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:
and here:

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


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.


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. :)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

I SPY (eye) Quilt Almost Done! Dora Rag Quilt is coming along too!

Hi Stampers,

I can't believe that another week has flown by!! Friday is here already!!  Okay…today is devoted to stamping. :)

They eye spy (I) quilt for grand baby boy is almost done!  The Dora rag quilt is for a friend's little girl. It too is coming along nicely.

I have two other to come back from the quilter yet and then it's binding time!  That will make two projects complete since I started quilting (again) from January. :)

Wish me luck!

Please ask any questions that you may have. I have a pinterest account and I have pinned some nice quilting tips and projects over there. Take a peek if you like :)

Have a Tea-rrific weekend!!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Quilting A Little More

Hi Stampers,

Okay, today I finished up sewing all of the I spy squares together and cutting and matching Dora Flannel for a rag quilt for a friend's baby. The I spy got a little off track from the original but still came out cute! Whew!  I was vacuuming and knocked some of them off the board. :)

Now onto stamping before those other's get back from the embroiders'. :D Then it's binding time. :(

Have a great week!!


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Quilting A Little

Hi Stampers,

I am sorry I haven't been around to stamp much. I've been sending cards. Just not stamping. I even ordered new products. I'll try to get something posted next week.

I have been busy though. Look what I've been up too!  My girlfriend started quilting for the first time last year and she got me so inspired, I had to get back into it. Problem is, no one tells you it's addicting!!
Your house gets a little messy from not cleaning and spending so much time in your quilting/sewing room, your hair has more bad days than good. :)  At least that's what's happened to me. LOL

So here's a couple projects. The flips flops are from Love of Quilting magazine May/June 2008.
The truck panel is from Edwards Sewing Center in Fort Wayne, IN. If you purchase there, please tell them you heard about them from my blog. I know they would appreciate it.

The I spy is for my grandson. I've been wanting to make one for oh, 14 years now. Was suppose to be my daughters but she got a bug jar quilt instead. I'll attach a photo of that later.

Right now, take a peek at the stuff I've been sewing. :D

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


Thursday, January 30, 2014

American Flag Crocheted Afghan

Hi Stampers,

Oh my, I've been having so much fun completing all of my UFO's (unfinished objects).

This flag was a long time coming. It's amazing how many years can go by before you actually think about something and are able to get it finished. The complications I had with the project was with the whipstitching. After WS the log cabin together, I became more familiar with the ends of the rows. Don't ask me why it took me this long to figure this out. LOL   But alas, I'm almost there. It will be completed sometime tonight. :)

Please ask me any questions that you may have.  I will be back into stamping soon. If you miss my stamping, send me an email or a note here and I'll get back to it. :D