Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Teeny Tiny Doll Quilt Siggie Blocks are Here!!

Do you remember a couple of weeks ago I mailed off 210 teeny, tiny doll quilt siggie blocks for a swap I joined??  Well, the swap has been completed and I got my blocks back in the mail!!
I got 6 identical sets and they really are cute as a bug!!

Now, I said to myself, hmmmmmmmmm, 6 sets - I will be lucky if I ever get to one or two of the sets, so I thought, I can either put these little cuties away (probably forever) or I can share at least two of the sets.  So, if you love little itty bitty blocks (go HERE to see how small they really are) and have a doll or teddy bear or teddy bunny that needs a winter quilt, just leave a comment and on September 4, my brother's birthday, I will pick at least two "winners".

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Is This the Cutest Little Face or What??

Many years ago I took a doll-making class and this is as far as I got.  I am not sure I could even figure out how to re-create such a sweet little face.  But now that I have found her again (I think her name is Poppie) I need to figure out how to make a body for her!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

After . . .

I have always loved how different a quilt looks before it is quilted and then after it is quilted and the binding is on.  Now that I am learning to do the quilting myself ~ and I have a long, long way to go before my quilting looks professional ~ it is even more intriguing to me.

I have a mid-arm that I am using as a table top machine and it has no regulator, so my stitches, depending on how heavy my foot is on the pedal, are large and small and everything inbetween.  I have been told that it will just take practice and I keep telling my foot that, but it seems to have a mind of it's own!!

Anyone have any suggestions they might like to share??  :-))

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

I have Had the Privilege . . .

and the blessing to be able to make a quilt for my landlady's friend's Mom, who just found out she has bone cancer!!  I am hoping that she can cover herself in this quilt and know that it was made with love and hope for her!!

It's going in the mail tomorrow morning and I hope it brings her much peace!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saturday's Smile!!

This takes a few minutes to watch, but if you have never seen it, it is worth every minute!!  I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard!!  These two are darling!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Oh Man, Have I been Busy This Past Week!!

And I guess busier than I should have been.  I joined a Doll Quilt Siggie Swap - what was I thinking - I have no kids and no grandkids!!  But, I digress . . .

I signed up for 6 sets and it turned out that we had to make 35 of each set - so that means I had to make hundreds of these little puppies ~ well, 210, but that's hundreds isn't it??  :-)

Each set had to use a different fabric and have a different doll's name on it. Well, since I don't have any dolls, I made up names!!  Each block measures 2-1/2 inches!!  That's tiny!!

But I must say, they did turn out really cute and they are now winging their way to their swap mommy!!  And it feels good to have another project completed!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

My Cup and Mailbox Runneth Over

this week!!  Not only did I receive my darling July Hexie Flowers yesterday, but today I received my August Hexie Flowers from Janet in California ~ Two more darling dottie flowers ~

Thank you, Janet ~ I love them and purple is one of my most favorite colors!!

I also received my July Doll Quilt Swap quilt from Sharon all the way from Australia and oh, my, goodness, it is wonderful!!!

I love the back just as much as the front so I am not sure which side to display - only kidding!!

Thank you Sharon ~ a lot of love went into this little quilt.  It is now hanging on the wall next to the very first quilt I ever made!!  Love it, love it, love it!!!

Saturday's Smile!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

In the Mail Today . . .

I got two of the cutest Hexie Flowers from Leslie, my July partner in the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap plus a darling card and note ~

My theme for my garden is dots with white centers.  As Leslie said in her note, these dots are charming!!!  Thank you, Leslie, I love them and they will go in my little garden perfectly!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My Friend Joy has Advanced . . .

in McCall's Quilt Design Star 2012/Amateur contest at Creative Crafts Group. She has officially made it into another round and there are only 12 designers at this level.  McCall's sent Joy one yard of fabric and told her she needed to design something around the one yard of fabric.  She was given only 3-1/2 weeks to come up with something.  And here is the piece she came up with ~

Beyond Floral Gardens

Please support a fellow quilter and designer and click on the link below to vote for Joy's creation.

Thanks everyone - and you can vote once EVERY day!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Trish's June Doll Quilt Swap Quilt!!

Since I sent Trish's Doll Quilt off on Tuesday and it only had to go one state to the east, Montana, I would imagine she has already received it, so . . .

Ha! Ha!  I wanted to keep this one!!  Now I need to get Sharon's July Doll Quilt started today!!  And then let's see - there is the August quilt!!  Oh, my!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Woo! Hoo!! 400th Post and Winners of giveaway!!

Well, how fun!!  I realized that today is my 400th post - yes that is 4-0-0!!  Holy Cow!!  How exciting for me!!  So, I decided that I would celebrate by giving one of each of the Jan Patek patterns away instead of just one!!

So, here are the winners ~

 Harvest Home
Sharon at Vrooman's Quilts

 Santa Claus Lane
Nancy at The Tattered Garden

 Heart to Heart
Carolyn at Lee Prairie Designs

Little Cabin
Hueisei at Love It Sew It

Congratulations to all the winners!!  Send me an email with your snail mail address and I will get your patterns out to you!!

Thank you everyone for entering and leaving comments and keeping track of my projects and ramblings!!