Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sugar Trail is a finish !

 Just finished sewing on the last border for Sugar Trail !!!!!
 My quilt finishes at 59 " x  55 " .

 I just love this Scarlet Evening by Marcus  fabric  !

This was a easy quilt to make . The quilt is made of these blocks and the black fabric is what I am using for the backing

 Doreen of Aunt Reen's Place designed this pattern and the pattern  is Fat Quarter and Charm pack friendly :-D

The kit can  be purchased at Kelly Ann's Quilting shop  

Happy Sewing !


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A wonderful Quilt Show weekend

What a wonderful & exciting weekend I had !

Friday  a friend &  I  drove down to the Sacramento Quilt , Craft and Sewing festival .  When we walked in the first booth I saw was  this oak quilt ladder.  I have been wanting one for a long time and as soon as I got it home I hung some of my quilts on it.  How fun it is going to be to display my seasonal quilts  for Summer  , fall  &  Christmas .

I could not believe my eyes when I saw Sandy Klop !  It was like meeting a celebrity  :-D  She is just the nicest person !  Here booth was just wonderful !   We chatted for quite awhile and then I asked if she would mind if I had our picture taken together.

Saturday I went to the Auburn Quilt show !

The first booth I went to was LYNN WILDER'S of Sew'n Wild Oaks booth another Celebrity !

What a pleasure to finally meet her !   What a SWEETHEART !  I could have sat and chatted all afternoon but as you can see by my picture she &  her sister Gail were very busy .  I knew her booth would be popular.  She is a amazing quilt designer and it was so nice to see her finished quilts in person.  We are hoping to get together soon .

And of course I could not leave without buying her wonderful book  Patchwork Math Using Quilting Design Components . She even autographed it for me :-D

This is what I purchased at the show.

I found the perfect backing fabric for Sugar Trail  quilt !   It is a Jo Morton fabric .

I fell in Love with these Hoffman  " Flames on the Water II " batiks .  I need to find the perfect quilt pattern for these !

What a exciting weekend I had !

Now on to the show !  ENJOY !

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Progress on my SUGAR TRAIL Quilt

This is my progress on my SUGAR TRAIL QUILT so far !

I have made 20 of my 36 blocks so far

The quilt is made of 36  SUGAR BOWL blocks that are very easy to make :-D


This quilt finishes at 54 " x 59 "   PERFECT SIZE !

This wonderful quilt was designed by Doreen at Aunt Reen's Place and I purchased my quilt kit from Kelly Ann's Quilting shop in Virginia .  I do not see the kit or pattern on there website yet but I am sure you could call them  to order them .

Between the nice weather we are having and not beeing  home much this week I think I have made pretty good progress ;-)


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Victory Star Kit Win !

Look what I won !

Victory Star  A Civil War Inspired Quilt  Kit  !

Nicole of SISTERS CHOICE QUILTS BLOG  had a give away last week and
my name was chosen out of 180 quilters !!!
 Nicole is making this quilt right now and I have been admiring ( drooling ) while watching her progress on this quilt.  Nicole had a friend who bought this kit and then decided she did not want to make it anymore.

Just look at all of these gorgeous fabric !

What a surprise it was to see 2 star blocks had been made and that ALL of the pieces for the stars have already been cut and bagged

I found a basket I had to keep everything  organized and I can not wait to start this quilt.

Thank You Nicole for a Generous Give Away !


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hampton Ridge BOM 4 , Wool Pin Keeper and a New project

My package arrived from Kelly Ann' Quilting shop  !

Hampton Ridge Month #4 was one of the items in my package

In fact as soon as it arrived I started cutting all of my fabrics for each block ! Now I am all set to sit down and sew these together

The other item in my package was this wonderful SUGAR TRAIL QUILT KIT !  You may have seen this quilt on DOREEN"S blog !  Doreen designed this pattern and just look at these gorgeous fabrics ! They are Scarlet Evening by Judie Rothermel for Marcus  fabrics. Just Gorgeous !!!!  The beautiful black floral fabric is for the border and the fabric in front of it is the background fabric. The kit even includes the binding .  As soon as I saw this quilt I ordered it from Kelly Ann's Quilting here is the link

  Here is a close up of the pattern

This quilt is made with one simple block and  easy layout and measures 54 " x 59 ".  I can not wait to get started on this quilt :-D

I recently made this pin keep for a birthday gift for a dear friend.  Now that she has received it I can share it on my blog

 It is started to look like Spring in my gardens

Happy Quilting


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Hampton Ridge Month # 3 quilt blocks done... now there are 12

I finished  piecing my  borders on blocks # 9 thru  #12  for Hampton Ridge BOM Month #3

and now there is 12 of my blocks done !

Month #4 will be arriving in my mailbox this week and I am ready for them now  ;-)

Hope everyone had a great weekend !


Friday, March 7, 2014

September Calender Girl has arrived........and now there are 12

Just got a package in the mail today....

It's my September Calendar girl from my dear friend Doreen ! She finished the borders on both of our September blocks .  She really out did herself on this border.  Just look at all those little pieces she  Paper Pieced.

Didn't she do a amazing job !

For those of you new to my blog.  Doreen and I both fell in love with this quilt in 2013.  Doreen decided that she would do the Redwork  for both of our blocks and then she designed the border for each month theme.   Each month she would send me the tutorial and fabric cutting directions .
Each block is SO unique .

So now we have all 12 of our blocks done   Hooray  !

These are the fabrics will be using to finish our quilt

What a wonderful journey this quilt has been and so many treasured memories


Monday, March 3, 2014

October Calender Girl Paper Pieced Falling Leaves

 While we were getting some much needed rain this weekend I finished Paper Piecing my border on my October Calender Girl.   Doreen has out done herself again designing these Paper Pieced  Autumn leaves that have the look of floating !

We now have 11 of our 12 blocks completed .  I am so excited to  be so close to sewing this quilt together and calling it a  finish  !

Now................... back to finishing Month #3 of  Hampton Ridge BOM quilt blocks before month #4 arrives in my mailbox  ;-)

I have everything all cut & laid out and I am ready to sew .

All of my blocks I have made  so far and stacked nicely in my basket with their number attached and that fabric is all of my leftover fabric I have so far .

Happy Monday !