Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Go AccuQuilt GO!

If you don't have an AccuQuilt GO! You are missing out! 

Here is my review of the GO! cutter and two dies... and a freebie tutorial! So, you can see just how fast and easy the GO! is to use!

When you get your GO! It comes in a box with a bunch of goodies.  Some people seem to think you only get the cutter but you actually get all this along with it:
  • Exclusive GO! Die featuring:
    • Square-4 1/2" (4" finished)
    • Square-2 1/2" (2" finished)
    • Half Square-2" finished triangle (cuts four)
  • GO! Cutting Mat-10"W x 10"H
  • Project idea: GO! for It Quilt
  • Die Pick
  • User Manual
  My freebie tutorial uses 2 other dies that are sold seperately:
- Tumbler 6 1/2"
- 2 1/4" strips

p.s.- If you have already fallen in love with the GO! and are looking to get one of your own our sponsors at Quilting Lodge are offering my readers/followers a 15% discount off the retail price of ANY AccuQuilt GO! product including the cutter! Don't worry if they don't have what you want in stock, they will order it for you and still apply the discount! Just email them at: QuiltingLodge{at}gmail{dot}com and tell 'em you heard about their Crafty Gemini special and what you want to order... they will order it for you and it will be in your hands before you know it! GO!

Ok.. so here is my GO! review:


-The table I placed it on has a slick surface so I cut a strip of that shelf lining stuff that helps keep things in place and put it under the GO! to keep it from moving as I cut. It worked like a charm.

-The GO! has a built in handle for carrying around and it opens from the top of that handle.  When I first saw where it opens I was a little skeptical and thought maybe it would pop open on its own because there isn't an actual closure.  But to my surprise it just folds up together and stays tightly shut.  I like this part because usually when you have plastic parts that have to open and close a lot eventually it will break, etc.  This was great engineering on their part. 
- When you first try your GO! you will probably waste a little fabric because you don't have a feel for how exactly you should be placing your fabric to get the most of it.  But after a few cuts you will figure it out.
-Some other reviews I have read online complain about the amount of fabric waste you get with the GO! but I didn't find that to be a problem for me because I have six color coordinated bins in my sewing room just for scraps.  I use them for small fusible applique pieces in art quilts and such.  
-The design of the GO! is really nice, smooth, and sleek and I like how it can store standing up on its own or laying on one of it's sides.  Just know that when you go to use it you will need to lay it on a sturdy surface that isn't butted up against a wall or anything.  You want to have open space on both ends of the GO! to get your fabric and mats in and out if it comfortably.  

-Using the GO! is suuuuper easy and I love how safe it is to use! Great for older kids or grandkids to lend a hand with your projects.
-Simply lay your die foam side up, then place your fabric on top of it, and then the cutting mat on top.  Crank the handle in the direction you want the die to go and... voila!  DONE. 
Here is your freebie tutorial for this super quick quilt:
 
fyi- I've been known to pump out a completely pieced quilt top in 5 hours....and just so you know I made this entire quilt in record time today while my baby took his nap.... yea, in less than 1.5 hours.
Amazing?.... I think so!  
Each die has instructions, recommended fabric size and placement, and a project idea.  The instructions say to cut a 7.5" strip for the Tumbler block.

 Then lay the strip over the foam of the die. Make sure the selvages are not going to be part of your finished Tumbler block.  Here you see me making sure my fabric is over the (very faint) blade lines. I first started off with only the folded (2 layers) strip of fabric. NOTE:  You can get 7 Tumbler blocks from one 7.5" strip but you have to make sure you start cutting on the selvage (not the folded) end of your strip.  So, you can open that fold up to get the 7th block.


 Then place the corresponding cutting mat on top of the fabric.  Each die has a mat that matches up with it.  I think there are 3 different size mats.  The one I used here is the 10" x 10" mat that comes with the GO!
Now feed it through your GO! and crank the handle in the direction you want the fabric to go. I like to place my hand on the mat as I crank it through to make sure nothing moves and that the fabric doesn't budge.


  Once you remove the mat you will have two Tumbler blocks done. Repeat this two more times (alternating the orientation of the die each time you cut to conserve fabric), then open the fold of your strip and cut one more block.  Repeat this with five more strips until you get a total of 32 Tumbler blocks.
Then I did the same thing with a plain white fabric.  Here I figured out how to get the same seven blocks from one strip but saving myself even more time but cutting the first four in one swoop. I folded the open end of the strip on itself just enough to cover the blades on the die. Then put my mat on top and in a few seconds I had four blocks. Repeat with five strips until you get 32 white Tumbler blocks.

