Thursday, March 29, 2012

Chicken Table Topper

A while ago I posted about the chicken fabric that I got - and it now has a place on the table! (Or it would if we didn't have Easter decorations on it.  But it will SOON be on the table!!!) 


Finished topper in all it's glory!

Pretty binding.

I used the same binding and backing fabric.

 So there you have it - a cute chicken table topper.  I also like the lady bug fabric in it.  This topper is really huge, it very nicely fits our oval table.  I made the biggest version of the pattern, and it is really big.  Next time I'd make the medium sized version.  All in all, I'm very happy with it, and it makes me smile :)


Monday, March 26, 2012

Pay it Forward Received!!!

I am so ecstatic!  My bloggy friend Amy had a pay it forward blog post, and I signed up.  Last week a great package of goodies arrived for me! I have to share the cool stuff I got! She really nailed what I wanted and liked on the head!!

Look at all the pink in the goodies!
These towels are decorating my stove as we speak! :D

An adorable pieced makeup bag!

Homemade cards!! How divine!
 There was also chocolate truffles, but those disappeared! :D

By the way, there are still 2 spots in MY pay it forward - if you want to join up. 

Thanks again Amy! You rock!


Friday, March 23, 2012

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Okay, no real chicken dinner - but we do have a winner!

Random number generator picked number :
(How often does that happen, right??? )

Number 1 was:

Hi Tiffany! I don't know how I missed the Blog hop party announcement on Quilting Gallery. Oh well, maybe I will participate next time.
My favorite color is ever changing. Usually I say yellow or red, but today it is turquoise/teal.

Have a good one! You are at 81 followers today btw.

I will be sending an email off shortly.

Thank you to everyone who entered - and to all my new followers.  Hopefully I continue to post things that interest you and keep you all around :D


Saturday, March 17, 2012

FNSI Results

If you are here from the Blog Hop Party my giveaway is Here.

So this was my first participation in FNSI - Friday Night Sew In.  How fun to set aside time just for sewing! :D  I think I got a lot accomplished - and I even took pictures to share! :D

This adorable little penguin is me venturing out of my box and trying to get better at applique.  My lovely bloggy friend Carolyn designed a set of blocks, and asked if anyone wanted to play along. I jumped at the chance, knowing my applique skills leave something to be desired.  Besides, who doesn't love birds???
He is all fused and ready for me to stitch him together.
 Then I worked on my block swap adventure block for the month.  My partner this month likes civil war fabrics and churn dash block, and I think this fits the bill! I had to go to a fabric store to purchase civil war fabric, as I don't generally have any in my stash, but now I have some for next time! :D

 Finally I worked on my buck a block quilt from 2011.  I have 6 blocks yet to finish, 3 matching sets, so hopefully today I can finish those.  Then I get the fun part - arranging the blocks and putting sashing and borders. (Note my sarcasm :D ).

HSTs waiting to be made into a block!
 All in all FNSI was successful for me.  Thanks to my hubs for letting me get some uninterrupted sewing done!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Blog Hop Giveaway - CLOSED

Yay for giveaways!  I'll keep this short and sweet, so you can visit everyone else also.

Up for grabs is this charm pack:


Open to US and Canada residents.  Giveaway will close March 23rd, and I will pick a winner then.
To enter:
Leave a comment with your favorite color (Please make sure you leave an email address for me to contact you should you win!)

For an extra entry, since I love my followers: Be a follower and leave a separate comment stating so. :D

Other Giveaways HERE.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

What was once an orphan block

Is now a table topper!  A lovely flickr friend donated the orphan block - the middle of the table topper. 
I then added borders - I love that the block matched the fabric I had on hand and waiting to be used! 

After borders, I was stuck a couple days at a loss of what to do for quilting.  I then decided to all over meander/free motion stitch on it.  I like how it turned out.

Here is a close up of the binding:

Not only am I loving this table topper, but I'm loving that it is warm and sunny outside! :D


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Buying Pretties

I needed some new thread, so I went shopping online the other day. I buy most of my thread from Connecting Threads, and they had a HUGE sale on solids - so I had the perfect excuse to buy some fabric goodness.  Here is my haul of fabrics and thread from their store:


I got this fat quarter bundle - I couldn't take a good picture so I am using the picture from the Connecting Threads website.  I love all the pears!
Then I went to one of my Local Quilt Shops, and I saw this chicken fabric, and HAD to have it.  So I have enough  fabric now to make a table topper for the kitchen - our colors are red and black.  The stripe fabric will be the backing and binding.  I am so excited to play with the chicken fabric.  :D
 I also got a bundle of fabric for a wall hanging for my sewing area - but didn't get a picture of that.  I will show that when I work on it.  All in all, I got a good haul - and now I have MORE projects I need to work on!