Sunday, October 12, 2014

believe@do.goodstiches: 1st charity quilt finished


About a year ago, I became a stitcher in the BELIEVE group of do.goodstitches over at flickr. 

In July, I became a quilter.  I chose the Square in a Square block for my bee mates to do in the color theme of purple, blue and aqua.


I think they nailed it!



The quilt is now finished and will be shipped to 'My Very Own Blanket,' an organization that provides a handmade quilt to children in foster care.  Very good cause.


I'm the quilter host again in December....I'm already thinking of ideas for my next {charity quilt}




Sunday, October 5, 2014

Giveaway Winner!

As promised.....*drum roll*.....Pat V.!  You are the winner!  Email me your mailing address and your special little package will be on it's way!!!



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Week#13: Row by Row ~ It's done!!!

Wow.  It is done.
I've learned a lot from this experience.
First of all, it's easier following someone else patterns and tutorials, 
rather than trying to figure it out myself~


Second ~ this quilt is far from perfect (only God is perfect, right?)


Third ~  I love the QAYG method, but on a smaller scale.  I don't think
I would do it again on such a large scale.


However, I am very please with the result and I've begun making 
some pillow shams out of the scraps.


I've decided it is also OKAY to change your mind while in mid-project!  

Thanks to everyone who was following, and especially those who left such kind comments.

This weekend, my husband and I are 
going to 
Mackinac Island to stay at the Grand Hotel
(very ritzy!)
That is what he wanted to do for his 50th birthday.



I will draw a winner from all of the week's comments when I return 
and post the winner on Wednesday.
Good Luck~




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Week #12 postponed until next week!

My apologies!  The quilt is not quite ready for this post, due to a family emergency!  All is okay for now and I'll have the pics of the finished quilt up next week~

In the meantime, here's a laugh for you:




Thank you!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Row by Row Week #11: Putting it all together!

Welcome back to my Cabin Row by Row Quilt Along!  Thanks for all the wonderful comments from all of the weeks!  Remember, all commenters will get their name into a drawing at the end of this QAL~ only 1 more chance to get your name in!

Boy, how these weeks have flown by!  I’ve continued to piece the blocks into rows and put them together as described in WEEK #6.  This has been quite an undertaking over these past 10 weeks!  

Some pics....


Stan thinks he's helping...hee hee hee.









And it’s going together nicely! Hoping to have it all together for next week~

Next week…wrapping it up~


Have fun~

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Row by Row Week #10: Log Cabin


Welcome back to my Cabin Row by Row Quilt Along!  Wow!  I cannot believe this is almost over and my quilt is really close to being done!  My hubby's birthday is Friday...will I be finished ?  Not likely, but I'm very close!

12” Log Cabin block:  {did you expect something else? Lol}



A beautiful, simple block for my last one~and I'm wishing I did this one first!  I used the QAYG tutorial from sewtakeahike, only adding the back of the fabric too.  It went very quickly.  I sort of wished I did all the blocks this way!

So first I grabbed all my scraps from the other squares....




Then followed the tutorial for this block HERE...



All the rows together....



Trimmed to size....



One down…seven to go! 

Next week…Putting it all Together~



Have fun~

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Row by Row Week #9: Grannies!

Welcome back to my Cabin Row by Row Quilt Along! 

Another relatively simple block to put together, 12” Granny Square:


These are so much fun and really easy to put together.

It took me awhile to find the directions for a 12” Granny Square, as most are right around 9.5”  The tutorial for this block is HERE.

One down…seven to go!  I can’t believe I’m almost done with this project, although it still feels like I have a long ways to go!

Last block next week! 

Anyone have any guesses?


Have fun~

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Row by Row Week #8: Bear Paw


Welcome back to my Cabin Row by Row Quilt Along! 

Lots of pieces to this one, but the tutorial is really pretty good!  12” Bear Paw:



My cabin row by row quilt wouldn’t be awesome if I didn’t include this block!

The tutorial for this block is HERE.

I managed to get all eight blocks completed and sewn into a row!!  The quilt is really coming together…good thing as my hubby’s b-day is just around the corner!!

More pics...







Have fun

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Row by Row Week #7: Friendship Star

Welcome back to my Cabin Row by Row Quilt Along! 

Back to easy, peasy.  This has always been one of my favorite blocks, 12” Friendship Star:


If you can’t tell…I love stars.  So far we’ve done two different ones!

The tutorial for this block is HERE.

One down…seven to go!


Have fun~

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Row by Row Week #6: Quilting as you go~

Welcome back to my Cabin Row by Row Quilt Along! 

I thought I’d take this week to show how I’m putting the rows together and quilting them. 

There are several QAYG tutorials on the internet.  I’ve used this one for years:


I used Monica's tutorial to put together the blocks in my POLAROID QUILT.


It’s fun, easy to understand and a great tutorial~


Strips are cut 1.25" and 1.75" (folded)


Stitching together.





Hand stitch the back.


I wasn't really sure how this would work with such a long seam (97") but I think it works fine.  So glad since there really isn't any turning back!  


 Next week, block #5…half way there, folks!

Have fun~