Monday, May 19, 2014

May Schnibble Done!!

I love that we had the choice this month to make the Schnibble small sized using 2 charm packs or big sized using 2 layer cakes!!
And I loved Carrie’s name so much, that I named mine the same - “X-Rated”!!
And what’s even more appropo is that I used two layer cakes of Moda “Bliss” that I won a while back from Carrie herself in a Schnibble drawing!!
This quilt was super easy to cut and sew together, but I did have a problem…
because it is laid out in rows on a design wall, then sewn one row at a time, I had no design wall or empty floor space big enough to lay it out on…
so, I had to divide the pile of pieces into four stacks, and lay out only one quarter of the quilt at a time, then sew that quarter together, then lay out another quarter, sew it together, then join it to the first quarter.  It was a pain to do, but so worth it!  I do sooooo love this quilt!!

I realllllly need a bigger design wall, or even a big empty floor space!! 
But I was able to lay it out on my kitchen island to pin baste the sandwich…  so much easier on my back and knees than on the floor!!
So, what are you sewing on this week?

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Givaway Winner!!

A big THANK YOU to all who left such lovely comments about all the fun things you have going on this summer!!


Yogi and I hope you all will come back to our blog often to catch up on all the sewing and quilting going on here in Haymarket!!


So, who is the lucky winner of the random drawing??  Congrats go out to …


So, Gene, please email me your snail mail address so I can get your layer cake and book in the mail to you!!

(image from Google)

I totally fell in love with these modern veggie prints by Benartex called “Toss & Serve”.


I bought two packs of 6 1/2” squares and a bit of yardage. 


I made 8 placemats and then used the leftover squares to make a small table mat.


I used the exploding block method from Jenny Doan’s tutorial to make the center of the placemats.


Then I sub-cut some squares and made smaller pinwheel blocks and added some rectangles in green from my stash.


I used a solid green on 4 placemats and a green print that looked like celery leaves on the other 4 placemats.


I made nine patches with a all the center squares being the solid green and sub-cut them into quarters to use the disappearing 9 patch design for the table mat.


I really love how they turned out!!


So bright and fun!!  And the backing yardage also goes really well with the wall color in our morning room where we eat!!


So… what fun thing are you all doing this weekend?


Monday, May 12, 2014

My “Sew Mama Sew” - Givaway!!

Sew Mama Sew is having her Giveaway Day!!  I am participating again, and for those of you overseas, I will ship overseas!!


The randomly drawn winner of my giveaway will win a Moda layer cake by Brannock & Patek of their “Hemming House” collection…


And also, the winner will get a pattern book by Anka’s Treasures called “The Sweet Life”.


Leave a comment on this post with what you plan to do for fun this summer!  Also, this givaway is open ONLY to  my followers, so make sure you ARE a follower AND leave that info in your comment to this post, as well!!

groomed Yogi

Yogi says “Good luck”!!  Come back here on Friday, May 16th at 9:00pm to see if you won!!  Make sure you go to Sew Mama Sew’s blog page to see all the wonderful givaways on all the awesome blogs!!


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day!

This is my dear Mother and me!!


Where would we be without our AMAZING Moms?!


I love her dearly and  hope she has a fun and lovely Mother’s Day today!!


My boys and their girls are cooking dinner for us all today for Mother’s Day!! Soooo much better than going out to a busy restaurant!!  YAY!!


Yogi is happy we are eating here at home, too!!

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