Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Summer Mini Quilt Swap

I am having so much fun with these mini quilts. One of the things I picked up on my shop hop was a mini quilt, and now there is a new swap. Yahoo! Here are the guidelines in case you are interested. :) And I believe you can click on the Icon here and in my side bar to sign up.


Make a Summer-inspired mini quilt to send to your partner. It can be pieced, appliqued, or both. The choice is yours. However, if your partner entered any preferences when they registered for the swap, this information will be sent to you.

Minimum size is 12″x12″ and the maximum size is 24″x24″, any size or shape in between. Don’t forget to include to add a label to your quilt.

It’s a mystery swap, so please don’t tell your partner who you are in advance, but go ahead and post pictures of your progress on your blog and on the Flickr group.

When you’ve mailed your quilt, send me an email with your name and your partner’s name, so that I may keep track of the progress.

Registration closes July 6th. Partner information will be sent by July 10th. The deadline to mail your mini quilt is September 21st.

So if it sounds like fun and you have some time, join in.



Saturday, June 27, 2009

Shop Hop Results - Day One

I titled this day one because the hop lasts for two weeks, and I have some more stores to get to. I made it to 10 out of the 34 stores so I guess I will have to do more shopping. Oh do I have to? :)

To the left -hard to see but there is a Mini Quilt kit that I am really excited about. I might need a little help it uses English paper piecing and I understand most of the instructions except when I fold my 1/4" over baste around the paper do I sew through the paper to baste? If some one knows that would be great. Then next to it is a pattern for an embroidered snowman pillow and some tea towels, they are for my Sis, just cuz I love her. :)

This picture is the rest of my goodies, I am not goodies.
I am making a black and purple quilt for my DH and I and that roll of fabric is a 6yd cut at 50% off. Yahoo - how great is that. The package top left is a cute little runner, then a pattern that was adorable for whenever, to the right of that was another cute pattern. The fish pattern is for my Dad. It will be a wall hanging. I have been wanting to learn how to do landscapes and pictures so here goes. :) The navy material is for the nickel quilt that I am making with the blocks I exchanged with all my buddies at Quilt with us.

I drove 327 miles in about 11.5 hrs. I wanted to make it to 12 stores, and made it to 10. I went to an extra store I hadn't planned to, and ran out of time, but I got all the out of area ones on this day's list. The next on my list was closed. But it is in the area so I can still reach it.

Below are the blocks that we get for free from each shop. The green block on the far left bottom is the theme material and each shop designs a block using that material somewhere in their block. It is very interesting to see all the different ideas they come up with. Some have the pictures on the front and some don't.

Here a picture of one of the blocks that was displayed. I took my camera and was going to take pictures of all the blocks and stores... ya right that lasted about 2 seconds.

Well it was a very fun day, all in all and now I have even more goodies to play with. (Like I was running out)!
Hope everyone has a great day!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Shop Hop - Road Trip

Well I am doing my 1st ever official shop hop. Yahoo! It is a thing called "Sew Oregon" and there are about 35 stores participating. It only last for 2 weeks so I have to be quick. I am taking all day today to head down I-5 and hit all the stores that I can. Each store gives you a block and a pattern and stamps your passport. Then for each 10 stores you get a stamp from you get entered into a drawing. I'm going to all the far away ones today and figure I can visit the local ones during the week. Then next weekend we are going to my Dad's on the southern Oregon coast so I think I'll be able to hit a couple on the way home from there. (Awe shucks to I have to) :) The grand prize is a very nice Bernina Sewing machine, then they have a quilting retreat and some other stuff. (I really just am excited about shopping) :) I better go get showered and on the road, I have my route all planned out, get to furthest one by the time it opens then work my way back home. I'll post later to let you know what goodies I find and how many shops I get to.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mini Quilt Swap

Hi Everyone,
Well Saturday was the day we were to mail our Quilts out to our secret person so I was at the post office before it opened and waited to get mine in the mail.
Then to my surprise when my Hubby went out and got our mail - my quilt was already here. Yeah!!! Here is a picture of the Mini Quilt I got from the swap. Isn't it neat?

The pinwheels are 3-D, and she hand quilted it. Thanks again Sara!
If you want to check out her stuff click on her name to go to her blog.

Have a great day everyone!