Thursday, July 19, 2018

Caravan Roundup By Moda

                                                 What have you been sewing up lately?

                                                                   Here's mine!

The pattern is called "Caravan Roundup" by MaryJane and can be found at Moda Fabrics Fun & Free Patterns. Hey!!! It is free! Moda is wonderful in that way! They love to share!

I chose this to celebrate that my husband and I will be going on our first true vacation in over five years! I want to take this along :) 

We are headed West, staying in a cabin at a ranch. I am so excited for it, but I will have to wait until next year. (not that I am rushing time......... I am just getting prepared!)

That's What I'm working on this week!  I've yet to put an outer border full of stars on it! 

Linking up with Jennifer Fulton @ The Inquiring Quilter's Wednesday Wait Loss

Monday, July 16, 2018

Thrift Store Junkie

I must confess, I'm one of those "I brake for yard sale" kind of people. But I also Have To visit a new thrift store when I come upon one!

I travel with my work and usually stay in that location for a month or more. I browse the neighborhoods while driving to and from work or just picking up supplies during the day.

I discovered a local "outlet" thrift store and it was SO Much Fun! Let me tell you! I walked in and there were all of these people lined up against the wall. I was much confused????

There were several rows of enormous tubs of stuff placed on castors. A store employee had made an announcement that all needed to clear out rows 6 & 7. So that was why everyone was lined up against a section of the store. They wheeled out more tubs to place in that row. Then all those people ran over when released and started rummaging.

Well, not knowing what to do, I just browsed the other aisles until I caught onto the whole idea.

During my looking spree, I did come up with some interesting finds.

I found a quilted bag that appears to be hand-made. The handles are ribbon so made for light weight items. No heavy books allowed in this one!

This Pittsburgh inspired bag: which is famously known as "Steel City" or the "City of Bridges" featured the museum and zoo, sky-scrapers of the city, bridges, and sight-seeing cruises, to name a few.

What do you see on the bag that you may recognize?

If anyone recognizes the pattern and designer of the bag, can you share that information with me? I may attempt to recreate this same bag in Christmas prints.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

American Quilter's Society

                      You can Join!

By becoming a member you will have access to inspirational projects and patterns, quality quilting products and multitudes of information!

Other benefits include a subscription to  American Quilter Magazine and membership discounts for online classes and merchandise! Who doesn't enjoy a quilting discount?

As a member, I was invited to one of their fabulous sales at the American Quilter Store.
I must say, I was pleased with the ease of shopping, timely delivery and a fantastic packaging!

The box was covered in cute, encouraging words~

I ordered a huge stack of quilting books at a wonderful price and they were wrapped and securely packaged inside the container.

And you can see those adorable fairy scissors I ordered as well. More on those to follow!

I will be ordering from their store again! I love that my books came to me crisp and wonderfully New!

Thank you American Quilter Society!

                             Join here!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Another Sneak Peak! Welcome to My House Blog Hop

Our houses will be OPEN! Come join Carol of Just Let Me Quilt and myself in a fun blog hop showing off our houses! There will be tutorials, patterns and maybe even give-aways!

                        Here is a sneak peak of one of the Favorite Items in my house.

It is chock full of quilts I've made. There are dowels to support the quilts and  it even has a lock and key! Fabulous! (I've even stuffed a few folded quilts in the back bottom that you cannot see!) - Found at a local home-town furniture store in Spencer, WV. 


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sunbonnet Sue Baby Quilt

I used the Go! Sunbonnet Sue Fabric Die from Accuquilt to cut out lots of these cute little appliques and blanket stitched in black around several to achieve a faux-vintage look.

You can find the Sunbonnet Sue embroidery designs here. I used the blanket stitch feature on my domestic machine and achieved the same look if you want to give that a try as well.

I discovered someone dear to me had a baby!! Exciting!!! I found some adorable butterfly fabrics to incorporate into the sashing and border to tone down those vibrant pinks and purples. I love the way the flimsy has turned out!

Now on to getting the quilting completed and sending this off to the sweet little babe!

Linking up with Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter's Wednesday Wait Loss
and Susan of Quilt Fabrication and her Midweek Makers
and Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Lets Be Social
and Fresh Inspiration at Silly Mama Quilts

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Camera Fun

I was playing around with my camera ~ it is nothing all that special. But I am astounded by the features. Seriously, I've been using this camera for over four years and just figured this out.

This is one of my favorites. It is a black and white feature that captures the reds in the screen. Wow!

  Play with your camera and find out what it can do for your photos of quilts! I have to get a photo shoot with one of my quilts with lots of red in it!

                                                      Until then, Happy Quilting!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Welcome to My House Blog Hop

Join me and the host - Carol of  Just Let Me Quilt in her NEW Blog Hop "Welcome to My House" Coming in September!

Mark your calendars for September 10 - 14 for some fantastic blogging tutorials, patterns, photos sharing our houses and sewing projects with you  -  and there may possibly even be some great give-aways!

                                                  Here is a sneak peak of My House!

                    I am looking forward to sharing more with you!  Until then, Happy Sewing!