Thursday, December 23, 2010

Siggy Swap on Flicker



I'm hosting a signature block swap on Flicker.  Have you ever thought about participating?  I'm sure that someone is saying "What's a signature block swap" and the block below can be your guide.  In the white area you will write your name, city, state, country, and the year 2011.  You will make one block for each person that signs  up and go here and read the instructions in full and I hope they make sense than my rambling. 
You do not have to use this specific block but can use your own pattern or idea as long as the block is
4.5 x 4.5 inches.  I hope you'll take the time to check it out and sign up.  There is a limit of 75 swappers.

The following blocks were made for me by 3x6 Bee swappers.  Aren't they BEAUTIFUL!!!  I was in two groups and there is a new swap starting in January and there is still time to sign up.  This is another Flicker group 
I believe the last day to sign up should be posted in the rules and will be next week.  I have chosen the fabric colors of black, white and yellow.  I love this combination!!  You can change your colors each time you sign up but I want a nice big quilt so for a while I'll continue with these for now.
Go check out the site if for no other reason than to see all of the designs and color combinations.  They are worth the time and will give you sooo many ideas.




I wish everyone a Merry Christmas!!  I hope to be back on before the New Year!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Long Time Posting

I bet you thought I'd disappeared!!  We'll I had knee surgery and it ended up that I had three torn meniscus.  Can you believe it!  We suspected one but it didn't show on an MRI so that is not always the end answer.
While I was laid up I made an ABC quilt for a friend.  But I can't find a photo!  I'll have to figure this out as it was cute.
I've made another set of Bee blocks for the 3x6 Bee on Flicker.  I was in two groups this round.  These are the blocks for one group.

This is the block that I made in my colors.

 This is a block that I made for the October Tag Square Group.
This is the angel block that I made and the block is Indiana Puzzle
 This is my November block for Tag Square Group.  She wanted a rainbow and for some reason I found that difficult until I just started cutting pieces of fabric, sewing and trimming.  Now I like this block a lot.
I've also been working on doll quilts for my granddaughters.  Here's one I did last night.

I have a pink one to do today for the other granddaughter. Must do the colors they like. :)
I've also been teaching a quilt class for the Disappearing 9 Patch at Church.  I'm not a great quilter but I know how to do it and it's worked out wonderful.  I hate binding and you can always tell.  I need a class just on binding so that I could get more comfortable.

It's a sunny morning here in Indiana but right now it's only about 22 degrees.  Burrr!  I have some cleaning to do and more doll quilts to make.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Winner of My GiveAway

Gill was the chosen winner and I had called my granddaughter and that was the number she chose.  Thanks to everyone who was part of this and I'm waiting for Gill to send me her address.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

GIVEAWAY HERE!!

October is my birth month and I thought it would be fun to have a giveaway with orange, black and whatever.  I will choose a name on Sunday, October 17th.  Enter as follows:
1.  Leave a comment telling me what color of fabric you DO NOT like to work with for entry 1.
2.  Become a follower and that's entry 2 and leave a separate comment.
3.  Post about my give away on your blog, leave a comment and that's the 3rd entry.
What can you win?  Well this is the start but I have 7 items that you will see when you win and there will be more as  I will add  to this give away as the days go by.
Here is some of the fabric:
Everything has some orange in it and as I said, I will be adding to this.  USA and international are eligible for this giveaway.
I'll add more photos later!!
Have a great day/evening!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Black, White and Yellow Quilt Blocks

These are all yellow, black and white but some look tan or orange from the photo.  They are beautiful!  I just completed a swap where the person making the block chooses what square they will use and the person receiving the blocks chooses up to 3 colors.  The group is starting a new swap and there is probably time to join at http://www.flickr.com/groups/6x3bee/
This is a 9 patch that I made just playing around with fabric and of course the same colors

I made this block today as I'm also in a swap and the block must be squares.  I think this round is filled but you can check it out at

Both of these are for anyone not just USA.  That is fun as the fabrics are all great and the selection would be so hard to duplicate.
When I get enough of these squares then I will have one beautiful quilt. 
Would anyone be interested in a signature block swap?  There will be one coming up soon I hope at
The more the merrier and this should be great!
Hope everyone is having a great week-end!  It's cooled down here and feels great but we need RAIN!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

October the Orange Month

October is my birthday month and here are some orange photos.  Keep coming back as this is a hint of the color of my birthday give away!! 




I'll be posting orange items at the beginning of the month and details of this giveaway.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Check this out!!! Tag Square Bee

Bellsbellsjo is having a new swap for quilt blocks and if you would like to join then go to
http://www.flickr.com/groups/tagsquarebee/

About Tag Square Bee



We are a group of thirteen quilters from all over the world, making each other blocks from our own stash. All the blocks will be based around squares and square designs. Members get to choose the colour scheme they want for their quilt.
The above is copied and pasted from the group.

