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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!!

Homemade Pin Bottle

 

 

 

 

I am big on upcycling so it was only right that when we were done having our child and knew that we couldn’t have more I decided to use the left over bottles for storage. These are great for storing , buttons, beads, pins, small embellishments, the list can go on and on. The other night I was looking at all the left over bottles and started filling them with all my odds and ends. I wanted to share this one because last week I had posted about upscaling your tomatoes and wanted to share that you don’t have to have a tomato to store your unused sewing pins.

 

I really like the way this one turned out.

 

The supplies I used were:

  • Hot Glue
  • 1 Large Chenille pom poms
  • 1 Baby Bottle
  • 1 4×4 in square fabric
  • 1 6 in piece of ribbon

 

First I glued the Pom Pom onto the bottle cover.

 

Then I took the fabric and glued it over the pom-pom to the bottom edge of the bottle cover.

Next cut off your access fabric so that its flush with the bottom of the cover.

Then take your ribbon and glue it around the bottom for a little decoration and to hide anything from the fabric after being cut.

 

What do you use to store your odds and ends?

 

 

Happy Sewing!!

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