Sunday, July 20, 2014

ROW BY ROW EXPERIENCE TRAVELS

Hi Stampers,

I've been traveling for vacation this past week and I decided along the way I'd visit a few of these shops on Facebook for the Row By Row Experience in quilting. :) On Facebook you may type in the participating state and then type row by row experience. Then click on photos and you should see each participants quilt row. For instance, Indiana Row by Row Experience. wahlah!!

Each shop listed on the Row By Row Experience has an individual design quilt row measuring around 9" x 36" I think. (don't' quote me)  The pattern is free and some stores have kits made up and they are very reasonable.

I collected some of these rows and purchased a few yards of fabric along the way. I even found a gem of a pattern, Simplicity 4993 which is the cat, dog, and bear flannel rug quilt/wallhanging. The price was $2.00.  YES!! $2   So look around those fabric stores that also sell Simplicity patterns and you just may find this one lurking in their drawers. LOL

I'll attach the rows that I have right now. I don't know if I'll be getting anymore but this sure was fun!!

Until my next adventure or craft project, Happy Stamping/ Quilting/ and Crafting!!

Enjoy!!









Friday, July 11, 2014

I've Been Absent But Busy! LOL Cherry Jubilee Quilt Top and SU Order

Hi Stampers,

I'm sorry I've been gone so long! I've been super busy with this Cherries Jubilee Quilt Top and the grand babies! :D

If you're a beginner quilter (which is what I consider myself), I wouldn't recommend taking on this project too soon.  I loved it and I have tons of patience; this would be why I tackled it. Plus I love a challenge!   Whew!!

The grand babies are around every week. I love them both so very much! My daughter is expecting in February. :D  Another grand baby!!

I received my SU order for July. I'm loving everything in this order! I can't wait to share it with you and especially some handmade cards!

I bought the new Cricut Explore. Wow! I have to say this baby is going to come in handy for cutting appliqué shapes. I should do a tutorial for you! :)  To talk or not to talk is the question? LOL  Not too many um's that's for sure!!

Well Stampers (and Quilters); stay busy this summer, stay healthy and safe!

Have a great weekend!!

Kelley
Your Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator



There is a button rug under this quilt top. 





Friday, June 6, 2014

Eye Spy or I Spy Quilt is finished! Yay!

Hi Stampers,

I've been away for awhile. I'm still stamping! I did find my old love which is quilting. I've been quilting away. So many fun things to make with two new grand babies around!

Here is Brayden's eye spy quilt. I've also appliquéd his name on the back. I'll post a picture here later. But for now, here it is!!

As always, ask me any questions that you may have.

Have a wonderful weekend!!



Monday, May 12, 2014

Chevron or Zig Zag Baby Boy Quilt

Hi Ladies and Gents:

I'm sorry to have been absent again. Time flies and these grand babies are getting older. My grandson is 2 y and 4 mo.  The grand daughter just turned 2 y yesterday. :D  Yay! They are so much fun.  I took Brayden to see some model trains on Saturday and he loved them. I couldn't get him out of the store. We were there for 2 hours. LOL

So here is the finished baby blanket for my S-I-L new great nephew. I rendered her speechless! Finally!! :D  Love her to pieces!!

I used 5 3/8" inch blocks and made half square triangles. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me and ask. Thanks and have a wonderful day!

Enjoy!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fon's & Porter Flip Flop Quilt

Hi Stampers,

I've been able to finish up a third project from my quilting room. This is a Fon's & Porter flip flop pattern. I changed the quilt border because I didn't feel comfortable doing the log cabin design as of yet. :) Still new!!

It feels really good to finish projects. I think I'll go through my room and see what else I can finish up really quick.

Most of all I'm excited about the Chevron quilt that I made for my SIL (for her new great nephew).
I recommend using Kelly's Easy Peasy Chevron quilt tutorial. I'm thinking the bias edges will give some ease to matching up the points. :)  I just made half square triangles (HST) and the blocks did not want to give too much. Overall, I'm still happy with it! :)

Sharing!  Enjoy!



Sunday, March 23, 2014

Blessed Easter and Hardwood Stampin Up! Frisky Kittens Rag Quilt

Hi Stampers,

boy, have I been absent! But busy!  I made another rag quilt! It was taking me some time to get inspired  in order to stamp anything. After seeing Stampin Up's new Hardwood rubber stamp being used, I fell in love with it. I can honestly say I've never been inspired to make easter cards before now!
My inspiration can be found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2498713
and here: http://scrappinandstampiningj.blogspot.com


So I will share two things today. My granddaughter's rag quilt, Frisky Kittens, and my Easter cards for this year. :D

Enjoy!!


Stamp supplies:

Stamps: Blessed Easter, Hardwood
Inks:      Other black, Other yellow, Smoky Slate
Paper:    Whisper white, Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate
Accessories:  Other blue ribbon, stamp cleaner, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Blending pen,
                      Stamp-a-ma-jig, poster tape (removable), Big Shot, Magnetic platform

For the card my white measurements are 2 3/4" x 3 5/8" and the purple cut to 3 1/4" x 3 7/8" then use the adorning edgelit on it. I'll show a photo of how I used poster tape also or else the tin tends to move a bit. Also, you'll want to line up your scallops along the edge of the purple on all 3 sides. This will prevent any help scallops :D

I hope this helps someone!! :D






Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dora is Done! And cute too!

Hi Stampers,

well, it's crazy how life happens around us sometimes. A little bit of life happened here. Not too bad but bad enough. I won't go into details. Just wanted you to know why I've been away lately and didn't complete my card for you last week.

I was all excited to share Dora with you too. :) My blocks are 6 1/2" sewn on the 1/2" mark and cut to the 1/4" mark. The back is a very pretty dark hot pink with white polka dots material. Super cute!
I followed the paper diagonal sewing trick and used a walking foot. Singing "life saver"!!  Any questions, please ask me. I don't mind. Oh yeah, I pinned, pinned, pinned!!! I also used a 45 x 60 warm and natural from Hobby Lobby at 40% off coupon. Toot toot!!

Take care. Love your family. Tell them you love them. Cherish every minute with them.

Be back soon with a card…I hope.

Enjoy!

PS: when snipping your rag quilt, Fiskars hand squeeze scissors are the best. They are tough and will cut through 4 layers if you need them too.  Those little snips that are sold by counters, those are just for snipping thread. :)