June 20, 2013

Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop and a Giveaway

Welcome to my post in the Let's Get Acquainted New Blogger Blog Hop!!  Thank you to Plum and June for hosting this fun adventure! It's been a blast finding lots of new bloggers out there and sharing tips, tricks and hints with everyone.


Plum and June


Me

So, I started sewing/quilting later in life. My grandmother was an amazing crocheter but had a hard time teaching me (I'm a lefty, she isn't) as a child.  I owned a sewing machine but other than pillows or curtain panels, never really used it until about 5 years ago.  I'd just had my first child and a second one was in the works - I was looking for a hobby that would feed me in a creative way, but that I could do with little ones at home.  My day job is pretty dry - I am an attorney.  I loved the idea of giving gifts to others that were made by hand - the DIY culture on the Internet can be so inspiring, but overwhelming at times too.  So, my friend and I took a baby quilt class, and I guess the rest is history!  My quilting bucket list now includes teaching a class, and if all goes according to plan, I'll be doing that this summer at a local quilt shop.

I discovered the quilt blogging world about a year ago, and started this blog to document my projects and connect with others like me out there.  I hope you look around my blog and check out what I've been up to.  

Not only do I love meeting quilters online, I will also put in a plug for you to check out your local guild (modern or otherwise).  I joined my local guild here in Austin about 2 years ago and have made some wonderful friends.  Although I'm typically younger than many of the ladies in the guild, so many of them have taken me in and shared their knowledge and skills with me.  Quilters in general are so generous and having a local support system has been amazing. I've become active with their board and have really enjoyed the experience. 




Recent Finishes

To give you a sense of what I've been working on - here are a few recent finishes.  You can also check out my Flickr photostream to see everything I've got going on.  

(1) Cartwheels - this is my latest finish, so I took it for a spin at the Texas Capitol (right next to my work!).  This is a pattern by Freshly Pieced that I have made a couple of times now.  For the blocks, I used my friend's daughters baby outfits. For the background, I used Apple Jacks in grey.  The back is a cozy flannel.


This is a GREAT pattern if you are new to paper piecing. The blocks come together very quickly and it is so versatile.



I quilted in straight lines out of necessity but I really like the clean overall finish.  Free motion quilting didn't really work because the top was really stretchy - even though I stabilized almost every piece of the baby outfits - it still had quite a bit of stretch happening.

The quilt finished around 40 x 54 - perfect as a throw or for the girls to play on.



(2) Hexagon Log Cabin - blogged here and here.


Hexagon Log Cabin tutorial from The Sewing Chick
Blocks made from children's artwork uploaded to Spoonflower and fabrics from my stash.

hlc1.jpg


(3) Oh, The Places You'll Go!  baby quilt - blogged here

Pinwheel blocks from The Pinwheel Sampler from p.s. I quilt Oh, the Places You'll Go Pinwheel Baby Quilt

WIPs


Like any quilter who's even remotely honest with him or herself, I can't even begin to tell you how many actual WIP's I have stashed away in my sewing room, but here are three on the front burners - meaning I really am planning on working on these in the next couple of months. 

(1) Swoon - seriously one of my all-time favorite patterns so far - I'm 4 blocks in on this one.  If you are not familiar with this pattern, these are 24" blocks - and this will finish at a whopping 80" x 80". This will eventually go on my guest room bed. 





(2) Marcelle Medallion - I blogged recently about this - here is my finished center star block, this is going to be an EPIC (as my kindergartener would say) stash buster.



Marcelle Medallion center star block - take two!


(3) Moda Bake Shop


I just recently had my first Moda Bake Shop feature and I am currently working on my second that I will be sharing with you in the next couple of months - I am SO excited about this - it's featuring S'more Love by Eric and Julie Comstock. Here are a couple of my favorite swatches of this line - it is just adorable - think cozy campfires, marshmallows and nature!







