Monday, July 25, 2011

Calling all "wannabe" quilters...



Hello friends and followers, I would love to welcome you to a Wantobe Quilters Campaign over here...http://www.stashmanicure.blogspot.com/
They are having quilting supplies to giveaway 5x a week for 12 weeks.
Supplies that will have you quilting before you know it...From sewing machines to irons, to die cutters, to mats, to rotary cutters, sewing baskets, scissors, batting, needles, rolled sewing machine bags, patterns, books, magazines...everything you could imagine to assist you in being a NEW Quilter.
Even if you are already part of this community you can win quilting stuff too...Tuesday and Thursday are days for us.
All you have to do is send me an email (stylin.master@yahoo.com) with your name and phone number and email sew I can submit this to the organizer, because if you win anything I can win something too.
All you have to do is be my follower and a follower over at http://www.stashmanicure.blogspot.com/...
That is all!  There are over 49 sponsors involved.
I am pretty excited to be part of this, sew should you.
I love being a QUILTER!
 
(p.s.  you will not be eligible to win anything if you do not register with a blogger where you see this message.)

I still had some questions regarding just how this campaign was going to work and I found a post over here at Stitchin' By the Lake that answered all of my questions and probably some of yours, too.  So click on her link and if you still have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment and if I don't know the answer,
I'LL FIND IT!

Monday, July 18, 2011

What I've been up to...

A few of these...
A couple of these...

Some of these...


But mostly, I've done a whole lot of work on this...

This is just the bumper.  I also made a dust ruffle, and a ruffled pillow for sweet baby Breanna.  I've been working on this set for about 3 months now...my "real" job totally cramps my quilty style ;)
Here's the whole thing all put together...
I wish the crown hadn't turned out so blurry.  It really is spectacular!  The only things I can take credit for are the dust ruffle, bumper and pillow.  Breanna's mom did all the rest.  Isn't it beautiful?! 

I know it's been awhile since I've updated my blog, and the only excuse I have is that I had missed WAY too many deadlines and have too many projects "hanging over my head" so to speak.  The truth is, I didn't want the friends waiting for those projects to be finished to see everytime I was side-tracked by something else.  Please tell me I'm not the only one!
I have 1 quilt top to finish and send to the long-armer for quilting and I will officially be "caught up" on those projects...Yay!  I hope that blogging about it will maybe help me to keep this motivation that I'm feeling right now.  I will keep going and make my goal to finish that top TOMORROW!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Quilt for Missions

Finished up the quilting on this one today.  My usual meandering.  I decided not to add a border.  I kinda like it like this.  Just needs binding and it will be all ready for the conference.  It measures approx. 66"x86"...almost a twin, but not quite. 


I've had some questions about how I am able to quilt on my domestic sewing machine.  I've posted before about my Flynn Frame, but today I had hubby shoot a short video actually showing how I do it.

video

It was taken with my phone so the quality's not the best, but trust me, I've been snowed-in all week (originally posted in Feb) and have also taken the week off from make-up.  You don't wanna see me in HD right now.  I had already quilted as far across the quilt as I could with the throat space I have on my machine.  So in this shot you can see that I have removed the middle rod and turned the frame around to continue quilting down the rest of the quilt.