Thursday, March 24, 2016

Quilt Qwazy Queens

Hi Everyone! First I am sew sorry, my day was supposed to be yesterday.  I was on vacation in the Tennessee mountains and tried to post for over an hour.  I think there was a really slow internet connection at the hotel.  It kept crashing. Now, I am back to civilization.  Time to go back to work too whaaaa. Thanks SO MUCH to Marian at Seamstobesew  for continuing to be our host and bringing us all together.


During this blog hop, the Fat Quarter Shop is giving everyone who purchases something at their shop at 10% discount.When you check out, just use the coupon code of:

seamstobe316
It is not good on gift certificates, so if you happen to win one of the $25.00 gift certificates, the 10% off will not be given. The coupon is good for 1 purchase for each customer.


When I saw the name of this hop you know I "had" to join.  Heck, I AM "Kwilt Krazy".  I have been quilting for about 4 years. I had a machine that my Mom bought me many years ago.  I tried to sew not knowing what in the world I was doing and kept getting frustrated so I gave up and then it just sat and collected dust.  One day a co-worker was showing me all of her crafty projects and some of them involved sewing.  She inspired me to pull out that old dusty thing and I was determined to learn all about it. I decided to take a quilt class and then I was hooked. I still can't believe all the times, in the beginning that I would look through magazines wishing I could make those beautiful quilts.  Now, I can look through and think "oh I could do that" : )  
Here is a little quilt tour:

My very first quilt. I remember I had no clue how to pick out fabric so I had a lady at the shop pick them out for me.

This is my second quilt.  A lovely lady and now a very dear friend taught me all I know about quilting.  She taught a group of us twice a month and I quilted with them for 2 years.  

Next I decided to join Quilts for Kids.  I love making quilts to give to those in need.  It makes it sew much more worth it. Below is another that I made for orphaned children in Africa.


Here are a couple of my favorite quilts.
Batman for one of my twin granddaughters
and
below is a quilt that was entered into a quilt guild contest.  The theme was "favorite movies"
Grease!!!
See, I am getting more and more obsessed...Krazy....as I learn more and more.  Sometimes Krazy is a good thing.  I can't believe that I have now made a design that was recently in Quiltmaker 100 blocks.  If interested check out my previous post to see that block design. Lastly I want to show you this sampler quilt that I designed just for this hop.  Since I started my blog I have had this image in my mind of a lady all flustered and Krazy with quilt blocks all around.  LOL...my vision is now a reality.  
 Here are some close up shots of some of the blocks. Now I need a photography class ha ha.
Bear Claw

Rail Fence

Flower Basket


I didn't get my binding finished but I am sew glad I was invited to share this with you.

  Now for a great giveaway from...
 Everyone that leaves a comment below will be entered to win this cool book, Thanks to C&T Publishing!  If you are a no reply blogger please leave your e-mail address in your comment.  Marian will need this information to contact you if you win.


  Check out the name of it ;)  Krazy huh?  Good Luck everyone.  Don't forget about the 10% discount at
 Check out these other neat blog sites today!

March 24

 Don't forget to go back to Marian's site seamstobesew for FREE patterns, another giveaway and more!  Thanks for hopping by and Have a Kwilt Krazy Day!





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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Congrats WINNER Karrie S. Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Magazine

I have chosen a winner using random generator. Congratulations to Karrie S. for her comment
LOVE your block! Congrats! 
-karrie
 I have sent a private message for your address, once I receive a response I will contact Quiltmaker to send your magazine.
http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/

Thanks to everyone for commenting! If you would like to purchase a copy you can visit this link to quiltmaker's quilt and sew shop.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

TTMT#9

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 12 Blog Tour

Yippee!! This is my very first time in the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour. The magazine hits newsstands today! I love 100 Block's magazine.  I think I have them all LOL.  Having 100 designs in each issue, there is definitely something for everyone.  Every technique you can think of and something for every level of quilter.


I have been quilting for about 4 years.  As my blog name states, I am a little crazy.  I have all kinds of crazy ideas "swimming" around in my head.  I received EQ7 as a gift from my husband and I was playing around with different shapes and all of a sudden one looked like a fish to me.  So, I got a crazy idea to have two fishies kissing.  Then I thought, Hey what about a crab looking up at the smooching couple.  So, here is is my block design.  You can find it on page 31, block #1148.

 Thank You Quiltmaker for allowing me to share with everyone.  Here it is again using different fabrics.

 You know I said before that I was crazy right?  Well, check this out.  I was trying to think of a quilt I could design from this fish block. I thought this block represents a big ocean with lots of sea creatures. Why not zoom out from the fish and see who else is watching the scene.
Here is the design in EQ7.

  Ha ha! It looks like we have a seahorse, jelly fish, clam, starfish, and lastly a bird dipping his head in for a view.
Here is the finished quilt!  The quilt is on page 78.



 The quilt was pieced by me and quilted by QuiltLizzy.  Thank You for hopping by and if you would like, you can follow me.  I need someone to talk to ha ha.