Giveaway!!!
(This giveaway is now over)

And now, for a little giveaway fun!!  I am a huge fan of Aurifil Thread.  When I first started sewing, I didn't know that it actually mattered what kind of thread you used, so I cheaped out.  After a while,  I figured out when you use quality thread, your stitches lay flatter, you have less lint flying around in your machine and I also realized that I preferred using 100% cotton. 

I started buying Aurifil, and never looked back!   I haven't found anything else that works as well for me. So, I asked the nice folks at Aurifil to share some of the love with my blog readers so that you can try it out too.  This post is celebrating three occasions -  this fun blog hop for new bloggers, my 100th blog post and just reaching the 200 followers mark  this week. I will be giving away three (3) prizes from Aurifil to lucky winners.  


(1) One Designer Pack - Esprit Folk Art by Marianne Byrne-Goarin.  There are 10 spools of 12wt wool thread - best for embellishing.


(2) One Designer Pack - Simply Color by V and Co. - This has 10 spools of 100% cotton thread in 28wt - perfect for embroidery and hand blanket stitching.




(3) One sample pack of 5 different Aurifil threads in a variety of weights and colors.


Winners will be chosen via the random generator on Friday, June 28th. To enter, leave a comment telling me what project you are working on today.   My lovely blog followers will get a bonus entry, so if you are please tell me so in a separate comment. 


You do not need to be a follower to enter - but I sure hope you like what you saw today and want to stick around.  Since Google Reader is nearing its end, please  click this link if you want to hear more from me in the future.


Follow on Bloglovin



Don't forget to check out the other bloggers in this fun get-to-know-you hop!!


Friday, June 7th
Nancy @ Owen's Olivia
Amy @ 13 Spools
Casey @ The Studiolo 
Nanette @ Yeah, I Made That

Friday, June 14th
Julie @ Jolie Maxtin
Melissa @ Melia Mae Quilting
Adrianne @ On The Windy Side
Molli @ Molli Sparkles
Laura @ Little And Lots
Valerie @ Between Quilts

Friday, June 21st
Leigh Anne @ Ella's Cottage
Stacey @ The Tilted Quilt <== that's me!
Sarah @ Quilt Candy
Jackie @ NW Patchwork
Erica @ Happy Fabric
Stephanie @ Simple Sewendipity
Lauren @ Seraphym

Friday, June 28th
Green @ So Sew Green
Gwendellyn @ The Rainbow Revolts
Jessica @ Stitched In Thyme
Kathy @ Kayak Quilting
Michelle @ Factotum Of Arts
Kris @ Sew Sunshine
Camilla @ Faffling

Friday, July 5th
Christa @ Christa Quilts!
Stephanie @ Quarter Incher
Kristy & Shayla @ Sassafras Lane Designs

Friday, July 12th
Anne @ PlayCrafts
Cath @ Wombat Quilts

Friday, July 19th
Alison @ Making Happyness
Kelsy and Amanda @ Everyday Fray
Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta's Little Room
Nicole @ Modern Handcraft
Aylin @ AyliN-Nilya

Friday, July 26th
RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elisa @ Lovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boondocks
Emily @ Sew E.T.

225 comments:

  1. Oh O! Number one! I'm working on a baby quilt that's already nearly a month late...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great post!!! Right now I am working on a Fishing Lodge theme quilt....I should finish hand quilting it in 2 or 3 days. I enjoyed the pictures on your post today.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Stacey. I am working on a Trip Around The World quilt. Thanks for a great giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Stacey...I've am following you...see my shadow?

