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Saturday, June 25, 2011

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I found this great list of  GO! Baby giveaways on Ariane’s blog:

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Friday, June 24, 2011

More Quilt Show Eye Candy!

I finally figured out how to get pictures off my phone

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so, here are the rest of the pics I snapped {that weren’t blurry}

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Trash to Treasure-I love spray paint

Every now & again, I get lucky & find just the right display to meet my needs.

This week a friend & I ventured over the border (of KY) for a nice day out.  We stopped at the guild shop in Monticello where I picked up an awesome thread cabinet.  I am in the process of moving threads over, so this display looks weak in the pic.  (forgive me?)

Thread cabinet

The reason I haven’t done much with the above is because I have been working on the below.  There are 2 of these racks and they were in pretty rough shape  The plastic on the sides were broken, they were beyond dirty & LOTS of rust.  Luckily, I am a big fan of Rustoleum and have a nice stockpile. 

(view from above, before.  Terrible pictures, but at least I was finally able to figure out how to get pics off my phone.  I somehow deleted my better shot, oopsie)

 

I used the Krylon spray paint for plastics to paint the front piece (red at very bottom in pic above).  Using the old broken sides for templates, I cut out the new sides from pegboard I had on hand (power tools-be afraid).

So, not bad for 1/2 tank of gas, $10 plus about another $10 in supplies, huh? (remember there are 2 book racks plus the thread rack). 

Not to mention a day out after a hectic show weekend {priceless}.

bookrack

So, can I get a Whoop Whoop for some manual labor trash to treasure fixture refurbs? 

I know I have been one of the many victims of the blogger.com problems & that folks have had trouble leaving comments.  I appreciate your visit & your continued attempts to comment on our blog!  It truly makes our day!

One tip: if you don’t see the leave a comment link, click the blog post’s title & the reloaded page will be just this post & the comment box will be displayed.  I hope blogger figures out the problem soon.  I miss all of your comments!

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Last day to save 15%

Our store-wide Happy Father’s Day sale ends today!

Check out the Deal of the Day to get your code!

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Mountain Memories Quilt Show-eye candy!

What an awesome weekend!  The hospitality of the Cumberland County Piecemakers never ceases to amaze me, and the same goes for their quilting!

Here are just a few pics I had to share.  I have more on my phone & hopefully I can figure out how to get them out & share them too!

My Booth:

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As usual, I was bad in not getting pics of the info pages on the quilts, and therefore not having quilter information on all the lovlies.  My apologies to those not mentioned by name; please comment & take credit for your awesome creations!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Yo-Yo Butterfly Quilted Wall Hanging

Making it my own, I used this free project sheet from the yo-yo genius’ at Clover to make my own wall hanging.

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The butterfly yo-yo’s took a little finessing but once I got the first one the rest were a breeze!  Check out all our yo-yo makers here!

(side bar yay…used scraps for the whole thing except binding!)

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

yo-yo tic tac toe

Just one of the 27 uber cute yo-yo patterns in this book!

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uses the Large size Clover yo-yo maker, or you can wing it, the “old-fashioned” way.  Used this cute “Good Vibrations” fabric for the backing

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Recent finishes & Quilt Show info!

I am a little late for the Friday celebration of a week’s worth of quilty finishes…or maybe I can just be really early for this Friday.

*reminder~all my quilts are made with Warm & Natural blended cotton batting and washed so you can see them in their soft, crinkly goodness*

My first is a WIP Buster project. 



I started this Sugar Pop table topper when the layer cake first came in.  That was, what, February!?  Not such a great pic…too much sunlight & my camera battery died, so it is what it is!  This is my take on the pattern we have listed.

Sugar Pop Table Topper

I had this 3D Flying Geese quilt quilted by a local long arm quilter, Maggie Porter.  Love her quilting!

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Finally, the remake of the classic is complete, well my part anyway.  The little lambs are ready to move out & be hand quilted by a proud soon-to-be-grandma.  (Sorry I cut off the border on the right)

Lamb Quilt top

I also managed another doll quilt with my 2” Go! cut squares

Purple doll quilt

Once it was done, I realized it would be a good size for a table runner too.

My last new creation is another treadle base table!

Treadle Display

So this will probably be my finishes for this week too, because it’s Quilt Show time!  (woot!)

