Wednesday, December 14, 2016


A huge thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway and for sharing your stories; I enjoyed reading all your comments. 

Without any delay, the two winners are Judy and Karen, congratulations!!
You both scored TWO YARDS of BRITTEN NUMMER!!  (I already emailed you)

Here are the comments;

Comment number 110.  Judy H
Not labeling the gifts and having to guess who each went to.

Comment number 195. Tu-Na Quilts
 Forty four years ago I laid under the Christmas tree (our first Christmas as a newly married couple) as my husband wound the Christmas tree lights around the tree. I said, "Wouldn't it be a good idea if someone invented artificial trees where the lights were already attached or imbedded in the branches?" He laughed and said, "It'll never happened." Guess who's laughing now and I haven't let a Christmas go by that I haven't reminded him of our million dollar opportunity that we let get away. 

Thanks everyone for playing along, it was such a fun giveaway!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


This Giveaway is now closed!

Hello and welcome, it's time for another Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew, and I'm excited to join in again this year. I am offering two of prizes this year; there will be two different winners, and I am giving away approx. TWO YARDS of BRITTEN NUMMER (2 1/4 yards to be precise), the fabric is 60"wide, so there is enough for a lap size quilt backing.

To enter my giveaway, answer one of my questions; it's simple and all about having a little fun! You don't need to be a follower but if you do (blog or IG),
please let me know in a separate comment, you get another entry and I'll throw in some extras!!
The giveaway is open to everyone and I'm willing to ship anywhere!

What is the funniest or the worst thing that has ever happened to you on Christmas Day? 


Tell me what's on your Quilting Christmas list this year?

*If you are a no-reply blogger, make sure you leave your email address in the comment; if I can't reach you, I will pick another winner. The giveaway will close on Sunday, December 11 (let's say midnight). TWO winners will be chosen randomly on Monday, December 12.

 Happy Giveaway Day Everyone and thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, November 5, 2016


Over the last few months, my daily circles have slowly evolved into "monthly" circles; the excitement of making them every day dropped a bit about halfway through.
That was until we neared the end of the month, then I was playing catch up for the monthly link up at Quilty Folk. Surprisingly It was still very much enjoyable once I started, go figure. I have completed all my circles except for three. I started my circles on November 15, but I decided to power through and finish them all and be done with it.

Here are all my circles by months:













The extra circles

I try different layouts, but as you know, it was impossible to make a design with 365 blocks, so I round it up at 380; I thought it was preferable just to make a few extra circles. What's a few more when you've been making them for a year?

Here is a rough sketch of my layout (the center isn't quite accurate but, I didn't feel like drawing another one). Just to give you an idea of what I am aiming for.

I played with three different shades of red for my circle's background. The lighter ones will be placed in the center, then the med red around the middle section and the darker ones, all the way around the outside. Hope this comes together nicely.

I just can't wait to put all my blocks together, it's been a while since the last time I've played with them but, that will have to wait for now. I won't be back in FL until the beginning of December, and I have a couple of quilts I would love to finish for Christmas first.

Stay tuned!

Linking up with Audrey at QuiltyFolk

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Scrappy Hexagon Quilt :: Finished

It always feels good to finish a project, but this one, this one, in particular, felt great! It was the oldest unfinished project I had laying around the house, it took eight years to bring to completion. It was put aside a few times as you can imagine. I still can't believe it's finished.

This quilt has traveled quite much over the recent years; it kept my hands busy on many road trips, many getaways. I can't think of a better take-along project, everything I needed fit in a small plastic bin. This quilt is far to be perfect; there wasn't much on the subject when I started, so I learned as I went. I made a few mistakes in the beginning which I choose to embrace.
Maybe I was hopping they would disappear in the magic wash ... :-)) 
You can read more about it HERE.


The pictures above were taken at Fort Christmas Historical Park in FL.

Here's to another favorite; the texture is incredible, she is very soft and comfy!

Some quilt stats:

Name: ??
Size: 57 x 76
Pattern: One inch hexagon paper templates printed online; 1 333 total.
Fabrics: Just a mix of scraps and fabric from my stash; mostly Kaffe Fassett's fabrics.
Backing: Chard Leafy Green by Kaffe Fassett
Border: Kaffe Fassett Marquee in Husky and Bright
Batting: Quilters Dream Cotton
Quilting Thread: Size 12 Valdani Perle Cotton in Turkey Red
Binding: Marquee by Kaffe Fassett in Husky
Finished: October 7 2016

Linking-up with:

Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for NTT
 Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

2016 FAL Q4 - The list

I managed to finish My Scrappy Hexagon quilt last quarter right on time for the link up, but Hurricane Matthew left us without power (and no internet) for a few days; I was not able to post my only finish. That's part of life, isn't it? All is good; we were lucky; there was no damages, just clean-up to do.

