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Getting Sidetracked

So yesterday with our sudden small blizzard I had the full intention of going in strong with trying to get as much done on my baby owl quilt as possible and actually I think I did get pretty far. That will be updated in a post next week when I share it for the WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.

Anyway just as I seemed to be cruising along on the quilt I stopped to get something out of the drawer when I looked up and saw my brand new shipment of pom poms staring me in the face and they started calling to me. Wouldnt you know with in 5 min I had my sewing machine and fabric moved and out-of-the-way and 1000 pom poms staring me in the face. There were so many colors and sizes, Honestly I was a little overwhelmed for about 2 min trying to figure out what I was going to do with all these poms. Seeing how I won these in an auction for free on Listia and free shipping to boot this was definitely one of my better so-called “Savings” when it comes to keeping the budget down. After sorting through all the colors and of course separating them into their own colored bags I took my favorite color and then the obvious contrasting colors of black and white, pulled out the hot glue gun grabbed an old throw pillow that needed some restoration and got to work.

      I used some of my purple fleece fabric to finish it off in the back.  I think its cute. If I would have known then what I know now then I would have covered the whole pillow in the fleece before glueing on the Poms. There are a couple of spots that I am going to go back and fill in where the old ugly green fabric is showing through.  Also I probably would not use the bigger ones on the edge. The picture in my head didn’t exactly turn out in real life.

I measured the Fleece to the size of the pillow knowing that it had a  bit of stretch in it so that it could be pulled tight. I took the edge of the fleece and hot glued it to the edge of the last row of Poms securing it just underneath so the poms would stick over a bit hiding the fleece edge as much as possible.

So this is what happens when I get sidetracked. I finish other projects and not the one intended. Has this happened to you? I am sure it happens to everyone. I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s always a bad thing. I say as you are not getting sidetracked when it comes to the important things then its ok in my book. Well I look forward to sharing what I did get finished with the Owl Quilt, maybe I can sneak a few more hours in and get the baby almost done by Wednesday.

Happy Crafting from my home to yours

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A work in Progress.

My First Quilt  Cont…..

Well this is definitely my work in progress and after some minor surgery on it lol I think I can get back on to the roll of things. I am new to the sewing and quilting world so I knew when I jumped into making a quilt for my 2 project that I was going to come across some issues. I have since figured out my mistake and can’t wait to keep going on this one. I really like the way this is starting to come together. I am unsure of how I will actually quilt this in terms of quilting design. If anyone has any suggestions please I would love to hear them. hopefully I will have this finished by the end of the month.

 

Happy Quilting

Valentine’s is right around the corner

So why not kick it off with a Massive Valentine’s Day Blog hop

Here is the Valentines day blog hop tour. You will be able to find some great tutorials and also sign up for some awesome giveaways.
February 1 – Melissa from Happy Quilting – Fat Quarter Shop  – Grand Prize $200.00 Giveaway
February 2 – Heather from Quilt Story – Burgundy Buttons – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 3 – Melissa from Lilac Lane – Green Fairy Quilts – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 6 – Angela from Cut to Pieces – Intrepid Thread – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 7 – Amy from Diary of a Quilter – Burgundy Buttons – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 8 – Natalia from Piece N Quilt – Green Fairy Quilts – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 9 – Jessica from Twin Fibers – Intrepid Thread – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 10 – Katie from Swim, Bike, Quilt – Burgundy Buttons – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 11 – Jane from Want It, Need It, Quilt – Green Fairy Quilts – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
February 13 – Corey from Little Miss Shabby – Intrepid Thread – $25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway
Good Luck to everyone!!

Big Sewing Competition!!!

If you havent already make sure you stop over at Family Ever After and check out the Big sewing Competition she has going on over there. Her and her sponsors have put together some great prize packages.

 

There are tons of Giveaways plus the top 3 winners will get some awesome prizes.

 

I would love to do something like this, However I am still to new to have anything to submit for it. I will definitely be watching this and Hopefully she will do it again next year and I will have something to submit for it.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to try to win some awesome fabric, patterns and other material.

 

You can find a quick link on the right hand sidebar.

 

 

Good Luck to all the contestants !!!

Very First Quilting Square

Thats right, its official I have a new love. QUILTING!!!!!! I had picked up a Fat Quarter Bundle at Wal-Mart the day after Christmas. Seeing how I just LOVE Owl Print,  I knew exactly what I wanted it for. I just had to learn how to cut fabric and sew. After weeks of practicing on some old shirts I had cut up, I decided to try out my new skills and attempt to make my first quilting square.

I just love this fabric and I found an online store that was selling it, however I believe that they stopped carrying it. Here is the site link if you wanted to see more fabric of hers.

 The site is called Diaper Fabric Fanatic

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One more thing…..  I’m going to be linking to Quilt Story, see the sidebar  for their Fabric Tuesday Button!!! Take a peek. There are other fabulous projects to see too. You will also be able find this on Red Pepper Quilts  the Patchwork and Quilting Blog List. 

Happy Quilting!!

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