Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Flimsy done! (As promised!)

Last time we talked fabrics (yes, I know it's been too long, y'all have my heartfelt apologies....but my customers have a good bit of my attention) I showed you some luscious fabrics and the blocks I was making.

Remember?



Well, some more blocks and some sashing and corner blocks later, and there's a flimsy ready to be sandwiched! (Grin)

Of course, it had to rain when I wanted to show you, so these photos are not too good, but I think you can get the general idea.



I used a few of the "bonus" HSTs in a partial border.....



Why? Didn't want to use 'em all up.



Why? Cos I have several projects for them. (Oh, this is so exciting!!!)



I'm going to make a valance for the windows where this quilt will make its home, and then pillow shams, too!! Squeeee!

Hang in there.....more quilty goodness coming soon! (And a visit from Padsworth and DragonDrop.....just sayin)


Love,


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Countdown to Christmas is coming!

Our awesome sponsor, the Fat Quarter Shop, is gearing up for their Countdown to Christmas!

Do you like their Flash Sales?

You'll LOVE this countdown event!!


They are working feverishly behind the scenes to get ready, so while we wait, check out these cool ideas at their site:


Shop for the quilter or crafter in your life! (Or for yourself, just sayin'.)


Get organized and whip out finished projects this year!


Love a good mystery? Check out this one -- fun all year long!

I'll be back with more news soon..... jingle, jingle!!

Love,



Monday, November 27, 2017

Stella Lighting Sale -- you don't want to miss it!

Oh, my.

It's been way too long!


Sorry for my absence; working for a living has a way of keeping us busy, no?

But I simply MUST tell you about this sale at Stella!


Remember my bestie, Emmy? My fav light that is so awesome!!

You can get one today!! The Cyber Monday sale is going on, and if you hop over there from this blog, you'll find a bestie just for you!!

Here's what you do......click on this link to be whisked away through cyberspace to the Stella site. Then shop and choose your own Stella..... enter this code at the check out: betterlightbetterlife

You will receive a $50 instant coupon, plus free shipping!!!

Hurry!

Only a few more hours left!!

Love,




PS. I finished a flimsy in my "free" time! I'll show you soon!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Working on a UFO.....



I was stunned to see the date on the post where I first showed you lovely peeps this bundle of fabric!!

FIVE years ago! (I didn't even realize I'd been a resident of blogland for that long!)


I was the lucky winner of a giveaway, and received that gorgeous pile of fat quarters, plus a pattern! The fabric line is called Butterscotch and Rose, and is from the talented designer, Joanne Figueroa!

I actually dug in and started this project, as you can see in this post: click here.



And I love, love the fact that I got bonus triangles from the blocks, too: click here.

I dug this out of my stash a week or so ago, and said "howdy" again.....I'd forgotten all about it. 

I'd made almost all of the blocks, just four more to go. They go together so fast!

Check these out!







I can't think of another word to describe these beautiful fabrics adequately, except for sumptuous....they are really lovely.

Now I'm putting together the lattice strips and joining up the large blocks....then to put on my thinking cap for a cool border. Maybe I'll use some of those bonus triangles!

I'll show you more progress next time!

Love,




Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Under my needle.....

Ahhh, life.....it has a tendency to move too quickly, no?

Especially when one must work full time. But at least then we can purchase more fabric!

Am I right?

I wanted to show you what I had been working on in my spare moments!  The fourth corner isn't in the frame cos I appliqued the little one's name there....


Here is a shot showing the backing of the quilt:


Not sure why it looks so wonky! (Grin) It's a square!

Pre-binding....




I took these shots while binding....I do love me a narrow binding and sweetly turned corner!



I free motion quilted it with random stippling and every so often a little heart. You can see several hearts here; this was right beside her name.


I reached into the dim recesses of my cabinet and got out a UFO to work on....more on that next time!

Love,