Thursday, March 31, 2016

New Block of the Month sign ups!

Oh, y'all, this is going to be such fun!

Head on over to this link to sign up and you'll be ready for the new Block of the Month from Jacquelynne Steves . . . this one is called Maggie's First Dance, and I know you're going to love it! (you see, I peeked, and it is so cute!)

You can use the fabrics that Jacquelynne will show, or you can raid your stash for your own special "take" on the pattern. There will be options for applique, embroidery, or blocks with fussy-cut focus fabrics!

The possibilities are amazing!

The fun begins on June 2016, so head over to Jacquelynne's blog and check out the clues that she is showing....

More fun ahead, as we start off later this month with Blogger introductions; you'll get to meet all of the creative peeps that will be working on this with you!


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Giveaway is coming soon!

Just a quick heads up, y'all . . .

Just letting you know..... 
Our awesome sponsor, the Fat Quarter Shop, is going to be sponsoring a lovely giveaway SOON!

Keep your eyes open, cos you will want to enter this one!

(I'm such a tease!)


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Working on a UFO

Remember these fun "Farm Girl Vintage" blocks from a few months ago? 

I switched out the fabrics in the outer squares, because I wanted to use that green for the setting triangles. A little frogging (you know the seam ripper drill, right? Rip-it, rip-it!) and I then substituted either the soft blue or the cheerful red in those corners.

I put them together into a runner for my kitchen table -- now they look like this:

Here's a close up of one of the blue-square blocks: 

And here is the whole runner, rescued from the UFO pile:

Oops, there are those slippers again. Could have cropped them out, I guess, but we're keeping it real here. (Grin) Insomniacs make great quilters, right?

I'm thinking about some in-the-ditch and small motif quilting inside the blocks -- I'm wondering if I have the moxie to quilt some (gasp) feathers in those nice large green triangles! Y'all wish me luck there!

Here is a peek at the ME pieced backing. Love working with Mary Engelbreit fabrics; they make me feel more cheerful just playing with them.

Hope you are finding time to sew, too!


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thank you for your prayers and kind words

I appreciate all of you so much; our beloved family member has passed on. One of her sons mentioned that he thought she must be dancing an anniversary waltz with her husband that died seven years ago.

I believe there is joy in heaven as she is welcomed there. Thank you for all of your kind comments, and especially thank you for your prayers. I'm so grateful.

I'll be back soon.