To sew the blocks together was the funnest part for me!  Yes, me... the one that enjoys cutting fabric a lot more than piecing!  But because there were no dog ears to trim and because the cuts were so darn precise every point matched up amazingly perfect!
Just line up the trimmed dog ear corners to each other, making sure the blocks are lined up so that one of the fabrics has the narrow tip of the Tumbler facing up and the other fabric has it facing down.  Otherwise, they won't lay in a straight strip when sewed together. Press seam allowance towards the darker fabric every time.  This pattern is perfect for a beginner because pressing all the blocks towards the darker fabric makes sure all your seams will abut perfectly when you are sewing the rows together. Try it!

It may look a little crazy but trust me... when you open it up and press it it's perfect.


  Continue adding alternating blocks like this until you get eight blocks (4 blocks of each fabric) across and eight rows down.  
Now, I know you see that your edges are not straight... no biggie.  I just folded the quilt top in half (pretty sides touching) making sure everything matched up perfectly and carefully took a ruler and rotary cutter and cut off the excess on both sides.
Time to add borders! For this I used the 2 1/4" strip die.  I first cut a roughly 10" wide piece of fabric.  Then put in on the strip die with the foam side up.  Put the 10" x 24" corresponding cutting mat over top and cut away.  Do you know this die cuts FOUR strips at the same time?!  I love it.

Sew top and bottom borders first.  Trim flush with sides of quilt.  Sew side borders and trim flush with top and bottom of quilt.  Now it's ready to be quilted!

Finished quilt measures: 37" x 51"



This quilt is for my DS and I can't wait to free-motion some spirals on it for him. 
I know he will love it as he grows into it. 

hmmm... I feel dozens of quilts coming on just this weekend! 

Thank you AccuQuilt!  This is a fabulous invention especially for super-busy-working-stay-at-home-mom-quilters like me!

Monday, September 27, 2010

... on Safari

My latest commissioned work is for a customer who loves animal prints.  Here are the fabrics I had to work with....


and a few sneak pics... sorry I can't show the finished quilt just yet...but yea, the entire quilt top is done.


I'll give you a hint.  It is the same block over and over again.  Any ideas?
It may look weird but trust me... it's hot!

(p.s.- some CUTTING EDGE news is coming very soon to you!  If you don't subscribe to my blog yet scroll to the top right of this page and do it now!  You won't want to miss out on this news!)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Practice makes perfect.

I've quilted tons of quilts with Janoris, my longarm quilting machine and have never used a pantograph, template, ruler, computerize program or stitch regulator.  I am very content with just using my hands to guide Janoris around.  It's a lot more fun that way!

I've seen very pretty quilting work done by a computerized machine but it's just not the same.  You can usually tell when it's a computerized pattern and I tend to like the little imperfections in the artist's hand when it's done free-motion.  It's been a while since I practiced some new and different design.  Today, after finishing this customer quilt...


 (If you're wondering about the random pair of scissors on the handle... that is where I keep them for clipping threads.  It's held up by a magnet. )

I decided to throw a white muslin practice quilt on the frame and try my hand at a few new filler designs.  Filler designs are usually smaller in scale and are used to fill in specific areas on a quilt. 

Here's what I did:
I took a 6.5" x 6.5" ruler and traced around it to create some boxes.  This was to help me practice focusing on two things: 1) quilting on a very small scale, and 2) staying inside a designated area.
Then I started trying to make that little bubble looking design I see quilters use often... I think they call it Pebbles or something.  Ummm, yea... not so good. I have to see if I find a tutorial on how to do properly stitch them out because I know I've seen them done in a way that no line crosses inside the circles and even when I was super careful it still happened so, it's very clear I will NOT be attempting this on a real quilt anytime soon.  Need a lot more practice there.

(You can see some of the pebble design on the left below.  Don't look too close, please!)
This next design I kinda like.   Just started making some curves with sharp points.  I don't know where or why I would use this this design but I was practicing... that's all that matters. My third design  attempt was... yup, FEATHERS!  What in the world was I thinking? And just straight free-handing them without first tracing a sample. HA!  Don't look for them because I purposely did not take any pics of that hot mess.  They really were terrible.

