Wednesday, May 29, 2013

WIP Wednesday - Granny Square Quilt Top

More progress in my granny square quilt!  I used the long weekend to finish piecing the last blocks and sashing the top together.  The green polka dot border went on last night after a long battle over color selections.  I'm very happy with the results for this crib sized quilt.

Linking up this week with Freshly Pieced's WIP!  

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Granny Squares Progress

Just a quick post to show you some progress on my granny squares:

Aren't they delightful?  I know I'm a little WAY behind on the trend (see Blue Elephant stitches post from January 2012), but these squares are so fun to make! 

Seriously, they use up all of those small scraps of your favorite fabrics that you've been saving...  hmmm could I gush anymore?

Ok, enough about the granny squares.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Kona Kona and Other Adventures

First of all I wanted to share my first attempt at Blue Elephant Stitches' Granny Square block tutorial

Isn't the hippo in the center adorable?  If you haven't given her tutorial a try, please put it on your future project list!  It's a great use for all of those small scraps you hoard love!

The past few months I've been a little busier as I am helping plan and prepare a camping trip for a group of teenage girls at church.  Our camp is a little over a month away and I am knee deep in preparations.  We're supposed to have the girls "run" the camp, but I am one of those crazy people in the background :)

One of the items I get to put together are triangle bandages for the girls first aid kits.  They had some from prior years, but sadly, they were cut too small...

So I cut some more and am trying to decide I am going to surge the ends, or if I am going to leave them as-is.  The only time they girls will use them is if someone gets hurt, which rarely happens.  Hmmmm...  I think I'll put that on my, "if I have extra time before we go" to-do list.  Thoughts?

And last but certainly not least, when I went to buy the muslin for the triangle bandages, I also needed some Kona White fabric.  In my haste to beat the looming fabric cutting line, I grabbed a Kona cotton, that appeared to be "white."  The woman at the cutting counter noted how hilarious she thought it was called "Kona Kona."  I thought nothing of this until I looked at my receipt.

I bought the Kona fabric that's been prepared for dyeing.  Oops!  Another lesson re-learned, check the fabric label! 

Now I am sorely tempted to try hand-dyeing some fabric.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

HST Sampler Top Finished!

Today I finished the HST Sampler top!  It measures roughly 58" x 58".

It's hard to see in the pictures, I used small squares of the polka dot fabric at the corners.  As with all my quilts, I debated on the colors for the border.  The ladies at the local quilt shop were kind enough to lend me their expertise.  Only 30 minutes later and we had our favorite: teal.  I'm so happy with the results.

I tried editing the photo above with my "basic" camera software, but I'm not sure if I like the results...

However, I know that I do like the person holding the quilt in the pictures... in fact, I love him.

We're celebrating our anniversary this week, time has flown!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Go Lucky Hexagon Winner

Drumroll please.... (drdrdrddrrrdrrdrdrdrdrrrr)

The winner of the Happy Go Lucky Hexagon/Honeycomb pack is:

Qltr89! Who said: "Thank you for the chance to win the precut hexagons. I just completed a baby quilt with machine-pieced hexagons using the free pattern called "Quiltology" designed by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics. It was so much fun to make. I would love to try precut hexagons if I win your give-away."

Congratulations! Please send me an email with your mailing address by May 15th. (  If I do not hear from you, I'll use the random number generator to pick another winner. 

Be sure to thank the random number generator!

I really appreciate everyone stopping by and participating in the give-away.  Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments on the HST blocks.  I've got the almost put together and I'll post it soon!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Giveaway: Happy Go Lucky Hexagons & more HST Sampler Blocks

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED - Thanks for participating and stopping by!

Recently I added my blog to:

And wanted to thank them for the increased "visits" to my blog by hosting a small give-away: 
A hexagon pack of Moda's happy-go-lucky by Bonnie & Camille.  It includes the hexagons, template and directions for sewing them together.

If you would like to enter the give-away, just leave a comment. 
Feel free to "follow" me if you would like, but it's not required :)

Give-away closes May 9th at 11:59PM (PST).

Also, I put together more of the HST Sampler Blocks:

Yay!  Now I'm working on putting together the quilt top... thinking a small white border, then adding a border in the solid teal color.  Any thoughts?

Thanks for stopping by!