Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hello and welcome to the Moda Friendship Quilt Along.

Have you been following along?

Are you making blocks?
I see Joanna is making blocks like crazy—I am envious.
It would have been a good way to get a quilt done.

Here is my block.

Go here for the PDF download.

Friends  - what an important role they play in our lives.
This is one of my favorite quotes about friends.

It's been said that everlasting friends go long periods of time without speaking and never question their friendship. These friends pick up phones like they just spoke yesterday, regardless of how long it has been or how far away they live, and they don't hold grudges. They understand that life is busy and you will always love them.

My Friend Susan is one of those "everlasting" friends.
We first met as young marrieds - working just a few buildings from each other.
Then we had children and drifted apart.
Later on I moved into a home just down the street from her sister and our friendship was rekindled.
By now we both had small children similar in age. We often got together and chatted while the kids played.
The children grew up and we suddenly had more time for ourselves.
We both grew to love antiques and old homes and we attend many an auction and went on many a road trip antiquing.
We both bought old homes. She found hers first.
I then found mine, the home we currently live in - ironically right across the street from Susan.
We spent many a day or evening on one of our front porches - just chatting.
Then Susan experienced a life changing event which sent her to Des Moines - 2 1/2 hours from me.
I don't see Susan as often as I did when she lived across the street. But yet when I see her or we chat on the phone - it is like no time has passed.
I have not talked to Susan since she stopped by at Christmas when she was home for her family Christmas.
I think I will give her a call tonight - we will pick up right were we left off at Christmas as if it were yesterday that we last chatted. Truly an everlasting friend.

And as we know every Moda blog hop involves prizes.
Leave a comment about one of your everlasting friends to be eligible to win a Snap Pop fat eight bundle.

You have until February 27, 11:00 PM central time to leave a comment.
I will announce the winner on March 1st.
 Be sure to check in with my fellow bloggers for the day.

Tomorrows bloggers will be:

Get together with a friend today and do some quilting.
From my heart,

Monday, February 25, 2013

Snap Pop is Shipping to a Store Near You

Hello everyone.

Are you all following along with the Moda Friendship Quilt along?

How many blocks have you made?
I will be blogging on Wednesday along with
 Pat Sloan and Minick and Simpson.

Good news!

Snap Pop fabric and patterns have shipped!
Here are the available patterns.

A Jelly Roll pattern.

A Charm Pack pattern.
This pattern features a pattern
 for each part of the two image panel.

Party along with this fun crowd in a BOM series.

I want to live here.
This is a Layer Cake pattern.

Tomorrow's bloggers for the Moda Friendship Quilt along will be:

Stop by on Wednesday to join
Pat Sloan and 

See you soon.
From my heart,

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Moda Friendship Quilt Along

Join me and the moda gang for a
Friendship blog hop
where we will be
sharing friendship block patterns along with
some fun stories.
Each day 3 moda designers will blog and  share a 
9" friendship quilt block. 
The last day a setting option will be
supplied on the moda blog, the Cutting Table.
Here is the schedule.
Hope you can join along.

FEB 18th

Basic Grey

Blackbird Designs

Anne- Bunny Hill

Deb Strain

Eric & Julie Comstock

FEB 21st

FEB 22nd

Kaari-French General

Lynne-Kansas Troubles

Kate Spain

We will take a break for the  weekend. You can  rest or sew blocks.
I hope you are having fun collecting all these quilt blocks.

FEB 25th
Kathy Schmitz
Edyta- Laundry Basket

Lauren & Jessi Jung

FEB 26th

Lisa- Primitive Gatherings

Malka Dubrawsky

Me & My Sister

FEB 27th

Minick and Simpson

Pat Sloan

Sandy Gervais

FEB 28th


Stephanie Ryan

Vanessa Christenson

March 1st

The Cutting Table

It is also week 3 of the Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Blog Hop.
The row this week is houses.
 Lynn at  Kansas Troubles Quilters,
 Lissa at Primitive Gatherings,
and Polly and Laurie at Minick & Simpson will be blogging.

Check it out.
See you next week for week 4 - the flower row.
From my heart,

Monday, February 11, 2013

Week 2 of 2013 Designer Mystery Blog Hop and Winners!

Welcome to week two of Fat Quarter Shop 2013 Designer Mystery Blog Hop.

Today's Bloggers are BonnieCamilleKate Spain and V & Co.
They are representing row two of the mystery quilt.
Row two just happens to be the star row. 
Go to their blogs to see who is their favorite star.

