Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Sewing

Hi Everyone

     I have been off for almost the last week and having a great time. Since the weather in Sooke can change in a blink if an eye, it has been great quilting weather. 

     I have finished putting together my Hole in One Quilt, well lets say the top without borders is done. Isn't that considered done?!

    I also got brave and cut into my stash of Scandinavian Christmas fabric. I bought the fat quarter bundle at Quilt Market this spring, the shipment won't be in stock at the store for a few more weeks, the pattern I decided on  had to be enough that I could finish the project. So... pinwheels it is and I love it. Whenever I can use my embroidery machine too I'm a happy camper!

   I have also been working on my Crazy Quilt Challenge Quilts, but I can't show you those. They are a surprise for the quilt show Aug, 20! Hope those that are in the area are planning to attend, there are talented people out there!

Have a great weekend, Natasha

Friday, July 22, 2011

It's the big day.... Who's the big winner?

Hi Everyone

I had to get up early I couldn't sleep last night I was so excited. All I could think of was who is going to win!  So buy random number.... drum roll please......

The winner is Jodie this is her comment:

Jodie Biesenthal said...
Is this how I enter?! hope so! Miriam told me to :D Hi Natasha!! -Jodie
I would just like to thank you all for entering, this has been a lot of fun. Also a big hand to Making Memories for donating such a great prize! 

I love my Slice and alot of you would too, get your local quilt shops to take a look they are a great tool!

Happy quilting, Natasha

Monday, July 18, 2011

A great class

Hi Everyone

    Well I hope you all had a great weekend, I sure did. I took a class at the store and had so much fun! I took the Hole in One class with Bettye Shepard, my sister and friend Cindy also came along. Poor Bettye the three of us are trouble! Bettye got us in line in no time and we were off learning a beginner project of Stack'n'Whack. Have you done Stack'nWhack before? I have never had an interest until this quilt came along, it was just 4 patch blocks but it still gives you a great kaleidoscope effect, great class and fun too. The first pic is what my fabric looked like before I cut it.

It was hard to decide which fabric I was going to use, but thought this might be OK. 

So after a lesson on repeats we started cutting and making little piles of repeating fabric.

And then we started recreating our blocks and sew them back together.
These are a few of my blocks:

All of my blocks are finished 6 1/2" squares. My friend Cindy made her blocks to be 4 1/2" finished, although we used the exact same fabric her blocks are completely different.
Aren't they so neat? 
My sister, who always beats to her own drum, used Halloween fabric. Wait till you see this, I will show her main fabric first and then some of her blocks.

Aren't they cool? Man how can one fabric give you so many cool blocks. Can you tell I loved this technique and class!
This what my quilt will eventually look like once I get the sashing on.

What my sisters quilt will look like, no sashing yet.

     If you get a chance to take this class, make sure you do. It was so much fun and Bettye is a great teacher!

    Also one quick reminder that there are only 5 more days to enter for my Slice Fabrique giveaway. It is worth over $200 so make sure you enter and tell your friends to come and visit and enter to win! Even if you are already a follower you have to leave a comment to be included in the draw.

ATTENTION bloggers in blogland let me know if you do a post this week about my draw and I'll put in extra draw ticket for you!

Good luck everyone and have a great week.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's Christmas In July

Hi Everyone

     Does anyone know where summer is? I keep waiting but it just doesn't seem to be coming. This week at work has been feeling even more like fall, all the Christmas fabric is starting to arrive! It is like Christmas morning, what's under the wrapping, what's in the box? Oh I can't wait to see! The next feeling... Oh my goodness what am I going to make first! I think there is a lot if sewing in my future. Those who know me also know that I LOVE IT! Here is one of the samples I have made so far. I love this pattern I will have to get you the pattern name, at home right now and for the life of me I just can't remember the designer.

         Before the winter projects get a hold on me I did make a great pattern from Metropolis Quilting Patterns.
  This quilt was fun to make and didn't take too long. I really wanted to add some detail to the background so I added the beads to add some dimension and I love it.  Great pattern!

Well happy quilting!

Have you entered to win the Slice Fabrique, check out my last blog and make sure you leave a comment. Your comment is your entry! There is only 1 week left to enter.