Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas Is In My Heart Blog Hop and Giveaway

Anyone who knows me knows I love Christmas.  In fact, when I was in high school my nickname was Christmas.  I've been listening to Christmas music for a month already, my trees are up, and I'm ready to celebrate the season.  We could use some snow, but I may have to wait until Friday for that!! :)

This tablerunner is a free pattern from Martingale, and you can find it here.  I've seen it numerous times and finally decided I should try it. It actually is a very easy pattern, and as with most patterns just changing the fabric choices updates it.

I used my walking foot to try some new things with the quilting which was fun and challenging all at the same time.

Once again it has been fun to participate in another blog hop (thank you Marian for organizing it).  Here are today's participants:

There is another giveaway from the Fat Quarter Shop of a $25 gift certificate.  This is a combined giveaway, so if you win, you won't hear from me, but don't let that keep you from entering because the winner from the last hop was Nancy who commented here!!!  This time I will give you a question to answer with your comment...What is your all time favorite holiday song?  I love Joy To The World, but if you ask my family, they would probably say that they all are my favorite.  :)

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Thanks for stopping by, commenting, and I hope you win!!!  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Haunts Blog Hop (And Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway)

Fall is my favorite time of year.  The colorful foliage, the beautiful weather, and all the fun Halloween decorations.  As I've said before, I don't do scary.  I watched all the horrible Halloween movies when I was young and ended up not sleeping for a week at night afterwards.  So, there are no frightening decorations at our house, every pumpkin and candy corn is happy.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Ten Year Quilt

I started this quilt in 2005.  It was a mystery quilt through Glad Creations, and I choose the very bright fabric option which was WAY out of my comfort zone at the time.  Every time another clue came I cut and cut all those pieces and very carefully stored them waiting for the next clue.  And then they sat.  A few years ago I pieced the star blocks and then put them away again.  While cleaning my sewing room the other day getting ready for a sewing marathon I found them and decided it was long enough, this quilt needed to be finished.

Monday, September 21, 2015

FNSI and More Quilting

I did actually get to sew this Friday, and the Friday before (the weeks are just flying anymore), but the week before was boring, just some machine quilting in the ditch.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Yay A Finish!!

I'm going to keep this short today.  It finally quit raining and I wanted to share the finished quilt!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Quilted Borders

I finally got back to quilting tonight, and I honestly believe that the biggest problem with my machine quilting is my procrastination.  I worry and put it off and then when I finally get back to it, I love it and have fun doing it.  I need to take my time and not rush it.  This time I'm not freaking it out if it isn't perfect, and I am really happy with the way it is turning out.  Actually I should say I'm surprised with the way it is turning out.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Minis and More Parade

It used to be a Schnibble's parade, now it is a Minis and More Parade.  As I'm realizing, I finished a few more Schnibbles than I thought and have quite a few to quilt.  The fun thing about a mini quilt is they don't take long to piece, and they are easy to maneuver when quilting on your sewing machine.