Monday, March 24, 2014

I started a random project with 10 inch batik blocks and 5 inch white blocks. The cool thing about these blocks are the various looks you can achieve with the block arrangements you choose. Check this out. Pretty cool right?



Happy Monday!  This weekend I celebrated my birthday by making a super cute Sunflower Wall hanging.  I love the way it came out.  Take a look and tell me what you think.  I used my new Singer 9970 and personalized it with my family name in the lower corner and I did a handwritten label which I sewed into the binding! How do you do your labels? I even did some free motion on the teal blocks.  


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Love this!

 I went to the Grand Central Terminal Quilt show yesterday and the quilts were stunning!  I entered this contest and didn't make the finals but I sure am proud I challenged myself to make my own masterpiece and send it in.  It hangs proudly in my home where I can share with friends and family.  Check out the pictures I took of the quilts.  I am missing one quilt and will be going back to take pictures of that one so I can post as well.  Enjoy!

Good Morning Everyone!
I managed to finish some projects this weekend although I didn't get to sew as much as I wanted. First I finished putting the borders on my Asian inspired BQ2 quilt and I also put the final black border on my "Around the Strip" quilt. I will be sending the "Around the Strip" quilt to the long armer for quilting. My BQ2 quilt will be on hold until I find the perfect backing for it. I may keep it for myself or I might sell it. I will see. But at least the quilt top is complete and I am pleased with how it turned out. I will post pics as soon as I get good shots. I also finished a pin cushion and needle case for a swap I signed up for and they turned out really cute. These will be going in the mail today. Hopefully the recipients will love them. Here are pics of both.




So excited! I received Missouri Star Quilt Companies first copy of their magazine and I absolutely love it! MSQC rocks!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hello Bloggers!  I wanted to post a picture of the very first quilt I made in late 2006 with my mother-in-laws guidance. This is where my love for quilting all began and now all I want to do is quilt and share my passion.  

Friday, March 7, 2014

Happy Friday!  I am sew excited because I treated myself to.....WAIT FOR IT...... yes another sewing machine for my birthday!  I just received it on Wednesday sew I haven't had a chance to really play with it but I did tinker around with it for a little while and I love it!  It is the Singer 9970 and it has 1000+ stitches, came with an extension table, over 30 feet and it is super easy to use and understand.  I took it out of the box, wound a bobbin, threaded it and began sewing different decorative stitches and alphabets with in minutes.  It even has the Russian alphabet!  Don't know why they chose Russian but in any case I thought it was cool.  This is sewing machine #6 for me and although my Pfaff sewing machines have a million (ok maybe not a million but a heck of a lot) different stitches this one has many new stitches I do not have so I am super excited!  Not only is it easy to use and has many features but it looks pretty too :) I don't have names for my sewing machines like most people do but I think I am going to start naming mine so I will start by naming this one Lily.  And now the BIG REVEAL! 

Here she is.....please meet Lily!  She is

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sadie's Dream For A Cure

Received my package from Sadie's Dream for a Cure, a non-profit corporation which provides support to pediatric cancer patients and their families. Excited to donate my time and fabric to help make a difference in a childs life. Check out their website
 You can donate in so many ways. Why not help make a difference? I know I want to.

 Sadie's Dream For A Cure
Help Make a Difference

Our mission is to help families during such difficult times by providing emotional and financial support. We provide hospitals with reusable fabric tote bags to distribute filled with activities for children going through cancer treatment, such as puzzles, coloring books, legos, books, and other items to keep a hospitalized child entertained. We also provide hospitals with tote bags to distribute to families, filled with emergency supplies such as toothbrushes, shampoo, socks, hair brushes, and other items that parents needs when they find themselves unexpectely in the hospital. These tote bags are made by our volunteers, who donate their time and talent to help families in crisis.

Our goal is to also be able to provide families with emergency financial support to assist with financial strains while dealing with pediatric cancer and to donate to pediatric cancer research.

Happy Tuesday Bloggers!  It's sew cold in NY.  It was 2 degrees this morning when I left for work but the good thing is we didn't get the 8-12 inches they had anticipated we would get yesterday so for that I am grateful.  Weather like this just makes me want to stay home and sew my little fingers away.  This weekend I worked on another bali strip quilt I was commissioned to make for a co-worker of mine.  He loved the purple bali quilt (See my posting on Feb7th) I made sew much he wanted one for himself in manly colors of course.  I helped with the fabric choice and he loved the River Rocks Bali Strips.  I am hooked on making this style quilt now.  The top goes together in about an hour and a half and the results are stunning.  I will be adding borders to his but I have to go hunting for border fabric to match as well as flannel backing as my client requested.   Here are the results so far.  I love it and sew did he!

After taking a picture of the bali strip quilt I realized I had made my son a quilt about 3 years ago with very very similar colors.  Sew I put them together and WOW!  I love the two together.  Sew yes that means I will be making another one exactly like this for my son.