Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter 2013

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Wishing all my blogging friends a Happy Easter and a Happy Spring.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Two Days with Anita Goodesign

A couple of my friends and I spent two days at an Embroidery Workshop sponsored by Anita Goodesign and Brother sewing machines.  We completed five projects and learned a lot about how to use stabilizers and get an embroidery design on various objects.

Anita Goodesign is not a woman.  It is the name of a company with awesome digitized embroidery designs.  It is owned by Steve Wilson.  He and his wife Aundrea lead the workshop, showing numerous items that were decorated with their embroidery designs.

Of course we all bought lots of designs and have hugh plans to make many things!! The following pictures show some of the items that are embellished with beautiful embroidery designs.

Autumn Wallhanging

Cool Cats and Dogs

Tapestry, Snowmen, etc.

T-Shirt decorated with embroidery

Christmas Towel

Christmas Towel

Fishing and Beach Scene

Christmas towel
You can check out other designs here.

Maybe someday you will see some embroidery work from me.

Happy Quilting,


Saturday, March 16, 2013

National Quilting Day with the Sand Stitchers

Our guild, The Sand Stitchers celebrated National or Worldwide Quilting Day by getting together to sew block to make quilt tops for Quilts of Valor and children in foster care.  We had potluck breakfast and lunch.  A good time was had by all.

Some of the ladies attending are shown below.

Hope you found time to enjoy a little quilting today.


Friday, March 15, 2013

March 15 - Blogger's Block of the Month


It's time for the next Blogger's Block of the Month sponsored by Peach Patch Quilts.  This month's block is presented by Nicole at Patchwork Duck Designs.  She is calling her block "O, Hi Star."  It looks like spring flowers doesn't it.

The tutorial for this block can be found here.  Nicole is having a giveaway -- visit her blog to enter.  Dhia at Peach Patch Quilts is also having a giveaway.  You can enter her contest by clicking here.

Tomorrow is National Quilting Day.  Hope you find some time to quilt.


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Easy Street is a Flimsy!!

I was beginning to think I would never finish this bad boy, but I can finally say it is a flimsy!!

This is it hung over the railing.  It was too large to get a picture of the entire quilt.  I love the outer border; it brings out the turquoise in the quilt and quiets down the lime green.  It finished close to 100 x 100 inches.

The best thing about it is that it is finished.  It will be shown at show and tell tomorrow night at the monthly Sand Stitchers business meeting, then its off to the quilter.

Can you spell happy?


Friday, March 1, 2013

Blogger's BOM Winner from Sharp Quilts

On February 15 the February Bloggers Block of the Month was presented here on Sharp Quilts - "Meet in the Middle".  The tutorial for this block can be found here.

The Random Generator was used to pick the winner of the five fat quarters from "Bee Happy" by Shelly Comiskey for Henry Glass and Co.

She picked Lisa who commented "Hi, I am a new follower and love this material! I could find a few things to do with bee material in spring! Hope you pick me!"

Well Lisa, you were picked by Ms Random Generator!  I will be sending an email notifying you of your win. 

Congratulations Lisa and thanks to all of you that entered the contest.

Be sure and visit Dhia over at Peach Patch Quilts to find out who won over there.

Stay tuned for more giveaways in the future.

Quilty Hugs to All,