Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Don't forget the giveaway. and....... new give away

I love scraps. I went to our UFO quilting bee today. Judy was cutting borders for a quilt she was finishing up. She gave me her scraps so I was able to cut quite a stack of 2 1/2 inch squares. These are one of my favorite sizes to make baby quilts. I make lots of baby quilts for charity, and I love to give baby quilts away as fast as I make them.

New give away......Aren't these the cutest coasters. I gave the paper with the directions on it to a friend so she could visit the site, I will have to post the name of the wonderful lady who gave us this tutorial later. Everyone loves giveaways don't they. How would you like a little stack of coasters. In the comment area, leave your favorite quilting giveaways that is currently posted on blogs. I will draw for the prize on February 1, 2009.

Scroll down and look at Mr. Wappy. Remember the give away for great ideals on a quilt, Ransom Note, I am planning. Mr. Wappy is the prize for that giveaway.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Taming the strip stash

We went to a friend's wedding this weekend. We had lots of fun, ate lots of food. It was freezing out side, and I had a leaky radiator hose on the way home. Talk about an exciting night.

Well, I have tamed the scrap strip bin with the Bonnie Hunter quilt I have been showing lately. I did think I would have enough scraps to finish this little cutie, but I am 11 blocks short. I do have about 50 more blocks started but just ran out of variety. So I stopped and put it up in its box till I make more scraps.

I thought I would get so many done, I even bought fabric to make a green quilt. But it will stay safely in its box, till I am ready to start again.

Here are 2 more of Bonnie Hunter's quilts, I have also sewed until I used up all my variety of scraps. The one that has purple, is called the braid. The red is a leader and ender she is working on. I don't think that she has named it. I do believe I have enough made of the braid to make a baby quilt.