Monday, March 22, 2010

A Little Blog Break

I have decided to take a little break from blogging for a while. If you have any questions about the Charmed Whirlygig quilt please feel free to email me.
Have a great week,
Cathy

Friday, March 19, 2010

It's Good to Be Green Giveaway Results

I tried to transfer the random number generator to this post, but didn't have any luck. So the number that came up was #12-Mountain Home Quilts!! Please email me your address and I will mail the parcel to you. ( I just love everything English)

Thank you so much to everyone that participated......I always love to visit everyone's blogs and profile pages.
I will definitely have more giveaways, because I am always generating scraps and don't really seem to use them. LOL

Have a great weekend,
Cathy

Monday, March 15, 2010

"It's Good to Be Green" Fabric and Pattern Giveaway

I decided to have this giveaway and call it "It's Good to Be Green", because the fabrics are green, but then realized they make a great St Patrick's Day giveaway also. In this giveaway are yardage of 4 different green fabrics of approx. 2 yards of each. I know that the second and 4th pieces are Moda. I also have a dark blue piece to add, but left it out because it's not green!Also, included is 26 patterns, most are pieced, but there are a few applique ones. I am sorry that the pictures aren't very good. I was hoping for sun today, but it was not be. And, the plastic covers reflect the light too much. And I am a lousy photographer to boot! LOL
I was pretty ruthless in my sewing room the other day. ;-)
Please leave your email address and I will pull a name on Friday.

I have been sewing for hours everyday and have the Dolce quilt in the washer as I type this. I will post a picture later.
Take care, Cathy

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Little Bib Love :-)

The wonderful sunshine and warmer weather has given me a nice shot of energy! I have been in my sewing room just working away for the last couple of days. I decided that my great niece and great nephew needed some spring bibs.These precious chicks are the embroidery design work of Meringue Designs. I think that I could possibly be her biggest fan!
And a big "B" for baby Benjamin. The fabric is from "Love U" by Deb Strain for Moda.
I am having trouble top stitching when using walking foot. I have to go very slowly and have a hard time deciding what to use to line the edge up with. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to have them. I think that I could piece a quilt in the time it takes me to make a bib! LOL My walking foot is by Bernina if that helps.
Thank you so much,
Cathy

Great Sale at Burgundy Buttons!


I just wanted to post about a great sale going on at Burgundy Buttons for today and tomorrow. She has the new fabric" Fresh Cottons" by Moda for a great price and then if you are a blog follower you can get 10% more off. I have no affiliation with the shop, just a very happy customer! She also has the beautiful Verna fabric of which I just needed to get a little more of.
Have a great day,
Cathy

Monday, March 8, 2010

Things I've Been Working On

Here is my whirlygig quilt all quilted and washed! I love the way it turned out and have slept under it the the last few nights.Quilting could be better......I like doing a meander the most, but decided to do an allover flower this time. After I washed it I could see the open areas that I hadn't covered as well as I could have. But, I have never been a perfectionist in my quilting and won't start now. LOL
I had some leftover pieces of Wonderland and made this pillow for my DH. Simple, but fun to make.
Tom is leading a 10 day Airstream Caravan from Washington D.C. to Charleston SC. I am making these pillows for him to give as a way of thanks for going on the caravan. The design is from Meringue Designs. Love her stuff!!!!
It's "Good to Be Green" Fabric and Pattern Giveaway will be later this week. I was ruthless with my sewing room this weekend cleaning it so I have a lot of patterns to giveaway if you are interested.
Take care,
Cathy

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Somebody Loves My Quilts!

My daughter's new little kitten Peyton loves my quilts......Hum, maybe I need to make him his own. ;-)This is the one that has flannel for the backing. Very warm and snuggly.
Cathy


Scrappy Giveaway Results

Wow, I am truly blown away by all the responses that I got for this giveaway!! Is it because people love making scrappy quilts or just ready for spring like fabrics. LOL Thank you so much for participating. I did not get a chance to respond to everyone (I type very slowly) but wanted to let you know that I checked your profile and went to your blog if you had one. It was fun "meeting" new quilters.

The winner is Miss Nettie from Miss Nettie Quilts. She said-Please enter me in your giveaway. I could really use these wonderful scraps of fabric. These are lovely. It is extremely kind of you to do these giveaways. Thanks for the chance, Cathy.
Please send me your address and I will get these in the mail on Friday.

I plan on having another giveaway next week. Can you tell that I love doing them. :-) This one will be called "It's Good to Be Green" I have quite a bit of green yardage that I need to find a home for.

I finished quilting my whirlygig quilt yesterday and I think that I am allergic to machine quilting. I had a very sore throat and runny nose when I was done. I think it is from all the cotton lint that is produced when I quilt at high speeds. Does anyone else have this problem?

Have a good rest of the day,
Cathy