Joanne is the first winner and Fiesta is the second winner. I have e-mailed both of these ladies so I'm awaiting addresses to mail their goodies.
This is something that I've been doing but I didn't do this one. Found in on the Internet. Zentangles are very popular at the moment and it's just a form of "Doodling" and I've been a doodler all of my life. Anyone else into this?
I hope that I can continue to keep up with the savings and right now I've put in $204.00. At week 18 if I followed the schedule I would be at $171.00. Still trying to put extra in for all those heavy weeks ahead. I still think this is a fun way to save.
I know that I'm late getting this up and I hope everyone will forgive me!!! The last month has just been crazy. I don't travel very much and that's all I've been doing. One more trip next week and I should be home for a while.
I started 5 count them - 5 projects when I was in Wisconsin and the classes were too short to finish anything so I still have those in bags that are not unpacked. I loved all of the classes but feel so disappointed that I can't get back to them.
I want to thank Sheri for doing all of this work to put this Hop together and everyone else on the schedule.
I made a Pile O' Pumpkins Wall hanging following the directions in Fons & Porter Quilting Celebrations Fall 2013. The pattern is on page 21 and all of the patterns are in the magazine. Our little Monday night quilting group did this a couple of weeks ago and it was a lot of fun.
This is the Wall hanging on my design wall and yes it needs to be finished.
Here is the page and the magazine front with this wall hanging. This magazine had a lot of cute Halloween items and I think my money was well spent on this magazine. Sometimes there is only one thing you want and feel it's a waste of money!
Now for the Give Away!! I'm going to give the first winner a yard of this fall fabric and the Fons & Porter Scissor Safety Sheath.
The second winner will receive a yard of this fabric.
There will be other goodies for the winners!
Leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about fall and that will be one entry.
Follow me and that will be another entry.
Make sure and let me know that you followed me so that I can get your entries correct.
Thanks for stopping by and I know the others put me to shame but maybe I can slow down soon and just sew!!!
It's been crazy the last few weeks!! But after this week-end it will be better. Please click on the Pumpkin and take a look at the Blog Hop. I'm up on the 24th and I will have something I hope is special and I'm also doing a GIVEAWAY!!!
I'm going to post some photos today as I am leaving on another trip in a few hours. This time I'm off to Nashville Tennessee for a four day conference. Then I'm hopefully home for a while!! I've really been having fun!
I can't wait to tell you about each of the classes that I was in. I signed up for 5 and loved them all!!
Here are some photos from the quilt show
I did take a class with the quilter of this last photo; Freida Anderson and she does wonderful work.
Don't you love the smug look on this cows face? Well I'm not smug but I wanted to keep updated on my savings. I didn't post last week as I didn't have any cash so this week I made sure I had cash and I've added $30.00 which bring my total to $104.00 instead of at week 8 it would have been $36.00. I still think that this is a smart idea so that the back side isn't so costly.
Now I'm going to take this and put it into the bank as I don't like a lot of cash hanging around. Too tempting!! Plus I'm going to put it into an account that is seldom used.
I've had a good productive week-end and I hope you have too!!!
I had started this table runner at the quilt retreat last week-end but now I've finished the top and need to quilt it. This ended up being 60" long but it's a gift for my sister-in-law and she has a formal dining room so this will be fine on her table. She loves blue so there is a lot of blue.
This is the third result of this runner and the first one is still on my design wall, then instead of the blue between the blocks I cut 2.5x2.5 and sewed those together from the fabrics but after all of that work I did this.
I was able to purchase the blue fabric at the retreat on the clearance table for $3.00 yard!! It's nice fabric. The pin wheels are from moda fabric.
Working on drawing on fabric with permanent markers. I haven't sprayed alcohol on the first photo.
This one I've sprayed with alcohol. Would anyone like a tutorial on how to do this?
A Christmas pin cushion that needs to be sewed shut.
This is Makla Dubrawsky fabric from Moda and I found this yard this morning. I did some Internet shopping yesterday and had purchased the jelly roll for this and 2 yards of this fabric. Then I found that I already had a yard!! LOL Does anyone else do that? She designs my favorite fabric and when you see these colors in person they are amazing!! My colors!! The big quilt that I finished a couple of posts back is the first line she did for Moda. My friend Suzy did a quilt last week-end with the first line of fabric. Nice to have a friend who has the same taste in fabric as you!!
I feel this has been a productive Sew-In and I'm going to be in a Blog Hop in September over at
Here is my quilt that is like Suzy's except we have different designs. The pattern is called "Dream Weaver" that was used.
This is the quilt top that I made with a layer cake. I cut the white out myself but I think it turned out very nice. I don't know what I'm going to do with it. I may sell it once the quilting is completed.
This is my pin cushion and I marked on it with a fabric pen. I may make another one.
This is Suzy's thing and I gave her a couple of book marks that I had hand dyed the fabric. The pin cushion for her has a little hanger and I pined it on with a Laurel Burch cat pin. She's a dog person but she'll have to be happy with the cat!!
Here's a close up of the pin cushion and I sewed two buttons together with black thread to help it look like a flower. I had these pretty pins and added them. I had to bring this home to finish up so she won't see it until tomorrow night at quilting.
This is the quilt from the first photo. I love love this quilt. The fabric is Moda and I purchased 12 half yeards on E-Bay. This is somewhat like a log cab in how you make the blocks. The one that Suzy did of this pattern had identical blocks. But of course I had to change some things. LOL
I still am working on a table runner for my sister-in-law as a thank you gift for having me come in September and stay with them for a week. That will be when I go to Quilt Expo.
Did anyone hear that there will be no International Quilt Show in Cincinnati??? I knew they had some problems with the facility but it was an hour and a half away from me. I guess it will all be at Chicago so that is 4 - 4.5 hours away. I like to go to Chicago also.
I want to go to Houston just one time!!!
This is my 225th post. I will look at a give away for the next post so come back for details.
Here is Suzy when we took a walk down by the lake.
Suzy worked on the quilt on the left all week-end. She had everything cut out from a jelly roll but this as you can see has a lot of seams to sew.
This is for her son and daughter-in-law and they like modern and Suzy chose grey for the strips in between. I wasn't crazy about the grey until she had it this far and then I love it!! The colors just pop!
I made a quilt with this fabric and I will be showing you next time as I finally got the binding completed.
There were 5 ladies that stayed up all night on Friday nite. They made these things that sit under your sewing machine. Well I wanted one also so Joy helped me and I made one for me and one for Suzy. Suzy's has the green where my pink is and I put her name on hers like I did mine. There are two levels of pockets and for the middle I made it so that a 6.5 inch ruler would fit in there. I also made pin cushions to match but mine still needs to have the part sewed where I put the stuffing. This was fun and quick to make. I would make it with just two colors next time. I'll take a photo of Suzy's and also of the pin cushions and post it soon.
See how my machine is raised and tilted? One of the ladies had her husband make some of these and sold them for $20.00! I can attest to the fact that the burning in my back improved and it helped me to sit up straighter. I tend to want to lean over my machine so I can see better. If anyone is interested in these I will see if her husband is interested in making more. Everyone she had was sold!!
This is the ABC quilt that I made a week ago and my quilter quilted it fast!! Her quilting just makes this quilt as she did it in the alphabet!!! The i has a heart for the dot!! So so cute!!
Here are some close ups and if you click on them they should enlarge so that you can see the detail.
I found this number fabric in my stash (don't remember buying it) so I added to the blocks on the bottom row around Z and I still had enough for the back!!! I sure hope they like the quilt!! I have the binding sewn on but need to sew the one side.