Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Giveaway for Valentine's Day!!

Hello, hello! I am so excited for this post!! Today I am hosting my very first GIVEAWAY!!!

Up for grabs today is a sweet little Valentine's Day mini-quilt! It can be used as a table topper, or hung on a wall... whatever tickles your fancy!

I did raw edge applique, and for the first time used clear thread. It was weird. Like sewing with fishing line. But, I like it!

The finished size is 24.5 x 28. Lots of cute Valentine's Day fun!

You have the opportunity to get FOUR entries for the giveaway!

1 - Become a FOLLOWER! Just click the "Follow" button over on the left! Then, leave a comment telling me that you did so! If you are already a follower, just leave a comment!

2 - Post this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter! Then leave a separate comment with the link!

3 - Link this post to your own blog! Then (you guessed it!) Leave a separate comment with the link to your blog!!

4 - Last, just leave a comment! Easy, right?!

The giveaway will close WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 at midnight! The winner will be announced on Thursday!!

Have fun and good luck!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Baby D with his quilt

I LOVE seeing my quilts being used and loved. It makes me happy!! So, I was so THRILLED when my good friend sent me pictures of her sweet baby with the quilt I sent them. Baby D is SO cute, and it made me so happy to see that quilt being loved!

Isn't he cute!?! I love it!! If you have a quilt of mine, send me some pictures! I would love to share more!!

ALSO!! And this is important!! Tomorrow I will be announcing my first giveaway!!! I'm so excited! STAY TUNED!!!! And get ready to tell your friends!! :)

Friday, January 21, 2011


YEA! I have been waiting rather impatiently to post these pictures, because this quilt turned out SO cute!!

My awesome friend Amber, of Sweet Life Designs, asked me to make her a quilt out of the adorable line named Giddy! (Amber and I used to be cheerleaders together in high school. I know - Awesome, right? *wink*)

Anyway, I am totally in love with this quilt! And so is she! Yea! So, here it is - Giddy, for Amber!

Thank you, Amber for commissioning this darling quilt!!
Also, I have (finally) set up an email for Linz Sews! So, if you have a question, or want information on getting a quilt made, email me at!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A new blog that's made of AWESOME!!

That's right! My awesome quilting friend, Jen, has started a sewing blog! It is already full of awesome-ness, and I can't wait to see more!! Go on - check out the Stich Hack!

Interesting fact - Jen and I used to live in the same town in BFE Utah. It's a blink-and-you-miss-it kinda place, and neither of us remember each other, but there's a pretty good chance we went to Kindergarten together. How did we meet? We hiked the Subway in Zion's National Park together - which her awesome hubby filmed for GeoQuest. We were the "talent." That's right. We're not just quilters together. We're Internet stars together too. Go ahead. Envy us.

Anyway - congrats on starting the blog, Jen! I already have a few things that I will blatantly steal from you! Muahaha!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


I have heard a few of my quilter friends say that doing the binding is their least favorite part of quilting. I understand - it can get a little tedious. But, for me - it's one of my favorite parts. This is when I get a little snuggle time with every quilt I make. I spread the quilt over me and bind away.

Sorry this picture is fuzzy. My 6 year old took it. And yes... that IS a Perry the Platypus t-shirt. ;)

Stay tuned for the finished picture of that beautiful quilt I'm binding there!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Valentine's Day!

I know - It's the 3rd of January. But I had the fabric, and the time (I've been home bound, sick, for the last few days...) so I decided to get my Valentine's Day quilt done!! Now I can have it out longer!!! Yea! This is what I spent my fabric store gift card on! :)

I had a few stumbling blocks, but I am pleased with how it turned out!! I really love the colors!

The blue hearts weren't in the plan originally. Remember the stumbling blocks I mentioned? Yeah, there's a hole under one of the blue hearts. That's why they are there! Lol! But, I actually really like them, so I am happy that I accidentally whacked a hole in my applique panel! ;)

I have fabric for another Valentine's Day quilt on it's way! I am making it for a good friend and I can't wait to get started!!!