Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Madi's quilt: Baby Honu


 I used a brown tone on tone binding and the fabric on the back is my favorite. It is the yardage bought at the Hobby Lobby adventure with Regina. It is green with a brown, blue, and green leaf swirl just the perfect color. Madi actually sleeps with this turtle quilt.  I love that!!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Surprise Gift!!!

I went over to Regina's sister in law's house, Cathy, to give her the books I picked up for Lisa at a used bookstore and I was handed an unexpected gift from Regina. Sneaky sneaky....  This cute little journal book cover in turtle print... awww Love it!!!

As you may recall from Regina's blog, I joined her in sewing journal covers for her Lion's convention and moral support of Nathan's first day of preschool. We had a great time and the covers whipped up quick...once I didnt want to sew up the wrong end any longer. Lunch. And Nathan didnt look back!!!

Thanks so much!! It's these little things that mean so much. =)

=) Shellie

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

1000 Sales Give Away

 A new blog I found is posting a great give away. It is Sew Fantastic blog http://sew-fantastic.blogspot.com/2009/09/1000-etsy-sales-giveaway.html and her work is just wonderful. I have found quite a few new ideas. Stop by quick for it ends soon.

=) Shellie

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Baby Honu 's top is done!!

I have finally finished Baby Honu!  It has decreased in size by a few inches. My snail trail blocks were 7 1/2 " as told to do in pattern and the turtle block is cut at 8"; you do the math...  It didn't seem like it was going to add up to me and it didn't but I love it anyway.  The colors are just how I imagined them. Now on to sandwiching them together. The backing I bought when Regina and I went to Hobby Lobby in Webster. It works wonderfully with the top and now to configure binding. I will have to get a picture of the backing to show you. 
Regina and I each have this little turtle. We picked him up at Hobby Lobby also. I made mine into a magnet for the frig. He is saying "Hi Regina".  I shall name him Scatter.... does anyone remember the story from our HL venture? It is what we had to do to get away from the Sea gulls dive bombing us. Mainly me...  How I got out of there unscathed is news to me.
I also completed my charm tote.  This is a Northern Solitude tote to match my quilt (that I need to finish up). I am pondering what to enhance the heart with... dragonfly, turtle, buttons...

=) Shellie

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Give Away!!

Gina gave me a great link to an excellent give away at The Contented Quilter!  The idea is unique and fun. You have two options to chose from and they are great gifts. You must go see!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Girls Night!!!

I can always count on Regina for a girls night!!! I needed some me time so I call for a quilting night. Ever since Eric left for college I've been a little lost. This is my idea of true fun, being creative and laughter.
Regina asks me "have you ever made a Wonder Wallet"
and I say "no but sounds like fun, I'm in". 
" I just got this new phone so it needs a holder", Regina says.
So off we go!!  Pick out fabric, cut fabric, iron fabric, sew it, press it, and top stitch and turn it out... whallah!! 
Of course we chose TURTLE fabric....LOL!! 

Good times!! Thanks Regina!!  Ahhhhh!!!!

=) Shellie

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fat Quarter Give away!!!

Maggie picked out some awsome fabrics for a give away on "The Quilting Cat" blog http://piwacketquilts.blogspot.com/. Go check it out and enter to win!!!!