May 29, 2010

May Finishes--CGQC

Here are my finishes for May…
Round Robin Blocks – I did not get these to make

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Sew 2 Speak—Spider Web BlockRainbow spiderweb by Wandering Wendz.

Add borders to Frolicimage
Ravishing In Red Bee BlocksDSC_0001

Start Pinwheel Sampler Blocks  




May 24, 2010

There’s a New Ruler in Town

I have been wanting to buy a new ruler for a while now. I have the EZ Jelly Roll Ruler that I LOVE, but it doesn’t work for everything. For one it doesn’t have the 1/8'” marks. I have several other rulers that I bought when I first decided to quilt, and really didn’t know the differences between different brands and such.

Yesterday while cutting my LC for my Pinwheel project I made 2 cutting mistakes on one fabric and made another mistake on a different fabric (not good when you only have 10” to work with…Luckily I had the same fabric in a 5” square to fall back on…Anyway, that was my BREAKING POINT! I just can’t see the markings on my old rulers. I am sure they are perfectly good rulers, but for me the ORANGE markings just DO NOT cut it!


Today I marched myself to Joann’s and bout myself the SIMPLI-EZ Ruler 6.5 x 12.5 I LOVE this thing. The marks are black and red (non of that orange crap I can’t see) and to top it off it actually has the marking written out for you :) NOW that is SMART!!! It is also a Lefty/Righty so you can turn it and flip it and still see what you are doing :)

I am going to be replacing ALL my rulers with the Simpli-EZ rulers and soon :)


May 23, 2010

Pinwheel Sampler

Here is my 1st block from the PS I Quilt quilt along.
Just 24 more to go :)

May 22, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In

I signed up to participate in the Friday Night Sew-In, but woke up Friday sick…I slept until mid-afternoon when hubby came home, and then checked emails for about 5 minutes, thought about sewing, felt like I was going to die, so ended up watching TV on the couch the rest of the night.

I plan on trying to get some Bee Blocks out of the way, and checking out what everyone else worked on last night.



May 21, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival


It is time for the Bloggers Quilt Festival. This will be the 1st time for me to participate.

I chose this quilt to share because it is still my AL TIME FAVORTIE quilt. I love the colors, the feel, the size, EVERYTHING! It was also my 1st completed quilt.

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Since making this quilt I have completed 11 other quilts, but this one will always have a special place in my heart :)


May 20, 2010

My Inquiring Mind Wants to Know…

Do you make LARGE or SMALL quilts?

Do you make MINI quilts?

What other type of sewing do you do?

What do YOU do with all the quilts you make….

Do you KEEP them?

Do you GIFT them?

Do you SELL them?

Just curious :)


May 19, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In


I will be participating in the Friday night Sew-In this Friday May 21st. If you want to join us go over to Handmade By Heidi and sign up.

This Friday I plan on either quilting my Frolic Bloom Quilt OR starting the Circle Around Quilt by Julie. I have a Martinique Layer Cake and some Kona Cotton Ivory all ready to go…


New Goodies :)

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Today I got my Schnibbles Times Two from Kelly @  Cotton Cham Quilts and I made a trip to Joann’s were I bought Liberated Quiltmaking II, EZ Circle Ruler, 8 yards of Kona Ivory, an 2 spools of thread in Ivory.

I haven’t accomplished much this month, and the only goal I have met for May is 1 of my Bee blocks and I managed to get the boarders on my Frolic Bloom quilt…just not feeling it for some reason. I am hoping to find some motivation soon so I can make the Circle Around Quilt by Julie @ Jaybirdquilts this Friday for the Friday Night Sew In.


May 18, 2010


My motivation if you have seen it!



May 13, 2010

Backyard Makeover

Hubby and I have spent the last few days buying furniture and plants to makeover our backyard…

I now have my own little piece of paradise!

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May 9, 2010

It’s Been a Good Day…

I managed to add the borders to my Frolic Bloom quilt top this evening. I set the goal to at least add one of the boarders, but once I got started I couldn’t stop!


Now to get it ready for quilting :) That is my goal for tomorrow.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day, I had a pretty good one. My husband and children treated me like a queen. And I got a new charm to wear on my silver chain. I just LOVE sand dollars or anything else that has to do with the beach or ocean…


They even prepared my favorite meal of fresh scallops and shrimp on the grill, YUM!


May 5, 2010

Seeing RED

I needed to join another group like I need a hole in my head…but I did. I joined another BEE!


I couldn’t resist. I LOVE RED, and here we have a WHOLE BEE completely dedicated to it. I have to admit I am most excited. Thank goodness my Month isn’t until April so I have plenty of time to start collecting some fabulous RED fabrics :)

I am not sure but they may be looking for 1 more member if anyone is interested.


The list

Ok, I finally got all my stash of pre-cuts and patterns organized. All the fabric has a print out of the project attached so I can just grab and start!
Here is the list…

Two To Tango
Stacked Coins quilt
Circle of Geese (Neptune)—4 CP (Changed to HST Quilt)
Don't Look Now Flower wall Hanging
1 Year, 12 Quilts Bee Cross Quilt (waiting on 2 blocks)
3 Mini’s finish binding
Frolic BLOOM

Simply-a-Bloom (Simple Abundance Jelly Roll & Charm Pack)
Sweet Menagerie--Hushabye
I Love Brown quilt
Verna Pinwheels-MBS (2 CP)
Mill House Inn Scruffy (LC & CP)
Recess Irish Chain 9 Patch (JR)
Blush Easiest JR Quilt Ever (JR)
Blush D9Patch (CP)
Blush PS I Quilt Pinwheel Sampler (LC & CP)
Make Life…(JR) strips
Make Life…GO Round (LC) circles
Make Life…(2 CP) triangles
Mill House Inn Giant Log Cabin (LC & HB) Quilts N More
Mill House Inn Charm Friendly (3 CP)
Oz Circle Round (LC) Quilts N More
Whimsy Square (LC) MBS
Hello Betty Charm Quilt (LC)
Verna Jelly Filled (JR)
Jungle Jane (Frolic LC)
Window Boxes (Frolic LC)
Tying the Knot (Hunky Dory LC)
Candy Bar Road (Sorbet LC & JR)
Patchwork Rendezvous (Verna LC & JR)
Simple Abundance Piece of Cake (LC)
Love U Baby Charm Quilt (CP)
Welcome Spring MBS (Hunky Dory JR)
Whimsy JR Strip Quilt
Ava Charm Quilt (Objects of Desire JR)
Flag Quilt (kit)
Modern Chain (FQ collection)

Watermelon & Shoofly-Love of Quilting (yrds)
Whirly Gig Quilt Along with CJ (LC)

I have a couple of patterns coming in so I will have an excuse to buy some new fabric soon!

May 3, 2010


Today I spent the afternoon organizing my stash of patterns and Precuts. I have a really bad habit of purchasing precuts with a specific idea in mind and then forgetting. OR buying a pattern with a certain precut in mind and then forgetting. So today I decided to do something about it.

I slipped the pattern or a printout of the picture into the plastic of the Layer Cakes and Charm Packs…DSC_0013


I slipped pieces of paper with the name of the pattern I was going to use with the Jelly Rolls…DSC_0014


I added a print out of the pic for some of the Jelly Rolls…DSC_0015


I even printed out all the tutorials and inspiration quilts I had been saving for so long and added them to binders for easy access…DSC_0016


Feels good. Now I know which fabric is called for and which fabric is not :)