Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Quilt Finished!

First of all, if you have left a comment on a recent post and didn't receive a response from me, blame it on Yahoo.  After just sending 5 emails in a row, Yahoo blocked me from sending any messages.  I am planning to change the email address I have associated with my blog in the next day or so.  I realized this is because there are certain human beings that believe hacking into email accounts and sending spam is an acceptable practice.  Those certain people make it hard on others and what they do just really makes me MAD!  This had happened to me recently and was so upsetting.  I just don't understand why people feel the need to do that or those that start virus's so they can disrupt so many people's enjoyment of the internet.  So enough on that subject, because I am sure you all agree.

Over the weekend, I was able to get the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt loaded on the frame and quilted.  I used a design I purchased from Georgette at Quilter's Niche.  I really like the way the design turned out.  I used leftover jelly roll strips for the binding.

Here is a photo of the quilting on the back.

Would love to hear what you think!!!

Hope you are having a great day!


Friday, October 22, 2010

Sneak Peek of Border

I hope to get to the sewing room yet this evening and finish up the sections of border for the Log Cabin Quilt.  I just wanted to stop by and give you a sneak peek of the border.

Hope you had a great day and are ready to enjoy your weekend!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

During Commercials!

I have been working this evening on the border for my log cabin quilt.  It is coming along quite well!  But then an interruption happens.  I usually record the show Project Runway, but tonight I just had to watch it now.  So while commercials are on, I can finish up 2 sections of border!  Or I can post to my blog!  lol

I am planning to give you a sneak peek of the border tomorrow.  See you then!

Hope you had a great day and a better tomorrow!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Busy! Busy! Busy!!!

I have had a really busy schedule at work lately so I haven't had much time to blog.  Just been barely able to skim through those that I read. 

I have also been busy working on a border for the log cabin quilt.  I got quite a bit of it done this evening so I hope to have it on the quilt soon. 

I really need to be putting something on the quilting frame and getting some quilts finished.  I already have 2 that need quilting and 1 that is ready for binding.  Maybe I can get something accomplished this weekend. 

See you again soon!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fall Into Fall Giveaway Winner!

With the help of http://www.random.org/ and lots of counting over and over (wanted to make sure I counted right), a winner has been chosen to receive the $25 gift certificate for I Have A Notion.  829 comments were made so I wasn't able to reply to the comments but I hope I can find the time to check out all the blogs. 

Congratulations to Monica!  The following comment was the winner.

Monica said...
My blog can be found at http://diaryofaquiltmaven.blogspot.com

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Guess What!!!

A few weeks ago, Qubee Quilts was doing a giveaway for an Accuquilt GO Cutter.  I had already decided to quit entering those giveaways, but one night I was reading my blogs in Google Reader and there was another post about the giveaway.  It was the last night to enter and there was about an hour left to do so.  So, why not!

The next morning I got up and was checking my email before I went to work.  There it was again!  Another post from Qubee Quilts naming the winner of their giveaway.  Guess what!!!  I was the winner!  Yeah!  I couldn't believe it!  And you know what happens when you win something like that--no one is around to tell!!  lol

So yesterday the little brown truck came and left a large brown box on my back deck.  I took a picture but blogger is having issues and won't let me add the photo.

What was in the box?  One of these!

I haven't had any time to play with it so I can't tell you any more than that I received it.  I hope to take it up to my Mom's in the next week or two for her to try out.

Don't forget about the giveaway going on!  Go here to enter!  I have decided to continue taking entries until Midnight on October 15th.  I have to work all day tomorrow and won't have time to pick a winner.  So I will do that on Saturday the 16th.

Hope you are having a great day!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt

If you are looking for the giveaway, it is here.  You have until midnight, October 14th to enter.  Thank you to all that have entered!

I finished the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt top this evening.  So now I have 2 quilts ready for the frame.  Maybe I will get started on one of those this weekend. 

Hope you had a great day!  Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Craft Town in Salem, Indiana

 If you are looking for the giveaway, you need to go here.

Yesterday, I did a little retail therapy.  I drove to Salem, which is about an hour from here, to do a little fabric shopping at Craft Town.  If you have never been there it is well worth the trip.  The selection of fabric is amazing!

