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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Modern Finish!!

A Finish! Yippee!

My local quilt shop High Sierra Quilters 
is a great little store, the owners name is Doug, I call 
him "Dougie", and he is great.  He puts up
with my crazyness and we have a good time.  
One thing he lets me do is dig through his scrap bin thats under the cutting table..I think I am the only customer 
who does this AND checks his trash can for scraps...HA! What can I say, I love me some scraps and I have found some good stuff in there!!  Anyways, one day while
digging through the scrap bin, I found almost a whole quilt
 in there!  He was gonna chuck it out...I told him I wanted it so he gave it to me...check this out!

Its all modern prints, Skyscrapers!!  
Its beautiful, its very "manly".  All I had to do was add the black to the bottom and then the borders.   I then found a great backing at Dougs that went perfectly, and bonus, it was on clearance for 50% off!  Then I quilted it on my Singer 301A with some long wavy lines and bound it in the same fabric as the backing.

TA DA!! Done!!

I think its a great guy quilt, someone is going to love it!  


Friday, October 23, 2015

Boom! Vacation Time BOM Done!

In January of 2015, I started making 
Pat Sloans Vacation Time Block of the month.
Pat always has such great quilt-a-longs and has such talent in all her designs...this block of the month was alot of fun each and every month.  My choice of fabrics was super easy, my sister had picked out a pile of Aqua/Brown combination fabrics YEARS ago for me to make a quilt for her....well, that time came and we have a quilt! Yippee!!!  So this Christmas, she is getting this quilt, I know she will love it!!

Here are all the blocks from each month...

We did all of these blocks and then we were given border blocks to make one month, and then setting blocks and instructions to complete the quilt top.  I quilted it on my 
Singer 301A, I was quite happy with the results, only a couple of puckers on the back...Woooohoooo!! Then while supporting my husband at his bowling league, I hand stitched down the binding and its a done deal...and in plenty of time for Christmas!!  Yay!  Here it is!!

I'm very pleased with this finish, I just know my sister is going to love it!  It matches her bedroom!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Itty Bitty Blocks

Whoop Whoop!

I am all caught up on my 
Quilty Pleasures Itty Bitty Blocks!

This months block is Tiny Trees, mine are scrappy of course!

Check that off the list!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A QBSA finish for ME!

I am a member of Quilting Block Swaps Australia...
Its so much fun swapping blocks with quilters all over the globe! Australia, New Zealand, Spain, England...USA!

For a couple of years, my block choice was the paper pieced
Lonestar done in random scraps with any dark blue background.  Along the way I received many beautiful blocks and a few undersized blocks, I always thanked each and every lady for their beautiful block addition to my quilt and never complained.  Everyone sews at their own level and learns each and every time that they make a its a win win for me and I just don't see the point of complaining...besides,
the undersized blocks look awesome on the back of my quilt!

I did have a make a few of my own blocks to get the number I wanted and I rounded up a couple quilting buddies to make me a block, my pal Julie who lives local to me and my bestest bloggy BFF Kathy in Ohio...shout out...I love ya girl!!

So without further hesitation, I give you  

Being the scrappy lunatic that I am I pieced fabric crumbs onto strips of scrap paper and then trimmed them up and used them as the sashings......Whoop Whoop!


It was longarmed in a meandering star pattern with 
rainbow thread, just perfect!

See? Dont those "unperfect" blocks look great on the back??

Its magnificent, I love it and its all mine!

Of course a few others want to test it out...




I think its a winner!!

                   Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

Monday, October 19, 2015

City Sampler at your own Pace Sew-a-long

I'm cruising along with my Tula Pink Modern Quilt blocks...
I am going to copy Michele and do 5 blocks at a time from
each chapter of the book...seems the way to go.

In case you didn't see my previous post on these, I am 
using my Anna Maria Horner Charm
squares from a swap that I did and cutting into my "Grunge" stash, its working out perfect!!

Lets check them out...

 and a group shot...the first 10!!
Only 90 more to go!!

I'm liking it!  Linking up with Michele from 
Crayon Box Quilt Studio...

Sunday, October 18, 2015

More Itty Bitty Blocks!

Gosh I wish I could figure out how to rotate these 
photos, its driving me crazy!!  I AM very electronically
challenged so that makes it twice as hard!

Anyways, heres more of the Quiltmaker Magazines
Blogs Itty Bitty blocks, these are the September Sawtooth
Stars...super cute!  No picnic making all those tiny
Hsts, but I got through it..barely! 

These are all 100% scraps! Yippee!!
The next set of blocks is out on the blog, tiny trees....I hope 
get them done in October, they are paper pieced and 
oh so cute...wish me luck!

You can find all the blocks here:

Friday, October 16, 2015

QBSA 12"

My partner in Quilting Block Swaps Australia this month 
requested this "Antique Tile" block in bright colors...I think
this should fit the bill!!  I love Orange and Pink together....

Its flying across the ocean this week!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Block Lotto!

The block for Octobers Block Lotto is this
Twinkle Star Block
by Angela over at

We made them as 9" finished blocks in Monochromatic colors, with a black or black tone on tone background.

I've got seven entries! As usual, I hope I win!
These blocks are so pretty!!

My picture isnt so great, sorry!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Itty Bitty Blocks!

Oh my! I am soooo behind! 
Here are my August Itty Bitty Blocks....
20 of them...moving on to Sawtooth Stars for September!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

RSC Saturday

Its Rainbow Scrap Challenge Saturday!
This months color is be honest I wasnt too
sure about adding brown blocks to my happy bright block pile!
So, I decided to go with light browns...tans...
Heres my breaking out geese block...just one!
Linking up with Angela over at

Friday, October 9, 2015

A Block Lotto Finish!

I just love to play along with the Block Lotto! 
I won these Blue Bar blocks a while ago and just now got
it all finished up, its a great finish!  I quilted it with my
"go to" loopy loops, love how it came out...
There are so many different blues and patterns from all over
the world, theres hearts and guitars and flowers,  I just love it. 

Its a beauty!
Linking up with Richard & Tanya Quilts
for Finish it up Friday! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Very Late QBSA blocks!

I finally finished the QBSA Blocks for my July partner tonight...yes, you read correctly, JULY.

Envision me hanging my head in shame, I have never been this late....WOW....I don't like it..

My partner requested a Japanese themed block, this really 
threw me, she wanted a parasol, I couldnt find one.  Then I found an Origami Crane, couldnt figure out the pattern, so I finally broke down and bought a pattern...this cute little Kimono Girl...she was a snap to do!

I did them both in in Pinks and Purples...
I sure hope she likes them!

They are in the mail to Australia!


Monday, October 5, 2015

A Finish!

Occasionally I get the opportunity to work a very quilty encouraging shift at work where I am able to sit there and watch movies and work on my cross stitch or in this case, hand stitch a binding! I love it....sitting there alone, answering the phone and making progress on a quilt!   
My choice of viewing was quilt cam with Bonnie Hunter...

I completed this whole binding on this twin size
 Scrappy Trip Quilt, which is of
course a free pattern offered on Bonnie Hunters Website at

My plan was to use up this black autumn fabric that
I had languishing in my stash for a long time.  I used it as
my center strips on my blocks...adding in coordinating colors, scraps wherever possible, and a couple of solids.....

Heres a photo of the completed quilt.  Yay!
I hope it sells at the annual craft fair this year!  I got alot
of interest in it from co-workers so I think it will go!


Thanks for stopping by today!