Friday, October 29, 2010

Giveaway Prizes


I have received the beautiful prizes I won in the recent "Fall into Fall Quilt Bloggers Giveaway.  I'm so excited to start a project with both of them.  One is a  beautiful lap quilt kit of 13 fat quarters plus a half yard print for binding from the giveaway Dawn Nichols had on her blog called Dawn’s Quilt Corner (http://www.dawnsquiltcorner.com/). 
The other giveaway I won contains 10 batik fat quarters and a generous 4 yards of a beautiful yellow print fabric that Teresa Thornborough had on her blog called “Country Cabin Thoughts and Crafts (http://countrycabinthoughtsandcrafts.blogspot.com/). 
Thanks Dawn and Teresa.  I’m also posting your photos of these wonderful prizes since I can’t begin to describe the beautiful colors and prints on these fabrics.  Thanks Dawn and Teresa!  Now I just need to make something wonderful with these lovely fabrics.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Cool.  Here's my paper-pieced tablecloth (well, Mama's tablecloth).

Paper-piecing

While I was in Fresno, California I bought Carol Doak's book on paper-pieced quilt blocks so I'm trying to learn how to do that.  I've always had a hard time getting the pieces to match up correctly and this really makes a difference.  I do still have a problem getting the blocks to square up but I'm still practicing.  I'm going to try to post a photo of the tablecloth I made for my mother using paper-pieced blocks.  The blocks that don't line up or have the points cut off do give the tablecloth character, right?
Ok, I'm tring to figure out how to upload my tablecloth photo...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Yay for the Fall into Fall Quilt Bloggers Giveaway

     I started this blog in order to participate in the Fall Quilt Bloggers Giveaway and was that ever a great idea.  After entering around 100 of the giveaways, I won!  I won!  I wrote "I won!" twice because that's what I did.  I won twice.  I hardly ever win anything and it was so exciting to win the beautiful  Gypsy Quilt Kit from Dawn's Quilt Corner and  five yards of "Nature's Blooms" & ten 1/2 yards of "Fossil Ferns"  from Country Cabin Thoughts and Crafts.  I can hardly wait to get started quilting with these new fabrics :) 
     Another exciting thing is the three new followers.  I actually have 5 followers but 2 are my sisters who I asked to follow my blog so I would have followers, haha.  Now I have 3 more.  Thanks Quilting Nana (I'm a Quilting Nana also), teresamnj, and Micki.



Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ok, I haven't done anything else on my blog.  I'm currently traveling with my husband and yes, this is an excuse.  A better excuse is that I've not done a blog before and am struggling with getting started.  I will soon post photos of the quilt projects I've done.  For now, I am checking out other quilting blogs and trying not to steal ideas, but rather receive inspiration for my own.  Until later.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The beginning...

Being new to blogging, I don't even know if this will post.  But, in case it does, be it known that my first comment will be about a beautiful little quilting store I visited today while in the Clovis, California area, close to  Fresno, California where we are visiting my daughter and her family.  This little store is called Quilters' Paradise and that is exactly what it is.  I spent about an hour enjoying myself while my husband patiently waited for me.  It's great that so many stores provide the "husband waiting chairs."  Since he was waiting, I cut my visit short today and since I don't know if I'm posting this correctly on my blog, I will also cut this comment short :)