Thursday, January 28, 2016

And the winner is...


I piled the names by Molly who was asleep, then left the room. When I returned, she had rolled around and picked Jacque's name. No joke.  Out of 45 names. She managed to pull one piece of paper aside. I was amazed. 
I'm so tickled so many of you left a comment. Thank you all. 

Sandra and Lisa were right about Jen and I loving to choose fabric for our projects. I LOVE the hunt for the right fabrics for each project. And of course, more is better. 

Jacque, please send me your mailing address so i can send you a book.

A question came up yesterday about how to enter the big All in a Row quilt along contest if you aren't on Facebook. Here is what I found out...

Martingale has created a way for you to enter without having to be on Facebook. Yes, email photos will be fine. E-mail submissions to The subject line should say All In A Row Quilt-along so they know to enter the pictures in the drawings. 

I have also learned that designers may choose to offer additional prizes. This is by their choice, totally optional. 
So, in keeping with that option, If you make my Bitty Basket row
 you will need to take a photo of it and tag me on either Facebook or Instagram. Or send me a photo that I can post on the blog. If more than one if you make my row, then my assistant will decide the winner. 
What would you win? A surprise, of course.  Winner will be chosen when the contest ends. 

Several of you were interested in my sugar bowl and cream pitcher. Susie Q called them the Harlequin pattern, thanks! I did not know that. They were my mom's. She had some Fiesta and Hall dishes too. She loved dishes and had a huge collection. Now I have hers and my big collection. 

The salt and pepper shakers are pretty cute. 

Thanks for visiting and your comments. 

Until next time~

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Moda All Stars All in a Row

Today's my day!
I hope you all have been following our Moda all Stars All in a Row blog hop and quilt along. Each designer has been paired with another, with a different style and asked to make each other's row in our own fabrics. Great idea, don't you think?  My partner is Jen Kingwell. Be sure to visit Jen to see how she made my row.
And Jen is a 'cover girl'. Her row is at the bottom of the cover. 

The designers...I'm 4th and 6th is Jen, kind of hidden. 

Here is a better photo of Jen, as she walked the runway. 

And this is Meadow Rose. Jen Kingwell's beautiful row...
Hope her photo and her row show on your screen. In the draft of this post they don't on the laptop but they do on the iPhone. So this is from the book...

Here is my version of the row.  I combined Eliza's Indigo and Lizzie's Legacy which will be in shops in March. 

The palette...

I had so much fun making the blocks and made one too many! Found out I have some good prints for fussy cutting! it's sew cute Meadow Rose bag! I love it! Note the braided strap - haven't braided in years, Back when Rachel was in high school. I do get carried away. 

Love Jen's design on my kitchen island...

Thank you Moda and Martingale! A beautiful book, talented designers, super fun projects, and for a good cause too!

All designer proceeds are being donated to No Kid Hungry. The learn more about this non profit organization, the link is at the end of this post.

Now, before I say until next time...
please read all about the #allinarowquiltalong CONTEST. Yes, a contest. A contest with great prizes. Grab a book. Pick a row, or several, sew and enter!

Amazing designers-amazing rows-amazing contest with amazing prizes!

And if you will leave me a comment, my faithful assistant will pick a follower at random and send you a book. Do you know what Jen and I have in common? It's in "the Skinny", a little column of Q&A for  each designer.

About the contest...

Newcomers, start HERE to learn the #allinarowquiltalong QAL and contest rules!
It’s a Beauty of a Contest! runs February 1 - March 15, 2016
1. Buy the book “Moda All-Stars All in a Row”:
2. Make your favorite row(s) from the book
One row = one entry
Two rows = two entries, etc.
3. Join the Facebook group #allinarowquiltalong:
Post a picture with your quilt top of rows joined together on the Facebook group page and tag your photo with #allinarowquiltalong. Your Facebook name is the name that will be entered into the contest. (Contest open to residents of the US and Canada only.)
For EVERY row in your entry, you get an entry into the It’s a Beauty of a Contest. There will be five prizes—like the five finalists in a pageant—plus weekly random drawings for related “beauty” prizes. All winners will be drawn from the entries above.
Receive a Moda fat-quarter bundle every month for 9 months (April to December 2016) PLUS two Martingale new-release books of the month for 9 months (April to December 2016). (Companies to determine which fabrics/books to award, but the May book will be “Moda All-Stars Scraps Made Simple” for anyone winning that month’s prize!)
Receive a Moda fat-eighth bundle every month for 6 months (April to August 2016) PLUS two Martingale new-release books of the month for 6 months (April to August 2016). (Companies to determine which fabrics/books to award.)
Receive a Moda Layer Cake every month for 4 months (April to July 2016) PLUS one Martingale new-release book of the month for 4 months (April to July 2016). (Companies to determine which fabrics/books to award.)
Receive a Moda Layer Cake each month for 2 months (April and May 2016) PLUS one Martingale new-release book of the month for 2 months (April and May 2016). (Companies to determine which fabrics/books to award.)
Receive one Moda Layer Cake pack (April 2016) PLUS one Martingale new-release book of the month (April 2016). (Companies to determine which fabric/book to award.)
You’re automatically entered into WEEKLY RANDOM-DRAWING PRIZES!
3 MISS CONGENIALITY WINNERS (wait for it): win 2 Moda charm packs and a copy of Moda All-Stars All in a Row
4 TALENT WINNERS (hidden or otherwise): win 2 Moda mini-charm packs and 2 Martingale books: Moda All-Stars All in a Row and Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles
2 STASH-ACCUMULATION WINNERS: win 1 Moda mini-charm pack, 1 Moda charm pack, 1 Moda Layer Cake and 3 Martingale books: Moda All-Stars All in a Row, Jo’s Little Favorites, and Blockbuster Quilts: I Love Log Cabins
1 SOCIAL-MEDIA BUTTERFLY AWARD: win Carrie Nelson’s “Row Houses” row from the book! 
DID YOU KNOW? Your book purchase will provide tons of quilting fun, and your dollars will support a good cause too. All royalties from the sale of Moda All-Stars All in a Row are being donated to No Kid Hungry, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America. Learn more about No Kid Hungry here:
Time to start your row, row, row… good luck all!

Until next time~

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

How do you ROLL?

Ok, how do you roll??? We all how I roll--full on crazy. Oh you didn't know that???

In my sewing room...right now at a glance, I see 10 projects in various stages of incompleteness. Please note I said "see". Not even going to attempt to count those buried or tucked away for another day!

Today I'm playing with an Eliza's Indigo Jelly Roll. This is number 11 project, in sight. 
Have you seen this book? The authors have great ideas for jelly rolls using antique quilts for their inspiration. It is SO me!  Here is what I selected for Eliza..lets see how she rolls!!!
This is the antique quilt inspiration, a 16 patch. Directions are clear. Jelly roll is pre cut. Cut each strip along the fold, sort the strips, and sit and sew! Amazingly fast!

Subcut the strips. Arrange as you like. And just like the magic ovens on TV, I have blocks brought to you by my magic sewing machine.
20 blocks from only half of the jelly roll!

Now to choose the setting..I love the low volume, blended, early 1800s look of old chintz quilts. 
Uh oh! Lots of options in this collection. 
Which should I choose??? Decision making, not easy. I like them all!
What do you like???

I like them all! Hmm. Maybe I'll just go back to working on project number...3, or 7. 

So play is FUN, a good distraction, a welcome change of pace. This I how I roll! How about you? Grab a jelly roll and get rolling!

Hope the New Year has gotten off to a great start for you! I've got lots of new ideas and lots of hope for time to play and work! 
My very best to you all!
Until next time,