Monday, October 18, 2010

Just in time!

I made it! I finally got this block done in time for Design wall Monday - It was suppose to be up last week but the pink outer flowers just weren't working and I ended up removing them and starting over. So the pink block is #3 from Floribunda. I will be making my fabric selections for #4 this evening! yeah!

I may have to do some work on block #1(orange). After I did that one I decided to use black in the flowers and I really like it. I wanted to challenge myself a little, using the white on black and black on white fabrics will push my creativity a bit. I want to make my applique even more wild. I love the wild fabrics in applique but tend to be more conservative myself, so STEP #1 adding the black. Next Kaffe Fassett, maybe.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

And the winner is.....

The winner of these lovely jelly rolls - thanks to an online random number generator is....... (drum roll, horns, confetti).....#184 Terry of Terry's Treasures - congratulations! What a fun 2 weeks it has been!  I think I checked out everyone's blogs and added lots to my Reader list. And I had alot of fun reading all the comments to this giveaway - A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by!

It has been a busy couple of weeks here getting ready for winter. Leaves have been raked, bushes trimmed and firewood stacked. Most of my quilt time has been prep work, or shop hopping - I bought the loveliest layer cake by Moda, Alliance (civil war reproductions) and a stack of what I refer to as "moderns", those wonderful wild stylistic prints.  I really think they should have their own name. I am drooling over the new Tula Pink line Plume- I want them all! They are just arriving in my LQS and I now realize I should have just bought some fat quarters online - then I could have been admiring them for the last several months right here, in my own little hannys, instead of constantly having to wipe the drool off by keyboard! And no, I still don't have them!  September was my birthday month and I went a little overboard (I know none of you can relate to that) and have imposed a little self control, not a lot mind you, but a little and am refraining from more purchases until 2 quilt tops are pieced, maybe. :>) I went to the NorthWest Quilt Expo and am sharing some favs -

I thought this quilt was way too cool. I love the way she made these shadow blocks in the corners, like smokey wisps of the design at the center. Here is a closeup...

And the quilting is just to die for!
This one is a perfect example of how the blocks and the quilting come together to make a whole design. I am trying to shift my thinking from quilts as blocks and fabric where quilting is something that is added later to one where the quilting is something that is integral to the design.  It is a thought process shift for me, good brain exercise!
Have a great quilty week all! And maybe if I get my fingers in gear I will have another post for Design Wall Monday...... Now where did I put my needle??????

Friday, October 1, 2010

It's Giveaway time!

Hurray It's time for a Giveaway

(Insert happy dance moves here)

I am giving away two mini jellyrolls, one in teal and the other in purple!  

One winner.... two prizes!

Just leave a comment here on anything you want 
be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner!

Don't forget to go to head over to and check out all of the other giveaways!