I experimented in another small block and overall it was okay.  But I don't like how you can see the dark spots in the center of those corners.  Is there a way around that? I wonder.  It's because I stitch over already stitched areas so the thread builds up.  Not cute.  But it was good practice and more importantly... fun!


Up, Up and Away!

I designed the Delightful Tweets baby quilt for a close friend who is having a little girl.  At the same time I designed a "boy" version of it with a flying elephant.  All the measurements are identical, just the applique images in the center are different. Just finished up the final touches and ....

...today I am happy to announce the debut of my second e-pattern.... 



I am really enjoying designing these cute, easy, and whimsical applique baby quilts!

It measures 31" x 34" and is made with a fusible applique technique for the center panel. Remember this is an e-pattern and it will be emailed to you in PDF format within 12 hours (usually a few minutes) of receipt of payment.

 Up, Up and Away is now posted in MY SHOP.

If you want to purchase it go HERE. Thanks!

Now let me go to bed.... I'm going to Quilt Fest in the morning!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Busy Bee

I hope you all had a great weekend.  I had a fun time with the hubby and son but I spent it mostly working.  Finishing up a quilt for my cousin who recently moved to NYC.  Kept it nice and simple with loops and swirls.  I love the colors!  Hmmm.. is it me or is every quilty project I make full of these tutti-frutti colors?!

Also finished the binding on a baby quilt that will be up in my shop for sale tomorrow.  Oh yea, my SHOP.  I just launched the official Crafty Gemini Shop!  There is a direct link to it on the top of this page too.

Remember that my Delightful Tweets e-pattern is on sale for only a few more days!  If you know you will be needing to make a baby quilt in the near future or need a gift for a fellow quilter check it out in my shop. 

What did you work on this weekend?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dresden Plate Tutorial

Here it is!  I just couldn't wait to share my love of Dresden Plate blocks with you.... I hope you will consider making a block or two or 30!


Instead of posting the tutorial in the blog posting I decided to make it in Microsoft Publisher, convert it to a PDF and upload it as a Google document. This way if you want to print it out and keep it in your files for later use you can do that.  I hope you like it. 

I made sure to include lots of pictures so it would be as clear as possible.  Let me know if you try it and what you think!  Enjoy!

Click here for:

My new obsession

I don't really know how this all started but I have new obsession with Dresden Plate blocks!  Weird, eh? A very traditional block for a very non-traditional quilter. 

 Even though I am obsessed with a traditional block that does not mean I have to keep the fabrics traditional.  You know me and my bright colors..... I absolutely adore this little 9" block and I can't wait to make 10 more with the blades I cut out.  Can you believe I can get 22 blades out of one 5" x WOF(width of fabric) strip of fabric!? Insane.  So with less than 1/4 yd of 6 different fabrics I can make 11 Dresden Plates to applique on a foundation fabric.  I used a 30-degree triangle ruler to makes the blades.  There are several other tools and templates out there to help you make this block.  But it's not necessary.  You can make these with your own homemade template too. 

Tell me... do you love Dresden Plates, too? If so, what template, ruler, kit, do you use?  I am dying to know.  Everyone around me seems to think I'm crazy for making these. They are sooooooo easy!  I think I love this block because it combines piecing and applique into one fun block.  Hmmm....if you've never made a Dresden Plate block are willing to try?  Maybe I can whip up a tutorial...

Friday, September 17, 2010

GXQ Follower Friday & GIVEAWAY!

Today, I'm being featured as Generation X (and Y) Quilters Blog!
GenXFollower Friday

Head on over and check it out!  You'll learn a little more about me, what my (messy) sewing studio looks like, how I got started quilting, etc.

There is even a picture of me!  I know in blogland it can be a little but weird to follow someone and know all about their lives and projects and not know have a face to put a name to!

Best part of the Follower Friday spotlight is that AnneMarie of Gen X Quilters is giving away a copy of my Delightful Tweets e-pattern!
Go HERE to find out how to enter.

Good luck! 
(p.s.- I'm working on another tutorial for you.... stay tuned.)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Delightful Tweets e-Pattern is here!

Ta- Dah!

The long awaited Delightful Tweets e-pattern is finally here! Remember the sneak peak I gave you here?  Well, no need to wait any longer!  This is the official launch of my first quilt e-pattern! Isn't it just adorable?
This is a perfect little gift for any baby girl!  You can also change the colors and make it for a boy!  and...what a gorgeous wall hanging this would make in any child's room!