    ReplyDelete
  5. I follow with bloglovin'

    Spolgarquilts dot Wordpress dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm currently workin on a churn dash quilt using Kate Spain honey honey and kona solids :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am working on a scrappy lap quilt to try and lessen my scraps...It doesn't seem to be working muchQ

    ReplyDelete
  8. I just finished a baby quilt, working on a wonky log cabin, 3 tops to quilt and the list goes on. I've never been a one project at a time kinda gal.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am already one of your loyal followers!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm working on a plus sign baby quilt an hopefully piecing my mom and sisters pillows! Glamping for my moms camper and happy go lucky for my sister! Oh an I hope that when we pcs back to Fort Hood I can join the Austin guild! So excited to be home and make new quilty friends! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. So great to meet you on the hop! This is a great post, you have done so much amazing work in the short time you have been quilting! I am working on a triangle quilt right now. I have my first spool of Aurifil ready to go. Cannot wait to try it!

    ReplyDelete
  12. AND, I am a follower! Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I just finished a tablerunner and coasters for my daughter. I need to select another project or finish one of many ufo's.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Ok, so I really need to get on the paper piecing chain. I've been shy too and didn't know where to start! So thanks for the gentle push towards Cartwheels! I am totally going to try that out!! Congrats on your Moda tutorial, I look forward to seeing it!! And I've got a friend who is very anxious for me to make her a quilt from the S'mores line. She's an avid scrapbooker and told me about this months ago!! It's so adorable! Can't wait to see what you make of it! I'm in the middle of moving...so my stuff is packed up but my project waiting me is a churn dash quilt using Baby Jane. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  15. And I'm already following you. :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Almost finished with a Falling Charms quilt. Thanks for the sneak peak at the Bake Shop project, love the fabric.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thank you so much for the intro! I am working on a boy baby quilt! What a great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  18. working on two maggie mae dresses!

    ReplyDelete
  19. And, I do follow your blog on bloglovin :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. just finished hemming my granddaughters pink quilt. thanks

    ReplyDelete
  21. love your cartwheels quilt and great to get to know more about you!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love the idea of using baby outfits in a quilt. It will be an heirloom. It's also delightfully beautiful! I'm working on a baby quilt right now. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I'm following your delightful blog via Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I am working on two Fat Quarter Shop Block-of-the-Month quilts. (the 2011 one and the 2012 one) I keep pushing them to the side for other more pressing projects (like gifts) but I hope to get them finished up soon! Thank you for the great giveaway. I would love to try Aurifil thread.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I follow your blog with Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm working on my many bee blocks that I still need to finish this month

    ReplyDelete
  27. Congratulations on your 100th post and over 200 followers! Love the quilts you showed, beautiful! I also have a few, more than two UFOs, hehe. I'm trying to keep up with the six BOM classes I have each month. Two of the projects are LeAnne's House, embroidery and piecing and Women of Courage which is just piecing.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win. Three winners! Woot! Woot! You Rock!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I'm currently working on a tote for my assistant at work (her bday is Monday). That and I'm trying like crazy to finish quilting a pinwheel quilt this weeks. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I love Aurifil too!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Yes! I'm a follower via BlogLovin.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  30. It's wonderful to learn more about you! We lived in Austin for a couple of years and really liked it! Your quilts are absolutely fabulous. love that cartwheels quilt!

    (I am already a follower on Bloglovin')

    Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

    ReplyDelete
  31. Wow, awesome projects! Congrats on the milestones, and thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to see more of your work (and I love meeting other quilting lawyers!).

    ReplyDelete
  32. What a wonderful give-away! I would love to try this brand out!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

    ReplyDelete
  33. I am a follower through Bloglovin!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

    ReplyDelete
  34. I'm working on the Tula Pink City Sampler blocks right now

    ReplyDelete
  35. I am currently working on the binding on my HUGE quilt for our huge bed! Fingers crossed I get it done soon so I can put the winter duvet away and switch to a nice quilt for the summer!!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Yay I already follow you through Bloglovin!!! LOVE your swoon quilt - I am going to make one someday!! amycav at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I'm hand stitching the binding on a baby quilt - my favourite part!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I am currently working on a quilt top for the Kate Spain blog hop at blossomheartquilts. Thanks for sharing - i love all your projects especially that hexie log cabin quilt - awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I follow you on Bloglovin! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  40. I am currently working on a graduation quilt for my oldest daughter for next year!!!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Great blog post, and it's lovely to read all about a fellow blog hopper! I am working on teachers gifts, a charity bee quilt and a triangle quilt for my best friend! Like you said a quilter never knows how many WiPs they have!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I'm working on a table runner and small wall quilt or table piece--all hexies, all EPPd. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I am working on finishing up some of my UFO projects. I have a dresden plate quilt awaiting its binding, that is next.

