Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Great Stitching Lines Giveaway of 2010

WooHoo! This is my 160th post. Time to Celebrate!

Since I am deep into Half-Square Triangles again, I thought I would give some away.
I will send five packages of Stitching Lines to the lucky winner.
And for those of you that don't know what Stitching Lines are, I am presenting a Slide Show.

Click on the "x" to get rid of the ad below the Slide Show.

So here are the very few rules for the Great Stitching Lines Giveaway of 2010!

1. Become a follower of my blog if you are not already.
2. Post about this giveaway on your blog.
3. Post a link to the Stitching Lines page of my website, on your blog. Here is the link
4. Leave me a comment telling me that you have done 1-3.
This Giveaway is open through September 7.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Getting Off Track

Okay, so I got a little off track yesterday.

You know how, when you are working on one project and another pops in your head..... and you have to start playing around with that idea, before you are finished with the first one.
Well, I do it ALL THE TIME!

Anyhow, I was working with all my Half-Square triangles, playing with different combinations, when I decided to move a dresser that was in my closet upstairs down into my sewing room downstairs. That's a mess in itself. While in the midst of doing that, I looked in the sewing room closet for a vinyl zipper bag for another project and there I found a Spanish Tile quilt started and never finished. Most of the blocks were already made, just waiting for me. They were calling my name. And I answered. I made it smaller than the pattern calls for, but if it looks OK after Amie quilts it, I will use it for a new sample at quilt shows. It kind of has a Christmas look to it.

Then I got back to my Half-Square triangles. This time around, I am turning four blocks into one block.
Still have a lot to do!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Change in Direction

Well, I have scrapped my idea for a new quilt.......the one I showed with just a sneak peak. But,since I had made a bunch of half-square triangles for it and had already picked the borders and all the fabrics, I decided to turn them into diamonds again. This time all the HST's have the same light fabric.

Border Fabrics............I fell in love with the fabric on the right when I saw it while I was up in Big Bear. It's directional, so I passed it up. With a $10.00 price tag on a yard of fabric. I try to only buy what I know I will use and how I will use it. Well, then I found it at another store that was having a $2.00 a yard sale and I bought it up right away. I will only be using a little of it for this project. Someday, I want to make it up with a bunch of batiks.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Wasn't this a pretty sunset we had today?

Jill's Purses

My daughter Jill brought some of the leather purses and pouches to sell at the quilt show over this past weekend. Aren't they beautiful! She has an Etsy shop. But it has not been updated for awhile.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Disappointing Show

This past weekend's quilt show was a very disappointing event. What with lack of space planning on the part of the sponsoring club and lack of customers even finding us (too many rooms in a hard to follow floor plan) and a seemingly lack of customers coming through the door, I am lucky to have even come out of it with just a wash! No loss and just a tiny, tiny profit. Won't be doing that show again!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sneak Peak

Who says points have to match? Not this quilt police!

Just a little of something I am working on.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I'm Still Here

Hello. I haven't dropped off the face of the earth! Not yet anyway. I have been working on what may become a new pattern, so I can't show it yet.
This weekend I will be vending at a show in Yorba Linda, CA. I still have not got everything pulled together for the show yet. This little heat wave is slowing me down. It's been a couple of months since I did a show, and everything I need to take has been put away in different rooms.
Got to get my act together!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Still More

I haven't hit the bottom of the barrel yet.
I still have plenty of Half-Square triangles laying around.

Today, I made a doll quilt.

I am trying to come up with ideas to use these up!
Do you think Dave would like a work shirt made out of HST's??
I could use his favorite colors! LOL
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