Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Knit Quilt For Monkey Baby

I've been a little slow getting Monkey Baby a quilt...like over a year too slow!
I wanted to practice a little FMQ using my ponce pad and stencil, and use some knit fabric I had
 sitting around, so I figured this would be a fun quilt to give Monkey Baby to just play on. 


It's entirely made of knit fabric (t-shirt type fabric) and is 28" x 40".
The dog was in EQ7, but I changed him up a bit.

This stencil and ponce helped me practice FMQ, but don't look too close 
or you'll see some lines that aren't where they are suppose to be. 


I got this adorable package in the mail from Amanda Herring of Quilted Fish.
She is so darn cute! The box had a note about Jello being Utah's official state snack.
Jello is okay, but that decorated cookie was yummy!

Her Desert Bloom fabric just came out and is beautiful!


No spiders or bees, but I spied this cool bug chomping on a flower.


These are blooming in my backyard thanks to my sister...love them!


I hope you're off to a great summer!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Some Things Are More Important Than Sewing

Ack! 
Did I just say that "some things are more important than sewing?"
Yes. Yes, I did, though I choked a bit when I said it.
What's more important? For one very big thing, this guy...


The three-year-old Monkey Boy came for a week long visit to hang out with us.
It was suppose to be fun times at the park, dinner at Chuck-A-Rama, and swimming.
I was going to sew once in a while when he played with his grandpa.
Instead it was a week long visit of throwing up, fevers, and even a hospital visit.
He was attached to me almost the entire week...which was not such a bad thing except he was so sick.


On the day we had to take him home to his mom and dad, we took him on the 
promised trip to feed the ducks and see the fish. He was one happy boy!





There was even a baby duck to see!


 Grandpa's Pond was all fixed up and a beautiful place to visit!


Thank goodness for his Doodah to carry him back to the car when the fever started coming back.
Poor little guy! 


Besides spending time with the monkeys, we also painted my daughter's balcony last weekend.
My daring hubby! I preferred just hanging over the edge to paint instead of climbing the ladder.


Enough of what I've been doing besides sewing...it's time to sew!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Getting Creative With Deco Foil On A Quilt

One of my adventures lately has been to get creative with Deco Foil on a quilt.
This time I learned to layer two different colors of the foil. Fun!


Check out how I did it over on the Therm O Web blog HERE.
So many amazing colors of Deco Foil to choose from!


Get this pattern at my Craftsy store HERE.


Friday, May 6, 2016

Jennifer Jangle's Strawberries In A Row

I was so lucky to get to sew some of Jennifer Jangles Strawberry Festival fabric!
I love her fabric!




Today I'm over at the ThermOWeb blog showing how I made this quilt with that cute fabric.
Look! It has giant strawberries and a RUFFLE! 
A pocket for my bunny from Jennifer Jangles pattern.


You can find the pattern at my Craftsy store, Just Carol.

Therm O Web has a giveaway going on...check it out!
CLICK HERE

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

In Our Garden Block Of The Month Blocks #7 And #8

Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks has posted her blocks and they are so dang cute!
Sweet little birds in a birdbath are perfect for the In Our Garden BOM.
Carla has a giveaway on her blog, too...don't forget to enter!

My Applique Block #7


My Pieced Block #8


 Here's the schedule for all the blocks:

February
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy
You can find Amy's Block #1 and Block #2 HERE
March
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 
You can find my Block #3 and Block #4 HERE.
April
You can find Doris' Block #5 and Block #6 HERE.

May
You can find Carla's Block #7 and Block #8 HERE.


June
July
Joan – Moosestash Quilting
August
Kris – Kris Loves Fabric
September
Pat – Life in the Scrapatch
October
Vicki – More Stars in Comanche
November
Lana – It Seams to be Sew
December
Jan - Sew and Sow Farm
January
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up

There's a Facebook page, too! 
Share your blocks and/or see what everyone else is making.
CLICK HERE


These bugs popped up in my neighborhood, not in my garden.

I love how the wings show up on the bee!



This guy was interesting, but we read that he likes to destroy trees. Not good!



Saturday, April 30, 2016

Quilted Works Party And Yes I Bought More Fabric

I can count on one hand how many times I've walked into a quilt store and not bought anything. 
Yesterday wasn't one of those days.
With "quilt celebrities" hanging around to chat with, I was having so much fun
that the fabric and patterns just worked their way into my hands and out the door.

I met the designer of this adorable quilt, Lemonade Stand, that was published in America Patchwork 
Quilting this month. Patricia Frei was as nice as can be! Look, I even have a signed copy by her!
You can buy a laser cut kit at Quilted Works to make one or look for the magazine.


The fabrics in the quilt are Moda's "Little Miss Sunshine" by designer Vanessa GoertzenI met her,
too! She was so sweet, but I found that standing next to her caused me to buy a couple of her patterns.
She didn't even have to twist my arm because they were so cute! She blogs over at Lella Boutique.
You can find her patterns in her shop. These are the two I bought...love them!



I also met Natalie Bonner from Piece N Quilt ...oh my gosh that woman can quilt!
Her work is amazing and she is such a nice lady, too! Check out her blog to see her work.

Bea from Beaquilter won the laser kit from Quilted Works.
Congratulations, Bea!


Time to sew some of the cool fabrics and patterns I bought at Quilted Works.
So many fun projects...so little time!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Quilted Works Birthday Party Giveaway

Today is the official 13th birthday for Quilted Works...
Happy Birthday Quilted Works!
The adorable laser cut pillow kit giveaway from them ends tomorrow,
so be sure to enter to win this sweet kit using Kimberbell's pattern.



Plus, they are having a party at their store and will have guest designers:

"We're entering the best years of our life - our TEENAGE years! Come celebrate our 
Birthday...Friday, April 29th, 10:00 - 6:00 and Saturday, April 30th, 10:00 - 5:00! Lots of great 
giveaways with 13 Lucky Winners and someone is going to win a new Pfaff Sewing Machine! 
Don't miss our special event Friday 2-4:00 with the designers.
Thank you all for 13 wonderful years!"


I'm going to party today...wish I could see all of you there!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Quilted Works Birthday And Giveaway Time!

Can a quilt store celebrate becoming a teenager?
Well, yes...sort of. 
Quilted Works is having a birthday party this week to celebrate turning 13! 
13...teenager...get it? 

Happy Birthday, Quilted Works!
To help get their party started, they gave me a laser cut pillow kit to share with one of you.
How awesome is that!


This cute, cute pattern by Kimberbell is so easy to make...really it is,
especially with all the pieces cut out and ready to press on the fabric. 
Love it!
I know how easy it is because I bought a kit for myself.



You get four chances on this giveaway, but you don't have to do them all.
The first entry just requires an email address and a click on "Enter"...that's it!
The other entries are extras...it's totally up to you.


Sorry, cupcakes are not included in the giveaway (I just might have eaten them...maybe.) 
I bought them at The Sweet Tooth Fairy to get started on the birthday celebrating.
It was hard to choose which ones to buy. So many yummies in that store!