Without further ado, here's my list for the last quarter of 2016. Three projects on my list for this quarter:

1. Christmas Double Wedding Ring

The top is done; I will probably hand quilt it as I don't feel ready to tackle this one on the longarm. It might be finished by Christmas or it might not!

2. Scrappy Christmas Trip Around the World

The top is finished, it needs to be quilted, and hopefully it will be done in time for Christmas; crossing my fingers.

3. Scrappy Court House Steps

The top is finished and ready to be quilted.

Linking up with the FAL 2016

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On a different note, my AMH Dresden Plate won the Hand Quilted Category in The Blogger's Quilt Festival. I was the runner-up, the talented Wendy @Wendy's Quilts and More won in three different categories!! Because of Amy's policy of sharing prizes among winners, I will be receiving the prize from the hand quilted category. I won a bundle of patterns from Prairie Grass Patterns, and as soon as it arrives, I will be sharing one pattern with one of you. Stay tuned for my giveaway!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Blogger's Quilts Festival :: Fall 2016 Edition

The Blogger's Quilt Festival is off to a good start; welcome to everyone visiting! I am thrilled to participate again this time around. 

I am entering my AMH Dresden Plate in the Hand Quilted Category


She is about 60"x 80", great size for a lap quilt. I started this quilt during the summer of 2015 and finished it a few months ago. The Dresden Plates are made exclusively with Anna Maria Horner's fabrics; I played with different collections of hers except the centers (Juliana Horner). The Dresden Plates were appliquéd on a pieced background featuring AMH's Loominous collection. I hand quilted vertical lines every inch with a Sashiko thread. I am very pleased the way the quilting turned out!!

The Festival will run from September 19 through September 31; voting starts on September 25. Thank you, Amy, for hosting this event once more.

Past entries in The Blogger's Quilt Festival:
Clamshell, 23/10/2015
Modern Fat Cross, 25/10/2014
AMH Honeycomb, 24/10/2014

Thanks for visiting and Happy Festival!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Scrappy Christmas Trip Around the World

Last year I started a Christmas Double Wedding Ring, it's been off and on the design wall a few times. I finally got to the point that I am happy with the design and I'm currently piecing it together, but more on that later ...

After making that quilt, I was left with a considerable amount of scraps and also fabrics that didn't make the cut. What can you do with Christmas fabrics besides another Christmas quilt? So I made another Christmas quilt but this time, I was looking for a quick fix, after all that hand stitching I've been doing this summer, I was itching to be sitting at the machine. I made another Christmas quilt using the scraps from my Double Wedding Ring above.

The top is 72 x 72 inches. I was considering to maybe add a small border; I bought more of that red plaid you see in the quilt, and I think it would do the job just fine. Although I used a great deal of scraps, I still have plenty left, maybe even enough to make another quilt.

It was a lot of fun; it's a real scrap buster, and it's quite fast to make. It would also be a good pattern to use all that fabric from your stash that you fell out of love with.

Interested in making one?
I like this YouTube video by Rose Smith. There are also many tutorials out there, this one from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville. Pinterest is also a great place to look of course!!

I am linking up with Scraptastic TuesdayOh Scrap! and NTT


Friday, September 2, 2016

My September OMG

I'm joining Heidi this month at Red Letter Quilts for the One Monthly Goal party (first time for me). My goal is to finish my Scrappy Hexagon, I am half way through the quilting part; it's been way too long in the making!! So the plan is to work on it every day even if it's only a few stitches and there should be a finish to brag about at the end of this month. :-)

Enjoy the long weekend!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Quilt For Pulse

This quilt will be donated to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild for their Charity Drive; they are collecting quilts and blocks for the victims of the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub that happened on June 12. You can read about it HERE.

Rainbow hearts was the theme and the Heart Block by Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew was one of the blocks that were suggested, it's the one I chose to make.

They called for bright rainbow colors, and that's pretty much the closest I could get to a rainbow quilt from the fabrics I had brought with me ... I had also taken with me a few low volume FQs that I used as background. I bought the fabric for the backing, but everything else came directly from what I already had in my big black traveling bag. I had not planned on making a whole quilt, it just happened. I started with six blocks, and I kept doing more and finally decided to make the whole quilt. I am so happy I did!

Quilting: Using the walking foot, I started in the center and worked towards the outside, I made horizontal and vertical lines to create an irregular grid. I made a scrappy binding using the low volume scraps from the background. For the backing I used a wide solid backing by Robert Kaufman in bright orange. Almost ready to ship, all that's left to do is a label.

Linking up with:

 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Crazy Mom Quilts