Monday, February 24, 2014

Liberty of London Giveaway #1

I am on a roll with my Liberty of London tana lawn hexies.  I feel in a sharing mood.  This week I have twenty 5" squares to give away.  These are the various pink florals that I have been using for my pink hexagon quilt.

I purchased my Liberty of London tana lawn from various sources.  This week I want to highlight my favorite Liberty of London tana lawn on-line shop.

My go to for Liberty of London fabric is Jones and Vandermeer.  You get a quarter yard that is around 11" X 53" for $9.00.  They do not have as good a selection as some other on-line shops but you do get more fabric than a standard quarter yard of 42" fabric or a fat quarter and they have a $5.00 flat shipping rate.  You can see all their luscious fabric at

The giveaway ends next Sunday, March 2.  You do not have to be a follower to win but if you are a follower you get one more chance to win with a second entry.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Riley Blake Challenge Piece Finished

I finally finished up my Riley Blake Challenge piece today.  I got another pattern from Greta Gamma that I have been dying to try.  The fabric seemed perfect for some bright flowers.

Nothing like waiting until the last second.  I love to EPP and this pattern was a fun one to do.  It finished up at 14" in diameter.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

I was a Winner

I got an email surprise from Rachel at "Stitched in Color" a few weeks ago.  I had made a comment on the Westminster fabric page on Facebook when she was participating in a "True Colors" blog hop. Her blog post was all about Anna Marie Horner's "True Colors".  I was the winning commenter.  I have been waiting patiently for my goodies.  Last week when I was out-of-town the box came from Westminster.  I have twenty new fat quarters to drool over.  The best thing, they were free so I technically did not break my fabric fast.  Not that I needed any more fabric, but they are blenders so they will be useful in the future.


When I was out-of-town last week I got stuck in the hotel on Tuesday because the city was iced in.  Roads were slick.  Luckily I brought some work back to the hotel Monday night.  The lobby was quite pleasant but it was icky whenever anyone came in the door.  That 21 degree blast was drafty.  Anyway, that evening and on the way to Abilene, with my associate driving,  I got a whole lot of hexes basted.  See the pretty pile.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Liberty Hexies

I used my new hexagon die for my Go Baby and made some hexies out of my pink Liberty tana lawn.  I used Best Press to starch them up a little first.  You can also cut the templates at the same time.  I bought some card stock today and did not notice it was gray.  Oh well.  I guess the color does not matter.  So now I have a tidy pile of templates and Liberty tana lawn hexagons ready to baste.

I am thinking I might have to spread the Liberty love.  Be on the lookout for a give-away next week sometime.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

I Love EQ7

Okay.  I have succeeded in doing a basic appliqu├ęd shape in EQ7 Patchwork Draw Applique.  This is someone who cannot draw.  I look forward to playing more.

I watched the EQ7video more than once in order to get this far.  I have been using Quilt Pro for Mac. It is a great program with a good block library.  I have used it several times to resize blocks for my Block Swap Adventure blocks.  It just does not have all the features you can get with EQ7.  I feel really lucky to have won a copy of this great program.  Even getting a new PC so I could use it was nice.  My husband is enjoying the new PC for his photography software.  He is learning Photoshop CS.

I am making a charity quilt with some of a somewhat dubious ebay purchase of 2.5 inch strips.  I am using another Villa Rose pattern.

This is the center of each block.  Have to add the background strips.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Another Block Finish

I finished up my Get Your Hex On and Lucy Boston Blocks this week.   I am only one day late. I will tell you what.  It was a lot easier doing the 1.25 inch hexes rather than than 1/2" from last month.  Both turned out great though.

I hope everyone is happy with their blocks.