Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Pattern Giveaway

Amanda at Fabric Engineer was looking for pattern testers. I volunteered to test her "Don't Touch Me" pattern. I decided I would make my quilt scrappy with a beige background. It is a quilt that only touch at the points and no color touches itself.

Don't Touch Me

 The back of the quilt is called "Hug and Make Up". On the back all colors touch each other.

I quilted feathers in the large triangles and triangles in all the other triangles.

 How would you like to win this pattern? Amanda has been so gracious to offer a copy of her pattern. How would you like to win 10 fat quarters to go with the pattern?

Here is what you need to do to have a chance to win a copy of the pattern "Don't Touch Me" and 10 Christmas fat quarters. Go visit Amanda at Fabric Engineer and tell her how much you love her pattern. Then come back here and leave me a comment. I will pick the winner on Saturday, July 7. Let't see how many comments I can get. If I receive over 50 comments I will come up with another prize. The second prize will be a surprise. That would give you could have two changes to win.

Have a sewing day.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Charm Squares

A true charm quilt is no two pieces of fabric alike.  You cut two charms and keep one and give one to a friend.  You can read more about charm quilts at   Here are the 2.5" charms I have been cutting.  I think mine will be a true charm quilt since my friend gave me all these scrape pieces of fabric and no two pieces are alike.
I plan to make a table cloth for my patio table.  I have been sewing 9-patch blocks together.  I am not sure how many 9-patch blocks it will take.   

I hope everyone is enjoying Father's Day.  I am sure my dad is working on the fire trucks in heaven.

Happy Father's Day Dad.  I miss you.

Happy sewing.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Lots of Bags and a Jelly Roll

Have you every heard of Beads of Courage?  I hadn't until a couple weeks ago.   It is a program that provides Art-in-Medicine for Children with serious illness.  The beads signify strength and courage.  Beads of Courage needs quilters to make bags for the beads.  You can request from them labels to sew on yours bags.  These are the bags I have made.  Some are not completely finished.

They have been quick and easy to make.  Why don't you check out the Beads of Courage website and maybe you will want to donate bags of courage.

I have been working on my Quilting To Do List.  One item on that list is to make 6 jelly roll quilts as Christmas gifts.  Here is #1 - jelly roll quilt using Kathy Schmitz Full Circle.  I still want to add borders.

I hope you will stop over at Sarah's Confession of a Fabric Addict and check out all the quilts that have been made for Hands2Help Charity Challenge this year.  The challenge is wrapping up for this year but there are 63 awesome quilts that will either go to the NOLA Project or Happy Chemo.

Hope you are have a sewing day.