Sunshine quilt Guild in California.  They make and send completed quilts for "Wrap a Smile"
 to be taken to children undergoing Cleft Palette surgery.  

I hope these two lap size quilts will brighten a  kids day and keep them suggly warm......wrapped in a hug!

Wrap a Smile
Wrap a smile

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Tumbler Progress!

Greetings everyone, sorry that I have been a little "MIA" lately,I've just been busy busy busy!!

I have been trucking along on a few long term projects these "leader-ender" Tumblers which is one of Bonnie Hunters Challenges for the year. I was playing with
these last Saturday while watching Quilt Cam.

They are 2.5" tumblers, cut from scraps. There are 50 tumblers in each row, making a nice width.

Theres a little bit of everything in here, from solids to
 tone on tones to novelties...using it up!!  Aren't those brussel sprouts and tomatoes great????

Its getting big, but not big enough....since this photo and
 Quilt Cam, I have added another six rows. 
 Its growing slowly....bit by bit by bit!!

Thanks for stopping by my little blog today...hope you
are having a nice summer and staying cool!