Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Other Mug Rugs

I also had made these other two mug rugs from some cute Japanese fabric that I bought at Remnants Fiber Culture here in Austin.  They are simple but I think they are very adorable.

Who doesn't love a hula girl and a woody?

Monday, July 29, 2013

July Hexagon Bee Project

I finished my hexagon bee project finally.  Basting the hexies is pretty easy.  I am still having a little trouble with sewing them together.  Practice makes perfect they say.

I made a few mug rugs for my scrap swap.  Here is number one.  A wonky log cabin in texty fabric and grays. My binding is not the best on this.  I am much better when I hand stitch the binding on the back.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Kasuri Quilt Top

I finished up a small charity quilt using my Kasuri charm pack.  It looks a little more modern with the four patches in brown and beige.  I used my Cherrywood half yard.  Love the feel of that fabric.

I have two small quilts pin basted so I need to get on that next.  I have to order some binding fabric for this quilt before I can go any further.  

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Winner of the Traveling Stash

And the winner is...drum roll...

The lucky person is Emily.  I am emailing you pronto.  I will get your address from the swap.  I will get it out in the mail on Saturday.

Thanks to everyone who put their name in the hat.  There are several more boxes floating about.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

My Overflowing Scrap Bucket

As you can see I need to get in and organize my scraps.

That is a weekend project for sure.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Traveling Stash Giveaway-A Lot of New Fabric, Patterns, Etc.

I won the Traveling Stash box from Shannon at Nunu's Quilt World. I got it Thursday.  What a giant box of goodies.  I would like to pass this on to one lucky reader.  The only requirements for this traveling stash is that you post that you received it, take out what you want and replacement it with quality quilt store fabric and notions and then send it to a winner on your blog on a timely basis.

I went through the box and I have to admit the fabric was not exactly modern.  Very nice fabric and good quality goods but not necessarily my style.  There were some really cute kid prints, and other prints which I can use for my string blocks and some princess panels.  I do a lot of charity quilting so all of the fabric and panels that I took out of the box will go into making some really awesome quilts for my friend's charity Friends of Annie.  I am not all that into Christmas fabric so there is some really cute Christmas fabric left in the box.  Also some very cute pink panther and super hero yardage is still in the box. I took out some cute notions, needle threader, some decorative bias strips (for pillows),  some 1" hexie templates, a bobbin holder (which I really need - I have them in a box and loose thread is everywhere).  Also in the box was a Kindle Fire cover.  Since I have Kindle Fire and like to change out my covers that was a good fit.  I also took out some patterns that I would like to try.  

Below is a picture of what I took out of the box.  It ended up to be 9.5 yards of fabric.

I replaced it with 12 yards of fabric.

Fabric in One Yard Pieces

Red Rooster FQ's

Various FQ's 

Two Charm Packs
Thread and Zippers


Includes three Villa Rose Post Card Patterns
I use these Villa Rose patterns all the time.  Great for charity quilts using FQ's, charm squares, jelly rolls and a little background fabric.

Japanese Fabric Panel - This is just half of the panel.  The other half is identical

Drawstring bag from Madrona Road to replace Kindle Fire cover.  I made this for the Madrona Road Challenge.

Plus one more little book

I hope you enjoy the traveling stash box and for every item you take out please replace it with something comparable.  This gave me a chance to destash fabric that I liked but had no plan for and patterns that I bought but have not used.  Again thank you to Shannon for sending me the box. Good luck.  I will pick a winner of Thursday, July 25, 2013.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Scrappy Love

I finally got back to my Bottled Rainbows QAG blocks.  I had finished the orange one a couple of years ago and then stopped.  When looking at my Flickr groups I saw that someone had finished their Bottled Rainbows quilt.  It gave me incentive.

Here are four more blocks.  It was fun to get the scraps out and create.  I did both odd shapes and just plain rectangles of all shapes and sizes.  I think now my object is to get it done so I can donate the quilt to a friend's charity.

I also got scrap happy and made a pink wonky log cabin block.  Now that I reorganized my scraps by color I should be able to crank out some more blocks in a rainbow of colors.  I have rainbows on my mind I guess.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Bags for Me

I did make a few bags for myself.  I had to try out the Ruched Happy Bag pattern before I made one to give away.  I also made a small tote.

The bag pattern is from During Quiet Time.  It is called the Ruched Happy Bag.  I made it out of some texty fabrics.  You can see the Madrona Road on the front and the back along with a cute quilty newspaper print.

The tote was made from a tutorial on YouTube from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.  It uses twelve charm squares.  I had some Hello Luscious charm squares from QuiltCon.  I bought some of the solid coral and used a blue solid that I had hanging around.  It was fun and easy.  I did have one of my handles twisted and it was a challenge getting it fixed.  It turned out cute.  A nice shopping bag to have in the car.  Austin is a no plastic bag kind of town so you have to bring something to hold your items when you make purchases.