Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival time :o)


I am very excited to link up to the Bloggers' Quilt Festival this year! Last year I was looking at all the beautiful works of art and labours of love and honestly never thought I would be linking up...ever :o)  What a wonderful place to go and look at and share with our fellow quilters!!!! Thank you so much Amy!!!!!

My  Rockin Retro tree skirt  was a love/hate project that was possibly my favorite this year.  I loved it and the other members of the household did not see the vision until it was completed.  Silly people!!! The happy Christmas colors and ric rac make me want to listen to Bing and Danny singing White Christmas and bake cookies with white powdered sugar or sprinkles :o) 






Possibly the best part of the project was the happy accident... an additional mini quilt that made a perfect mug rug!!!!!



I will be spending the better part of my day with a cup of coffee, a fresh banana pineapple nut muffin and possibly a quilt ( it is like winter today) looking at all the beautiful art here :o) Hope you will come join me!



Kim :o)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Block ONE!!!!!

Sara at Sew Sweetness has started off the 12 Days of Christmas Sampler Quilt Along!  The first block is AMAZING!!!!!!!

I copied and pasted the information so you all can follow along and make a few fun blocks for a cute Christmas quilt!!!!!






Hello friends! I don't know about you, but just the idea of Christmas this year has me super-excited! I already have so many handmade things planned, it's unbelievable!

To get you in the spirit (with plenty of time to spare), it's time to announce the '12 Days of Christmas' Sampler Quilt Along! Twelve bloggers will each create a unique 12.5" Christmas-themed block and prepare a tutorial to go along with it. The block instructions, available on each designers' blog, will be spread over a 6-week period, giving you plenty of time to join in! If you decide to quilt along with us, at the end of the 6 weeks, you will have a completed Christmas quilt top!

If you are planning on joining, the quilt top will require 12 fat quarters, or 1 layer cake. You are also more than welcome to use various solid/holiday scraps! In addition to that, you will need approximately 1-1/2 yard of solid fabric for the sashing.

Here is the schedule for each of the 12 blocks; on the respective date, you will be able to find the block/tutorial on the specified blog. You can also check back here after the date has passed, to find links to the tutorials!

Oct 25 - Julianna @ Projektownia Jednoiglec
Oct 27 - Sara @ Sew Sweetness
Nov 1 - Kaelin @ The Plaid Scottie
Nov 3 - Jennie @ Clover and Violet
Nov 8 - Elizabeth @ Don't Call Me Betsy
Nov 10 - Riel @ The Q and the U
Nov 15 - Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts
Nov 17 - Lindsay @ Lindsay Sews
Nov 22 - Jessica @ SewCraftyJess
Nov 23 - Sarah @ Fairy Face Designs
Nov 29 - Heather & Megan @ Quilt Story
Dec 1 - Kim @ My Go Go Life

There is also a '12 Days of Christmas' Sampler Quilt Along Flickr Group for you to join in! We'll be sharing our fabric choices, completed blocks, and questions along the way!

Hope to see you around for the quilt along!!


Thanks Sara!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Birthday ruffle apron

Adam was invited to his FIRST birthday party!!!!! He is having mixed feelings since he wants it to be his birthday and his party but well, that is just not how it works.

I asked the mama what her daughter would like and she said kitchen stuff, she loves playing in her kitchen. COOL!

That meant I was able to try out the ruffle pattern on Skip To My Lou!!!!! Super easy and very fast project, just what I needed!!!!

With a little cookie bribe Adam was kind enough to try it on for sizing :o)



Man, do I love ruffles!!!!!!!




I hope she likes her new apron :o)


Adam has already picked out the fabric he wants for this apron and chef's hat!

Linked to Sew Modern Monday

Friday, October 21, 2011

Who's that girl?????

Who made this ...



and this...



and this...

and is giving away this Alexander Henry beauty...
The introduction and the giveaway can be found here... amylouwho



Kim :o)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The case of the fickle sewer or back to the design board

I thought I was on to a good thing when I started my last block until I went for a quick ( that may or may not be a bit of an exaggeration) run this morning and realized that fall is a kaleidoscope of color, so back to the design board!


