Monday, March 28, 2011

This-n-That Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY!! Hop on over their blog.

They are having a GIVEAWAY!! Leave them a comment for a chance to win 1 of 3 different jellyrolls.

Giveaway ends Wednesday.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Knitting Baby Hats

I started knitting and crocheting baby hats for a local hospital. The pink ones are crocheted and the blue ones are knitted -- very simple and fast patterns. I picked up a variegated yarn that reminds me of  Easter colors. I am using a double pointed needle pattern for the yarn. I hope to get a few done by the end of this week.

Friday, March 18, 2011

My Trip Around the World

As promised, this is my quilt I am working on
Here is a shot of the my Bernina - the machine I am using to piece. I chose this one because it loves Aurifil thread and the bobbin holds yards and yards.

My design wall -- I have to get what is up there done and out the door!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Trip Around the World

Yesterday, I took off from work and went to Peggys Sewing Center for Norma Campbell's Trip Around the World. You make a queen size quilt from 24 different 1/2 yd cuts. Here is are my strips I started cutting out before class. I did not like the dark brown so I quickly added more of the pink and blues.

This is the class:

Here is Peggy and Norma:

Here is Norma's quilt:

I will try to remember to take pictures of my progress.
I had a wonderful time!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Another Saturday for Thrift Store Finds

I love looking through the thrift stores on Kent Island. Estate Treasures donates to Queen Anne's hospice program and Living Waters runs a local food bank. Here are my quilting related finds from last Saturday -- two quilt books and bags full of thread. The one spool is a never used Aurifil in cream color. How lucky is that!