Friday, November 16, 2012

Sampler Block 11

FINALLY I am able to play in my studio. We have been so busy getting ready for our trip. I am so ready for some SUN.

I was able to complete my block 11 for Sampler group.

6" - Double Quartet
 
When I return home next month, I am going to have to study these blocks and come up with a layout.
 
 
I will continue on the rest of the night in studio. I am sure going to miss my haven! I wish I could just pack everything in two suitcases. 8)
 
 
Have a wonderful weekend & I hope you will find sometime to stitch! 8)
 


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"Grace" Jane (Dear Jane) Blocks

I finally finished more blocks. I am going to have to re-do this Triangle. I cut the top half too short AND my half moon are crooked. *Ugh*

LS(left side)-9 "Kiwi"

Block B-13 "Four Corner Press"


I have to start packing now for our trip. This year we are spending the Holidays with my family. We are going to be gone for 6-weeks. Three weeks on Oahu with siblings and their families AND three weeks on the Big Island on the wet side "Hilo" with my Dad. 

I am so looking forward to seeing the family. 8)



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Chloe has a New Home! 8)

As some of you know, I was so surprise that I actually WON something online! 

I won Chloe on Bunny Hill Design Blog . She arrived today... She is 16" x 10" dog. Anne Sutton(Owner) designed pattern and to make Chloe even more special, Anne got a lot of designers to autograph Chloe. 8) 

- Kate Spain
- Pat Sloan
- Barb Adams - Blackbird Designs
- Amy Butler
- Bonnie Sullivan
- Kaffe Fassett 
- Keiko Clark - H. Cotton Studio
- Deb Strain - Saltbox
- Kaari M - French General
- Rachel Griffith - Rachel Griffith Designs
and many more.

I am going to treasure Chloe. Such a treat to have won Chloe. I almost forgot... I also received pattern of how to make Chloe.

Thank you so very much Anne! 






Wednesday, November 7, 2012

More Grace Jane Blocks done

I completed three more blocks on my "Grace" Jane quilt. I am aiming to finish this quilt in 6 months. LOL ... we will see!  


D-11 Snow Crystal

LS-10 Megan's Cathedral

Top Left Corner (TLC)- Sadie Rose



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Todays Agenda

Not much going on here today. I mailed my ballot in last week so I don't have to go out and vote.

I am working on my "Grace Jane" blocks. I am working on the top left corner block. Hand appliqueing hexies right now. Then I have to work on D-11 (Snow Crystal) and LS(left side) 10 (Megan's Cathedral).

I need to get as much done as I can before I leave for our holiday vacation. This year we are spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family in Hawaii. We don't return until the end of December.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 5, 2012

I WON, I WON!

I couldn't believe that I actually won SOMETHING online until today when I received an email from Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Design (Favorite site). 

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Anne Sutton anne@bunnyhilldesigns.com
12:40 PM (4 hours ago)
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Hi Liz!  Guess what?  You won Chloe, the autograph dog!  I took her to market and had her signed by lots of designers.  She’s coming to you as soon as you email me your address. 

Somewhere on the dog is Kaffe Fassett’s autograph (just his first name)…he told me he never puts his signature on fabric, so we are lucky to have it.  One of the sweetest designers is Amy Butler.  Hope you love Chloe! 

Congratulations and thank you for reading my blog!

Anne Sutton
Bunny Hill Designs


Meet Chloe! Isn't she adorable?  



UFO CHALLENGE


Can you believe it is already November and in a couple more weeks, it will be Thanksgiving? WOW
Where did the rest of the time go? 

As you know, UFO#9 was a success! We had quite a bit of participants completing their UFO for October. 6 out of 9 have completed UFO#9... They are.... DRUM ROLL!!!!!!


Congratulations to:

Liz - me
Marge
Joanne
Anita 
Gayle
Meloney


Here are UFO#9 completed quilts...

Meloney's UFO#9
Meloney - Ostrich Round Robin - Gorgeous!

The 2 halfs of my UFO #9
Gayle's two completed wall hanging. Beautiful!

Anita's Sampler Quilt top...Gorgeous

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Joanne's Ivory Centre completed quilt. Stunning!

UFO #9
Marge - Baby Girl's completed quilt - Precious!

From the Sky with Grace
Liz - From the Sky with Grace quilt top.


GREAT job ladies for completing UFO#9. Your names are in the drawing! What an accomplishment in reducing our UFO pile(s). 8) See you all on January 1st for the next UFO Challenge!


Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour


100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 1, Giveaways!






joinforblogtour6 200 Tell Your Quilty Friends: Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6 Blog Tour!

After visiting a few sites, I must say that http://www.pamkittymorning.blogspot.com/ is my favorite site. Take a look at her block...absolutely beautiful. I love a block when there are so many pieces to a block. Maybe that is why I am so batty! 8)

Have a wonderful day and hope you will find some time to sew!

UFO #9 Completed




Congratulations Gayle...

on completing UFO#9. I love your wallhanging and the throw pillow is gorgeous! I love the embroidery work. 







Sunday, November 4, 2012

Productive Sunday with Grace Jane

I made a couple more Dear Jane blocks. I consider this to be a productive day! 8)

B2 - Bachelor Buttons

TR-12 Jane's Oak

I am still in my studio working on a couple more blocks. I hope to get these done tonight.  I really need to update my virtual wall design so I can see how my "Grace Jane" is going to look. But that will have to be another day so I can just focus on getting more blocks done the rest of the day.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Dear Jane

I finally got my Dear Jane caught up for the week. *whew* ... 