    ReplyDelete
  44. so glad to see that you are taking part in this blog hop as well. I've been following oyu for a while and love all the great work that you are doing.

    ReplyDelete
  45. today I am working on cross x blocks for a gift quilt our guild is putting together as well as catching up on my block of the week blocks

    ReplyDelete
  46. I am working on a variation of the Sweet Pea quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  47. You do gorgeous work! You definitely pulled me in :) Your story is actually similar to mine as I mostly did cushions and pillows until I was pregnant with baby #2!

    ReplyDelete
  48. I am working on PP, on a Table runner, but it may turn out to be a Quilt, I had some blocks from a Hop..

    ReplyDelete
  49. Great quilts Stacey! I especially like the cartwheels quilt made with the baby clothes.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Great story and fantastic quilts! I can't believe you've only been quilting for 5 years. Me too, but I'm for sure not as accomplished as you are. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Fun post! You have some lovely finished projects :) Today I finished up the last sleeve for a sweater I'm crocheting. Just have to sew it all together now! And then wait til October to actually wear it -.- Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on all your milestones!

    ReplyDelete
  52. I am finishing up some new throw pillows for our screened porch furniture. I'm also working on Tula's 100 blocks.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Nice to meet you Stacey. Beautiful quilts. I really like the hexagon log cabin.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Today, I'm working on a quilted tote bag.

    ReplyDelete
  55. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. HELLO! I'M WORKING ON A QUILTED THROW FOR MY SON IN BROWNS+CREAMS,USING A HEART INSIDE A SQUARE BLOCK. THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  57. Quilting is slow at the moment; I'm (still) working on my bag...

    ReplyDelete
  58. And I follow you for a while now...

    ReplyDelete
  59. Hi Stacy!
    I love your hexie log cabin - adorable. All your projects are great!
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  60. I finally got bloglovin straigtened out - so i am a new follower now! :)
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  61. I am currently working on a baby quilt for my youngest niece with cute embroidery blocks.

    ReplyDelete
  62. I'm working on a baby hourglass quilt. You have so many fun quilts, I'm a new follower:)

    ReplyDelete
  63. Hi, nice to 'meet' you! Love your cartwheel quilt. I didn't expect a giveaway, how fantastic. I'm working on the tula pink city sampler at the moment and follow you on bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  64. I enjoyed reading your post and seeing your projects. I love the idea of Cartwheels made with bits and pieces of outfits - what a great way to hang on to the memories but have something useful and wonderful at the same time. Thanks for sharing about yourself - I will definitely be coming back to visit.

    ReplyDelete
  65. Your quilts are gorgeous!!! Right now I am handquilting a lap quilt for my SIL who turns 50 next week... I will never get it done on time but will keep it a surprise until I can wrap it up!!

    ReplyDelete
  66. I'm a new follower via Bloglovin' - thanks for a second chance!!!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Your quilts are real pretty. I am making a red, blue and white quilt for the 4th. Just hope I get it finished. Thanks for sharing your blog with us today.

    ReplyDelete
  68. I am a new follower on bloglovin..So see you real soon.

    ReplyDelete
  69. Love the majestic background building you used as a backdrop to your gorgeous quilt. Special thanks for the hexagon link. I love the pattern and now know where to go to get help.

