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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Christmas in July Quilt Coming Soon!!!

Hey everyone! We will be kicking off the Christmas in July Block-A-Thon in just a few weeks and wanted to give you all of the juicy details! Below is the amazing list of bloggers that will be participating and showing you how to create some amazing blocks. So be sure to check out their sites and watch here for their block tutorial. It is a jam packed month with lots of blocks, but if you do not get them done in the short amount of time, we will be putting together an E-book that you can click through that will have all the blocks and tutorials inside. Very easy for catch up!
2 GRAND PRIZES include all the fabrics to create the Christmas in July quilt. They will be randomly selected at the end of the QAL in a comment manner.
Post your progress in our Flickr group that you can find HERE. (

Also, if you are joining in, grab our button on the sidebar to post on your blog!
List of Bloggers!

July 2th - Heather at Fiberosity
July 5nd - Pat Sloan
July 6th – Melanie at Melanie Dramatic
July 9th - Pam at Pam Kitty Morning
July 11th - Kelsey Creates
July 13th - Katie @ Swim Bike Quilt
July 16th - Kim at Persimon Dreams
July 18th - Amanda at Sasikirana
July 20th - Jane at QuiltJane
July 23th - Kristy at St Louis Folk Victorian
July 25th – Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop
*July 27rd - Lee at Freshly Pieced
*July 30th - Jennifer at MJandCo
*August 1st – Mishka at Quilting Gallery
*August 3rd - Tiffiny at
*August 6th - Tacha at Fat Quarterly
*August 8th – Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations
*August 10th – Jocelyn at It’s Sew Emma
August 13th – Final Quilt Reveal!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

2012 June ~ Hearts Pillow Update using Steam A Seam 2

This pillow was bothering me, it just didn't feel complete.  So it received a bit of a makeover.  These hearts I made and appliqued would really be great for Valentine's Day as well.  <3 :-)
Here is a link to the original blog post for this pillow before I made these changes in December 2011.  This past week I had reopened the pillow from the bottom and appliqued around all of the hearts & letters I used Steam-A-Seam 2 on.  I really like how it looks now that I have done that.  I re-stitched it across the bottom and now it is good to go.  Let me know what you think when you get a chance :-)  PS...Click on any of these pics to make them larger.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Awesome Proposal Video!

I saw this link on a friend's Face Book page, it is a very creative but still touching proposal that is posted on YouTube!  I did not make this video, and I don't know anyone in it, I just loved it and had to post about it.  Be warned you may need a tissue for the happy tears :-)
Link above to see video!  You will love it!  :-)

2012 May ~ Costume & Prop Mom ~ Suessical Jr.

I have been pretty preoccupied this past month+ with making a bunch of goodies for my oldest son's school play, plus my trip to AZ and finishing up a teacher appreciation gift.  The play will be on in a few days and the kids are very excited!  Here are some pics of what I have done so far.   
I altered this adult size jumper so it could fit a 4th grader and added the funky pouch to the front so she could carry her little friend the kangaroo in it, to help show that she is "Sour the Kangaroo" in the play :-) The kangaroo is also secured to the jumper in 2 places with yarn.
I made these hats for the The "Wickersham Brothers", 3 mischievous monkeys initials on hats for their 1st names :-)
These crazy tails coordinate with the hats above for the monkeys, I added a large loop at the top so it could be worn with a belt.  They have a hanger in them so they can be bent as they would like :-)
The trufulla trees, taped the trunks with different colored duct tapes, grass from poster board, in a bucket filled about 1/3 up with concrete, hole in the top with pvc pipe to securely hold it (Thank you hubby & boys for the making of the concrete xox).  Then cardboard for the tops covered in painted cotton balls :-)
My niece, Rebecca helping by cutting out 4 of the tree tops, so thankful for her help!  She just graduated high school this weekend!  Congrats Becca boo!

The picture I have of the nest for Jo-Jo the Who child was made from an office chair, but it isn't a very good picture, kids are standing in front of it during the play...haha :-)

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Friday, June 1, 2012

2012 May ~ Teacher Appreciation Gift

I made this apple wall hanging for my youngest son's 2nd grade teacher, Mr. Hedges obviously from the name on the front of it...haha :-)  It is a mixture of applique and quilting.  Please ignore the binding, I want to cover my head over it, looks like I did it while I was riding a bike with my helmet on backwards, I was in way too much of a hurry when I did it.  Mr. Hedges did love it though when it was presented to him when I took my youngest into school.  Luckily, he seemed unaware of my binding issue on his gift :-)
I made this lighthouse out of 3 pieces of fabric and stitching :-) My favorite part!
My youngest, proudly holding his gift for his teacher :-)

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