August 31, 2015

More Dogs Join the Dog Gone Cute Kennel!

Today I have two more dogs to show you in the Dog Gone Cute Quilt Along being hosted by the ever so talented Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.  First up...

Dog Gone Cute - Brown Dog Ears Down 

I just love him!!!  Those polka dots....sigh!  And next is...

Dog Gone Cute - White Dog Ears Down
 So sweet!!!  I'm telling you, you need to do this quilt along!  These dogs are so much fun to make and you'll fall in love with them, just as I have.  It officially starts tomorrow and I believe she's sharing it in two sizes. 

Today I'm linking up with Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday, BOM's Away at What A Hoot Quilts, and Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts.

August 27, 2015

Dog Gone Cute - Three More Join the Pound!

My friends, if you haven't yet decided to join the quilt along that Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts is hosting starting on September 1, please allow me to convince you!  The Dog Gone Cute pattern is so much fun to work with!  I have three more dogs to show you today.  First up is this little guy...

Dog Gone Cute - Chevron

Isn't he adorable?  He and the next one were a bit more tricky because you have to pull parts from the first 4 blocks and mix and match to get the look you want.  Hint:  draw it out.  I pulled my graph paper and drew it out and then figured my pattern pieces.  It helped a lot to have that sketch.  Here's the next one...

Dog Gone Cute - Polka Dot

I just can't decide which is my favorite!  I love each one so much.  That finished my six with the ears up.  Here's my next one, dog 5 from her pattern...

Dog Gone Cute - Dog 5

So flippin' cute!!!  I must say that I think this is my favorite fabric combo for these dogs.  Something so sweet about it!

You really need to join in!!  It starts September 1 and I'll be showing the big reveal of my finish during the blog hop!  Grab a button and start your fabric pull.  Trust me, you'll be glad you did!

Sew Fresh Quilts

Today I'm linking up with NTT at My Quilt Infatuation.  And Friday with Fort Worth Fabric Studio for Fabric Frenzy and Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?

August 26, 2015

Dog Gone Cute - First Four Dogs Complete!

Sunday I had so much fun!  I spent the day making dogs for Lorna's (Sew Fresh Quilts) new quilt along, Dog Gone Cute!  And they are so so cute!

Dog Gone Cute - Dog 1

I just had such fun pulling fabrics...

Dog Gone Cute - Dog 2

Seeing their sweet faces come together...

Dog Gone Cute - Dog 3

The argument has already started on who will get this quilt...

Dog Gone Cute - Dog 4

I think it will be perfect in my living room!  Cassidy swears that it is meant to be hers.  But I think she has enough quilts for someone that doesn't sew!  What do you think?  Eight more blocks to go!

Today I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.

August 25, 2015

Americana QAL - Row 3 - Birdhouses

Hi y'all!  So I mentioned that I got a lot of sewing done over the weekend.  Saturday, I worked on Row 3 for the Americana QAL being hosted by my friend, Deana, at Dreamworthy Quilts.  Deana is an extremely talented designer and I cannot help but join in with every quilt along she hosts.  This one didn't let me down.  This row is birdhouses.  Here are the left facing ones...

Americana QAL - Left Facing Birdhouses

And the right facing ones...

Americana QAL - Right Facing Birdhouses

Those of you that have been following me for a while know that I'm not much into applique'.  And Deana really does beautiful applique'.  But I just couldn't tackle it this weekend.  So I pulled a bird from Lorna's design for the Elephant Parade, and used it instead...

Americana QAL - Bird

All in all, I love this row.

Americana QAL  Birdhouse Row

I love this row!  So sweet!  Can't wait for next month's installment.  Thanks Deana!

I'm linking up today with Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday, with I Have to Say for Show and Tell Tuesday, with Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday, and Sew Cute Tuesday with Blossom Heart Quilts.

August 24, 2015

RSC15 - Road to California

I got a ton of sewing done over the weekend.  So much so, that I'm breaking it down into several posts.  If this is any indication of what I can get done now that I'm an empty nester (bittersweet, let me tell you)....

Friday night I focused on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge being hosted by soscrappy.  I sewed up the Road to California block to catch up with August...

 RSC15 - Road to California 

I ran out of good sized neutral scraps so the scissors came from a half yard cut I dug out of stash.  After that I was able to assemble the Row 2 and join it with Row 3...

RSC15 - Rows 2 and 3

I love this quilt!!!  It will end up being queen sized I think and it is progressing so well.  I cannot wait to see how it finishes!!

August 20, 2015

Elephant Parade Flimsy Finish!

It's done!  I buckled down last night and finished up my Elephant Parade quilt top!!  And.  I.  Love.  It!  Here she is in all her glory...

Elephant Parade

Isn't it just too cute?!?  Cassidy wants it for her future kids...

Elephant Parade

My sister-in-law, Carly, thinks I should sell it...

Elephant Parade

I don't know what'll happen yet, but I want to just stare at it.  It's so flippin' cute!

