28 November 2010

Hoppity Hop….Bingo!!!

I love to blog hop. That’s mornings with my cuppa and Blogland. Besides getting loads of inspirations, tutorials and freebies, sometimes I end up taking part in giveaways .

 

Lately, I seem to be on a winning streak!

 

 

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In early October, I won a Beaded Wool Gems Kits from Kelly Jackson. Within a week, I received the Kit!

 

Thanks Kelly and Rose !

 


 

 

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In early November, I hopped into Shawna’s lovely blog and hopped away with this yummylicious Layer Cake!

 

 

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Thanks Shawna.

 


 

Remember when I wrote about Barbara Gaddy and her family? Did you hurry along to get to know this lovely family! I did and see what I won!

 

 

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Jeanette gave me not one but two patterns! A block of the month pattern collection from Thimbleberries called "Build a Village Block by Block" and ‘Pot and Pots of Flowers’ .

Love and love them!

 

Thanks Jeanette!

14 November 2010

Quilting Tutorials @ Cluck Cluck Sew

 

 

Allison of

 

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is collecting quilting and quilt pattern tutorials from all over blogland!  If you have a tutorial or pattern to share ….

 

 

 

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click the image above and add your link!

 

 

Thanks Allison !!!

13 November 2010

Want this?

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Then you need to ask Corrie! She is having a giveaway!!!

12 November 2010

Gifted and Generous

 

I am talking about Barb’s family. Barbara Gaddy of  BEJEWELED QUILTS BY BARB  is having giveaways..two of them!

 

First is the  4 Sisters and A Mom Giveaway!!!!!! You really have to read about this gifted family.  Jeanette, Margaret, Beverly and Barb make beautiful quilts!

 

Second is Barb’s Veterans Day Giveaway.  Now hurry along to get to know this lovely family!

11 November 2010

You Can Linky to Flickr

 

 

I was experimenting with Linky. I found out that you can add a link to your Flickr photo.

 

I will show you how I added my Hexie Caddy photo from Flick to my Hexie Caddy parade in my blog.

 

1. First, choose the photo .

 

 

 

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2. See the address I circled at the address bar? Right click to ‘Copy’.

 

3. Go to the bottom of the Hexie Caddy Tutorial post.

 

 

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4. Click on the “Click here to enter’.

 

 

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5. Right click in the ‘Link it to’ box, and paste the address you copied in step #2.

6. Add your caption or title.

 

 

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7. Click on ‘ From Web’.

 

 

 

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8. Select your image, crop , click ‘Ok’ and you should be able to see your thumbnail in my Hexie Caddy Parade !

 

 

 

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So if you do not have a blog, but you have Flickr and have  made a Hexie Caddy Pincushion, join in the  Parade!

07 November 2010

Quilt As You Go Log Cabin

I’ve been blog-hopping in search for a pattern for the quilt I am planning to make for my DH. Then it dawned on me…how am I going to machine quilt such a big quilt on my home sewing machine?

I remember reading about this Quilt As You Go method. Off I go again to ‘research’ from fellow bloggers…isn’t Blogville such a wonderful place? Bloggers are the most giving, sharing and generous people on earth!

Did you know that there are so many methods to this Quilt As You Go method?! Anyway, I finally chose this Quilt As You Go tutorial by Julia @ Julia’s Place.
Her pictorial tutorial is crystal clear. Thanks Julia.


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I made this ‘prototype’ yesterday. It was quick to stitch. What’s taking most of my time is cutting the strips. Can someone give me an AccuQuilt GO! ?
Great as a table runner or placemat too.
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06 November 2010

My Hexie Caddy Made it Again!

 

 

 

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Hop over to Sew, Mama, Sew!  for tons of tutorials and inspirations.

Thanks Irene and Kristin for choosing my tutorial.

Will I ever get a chance???…

 

 

 

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…..to win one of this?

 

 

Not if I blog about it and reduce my chances even more !!!

But if any of my readers wins one because I ‘told you about it’, then I’ll be happy too!

 

Carolyn @Accuquilt has given Linda @ Lavender Ridge a GO! to give away!

Now, get GOing and enter away!

03 November 2010

Easily Charmed Graceful Gifts Quilted Table Topper

 

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Waaay back in July, I won a giveaway from Khris (Sew Prim Khris) . I got this quilt pattern called  SEW EASILY CHARMED.

Then at about the same time, I started stitching GIFTS OF GRACE by Val Laird.

And because I always like to have my hands in many projects at the same time,

( that sure explain my many UFOs!)

Sew, I Easily Charmed the Graceful blocks of Gifts to make this….

 

 

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Easily Charmed Graceful Gifts Quilted Table Topper!!!

 

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These are my favourite blocks.give_heart

 

 

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Another down …and many more to go !!!

 

 

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Edit : The Gifts of Grace BOM  will be available only till December 2010. So hurry over to get all the BOMs !

02 November 2010

I Need Help….

 

 

to decide on a pattern for a quilt I’m planning to make for my DH. I have not finished  hand stitching the binding of the table topper I’m making with my Gifts of Grace block. But I’m deciding on the pattern for my next project. The problem is, there are so many inspirations out there in Blogland! ….and I want to make ALL OF THEM !!!

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Decisions…decisions…decisions….

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Finally, I finished stitching all the block from Gifts of Grace by Val Laird.

 

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I have stitched them into blocks to make another table topper.

My daughter’s reaction was “ why do you need so many!!!”

Well, I cannot have enough of them!

Almost finished the binding….hand stitching takes time Smile