Saturday, September 24, 2011

I love Crumb blocks!

the assignment was to work on Heart blocks, my first heart looked too much like a "V".  Nice thing about a Crumb Block is that there is NO wrong way to make one.

I have 38 blocks made and several started.

Hopefully today I can get a few that actually like like a Heart- lol

Sagar Creek Quilts, Siloam Springs AR 479-524-5244

This was our first stop on the Shop Hop.  Great place, very helpful Owners and amazing selections of fabrics and kits.
Def. on our list of places to visit in the area.  The demo on Hunters Star really makes me want to add another to my TO DO list.  I haven't purchased the rulers (yet) but can see the value in adding them to my collection (hopefully soon)

The Rabbits Lair, Rogers AR

Deb, Dawn and I had a blast on our Shop Hop last weekend.  Getting to spend the day with favorite friends and fabric is a good one!  One of our favorite shops is the Rabbit's Lair in Rogers AR. 
I first met the gals from this shop when they were in the middle of moving locations.  My friend Pam purchased a lot of items that weren't making the move to the new store.  I was able to get a ton of scraps that I am still working with.

I shop here just about every trip back to the lake.  The collection of wool is just amazing.  I have purchased a lot of my quilt books here too.

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Sew N Sew-479-451-1685

I have a new favorite quilt shop to visit when headed to the lake.  Sew & Sew is located in Pea Ridge AR.
Harold Roberts runs the shop and was a great guy to visit with.  I espcially got a kick out of seeing his quilting machines.  Harold does beautiful work for his customers.  His prices are very reasonable too!  If you are in the area and are in need of a personal long arm quilter, give him a call to see if your needs can be met.  He has the shop I would love to live in!
 This is the fabric I chose to use do the commissioned quilt for the IDF donation to raise money for company contributions for student education funds.  I found it a Harold's shop and he is holding it for me till Monday.  I can't wait to run down and pick it up.-  cw

December MC- wait there wasn't a 'color' let's do B&W

Good thing I don't have to work on this one till Dec b/c I really don't have many ideas.  I decided to use a scrappy block that I made eariler this year.  After all: "Scrappy" is my Favorite color.

My goal is to have the blocks all done and quilted by the end of the year.  Kinda my Holiday present to myself.

I will update with quilting ideas and/or progress.

November MC B&W and accent color

I have been wanting to do something in Black and White.  I have a ton of scraps.  I am considering either pink or red for my accent color.  I have a few ideas down on paper so should have progress on this block soon.-  cw

Since November is known for THANKSGIVING I have my list of things I am thankful for: Faith, Family, Friends, Fellowship, Food, Fun, Fabric (my "F" words)

I am wanting to make some mini crumb blocks, not sure if I want to wonky the words or embroidery on the pieces. 
49 4"crumb blocks

As this MC has progress over the year I am finding that I enjoy encluding things that remind me of the year.  I am thinking that this quilt will be the one that I take to the rest home with me- lol

October MC- Two Color and background

I have choosen Purple and Yellow (Monett HS colors)

I am starting to put together ideas for this block.  stay tuned for

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monochromatic Top is starting to come together

I am not sure what colors the bottom three blocks will be.  Judy had said for Oct to use two colors and the background.  For Nov to use Black & White and an accent color.  I may or may not choose to follow those suggestions.   I am considering doing a 12th block for Dec and then using my scrappy block on the back.  Now that I know how I want to set the blocks I am seeing more possibilities on how to embellish them.  This will definitely be a One of a Kind Quilt!

Friday, September 16, 2011

I'm having a Crumby Day- join me?

I am making 6 1/2" blocks
46 pcs
paper pieced heart from a couple of yrs ago
I am using any old mini orphan blocks that will fit
mini churn dash w/borders
tradition crumb from L&E
Wonky Flying Geese w/borders
mini stars need borders about 3"
check out my last post for links to the original Crumb Along

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Crumb Along- Join ME?

As a disclaimer:  I did not start this, she did- lol  Did you see the new button on my side bar?  I think I am getting addicted to adding buttons!

Run over to JO's Country Junction and check out the  instructions and then join us in making a crumbie quilt!

To help out the non-scrapers and cross a Give Away off my list,  I will offer a good size hand full of scraps to get you started.

To Enter, leave a comment here and I will have an impartial third party do the drawing.

I am working on my flying geese, need to decide how I want to turn them into blocks.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

MC- Sept- GREEN!

The Monochromatic Challege color for Sept is GREEN.
Thanks to everyone who threw out ideas.  I love that Oscar is in a Recycle can!  There are a few items to add-  something for Tyler's b-day being next on the list!  (Happy 9th b-day grandson!)

Sept has everything from back to school to grandparents day.  I have a bit more to do to this block but wanted to share what I have so far: School House, mary's lamb and apple (back to school)  Tools for Labor Day.  Sewing machine for sewing day,week, month whatever.  Tata and Amma for grandparents Day.  Green Eggs and Ham. (Hubby reminded me it is NOT green eggs AND 'green' ham- lol)  Kermit the Frog (It isn't easy being green!)

Oreo didn't want to pose.  He said something about call his agent and work out a contract before he does another photo shoot.