Sunday, November 27, 2011

Oh My Stars!

Well....I've decided to join my first online quilt along.  It's the Oh My Stars! quilt along.  Here's the URL if you are interested.

I've decided to go with a dove white (off white for the back ground material).  And I'm using three different quilt lines to complete the 16 fat quarter requirement.   I'm using Secret Garden (tea green color), Taza (grey bundle), and Pear Tree (green bundle).

I just ordered the Taza, Pear Tree, and the dove white this evening so when it all comes in I will post pictures of them all together. 
I'm kind of excited to get started on it.

I've also almost completed the wall hanging/ lap quilt for my step dad and I'm ready to piece the backing fabrics together for my moms quilt and to get it machine quilted and done.  I will have a busy few weeks in order to get it finished before we have our Christmas get together.  So exciting!!!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Picture time....Or....Show and Tell

Well....I have a couple different pictures to post.  The first is a non-sewing related picture.  After eating out one evening as my husband and I were leaving, we notice all the orange hats.  Hunting season was just starting that weekend but the image from outside the window was fairly humorous. lol

On to picture number 2, 3 and 4.  My husband gave me some money and talked me into going to an estate sale.  I have never been to one before and didn't really know what to expect.  My husband had wanted me to look for a loveseat to put into our sitting/reading area in our bedroom.  Well, no loveseats but I did walk about with these beauties.  The needle point (or whatever the process on the fabric) is is a bit worn in places but the chairs are in over all good shape and they are comfy.
Here they are....I just love them.

 The leg has a little flower design on it.  I think it looks neat.
Here's a close up of the fabric design. for some quilting things.... My purchases from the Etsy quilt shop I read about on a blog and had to look into.  Sure am glad I did.  Here is the etsy shop URL

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Getting prepared

In Dec. my quilt guild has their Christmas get together to exchange gifts and announce who their secret sister was for the past year.  They also draw new names for the next year.  Well....since I was a new member half way through the year I wasn't in on the secret sister swap (which I plan to participate with this year) but if I wanted I can bring a gift for a gift swap with someone who didn't want to do secret sisters or for another new member like myself.  (Does that make

Well....I figured I should get on the ball and figure out what I wanted to give as a gift.  We don't have a quilt shop here in our town and even our walmart doesn't carry fabric.  But I am always finding some great deals on various online quilt shops and thought I would just order something from one of them.

I ended up finding a really cute charm pack pattern on sale.  It called for one charm pack, a fat quarter and 5/8 of a yard for the backing.   I bought a cute charm pack on sale that I love and a pretty yard of fabric to go a long with it.  (I actually doubled the order so I could have the stuff also, I liked it so much -all except the yard of fabric...I'll find something else to use.)

I am excited about getting my new buys....I also have another order of stuff coming from an etsy shop owner (I follow her blog and she announced a good deal on sales so I checked it out and bought some cute stuff)....can't wait for the packages to start arriving.

Quilting can be expensive but with the right shops and the right deals, it can be more affordable!!!!!  Love getting all the new pretties to use and love and give away!!!!
Happy quilting and Happy Sunday!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Super Awesome Giveaway

So here is an awesome giveaway.....with several chances to win.
Take a look and give it a try!

Here is the URL

Monday, November 7, 2011


I was born and raised in Oklahoma and still go down often to visit family.  This weekend I was staying with my husband's grandparents (as we do often to help with farm work around there) and as I was laying in bed I felt the bed shake and the pictures rattled on the walls.  It was an actual earthquake.  I have never felt one was a little offsetting once I figured out what it was.  And now there are reports of tornadoes on the ground today (glad I am back home in Kansas even though they felt the earthquake up here and we are in the tornado warnings also).  Crazy Mother Nature!! 
What next??  I'm almost afraid to ask!  lol

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Stuff! my inexperience, I am unsure about different battings.  The first kind I tried was a poly blend and it worked fine and washed up fine but then I read someplace that it isn't good on your sewing machine.  (Not sure if this is true but with my brand new machine I didn't want to take chances).  When I purchased new batting for my mother's quilt (which is still a work in progress) I bought a cotton batting.  Will see how it does.   Does anyone have any other preferences??   Here is the batting I bought.

I also purchased the backing material for my mom's quilt as well.  I think this will go nicely with the top and I may even use some of it as a border if I can.    The picture doesn't really do it justice.  It has a nice blend of creams, greens, blues and tans.  I really like it!

Friday, November 4, 2011


There is nothing like a good friend giving you a call.  They bring a laugh to your lips and a smile to your heart, making your whole day better!!