Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Seeing Spots?

Are you seeing spots and dots?  No need to call the doctor...just sit back and enjoy my stop on the Dots on Dots Blog Hop. 

For your viewing pleasure, I offer three blocks today.  The first was made especially for this blog hop.  It is a paper pieced lone star block.  Anna, who blogs at Six White Horses made this block look so beautiful and so effortless.  Look at her work here and tell me...are those not the most beautiful stars.  She even provides a template so you can make the block as well.  

After making this block, I have a love/hate relationship with it.  I love the dots. If you look closely, even the white background fabric has white dots!  I love the shape of the block, but....this was a tough block for me to piece together.  

For starters, I am not pleased with the way the center came together.  Since I plan on turning this into a pillow, I think I can easily hide the imperfections with a button.  It might not be the most cozy pillow, but it will be pretty.  The other issue I had with this block came when I started adding the white background pieces.  I like to skimp with the pins, but had I taken the time to pin the fabric down I think I could have avoided a lot of time with Jack (you know, the seam ripper).  I don't know if I will paper piece this beauty again....I think lone star and I definitely need some space for now.

The next two blocks are part of my quilt for the Vintage Holiday Quilt Along hosted by Heidi at Fabric Mutt.  The pattern is by Camille Roskelley and can be found here.  I love Christmas and I really enjoyed putting these blocks together.  I took a few liberties with some of the blocks to make them my own.  I will be posting pictures of the other blocks for you soon.  


A BIG thank you to Corrie at Quilt Taffy and Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt for organizing this event and allowing me to be a part of it.  Hop on over to the other stops on the tour today.  

I hope you are inspired to start your own dots on dots quilt project.  What are you waiting for?

Until Next Time,
Happy Quilting.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

And the winners are.....

Wow!  What an amazing response I received from the Blog Hop Party with Giveaways hosted by the Quilting Gallery.  I have been overwhelmed by your comments.  Unfortunately, I have not been able to reply individually to each comment, but I have read each one and I'm inspired by your ideas!

Without further ado, the winner of the Joy charm pack by Kate Spain for Moda is......Anita who said, 
How fun! I like making little things for Christmas...coasters...
zippered pouches, etc. That's a lovely charm pack set. And I'm a new follower. =)

The winner of the Blog Follower Appreciation gift certificate for $25 to the Fat Quarter Shop is .... Sh Rud.

For those of you who didn't win this time, I'll announce another Blog Follower Appreciation gift in the next couple of weeks to celebrate reaching 200 followers.  

Until Next Time
-Happy Quilting!