Friday, March 28, 2014

Road 15...


This was a really fast quilt for me...
It only took 3 evenings after work from start to finish!
(about 3-4 hrs each night)

One of my favorite fabric designers is Sweetwater...
and a few months ago, I was given this wonderful line called
Road 15 by my fellow bloggie friend, Susan. I had the wonderful chance to meet here.


I remember when they were planning this cute little line...
they asked all of us out here in blog land to send in our addresses to be included in the fabric...


I added a few strips of  Hoffman Bali Pops Tiramisu Batiks, which is another one of 
my favorite fabric designers...and finished it off with some 
Robert Kaufman Kona Charcoal for the binding.



I decided to experiment a bit here too and quilt each block a little different...
it's my first time to try it...I usually chicken out not wanting to ruin any fabric!
Am I the only one that has that fear??? 
I also decided to open my stitch up just a bit...and I have to say, 
I did like that better...it looked more like quilting stitches.

Please forgive the photo from my phone....ugh...

It's not perfect, but now I can say I have tried it...and hopefully it will get better!!!
It did crinkle nicely after I washed it, and that makes it feel nice and soft...


Best thing is that I have another finish for 2014!!!

Happy weekend everyone!



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Need a Fun Scrap Buster?



So, the other day on my lunch hour...
I ran across a little short tutorial on how to bust through some scraps...
Christina over at "A Few Scraps"  has a wonderful tutorial ...and I just couldn't wait when I got home last night to try it!

Of course...I am probably VERY late to this party...but I SO needed a little something to pull me back into the studio after last week's sew-fest!!!

I will be back here tomorrow to show off what all I was sewing last week...



Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Fun...Jelly Roll Race 2




Happy Friday All!!!
Today we are back sharing tutorials so you
can be inspired for the weekend...
This is a really fun one! 
Enjoy!!!

P.S.

Happy Birthday to my little GB...
RIGGINS!!!
Gigi and Papa Love YOU!!!


Friday, March 14, 2014

Think Ruffles...Our last day...


Happy Friday!!!
If you are like me...
you really ARE glad this is 
FRIDAY!!!


This series of hops has been so much fun...
and has given me so many GREAT ideas 
for projects!

Please visit our last installment, 
And I hope you all 
have a wonderful weekend!

March 14th
 


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Think Ruffles...Day 6 and a baby update!

and 
Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt.
have SO outdone themselves presenting this Hop!
Thank you ladies for all the work...
It makes it so much fun for the rest of us!

And today's installment...wow...after yesterday's was so good...
I know you will enjoy today's...

March 12th 


Just a little added update as well...
My new  little GB Grayson is growing and doing well!

Photo: Goodness he is sweet!

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Photo: Father/Son photo...sigh...<3

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My son David...and His son...i just love this picture and this photographer...

Happy Wednesday!!!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Are you ready to Ruffle....? Day 4 is here!

I don't know about any of you, 
but this hop has been AMAZING!!!

Please visit the links for today...
you will not be disappointed!



March 10th
 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Think Ruffles...Day 3 and It's my day!



 I am so glad you are here!!
If you have been visiting all the links so far this week..
you KNOW there are some VERY talented ladies out there....
Some were soooo good, I was SPEECHLESS...
Thank you to the Think Ruffles Blog Hop hostesses 
and 
Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt.
I love all these hops...they challenge you and push you 
to try new things...
I have done ruffles before...but this time...
was just fun!


I want to start with a project I did last week for a friend's daughter
that was getting married...
She wanted a garter to keep...see above..
and one to throw away...



You can't see it...but the dark area in the middle is a portion of the groom's 
camouflaged shirt...she wanted something old ...and it worked out sooo cute!


My second little project started from these lovelies..
Kate Spain's fabric line called Terrain...
I have had squares pieced together in rows in my closet forever...
and this was the perfect project to pull them out and finish them up!


With a few rows of ruffles, strips and stationary ruffles...
It was just enough color and variety to allow the white space at the bottom..



The quilting decorated the white space and was a first for me to try...
I love how it screams GIRL!!!!



This little baby took just under two evening to complete...
WIN WIN!


This is a little bag I did a while back..
those ruffles are made from a shirt I loved, 
but I didn't love it ON me...hehehe


I actually sold this one!


and just a few others...bags seem to be my favorite thing to ruffle!




I hope you enjoyed visiting me today...

PLEASE 
Visit all the other blogs today...
You won't be disappointed!

March 7th

It Seams To Be Sew YOU ARE HERE!

Have a great weekend !!!


Hmmm...who has a baby girl that needs this little quilt...


Tlhink Ruffles...Day 2




Today is DAY 2  !

I hope you are a enjoying this 
little hop as much as I am. 
My day is tomorrow and I have 
a few sweeties to show off, sew...
I hope you come by and visit!
Now...on to the SHOW...


March 6th

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Day One....Think Ruffles!



Today is the Beginning of our RUFFLES!!!!
Please join us for all the fun!!!
I will see you Friday !!!


March 5th