2012 Finish-A-Long 1st Quarter Finish!

31 March 2012

At the beginning of the year,  I decided to play along with Rhonda's 2012 Finish-A-Long and I had three different projects that I wanted to finish.  I wanted to finish a quilt for my niece, a quilt for my nephew, and a mug rug.  I was able to finished all three!  So here is my final post with the third finish!

Last November I made a quilt for my Dad's birthday present.  And I wanted to make a matching mug rug but it didn't happen in time.  So this quarter I finally finished it!  It's nothing big but it is finished!

You can find my original post here.

More Info on the Modern She Made Swap!!!

29 March 2012

Sign ups will begin April 1st and end April 6th or whenever we reach 100 participants, whichever comes first. So make sure you sign up quickly!

Once you comment in the official sign up thread, on or after April 1st, the swap mamas will then review your photostream and make sure you are in good standing in your previous swaps! We will contact you via flickr mail with a questionnaire.  The questionnaire will let your partner know exactly what you love and what kind of project will make you jump up and down and do a little happy dance

For this swap you will be making one large item for your partner. For example, a mini quilt, a set of placemats, a sewing machine cover, a pillow cover .... I think you get the idea! The only stipulation is that you have to incorporate a circle into the project somewhere. Whether it be by using appliqued circles, quilting in a circular pattern, or making your project in the shape of a circle. The circle can be a big part of your design or a tiny part. The possibilities are endless.

You can find even more info about the swap here.  Be prepared to have some fun!

A New Modern Swap!

28 March 2012

I am announcing a new swap today!!!  The wonderful Julie who blogs over at, Jolie Maxtin, and I have started a new flickr swap!  Get ready for it .........

That's right, sign ups being April 1st and will close April 6th or when we hit 100 participants, whichever happens first!  Participants will be able to suggest what type of item they would like from their partner but there's one catch .... the project must contain at least one circle somewhere in the design.  So all you modern swappers out there get ready for an amazing swap!

This has been a WIP for some time now so I am linking up with ...


Playing Catch Up!

25 March 2012

This weekend was full of finishing up little things.   I finished four bee blocks, made some mug rugs, put a label on my Doll Quilt Swap mini, and packaged up 10 packages to go to the post office!  (Oh and I apologize for the horrendous pictures.  I finished these projects pretty late in the evening.) 

I had tons of fun putting together these bee blocks for the "Modern 99" Bee and "The 99"  Bee.  Both are based on the Modern Blocks book, which is absolutely amazing!  I love trying out different blocks without having to make a whole quilt!

For "The 99" Bee - March

For "The 99" Bee - March

For "The 99" Bee - April

I also attached the label to finish up my mini quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap!  I hope my partner likes what is heading her way!

I fell in love with Ayumi's tutorial that was published on Sew Mama Sew!  I have a local mug rug swap at my not so local quilt shop in the next two weeks and this tutorial was perfect for the swap!  Plus I am loving paper piecing right now!

So that was my weekend in a nutshell.  I have been working on quilting my nephew's beast of a quilt as well.  Hopefully I will be able to finish that up pretty quickly and post a finished project soon!  

So what have you all been working on?  And how did you spend your weekend?

We have a winner!!!!

24 March 2012

Well it's time to wrap up the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop!  I want to thank Michele, of the Quilting Gallery for putting this event together.  I have had a great time and have been able to meet so many new people!  Just in case you don't remember, my giveaway was for a pezzy print charm pack.  So let's get to it ........

And the winner is ...... Diann who said,

  "I just might make place mats if I won the charm pack."

Diann I have emailed you so once you send me your info I will get the charm pack to you!

I can't tell you how wonderful it was reading all of your comments!  I hope all of you new blog followers will come back and be a part of my crazy world!  Thanks again to all of you for making this giveaway a success!

Stale Stash Swap!!

20 March 2012

Lucy over at  Charm About You is hosting the Stale Stash Swap and I have decided to link up!  I am open to swapping for anything that is modern.  I would love Heather Ross but I know that's a long shot.  If you see anything you like just let me know and we can see what kind of deal we can make!  I have 2 FQ's of each print!  I am not sure what lines/designers some of these prints are from but I do know that they are all quilt shop quality!

MoMo Wonderland - I have one FQ left
1 FQ is going to Susan!

Snails and Toadstools - SWAPPED
 1 FQ is going to Marian
1 FQ is going to Cherie

Amy Butler

Amy Butler - 1 FQ still available
1 FQ is going to Sunni
Amy Butler
Amy Butler

1 FQ is still left
1 FQ is going to Marian.
These are gone!  2 FQ's are going to Dana

Oh and by the way ..... My friend Diane is on day 2 of her week long giveaway spree!!!  Go check out her blog, she's giving away some Hope Valley charm squares!

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