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Friday, July 29, 2011

Freebie Count Down

It's count down to The Quilt Shack Give Away of the Farm Fresh fat quarters!  a new line of fabric! yeah!!!  Tomorrow Enzo will press the button on the random number generator and we will announce the winner!!!  So be sure to click on the link and follow the entry instructions!!!

Well, I did it!  I finished a new project from Summer Gatherings by Primitive Gathering.  There are at least 10 projects in this books that I want to make so it was well worth the purchase!  Although I have purchased books just to look longingly at the pictures, never to make a thing out of them. LOL  How about you?  Do you always make stuff out of the books you buy or are you like me...just wishing they would appear already done.  I remember as a little girl pouring over the Sears Christmas catalog...that's what I am talking about.

I used the Big Stitch technique for the quilting. Which after watching some of the Woolies use this technique...I really like!  I used a milk chocolate brown color so it would show a little and I cross hatched...which I absolutely love!  I now have two wool signs for outside my front door.  I am leaving this one up till October...cause I need at least a couple of months to make a Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas sign!!! 

Today is filled with want too's, have too's and can I please start a new project...or...should I finish a UFO...oh, and then there are those pesky BOW's...hummm

17 comments:

  1. Love your new welcome sign!! And your big stitch quilting just makes the whole thing SING!! The hanger is very sweet too!!
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  2. I love the big stitch quilting! Lately I've been in a quilt book buying mode...so many wanna dos :) I spent many hours over my lifetime with those Sears Christmas catalogs!

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  3. I really find that appealing, did you do the applique on the machine? I can't see any stitching on the WELCOME words - is there any? Anyway, love it - very welcoming and the hanger is perfect!

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  4. I love buying quilting mags even if I don't make anything from them. I find them to be very inspiring with lots of tips and how-tos. Love the welcome sign and the hanger. I think I would leave it up year-round it is so pretty.

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  5. Thanks Paulette...now to head over to visit the Crawford's Farm Quilt Show!

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  6. Ahhh, everytime I see your little icon of the beach I can smell the ocean air! I swore off buying any more books until I saw the latest one...

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  7. oh no Vicki, all appliqued by hand. Button hole stitchin on the pot and flowers and running stitch on the Welcome letters. I got the hanger from BJ's Quilt Basket and it was the best investment because I just keep it up and change the quilt! I am going to get my friend Anne to give me machine applique lessons...but never on the wool!

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  8. I also love quilt magazine...just got back from my staff meeting at work and picked up my mail for the week and American patchwork was waiting! yippie skippie! You are so sweet. It is pretty but I love Halloween stuff for that is what I plan for next...but I have a little time!

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  9. I love that project. I have mine just about done with the exception of the little tiny purple dotted flower. I also have that quilt hanger - which I love.

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  10. Love the pattern and really, really love the primitive stitching. blessings, marlene

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  11. Great minds buy the same things! LOL

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  12. Oh thank you so much Marlene. It was my first attempt at the big stitch and I love it!

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  13. Okay...now you make me want to go back and cross hatch mine! Darn you!

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  14. I know...the cross hatching really makes the wool look great! I am not sure I would go back and requilt...but then again it might bug you every time you come over and see my cute wool hanging! LOL

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  15. I must admit I have an addition...buying quilt magazines...just can't pass one up...I went into sew many quilts and talked with the girls there about my love for the woolly lady patterns and my allergy to wool and the conclusion was buy a pattern and make it out of flannel...GREAT IDEA....love them...

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  16. Wow Ann, I would have never thought of that! And right now there is so many yummy flannels out there! Let me know how it turns out!

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  17. I will, I got the pattern in the mail today and can hardly wait to start it..its a table runner called August Afternoon

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