Thursday, July 31, 2008

Amanda Quilt

Amanda Quilt
Originally uploaded by GeneBlack
I delivered the quilt to my niece. I completely forgot to take a picture of her with the quilt. I was gonig to call her today and ask her to take a picture and send it to me.

This picture was a lovely surprise in my inbox this morning. Her note said "I love my quilt"

That has made my day!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Finished Quilt

Quilt Other Side

I finally finished the quilt and got pictures made. I put it on the fence to make the picture but of course part of it is hanging off the back side. So, I flipped it end for end and the second photo has the other edge at the bottom.
For this quilt, I had to hurry a finish so I tied it rather than quilting it by machine or hand. The ties are at four inch intervals This made it easier since the nine patch blocks are made of four inch sub-blocks. The blocks are 12 inches square. With the top and bottom sashing (made from sets of jelly roll strips,) this quilt covers the top of a queen size mattress perfectly. I used the backing as a self-binding to save time AND because it made the quilt pop. Nothing in my stash looked as good for the binding as the backing. I love this quilt and will hate to let it go. But I made it for a very special person, so off it will go.

Now I get to decide on a new project. My mind is reeling with ideas.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Another cool Giveaway

The Old Red Barn Co is giving away a lovely quilt made with fabric designed by Sandi Patterson for Michael Miller fabrics. I have this in the sidebar but just wanted to make sure you see it. Enter, and if you win let me know.

Win a quilt at

Monday, July 14, 2008

An Award

My dear friend, Nici, nominated me for this award. Her ArtShaped World blog is always a joy to read. I am fortunate to have some of her Sharpie Scout ATCs in my personal collection.

Now I get the joy of nominating some of my "reads" for an award.

Since I am really into quilting right now I must nominate some fun quilters. First off is Feed Dog. His fun writing style makes everything seem like a grand adventure. And, he is another man that quilts.

Second is Cheri at Jovaliquilts Her fun use of Fabric is an inspiration to me. I always check to see if she has posted anything new.

Third, I nominate John a.k.a Quilt Dad who just recently celebrated his blog post #50 with a lovely giveaway that I didn't win. Keep posting John.

Fourth is the talented Carolyn Roberts at
A Potpourri of Art When you visit her blog be sure to click on the video bar and watch Daisy's Song. It is a funny, happy story of true love. Carolyn is a wonderful dulcimer player.

Fifth, I nominate Maggie Newman aka Blue Sharpie at Blog of the Blue Sharpie an all around artist and good friend.

Sixth is Sally at Feather on a Wire Her quilting amazes me. I wanted to give her an award and now I have a chance to do so. Go Sally, Go Sally!!!

Last but certainly not least talented is Tanaya at The Mad Ones. A friend, a giving soul, an artist. I am glad I know her. And be sure you check out the link to the Friendship of the Fabulous Foodies blogging group if you love good food.

So now each of these bloggers gets the pleasure of selecting favorites blogs of their own to honor!

The rules of accepting are as follows:

1) Put the logo on your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on yours
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.(or email them)

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Another great Blog Giveaway

SewGracious is hosting a great tote bag giveaway. I would love it if I could win this for my niece. But you might want to try winning it for yourself, so here is a link

Good luck!

If you sew, go to her etsy store and click on her Destash store and check out the fabrics for sale too.