Sunday, April 29, 2012

May Free Blocks

Here's the blocks for May. The first is traditional pieced and is fun and easy to sew.
 The second is foundation pieced.
 Click here for instructions and foundations.
I hope you enjoy these blocks! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Where have I been...

Not quilting, no piecing, sew machine is feeling totally neglected and a little rejected, but I have a new kitchen floor! Our old floor was dark, dark, dark, and showed every crumb that came it's way. I'm just not tidy enough for that! We had also had the dishwasher flood it and there was some warping. It was also very soft wood and showed chair tracks and fridge tracks and anything else heavy tracks that came it's way. So it was time for they old floor to give way to a new light shinny laminate floor. The process was an adventure to be sure. We had to tear out the old floor. I estimate about five hundred 2 1/2 inch staples fastened it down! We had to pull most of them out separately after the wood was pried up. Then our son helped with installing the actual floor. Finally we had to add and paint the trim. Here's the result.
I think things look a lot more cheerful and it doesn't squeak anymore. Now I just have to get busy and sew. I will be back soon with instructions for May's BOM blocks.

Monday, April 16, 2012

We Have A Winner!

The foundation piecing book "Twenty-Four Blocks for Christmas" will be making it way to it's new owner in the next few days. The winner of the drawing is AJ. Here's her comment:
AJ said...
cute block - I really like how you designed the mini wall hanging.

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the book.

Friday, April 13, 2012

I'm So Excited!

I just received the news that I'm a finalist in the AccuQuilt Barn Quilt contest! Not once, but twice!!! I entered last year and didn't make the top one hundred so this is so thrilling for me. Here's my blocks. Click here if you want to vote for my blocks. 

I hope you like them and feel they are worthy of your vote!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Garden Party Blog Hop

It's my turn in Jennifer of Sewhooked's Garden Party Blog Hop! This is my first blog hop and I'm happy to have this opportunity. 
This is my block. It is 10 1/2" square unfinished, 10" finished. I hope you like it and can use it.
Click here for the foundations.
I have also designed a project to utilize the block. Here's my version of the project. It's just a top so far. It finishes at 29 1/2" square.
 Click here for instructions.
I also have a small giveaway. I have been organizing my sewing room and found this little book that I thought would be perfect. It is "Twenty-Four Blocks for Christmas" by Linda Causee and was printed in 2002. It is not new, but is in excellent shape. Sorry about the quality of the photos, it's night here.
 If you are interested in this give away, there are a few simple rules.
First, I must have a way to contact you. If you are a no-reply blogger or do not have a blog, you must leave your email address in the comment. If I can't contact you, I will not be able to include you in the  drawing!
Second, I do not accept anonymous comments. They go straight to my spam file!
Third, the contest closes on April 15th at 8:00 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time.
Fourth, one comment only please!
  Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you visit again!
If you would like to see the other blocks presented so far, visit Jennifer's blog by clicking on the button in my sidebar.