Friday, February 5, 2016

7 Year Blogiversary Giveaway

I made my first blog post on February 11, 2009- you can see it HERE if you want.
What's a blog with no readers? A really quiet and boring blog! This giveaway is my way of thanking you who have read and left comments over the past 7 years! Thank you for making the world a bit more personal and intimate.

Here's the little World Piece basket quilt that I'm giving away to a reader. 

 My theme bundle was India. I love the elephants.

The quilting is light and simple.

More elephants! Too cute!! The fabric was designed by Mary Fons, printed by Springs Creative.
The basket pattern I used was designed by Blackbird Designs and is in their book When the Cold Wind Blows.

Leave a comment for a chance to win. If you are a no-reply commenter please leave me your email address. If you don't know if you are a no-reply or not, I'll reply on the comment and let you know if I cannot contact you- so check back on your comment if you aren't sure.

Have a fantastic weekend. I'll draw next Wednesday to give everyone plenty of time to enter.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday

I'm still working on hand sewing this binding down. I've got 2 more coming back from the quilter soon so I must hurry!
 I've been showing you a little here and there. Isn't this pretty?
 The 1857 sampler blocks 2 are ready to download. That's all I'm got done so far. Look at the red circles block! I love it!!
 Prepping a little wool too.
It's a mystery by Rebekah and I'm afraid that's all I can say. 

Come back Friday to sign up for a giveaway!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday. 

Monday, February 1, 2016


Wow! Here it is February already!! I have so many fun events planned for 2016 that it's hard to not rush!
We have hired a new employee and that is a good thing. I hope he learns fast and works well into our small business. 

 Here's a little stuffed pillow I made for a lovely girl who lost her dad after a valiant fight with a heart transplant. It was a free project at Wooden Spools Design- click HERE to see Debbie's blog post and get the pattern.
 I got some ideas from my Facebook group. (which now has 700+ members! I'm humbled for sure!)
 I'm not a fan of poly stuffing. This is what I used. 
 I'm working on lots of binding which makes for a boring blog post. Here is my completed High Desert Baskets, where my creative photo skills flopped!
 That's better. The binding is not the same print. Remember when I made the binding ahead of time? My quilts were at the quilters and I didn't look to see what the outer triangle prints were. Just one more step in my humble quilt philosophy. 
 One more binding. I love this binding with this quilt!! I'll show you the completed quilt later this week.
One more binding attached, still to be hand sewn. 

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, January 29, 2016

World Piece

I got my little quilt from the World Piece fabric basted and ready to quilt. I plan on quilting this one by machine. If you are a regular reader of my blog you may get a chance to win it when it is completed! Keep your eyes open for further details.
A little over a week ago I had to go into Portland. Of course, this is one of my regular stops.
I saw this cute window display. 
So much of this line I didn't see when I was working with my "India" bundle. They are so darn adorable!

See all of the fabric HERE.

Here's my Instagram feed for the week. You can find me at Loridej

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Blogging Neighborhood

Since I have sewn hardly a stitch the past few days I thought I'd introduce you to a few blogs you may not be familiar with. It's easy (for me) to stay in the same blogging circles.

An antique quilt for blog eye candy

Carole- Amazing quilter! Her applique and color sense are great! I love the quilt on her new design wall!

Hanne - is fantastic at sticheries and is having fun rediscovering her sewing machine after doing lots of hand work.

Michelle- A machine! What more can I say?! Okay, yes lots of gorgeous quilts here!!

Nathalie- Her blog name translated is Magic Needle- pay her a visit for a little magic in your life!

Julia- Is making a quilt with vintage lace and amazing hand quilting.

I hope you'll make your rounds when you get a few minutes. Leave a comment of encouragement. That's always nice!

 I certainly appreciate every single comment you leave! I haven't had the time lately to respond- so sorry!!



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