Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What A Rush It Has Been!

I'm still in awe at the amazing projects that appeared during the Rush Hour Blog Hop.

I had such a blast cheering this hop...really, it was so much fun!
Thank you to all the participants who did their best to show off the Rush Hour fabric
by Studio E and to those who went all out with red, white, and black fabric...you are all amazing!

Thank you to all of you who left sweet and uplifting comments on each of the posts.
Your kind words give us the encouragement to keep on sewing!

Oh, and...

I have a winner of the Soft and Stable giveaway.

Vickie from Commanche
(I've sent her an email)
Congratulations to Vickie!

But, wait! There's more!

I'll be here on Friday, October 3rd, with my Riley Blake flannel project.
I hope you come back to visit!

And in a few weeks...

You all just make me smile...thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Blog Hops And Giveaways

The Rush Hour Blog Hop has been amazing this week!
If you haven't checked out all those black, white, and red creations you really should.
The inspiration and support has totally topped anything I could have imagined and
I have been so touched by the comments that have been left on all the blogs...wow!

You'll see the Rush Hour fabrics by Studio E in quite a few projects (it's beautiful fabric)
along with other black, white, and reds made into quilts, bags, dolls...well, go see for yourself.
There's lots of giveaways going on among the hoppers, too!

You can find my giveaway of Soft and Stable by clicking HERE.

Ohhh, look! Madame Samm is a guest on the Studio E blog...HERE!
Studio E is having a giveaway HERE...wow, so cool!

Tuesday, September 23

Wednesday, September 24

Thursday, September 25

Friday, September 26
Coeur d’Alene (moved to 29th)

Monday, September 29
Coeur d'Alene (moved from the 26th)

Tuesday, September 30

Riley Blake is showcasing their flannel. It's just incredible and so beautiful!
 9/23 Sassy Quilter
 9/30 Fabric Mutt
 10/10 Rose and Odin
 10/14 Sew We Quilt
 10/28 Flannel Queen
10/31 Lucy Blaire

I hope you're enjoying all the inspiration these hops have to offer!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Look Out! Rush Hour Ahead!

Oh, Madame Samm, you really know how to make cool buttons for these blog hops.
That lady looks like how I felt when I saw Studio E's Rush Hour fabric...
I was instantly crazy in love with it and wanted to rush off to sew something! 

I knew as soon as I saw that sweet bundle of Rush Hour fabric that I was going to use a pattern by
Daniela Stout called "Touchstone." It was perfect to show off these gorgeous fabrics and the design
totally made me think it looked like city blocks and a place to get caught in rush hour traffic.

It's Rush Hour!

This quilt is about 89" x 101" and was quilted by Quilted Works.
The back of the quilt is a black cotton sateen that is SO luxurious!

Remember these? 
If you don't know what it is, you are just a baby and have only used computers to type things.
This little beauty was helpful in writing all those essays and doing homework when I was in school.
Sorry, hahaha, hysterically laughing here...I wasn't a big fan of school or homework, so maybe this was
mostly used for writing letters to my grandmother or the Monkees (I was a huge fan in the olden days.)

Look, it still has a ribbon in it!

I love the patterns By Annie and found one that was meant for an iPad or reader and enlarged it a bit.
That typewriter is way too big for this handy case, but my laptop fits perfectly inside and
Annie's Soft and Stable gives it some added protection in my suitcase when I travel.
It looks so good in the Rush Hour fabric!


The zippered pocket on the back stores my mouse and cords.

The Rush Hour Blog Hop wasn't just limited to Studio E's Rush Hour fabric, so I also made a little
girl quilt using red, black, and white. My Accuquilt came in handy to cut some small tumblers using
Riley Blake black and white gingham. I also used the gingham on the binding with some red piping.

I did some hand embroidery on it using "Balloon Girl" from Down Grapevine Lane 
and sent extra balloons flying up, up and away.

My friend, Barbara, did the quilting...it turned out just beautiful!

A giveaway?
Of course, there's a giveaway! ---It's over!

By Annie recently had the best kind of sale...buy one, get one free of her Soft and Stable, so I get one
and one of YOU get to have the other one! If you haven't used it for making bags, you will LOVE it!

The Rules
  1. Leave a short and sweet comment.
  2. One comment per person.
  3. The giveaway can be mailed anywhere...yes, even to the other side of the world.
  4. You don't have to be a follower to play along, but of course that makes me smile if you do.
  5. Giveaway ends at 5 p.m. PST on September 30thEntries after 5 p.m. PST on September 30th will not be included in the giveaway.
  6. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: If you aren't sure whether or not you are a no reply blogger, LEAVE ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS...pretty please! You can't win if I can't contact you! If you don't get a reply from me to your comment, you are a no reply blogger.

Look who else is in the middle of Rush Hour:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Are You Rushing?

Rushing to the Rush Hour Blog Hop, that is.
Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt has all the details and I hear she's in a rush, too.
Studio E has some really amazing fabric called Rush Hour that got a lot of us so excited.
These are just a few of the fabrics in the line...
Red, White, and Black will be stopping traffic!

These bloggers are rushing around right now to get ready to show off what they've made.

Tuesday, September 23

Wednesday, September 24

Thursday, September 25

Friday, September 26

Monday, September 29

Tuesday, September 30

See you on September 23rd!

Friday, September 19, 2014

A Little Doctor Who Paper Piecing

My daughter loves Doctor Who, but until about a month ago I had no idea who this "Who" was.
Then along came Kris from Kris Loves Fabric and her Doctor Who blocks.
Thanks to Kris and Netflix, I'm now a fan of the strange Doctor Who...he's kind of grown on me.

This is the Tardis, a traveling machine for The Doctor. 
I enlarged the pattern so it is 24" x 24"...the rest of the blocks (should I accept the assignment
 to sew more) will not be this big. Kris made them all. Such a show off! 

This what it says on the door to the Tardis

I love paper piecing...USUALLY.
My seam ripper was used more on this paper pieced block than I've used it all year.
It went this way when it should have gone that way...rip, rip, rip.
Whoops, wrong fabric in the wrong spot...rip, rip, rip.
Crooked pieces...whatever! 
I'd love to change a few things, but that's not going to happen.

You can see all the blocks Kris made HERE (I really like HER Tardis) and she'll be doing 
the Around the World Blog Hop on Monday. She's worth checking out!

If you're brave enough to do some Doctor Who paper piecing you can find the patterns here:

Only a few more days until...
I'm totally loving the Rush Hour fabrics by Studio E!

These bloggers are busy getting ready for their big day!
I wonder what That Other Lady is creating with her Rush Hour fabric???
 I'm sure it is spectacular!

Tuesday, September 23

Wednesday, September 24

Thursday, September 25

Friday, September 26

Monday, September 29

Tuesday, September 30

And this is still going on to showcase their fabulous flannel:
 9/23 Sassy Quilter
 9/30 Fabric Mutt
 10/10 Rose and Odin
 10/14 Sew We Quilt
 10/28 Flannel Queen
10/31 Lucy Blaire