Block & Triangle of the week was Wk8/29Oct. A1 Pinwheel Gone Awry, LS 11 Kathy's Cake pge157

Here are pictures of my block and triangle:



Friday, November 2, 2012

UFO Challenge - Completed

Woohoo...we have another participant who completed their UFO #9. 

Congratulations to Anita B. for completing her UFO.


UFO #9
Gorgeous Anita! 


Busy days...

I haven't been sewing these past few days. I am going to have to re-evaluate my schedule so that I can get some sewing time in a day. BUT tonight I got a couple of hours in completing my Sampler Block #9. I like how this block turned out. 






Monday, October 29, 2012

Another UFO Challenge Quilt completed!!!

Here is another UFO #9 quilt completed. 



Congratulations Meloney! 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Another Completed UFO #9

We have another participant who completed their UFO #9. Congratulations Joanne for completing! 

Here is a picture of Joanne's "Ivory centre string quilt"

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Productive Day in Sewing Studio

I have been busy in my Sewing Studio. I am finally caught up on my challenges. *whew*

Sampler Block #8:



Dear Jane BOW/TOW:



Now to get going on my Civil War Love Letter blocks. 


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Another UFO Finished!

Congratulations Marge for completing your UFO #9 "Baby Girl Quilt in Pink". 


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Productive Weekend!

I spend the entire weekend in my sewing studio getting all caught up on my sewing challenges. So I must be getting better. Except for this dog-gone cough! 

Anyway, I am caught up on my Dear Jane BOW/TOW. I posted some pictures yesterday, here are the rest.

Bottom Left Corner:  It took me 6 hours to complete this dog-gone triangle! 
I got confused with Blogger: That Quilt. So I printed the entire block. Then cut and pp in sections.





After looking at this block, I need to do over. My points are horrible! 

That is about it for me here. Tomorrow I will work on my Civil War Love Letter Quilt. 




Saturday, October 20, 2012

What week!

This week I have been fighting this doggone cold and I "think" I am finally getting over it! Yesterday I did nothing but sleep, sleep and sleep! I Woke up this morning feeling a little better. I didn't push myself but I did some straightening up around the house and did some sewing. 8) 

I am behind in my Dear Jane BOW/TOW. We are working on a block and a triangle a week. I am 3 weeks behind and I hoped to get them all done and caught up by tomorrow.  For my fabrics, I selected Grace by 3 Sisters for Moda fabrics. I fell in love with their deep red and brown fabrics. To add some color, I chose green print. It is hard to tell how it is going to look but in my mind, I think it will look great.

Here are some pictures of my triangles. I will take pictures of blocks tomorrow. My applique is not the greatest but I am working on it. 8)


I hope you finding time this weekend to sew! 8)






Thursday, October 18, 2012

UFO Challenge

How is everyone doing on their UFO #9? 

Since I am finished with this quilt, I thought I would finish up on my Civil War Love Letter Quilt. I need 30 more blocks, adding the sashing and borders. I don't think I will be able to finish by the time I leave for the holidays. But at least I will get most of it done. 

Front Cover

I would love to hear from any participants. Don't forget to email me a picture of your quilt. 8)

So until January, 2013, I look forward to working the next UFO with you! 


Sampler Block 7

Took awhile but I finally completed my sampler block 7.  I am still toying as to how I am going to set blocks. I really get baffled when I am uncertain. 



Wednesday, October 17, 2012

UFO#9 - From the Sky with Grace - Completed

It feels so GOOD that I actually finished a sampler! I made a change to the center of quilt. I didn't like what was on the pattern. I chose a Dear Jane applique block. I am happy with the results. What do you think?

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This is the actual picture of pattern. I didn't like the center nor the sides and corners. 




How is everyone doing on their UFO#9? I am looking forward to hearing from you. 8)




Monday, October 15, 2012

Hubby's passion...

I thought I would share a couple pictures of what my husband did over the weekend. They are pretty amazing pictures. However too scary for me. 8(



Now this picture is amazing. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

"Mystery" Quilt-A-Long 2012 WINNER


2012 "Mystery" Quilt-A-Long WINNER

CONGRATULATIONS
Debbie H. 

You are the FIRST winner to submit completed quilt! Your quilt is exquisite! I LOVE your Christmas fabrics. 

I hope to see another completed quilt soon! 8)



Thursday, October 11, 2012

"MYSTERY" QUILT-A-LONG 2013


“Mystery”

Quilt-A-Long

June 1, 2013


This will be a 6 month “Mystery” Quilt-A-Long.  On the first of every month, I will post 3 blocks with instructions and illustrations and on 6th month, I will post the last 4 blocks plus sash, border and binding instructions and illustrations.  You don't have to use the sash and borders layout that I have selected. You may have a better idea for sash, border and binding. Whatever the case may be, it is your quilt! 8)
 I will reveal quilt layout in November 30, 2013 

Here is a quilt that I did for 2012.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sampler Blocks 5 & 6

Well I have been behind in my sewing. This past week have been so busy until today. I just finished my blocks for Sampler. 

Here are my blocks 5 & 6


Block 5


Block 6