Thursday, August 16, 2012

Some Sewing and a Giveaway

It has been some time since I've posted any sewing news but I have been busy...sewing and life in general. I have been keeping up with the blog hops over at Sew We Quilt even though I didn't get signed up. I'm just lovin' the Stacks of Bowls! If you haven't seen them, you can take a peek at the schedule of hoppers here.

Any ask what I've been doing? Well, I finished this new table runner and placemat set (the table runner has been finished for a while but the placemats were waiting to be made.)

The fabric is Hometown by Sweetwater. I just love this line! It is so much fun to look for names of cities/towns from all over. My DH and I have even looked up a few on google maps.

I love the giant rick rack detail.

The pattern is called Riff~Raff by Silk Road Creations. 

I also caught up on my BOM quilting! Here is the August block for BOM with Quilt Story. The theme for August is fussy cut which was a little challenging for me because only one fabric that I am using is able to be fussy cut. The rest are blenders. 

Here are the blocks all together: hour glass, fussy cut, rounded, flying geese, 9-patch, HST

And here are the July and August blocks for the Craftsy BOM with Amy Gibson. 

July blocks: Dresdens



August blocks: stars

I also made 2 blocks for the Quilting for Kids charity group on Flickr. 

These string blocks were fun to make!

I have a few more projects that I have been working on but you'll have to wait to see them. Here is just a peek...

They are for the Dots on Dots Blog Hop coming in September!

Now did someone mention a giveaway? Yep I did! 
During the Red White and Blue Blog Hop, I was elated to see that I reached over 200 followers! This did not go the encouragement from my followers! So as a thanks to my followers, I have this giveaway made from my Hometown collection.

A mug rug (mug not included)

A coaster set (mug not included)

Here are the details:
1. You must be a follower of my blog or become one (all are welcome to join). Tell me in your comment.
2. Tell me which gift you would prefer if you should be chosen ~ the mug rug or the coaster set. (1st drawn will get their 1st choice)
3. If you are a no~reply blogger, you must leave your email in your comment or I'll redraw.
4. Giveaway is open to all and will end on Friday, August 24th at 10pm CST. Winners will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator. 


  1. What a lovely giveaway!
    I'm already a happy follower and I like the coaster set best!
    Thank you!

  2. I am already a follower! And I have some of that material, so think I can make those placemats them. I would love the coasters! Cute & thanks!

  3. What pretty projects...and I love your rotary cutter! I'm already a follower...would choose the coasters. Thanks for the chance.

  4. Love your projects! I love using rick rack too. :-) I'm a happy follower and I have a red mug~ either the rug or coasters would be wonderful! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  5. A lovely giveaway and I love the placemats and table runner you made too.

    I am a follower and either mug rug or coasters are fine with preference really they are both lovely

  6. Your table looks wonderful with the runner and place mats....your blocks look great.

    Either is fine, what a fun giveaway...I just came by trying to catch up on my blog reading...what a lucky read.

  7. I always without doubt love seeing what you do...I always just have that affect on your mats...well everything..glad you will be playing in our dots...

  8. I'm a happy follower. I'm so far behind on the BOM with QuiltStory . Hope can catch up soon. Love the coaster :)

  9. I love both but I think the coasters would be more practical for me. My current coasters aren't toddler friendly and my son really loves trying to bang them together....

  10. As you know, I love your tablerunner and placemats. The modern Dresden is terrific. I'd love to learn that as well as the string blocks....maybe next time we see each other, you can be my teacher.
    I am a follower and would be happy to win either, but would really like the coasters (2 at the house, 2 in the camper). :-)

  11. Wow, you finish a lot of projects. I was looking through other posts on your blog. I am a new follower. I love the mug matt but the coasters are pretty cool too.

  12. What a lovely giveaway! I like them both and would love to win. :) You have some great projects! -April @Little Mama Hen

  13. Tottally loving in! Either is grand but I would love and adore the mug rug. I'm a follower catching up on my blogs but I also tweeted about this .. yeah!


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