I cut some new pieces...


and started playing with the colors, I like the positive block but I am not so sure about the negative. I think I need to place another pos next to it and see.


This is in the afternoon natural light.

 I know I think I like this much better than the monochromatic one I first started out making. Time to rip this baby and reuse the parts!!!! I wonder if I will change my mind again? 



Kim :o)

Flattered and excited!!!!!

I made this quilt for the 100 quilts for kids sponsored by Katy at Swim Bike Quilt.  She is awesome as were the all quilts donated for good causes!!!!!  Katy is having a reader's best in show and my quilt was chosen to be in the top ten...SAY WHAT!?!?! I am oh so very flattered!!!!

If you all get a chance to go look at the beautiful quilts and just happen to vote for #5 I would really appreciate it!!!!! http://www.swimbikequilt.com/2011/10/100-quilts-for-kids-best-in-show-vote.html





Thank you!!!!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

FIOS lines were not meant to be run over by lawnmowers.





I was being productive and mowing the grass and was trying to cheat by mowing the planting bed too...BAD idea...


This is what happens when the blade of a lawnmower meets up with fiber optic cable. So, internet,phone and tv were GONE.






I found a pattern for a five square block that was a lot of cutting but I changed a couple of steps and made it super quick! I think this one block took 1.5 to 2 hours including cutting /ironing/figuring out what I was doing ;o)  The block size is about 18 inches so this will make a whole quilt in no time.




I am using Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley that has been waiting for the right season and project.  I was inspired by the trees changing in the yard and thought this fabric was perfect.





So maybe, hitting that line wasn't so horrible after all! 




Kim :o)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

How could a pass up a fabric fix?

I couldn't...




Stillwater, Oklahoma has an amazing quilting store in the sweet downtown area. When I was visiting my kids my sweet daughter-in -law asked if I wanted to see the quilting store...UMMMMM...YES!!!!!

It is a great little store called Quilting Post



I made the mistake of just bring carry on luggage which may have been a good plan in hindsight! I would have come home with...

Some of this...

ALL of this Moda Hometown is drool worthy!!!!!


Sara, loook at all the dots!!!!! FUN!


Oh how fun it would have been to play with this baby!

They have classes in the open workroom

I want to try the Mariner's Compass soon


The owner, Terri, who is very nice and patient has all sorts of personal props in the store, this was her grandmother's piano.

The bright the Michael Miller is ab fab!

Pretty!!!!!


So, if you ever find yourself in Stillwater, wear ORANGE and go visit this shop!

I am unpacking and sneaking in some sewing,  I am very insipred!!!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

The crazy coolness continues...thank you Moda Bake Shop!!!!!

I am so incredibly over the moon!!!! I have a post on Moda Bake Shop!!!!! I have more planned projects and am really giddy happy!!!!

It is the book cover I made for Katy. Thank you Moda for letting me post!!!!







And now I must go pack, the reason I am not going to Sewing Summit is because I am finally getting to go see my son and his family in OOOOOOOOoooooklahoma ;o) Here is a super small photo of them, it looks horrible if I make it bigger.  I finally get to see my super squishy new grandson!!!!


Have a great weekend!!!!
Kim :o)

CRAZY busy Friday!!! ( giveaway winner)

So much excitement here in Go Go land!!!!!

I was able to get some pillows for my sofa knocked out...WOO HOO!!!! Amylouwho is at Sewing Summit and so I am guest posting over at Sew and Tell Friday... Thank you Amy and have an awesome time!!!!!





Please do come by and see all the great sharing!!!!!!





and...
THE WINNER!!!!!



 Kelly @ Blue Bird Sews said...




I would do an HST, circle and drunkards path dies, I've had them chosen for a while!
Congratulations Kelly!!!!!!

I will send you an email later today!!!!!!

Thank you everyone for joining in on the FUN!!!!! I seriously LOVE giveaways!!!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

a little apple



We have always had a Mac, the first was a Quadra 610, that was the one we were going to have until the boys were in highschool :o) We have had a few more since then and have great respect for the genius of Steve Jobs. This is my little tribute to Mr. Jobs and his apple.

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