Monday, November 28, 2011

Design Wall Monday - Neapolitan Star

Today I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.

Over the weekend I went to check out the sale at Jo-Ann's and bought some fabric for a new project on my wish list.  The quilt is Made in Cherry  designed by Sarah Fielke for Lecien.  I wasnt able to find quite the right red fabrics so I selected an assortment of pink, orange, and brown.

I am going to title the quilt Neapolitan star.  (I guess I've got ice cream on mind).  Even though I have been working hard at hand quilting my Georgia Quilt, I gave into the urge to start another project.  

I was a bit nervous at how all my fabric choices would work, but it is really coming together well and I like it. 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Today has been quite a quilty good day.  I shopped this morning for new material, I got my first gift issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine in the mail, and I got something squishy in the mail.

What could it be?

OOOOOhhhhhhhhh........It's my prize from Sew Mama Sew.  I won a $25 gift certificate to the Quilted Cupcake.   My first ever prize!

Although it was hard for me to choose which item to purchase, I finally chose a cover for my new iPad2.  I love it!  The construction is quite sturdy.

My iPad2 has a hard, clear cover protecting the device.  I had wondered how the cover would fit my device.

It fits great!  And, I tested it out in all of my work bags/purses.  I am now set to go all stylishly to work on Monday.  I also travel alot, so I know it will get alot of use.

I am quite pleased!

Thank you to Jean at the Quilted Cupcake and to Sew Mama Sew for the giveaway.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Every year I look forward to Handmade Holidays at Sew Mama Sew.  Each day there are tutorials, downloads, and prizes to be won.  And this year......I won a prize!  My first win ever.  My prize is a $25 gift certificate to the Quilted Cupcake store on Etsy.

Today I got some time to shop and it was a tough decision.  Lots of cute stuff.  I thought of getting some doll outfits as Christmas presents for my nieces, but decided to get something for me.  It came down to charm packs of vintage sheets or a case for my new iPad.  I went back and forth.  Create a project using the charm packs or get a cute case for my iPad.  Charm packs or case or charm packs or case.......

I decided on a case for my iPad.  Cant wait to get it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WIP Wednesday - Georgia Quilt

I am linking up today with WIP (Work In Progress) Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  This past weekend I started quilting my Georgia Quilts String Tulips.  I am free hand quilting each tulip with some in-ditch quilting and echo quilting.

The more I see this quilt, the more I love it!

Friday, November 11, 2011

4 Patches 4 Hope

I am working on a few four patch blocks for the block drive over at 4 Patches 4 Hope.   I hope to get those into the mail this weekend and then begin thinking about Christmas gifts.

This week I put the blocks together and finished the top for both the Cross-Terrain quilt from Freshly Pieced and the String Trees quilt inspired by Crazy Mom Quilts .  I also went to Jo-Anns and found material for the backings of both quilts, so hopefully I will have the quilts completed soon.  Although the picture may appear a bit distorted, the Cross-Terrain quilt is straight.