Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Received my Prize from 'Pat Sloan's Teach me to Machine Quilt'! Book Tour & Mega Fun Giveaway

I just received my Prize from 'Pat Sloan's Teach me to Machine Quilt'! Book Tour  & Mega Fun Giveaway.  Although I didn't win a signed copy of her book.  I won the wonderful fabric and thread from Pat Sloan's Hometown Girl collection.  Thank you so much Pat!

Now I need to decide what to make with the fabric.  I'm leaning towards Summer Time at the Beach by England Street Quilts.  I really wanted to make the Bailey's Crossing Quilt from SwimBikeQuilt but can't find the pattern.  I've email Katie hopefully she can send me a link.  That would be great.

Well I have to go to amazon and buy Pat's book  'Pat Sloan's Teach me to Machine Quilt'! so I can quilt whatever I make.

Have a great day!

Giveaway Day with It's Just Sewing

It's Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew and I'm feeling Crafty is participating.  I'm Feeling Crafty is giving away a fabric picked by Monica (not me), from It’s Just Sewing.  The giveaway includes a fat quarter bundle of nine different fabrics and three spools of thread from the  Forest Hill Collection by Erin McMorris by Free Spirit

Run over there and check her out.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Chance to Win Christmas Fabric

Tea Rose Home is sponsoring Christmas Fabric Bundle Giveaway and Super Easy Pillowcase Tutorial.  
Check out the tutorial for the pillowcase.  I like the idea of using it as a gift bag.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

I have been finishing up all my swap items. I didn't think it would take me so long to get in the groove of things but I finally have it. So here is my very first pincushion that I've ever made for my Scrappy Girls Club pincushion swap:

My finished block for my October Hello Block Swap partner:

Now here is my second pincushion for Pincushion Swap 2016.

Here is my block for my Quilt Block Variety Swaps and More Jingle All the Way swap partner:

Whew!!! onto the next thing!

Link up to the Whoop Whoop Friday linky party.

Friday, October 7, 2016

New Link to My Road home to Baltimore Pattern

With the changes to Craftsy I'm providing a new link to my pattern.  Click the picture below to download the pattern.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Please send me a picture when you make the row.   Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Row Along: The Road Home to Baltimore

Whew.... It's Finally here my day to show The Road Home to Baltimore.  It's been a road getting here.  But, I want to thank Marian at Seams to be Sew for letting me, a first timer, participate. Also, thank you to Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy for making all the behind the scenes work and taking care of all our freebies.   Please check them out.

I grew up in Baltimore, MD.   Baltimore is filled with so many things to see and I had a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to express on my row.   So I decided to focus on the HOME and then some of the favorite things that I enjoy seeing when I go home.

Baltimore hosts a variety of row homes which vary in style and class. Matter of fact Baltimore has more row houses then any state in the US.  In my row the red row houses represent the smaller red brick homes that often housed Baltimore's large African American population which included freemen and slaves during the 1790 - 1800.

iron spot row

The second set of homes represent the colorful homes you may find in the Mt Vernon neighborhoods of the city.  Here home owners paint their homes to match their own character.  No homeowner association here.

Two of our favorite treats in Baltimore our snowballs and crabs.  During the summer you can find a snowball stand all over the city.   My favorite flavor is Red Raspberry & Pineapple & Vanilla (yep three flavors).  In case you didn't know "Baltimore is for Crabs".  Baltimoreans are very particular about crabs.  Put a bushel of crabs on some brown paper and they will be gone in less then an hour.

The last part of my row are the shadows of some of the most popular Baltimore buildings. I put them in purple instead of black because purple is Baltimore Raven's color.  These buildings, in no particular order, Washington Monument, Phoenix Shot Tower, Baltimore Aquarium, Baltimore World Trade Center and USS Constellation (in grey) light the Baltimore skyline at night. My favorite building is the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower. Always providing the correct time for onlookers.  

Image result for Bromo Seltzer Tower

Here is the full row.

Thanks for visiting me.  You can download the free pattern for My Row Home to Baltimore at my Craftsy Pattern shop until December 2016.  Click here.

Now to the giveaways:

Thermoweb Fusibles Bundle 

Please check out the others revealing their rows today:

September 27

Creatin’ in the Sticks
Dodge City, Kansas

Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt
Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia

Seams To Be Sew For Batts In The Attic

I Can Quilt 2 (Me)
Baltimore, MD

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Road Home Row Along

The Road Home Row Along has started.  I'm doing Baltimore,  come back on Thursday, September 22nd to see my row.

Here is the complete schedule.  Even if you miss a day go back and check out previous post.  Everyone is offering their row pattern free until the end of the Row Along.   Not to mention the great giveaways.   You'll be glad that you did.

