Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WIP Wednesday!

Here we are again!! I feel like I haven't gotten much done. Probably because of the lying sick on the couch watching Disney Channel for two straight days. I've seen enough Good Luck, Charlie to last a loooooong while. :)

I am tickled pink to now have 99 followers!! Yea!! Maybe I'll hit the big 1-0-0 soon! :) **edit!!! Mitzi is now #100!!!! YEA!!!! I am so tickled! WooHoo!!

Anyway, here is what I managed to get done this week:

SBS Block #9 - Double Star

I really like this block! I like the 2nd layout too, but I didn't get to make another one. So cute! And notice the awesomeness with the outer directional fabric?!? All the same direction!!

That was pure luck. I didn't really even pay attention until I got to the outer corners. hahaha! Lucky me! =D

Halloween Quilt - all 9 blocks are done!

The applique was a bit of work, but they are so so so cute!!! I am so excited to sew the top together this week!!

Twin Frolic - squares are... basically... cut out!

I have drawn up the plan and it should come together quickly!!

Secret Project - I have a MAJOR good idea for this. But it would take months to accomplish, and I have... about a week. So I'll go with the simple, original plan. Irritates me though...

That's all. I really need to step it up this week! :) Be sure to check out all the awesome WIPs at Freshly Pieced! Happy sewing!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Monday, August 29, 2011

We have a winner!!!

So, I spent the weekend in a useless lump on the couch. I really hate being sick. :( At least I had my Bottled Rainbow quilt to snuggle under! :)

Anyway, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone that entered the giveaway! Your comments were so nice, and I am so so so excited to now have 99 followers!! That is just stupendous! I am sorry that I didn't get to respond to all of the comments, but - as I mentioned before - I was somewhat useless this weekend! lol!

So - Mr. Random made me smile by choosing #60 out of 60!! Awesome!! Soooo, our winner is


Congratulations Kylie! I sent you an email!!

Thanks again to everyone that entered and welcome to all of my new followers! You all rock!! Happy sewing! :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Better late than never - A GIVEAWAY!!

Sooo - I thought my 1 year blogiversary was in August. I was wrong. It was in July. hahaha! SO - a month late - Happy 1 year Blogiversary to me!! :) To celebrate, I am having a giveaway!! We'll call it the "Better Late than Never" Giveaway! Sound good? :)

Here's how you enter: Leave me a comment! The end. Sound easy enough?

And here's what's up for grabs...

A Moda "Lollipop" by Sandy Gervais Jellyroll, AND a Moda "Chrysalis" by Sanae Charm Pack!! Yeehaw!!

The Giveaway will close Sunday, August 28, 2011 at midnight - Mountain Daylight Time (Because... well, that's my timezone.) and I'll draw a winner on Monday, August 29!

Thanks for celebrating my blogiversary with me. A little late. ;)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

100 Quilts for Kids!

Woot woot! I can't believe it! I won something again!! :)

Kate, over at Swim, Bike, Quilt (which by the way, makes Kate like a soul mate of sorts in my opinion!) had a giveaway to kick of her 100 Quilts For Kids drive. I am so excited to participate, and will be donating these two quilts to a local charity!!

Wonky Block Baby Boy Quilt

Happy Circles Baby Girl Quilt

If you are interested in participating, please do! Get all the details here:

Swim, Bike, Quilt

Anyway, when she posted the giveaway post, I was comment #1. I even thought as I was commenting, "Well, I'm first, so I won't win anything!" hahaha! I guess Mr. Random does pick #1 every now and then!! :)

I am happy to be the winner of some Katie Jump Rope scraps!!!

Kate made here Summer Series Quilt with these and I am so so so excited to make something with them!! Yea!!

WIP it up!!

So, I finally feel like I'm starting to get back into the swing of things! Yea! I have had a very productive week!

Finished - Queen Frolic! Hip Hip Hooray!!

Top Finished - Summer Series! Bigger Hip Hip Hooray! Thanks for all of the love on this one! I am tickled with it and cannot wait to figure out the quilting!!

Blocks finished - SBS Sampler: Virginia Star and Breaking out!

I just have to say, I LOVE this magic way of making Flying Geese. It has saved the geese for me! :)

Still in progress:

Halloween! I have everything cut out and sitting in cute little piles. Now that I have finished the Queen and the SS top, I think this one can become my focus!!

New Stuff:

Frolic 2: This is a twin size sister quilt to Queen Frolic. The lady that I made it for has a bunk bet set and wants a quilt that compliments the queen, so I will be diving right back into the leftovers to come up with something cute! Now that the queen is done, I am much more excited to start this one!

Super Secret: I have an idea for a secret project for a special someone. It will be a quick project, so more info to come soon!

Well, that's all! Happy WIP Wednesday! Be sure to check out all of the awesome WIPs over at Freshly Pieced!!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Summer Series Top!!!

Yipee-yi-yea!!! I finished the Summer Series top today!! I am SO excited with how it came out!! I made a few extra blocks (another Arkansas Traveler, another Greek Cross, and 2 Virginia stars) to make the quilt a little bigger. And I added sashing and a few borders to create a 66 x 66 inch beauty!!!!