    ReplyDelete
  70. I'm a follower!!! :)

    mrsrachelsbooth at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  71. Right now - I'm working on a couple t shirt quilts, and my Farmers wife blocks, and some planning for a couple upcoming projects and tutorials!

    mrsrachelsbooth at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  72. Here via the blog hop--nice to meet you--and I find myself in agreement with you on several fronts; mainly, 1) the importance of a quilt guild (YES. I thought online was enough, and then joined a guild, and love every minute of it. It's so much more meaningful to see and touch other peoples' work, and to have a face-to-face conversation about quilting!); and 2) the superiority of Aurifil. On Monday I spent 2 hours driving (I may have gotten lost) with my 2-year-old to buy my first two spools, and holy moly, it is amazing stuff!

    ReplyDelete
  73. I love that idea of the kids art and getting it printed @ spoonflower. I love your WiPs - I think I need a quilt along for the medallion quilt...I definitely want to do one just would be fun to do it with others :-)

    ReplyDelete
  74. A paper pieced baby clothing quilt! You brave soul:) I finished a queen size baby clothing quilt today. The stretch is unpredictable for sure so I commend your pattern and piecing technique!

    LVOE Aurifil! I started using it 3-4 months ago and will not be purchasing another kind of thread ever again.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Wow-that hexagon quilt is amazing!! So many pretty projects here-thanks or sharing. OK, I'm working on about 6 different things right now, but one I really need to finish is a quilt for a friend that some bee mates helped me put together. I just need to be able to cross something off the list!

    ReplyDelete
  76. I still haven't tried Aurifil thread yet, but I do hear it's amazing and the best! PS I live in Austin too! Do you go to the Austin Modern Quilt Guild? We just elected new officers (I'm Secretary!) and we'll be planning lots of fun stuff for the future!. I may have to jump on the Marcelle Medallion train soon :)

    ReplyDelete
  77. I've been following on Bloglovin!

    ReplyDelete
  78. I am working on my pouch that I am giving away one Monday on my blog :) Thanks for the chance! PS your quilts are lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  79. I'm currently working on a mini quilt. I ADORE Auriful threads and use them in my mini's!

    ReplyDelete
  80. I started following your blog on bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  81. I'm finishing my first work, simple squares and colors. Hand sewing the edges

    ReplyDelete
  82. I am working on an outreach quilt that will be donated through my guild to a local charity. I am in the process of machine quilting.

    ReplyDelete
  83. I am also a following through Bloglovin'!

    ReplyDelete
  84. Today I finished a simple Irish Chain quilt top, twin sized. I need to purchase batting before I can complete the quilt. Upon completion, it will be given to one of my nieces.

    ReplyDelete
  85. I am working on a number of projects. The newest one is a table runner using a comma charm pack.

    ReplyDelete
  86. I am trying to use up scraps using different patterns. I love your quilts and follow you

    ReplyDelete
  87. Just discovered this site - I have not been involved with blogs at all, so not sure what I am doing.
    But, I really like using Aurifil thread for all my sewing/quilting needs. periodically I have to find a dealer that has Aurifil thread so I can finish my current project.

    Right now I am working on two quilts - one is an ABCD quilt (designed by one of our quilt guild member, Kim Fauth). It is to be for a Granddaughter that graduates next spring (2014). The other quilt project is a major repair of a quilt made out of mostly polyester double knit fabric but the thread is falling apart. That will take some time. It is for a Grandson. Thank you so much for Aurifil threads.

    ReplyDelete
  88. I am creating a Lorax quilt for my youngest! He loves the lorax and the trees are very important to him! Being a rural family I want to encourage it with this quilt! Zakka 2.0 - Patchwork, Please sew along. I love Aurifil Threads but basically have white for piecing, so would love colors! Wow, what a big giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  89. I am currently working on 2 lap quilts.One for my granddaughters 16 th birthday. The second is a quilt I'm trying to do for a soldier at our local VA hospital. We have a annual Christmas in July Motercycle ride where we take Christmas presents to the veterans in the hospital. Yeah, we even bring Santa.

