Saturday, June 26, 2010

Twice as Nice Baby Quilts


Well I finished the binding on the baby quilt I was making for Jennifer. Just in the nick of time. She had a baby girl right before lunch 8lbs 1oz. They are going to name her Megan. I am on my way there tomorrow. They called me after the baby was born so I didnt want to have to drive late into the night, so I am going to get an early start in the morning. I just love babies and I am excited to spend a week playing with the older two kids and holding the baby. My husband will have to hold the fort down while I am gone. I did get the grass mowed this morning and the laundry done.

The quilt was from a pattern in Quilt Almanac 2010 by Sue Harvey and Sandy Boobar. They did theirs in flannel. I had bought the pink and brown polka dot fabric some time back and didnt know what I was going to do with it and I saw this pattern. It was perfect for the fabric, you would have thought I bought it specifically for the pattern. I love coincidences dont you, especially when they turn out so nice. The back has bears on it and is the cutest fabric. The picture doesnt do it justice.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hex-a-long


Do you have the hexagon fever? Love soccer? Want to make hexagons? Go to this blog and join the fun of a hex-a-long. It has been more than 40 years since I made my first quilt a grandmothers flower garden. It is probably about time to do another. I may try to do some between quilts for new grand babies.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day

I am sure that there aren't very many dads that are reading this blog but Happy Fathers Day anyway. Where would we be without the men in our lives? I loved my dad and love my husband. I appreciate my sons and son-in-laws for the good dads that they are. So this is a salute to all of them.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns


"The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns is a master work featuring over 4,050 blocks along with new instructional tools to let you draft your block any size you want. Each block is historically referenced to its first date of publication, making this an invaluable guide for quilters, historians, and collectors."

I bought this book for one of my daughters for her birthday and had to buy myself one and called it my mothers day present. It is wonderful. I love reading the historical information that she included. The chapters on drafting your own patterns are great. I think if I were stranded on a deserted island and could only have one quilt book, this one would be the book. Beautifully illustrated and well documented. I cant say to many times that I love it.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

20% off SALE on FABRIC

We are having a huge fabric sale. We want to buy new fabric so we are having a 20% off sale till the end of the month. So go look and buy. We will throw in free shipping on orders over $50 and we will include a free jelly roll pattern. Blog about it and let your friends know. Everyone is welcome and appreciated for your orders and comments. Thanks.

Accuquilt Go give away.

Here is a tumbler quilt made with a die from the GO by Barb.

It seems like it is raining GO's. Everyone is getting one or giving one away. What fun. Barb at Bejeweled Quilts received one and has made a ton of quilts in the last few days (well maybe not a ton but more than can be made by me in the same amount of time). She has the fun of giving one away. You should go check out her blog and look at the quilts she has made and enter the contest.(ps. Tell her we sent you, thanks)