Label Cloud

1 a week challenge 1930's 2011 48 Weeks 9-11 Accuquilt allergies Angie Tedder apron arrow cabinets asthma aunt baby quilt backing backup baking basting batiks bday becca reads the bible Best Friends Bible binding block lotto blogging blue BOM Bonnie Hunter borders brownies Bubba Bubby Build a Better Backside buttons camp car seat challenge Christmas Christmas Quilt-A-Long church church group clean color challenge comfort computer contest cookies cooking corvettes for kids Cowboy Rodeo cutting dad daily giggle denim and co. design design wall dessert Dillon dillon's critters DM donation dreams DWM easy election day EQ7 ergonomic eye candy fabric purchase Fabric Shack fashion mate 237 FB fear Fedex finish first post flu FNSI friday night sew-in Friday night sew-out friends Frisch's giveaway go cutter goals gold coins google gospel graduation gym health help hem hobby lobby house HRB Husky i spy ink jaybird quilts Jennifer Jesus Jill joann's John Carr judy Judy L kitchen label label cloud Linda LQS LRC machine magazine mail matey memories moda bake shop mom movies music nap Natalie New Year's no-sew fleece blankets NQD organization oven pain panel paper crafts pclassic BOM PIF pillowcases pincushion pioneer woman plan plants prayer request printer purse q4k QAYG qfirstKY quilt group Rachel's Sunshine rag quilt rant recipe report resolutions retreat roommate safety pins sandy's SBS school serger Sew Mama Sew sewing desk sewing for others shipshewana shopping sick Star Struck Start-to-Finish Stash Stash Pot Pie stash report sunbonnet sue surprise survey swap swaps Tammy Tadd techniques Thangles thanks towel townhouse traffic trominoes ufo UFO challenge 2011 vbs vidoe Virtual Quilt Day vote walmart wasps waun-a-finish waun-a-quilt waun-a-start winner WIPs WOBQ work wv YBR yellow you can quilt this out

Monday, June 28, 2010

Any Helpers?

Does anyone want to help me with my paper? I would like to have a couple of eyes read over it to check for proofreading/logical flow of the report. It's 22 pages double spaced (what can I say, I like to talk, lol) though about 3 pages are graphics.

The report is due on Thursday, but I am planning on turning it in on Wednesday since I have to drive down to campus (45 minutes each way) and hand deliver a professionally bound copy before the office closes at 4pm. So I would need any corrections/recommendations by tomorrow evening, say around 8 pm, so I can incorporate them into the report.

If you decide to help me, please explain why you are suggesting a correction/recommendation so that I can improve myself as a writer.

If you're good at proofreading or know APA style very well and would like to proofread it, leave me a comment. If your email is set to "no reply" you'll need to leave your email address in the comment.



Sunday, June 27, 2010

Next Top is Pieced!

Here's the next top I'm working on. I got it pieced tonight and will (hopefully) baste and quilt it tomorrow, that is, if I don't fall victim to the dreaded Sunday afternoon nap illness. Okay, it's not so dreaded. I rather enjoy when I am stricken by it :-). Backing and binding will be in a light cream very similar to the sashing strips.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

giveaway ....

Hi everyone,

The Dabbling Mum is having a giveaway. She's giving away a hard copy of "A Beautiful Day: Morning Light Series"and a handcrafted greeting card. For more information, go to her blog. Or don't - that means a better chance for me to win :-D.


3 Visits to the Same Quilt Store in the Same Day!

Well, my title about sums up my day so far. I started out this morning running to JoAnn's. I went by the quilt store first, intending to get a jelly roll for this quilt but when I got there I suddenly couldn't remember if I needed a honey bun or a jelly roll. This store doesn't sell the magazine the pattern will be in (Quick Quilts) so I ran to JoAnn's to get what I needed and check the shelves. They don't have any. So I try Target and Meijer since they're across the street for JoAnn's. Mejier carries it, but still had the June/July on the shelf and the pattern's in the August/September issue. I'll just have to wait until it's on the shelf :-(.

So I headed home, but my car detoured me back to the quilt store for visit #2 to pick up some blues for the snowman quilt I'm going to make at Quilt Camp. The sample uses a variety of fabrics, but I'm going to do mine in blues & whites, so I need to stock up.

I came home and decided to see if I can get a second quilt made to go along with Dillon's Critters. I pulled out my leftover 4.5" squares from this and another baby quilt, also a disappearing 9-patch. I decided I didn't want to do the D9P this time, so it will be a surprise what I'm making. To get it finished this weekend I needed backing and realized I didn't have any creamy/white that would work, so back to the store I went for trip #3.

I told one of the owner's (Cora) about making the quilts for Dillon and about the auction. Guess what??? She donated three pillowcases for me to send. I'll be including them in the package I mail out on Monday.

So if you're ever in the Lexington area, go to Q First In Quilting on Old Harrodsburg Rd. The ladies that own it are super sweet. Even though it's been months (I think beginning of Feb) since I've been in there, they remembered me :). I can't praise them enough. The store is spacious and well-lit. You'll love it, I promise!


Dillon's Critters is Bound

I am calling this quilt Dillon's Critters because it is in honor of 4 yr. old Dillon and is made using the Critters charm pack my mom gave me for Christmas. Dillon is the little guy in my sidebar. He suffered an injury at birth that resulted in several disabilities. A local (to them) organization has an annual corvette-only car show, which includes an auction. Every year they choose a child to benefit from the event. This year it is Dillon.