    ReplyDelete
  90. Bloglovin say I am following! So I will say this blog hop has introduced me to some great blogs, your included! I really enjoy your blog and beautiful quilts! Thank you for the awesome giveaway! Fingers and toes crossed!

    ReplyDelete
  91. What a creative way to keep some of those children's memorabilia!! I just made a onesie quilt out of my friend's daughter's outfits, and it was so much fun. Though I can't say I had any stretching issues - sorry to hear that! Anyway, it was great to meet you via the new blogger hop and I'm currently working on a string quilt that's kicking my butt right now :)

    ReplyDelete
  92. I am working on a baby quilt with sheep applique and between the rows of applique doing a chevron pattern. Love the idea of using children's outfits to make a quilt when they grow out of them.

    ReplyDelete
  93. I am finishing up the binding on a quilt (totally hand done) that I am entering in the County Fair next month. Thanks for the chance to win!

    wiglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  94. I am a new follower by Bloglovin'

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  95. Just finished up a dress for my niece. Still deciding what to do next.

    ReplyDelete
  96. Im working on paper pieced farmer's wife blocks.....still quite a few to go! Thanks for the opportunity, I haven't used Aurifil before so my fingers are crossed.

    ReplyDelete
  97. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  98. Glad to meet you from the Summer Blog Hop, Stacey! Congrats on the Sassy Lattice Pillow at Moda. It is sew-eet! Also loved seeing your hexagon quilt. Great idea using the children's artwork and printing it through Spoonflower! See you again soon!

    Lorna:)
    http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  99. I'm working on a Civil War reproduction sampler. Almost finished!

    ReplyDelete
  100. Hi, nice to meet you. I am on the blog hop too! Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to try Aurifil. I really like your cartwheels quilt - I have already started to think how I could make one!

    ReplyDelete
  101. I am also following you on bloglovin. (and today I am working on my paperpieced rose cushion.)

    ReplyDelete
  102. I am working on a throw for my sweetie. I am using the "sock monkey" line from a layer cake. I love precuts. The pattern is a pinwheel star, 25 inch blocks. I still haven't decided how I am quilting it. I purchased a new longarm and am still new at it. But loving it!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  103. I'm stopping by from the hop! your blog is gorgeous, I espeically love your bunting buttons! I'm currently working on a secret quilty project for a family member

    ReplyDelete
  104. I am working on the Abacus quilt and I also follow you.

    ReplyDelete
  105. I am participating in a QAL with Christa Quilts - making the String of Pearls quilt. It's so much fun!!

    ReplyDelete
  106. I'm working on a baby quilt for a new little great nephew that will arrive in Sept.

    ReplyDelete
  107. I'm working on three Star Studded blks in the Deck-Ade the Halls quilt along with the Fat Quarter Shop!

    ReplyDelete
  108. Your blog is new to me. I am now following you via Bloglovin.

    ReplyDelete
  109. I am curretnly working on a Breast Cancer Awareness Mug rug project to give to the entire staff at The Breast Care Center. My way of giving back to that wonderful facility and all the wonderful nurses and techs their. Great people who go above ane beyond to help and take care of you. I was so impressed with all they did for me while underging all the testing and things when I was diagnosed recently with breast cancer. So much compassion. I decided soemone needed to do something to show them appreciation

    ReplyDelete
  110. Current WIP is a small quilt that started as a baby quilt but I think will be a throw.

    ReplyDelete
  111. I will be hand finishing the binding on a Quilt of Valor that I have made for my brother in law who just retired after 30 years with the Army reserve.

    ReplyDelete
  112. I am now a follower! Can't wait to read more!

    ReplyDelete
  113. I'm currently working on my Marcelle Medallion quilt!! Don't you just love this pattern! Thanks for a fabulous giveaway. Aurifil is certainly the best!

