Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party – Day 4

Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party 2013Christmas Bear Face 2013Here we are on Day 4 of the Blog Hop Party and I couldn’t be more excited to see the enthusiasm I have received for my blocks so far. Today’s block is a Bear Face. I bet your starting to see the trend eh!! Please be sure you stop by on Day 5 as I’ll have another new block for you tomorrow as well. In case you weren’t here on Day 1, 2 or 3, I am giving away a new block for you on each and every day of this Blog Hop Party. So be sure to come back on your daily adventures on this web to stop here each day of the party. Because it’s a party, I want you to have fun, so I hope you will enjoy the block, but, I’m going to ask you to simply “Like” my page on Facebook in order to help me gain a few likes there. It will also help you keep aprised of what I’m up to every once in a while. I’m not a daily blogger, and I never will be, so you aren’t going to get bogged down in a daily email from me.  While I wish I had the ability to be a daily blogger, I just know that for me, it’s just not my style, nor my wish to write daily on any type of blog. The artwork for Christmas Bear 2013 is from Primsy Doodles. Continue reading

Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party – Day 3

Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party 2013Snowman Face 2013Here we are on Day 3 of the Blog Hop Party and I couldn’t be more excited to see the enthusiasm I have received for my blocks so far. Today’s block is a Snowman Face. I bet your starting to see the trend eh!! Please be sure you stop by on Day 4 as I’ll have another new block for you tomorrow as well. In case you weren’t here on Day 1 or 2, I am giving away a new block for you on each and every day of this Blog Hop Party. So you might want to bookmark your daily adventures on this web to stop here each day of the party. Because it’s a party, I want you to have fun, so I hope you will enjoy the block, but, I’m going to ask you to simply “Like” my page on Facebook in order to help me gain a few likes there. It will also help you keep aprised of what I’m up to every once in a while. I’m not a daily blogger, and I never will be, so you aren’t going to get bogged down in a daily email from me.  While I wish I had the ability to be a daily blogger, I just know that for me, it’s just not my style, nor my wish to write daily on any type of blog. The artwork for Snowman Face 2013 is from Primsy Doodles. Continue reading

Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party – Day 2

Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party 2013Gingerbread 2013Here we are on Day 2 of the Blog Hop Party and I couldn’t be more excited to see the enthusiasm I have received for my Santa block so far. Today’s block is a Gingerbread Face. Please be sure you stop by on Day 3 as I’ll have another new block for you tomorrow as well. In case you weren’t here on Day 1, I am giving away a new block for you on each and every day of this Blog Hop Party. So you might want to bookmark your daily adventures on this web to stop here each day of the party. Because it’s a party, I want you to have fun, so I hope you will enjoy the block, but, I’m going to ask you to simply “Like” my page on Facebook in order to help me gain a few likes there. It will also help you keep aprised of what I’m up to every once in a while. I’m not a daily blogger, and I never will be, so you aren’t going to get bogged down in a daily email from me.  While I wish I had the ability to be a daily blogger, I just know that for me, it’s just not my style, nor my wish to write daily on any type of blog. The artwork for Gingerbread Block 2013 is from Primsy Doodles. Continue reading

Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party – Santa

Santa 2013Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party 2013 This is my first Blog Hop Party, and I’m very excited to be participating. I’m not a business, but an ordinary blogger who loves to quilt and share my block designs with all of you. I’m doing something a bit different with this one. I have a give away and a new block for you on each and every day of this Blog Hop Party. So you might want to bookmark your daily adventures on this web to stop here each day of the party. Because it’s a party, I want you to have fun, so I hope you will enjoy the block, but, I’m going to ask you to simply “Like” my page on Facebook in order to help me gain a few likes there. It will also help you keep aprised of what I’m up to every once in a while. I’m not a daily blogger, and I never will be, so you aren’t going to get bogged down in a daily email from me.  While I wish I had the ability to be a daily blogger, I just know that for me, it’s just not my style, nor my wish to write daily on any type of blog. The artwork for Santa 2013 is from Primsy Doodles. Continue reading

Black Tie Blog Hop… Second Day = My Day!!

My Little Country HenLovin This Turkey!!Country RoosterI’ve been anticipating this blog hop since I first signed up for it.  At the time, I was at a sheer loss as to what black tie’s had to do with turkeys, chickens, hens, and roosters. Alas, I got to work looking for inspiration on what I could make. Suffice it to say, when I find the artwork, I simply couldn’t decide what I liked more, so I did 3 blocks. While all the blocks themselves are around 9-inches finished, they main design of the block is only about 6-inches square with the exception of the rooster which is a 6×9 block. Continue reading

What Do You Prefer? Basting Ideas…

Basting Tools I am hoping this will be a new spotlight in my blog at least once a month I will post a “Tool Tip” about the tools we use in our quilting. These will consist of products I’ve actually used, use, and own. Last night I was reviewing a craftsy class I signed up for by Leah Day. I was reminded that I would like to try the Pinmoors she recommends. When I went to her website and saw the price, I nearly fainted, I couldn’t believe how expensive they were. So I went to Amazon.. my best shopping friend on the net. They to my own astonishment do not carry them. This really was a shock to my system, I can’t even remember the last time I couldn’t find something on Amazon if ever. I’ve been a customer for over ten years, so that was pretty surprising. So, off to google.com, where I found a bevy of searches for the Pinmoors. The odd thing is that at the Pinmoors site, there are two things you won’t find at Leah’s site, first, the pinmoors are actually cheaper for the same amount, and you can order whichever color your heart desires. Well suffice it to say tho, I did not order any, they are just still to expensive for my cheapskate ways. I don’t consider myself a cheapskate, and I am a firm believer in the theory that you need the proper tools for the job. However, I have used safety pins for years and I like the good old fashioned safety pin type basting. In my first quilt, I used the thread type of basting, but I found it hard to deal with, because I must have used to large of a basting stitch. My first quilt was basted by hand, and quilted by hand. It was machine pieced. It wasn’t long after that I started looking for other solutions to make basting better for quilting. I took many classes for machine quilting and most of those women all used the hand basting methods as well. I then took a class where the teacher used safety pins and I was sold. I couldn’t even believe I hadn’t thought of it myself. So I purchased the proper safety pins and have never regretted it, nor had rust problems that other people seem to have. I do have the problems with the soreness after awhile, but I know when it’s time to take a break and when it’s ok to work again. Continue reading