Sunday, February 28, 2016

Block 4 Splendid Sampler and such....

Starting off with the exquisite block design called Happy Happy by Jen Kingwell, I am just like the block says Happy Happy with my block and the Splendid Sampler Epic 100 block-a-long.  She got to go outside and be photographed in our lovely little Texas light.  Such a pretty day out today.  Here's the link for Block 4 Happy Happy.

I got a new Butterfly T-shirt and a necklace and earrings and a bracelet to go with it, but, forgot to put the bracelet on for the photo.  And, my butterfly changed colors while out in the sunlight!!!  Happy Happy!


Thought you might enjoy a pic of all four of my little Splendid Sampler blocks together...



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Splendid Sampler Bocks 1-3



I have been enjoying my little journey on making these cute little blocks.  I've changed block 1 three times and I've re-worked block 2 at least twice.  Only one little ole block 3, which has really set into motion all of my blocks feel from here on out.  So, there has been no wasted effort on remaking blocks.  I needed the time to play around with my fabric and get a feel for the tiny pieces (makes me make to sing Tiny Bubbles...).

So, now that I have gotten my feet thoroughly wet!  I am so happy!

If you'd like to join me on this epic year long 100 block journey, please, join at www.thesplendidsampler.com.  Just click on the top navigation bar where it says Blocks and Bonus Block and it will take you to all the links for all the patterns.

Also, I'm enjoying my Aurfil BOM again this year.  This is February's block.  Aurifil BOM
I've made such a busy little quilt block.  Not sure how this is all going to look at the end, but, it just feels right to me for some reason.  So, I'm going with it.  Besides, how can you not want to make a block when you can get the chance to win a whole box of Aurifil threads.....makes my heart skip a beat every time I think about it!  I love Aurifil thread!  It's all I use now.  Love it.  Love it.  Love it.  I even managed to win me a whole box (that's over $120 worth of thread) of Pat Sloan's Neutrals.  I love looking in the box to see what color I have to sew with next!!!!  And, she has new thread!!!!  Me, I want some!  Am I getting off the subject.....sorry....get some thread here....Pat Sloan Aurifil Thread and send me some :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Block 1 of the Epic Splendid Sampler 100 block quilt adventure

Hello!  Block 1 has been released!  Get it on their wonderful website www.thesplendidsampler.com.  Look at the top Title bar (might be called Navigation bar) and click on Blocks!  Oh!  You won't be sorry.  So much fun.

Soooooo......I got up Sunday morning and Boom!  there it was on a Facebook link....whoohooo!  Out to the bat cave (sewing studio) LaLaDaDaDa....and......



One wasn't enough!  I made two!



Then, I made a bunch of other stuff.  Want to see???  Ok!  The first picture is of my new purse my hubby bought me for one of our Anniversaries (yes, we have more than one).  This is from a link that is from a link.  Worth it!  Love this Go-Go lady posting all these cool free patterns and, guess what?  She's one of the designers for the Splendid Sampler (who knew?)   http://gogokim.blogspot.com/2016/02/monday-motivation-free-pattern-link-in.html


Then, there's this cool link!  This was posted by the wonderfully talented Pat Sloan on Facebook.  Linking you up baby....LOVE


And, this is in the process of being made...I'm finished with it now, but, haven't photographed it yet.  And, I'm half-way down with a new purse!  And, I love it!  waiting for D-rings to come in the mail to finish it.  Stay tuned...


Have fun sewing out there!  If you need any help with any links I've posted, you just let me know and, I will help you out.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Secret Garden Block 2

Yesterday, taking a break from quilting on a quilt (that's another one for a future blog...wink!) I just had to work on my next Secret Garden BOM!  So much fun!


Lovely block 2 for Pat Sloan's Mystery BOM.  Go HERE to get all the info!  So much fun.  You don't..can't  miss out on all the fun!  




And, now, I have two....