28 October, 2017

Splash of Color QAL

Hello blogging friends. Making a post in the PM, out of my ordinary, lol. Pictured above is my progress on the: Splash of Color QAL going on at Busy Hands Quilts. This is some of the quilt top piecing. The idea is to incorporate splash of color into a quilt with a black and white or grey and white background. My chosen pattern is Mythical Lanterns by Jen Carlton Bailly (it is available for download at http://www.robertkaufman.com/quilting/quilts_patterns/mythical_lanterns/). Stay tuned to see the progress. I am also working on some other QALs, and will be posting their progress soon. It's so easy to fall behind, lol.

On another note, if you have noticed the past several days that the GFC gadget is displaying Error 502, you are not alone. Google is aware of the problem and is working to repair it. There are some, incl. myself, who have already posted about it in the Product Forum. Hopefully it will soon be repaired. Meanwhile, you may follow this blog via Google+, Bloglovin', Linky Followers, RSS, or via Email. The 7th Blogoversary Giveaway is still going on also. Prim blessings.

~Linking-up with: Splash of Color QAL: block piecing~

26 October, 2017

7th Blogoversary + giveaway

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED AS OF 10 PM CDT 31 OCT*
Hello all. Wow, today marks the 7th year for this little blog. 709 posts to date. Can you believe it? In appreciation of all of you followers, there is a giveaway to mark the event. The prizes include the little wool appliqued mat that is pictured above (pattern by Carole of From My Carolina Home), plus the little tin-punched can with a battery tea light candle. The handy quilted purse pack (pattern by Patty of Elm Street Quilts) is also included. Thank you all for another awesome year of blogging. Here are the giveaway rules:

♦ Follow this blog via GFC, Google+, Linky Followers, Bloglovin', RSS, or email subscription.
♦ Have a family-friendly blog that you have posted to in the past 2 months.
♦ Due to shipping costs, reside in the 50 US states, the DC, or Canada.
♦ Comment on this post, all in just one comment, telling us how you follow and perhaps what you love most about birthdays/blogoversaries.

♦ By entering this Giveaway, you affirm that you have read, understand, and agree with this blog's: Privacy Policy/ Giveaway Rules. Please do not post this giveaway on any of the social networks. By left-clicking the post image, you can save a sidebar button for your blog. Please link it to this post. The giveaway will end at 10 PM CDT on 31st October, 2017. Winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator© and posted in the AM of 01st November 2017. Prizes will be mailed asap. For your internet safety, please do not include your email address in your comment. Enter to see if you may win! Prim blessings.

22 October, 2017

Kelsey's NCAA gear!

It's that time again- NCAA football season is in full swing. Kelsey is all ready in her Ole Miss® gear (my alma mater). Her white shoes are a good fashion choice. The big hair bow tops it all off. Kelsey is all ready to join in on the fun of traditional tail-gating. Be sure to visit Diane at Lavender Dreams to see her "wee ones" dolls. Do you have a NCAA team that you cheer for?

~Linking-up with: Diane at Lavender Dreams' Wednesday Wee Ones~

18 October, 2017

Another Detour diaper bag

Here it is- another: Detour Diaper Bag, pattern designed by Amber. This bag is so roomy and stylish. This one is for my niece and her husband. There is a large divided front slip pocket, and another on the bag's back.

Here is the inside of the Detour diaper bag. I added a slip pocket with elastic top, plus two bottle holders and a Velcro® key fob holder. The interfacing is Pellon® Decor Bond 809®, and the dimensions are 19"W X 10"H X 3 1/2"D. The fastener is a concealed magnetic snap. Yes, mother and I have loaded the bag with baby items. Can hardly wait to gift this to my niece!

~Linking-up with: Elm Street Quilts Bag It 2017~

16 October, 2017

Many thank-yous and Magnolia Mystery fabrics

So many thanks are due today. Not in any specific order, here they are. First is a $25.00 gift certificate that I won from Carole at: From My Carolina Home. Be sure to visit the Autumn Jubilee event going on there. I chose the coffee colored Kona® fabric pictured above. It will be used for my:Magnolia Mystery QAL quilt. My colorway is pictured also. Do you like the colors chosen? Thank you so much to Carole and Fat Quarter Shop. To see two other fantastic wins, follow the link below my signature.

13 October, 2017

Covered in Love quilt blocks

How are you all doing today? We are still experiencing rain and more rain. Pictured above are five quilt blocks for Covered in Love, a charity that quilts for cancer patients and their families. This Drive's pattern is Scrappy Susannah, and the theme is autumn in autumn colors. There are several Drives per year, and you may participate in as many or few as possible. Every Drive has a pattern, theme and chosen colorway. You can read all about Covered in Love (and see other quilt blocks) by following the link below.

~Linking-up with: Covered in Love's Sept/Oct Block Drive~

10 October, 2017

Mug Rug Swap 2017

Hello friends. Recently, I participated in a Mug Rug Swap hosted by: Barrister's Block. This is the mug rug that Anne sent to me (she does not have a blog). So cute, isn't it? Anne used such pretty fabrics. It is already being used and enjoyed. Anne also sent a package of Bobbinis® to hold thread bobbins, which are very helpful. Thank you so much Anne.

Here is the little mug rug that I sent to Julie of:Julie K Quilts. It features a spinning churn dash (pattern by Amanda Weatherill at: The Patchsmith) and a little red appliqued heart, as Julie is a nurse. The black and white chevrons are like an EKG? That was my thought. Not pictured is a fancy bookmark that I also made for Julie. Be sure to visit Barrister's Block as well as Julie K Quilts for some wonderful quilting posts. Sending many thanks to Randy of Barrister's Block for hosting this fun event. Prim quilting blessings.

06 October, 2017

Palmateer Point quilt top completed!

What fun the Palmateer Point QAL (hosted by Lori of Humble Quilts Blog) was! Pictured above is my completed quilt top. It measures approx. 21" square, and was sewn from my Civil War era repro stash. You knew there would be a lot of green fabrics, right? Lol. Be sure to go check-out the Link party to see many more quilt tops. Prim quilting blessings to everyone.

~Linking-up with: Humble Quilts' Palmateer Point link party~

~Linking-up with Elm Street Quilts' One Monthly Goal Finish: October~

03 October, 2017

Three Purse Packs

Something new for me- sewing small Purse Packs. The pattern is by Patty at Elm Street Quilts Blog. One of these is for a gift, the other two are for me (lol). The grey one matches the Partial Solar Eclipse Trail Tote. The navy one with the colorful figures matches another purse that is still under construction. The lavender one is for a friend, and for it the pattern was made a bit longer. All have quilted exteriors, though the stitching is not very visible in the photograph.

Here are the insides of the Purse Packs. They each have two slip pockets with concealed Velcro® closures. The yellow one is the one with the grey exterior, the blue one with the fishes print is the one with the navy printed exterior, and the lavender one is the one with the lavender exterior. Be sure to visit Elm Street Quilts Blog to see many more bags in this year's Bag It event.
~Linking-up with: Elm Street Quilts Bag It 2017~