Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Giveaway Winner! and quilt parts

The Blog Hop Party has ended and I must say...this one has been the most fun! I loved reading each comment and was rather happy to have so many responses. My header picture of Ms. Elinor has thrown many as they expect to see a Pup who is lucky. But what can I say... We are all luckypups here! (and I love this picture of her :-)
I used a random generator to pick a number.. 32! Then counted down the list of comments and found the name "ytsmom" of Downstairs, Quilting. So ytsmom is our Luckypup winner. I'm sending her an email and will send out the sweet cat panel and fabric pieces when I get the mailing address.
Thank you all for visiting my blog and for all the great comments!
In the meantime I have been working on some piecing following Bonnie Hunter's instructions for her Blue Ridge Beauty from her book, Adventures with Leaders and Enders. Here are the quilt parts...

The block...
and the first ones made
I'm having a good time. I love piecing :-)
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy moments of gratitude in your heart. Those are blessings themselves.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blog Hop Party and Giveaway!

Thank you for visiting. The Blog Hop Party winner has been selected :-)
A big Thank You to Michelle at Quilter's Gallery for hosting this blog hop! This gives bloggers a chance to say thank you to all the quilters that take the time to read our blogs and share in the quilty projects we love to show. And what is a more fun way to say Thank You! than with a giveaway :-)
Autumn is my favorite season and so this is one of my favorite times for a giveaway. I purchased this panel from Terry at Whimsicals and I want to share it with you...mainly because I love the look on this cat's face...
The panel has even more of this face :-) and also my favorite, sunflowers.
I have a pattern for a quilt using the panel and a page with ideas for other pillows etc. I have picked out some small pieces of fabric for use or color inspiration to send along as well.
So if this feline would help you celebrate Fall, please leave a comment for me on this post and I will draw a name on November 27 after the close of the Blog Hop. Click on the button at the top left of my blog page and it will take you to Quilter's Gallery for a list of other participating bloggers.
And Thank You for reading my blog and sharing the fun of all things quilting!


Monday, November 18, 2013

purchases from PIQF

I forgot to show the loot I found at PIQF. I searched the place for homespuns and only found a little bit. Attic Heirloom and The Rusty Crow are the ones that came through for me  :-)
Attic Heirlooms also provided the some of the best wool along with that gorgeous light green from Reet's Rags to Stitches!
We also shopped for some batiks for a bag for my sister. There was a lot of gorgeous batiks at the show...sorry I can't remember which vendor we purchased this from.
I'm working on a Bonnie Hunter "Blue Ridge Beauty" here this week. I'm hoping to be quick about it so I can give it to a friend.
In the meantime, Blog Hop Party is coming up this week. Check back Thursday for a giveaway :-) 

Monday, November 11, 2013

One present completed

Not much quilting going on here but I completed a couple of hand towels at least to give as Christmas gifts. This pattern is from Quilt Doodle Designs
The pattern calls for snowflake buttons but I just embroidered some "snowflakes" tossed in the air. Fun and fast design and a chance to use some plaid :-) for the scarf.
Happy Veteran's Day everyone and a Huge Thank You to those who have helped preserve our freedom!