Now for a Giveaway!

Quiltmaker is the sponsor and they are giving away a free copy of this magazine. Shipping anywhere! In order for a chance to win just leave a comment below.  I will randomly select a winner at the end of the hop.

Check into the hop each day for more chances and to see other wonderful designs from other blogs. 
Here is the link..to Quilty Pleasure's Blog by Quiltmaker


Have a Kwilt Krazy day!!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Christmas Is In My Heart! Giveaway Too!!

Hi everyone!  First let me give a big shout out to Marina at Seams to be Sew for once again coordinating all the fun.  Thanks again to Fat Quarter Shop, they are giving away a $25.00 gift certificate each day of the hop. You can sign up for a chance to win at any blog that is showing the entry box.  Just leave a comment at each blog for an entry. Be sure to check out Christmas is in My Heart blog hop every day.

Well for me Jesus is the Reason for the Season.  When I thought about the title Christmas is in your Heart, He was the first thing I thought of.  I decided I would again do a thread art wall hanging.  I searched for a picture to use from the internet and came up with this one.


I saved the picture to my computer and then used a free online tool that will change pictures to sketches.  Photo 2 Sketch  You can upload any photo you would like to change to a sketch.  I then blew up the picture and printed it off in 4 separate 8 1/2 x 11 pieces and taped them together to complete the larger size.  I used a light box and #2 pencil to trace the major component lines onto muslin fabric.  I am very happy with the way it turned out.


I used black thread to free motion embroidery all of the details and then used colored pencils to add color.  Finally, I used clear textile medium and a small paint brush and brushed the entire drawing, let it dry, and heat set with an iron. I had a fat quarter sitting around that always reminded me of stained glass.  I thought it would be perfect for the border.


Jesus has blessed me and my family so much.  My days have not always been perfect. I have learned and will continue to learn when going through difficult times. I am a cancer survivor and there are many other not so fun stories in my life but, I "know" He has always been by my side and even carried me through any hard times.  Thank YOU Lord!!!  I hope however you celebrate this time of year that you have a wonderful blessed holiday!  Big HUGS to you all!

Thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop "I" WON a $25.00 gift certificate during the Halloween Hop.  Check out what I got :)  Wha-hoo Downton Abbey Fat Quarters.  The show is ending whaaaaaaa.


Ok, now "YOU" could win a $25.00 gift certificate as well.  Leave a comment below and hop on over to the other blogs for even more chances to win.


All giveaways start at midnight est Rafflecopter Time and end at 11:59 pm est Rafflecopter Time.




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Don't forget to stop by all the other sites today!


P.S. 

If interested come back tomorrow.  I have a block in Quiltmaker's 100 Block magazine and tomorrow is my day of that blog.  Quiltmaker will be giving away an issue of 100 Blocks from each blog participant.



Monday, October 19, 2015

Halloween Haunts 2015 & GIVEAWAYS!!!

BOO! Welcome to day 2 of the Halloween Haunts blog hop.  Thanks to Marian at Seamstobesew for bringing us all together.  Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop, they are giving away a $25.00 gift certificate each day of the hop. You can sign up for a chance to win at any blog that is showing the entry box. Be sure to check out Halloween Haunts hop every day.

All giveaways start at midnight est Rafflecopter Time and end at 11:59 pm est Rafflecopter Time.

First I would like to share with you a table runner that I designed. I am happy with the way it turned out, I think it is boo-rrific.
  

  The center block was a design from a child's coloring book that I purchased at the $1 store.  I used painters tape to stick it to the top of the fabric and then used black thread and sewed right on top of the lines.  After it was all stitched I tore the paper away like you would with FPP.  I then stitched back over the lines with another layer of black thread.  Next I did free motion embroidery to color in the pumpkin and parts of the mouse.  Finally in that block I used colored pencils to add more color.  I wasn't sure what to do next so I added an orange border and used an Anita Good Design pattern for the pumpkins around the center block.

 Then I had an idea to applique a bat, moon, and star that is in the fabric pattern.

 Lastly, I hand embroidered Boo! and a couple of small stars : )  

 When Halloween is over I can just flip it to the other side for some Fall Stripes!

 
I have been making a lot of amigurumi lately and here are my most recent little guys.  Daddy, Mama, and Baby Bat! Thanks to my TTMT friend Snowie.  She shared this pattern with us last week from Lucy Ravenscar she has many interesting patterns. You should check out her site too!



Don't forget to stop by the other blogs today!  Here is the schedule for today:



Now for the giveaways...Yes TWO!  One from Fat Quarter Shop and one from yours truly.


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Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Haunts 2015 starts today! Giveaways!!!

Check out these cool sites and enter the giveaway!  Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a $25.00 Gift Certificate EVERYDAY!!!

This link will show you the entire schedule Halloween Haunts

Here is the schedule for today.  Enjoy!







Here is a short silly TTMT from this past Tuesday.








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