As I was heading down the highway, I came upon this.  Not unusual for this area, but unusual for me to see.  Don't get that way as much as I would like.

So I arrived at Craft Town with my need list in hand!  Notice I said need!  I managed to get a photo of the front of the store.  It would have been better if I had walked across the street but I wanted to go touch fabric!  lol

Once I got in the store, I head for the clearance section.  I was looking for a fabric for the border of my Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt.  This is what I ended up picking for that.  But once I got home, I changed my mind!  I guess it will just have to go in the stash.  While I was in the clearance section, I did meet a couple of very nice ladies from Bedford.  I didn't get their names but if they are reading, send me a message!

Then I started looking for some backing fabrics.  Craft Town has a very good selection of backings.  I wish I had gotten a picture.  Check their website out online and see for yourself the great selection of fabrics, etc. they carry.

I got this blue backing for an applique quilt that just needs quilted.  I guess I should get that done!

This brown backing is for the Log Cabin Quilt that I have been working on.

This is really more of a rust color.  Darn camera (or is it computer)!  This backing though is for the Jelly Roll Sampler or it may be for that applique one.  Either way they both will end up on the back!  lol

I was done choosing backings that I NEEDED!  So I started looking for some wants!  lol  I picked up these pinks to go with some others that I have in the stash.   I am thinking some little girl I know needs a quilt soon!

Then of course, I couldn't pass up the FQ Grab Bags.  6 FQ's for $5!  Plus they are so much to open!

Here is what I ended up with in the Grab Bags!

I had originally taken a photo of Julie, an employee of Craft Town, that was cutting my fabric yesterday.  The photo turned out blurry and I bet she was glad!  lol  But I did want to share one more picture from yesterday.  I took a photo of the Christmas Section.  I wish I had taken more photos but I felt kind of stupid!  I did have fun though!  lol

So if you are ever in Salem, Indiana, make sure you stop by Craft Town!  You will love the fabric selection, the friendly staff, and a lot more!  Ordering online is super easy and their service is first rate!  Make sure you check out their blog while you our browsing around on the computer!

Thanks for going with me, in an unusual way!!

See ya tomorrow!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Good Day!!!

If you are here looking for the giveaway, it is here.

I managed to get all 24 log cabin blocks finished and sewn to the quilt top.  I love the way it looks!

I really like the size now.  I am going to be putting it aside for a little while.  I haven't decided on how I want to do the border yet.  I know I want to use up the darker fabrics I used.  Until I decide what I want to do, I have the Jelly Roll Sampler to assemble.  It is up on the design wall and the sashing cut.  Thought I would go ahead and do that before I end up losing the pieces I have cut.

I also got some awesome fabric today.  No, I didn't buy this.  I did buy some but I will post about that tomorrow.  Someone, I won't say who, thought of me while they were on a recent trip.  She brought me 4 pieces of Robert Kaufman fabric that is just to die for!!!  Excuse the wrinkles!

I might just be taking this fabric to bed with me tonight!  LOL

Hope you are having a great weekend!  It sure is flying by fast!!


Friday, October 8, 2010

Still Here!

I have missed posting the last couple of days.  Work has really gotten in the way.  Darn it!

If you are looking for the Fall Into Fall Giveaway, go here.

I did get the call yesterday!  You are probably asking, what call?  The call from L & L Yard Goods saying they were starting their Buck A Block.  The first blocks were ready to pick up as well as the finishing kits.  So I had to hurry down there yesterday to pick that up.  I haven't started on them yet, there are 2 each month, because I am still working on those Log Cabin blocks.  Getting closer though.

This is the finishing kit for the quilt.  The blocks use the same fabrics.  I have never done a red, blue and cream quilt so this will be my first in that colorway.  Pretty, huh?

The Buck A Block also uses these.  I haven't use the Thangles much at all.  We will see how it goes!

Hope to get started on my first blocks soon!

See ya tomorrow (after a little retail therapy)!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thank You!

If you are looking for the Fall Into Fall Giveaway, you can find it here.  Don't forget to leave an email address where you can be contacted. 