Finished size: approx. 31" x 34"
Quilting Level:  Beginner
e-Pattern includes: Cutting & sewing directions and all applique templates for images.

This project is rated "Beginner."  The skills necessary to complete this quilt top are: Cutting & sewing straight lines using 1/4" seam allowance; fusing applique, and zig-zag or machine blanket stitching around applique. The image in the center is done using a very simple fusible applique technique.  If you've never done fusible applique before click HERE for my FREE step-by-step video tutorial


This adorable little quilt top is a fast and easy project that can be whipped up in an afternoon!

This pattern has been tested by several experienced quilters for accuracy and clarity.  My instructions guide you through everything you need to know to make this quilt.  

So, you wanna buy it? For yourself? For a quilty friend?
Great!  Today is your lucky day!  
Special introductory price of only $5.00 (US)!  



Note: This is an e-Pattern.  PDF document is emailed less than 12 hrs (usually within a few minutes) after receiving payment via PayPal.  

Sale price runs only until September 21 (that's one week, people!)... after that it will go up to the regular price of $6.50 (US)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My helper

What a busy weekend this was for me!  Thank goodness I have a hands-on husband who looooooves his baby (but not more than I do, of course).  These two jokers play all day long!  Inside, outside, under the rain, at the park, with the dog, in my kitchen, etc....All the while I'm in my sewing room pumping out quilts!  Tomorrow night is my monthly guild meeting and I always take at least one quilt for show & tell.  For tomorrow I have finished two quilts.  They are both original designs that I am just dying to show you!  But I can't just yet because 1) was submitted for potential magazine publication and 2) will be my first quilting e-pattern due to be unveiled later this week! Just a few more days for the full shot of this sneak peak. 

As I quilted this weekend my DS would occasionally come knocking on my sewing room door... and I just have to let him in. Sometimes he just wants me to carry him and show him some love then goes right back to his daddy.  Other times he wants to stay and help me quilt!

I love this little guy so much! 

p.s.- don't worry.. the machine was off... he just likes rolling it back and forth.


Halloween is almost here

It's already September, people! Wow!  Halloween is just around the corner!  I'm excited to take my DS trick-or-treating this year.  Last year he was only 2 months old so, this is all we did... I'm not really into baby costumes because I want him to be as comfortable as possible.  So, he wore a super cute Halloween themed onesie and some cute candy corn socks (too bad you can't see them in this pic) I got for him at Target for $1.

We filled the candy bowl with candy hoping some neighborhood kids would come a' knockin'... but only one little boy did.  We were very disappointed.  Hopefully this year will be different. 

While I contemplate what to make my baby for Halloween... I have to (of course) get some cute fabric.  I'm not sure if I should make him a Halloween candy bag out of this fabric because he won't be eating any candy (he's only 1 yr old).  Maybe I'll make him some cute shorts (we live in FL it will probably still be warm) or pants with this fabric. Hmmm.. come to think of it.. how cute would a little toddler hoodie be with this fabric?! 

I have some designing and buying to do in the next few weeks...how about you?  Do you have any Halloween craft projects in the works?

Friday, September 10, 2010

AccuQuilt GO! Cutter

I won!! Remember this SewBids site I blogged about yesterday... well, there was an auction for an AccuQuilt Go! Cutter going on today.. and I literally sat on the couch (nursing my DS) outbidding my fellow quilters! At the end of a looooong time (like 40 minutes or something).. I came out on top and was the highest bidder!  I'm so excited!
Yup! That's me!

I can hardly believe I won an AccuQuilt Go! Cutter with a 10" x 10" mat and a 10" by 10" die for a whopping $2.47!  Granted, I had to pay shipping (~35) & taxes but the total was only $38.31! That is nothing compared to the ~$400 cost of the package! 

There is no way anybody can beat that deal!  Insane.
The owner of SewBids already emailed me and said he will ship it out tomorrow via UPS.  Meaning I'll have a brand new AccuQuilt Go!  by Monday!  woo-hoo!

Stay tuned for my product review of the Go! I really needed this.   Anything that will allow me to save time these days is much needed!

Check out www.sewbids.com!  It's legit and a great way to get sewing/quilting/craft supplies for the low!  10 new auctions for all kinds of different notions are going up tomorrow.

p.s.- if I outbid any of you tonight... I'm sorry.  But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. I'm still your friend. :o)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

SewBids penny auction site!