If you are in the area, be sure to come to the Cumberland County Fairgrounds Complex in Crossville (TN) this Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm (CST)for the Mountain Memories Quilt Show.  It’s always a beautiful show put on by the amazing ladies of the Cumberland County Piecemakers.

Click here to map your route, just replace my zipcode with yours in the starting point A!

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Quilted Baby Shoes-The cutest thing ever

We are excited to announce that we are carrying all the Curby’s Closet “too cute to kick off” quilted baby shoe patterns!

These little shoes are all adorable & you can whip up a pair in about an hour.  The directions are very clear and easy to follow.

There are 7 different styles.  Each pattern includes templates for both size 1 and size 2. Here are my creations with 5 of the patterns.  I did my embellishing, or lack of it in some instances, different than shown in the pattern pics (not one to miss a yo-yo opportunity, you know)

Curbys Closet BootsCurbys Closet LoaferCurbys Closet TiedCurbys Closet T StrapCurbys Closet Mary Jane

If I had to pick a favorite, I would have to say it’s the boots, but then, I’m a country kinda girl.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

It’s giveaway time!

Check out the giveaway we are sponsoring over at Hooks, Needles & Brushes!

 

You could win a 9 Fat Quarter Bundle of the pink colorway of Sugar Pop

*AND* a copy of Perfect for Precuts!

 

Hurry on over…giveaway ends on June 18th!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It’s Challenge time again! Summer of the WIP busters!

We all have them…projects never finished.  UFO’s, WIP’s…


Here’s mine…

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…beautiful batik blocks that hang on a pants hanger in my studio with the already-cut sashing draped over the hanger’s arm.

These blocks, and a few more not shown, should be on point with a nice big block as the medallion center.  It should be on my bed, or wall or somewhere besides a pants hanger in my studio.  Why?  Well, because I started this quilt in 2009.  It just *should* be done by now.  I made that medallion center once.  It did NOT go well and I just haven’t had the gumption to do it over.

Well all that changes now!

Just like the Scrap Quilt Challenge, I am going to play along & find encouragement from all of you finishing your WIP’s & UFO’s

Rebekah over at Sew Shine is having a Summer is for WIP Busting Challenge.  We are partnering with her to offer a total of $40 in gift certificates to Fabrics N Quilts!

Join in the flickr group.  show off your before, your progress & your after, start/add discussions, and let’s get motivated to get our projects out of bins, off hangers, and out of drawers!

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

a must-follow quilty blogger-Confessions of a Fabric Addict

I met Sarah during our fall Scrap Quilt Challenge.  I was and continue to be blown away with her quilting, encouragement to others, enthusiasm, but mostly her charitable heart.

Sarah has coordinated and participated in several online & local (Nashville area) quilting charity events.  To check out her current challenge, click the button on the right side of the blog: Hands2Help.

Sarah also has a linky party every Friday.  For some reason, I can never seem to make on Friday to link up, but decided this week to just post late.  The linky party is called, Can I get a Whoop Whoop?  (Is that encouraging enthusiasm or WHAT?)

 

The Whoop Whoop encourages everyone to link up the blog post of their week’s accomplishments so that they can encourage one another & bask in the joy of a job well done.  It’s also a little addicting to think you want to add your stuff to the linky, so you push just a *little* harder to get done by Friday.

If you don’t follow Confessions of a Fabric Addict, you should.  It’s a great place to spend a few minutes every day!

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

A week’s worth of Sew & Tell

What a gorgeous, hot & humid week!

Our dolls are inside with the AC, so they will need quilts, right?

Doll Quilts - Fabrics N Quilts

I chain stitch crocheted a cute pink calico to make my clothesline.  We used to hang a roll of batting here, but I moved it Smile and the hooks made the clothesline hanging a breeze.  The quilts really break up the blah of the pegboard on the other side of this wall.

Doll Quilt Display - Fabrics N Quilts

This week I also sent my 3D flying geese quilt (click to see) off to the long arm quilter & found enough scraps from the quilt to make this reversible table runner

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I also finished 90% of the quilt top for my customer.  Hand embroidery is about all that’s left (I didn’t smooth out the top very well, now did I )

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My crocheted rag rug is also almost complete, but I will wait until next week to get pics of that one.

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