    ReplyDelete
  114. I'm happy to say that i am now following you on Bloglovin'! Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  115. Thank you for the great giveaway! I'm still working on a BOM project from one of my favorite shops in Saline, Michigan, The Quilting Season. The pattern is 'Wild, Wild, Women', their own design. We picked up the last block in May, however I've only got 5 blocks done! My goal is to finish it this summer, but so many other projects are calling my name! Lol!

    ReplyDelete
  116. I just signed up to follow your blog. I really enjoyed it! Thanks again for the great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  117. Can't wait too see your finished medallion quilt:) meanwhile I'm currently not doing any project since I am having an exam soon...

    ReplyDelete
  118. I started following:) but the link doesnt seem to be working?

    ReplyDelete
  119. I, too, love and rely on Aurifil thread for its quality.

    I'm piecing an improvisational quilt. The blocks are 6" x 4.5" Each is pieced of scraps from other quilts I've made. I just finished piecing a king size top in drunkard's path blocks,so I had lots of odd shaped pieces to play with.

    ReplyDelete
  120. Holy cow you have a lot of comments! I am glad I found you through the hop, you make beautiful things. I also started quilting around the same time, right after my 2nd child was born. And though I'm not an attorney, my husband is and he actually just interviewed with a firm in Austin!

    ReplyDelete
  121. I'm working on a Half-Square Triangle quilt, some machine applique and using some mini charm packs. ADD quilting to the max!

    ReplyDelete
  122. Just started following you! Love your projects!

    ReplyDelete
  123. Thanks for the giveaway! I just bought my first aurifil last time I ordered fabric online and it really is better.

    I have a million WIPs... but the highest priority is a set of quilts for my nephews' bunk beds.

    ReplyDelete
  124. I have not yet become a thread snob, but if I win one of your awesome prizes, I promise to become one.
    I have so many WIPs right now, but the two that I'm looking forward to working on today are a baby girl quilt for my aunt and I really need to finish the quilting and binding on my daughter's broken dishes quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  125. I am a new follower on bloglovin. I love your work and can't wait to read/see more about you and your quilting adventures.

    ReplyDelete
  126. Working on 2013 Gourmet Quilter mystery quilt and table runner for daughter getting married.

    ReplyDelete
  127. Today I am just doing a little embroidery. Great giveaway.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

    ReplyDelete
  128. I now follow you on bloglovin, you have a nice blog.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

    ReplyDelete
  129. Today I'm spending most of my time outside in the rare sun doing embroidery before I get back to plugging along on machine stitching my king sized quilt. Thank you for the giveaway and I love your Swoon so far!

    ReplyDelete
  130. A bit of english paper piecing in from of the telly for my block of the moth at pile o fabric. It's coming along!

    ReplyDelete
  131. Absolutely love your hexagon log cabin - that's amazing that you uploaded all that artwork. What a beautiful treasure for your son's teacher!

    ReplyDelete
  132. Good to visit as part of the blog hop. At the moment I'm working on a wonky cross quilt (mainly)!

    ReplyDelete
  133. I'm working on some shorts to wear at work this summer.
    I've made my pattern from my RTW 'need-to-be-trashed" shorts and I am now laying it out on my navy blue fabric.
    I'll start sewing tomorrow.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  134. You've made some beautiful quilts! I'm currently working on 5 BOM's. I'ts not as crazy as it sounds until they all finish at the same time lol. I'm also finishing the sashing on the "Curve It Up" QAL. I've been wanting to try Auriful Thread so thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  135. I'm a follower on bloglovin also!

    ReplyDelete
  136. What a great post! I love the "Oh the places you go" quilt. That is very very cute!

    ReplyDelete
  137. I'm currently working on a mini tumble block wall hanging. It's the American flag for the Fourth of July celebration.

    ReplyDelete
  138. Bloglovin' says I'm following you and I am so glad. Your quilts are simply awesome! Several of them are going on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  139. You make beautiful quilts, and your W.I.Ps are soon to be beautiful too. Found you through Lets get acquainted.. and following you now!

