Thursday, July 28, 2011

I made the rule so I can break the rule.






After working on my scrappy Tumbler quilt I knew that I didn't have enough light scrappy pieces.  My thought was to only use scraps but I had to 'scrap' that rule and went to my stash and found these Batik pieces and with a quick roll of my Baby Go! it got me on the right track.  I love my Baby Go! because it takes no time at all to cut up these Tumbler pieces, less than a minute, no kidding it's that fast!

Also another couple of blocks from my Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. 
This is number 29 - Cut Glass Dish
Here is number 30 - End of Day

So I am off to whip up (Ha Ha) a few more blocks today for the FWSQ.  So wish me luck or at least wish me matching seams!











































































































Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Not many days left for the Giveaway

Hurry over to Natasha at Joy of Quilting's blog.  She is giving away this cool Slice and you wouldn't want to miss getting in on the action.http://joyofquilting-natasha.blogspot.com/2011/06/oh-my-goodness-i-have-awesome-giveaway.html

What was I thinking.....


I had planned to get back to my Dresden Quilt but once I pressed the stitching and started the process of turning these little cuties I changed my mind.  I knew this was a job to be done while watching a boring show on TV so I quietly set it aside.


Once that decision was made I cleaned my sewing room, no picture of a before and after so you'll just have to take my word for it.  I then finished off a couple more FWQS blocks.  I put together #21 Contrary Wife (Does a contrary wife even exist?)


Skipped to #29 Economy
A shout out to a talented and generous quilter, Rachelle Quadros who is the gal sitting in the picture.  Once a month Rachelle gives our quilt group 10 blocks of  The Farmer's Wife Quilt Sampler she has already worked the kinks out of.  Yes, we are lucky to have someone do all the math and shortcuts for our joint project.  You rock Rachelle.

Only 8 more blocks left to do for this month so can't wait to get back to my Bernina.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Winner of the Baby Go!

Well, today is the big day and I decided to phone my mother who lives in a Senior's Lodge in LLoydminster, Ab to randomly choose a number from 1-467 and she choose #81. She had no clue as to why she was choosing this number so will have to phone back and explain later.  So that lucky person is a lady by the name of Sandy from Zach's Quilting Mom blog.  Congratulations Sandy.   I'm sure that winning a Baby Go! and 3 dies of her choice will make her day.  Thanks to all who participated in this giveaway.  I appreciate all your comments and can't wait to get to know everyone better through our love of quilting.  Keep your eyes open as there are a few Baby Go's being given away out in blog land lately.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

More FWQS and mug mats

Spent the day finishing off theses mug mats for gifts my husband is giving to a couple from the US.  They have booked him for a Butchart Garden and city tour (Victoria, BC) in his1954 Caddy Limo.  The lady that contacted him  for the tour was recommended  by her mother who took a tour with Dale awhile back.  The Mom is a quilter and noticed the Fancy Nancy quilt I made for the Caddy.   So I thought why not give them a couple of  mug mats for themselves and the same for Mom and Dad. 
 I'm a certified mug mat fiend and this is where I have fun with the Slice!  They may have to smuggle them across the border as they are pretty priceless and may put them over their $ limit.















Here are the latest pictures from my Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt












So far so good and I can't wait for the next installment.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Vicki B Quilts is giving away a Baby GO!

Go over to Vicki B Quilts http://vickibquilts.blogspot.com/  as she also has a giveaway for a Baby Go! and three dies of your choice. The odds are pretty good so don't delay and give it a GO!  Good luck to all.

Slice Giveaway

There is a great giveaway going on over at Natasha's Joy of Quilting blog http://joyofquilting-natasha.blogspot.com/2011/06/oh-my-goodness-i-have-awesome-giveaway.html.
She has a Slice just waiting for some lucky person to win.  And what is a Slice you might ask?  Well, Natasha has the answer for you and your really gonna like it.  I think there is also a Rogue involved and that is part of the fun.  Good luck everyone and may there be a Slice in your life soon.