Friday, July 23, 2010

Orange Blossom Dash! Shop Hop!

Here are the pictures (FINALLY) from our shop hop!
OK, there were just 4 shops on this shop hop...but they were lots of fun! Two of them I had NEVER been to before!!
Here is Lisa and I in the Quilter's Dream store, in Leesburg, Fl.
Here are the earrings we found there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aren't they ADORABLE!?!

Here is us at the Apopka Store...Material Girl Quilt of our favs! The ladies in here are SOOOO sweet!

The quilt in the background is a BOM...It's The Underground Railroad.

Here are our kids playing while we shop!

(They're SO good!)

OK, day two was just me and Lisa!!
First we went to Clermont to a shop neither one of us had been to before!
Clermont Sewing and Quilting
I won their hourly drawing!!

I have been wanting to do some quilt art since last years shop hop in Nevada where I saw that elk quilt!
So...I took the plunge and purchased my first month of a BOM (or block of the quarter, most likely for me, lol) in a series!

Isn't it wonderful!!! I'll have to cut each little bitty piece anmd applique it on, but it is going to be WONDERFUL!! I will try to remember to ake a picture of the back of the has a picture of all the blocks for the whole BOM.

The book you see in the background of that picture is actually a book I won (Lisa won a copy of it too!) and the store owner of the store in Deland is also the author!! So.....she autographed it for me!

Her shop is called The Quilt Shop of Deland. She was SOOOO nice and thoughtful!! Here's a picture of us with our books and the owner, Judy...and we're standing in front of the quilt that the patterns in the books we won makes!

Here's a better pic of the quilt itself!

We did an impromptu class while at t he shop! We learned how to make flowers and yoyos!

What a great time we had! Judy was SOOOOOOOOOOO generous! Look at ALL the goodies she gave out at her shop!

Here were the other three shops patterns that were given away for the shop hop!

 We received one from each store.

Here are a couple of patterns I bought while on the shop hop!

The Christnas tree one is REALLY neat! It's a stack and slash pattern!!

Here's all the stuff I got for free on the shop hop ferom the other three stores!

Here is a fabric I have been wanting since last years shop hop!! I have BIG plans for this!

Here is a new BOM that Lisa and I joined! It's a snowman (or maybe it's overall Christmas themed, I'm not sure) applique one! I think it's called Snow Bound!

Here is the correlating fabric I got...

for the backing of this quilt:

Here's a panel I got! Isn't it ADORABLE!??!

Here's one of the flowers I made!!
Here's Judy! She's awesome!

Here's a pic of her shop! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO inspiring!

Lisa won the basket from this shop!!!!! Here's all the goodies that were in it! She's splitting the WHOLE thing with me!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHOOOOOOO that was a LONG blog post! I have more pics, but I'll post them at another time!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Process Progress Post!!!

***Shop Hop post soon coming!!

In the meantime, here is my latest progress!!!

Another Project Linus quilt! Isn't it adorable!
Here's what I am going to use for the main part of the backing. It isn't big enough on its own though so I will be adding some borders.

Here is my completed top for a Cafe Mom, "Quilting Mom's" Round Robin. Isn't it WONDERFUL!!
Two boomerang blocks!

Finished Project Linus quilt top!
Jacob giving his seal of approval!

This is just a left over part of a quilt I made a couple of years ago...I threw on a linen border and I plan on just quilting it into a table center piece / candlemat. Jacob again, giving that stamp of approval, lol.
He's so darn cute!

Next post should be the SHOP HOP pics!!! We won LOTS of goodies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


We took the kids bowling today!

We told them to make "serious" faces...Kyle just COULDN'T do it! lol! :)

SO much fun!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Crazy Mom Quilts Birthday Giveaway!

We have ALL been inspired by Crazy Mom Quilts...well, at least all of us quilters!! Lisa and I have found her site a constant source of inspiration and have even done one of her quilt alongs!'s her birthday and she is celebrating by giving away..not one but TWO jelly rolls!!!
Enter HERE!!

Process Pledge Post

Another process post....because I got a LOT done last night!!

This is a block I recieved from a boomerang partner:

And another!

And one more:

Here is the quilt top I sewed together from the flannel ISPY squares:

Here is the first border I did on the panel and the blue I was thinking about adding:

Here's what I decided to do with the blue:

And here's the finished top....I decided to add another green border:

Here's the fabric Crystal chose for her apron!!!!!!!!!!!