Monday, February 29, 2016

Decisions, decisions

Yesterday we found out whether it will be pink or blue. Being first time grandparents, there are serious decisions to make.

And this one seems to be a biggie!

So what do they call you?


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Strawberries and Chocolate

A goal I made with my self this year is to finish UFO's. Whether it be quilting, or binding, I'd like to finish at least one per month.

This pink and brown quilt reminds me of strawberries and chocolate draped over vanilla ice cream.

I have a bit of catching up to do, as we are on the threshold of March, but I'm purposing to have at least 12 quilts done by the end of the year!

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Outdoor Wednesday

Nope, no snow here :-)

Monday, February 22, 2016

Quilt Week

Have you heard?  The AQS quilt show is coming to Florida!

Daytona Beach, Florida
February 24–27, 2016

I am totally stoked about this! Over the years, I have been to Paducah three times, Nashville twice, and Chicago once. But to have this quilt show right in my back yard is totally beyond amazing! 

If you live in the south, are you going? If you live up north, can you imagine coming to this quilt show and enjoying the sunshine and sand of Daytona Beach? I'd love to see this show supported so they will bring it back again :-)

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Blog Hop and Giveaway

 Island Batik Planes, Trains & Automobiles Blog Hop

Welcome! Today is day three of the Island Batik blog hop Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Have you visited the other Ambassadors? There will be trips from all over. But today I am here representing the fabric line French Roasted.

You see we were each sent a fabric line to represent some area of transportation. So I took my airplane -

And my train - 
and my automobile -
And we headed out to design a quilt that would travel around the world.  Well, maybe not exactly.
The pattern is called The Crooked Mile

What better way to arrive at our destination!

This line of fabric was so beautiful and the colors were perfect to make a mile that is crooked.  

Island Batik fabric is really top quality. With that in mind, I am giving away a six fat quarter bundle of Sea Salt Sandy during this blog hop. 

Leave a comment on this post telling me if you have ever made anything with Batiks before. I always shied away from Batiks before I became acquainted with Island Batik fabric. Other Batiks never felt quite as fine as theirs, so I've been won over after making several projects. The giveaway will be open during the whole blog hop and will close on March 4th. Because of the increasingly high cost of postage, I am limiting the giveaway to US only. Be sure I have a way of contacting you, as I will notify the winner by email.

Don't forget to stop by and visit            KISSed Quilts   Made In Scraps 
They are on the blog hop today too!

Enjoy the HOP!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Are you ready?

Yes, we are ready to launch the Island Batik "Trains, Planes and Automobiles" Blog Hop.

Island Batik Planes, Trains & Automobiles Blog Hop

The line up starts today -

Monday, February 15 – Caribbean Splash
Bejeweled Quilts
Pamela Quilts
Tuesday, February 16 – London Fog
Moose Stash Quilting
Wednesday, February 17 – French Roasted
KISSed Quilts
Made In Scraps
Happy Cottage Quilter
Thursday, February 18 – Crystal Cove
Freemotion by the River
Friday, February 19 – Florida Oranges
Fun Threads Designs
Kauffman Designs
Monday, February 22 – Coral Reef
Mary Mack Made Mine
Purrfect Spots Designs
Tuesday, February 23 – Sweet Georgia Peach
The Patchwork Pearl
KISSed Quilts
Wednesday, February 24 – Hollywood Hills
The Fit Quilter
Maria Michaels Designs
Thursday, February 25 – Desert Rose
For Quilts Sake
Lemon Tree Snippets
Friday, February 26 – Sea Salt Sandy
Tammy Silvers
KISSed Quilts
Moose Stash Quilting
Pamela Quilts
Monday, February 29 – Jersey Shore
Bea Lee
Lemon Tree Snippets
Tuesday, March 1 – Tuscany Sun
Tammy Silvers
Wednesday, March 2 – Lavish
Freemotion by the River
Moose Stash Quilting
Thursday, March 3 – Fire Island
KISSed Quilts
Friday, March 4 – Tinsel, Holiday Happenings
Purrfect Spots Designs
KISSed Quilts

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Whoooo Loves you

Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 12, 2016

An Avalanche of color

The latest project from my sewing room.

The fabric is Sea Salt Sandy by Island Batik. Speckled fabric in a rainbow of colors. Bright and fun.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

IKEA is the place

IKEA is just an amazing place. Even if it's not your style, they certainly have so many ideas.

For Kitchens -

and Bedroom space


But what I went for was this -

I've been wanting this little cart since it first came out. They have reduced the price, so today it came home with me :-) Yeah!

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

Scrappy Valentine's cards

With Valentine's day just 10 days away, I thought I would re-post Scrappy cards. They are fun to make and a great way to use up those small scraps of fabric. Help a child make a card for their parent.

You can find the tutorials here and here.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Snow, sunshine and paradise

Do you live in the frozen north? Do you live with thermal underwear, blankets, gloves and toes that feel like they've been dipped inside the freezer?

A couple of weeks ago I sailed my way via Southwest and jumped into the tundra of cold weather. How about 12 degrees?

That white stuff on the ground is snow :-)

A retreat, shared with six other ladies, huddled in this commune for three days.

It was warm by the fire and the fellowship of ladies made us forget what was just outside the door.

Each of us bundled up under a lovingly made quilt, catching up with life and family.

But every once in a while, I would take a glimpse out the window and shudder.  That white stuff is cold.

So while I enjoyed visiting with friends, the lure of the south called to me. Loudly!  And this is what greeted me on my arrival back to the lower south.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 1, 2016

This is America

Wanda Long of Franklin, Indiana, is the quilter all of us want to be when we grow up. At 88 years old, Wanda is happy to live alone, surrounded by her many quilts and getting out of the house often to volunteer at the food pantry. “My theory is everyone should have a hobby,” she says, “because one of these days you’re not going to be working and you need something to occupy your time.” Watch the video at the link below for your quilting inspiration.