Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Treasures to be found

It's been several years since I've been up to visit the two quilt shops in the Ocala area. So when we found ourselves close, we figured, why not?  Sadly, one of the shops had closed, but we were pleasantly surprised to find the second shop had expanded. Like to twice the size it had been before.

 Lots of beautiful fabrics to choose from...

Bernina Dealer...
And lots of eye candy...

Timeless Treasures. Definitely worth the stop.

Happy Quilting!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Rack 'em up

I want to thank each one of you who stopped by for my week long giveaway. You still have time to sign up if you missed any one of the days. I will close the giveaway on July 30th and announce the winners on the 31st.

In the mean time I've been a little busy working in my sewing room. I've arranged and rearranged things several times. Saturday my sweet hubby hung a quilt rack for me.

I found these quilt racks on markdown at Walmart several years ago. When we moved five years ago I did not have a designated quilt room, so this one sat in a box. Can you believe that I paid only $10 for the rack?

Hanging this quilt was my long time intention. I love the panel and it reminded me of my own two boys when they were children.

Now if you want to see the rest of my room you need to come back on Thursday because I am joining the Island Batik Ambassadors as we all share our favorite things Blog Hop
Island Batik Button completed

 You can go back and see what the other Ambassadors have shared. Here is the schedule.

07/13  - Linda Pearl of One Quilting Circle
07/14 – Barbara Gaddy of Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
07/15 – Maryellen McAuliffe of Mary Mack’s Blog
07/16 – Christine Martinez of Made In Scraps
07/17 – Maria Hrabovsky of Maria’s Quilt Scraps and Quilts For Sale 
07/18 – Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis
07/19 – Joan Kawano of Moosestash Quilting
07/20 – Marlene Oddie of Kissed Quilts
07/21 – Nan Baker  of Purrfect Spots Blog
07/22 – Adele Mogavero of
07/23 – Pam Geisel of For Quilts Sake
07/24 – Bea Lee of Beaquilter
07/25 – Connie Campbell of Freemotion by the River 
07/26 – Pam Boatright of Pamela Quilts
07/27 –  Connie Kauffmann of Kauffmann Designs
07/28 – Patti Bochey of Lemon Tree Snippets
07/29 – Carol Steely of Funthread Designs, LLC
07/30  - Jocelyn Pleus of Happy Cottage Quilter 

In the meantime, Happy Quilting!

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Grand Finale

The last day, finale, finition of my week long giveaway. If you missed any of the previous days, you can go back and comment on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

So today, let's do three prizes, yes??

Prize #1

Pixel Perfect by Tula Pink. Three coordinating fat quarters to get your next project started.

Prize #2

If you like color, this one is for you. 11 gorgeous quilts that celebrate Mediterranean color. And of course three vibrant fat quarters. If you notice carefully, the middle fabric is the coveted Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt.
Prize #3
 Modern Baby featuring 14 different designers including Amy Smart, Melissa Cory, Victoria Findlay Wolfe and more.  I found these adorable fat quarters by Jacquelynne Steves and thought they were a perfect match for this book.

Just dividing up these goodies has so motivated me that I just had to work on a quilting project. I've had this panel for a while, but I felt challenged by Amanda Jean (Crazy Mom Quilts) to get the WIPs finished.

Borders are on, quilting is done. All that is left is the binding. Yay!
Do you have Works in Progress? Tell me how many? In your comment today let me know which prize you would prefer.  Again these prizes are for my US peeps. Sorry about the shipping costs.  Followers, you know the drill.

You have all been so lovely. Allowing me to take you along on our recent trip and hearing from you in your comments. I love hearing from you. It's been a fun week.

Now go... comment... 

And enjoy quilting!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Christmas in July?

Seriously, how can we not have Christmas in July as part of the giveaway?

So today five fat quarters of great Christmas fabric.


A fun and funky book by Linda DeBono, New Noel. 22 very cute and colorful projects.
In your comment today tell me if you make quilty things for Christmas presents? Have you already started? Or are you a last minute, down to the wire crafter like me?

Leave a comment on this post. Be sure I have a way to contact you (either email or from your settings). Google+ members are no-reply comments.  Thanks for helping with this. If you are a no-reply, I will have to pick another winner.
Followers can leave a second comment.

Merry Quilting :-)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

El día tres (Day three)

Good Morning peeps!  What great information you all are sharing with me. It's lovely to hear the experience of others, especially when it comes to ordering anything online. I'm glad to hear that most of you have had good experiences with online purchases. Sadly so many brick and mortar quilt shops have been closing their doors. The price of fabric plus the cost of fuel can make one hesitant to travel very far to a local shop. But there is still something about actually seeing and touching fabric that entices many of us.

 Today my giveaway is the latest issue of 100 Blocks (vol.11)
 And I do have a question for you. With so many patterns available on the Youtube and pdf, are you still subscribing to Quilting magazines? I used to be subscribed to several. But over the years it appears that most magazines just rewrite the same patterns over and over. For years I subscribed to American Patchwork and Quilting. I think I have some of the very first issues. But once, after my subscription expired, they no longer sent any renewal notices. No letters saying "hey we miss you and want you back." So I reevaluated my need for so many magazines. Most recently I've let everything go except for one. And Primitive Quilts sent me an offer I couldn't refuse, so I thought I'd give them a try. 

So tell me, do you still buy quilting magazines? Do you prefer paper or internet versions? What do you do with your old magazines? I'm currently going through the massive collection and passing on the ones I would never use.

Leave me a comment. Please be sure that I have a way of contacting you. So many of you are on Google+ and there is no way for me to respond to you. Did you know that?
As always if you follow, leave a second comment.

Have a great quilting day!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Giveaway Day Two

Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions about quilt shops around the country. I will be making my list, and if we are ever close to these shops, I will definitely be seeking them out.

Today is Orange day :-) I have never used orange much in my sewing or quilting, so I am gathering up my little orange stash and passing it on to one of you.

Wouldn't this make a delightful start to your Fall sewing?  In light of that, just for the fun of it, I am going to help you out and include a Fall pattern.

I love to decorate for Fall. The warm colors prepare us for the bleak days of winter. 

Today when you leave a comment, tell me if you order fabric online. Are you happy with your purchases? Which company do you like the best. I've ordered from several and the only trouble I've had is seeing the true color and value of fabric. I guess I've always enjoyed touching and feeling the fabric.

You know the drill. Leave a comment on this post. If you are one of my lovely followers, let me know and leave a second comment. Please be sure I have a way of making contact with you. If you are on Google+ there is no way for me to respond unless you leave your email addy.

Happy Quilting!