Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Check Out This Giveaway!

Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe is hosting an amazing Halloween giveaway!

The prize is for a Fat Quarter Bundle of Red Rooster's Pumpkins & Spice Fabrics by Whimsicals.  If there are more than 250 entries, Pumpkin Patch will sweeten the pot and giveaway TWO fat quarter bundles.

Go check it out and enter today (open until October 31st)! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Be A Finisher!

Do you love the rush of starting a new project?  Do you love picking your pattern, materials, and all the new gadgets you might need to complete your project?  Do you have a bazillion unfinished objects (UFOs) or works in progress (WIPs)?  I'm joining Nicole over at Sister's Choice Quilts for her Finish It project.

Here are a few of the projects I've started in the past ten few years:

This is the first quilt I started.  I have no idea why I chose something so large and intricate.  I *thought* I really loved piecing!

First Quilt by you.

I found this quilt pattern in a Women's Day magazine a long time ago.  I had to make it.  I still love it.  Occassionally I'll work on it, but lately not so much.

Hearts Quilt by you.
This one is from the ORB Quilt Along round 1.  I got busy with school and never cared for the colors, so this one was easy to put down.  I'm thinking about making two smaller quilts out of it, rather than one large quilt.  The blocks are completed, I just need to sew the top.

1st row finished by you.

Part of the reason I put down ORB Quilt 1 is because ORB round 2 was starting.  I didn't want to get left behind and zig zagging sounded like so much fun.  I'm proud of how much I have completed of this quilt since I was going to school through the summer (and working full time).  All that's left is the quilting and binding. 

100_0978 by you.
I'm going to work backwards and start with finishing the zig zag.  I actually started quilting it already - barely... I completed one line of quilting after fighting with my thread tension, new thread and new bobbins.  My machine does not like the new bobbins and is apparently a thread snob.  I've been sewing with Gutterman lately but decided to switch up with some Coats & Clark.  My machine literally threw up the thread.  So not worth the stress.  By the time I figured everything out and resolved the problems an hour had gone by.  Quilting is never easy, but it's always fun! :)

I hope you'll join me and finish a project you've started!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

No longer newlyweds!

According to my grandfather, you are a bride for one year.  I've enjoyed my year as a bride and our first year of marriage.  I look forward to the many years to come!  Happy Anniversary Hubby!