This is a Flicker Group and I'm also in the 3x6 and waiting to get into the Siggy Block.  I have some beautiful blocks from one of my last swaps and the maker picks the block pattern but uses colors that you request.  The photo below is some old blocks but they are square.  If you like square patterns then you will love this group!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Blogs I Like

I found this blog when I was over at Lucy's http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/  I've been a fan of Lucy for a long time and now I'm a fan of the two Janes. 
http://teawagontales.blogspot.com/2010/08/meet-family.html

I also keep track of the Hen over at http://henhousehomemade.blogspot.com/

Had to have one photo!
Another UK blog that I like is Jo at http://www.bellsjo.blogspot.com/
She does some marvelous quilt blocks and now she would like to start up a quilting bee.  Go over and take a look at her thoughts.  I know I'm in!

I still am hoping this coming year or the next to go over to the UK for a few weeks.  I think I will try a house swap as that would be the way to feel like you're part of the community.  Anyone ever tried this?

There are a lot of blogs that I like but these came to mind this morning!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Craftopotamus Quilt Giveaway

http://craftopotamus.blogspot.com/2010/08/100-follower-giveaway-or-should-i-say.html
This beauty is being given away at CraftoPotamus
I didn't want to share but I knew that I had to give all of you a chance to win this beautiful quilt!
No offense, but I really really want to win this!!!!!!!!!!

This is soooo beautiful!!!  Please let me win!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Decoupaged Coffee Table

A few months ago I bought this coffee table and it's a big table (31"x31") and I would love to have it in my living room but it overwhelms the room.  I knew that I wanted to paint it and I was going to paint it white but then I decided on a different color.  I warn you that there are several photos.
Scratches on the table.
Top of table but I used a constructors primer for all the stains.
After priming the top I started to paint the table black.  See the grass?  This is what happens when there is no rain!  If you're having rain, could you send some our way?  We could use some 70's with no humidity!!
  • This is the table painted black and getting ready to be decoupaged.
  • I cut the papers and started working on what I'm going to do.  I used chalk and divided the table so that I could start in the middle.
  • I started this last night before I went to bed.  I got this much completed.
  • Here is the table all completed this morning.  I need to put some shellac on the top so that the top is waterproof.
  • The girl's and I went to a festival yesterday and they had their faces painted.
Have a great day!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Brown Bag Quilt Contest over at Stash Maincure

I've signed up and even picked out my fabric for the Brown Bag Quilt Contest, have you?  This starts on September 1st and ends on on March 31st, 2011.  Plenty of time to do a quilt, you keep it and she says there are prizes at the end!!  I saw this morning that she had 99 people signed up and I wondered if you wanted to be next.  You can get rid of some of that fabric that you don't like!!
Hope to see you over there!! 

Give Away at Karas Party Ideas

Check out this great give away!!
 http://karaspartyideas.blogspot.com/2010/08/silhouette-craft-cutter-giveaway-300.html
The Silhouette Craft Cutter is over $300 and this is a chance for you or me :) to win it!  Head over to Karas Party!!

http://karaspartyideas.blogspot.com/2009/09/im-having-giveaway.html
Kara is also giving away $25 for the Favor Affair Shop

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Decoupaged Table

I found this pitiful thing at a garage sale and I think that I paid either two or three dollars.  It has sat in the garage for a month or two and I started to work on it last week.
I found this paper on clearance at JoAnn's and it was 80 pages for $7.97.  I love this paper and some of the sheets have writing and I always think that is so cool.  I didn't have a plan except for the middle and this is what I did.  I personally like it a lot.  I had thought that I would do some painting on the bottom but these colors just make the dark wood pop and it's a little beat up so it has the rustic look.  On the side braces there had been spindles but when I bought it there was only one so I removed it and then to cover the holes I put a piece of the paper and I think that turned out well.
A look at the top of the table.
I'm going to try to sell all of this decoupaged stuff and lots and lots more stuff at a garage sale and I always try to buy one big thing and I know what I want.  I want the AccuQuilt Go soooo bad!!  Does anyone have one and want to share their thoughts?  I want to hear the good, the bad and the ugly parts.
I think that one of the reasons that I'm getting so much done is that I signed up for the Friday Night Sew In and I got a lot done last night and now today.  Thanks Heidi and Bobbi for sponsoring this and I can't wait for the next one!!
One very good thing happened in southern Indiana this morning and we had some rain.  I had hoped it would rain all day but it hasn't but I don't have to water today!!  The grass even looks more green than brown.
Hope everyone is having a great day!!
One more question - Is anyone else addicted to decoupage?