Monday, January 31, 2011

orphan block giveaway and a quilt

here is the barter quilt. it was soooooooooo very fun to stipple because of it's simplicity!! i like it better than i thought i would. i like it when that happens. the backing is just a simple pretty grey with a lighter grey polka dot. bound it with a green solid. i think it green grass by kona. i'm not usually good with the details of a quilt. :(

in the new house one of my frustrations is my pictures. i'm not a photographer as it is but then i don't have any light carpeting or flooring or anything. it seems like everything looks better on white. well it hit me i had some poster board and thought that i would lay the orphan blocks on the poster board to hopefully help you get a better idea of what you could get.
these first four actually 5 (the whirlygiggle has two of the same)-two were going to be for the barter quilt then i looked back at a picture of the quilt she wanted and saw that i was going in the wrong direction so i don't need them. the other two are just extras.

i started this log cabin quilt about 2 years ago. i don't see it happening.

the red and aqua square was from a tutorial and then i started three blocks for a pink and green log cabin that also won't happen and a bear paw or claw quilt that definatly won't happen. if you would like to win these 14 random block just leave a comment and i will pick a winner on wednesday night/thursday morning. have a great day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

new project

i LOVE a new project! i think that's why i love quilting so much because you can have lots of projects going on and they will be in all different stages. i love starting a new project but i also love finishing another one!! quilting is great isn't it!!! :) this is for my friend who is going to be having a birthday. she likes orange and pink together. she is a smart lady!! :) i hope all of you are having a good week. i get to work in the library this week at my school that i work at and i LOVE it!!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

barter quilt

i hope she likes this!!! :) she saw amanda's and wanted one like it. it is a lot of white. i thought she was thinkin of another one and said i love white in a quilt. hope she likes it. plus i forgot to say that i got my red plus from filminthefridge. she had great style if you haven't been by her yet!!
i'm so happy we have a two hour delay!!! i will start work late!:) my boys are thrilled!!! it's a nice way to start the weekend!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

red plus

here it is! it is really fun to have a quilt that actually matches my bed. i made the bed quilt about 2 years ago.

the hard thing with this new house is lighting. but i think i got enough light this time to be able to see this quilt. i just LOVE it. it's so very simple but i still love it. it's not as big as i like but when you use scraps you take what you can get.:)

the back is also everything that i had. i was going to start a red and white log cabin but then i found the plus sign quilt and went that way so i used my log cabin blocks on the back. this back was a BIG stretch for me and i'm very pleased with the randomness of it. i see these backs on blogs and think i'm going to try them and then don't. but when you don't want to go by more fabric you do what you can do!

the binding is one of my favorite fabrics. it's an older moda fabric in the american jane line. i LOVE this polka dot. i figured i've hoarded long enough it is now time to use some.:) with some of my favs it's very hard!!

and the winner is.....

Barb from VA. Congrats. If you could email me your address I will get these out to you!! Thanks for playing along.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


i love to barter!! i'm making a quilt for a friend and in return she is making me mittens!! so fun!! she is WAY talented!! i gave her two of my old gap wool sweaters and she made mittens! they have a fleece lining and are very warm. so i thought it's been awhile since i've done a giveaway and since we are knee deep in snow (literally more) i thought this would be a fun giveaway. if you would like a chance to win these mittens please leave me a comment and i will pick a winner on wednesday. have a GREAT rest of the weekend!

Monday, January 10, 2011

flannel fun:)

okay, i broke down over christmas and bought some flannel because it was on sale. but i'm LOVING this flannel!:):)
i couldn't pass up these polka dots!!!! i've always wanted to try working with flannel. it's not as bad as i thought. i know i will have to straight line quilt but that's okay:) have a great night/day.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

new year, new projects and a cute doggie!:)

ruby LOVES the snow. after every walk she has a snowy nose. she is a terrior (carin) so she is constantly snifing/searching. :) we think she is so very cute!!
i am so psyched about this plus sign quilt. i got it from filminthefridge. i'm copying a lot of her stuff right now. she has a GREAT blog!!!!! this will go on the end of my bed. i haven't had a quilt at the end of my bed that's matched since i made it. i can't wait!
i'm all about squares on point right now. these are my scraps. some with the quilt above. i'm really trying to use them up!! i'm making this for someone though. hope they like it. :)
it feels good being back into a quilt swing. very fun!