Category Archives: Applique

It’s my day… and a little giveaway… °Ü°

Oh what fun it’s been seeing all the great 60’s
and batik creations made for this hop
hosted by Mary from I piece 2-Mary
and Mdm Samm over at Sew We Quilt!
Thank you ladies for another great hop!
October 3
When trying to decide what to make,
I just had to take one look at our hop button
and knew it would be a Twister project!
I loved playing Twister with my siblings
and was inspired by the game’s spinner
so I made this little mug rug to
go with the Twister mug I found on EBay!
and used some of the Island Batik fabrics I used
to create a Batik version of my new pattern, Sunday Ride
And since this hop is all about batiks…
I made this runner using my Propelled pattern
and used more fabric by Island Batik
Would you like to make this runner?
I have 2 pre-cut runner kits, each with a Propelled pattern
to giveaway to 2 of y’all!
You have until Wednesday, Oct 9 to enter
a Rafflecopter giveaway
So glad you came over for a visit
and hope you’re enjoying this wonderful hop!
Hugs,
                                        

Quilting Fun…

On their way to Canada
are these little Spring coasters
Made them with Cosmo Cricket’s Odds & Ends fabric line.
I just couldn’t resist the temptation to join
Quilting Gallery’s Appliqué Coaster Swap
back in July!

I love the pattern we used
designed by Vicki Ruebel
I had a great time making them
and hope my swap partner likes them!
Do you ever participate in any swaps?
How about quilt-alongs?
I’m thinking about hosting
an appliqué quilt-along in 2014…
Would you be interested?

My Retro Chair…

Welcome to my day in the
I’m so happy to be sharing my block with ya’ll today!
I don’t know what it is about chairs,
but I just love them!
…I’ve made a few
quilts that feature chairs!…
so, when I was invited to submit
a block to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks,
I new it would be a chair!
I usually draw on my computer,
but sometimes it’s just easier to sketch it out
and scan the image in.
This is the little sketch I started with…

…a half chair!

It’s easier to mirror the
half to create a symmetrical drawing.
Of course, I had to make a quilt using my block, lol!
sorry about the bad picture…

It’s part of the this issue’s Designer’s Gallery!

You know how much I LOVE quilting
and designed the quilt with large open areas

Isn’t this flower just perfect?

Here’s a close up of the chair block…
Check out the clock…
just had to add a little bit of bling! he he!
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Would you like to make my chair?
I think it would make a fun little pillow or perhaps a bag, or a…
This awesome issue will be available at your LQS
and bookstores on May 7th and
I’ll also have a limited amount of signed copies
in my website on that day.
But wait, you can win a free signed copy!!!
Just leave me a little comment and tell me
about your favorite design in quilting…
is it anything like chairs?…
I will choose a winner this Friday, May 3rd.
For great inspiration and great giveaways,
visit the other designers participating in the
Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour
this week.

                         It’s so good to have you over today!
     

Me, me, me…

Today is all about Me
and these talented ladies…
for this fun, fun blog hop!
I’ve had such a great time everyday seeing all
of the humorous and very creative ladies!
A great big thanks to Amy Bradley for providing
the fantastic appliqué pattern for this hop…
Well, appliqué is my favorite technique,
but I do love my little markers and stamps,
and just had to pull out a few of these little tools
for my girl..
I drew the design! yeah, no appliqué, can you believe it?
as I was saying, I drew with pencil and added a little stamping 
with a gray ink,
then outlined everything with a Uni-Pen…
Next, I added color with my Fabrico Pens….
I just love these pens Ü
(… need a few more!)
 and quilting….
then embellished my crown with a few Swarovski Crystals,
added Magic Transparent Perfect Pearl Pen to the lips,
glasses, cupcake stand, and cherries… needed a little sparkle!
 and Maggie’s eye got a little shine too…
here she is as sweet as ever Ü
Yup…
I had so much fun working on this little project;
the little quilt looked so bland when I first drew it…
hubby just looked at it… and wondered… he he! he loves it!
I have to confess, I had no idea how it would turn out
…it was the last thing I colored in!
all those little squares, so I had to cheat a little
with all the little dots and squares…
I really like how it looks Ü 
This is the back of…
yeah, I forgot to tell you…
it’s a composition book cover,
and “It’s all about “ME” …
…and some of my favorite things!
Oh my word, I had such an awesome time
working on it, I just had to make myself
stop! or it would have been a quilt… ha ha!
I’m so happy to have you over today
and hope I’ve inspired you to try something new!
Hugs,
                      

XOXO…

It’s my day in the fun Hugs & Kisses Hop!
First I want to thank our
great hostesses for organizing this hop:
and Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt,
and all the participants that are making this
such an inspiring event.
These are the ladies sharing their Hugs & Kisses today:

Wednesday February 13th

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I only had time for these quick projects,
and really enjoyed working on this little
Mini Valentine using Marjorie’s
Candy Hearts embroidery designs
that work with the Accuquilt GO! Hearts 2″ die.
I also wanted a Valentine’s mug rug,
so decided on a little quick project
by embroidering this fun design
from Embroidery Library
Would you like to make this little mug rug?
I made a little kit with the
embroidered “latte”
and 5 Fat Quarters to giveaway Ü
To enter, just leave me a sweet comment
and tell me what size and type of quilts
you enjoy making!
I’ll choose a winner next Monday, 2.18.2013
Thank you so much for visiting today!