Thursday, August 29, 2013

Farmers Market Basket quilt in my Sewing Room


Is everyone ready for Labor Day weekend ?  The last weekend of summer !  I don' know about you but I am ready for fall.  It is my favorite time of year with the cooler nights and the changing of the colors of the maple trees .

I thought I would share a picture of my Farmers Market basket quilt hanging in my sewing room  / office. I finished the binding last night and could not wait to hang it this morning !  I think it adds a bit of Whimsy to the room, don't you ?

Have a very happy & safe Labor Day weekend


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Watermelon ideas for Labor Day weekend !

Thought I would share with you some cool watermelon ideas for Labor day weekend or any celebration !
                          After showing everyone the watermelon cake I made  thought it would be fun to show you these other watermelon creations I found on Pinterest !    I love the little watermelon BBQ with fruit skewers and blackberries for briquets !  I am thinking of making this one for my daughters housewarming party
   I had alot of questions about this watermelon cake I made .  The secret I found was to pat the watermelon real well with a paper towel before icing it with whip cream ( I made my whip cream on the thick side )     I even had leftovers in my refrigerator for a couple of days and it held up very well .
                                   Here are more fun ideas to make with a watermelon

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Farmers Market Baskets quilt with Cherries on top

My Farmers Market Baskets Quilt arrived in the mail  and as you can see I could not wait to prepare it for binding !  You may remember when I made this quilt here is the link

                               Mary at Quilt Hollow  quilted a Cherries design and I love it !

                                                   As always she does a Amazing job !
                 These are are a couple of pictures that Mary had emailed me before she mailed it off to me.

                                                  Just look at ALL those Cherries !
                 I had this older Debbie Mumm black  stripe fabric in my stash so I used it for my binding
                                                I think it works well.
                             Now it is ready for me to hand sew at night

Have a Great Weekend !


Monday, August 19, 2013


I just knew when I saw Doreen's  Gem Collector August Sew Along for 5" Charm  pre cuts project that I had to join !

First of all I have always wanted to make hexies and # 2 I already had this bird fabric in my stash just waiting for the perfect quilt to make it with .  Perfect !
                                 I have all of my fabric cut and started sewing my hexies today.

                      I am paper piecing my hexies and having so much fun making them

                                 I made a sample hexie before making mine .
  I can see that this is going to be a start of more of these hexie quilts to come ;-)


   I also wanted to share with you this Watermelon cake I saw on Pinterest

I made one last weekend for a birthday cake and it was delicious and so easy to make

Saturday, August 17, 2013

My " A Day In Giverny " Quilt on its way home to me

                          I had a very wonderful surprise yesterday when I saw
                                         Eileen at RobinHillQuilts blog
 There was my " A Day in Giverny " quilt in a photo shoot !!!  I was just overwhelmed with joy when I saw these pictures .  She just finished quilting Giverny and decided to take it out in the country side of New England to take pictures .

                                            It just looks so beautiful  next to this barn

It has been fun following  her progress of Giverny  on her blog   and now it is in the mail headed home to me.  I will be sure to post a picture when it arrives next week .  I already have my binding ready :-D


Friday, August 16, 2013

Paint Box Quilt

Paintbox quilt

 If you follow my blog you may have read how I won Kathy at Kindred Quilts blog anniversary giveaway a couple of weeks ago.  I won 1 - 5" charm pack of Paintbox and 2 - 1/2 yards pieces of coordinating fabric.  Well I could just not let this fabric  sit on the shelf .  It was just too pretty !  So I made this 35 1/2" x 38 1/2" quilt.

 I cut my charms into 2 1/2" squares and used 2 1/2" squares of Kona bone fabric

                                    I think it came out pretty darn cute  Don't you !
                                      Thanks again Kathy for a wonderful give away !
Have a wonderful weekend !


Monday, August 5, 2013

Look what I won !

This Gorgeous Paintbox By Laundry Basket Quilts fabric for Moda 5 " charm pack and a 1/2 yard each of 2 coordinating  fabrics Give away ! 

I was the lucky one that was picked for Kathy at Kindred Quilts  Anniversary give away !

Thank you SO much Kathy for such a generous give away.  I am going to look for just the perfect quilt pattern to use these fabrics .

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Peppermint Place is a Finish !

                            Well it took me 1 month but I finished my Peppermint Place !
                                                       I love how it turned  :-D
Has the cutest little birds
Cutest little birdhouses

That are all decked out for Christmas

I want to THANK  Doreen  for gifting me with this 6 month BOM for my B-day / Christmas gift last year. Such a generous gift !

Doreen is having a Wonderful Free Sew along for the month of August !  We will be making hexies into a tablerunner or square table quilt.  I don't know about you but I have been dying to make a hexies quilt and these only use 5" charms !  I have the link to her sew along in the upper right hand corner of my blog . Go check it out