Friday, July 29, 2016

New price on thread racks

After having the monogram thread racks listed on etsy, we’ve decided to lower the price a bit.

Now $40 plus shipping!

A-L pic




EQ rack1


Have a look Smile

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Got a pincushion then organized them all

I got a squishy package from Norway this week!

a BIG pincushion from Janne


with a sweet card, even though I’m Danish I can read Norwegian and it says Kisses and Hugs Smile


I always love BLUE pincushions and my shelves are getting PACKED, so I figured I’d take my blue pincushions down and take a picture- I believe this is called “knolling”

22  blue pincushions ( I only made 1 of them)


Then I decided to organize my shelves and any pincushions that had pins in them, I moved over to the new one- quite a few Smile


AND I removed the ones that I made and put them on another shelf above my fabrics- Bye bye owls!

(the ones that started this whole pincushion swap!!)


My shelves are still packed but not overflowing anymore, we’ll see how long that will last. LOL


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Who wants to join a round robin?

I’ve hosted a few Round Robins before and they are a lot of fun! so I want to do it again Smile

Now the question is; should it be “planned” or just “anything goes”?

Here’s the last RR I got back and finished, this one was “planned”


and another one that was “planned”


Now what is “planned”?

First you start of with a certain sized center and mail to the next person like any other round robin and then add a specific sized border around the next top/block you receive and keep going. With the “plan” everyone has a finished top the same size at the end.


we can do a center and send it on and maybe have a certain “total amount of inches” (Michelle has hosted a RR like this before)

Where maybe we have to add 16” to it, so that can either be 4” border all the way around OR 8” to two opposite sides.


we can have NO rules and add whatever we want…..


a ROW BY ROW Round Robin? would that be a Row Robin?

anyways, if you are interested, comment below and let me know what/if you prefer and we’ll do the most popular choice!

(and I’m thinking 6 months or so- so that would end in the Spring of 2017)

And I would say US only to save postage for everyone!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Finished hexagon quilt

I finally finished the binding on this hexagon quilt!

a mystery quilt by tonya at hillbillyquiltshop


I might have shown the quilting, but now I am again Smile

I quilted loopy swirls on the outer border, a leaf vine on the inner border, then feathers on the background and curves on the block pieces.


I did a scrappy backing- which is Anja approved!


I also got an order of signature threads! always fun to get, even though these are mostly neutral colors except for a light green, it still just makes me happy to get new threads!

-and most often I quilt with neutral threads, so….


I’m not supposed to show anymore Pine tree BOMs but Sonja really wanted me to take a picture of her in front of one, so here it is Smile

If you are part of Pine tree and read this- Shhh!!


and I’m long arm quilting a secret quilt for August Island Batik Challenge-blog hop!

Monday, July 25, 2016

RSC - Pine Tree Blocks and embroidered blocks

I finished making the two pink RSC16 log cabin blocks (one that’s all pink and one that’s half white)


Also I made two guild blocks for next years BOM

here’s one that I found on pinterest and I made it a rainbow –they named it a ferris wheel


and a patriotic star block (one I designed in EQ and made a pattern-that’s not out yet in other colors, here I provided the center and the red white and blue is up to the maker)


Then, I’ve been feeling motivated to catch up on old projects and this baby quilt by Lunch box quilts is just adorable and I wanted to do more blocks, I had only finished one ducky block a while ago, so I did the required 3.


and 3 lamb blocks (fabrics are from connecting threads btw)


and 3 foot prints (a tar heel in there!)


3 announcements


and 3 bottles


Then 6 rattles with little ribbons tied onto them


3 baby blocks


and 18 safety pins!



Now all the blocks are done, I just need to trim and cut the border pieces!

phew- it was a lot but FUN…

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Winner has been picked

The winner has been picked for the monogram thread rack giveaway



I bet she’ll pick “K” which is a cool BIG letter!


Saturday, July 23, 2016

2016 project list wk29

Here’s my 2016 project list, items in red are ones I have worked on recently.

Items crossed out are completed

#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging –started stitching down more

#2 (2012) fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt

#3 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers

#4 (2013)- roman holiday kit 

#5 (April 2013) – blue/ yellow kaleidoscope blocks, giving these to pine tree

#6 (Sept 2013) farm animal panel – embroidery panel just done, can’t remember if I gave it away

#7 (Oct 2013) 12 days of Christmas embroidered blocks done – found blocks!

#8 (2012?) Hidden forest Quilt- working on blocks

#9 (2013?) Peanut pics on fabric – no plan yet

#10 (September 2015) Winter mystery QAL- Table topper DONE! Feb

#11 (August 2015) Tumbler Christmas GO! DONE!

#12 (summer 2015) Round Robin quilt- DONE!

#13 (September 2015) Ahhhh EPP mystery- adding binding

#14 (Oct 2015) Bargello Quilt –DONE!