I am a member on an online longarm quilting group and one of our members recently sent a message telling up about this awesome website: www.SewBids.com


I do not have any relation or affiliation with this website but I wanted to share because it was just launched last week and dozens of sewing & quilting related items, notions, batting, etc have been going for literally pennies! It's worth checking out!  

If you want to get 3 FREE bids, just click HERE to register! ** Don't forget to confirm your registration email.  Sometimes it ends up in your junk or spam folder.**


Here is how it works, (taken directly from the site): "All auctions are for NEW items and begin at one penny. As you bid the sale price of the item increases one penny per bid. After the time expires on the clock, the last bidder wins the auction. Once you have joined the community at SewBids.com, you can purchase bids. All our bids are sold in "Bid Packs" and can be used on any item. The more bids you buy, the cheaper they will be. This enables us at SewBids.com to sell new items at up to 95% cheaper then other retailers."

I was skeptical at first, too.  But when the group member told us about everything she had won and reassured us that the site was legit I decided to check it out.  I registered (it's free) last night and was given 3 free bids to start off with.  Today, I was able to bid on a bid pack and paid $0.09 for $20.00 bid pack!  I couldn't believe it!  It's easy, fun, and the products they have are actually things we quilters & crafters want!

Of course you still have to pay for shipping and taxes but it is sooooo worth it especially when you are literally paying pennies for it!

There aren't many items posted right now but they have a message posted that says he will be restocking and adding more auctions on Saturday, September 11th.  Be sure to register and check back then.  If you want to see some of the stuff they have had before check out the ended auctions list. (scroll down to see them)


I heard they even post longarm quilting machines on the site and start it off at a penny! Insane!
Well, I hope you will join this new online bidding site with other quilters and crafters and maybe I'll see you there!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Money Saving Quilting Tip#2

I always tell my students, "The one thing that will make your projects go from looking like a home ec student made it look like something you would be proud to give as a gift or even sell is PRESSING!"  They usually look at me like I'm insane, and then ask what pressing is.  When they realize pressing requires an iron some of them claim right then and there that quilting isn't for them.  Others (to my surprise) claim they don't own an iron!  WOW!  I can't believe that! Maybe I'm a weirdo but I ♥ ironing/pressing.  I iron (and starch the heck out of) my husband's work clothes every night before I go to bed.  I press creases into his shirts and pants, etc.  I love it.
In my sewing room I'm one of those quilters that starches ALL her fabric before cutting and sewing.  I'll even admit I will starch sometimes as I'm piecing blocks together if I feel they are budging a little more than I would like. I just enjoy having stiff pieces of fabric to sew through.  It's easier and more precise.  
Remember when I talked about my irons in this post.  Well, I've since ordered a new Rowenta iron.  I was looking to upgrade from my old one (which still works) and found this baby.  


I bought her online for the low!  In my local Joann's store I saw it for $95.99.  Crazy!  I love it.  It is pretty heavy for an iron but that is no problem for me and I like that it gets even the toughest creases out.  The steam is nice and strong and the precision tip really helps when I'm ironing my husband's work shirts around the collar and all that jazz.
I'm going to assume that if you quilt and are reading this post you own an iron.  If you don't... please tell me how you survive without one! 
My money saving tip #2 is for cleaning the sole plate of your iron!  Can you believe Rowenta sells their own soleplate cleaner for $15.99.  And its a little-bitty tube of paste at that.  I purchased the Dritz version of the cleaner for a fraction of that cost but it was hard to rub the hot sole plate all the time (because I use so much starch) and I almost burned myself a few times. Did I mention nasty, nasty fumes?! Ugh... so,  I was playing around with some different cleaning options and decided to try a wet Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and voila! Like butter and I didn't even have to touch it. They are a lot less expensive than those cleaners and you can clean it multiple times with just one eraser.



Here is the how-to:
- wet your magic eraser enough so that it is wet all the way through
- place the magic eraser over a folded towel to protect your surface
- heat up your iron and swipe it over the magic eraser
- no fumes, no burns, and a clean iron!

Try it and let me know how it works for you!




Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Paper Piecing Tutorial

Finally!  You asked for it and I've delivered....

a Paper Piecing Made Easy video tutorial!

Remember in my last post about paper piecing I mentioned I had to teach myself because I couldn't find a tutorial with a clear enough explanation.  I tried to explain it as best as I could in my tutorial so, I hope at least some of you will benefit from this. 