Bonnie, Camille, Kate and Vanessa.

 Stop back next Monday for week three and the house row.
Here is the blogging schedule:

2/11/13 – Star Row – Bonnie & CamilleV & Co., Kate Spain
2/25/13 – Flower Row – Bunny Hill DesignsMe & My Sister DesignsSweetwater
And if you you need to catch up here are last weeks bloggers.
2/4/13 – Basket Row – Fig Tree QuiltsPieces from My HeartLaundry Basket Quilts
And the winners of my drawing are listed below.
Please email me your addresses so I can send your packages.
SarahZ; Fat Eighth Bundle
Linda; Jelly Roll
Karen in Breezy Point; Charm Pack
See you next Monday.
From my heart,
Blogger SarahZ said...
I would like a Cathedral Windows quilt in my basket...not that I wouldn't love to make one, one of these days :) Love love your fabrics!
February 4, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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Blogger Linda said...
February 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM
Blogger Karen in Breezy Point said...
Those shoes are perfect for the red hot machine! If I was gifted with a finished quilt, I would wish for Primitive Garden. I'm working on my own version, but it would sure be nice to just (poof!) have it done.
February 5, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Monday, February 4, 2013

2013 Designer's Mystery Blog Hop - Week 1

Welcome to week one of the 2013 Designer's Mystery Blog Hop hosted by Fat Quarter Shop.

Twelve Moda designers have each designed a block for the 
Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block of the Month.
This BOM features fabric designed by Joanna of Fig Tree and Co.  

 The name of the line is Avalon.
It is such a pretty, Joanna like line. 
Pretty little florals and prints in her signature colors of soft yellows,
 greens, aquas, reds and of course buttercream.
This line also features this little navy dot.

 It's such an ordinary little print - we have all seen it before. 

But you mix it in with all of those soft prints and it makes everything pop.
This BOM is actually a row quilt consisting of 4 rows of three blocks. 
A basket, a star, a house and a flower row.
If you have not signed up for this BOM
 and wish to do so go here for all of the details.

Three designers will be blogging every Monday the month of February.

Joanna, Edyta and myself are the designers who will be blogging this Monday. 
We have all designed basket blocks.

Fat Quarter Shop has asked us to blog about our ultimate dream gift basket.
I asked if there were guide lines - did it have to be quilt related - did it have to fit inside a certain size basket??
I was told  there were no rules or limits for the gift basket.
I decided to dream big - like maybe it is a gift basket from Oprah.
So here goes.

First up is this quilt designed by Lissa Alexander.
Here is the link if you wish to make the quilt.
I however am hoping for an already made quilt -
 as in pieced, quilted and bound.
But if that dream does not come through,
 I just may have to make it myself .

And if I have to sew it myself, I certainly would
 want to do it using this little red hot number.
For one dollar less than a thousand dollars 
you can get your little featherweight painted here.
As many of you know, I am a bit of a shoe fanatic

I am really loving the pop of red with the nude.
I could wear them while I sew on my little red sewing machine.
 I would totally be color coordinated!
If you like them and they are in you budget, you can purchase them here.
 I better hope they are in my basket.

I have always been a fan of Oscar de la Renta.
 He makes such beautiful gowns.
I espially love this one - so plain, so simple, so beautiful.
I probably should dream for the body to go with the dress. 
I am sure this model is about 6'4" and a size –0000.
And if you were that size you would not need a gift basket
 as the this dress in this size, I am quite sure would fit in a ring box.
Again if you desire this dress and have the budget - you can find it here.
And while we are dreaming …

Who wouldn't want George sitting in the chair beside you?
Sadly I do not have a link to George.
I do however have the link to this guy…

and I am not sharing.

Be sure to go to Joanna's and Edyta's blogs to see what they have in their dream gift baskets.

And don't forget to head on over to Fat Quarter Shop and check out their blog today - They are having a give away!

And speaking of give away - I too am having a give away.

Leave a comment.
Tell me what finished quilt you would like to see in your gift basket,
 and you will have a chance to win this fat eight pack,
 a Charm Pack™, or a Jelly Roll™  of Snap Pop.
You have until midnight February 8th to leave you comment.
 I will announce the winner on Monday February 11.

See you next Monday for week two featuring three more Moda designers.
From my heart,

 Here is the blogging schedule:
2/11/13 – Star Row – Bonnie & CamilleV & Co., Kate Spain
2/25/13 – Flower Row – Bunny Hill DesignsMe & My Sister DesignsSweetwater