Monday, October 25, 2010

Psalms block #16

This block is called Cornucopia and is for Psalm 85. "Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. Psalm 85:11-12
I am in the midst of a few projects and have started yet another one which will be for my mom. It is a kit purhcased at our local  quilt show..a couple of years ago!..and is made up of some  beautiful Robyn Pandolph fabric. Floral pinks and aquas that will make a nice bedspread quilt for her.                                       
This was my favorite.
And here are the girls, faithfully helping me in the sewing room.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Made it to PIQF! (warning lots of pictures)

After some serious persuasion...I was blessed with a friend to travel with to PIQF on Thursday! Thank you, Rana, it was wonderful!  I had a small list of items to shop for and one very special quilt to see and all was acomplished!  So here are some pictures of the show...
Here is the quilt on my most important list!  This is 'Bay Bridge   Series' by Nancy Brown.  Very worth the trip!  I love her applique animals and am always amazed at the personality she captures.  What made it even more fun was getting to see Nancy at the show as well.                                                              

Note: Not sure what to do with the difficulty I am having with blogger...can't seem to figure out what is happening with sentence alignment! Hope you can follow along till I figure out what is wrong. And it is only letting me load one picture at a time. Period. I've had to save and close the post, wait and come back to another 'editing' session to add additional photos. And the word alignment starts in the middle and justifies left only when I type enough words in a line.  This is a bit crazy!  Any hints?
Just look at this elephant face.

OK they did also have a few other quilts at the show.

And yet another quilt inspired by Nancy Brown by students.

The vendors were rich with beautiful fabric and inspiration.  I loved seeing the Fig Tree booth with Joanna sharing her wonderful design and color.
I also was able to meet John'aLee of The Scrappy Appleyard with her beautiful booth of fabrics. She was stitching on her Buttercream Summer BOM which looks even more delish in real life.                                                                                   

A long but amazing day!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fall into Fall Giveaway Winner!

Just a quick post to announce the winner of the sweatshirts and pattern I have for the Fall into Fall Giveaway. 
Stormy Days, who has an adorable dog, is the winner.  I will just need the mailing address and I will get the giveaway items in the mail.  Congratulations! 
Thank you to everyone for participating.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PIQF this weekend

PIQF is this weekend and I really wish I was going! Nancy Brown is showing a quilt that I want to see...bad!  And then there are all those vendors who practically present a quilt show all on their own...too much to miss. 
Just in time for PIQF, Library Gal and One Stitch Off will have some new jewelry they are making to be shown off at Honey Run Quilters booth.

In the meantime, there is some nice stitching going on in my own neighborhood.  I hosted the Piecemaker quilt group here last night and was gifted 11 delectable mountain quilt blocks that I had handed out the previous meeting. I'm hoping to make a charity quilt or a Quilt of Valor out of these blocks.
The Psalms block I finished this week is called Day and Night.  "Yet the LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me," Ps. 42:8
My 'Acorn Crisp" is coming along.  I found some wool at the LQS that will work better than what I had for the leaves.  I also got a tip from Laurie at Cat Haven Crafts and will be able to try some more wool projects in the future. Thank you, Laurie!
The Fall into Fall Giveaway is going on till October 15 so if you are looking for that post :-)  Click here.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Autumn project

(If you are looking for the giveaway here)
The girls stayed up late with me last night to help make a little table topper that was featured by one of the designers in the Fall-o-Ween blog hop.  It is called Acorn Crisp and was designed by Kari at New Leaf Stitches. Check out the pattern here
 It calls for flying geese blocks and I sewed an extra seam as I have seen others do to make the portion of fabric that will be cut off to be already sewn into scrap HSTs.

I had a picture of Elinor for you and I had another picture of the rewards of the extra seam to show but this new Blogger format is 'killing me' in that I can't move the pictures around with any ease at all.  I gave up and deleted the photos because it wouldn't let me place them.  

And now it is not letting me type....
Here is the topper ready for me to add the leaves and acorn applique.  I'm looking for the right colors of wool so this may wait till I'm off work again next week.
Here is the latest Psalms block completed.  It is called Paths of Peace for Psalm 25
"Show me thy ways, O LORD; teach me they paths. Ps. 25:4 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall into fall Giveaway

This weekend there is large gathering of giveaways sponsored by
Quilting with Debi. EQ and Fat Quarter Shop are joining the giveaway blogs. So look for the Scarecrow on the blogs you visit. For my participation...I'm giving away this California Coat pattern which is perfect for those of us who love the comfort of sweatshirts and want to look fun at the same time. To get you started, I have 2 sweatshirts in cool colors. They are Extra Large and will hopefully shrink some when washed cuz they are big.

So if you are interested, leave me a comment and I will have a name drawn October 15th. Good luck in all the hops going on right now! The prizes are great and the recipes and free patterns are wonderful. Check my side bar for links to them.