If you have never tried paper piecing for whatever reason... give it a try.. it's not as bad as you think. Print out this template and scroll down to the bottom of this post to view the video tutorial.

I designed a 4" x 4"  Rocket Block just for this tutorial.  Notice the template is not numbered.  Sorry about that but it took me all night to get the template into a format that would allow you to print it out at exactly the 4.5" x 4.5" size I needed it to be.  So, I didn't want to fuss with it anymore trying to input text in it.  The labeling is described in my video and it's really easy.  For this block just make sure the center block is #1 and then it doesn't matter in what order you add the remaining fabrics.



And here is the video tutorial! Enjoy!  Please comment and let me know what you thought of it.  If you are an experienced paper piecer, I want to hear from you, too! Thanks!

{WHY} I make my own stuff

I'm joining in on the {WHY} fun with Julie of Stitched in Color. She asks, "Why make your own? What got you started?  What keeps you going?  Why is it worth it?"

I make my own stuff because it's so much more personal and heartfelt than something that was mass produced (whether in the U.S. or overseas).  I mostly enjoy coming up the idea for the project and jotting something down on paper (or my computer screen) and seeing it come about by way of my two hands.  It is an amazing feeling to go from having a quilt design to seeing the quilt hanging in a room.  Knowing everything about that project came only from my mind is what gets me excited.  I also love seeing the look on people's faces when I give them a handmade gift. ::smile::  It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside because they automatically assume it took me foreeeever to make... sometimes this is true but other times it may be a quick project and they are floored when they see you made it yourself. 

I started quilting a little less than 4 years ago.  I was a second year law student and was in desperate need of a creative outlet.  At the time I was making and decorating cakes like this one...


 and I loved it because it was an edible work of art.  That was also the downside to it.  You eat it.  Once it's gone, it's gone. I wanted to make something that was both functional and long-lasting.  So, I asked my mother to teach me how to sew.  She taught me how to thread the machine and stitch straight on an old Singer from the 1960s.  I was immediately hooked!  I grabbed an old pair of jeans form the closet and within minutes turned it into a purse with all kinds of embellishments.  It was so much fun!

One week later during final exam week I was driving around town looking for a coffee shop to study at and as I drove in one plaza I saw a sign that said "Sewing classes."  I just about died because it was a Sunday and they were closed! AH!  Instead of studying, I drove back home and looked up the store's website.  And yes, first thing Monday morning I was there again inquiring about classes.  Soon after I made a Christmas stocking and a pillow sham.  While in the store one day, one of the employees saw how enthusiastic I was about sewing and mentioned that I should try quilting.  I was like, "what is quilting?"  I grew up in Miami, FL and my family is from the Caribbean= hot weather= traditionally, no quilts needed. 

I took a basic nine-patch quilt class and was obsessed!  In typical Vanessa fashion, I didn't follow directions and added some different blocks into the quilt... and a quilt designer was born!

This is my first quilt ever!  I have come a loooooong way since then. :o)
I love designing, quilting, and teaching people that quilting is so much fun and easy to do! I quilt because it is everything I want all bundled up into one beautiful project and it's worth it for all of these reasons and more...

Quilts are: 
-art
-functional
-multi-purpose (wallhanging, play mat, blanket, etc)
-a way to express your emotions (love, sympathy, etc)
-for everyone from babies to great-great grandparents
- family heirlooms
-long-lasting
- so much fun to make!
Why do you quilt?


Monday, September 6, 2010

3-way Giveaway....winners!

A big thanks to Jojo's Quilt & Gift Shoppe for sponsoring another fabulous giveaway!

...drum roll please...

...and the winners of the 3-way Giveaway are:

-Prize #1: $30 Gift certificate to Jojo's Quilt & Gift Shoppe:
kitkat234 said...
Follow on twitter @kitkat234 & tweeted: http://twitter.com/kitkat234/status/22881816955
Ex said...
Friends with on FB :o)

-Prize #3: $50 Gift certificate to Jojo's Quilt & Gift Shoppe:
bukaeyes said... I added JoJo's Quilt shop as a friend on facebook. Betsy Hoff 

Congratulations to all the (very) lucky winners!! Spend that money wisely!.. I say fabric, fabric, and more fabric!! 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Quilt pattern sneak peek

I've been busy....
working on a new quilt pattern.


It can be a baby quilt or a wall hanging. 

I love it.

I will post it very soon NOW.

Here is a sneak peek.....


you like?

:o)
 
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