Elephant Parade

I'll get better pics after work and do the final post for the Elephant Parade but I just couldn't wait to share it with yall!!


Elephant Parade

Today I'm linking up with NTT Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation.  On Friday I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday, with Ft. Worth Fabric Studio for Fabric Frenzy, and with Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?

August 19, 2015

Elephant Parade - Flowers

Good morning!!  I had such a productive evening last night.  My EQ7 replacement software came in and I learned the program a bit and laid out a quilt that's been in my mind for a while.  Can't wait to get that one made and written up!  Then I made the last blocks for the Elephant Parade QAL, the flowers.  Here is the set of two...

Elephant Parade - Flower Pair

See the elephant fabric?!?  I've been waiting to use that!  And here's the single flower...

Elephant Parade - Single Flower

Love these cuties!!!  And I also joined the two flowers with one of the baby elephants...

Elephant Parade - Elephant and Flowers

I have everything pinned and ready to join into rows tonight!  I can't wait; it's too flippin' cute!! 

Today I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.

August 18, 2015

Leader/Ender Linky Party for August is Live!

I have been looking forward to this post for a week because I just KNEW I'd made good progress on my leaders/enders this month.  So, without further ado, here is where I was last month...

Patches and Pinwheels - July

That's 32 sets of blocks.  And this month...

Patches and Pinwheels - August

I was right!!!  This is 41 sets!  And I am so loving this quilt.  My favorite colors along with one of my favorite blocks, the pinwheel.  It is looking so good!  Almost at the halfway point.

Now it's your turn.  Come show us where you are on your leaders/enders this month!

Today I'm linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, Show and Tell Tuesday at I Have to Say, Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts, and Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River.   

August 13, 2015

Elephant Parade - Turtle and Birds

I squeezed in a little bit more sewing last night before we headed out, and I'm almost done with the blocks for the Elephant Parade QAL that Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts hosted earlier this year.  Excuse the pics but it was late when I got a chance to take them.  First up is the turtle...

 Elephant Parade - Turtle

Then the aqua bird...

 Elephant Parade - Aqua Bird

And the orange bird...

 Elephant Parade - Orange Bird

By the way, Lorna has a new quilt along starting in September, the Dog Gone Cute QAL!  You need to go check it out as it's way cute!

Sew Fresh Quilts

I'm up near Fort Worth tonight staying with my brother and his family and enjoying some good re-connection time with them before taking Cassidy to Tarleton tomorrow.  Hope y'all have a great weekend and I'll see y'all next week!

Don't forget that I'm offering 20% off your purchase in my Etsy shop to celebrate the release of Delectable Flowers!  Just use coupon code FLOWERS20.

Linking up today with NTT Thursday over at My Quilt Infatuation.

August 11, 2015

Snapshots - Up Up Away

I finished up the July block for the Snapshots Quilt Along being hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop last night.  It's called Up Up Away and it might be my favorite one so far...

Snapshots - Up Up Away

It's just so darn stinkin' cute!  I'm loving the fabrics (Miss Kate) and the designs and cannot wait to see it finished!!  No idea what I'm working on tonight but we leave to take Cassidy to college on Thursday so I'm going to try to keep it simple, whatever it is.  What are y'all working on today? 

Don't forget that I'm offering 20% off your purchase in my Etsy shop to celebrate the release of Delectable Flowers!  Just use coupon code FLOWERS20.

Today I'm linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, Show and Tell Tuesday at I Have to Say, Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River, and Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.

August 10, 2015

Snapshots QAL - Kindred Kitchen and Triple Scoop Sundae

Did y'all have a good weekend?  Mine was really good but really busy.  Cassidy leaves for college on Thursday and it's been running around trying to get her ready for a while now.  I did manage to squeeze in some sewing time though.  I'm almost caught up with the Fat Quarter Shop's Snapshots QAL.  Here is the apron, Kindred Kitchen...

Snapshots - Kindred Kitchen 

And here is the Triple Scoop Sundae block...

Snapshots - Triple Scoop Sundae 
I have one block to go and I'll be caught up!  I already have it cut and waiting for tonight.  Then again, the next block comes out Saturday so....

Don't forget that I'm offering 20% off your purchase in my Etsy shop to celebrate the release of Delectable Flowers!  Just use coupon code FLOWERS20.

August 7, 2015

Snapshots - Puppy Love

I've really been wanting to get back to this quilt along.  Each block is just so darn cute!  Here is Puppy Love in the Snapshots Quilt Along from the Fat Quarter Shop...

Snapshots - Puppy Love

Isn't he just adorable?  I'm using a stack of Miss Kate fabric I picked up around Christmas for this quilt along and I'm really loving the way it's coming out.  Hopefully I'll finish catching up on this one this weekend.

Just a reminder that I'm running a sale in my Etsy store to celebrate the release of my pattern, Delectable Flowers!  Use coupon code FLOWERS20 through 8/15 to get your 20% discount on your entire order!

August 6, 2015

Delectable Flowers is in My Etsy Store!

I'm super excited about all the love being given to my new pattern, Delectable Flowers.