#15 (Oct 2015) Women of the bible#3 – hannah done

#16 (Nov 2015) Allietare BH mystery Hello kitty – DONE! Jan 2016

#17 (Dec 2015) Planes quilt- DONE!

#18 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Appliqued School house blocks – pink fused

#19 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Ohio Star blocks – pink done (14)

#20 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Log Cabin blocks(2)- pink done

#21 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Hunter Star blocks- pink done (7)

#22 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Flowering snowball blocks- scrapped!

#23 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 12” Snail Trail/ monkey wrench blocks- pink done

#24 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 6” Snowball and 9patch blocks- pink done

#25 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 8” Kite blocks- DONE! secret

#26 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 6” Appliqued cupcake blocks- pink done

#27 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 6” triangle in square blocks- pink done

#28 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 6” flying geese blocks- pink done

#29 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 8” drunkard’s path blocks- top done

#30 (Jan 2016) RSC16- 8” Winding ways blocks- top done

#31 (Jan 2016) CT Diaper bag- DONE!

#32 (Dec 2015?) Mini hexies basket – DONE!

#33 (Jan 2016) Quilt art mystery BOM- May printed

#34 (Jan 2016) Green/Grey GO quilt-  DONE!

#35 (Jan 2016) Go QUBE feb project Valentine’s gift bag- DONE!

#36 (Jan 2016) Go Qube + DP March quilt- DONE!

#37 (Feb 2016) 1Block Wonder quilt – DONE!

#38 (2016) Monthly purse pincushions- 5 done

#39 (Feb 2016) QUBE Batik quilt- DONE! will be on their blog

#40 (Feb 2016) Blazing star Batik quilt- DONE!

#41 (Feb 2016) Baby embroidered quilt- more than half done

#42 (Feb 2016) Tumbler Batik quilt- top done

#43(Mar 2016) Solveig’s PJ’s DONE!

#44(Feb 2016) Ribbon quilt- DONE!

#45 (Mar 2016) Rayon Blue dress and hat – DONE!

#46 (Mar 2016) Funky flower pillow – DONE!

#47 (March 2016) Tumbler Batik #2 quilt- DONE

#48 (March 2016) two matching spring dresses blue teal- DONE!

#49-51 (March 2016) 3 mini batik projects –DONE

# 52 (April 2016) OWL rsc16 blocks- pink done

#53 (April 2016) Sunbonnet Sue embroidered blocks RSC16- 4 done

#54 (April 2016) fleur de lis rsc16 blocks – pink done

#55 (April 2016) 2 matching peasant dresses – DONE!

#56 (April 2016) Jelly roll Batik quilt- top done added border

#57 (April 2016) QUBE May Project (4) – DONE!

#58 (April 2016) LeMoyne quilt- top done

#59 (March 2016) red pink nightgown for Sonja-DONE!

#60 (April 2016) Island Batik April project- DONE!

#61 (April 2016) owl purse green grey – DONE

# 62 (May 2016) mini cat block – pincushion

#63 (May 2016) Quiltmaker fall quilt- mailed

#63 (May 2016) large cat block pillow- done

#64(May 2016) Fleur de lis pot holders for accuquilt- done

#65 (May 2016) IB Fall Market River quilt- DONE!

#66 (May 2016) IB Fall Market box quilt- DONE!

#67-68 (May 2016) CT purple teal dresses Sonja and Anja- DONE!

#69 (May 2016) Star batik block pillow- DONE!

#70 (June 2016) secret quilt- top done and mailed

#71 (June 2016) IB Christmas in July- 2 done

#72 (June 2016) QUBE July quilt- DONE!

#73 (June 2016) QUBE August project- DONE

#74 (July 2016) PIne Tree BOM- my two done, testing the rest

Friday, July 22, 2016

Quilting a military quilt

I recently finished long arm quilting a military quilt for a customer.

The lady herself was retired from the military (I forgot her rank- but high up!)

She had made these blocks from old uniforms and added black around them.


I quilted a large circuit board pattern all over, it seemed to fit and I did it a big larger to prevent too many folds and buckling on the top, there was actually NO batting in between…


But instead a minky blanket on the back that I believe she had with her when she was deployed. Love the look of the back!


She also dropped off two tops to quilt that her mom had made Smile

When she dropped off the quilt to be quilted she told my kids to wait and see the 3rd world’s ugliest dog for 2014- YODA! and it’s true, I had to google it and saw the picture later, but we got to meet this little guy

Yoda - World’s Ugliest Dog Contest 2014 Contestant

(photo from online)

Don’t forget the thread rack giveaway I have going on this week, it ends soon!


Thursday, July 21, 2016

More RSC blocks

I have started tackling the RSC16 appliqued blocks

Here’ a pink Fleur de lis I finished


and a pink owl


LOVE these owls together!


and a cupcake


and 7 together


I didn’t do any EQ sketch ideas for these appliqued blocks, so we’ll see what I come up with at the end.