This picture shows the front of the quilt. The inner border, binding, and backing are the same yellow print. The quilt is about 40" x 40". The charm squares finished are 4 1/2". I quilted it using a yellow that matched the backing. I did diagonal lines (X's) on the charm squares, stitched in the ditch around both edges of the inner border, and then 3 parallel lines in the outer border.

Back of the quilt shows the quilting really well.

While I was taking photos I found my summertime friends.

The back of my townhouse is a wasp magnet. This is my third summer here and probably my tenth wasp nest I've destroyed. Yep, I destroyed my friends' home :-).

Today I'm running to JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby to get printer fabric so I can make a label for Dillon's Critters. Other than that I'm going to work on organizing my sewing room and either start a new project or work on a UFO.


Friday, June 25, 2010

It's Quilted!

I've got the top quilted and just need to bind it. I'm heading back up now to bind. I'll label it tomorrow. I need to run to JoAnn's to get the printer fabric so I can make a label.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Top is Basted, thanks to Walmart :-)

Yeah, it's basted. I did end up running to walmart. I had to stop by and get batteries anyway. The smoke detector started chirping this week and I had no 9-volt in the house (the one in the sewing room, not a sleeping bedroom, plus there are 3 others on the same floor, so I didn't run out and do it Tuesday at midnight when I got home nor last night after my class).

Now for the photos:
first up - the whole quilt. It is made up of the Critters charm pack my mom gave me for Christmas (plus 4 more squares to have enough)

Up close of the borders. The yellow for the inner border is also the backing. I got a ton of it on clearance awhile back.
The next two are close ups of several of the fabrics in the charm pack. The charm pack had 2 each of 17 different prints, but I didn't like 1 of the prints. That left me with 32 and for the 6x6 I needed 36, so I added 2 additional prints. Can you tell which ones? You'll have to look at the whole quilt to do so :-D

This quilt is being made in honor of Dillon, the little boy I've mentioned before. He's the one who went to China last year for stem cell treatment. A local (to them) organization has chosen him as the recipient this year of the proceeds from their annual car show. They hold a corvettes only car show and also have an auction. This year's event is August 8 from 11 AM to 4 PM. It is in Barto, PA near Bally. If you're in the area, they would love to have you come to the car show. If you can't make it, but would like to do so, the website has directions for you to send in a donation for Dillon.

I'm going to quilt and bind it this weekend so I can get it in the mail on Monday. I'll post a picture after I'm done with it.


If I were my safety pins, where would I be?

Great. Now that I finally get a chance to sew and have a top ready to be quilted, my safety pins are nowhere to be seen :-(. What did I do with them the last time I sewed? If I can't find them soon, looks like I'll be making a quick trip to walmart. Of course, as soon as I get back with the new ones, I'll find my container.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

WV quilt Camp

Anyone up for a quilt camp in St. George, WV? My information packet for this September's session came in the mail today.

I've been to this one twice in the past. It's held twice a year (September & April) but because of school and other conflicts I have not been for a couple of years. It is at YMCA Camp Horseshoe - a summer camp facility located in Monongahela National Forest outside of Parsons, WV.

Sewing takes place in the lodge. The main room houses 40 quilters and the smaller room houses 9 quilters. You pick your spot when you register and can request a nearby sewing mate, though these are assigned as registrations are processed, so you are not guaranteed to get your choice.

They have several exciting classes scheduled. You can pick and choose which classes you sign up for, sign up for all of them, or sign up for none. The classes are very low-key. At the time(s) specified on the schedule, the instructor will meet the students around an instruction table and demonstrate/review the next few steps for the project. The students then go back to their sewing stations and sew :-). The instructor is available for any hands-on help that is needed. If the instructor sees that the students need more help, an extra class time or two will be called. Unless advance preparation is needed by the instructor (such as kits or preparing patterns), you can usually sign up for a class during the camp. I did this once and others did multiple times. Sometimes the project image does not inspire you, but everyone working on the project does :-).

Housing is in the cabins, which are heated. There is a heated bathhouse nearby. There's nothing fancy about these cabins - it's your typical summer camp arrangement. However, a new building right next to the lodge where we sew has opened since I last went, which has attached bathrooms and is more handicap accessible. There is an extra fee for this building and it is asked that you request it only if you need so, since space is limited in it.

The kitchen staff prepares all the meals for us. They always do a wonderful job. You won't go hungry :-). Additionally, most everyone brings snacks to share on the snack table, so there's plenty to eat between meals.

Best of all? No cell service and no emails, so my work can't contact :-D.

If anyone is interested, here is the link for the information packet:
Here is the link for the website:

You can arrive anytime after 1 PM on Tuesday, anytime on Wednesday, or anytime on Thursday. The price is adjusted based on how many nights you are spending. The first meal is Wed. for lunch. If you arrive Tuesday, you are on your own until then. There is a McDonald's about 15 minutes away or pack something in a cooler. There has been a refrigerator & microwave in the sewing lodge in the past. I'm assuming they are still available and you could put a sandwich or two in so you won't starve until lunch on Wednesday.

Friday, June 18, 2010

I NEED HELP! Please help me out :-)

Dear Blog Readers,

For those of you who don't know, I am currently working on my M.S. in Applied Computing, concentrating in Software Engineering and Business Computing. As part of my business classes, I am taking Strategic Business Corporations. For this course, I am doing a report and presentation that analyzes Google searches. I have created a survey to help me understand people's use of Google. If you could take this survey for me I would really appreciate it. Also, if you don't mind asking others in your household or friends to take the survey, please do so. Feel free to share the link with as many people as possible.

Here is the link: Click here to take survey

Thank you so much!