Here she is: Named by the Princess, "Summer All The Time"

**Love** Probably my favorite ever.I used Kona Charcoal for the sashing. I really wanted the colors to just pop out. I think it worked perfectly!! I can't wait to quilt this baby!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Queen Frolic Complete!!!

Yipee!!!! I finally finished the Queen Frolic Quilt!! I am so excited (and relived) to have this one finished!! Sorry for the less than awesome pictures, it was the best I could do today... ;)

I must be honest here... I love this quilt! The applique turned out better than I could have hoped! Love it!

Pink sheet on the back! It is so bright and happy!

The owl is my favorite!

So, this one is finally of the WIP list, and today I will start the twin size sister frolic quilt! It'll be cute! :)

Also, stay tuned! Later this week, I will be having an "Oh, I missed my blogiversary?!" Giveaway!! :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Wow. I am so far behind, it's just sad! I am still coming out of vacation mode... housework is not getting done. Sewing is being neglected. I'll get back into the groove but for this week, here's all I've got...

Summer Series: the 12th block, which I did the moment I picked up my machine:

I love how it came out. I decided to go bold and colorful! So, I have all 12 blocks done, but I decided that I want to make the quilt just a little bigger, so I'm going to make a few more, then get the top pieced together.

I did also get the Virginia Star done for the SBS Sampler, but I haven't take pictures yet. It's a motivational problem. My mind is still in Colorado. ;)
Anyway, I will pick things up this week, but for now - don't miss all the great WiPs at Freshly Pieced! (Oh, and don't forget to vote for Lee's fabric - see post below!!) Happy WiP Wednesday!!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Let's get voting!

Hey everyone!! The vacation was fabulous, but it has taken me forever to get back into the swing of things! I have only sewn one thing in the last two weeks!!!! Yikes!!

BUT - more importantly - I have something fun! My great blog friend, Lee - of Freshly Pieced is in a contest at Connecting Threads and needs YOUR vote!! The winner of this contest gets $2000 AND the chance for their fabric design to be sold through Connecting Threads!!! How awesome is that?!?

Here's what Lee has submitted:

It's called Flourish!! Isn't it darling?!

Click HERE and go vote for FLOURISH by LEE HEINRICH!! It only takes a second!

Thanks and GOOD LUCK LEE!!! :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Legend

Today I dropped off my sewing machine to get a service and cleaning. I planned it this way so that the week I would have to leave it would be over my vacation. But I didn't think about how I would make it through tonight. I feel like I left part of my soul behind... ;)

Anyway, a quick funny story. The story behind how I got my wonderful machine is very cute. Last year, I was having a crumby year - dental wise. I managed to have to get 3 root canals and 3 crowns. Totally blew my sewing machine savings. During the 3rd root canal, I was whining to my hubby about how my teeth kept preventing me from getting the machine I wanted. The day I got the 3rd and final crown, my sweet hubby came home with the very machine I had been pining over for a year or so. It was the sweetest thing ever! He went to three different quilting stores until he found the one that sold Janomes. So. Sweet.

Anyway, today, as I was filling out the service info thing, the lady looked down at my name and said, "Dunn! OH! I remember when you got this machine. Well, when your husband got it for you. *giggled* That was so sweet!"

Yep. My hubby is something of a legend down at the local quilt shop! How awesome is that?!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Wednesday's here again!! Yay!! Let's get going!

This week has been busy, but has felt pretty unproductive. I'm not sure why it feels that way...

Princess hasn't made any blocks this week, but has certainly had fun with the new GO! Baby. She has cut out many a shapes and is designing a pillow for herself with them. I'll post a picture of it as soon as she approves the layout! ;)

For me - I also have been playing with the GO! It's great! I used a little charm pack that I picked up a few weeks ago to make some diamonds! I am going to make this:

into a little pillow! I love the fabrics! It's a new Moda line called Hometown (I think) and it is darling!!

I also played with the half square triangle die. A.MA.ZING! Look:

A perfect 3.5" HST. No. Trimming. Required. At. All!!!! **angels start singing** I asked my hubby if he realized how much time it was going to save. His exact answer was, "Well, based on the amount of time you spend quilting, I'll just guess a few thousand hours or so." He's right.

Anyway, In Progress!

Summer Series: Minnesota and Evening Star

I love them both! I love how this quilt is coming out SO much!!!!! When I started I had a thought about who I might give it too. But I am loving it so much that I want to keep it. I have no need for it. I have no real place for it. Everything points to the fact that I shouldn't keep it. Am I going to keep it anyway? You betcha.

SBS: Bowties! This was fun, and I like how the block turned out!

Halloween Quilt:

Finally, I started the cutting on this! I have a few more of the applique pieces to cut out, but that shouldn't take too long! Glad to finally have this one started! Yea!

Queen Frolic: Still waiting to be quilted. It mocks me every time I walk into my sewing room. I think I will get quilting tomorrow! I hope. :)

Other stuff: I made some curtains for the kids rooms. I'll post pictures sometime soon!

So that's all! I will be taking my sewing machine in for a service Thursday, so that it can be all tuned up while we are on our last vacation of the summer! We are leaving Friday morning, so I'll be a week or so late on the last Summer series block :( But, we are going to have some major fun! So, I'll be absent all of next week! I'll miss you all!

Be sure to check out all of the awesome WiPs over at Freshly Pieced!! Cheers!

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