Wednesday, November 6, 2013

All in One + a Giveaway

I hope you all will stay with me through this lengthy post.  It has been quite awhile since I posted about any of my projects so I'm going to try to cram a lot into one post.

First up, the giveaway.  In honor of the Big-City Bags Sew Along Sara has generously offered to give one lucky reader a signed copy of her new book!  Just leave a comment at the end of this post and next Wednesday I will announce the winner.  The book was released yesterday so mine should be on the way.  I can't wait to get my hands on it!!!

Sorry in advance for the terrible photographs.  I will take some decent ones once the quilts are actually done and give them a proper post.

Next a few WIPs.  There is no way I could fit ALL of my WIPs into one post so I'll stick to the quilt tops that I have completed that just need binding and/or basting and quilting.

Squeak's Wonky Stars Quilt featuring Let's Pretend by Sara Jane.

Princess's Churn Dash Quilt using Sara Jane's Out to Sea.

Just For Fun Plus Quilt using Wren & Friends.  I'm waiting for yardage to be released so I can buy enough for the backing.

Reader's Choice Sudoku Quilt.  I haven't done a Reader's Choice post the last two months because I've been busy, but I do plan on restarting in December.

In From the Cold Quilt by Kate Spain. 
Now a little bit of randomness:

My little family :).  There has also been lots of cleaning in anticipation of the redecorating I plan on doing when I get some free time.
And last but not least a few finishes.

My Silver Cinema Bag (pattern by Sew Sweetness).  I drew the owl, traced it onto the fabric then free motion quilted over it.  I'm extremely pleased with how it turned out.  The pattern for this bag is great!  I had never used a metal frame like this and was a little leery but it was actually really easy and I definitely see more of these in my future.

A few items that I've managed to get ready for upcoming craft shows.  I somehow managed to book myself for two shows on the same weekend.  One is a Friday/Saturday show and the other a Saturday/Sunday show.  Thankfully I have some great quilty friends that have agreed to help me out and man one of the booths for me on Saturday.  But that means I need enough inventory to stock both shows that day...EEEEKKKK!!!  I've got three weeks to get a LOT of stuff together!

A few coffee sleeves for the shows.

And I finally finished by Autumn Sampler.  It will hopefully be a pillow by the end of the day.  I have plans to make a Modern Maples Quilt to go with it but who knows when that will actually happen.  I've ordered the supplies for the two new samplers being released by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery but while I'm waiting for them to arrive I will try to get caught up on my Woodland Sampler. 
If you've made it this far, I'd like to say thanks for sticking with me!  Our computer is old, slow, and diseased so posts may be few and far between until Christmas-ish, when hopefully I will get a new one.


  1. Gorgeous makes Angela! The quilts are beautiful and your family is adorable! Have fun at the craft shows and I hope Father Christmas gets you a new computer ;)

  2. Great projects all! Love the owl bag. May all your prep for the craft shows be smooth sewing. The Big-City Bags book is a fabulous new find for me. Looks wonderful. I shall be following along the blog hopping sewing. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

  3. I love the churn dash and the plus quilts!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  4. love all those projects, thanks for the chance

  5. Wow Angie! (I always think of u as Angie, do people call you that?!) I love the princess quilt, and the teacups are my next fave. You just have a baby and go on about your business huh? I'm very impressed. I pretended I wasn't capable of lifting a finger for at least 3 months after I had my little girl :) I'm surprised you're able to get that much done with 2 babies. You are like my husband- an expert at time management. Wish somebody would organize my life!! Great work, as always my friend :)

  6. That is a lot of great projects! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  7. Sudoku quilt? That's very interesting!

  8. That is a whole lot of stuff to get done in a short time, well done! Cute family you've got there, well done :)

  9. All of your quilts are gorgeous! You have been super busy. The owl bag is adorable and what a great way to embellish it!

  10. Great projects in the works. I love your stars and churn dash. what a nice family!

  11. you've been a busy bee. :) i like the in from the cold.

  12. love your projects! your wonky stars are so fun!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  13. Hi Angela! I must tell you this is the first Churn Dash quilt I've ever liked! Thank you! I was thinking I was 'different' because I didn't like them... But I guess I just didn't like the fabrics that were being used. It's really pretty for a Princess! Love the owl bag too! Congratulations on these great finishes. Thanks for stopping by the blog today and good luck in the giveaway! I'm a sucker for birds too! Karen

  14. Wow you've sure been really busy. With the kidlets around to take care of too, I'm highly impressed. Good luck with the shows.

  15. Gorgeous makes - I love the cross-stitch especially.