September 6
Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life creates Harrisville, MI Sunrise Coast
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
creates Adelaide South Australia
Kissed Quilts
creates Grand Coulee, Washington
Renee’s Quilting Addiction
creates Alberta, Canada
September 8
Sew Incredibly Crazy
creates Colorado
3 Patch Crafts
creates Bulgaria
Just Let Me Quilt
creates Las Vegas, Nevada
Quilt in Piece
creates Amanzimtoti, South Africa
September 13
Tweety Loves Quilting
creates Edinburgh, UK
creates Heber City, Utah
Seams To Be Sew
creates Idaho Falls, Idaho
Pine Valley
creates New Zealand
September 15
bdieges designs
creates Road to Tehachapi (CA)
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
creates Worcester County in Central Massachusetts
Patti’s Patchwork
creates Toronto, Ontario Canada
Seacoast Quilter
creates New Milford, Connecticut
September 20
creates Denmark
Heleen Pinkster
creates Netherlands
MooseStash Quilting
creates Alaska
Rebecca Mae Designs
creates Northern Maine
September 22
Words & Stitches
creates Beaches of California
Quilt Art
creates Africa
I Can Quilt 2
creates Baltimore, MD
Any Pattern
creates Port Angeles, Washington
Patchwork Breeze
creates West Michigan Shoreline
September 27
Creatin’ in the Sticks
creates Dodge City, Kansas
Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt
creates Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia
Seams To Be Sew And Batts In The Attic
creates Hollywood/LA
(Dual Posting)
September 29
Quilted Fabric Art
creates Burlington Vermont
Westend Quilter
creates Manitoulin Island, Canada
Pamela Quilts
creates Oregon
Quilt Fabrication
creates Silicon Valley, CA
October 04
Patchouli Moon Studio
creates Central New Mexico
Linda Robertus
creates Netherlands
Elm Street Quilts
creates North Carolina
Sarah Quinn Featured At Seams To Be Sew
creates Outer Space
October 06
Cheryl LaPlant Featured At Quilt In Piece
creates York, Maine
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
creates New Hampshire
Bumbleberry Stitches
creates OklahomaNeedle in a Hayes Stack
creates Mojave Desert
Cloth and Paper Studio
creates North Georgia Mountains
October 11
Show N Tell Day

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summer Sensations Blog Hop

Welcome to the final stop of the Summer Sensations Blog Hop.  Today is my stop of the hop.  Thank you Marian at Seams to Be Sew for sponsoring another Blog Hop and letting a newbie like me participate.

When I think of summer I think of camping.  We have already gone camping three times this year.  We just came back from our favorite camping place, Assateague Island National Park, this past Sunday.   We like Assateague Island because we can do our second favorite summer activity which is go to the beach.  So 15 of us piled in cars and went camping on the beach.  We had the best time.

Since my sister-in-law has been asking for a beach blanket forever, I decided to make a beach theme quilt.   I decided to design one myself.  Here's what I came up with.

I originally wanted to do a paper piecing and applique project because I set a goal to do a project using both methods this year.

I fell in love with a sun pattern that I found at so I tried to incorporate it into the pattern, but if I'm going to design my own pattern I should design the whole thing.   So here is my semi final quilt without the sun.

I'm working on taking better pictures of full quilts so here are some closeups.

I was lucky to win a copy of the Crafted Applique method by Lara Buccella.  I used her method to apply the appliques.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please check out the other bloggers sharing today with me.  Don't forget to leave a message and participate in the Give-A-Way.

Today's Bloggers

Monday, July 18, 2016


With so much to do during the summer, what stands out when you think of Favorite Summer Sensations? Well Marian from Seams to be Sew is sponsoring a blog hop where you can see what 13 bloggers (including me) came up with. I had several ideas but I'm not telling, you 'll have to come back and visit me on my post day Tuesday, 26 July.

I’ve included a schedule of the bloggers below.   Don’t forget to check them out on their assigned dates.


July 21
July 22

July 25

July 26

See you soon!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Welcome to Opposites Attract Day 5

Finally Here!
Sponsored By The Fat Quarter Shop

Welcome to my stop on the 'Opposites Attract Blog Hop'.  Thank you Marian at Seams to be Sew for organizing this.   When I ran across the invitation to join this hop I thought this would be great for me as a beginner blogger.  I had just decided to participate in my guild's Crayon Challenge so I thought I could do this.   My crayons were Navy Blue, Hot Magenta and Dandelion.  

I immediately new what pattern I wanted to make.    It was the Snowflake Block Tutorial originally designed by Madame Parfait. So here is the matching fabric.

I think the crayons and fabric match up pretty well.  The blue shows darker then it actually is.  OK on to the pattern.

Well the pattern was pretty easy to do.  Here are some pictures of the cutting and stitching.  

Just a note:  I made a mistake between end of Part 1 and beginning of Part 2.   The tutorial didn't mention anything about trimming, but when I went to Part 2 the segments were trimmed (I probably lost a page somewhere).  So I trimmed the segments but I forgot the 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Before I trimmed the segments.
After I trimmed too close to the top of the diamonds.

Well a few diamonds are not pointy.   Quilting and a scrappy binding and I'm done.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope to participate in a lot more hops this has been fun.  Be sure to visit these other quilters posting today:

June 07
I Can Quilt 2 me

And now the giveaway, a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter shop! Please leave a comment and then enter the rafflecopter to have a chance at winning.  Also, check out Marian at Seams to Be Sew page to see the giveaway from DJ Inkers.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, May 5, 2016

My First Blog

This is my first blog.  I'm dedicating it to my mom.  Wonderful seamstress!  Love You, Miss You