Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It Is A Flimsy And I Am Thrilled

My Farmer's Wife Blocks are now a flimsy. I took your advice and moved a few blocks around to hopefully make it look appealing.
I had a very hard time deciding on the color of cornerstones, so I went with nulti-colored and I am so happy with that decision. I then framed the whole quilt in Kona White and added a border of a Pam Kitty Pink Fabric.
I am going to quilt it with a soft pink in a grid pattern.

I NEVER could have done this quilt without the classes I took from Karen at Laugh Yourself Into Stitches.They were amazing and she was so helpful. The link to her classes is on my side-bar and she now has a super fun Facebook group!

Well, the worst part for me lies ahead!  Basting and marking the top.  I just want to quilt!

Here she is as a flimsy.
The next time you see her, pictures will be taken in the snow as I hand quilt.

Not too bad for a semi-blind gal!

I was trying to capture the color of the border because it is such a pretty pink.

So, off to watch a scary movie as I baste. Ick!!

Happy Sewing and Thank You for your visit.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

What a Fun Week!

I have been MIA for the last week as my baby girl had her fall break for college.  No sewing happened.
We went shopping, went out to eat, she played with her nieces and nephews and we watched the second season of "Mindy". Hubby took her back yesterday and I was very sad, but she will be home for Thanksgiving in no time.

So yesterday, I started to sew!! 
My friend Elaine and I want to make the Sew Together Bag, pattern by SewDemented. The pattern can be found on Craftsy.

There is also a great quilt along tutorial from Quilt Barn, found HERE.

I decided to piece the front and back, so I put together 2 1/2 inch squares.  I had directional prints so I hope they work when I cut the pattern. I still want to quilt this piece. 
Here it is so far.

I was thinking of using some of these fabrics for the pockets and lining.

This will be an ongoing project. 
 I do not think I can do it in a day!

I received a fun squishy in the mail. I won a giveaway over at

Donn's Lavender Nest.

If you have not been to her blog, please do yourself a favor and visit HERE.

She has beautiful fabrics in her shop and a sale going on right now too!

Look what I won!

A fat quarter bundle from Lori Holt's line Flower Patch and a  box of matching Aurifill threads called Happy Colors. Look at those colors. Yep this was one happy mail day!  Donna has a special way of sending packages. The items are first placed in a plastic bag, then wrapped in purple tissue with a purple bow, and then purple hearts are sprinkled inside the waterproof envelope. 
 How sweet is this...

Thank you Donna!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Little Letters

This Week's Little Letters

♪ ♫    J  We're like Jack and Jill  ♪ ♫

♫ ♪     K You're so kissable  ♫  ♫

Happy Sewing!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Farmer's Wife Layout?

Ahh, Farming!  It has been so much fun.  I have reached the end of my farming and it is time to harvest.  I have 49 blocks so that will make a nice wall-handing or cozy lap quilt.  It was hard to take a picture of all the blocks together but I gave it the old college try!

I think this is the layout I am going to use. The more I change the blocks the more confused I get!  So please I need your eyes. Is there any block or blocks you would move?

Thanks for any advice.

If you like these fabrics I still have some sets in my stores.

Also please remember the 

Going Out Of Business Sale

Have a wonderful weekend. I hope you do something you love.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

These Are So Much Fun

I am so glad I decided to join Temecula Quilt Company's ABC quilt along.
The letters are so sweet.
I will say that for me the letter B, was a bear, get it, B for Bear!
Without the help of Sandie from crazy'boutquilts, my grand-babies would have thought the alphabet did not have a B in it.  She kindly emailed me step by step directions and they came out perfect!  Thank you Sandie!

♫ ♪ A You're adorable

B You're so beautiful

C You're a cutie full of charms

D You're a darling and

E You're exciting and

F You're a feather in my arms

G You look good to me

H You're so heavenly

I You're the one I idolize

♪ ♫ ♫ ♪

Fun, Fun, Fun!!

Happy Sewing!

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Quilt My Daughter Designed! A Finish!

Warning picture heavy!

When my daughter was pregnant with her third child just like the other two she did not know the sex.  So when little man was born we started to talk about his quilt.
These are the fabrics she choose....

She asked for whales in the whale fabric....

and navy gingham on the back.

Here is his quilt!

AND,  in his room...

 She found these adorable pictures for the room on Etsy.
The middle one is the song she sings to her children. 
You are my Sunshine.

"Hey Mom, Daddy and I heard you in my room.
What'ca doing?"

 I love working with my daughter! 
 She has a keen eye for color and style!

Have a wonderful weekend. 
I hope you do something you love. 
I am going to work on more little letters!