Delectable Flowers

I finally got it listed in my Etsy store so those of you that don't want to make it in the full size that is shown over at Moda Bake Shop will have the options for Crib/Twin/Queen/King available!

Delectable Flowers

And to celebrate, we're going to have a 20% discount available, not just off this pattern, but off your total purchase!!  Just use coupon code FLOWERS20 at checkout.  I'll leave this discount up until 8/15/15 so be sure to grab it while you can!

RSC15 is Caught Up! Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie and Bullseye

Yay!!  I'm so happy to finally be caught up on my blocks for this years Rainbow Scrap Challenge!  Here is Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie...

RSC15  Mr Roosevelts Necktie

I love the googly eyes.  I only had a 6" square of that so this is where it went.  Next up is Bullseye...

RSC15 - Bullseye

So I'm all caught up!!!  Finally!  I think I'm going to be spending this month playing catch up so tonight I'll work on the Snapshots QAL from the Fat Quarter Shop.

What are yall working on?

I'm linking up with She Can Quilt for Scraptastic Tuesday.

August 5, 2015

RSC15 - Lantern and Lantern Light

I've been really focused over the last week on catching up with my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks.  Here's the progress I've made over the last few days.  First up is the Lantern block...

RSC15 - Lantern

Second is Lantern Light...

RSC15 - Lantern Light

I love that spaghetti fabric!  And...we finally got a block assembled...

RSC15 - Row 3

It's going to be a good queen sized quilt.  This month is indigo blue and she's already released two blocks.  I'm almost done with the first so I'm hoping to be all caught up by bedtime tonight!  Wish me luck!

Today I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

August 3, 2015

Delectable Flowers - It's Finally Here!

I'm beyond excited to share with you Delectable Flowers!

Delectable Flowers

This is my first (but not last) quilt for Moda Bake Shop!  I've been waiting to share this with you for months and today's the day!  This one was made with Hi-De-Ho! by Me and My Sister Designs and is so bright and cheerful and fun!

 Delectable Flowers - Closeup

Mom wanted it.  Cassidy wanted it.  Heck, I wanted it.  But it's going to reside on the bed of a very special little girl, my niece, Charity.

Delectable Flowers - Bench

I love it so much!  You can find the directions for this full size quilt over at Moda Bake Shop today.  I put together a PDF with size options for crib/twin/queen/king and put it in my Etsy shop for those that are interested in other sizes.  I have a 20% discount in the store to celebrate!  Just use coupon code FLOWERS20.  I'll leave that up until 8/15/15 so hurry over!

I'm so excited that I finally get to share!  Now, back to work on my next quilt for Moda Bake Shop...

Today I'm linking up with Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday, I Have to Say for Show and Tell Tuesday, Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River, and Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.  On Wednesday with Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.  And on Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday, Fort Worth Fabric Studio for Fabric Frenzy, Link a Finish Friday at Richard and Tanya Quilts, and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Americana Rows and Ohio Crossroads

Hi friends!!!  What.  A.  Weekend!  It was good, but man was it full.  Friday was the deadline for finishing up a block for the Americana Quilt Along that my good friend Deana designed (she blogs over at Dreamworthy Quilts).  And I couldn't just do the one block, I had to get it finished.  Well, my birthday was Thursday and my kids wanted to do things with me so that took out of my sewing time so that meant Friday evening I had to get it done.  And I did.  Then when I was setting up to take the pics to do my post, my work table collapsed!  What a mess!  Fabric, tools, thread, scraps....everywhere.  Along with my soda, snacks.  Just a huge mess.  Deana was so wonderful in allowing me to post late because there was no way I could get it done Friday night. 

So.....after all of's the first row of the Americana quilt...

Americana - Stars

There are 8 of these stars and they are paper pieced.  I attacked them first knowing they'd take the longest.

Saturday was all about finding a new table for my sewing area.  Well that and running all over San Antonio with Cassidy and Mom.  :)  Lot's of fun, but I digress.  I got set up Saturday evening and I made up a couple of test blocks for my new Moda Bake Shop project (insert squeal here).  Then Sunday I woke up thinking I'll do that second row from the Americana Quilt Along and get it done.

And who knew I had a big 'ol gaping hole in my stash?!?  I looked at the pattern, thought, oh, no problem, went stash diving, red and white stripes!  How is that even possible??  I'm tell ya....big.  Gaping.  Hole.  So, quick trip to the quilt shop and then....

Americana - Flags

Isn't it cute?!?  There are 5 sets of blocks in this row.  And I'm now all set for anymore red and white stripe requirements Deana may throw at me!  :)

Here are the rows together...

Then I went back to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and did the Ohio Crossroads block...

RSC15 - Ohio Crossroads

And then....(told you I was busy)....I got the next block for the RSC15 almost completely done before bed last night.  I should be able to get it finished pretty quickly once I get home from work.

So how was YOUR weekend?  Did you get anything accomplished?  Come share at Patchwork Times, and BOM's Away at What A Hoot Quilts, and Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday.