Saturday, August 8, 2009

Nativity Quilt

I think I am finally at the end of this quilt. All that is left is the binding. It has been a long journey but so worth it. This is one of the biggest projects of this kind I have made. I love paper piecing and have done several smaller quilts but this was really very detailed. Just the choosing of all the fabrics was a daunting task. It was a rather long time between choosing the fabrics and sewing. We moved among other things. So... as I was sewing I decided to change some of them. So it just added to the stress. I wanted it to be just right. This will be a family heirloom. My oldest daughter has already claimed it. I just want to see it over my fireplace this Christmas!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I am working like crazy on a quilt that I started many many moons ago. This quilt has taken many hours of planing and then sewing the many pieces together and now for the quilting and embellishments that need to go on to complete this project. I still have quite a bit of work to do.
This is a pattern from Paper Panche It is a paper pieced pattern that was divided up like a advent calendar so you could do 1 section a day for 25 days. Which in theory sounds great but around the holidays when I wanted to do a Christmas Quilt I had no time. But diligence pays off, as I come into the home stretch I am very happy with this piece of art.

My quilt guild is have a quilt show next month so I am trying to get it finished so I can enter it. Also after several years of working on this quilt (sometimes I just cannot do Christmas in Feb. March, April etc) I am excited to think it will finally be done and hanging over my fireplace this year.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Scrappy Quilt Giveaway!

Happy Scrappy Quilt Giveaway!
Marie-Madeline Studio is giving away this wonderful quilt!!!

I immediately fell in love with this quilt and I'm sure you will too!
This original quilt was created by the Long ladies at Marie-Madeline Studios using new fabrics. It is twin size and measures 66 3/4" x 90". It was machine quilted and freshly laundered.

If you would like to enter for a chance to win this beautiful quilt here's how!

::leave a comment at Marie-Madeline Studios.

::for another entry, send over a friend (or two)

::for 5 more entries, grab the button on their sidebar

::you get 5 more entries for grabbing the quilt giveaway button, too!

::blog about the giveaway (use their pictures, if you'd like!) for 10 more opportunities to win (and send the Long ladies the link)

::share it on facebook for 10 more...

::spend anything less than $50 at the store (and let us know) to receive 25 more entries

::and if you spend over $50 at our store, we'll count your name 50 more times!

This happy giveaway will close on August 8th! And they''ll plan to choose the winner by random number generator the next day.

p.s. i quilt is having a giveaway!

There are some great blogs out in blog land. Also very generous ones!. p.s. i quilt is one of those. she is having this great giveaway. So please check out her blog.