A great BIG Thank You to all that have left comments on the giveaway.  You sure aren't making it easy for me.  But that is quite all right!!!  So many blogs to visit and not enough time in the day.  Hopefully sometime in the next few weeks I can go visiting!  I am happy to see so many comments about how much you enjoy Kelly's blog.  I know I do. 

I didn't get to post last night.  Sorry!  I got home from work, did some laundry, fixed some dinner and then crashed on the couch.  I woke up about 11 so I could go to bed.  I had to work later today than I normally do so I didn't get home until 6 this evening.  So it was Take Home Taco Bar for dinner tonight along with some more laundry.  How much laundry does this family have?  It seems like I am always doing laundry!

No sewing tonight!  I did watch a few shows I had on the DVR.  I got plenty more to catch up on but I might save those for the weekend.

I didn't get to go to Salem last Wednesday like I had planned.  I really need to get some backing fabrics and that is the place to go for those.  So I thought I would go tomorrow.  NOT!  Got to work on my day off.  That is not a bad thing because I sure could use the hours.  So maybe Saturday I will get those backings.  We will have to see.  I think I will just quit planning to go!

Hope you are enjoying the blog hop but remember, please hop responsibly!  There actually should be a warning attached to a Quilters Blog Hop!  LOL

See ya tomorrow!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Just a boring day!

I didn't get a whole lot done today.  Shame on me!

I did get some done on the Log Cabin blocks I have been making.  So there was some progress.  But that silly couch started calling my name this afternoon and it just wouldn't shut up!  lol  What can I say!  It was great napping weather!

See ya tomorrow!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

You Should Never Assume!

 If you are looking for the Fall Into Fall Giveaway, you can find it here.  I really appreciate all the awesome comments!  Thank you to all of those that have participated in the blog hop.

I needed to go to Jeffersonville today to take some tile down to a friend of mine, so I decided to get a few other things while in the big city!  Jill was off work too so I asked if she wanted to go with me.  Of course she did!  She wanted to get a few things at Kohl's.
So we leave about 11 this morning and as soon as Jill gets in the car she wants to know if this trip includes food.  The kid only weights about 100 pounds but she sure can eat!  So during the hour drive I suggested that we eat at Our Best Restaurant.  They have pretty good food and I was really in the mood for one of their Chef Salads.
Our first stop was at Kohl's.  I needed to get a couple of pair of Dockers for my work attire.  The pairs I have I have used for a little over a year and a half and they are really showing some wear.  Nothing major just around the edges, if you know what I mean.  But really, when you are cleaning up poop does it really matter!  lol
So we went our separate ways in Kohl's for each of us to do our shopping.  Jill is 20 years old and can choose her own purchases.  While I was trying on pants in the fitting room, my cell phone rings and she wants to know where I am.  Seems she has found was she was looking for.  We strolled around the store for a while looking at the home dec. things mainly but no other purchases except a Dr. Suess book and stuffed animal for a Christmas gift.  We get to the check out and I told her she could pay for her things first.  And what does she say, "I don't have any money!".  Hence, the title of this post.  So she got me out of 2 pairs of khaki pants and 3 tops.
So we went to Our Best from there and she didn't hesitate in ordering enough to feed an army.  I am happy to report that when we went to Meijers, she didn't put one thing in the cart.
So never assume your adult child plans to pay for their purchases while shopping!

On the quilting front, I have started making the 24 more blocks for the Log Cabin Quilt.  The comments were mostly in favor of adding a row to each side.  Which I think will be better.  I started thinking about who I thought I would give the quilt to, and adding the extra rows would be best.

I did pick up some awesome chocolate today!  Just a little container of Godiva Dark Chocolate Pearls!  Yummy!!!

See ya tomorrow!


Friday, October 1, 2010

What a day!!!

WOW!!!  If you are looking for the giveaway, it is here

I hope everyone is having a great time hopping from blog to blog in the Fall Into Fall Quilters Blog giveaways!

Somebody really wants to win a gift certificate for IHAN!  If you are one of those somebodies, make sure you go over to Joanne's blog, Splitting Stitches.  I am sure you will like her giveaway also!

Keep hopping but please hop responsibly!   LOL