    ReplyDelete
  140. I loved your blog right off and I am now following thru Bloglovin. I have been rag quilting for a while but I've been dipping my toes into "real" quilting lately and just bought my first spool of aurifil. It's like sewing with butter. Your quilts are gorgeous!!!

    ReplyDelete
  141. I am working on a baby quilt (disappearing 9 patch) but I have so many more ideas. I love your blog and your tutorials/advice. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  142. I follow you via Bloglovin'. It's great!

    ReplyDelete
  143. Love the idea of having your children's artwork printed on fabric. That would truly be a quilt to treasure.

    ReplyDelete
  144. Thanks, lady! Just wrapping up my BBP and about to get (re)started on paper-piecing some gems ;)

    ReplyDelete
  145. And coincidentally I just started following!

    ReplyDelete
  146. Yay for your milestones! I am presently working on a backing and binding for a quilt top that I found in an Antique shop last week. It is a 9 patch, all hand pieced...just beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  147. Mr.Random pick me, oh how I love my one spool of Aurifil, I am currently working on some hexies (say what) lol, I am making a K with hexagons to make a bag for my daughter. I even used the Aurifil to baste my hexies, since I leave the thread in and your right it lays so much smoother, but now debating to use to stitch together, I'm not sure.

    ReplyDelete
  148. Today I made a wristlet for a friend of mine. Thanks for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  149. Great quilts!
    I finished a sewing bag yesterday night testing for sewsweetness.

    ReplyDelete
  150. I completed a little hexie table runner for my dressing table and today I am starting on a baby quilt for my nephew and his wife who are expecting early September. Thank you for a chance in your giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  151. Congratulations! I am trying to finish a quilt for my granddaughter. It's close to the finish! Thanks for the give-away.

    ReplyDelete
  152. Just clicking you on to Bloglovin!

    ReplyDelete
  153. Your fabric choices are so cute! I'm currently working on Swoon, too...I've got 6/9 blocks sewn, the seventh is in progress. I've been working on it since January, though! I have so much free time, it feels weird not to be done yet. Oh, and I'm thinking of starting the Marcelle Medallion, too! I think I'll hold off until I finish a couple more things, but I'm soo excited to make it c: Congrats on your Bake Shop feature, btw!!

    ReplyDelete
  154. Today I am working on some hexagon pillows! First time with these and I am really liking it:)

    ReplyDelete
  155. Following you Stacey! I just love your quilts here. The Cartwheels is adorable, I am adding that to my list. Glad to get to know you:)

    ReplyDelete
  156. working on a few Christmas gifts... A chevron quilt, a buffalo plaid quilt, and I am waiting for a grey and purple plus quilt to come back from the LAQ. Just need to bind the last one. feels good to have a head start on my gifts. Thanks for a great giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  157. I love your hexagon quilt and i really love that you made your own fabric on Spoonflower. I'm following on Bloglovin' and I'm also Swooning along this year. I've just joined the flickr group Swoon2013 for those of us who somwehow missed or weren't able to commit to a Swoon last year!

    ReplyDelete
  158. I'm working on my first (and probably only) King size quilt, whether I try another or not depends on how my Viking Designer I handles it for quilting. Also working on the Lucky Stars BOM - I love paper piecing. Last but not least, I have a baby quilt in the works that I just got the fabrics cut for. Thanks for the chance a your great giveaway.
    thelady at hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  159. I am a follower via bloglovin.
    thelady at hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  160. I'm planning my Swoon quilt, having just joined the group, when really I should be adding some more blocks to my Farmers Wife! Just started to follow you on Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  161. I'm behind. I have three bee blocks to get done.

    ReplyDelete
  162. I joined up to follow your great blog on bloglovin' I'm currently working on my "Farmer's Wife quilt blocks.
    Love your quilts! well done.
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete

I really love hearing from you ~ thanks for your comments!

BLOG DESIGN BY DESIGNER BLOGS