Friday, January 24, 2014

#44 Update on Struggles and Miracles post #27

Just wanted to give you a brief update and show you some pictures of a project I just finished for my friend Kellie and her little guy!!

If you didn't read the post and want the back story you can find it here.

Kellie is due in 2 weeks, she is getting anxious for the little guy to arrive. She has had some struggles with this miracle pregnancy, but she is handling everything extremely well. Now with her due date so close the 
doctor has found that she has a type b strep virus, that can affect the baby during delivery. So she needs to be on antibiotics for delivery so hopefully the little guy won't pick up the bug. Again I'm asking anyone who prays, please remember Kellie and her little miracle in prayer over the next few weeks!! 

Here is the simple bag I made to go along with the quilt. Its all done, but missing D rings to add the handles, do to car trouble and more bad weather (hwy was closed today) in our area!! Hopefully will get out Monday!!

 Made this bag pattern up on the fly, guess that makes me a designer!! lol Not the 2 block patterns, that is thanks to As Easy As ABC QAL.
 His first name will start with C, His last name with B

Sunday, January 19, 2014

#43 Labels

 I posted a picture on Instagram the other day of my label, that I had forgotten again to add to a finished product. Which results in me stitch ripping a little space to add it in!! lol It is absolutely ridiculous that I keep forgetting!! I love the labels and have them stuck to the cork board right at my sewing area!!

Okay, maybe I should clean it up a bit!! lol
Anyway, the response I had from the post made me think that maybe I should post a little more info here.

The logo on the right is the link to:  ikaprint!  (or for today so is the word ikaprint) You will also see a coupon code upstairshobbyroom to save you 5% on an order.

I have placed 3 orders to date, 2 for me in two different sizes and layouts, and one for my mother-in-law. I wish I had remembered to take a picture of hers, they were blue with silver print. They were lovely too!!
 I have nothing but good to say about each time I have emailed and asked for help designing a label, Feyza is always prompt to answer and help, the labels come quickly, and have always been exactly like the proof I approved!! Fantastic company!! 

This is what I can tell you....I didn't have a clue what I was doing the first time I went over to look at labels. There are a lot of options and I was over whelmed!! So I did nothing. Than I went back looked around again and sent off an email to Feyza telling her what I was looking for... a basic white, clearly readable label. She was more than helpful, I placed my order according to her help, and very quickly I had a proof to ok.

As soon as I approved the proof, the order is started. Within  about 3 weeks I had my first labels!!

Then I decided I needed a smaller label for projects that I might sell or didn't require as much information on them. So again I emailed Feyza!! She is fantastic. If you know your way around graphics you can design your own and send that to her too!! Which would be awesome if I had a clue!!lol

Again I was looking for simple white, though she has many colours to choose from.

On this project I actually used both labels! The full label on the inside of the "pouch" I made for the Sweet Pouch Exchange, and the small label on the outside (designer label!!) And I included the other picture so you can see the difference!!

And lastly here is the proof for my Mom's and an idea for maybe my next label!!

What I've Been Up To:

Mostly everything I'm sewing right now is for an up coming Blog Hop!! :( 
But here's what I can show you and a sneak peak....

Everything Equal Modern Blocks QAL

Sugar Block Club 2014 

Tested another pattern for Kristy at Quiet Play
 This guy is so cute and there are more, you should check out all the animals!!

You have to check this out!! Retro fantastic!!

Sneak Peak....
Up coming Hugs & Kisses Blog Hop
I Post on February the 7th! (if there are no changes!!) and I have another give away!! 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

#42 City Sampler 100 Blocks Complete

It's hard to believe that it is finally completed, but here it is!! Not really a lot to say other than thank you to Sara at  and the gang (Emily, Julie, Gina, and Kim) who every Monday posted the weeks 3 blocks and had a linky party for us all to show our blocks and stay on track!!

 A nine month quest filled with sewing adventures and prizes by the wonderful sponsors Aurifil, Pellon, and Pink Castle Fabrics!! Congratulations to all the monthly winners!! Sew fun!! 

If you are thinking about doing the 100 blocks, go for it!! Find a QAL group or dive in on your own or with a friend! I love my quilt!! May not be everyones colour choice, and really wasn't something I thought I'd ever do, but it was different and cheery!! Which through our long, cold, snow and ice filled winter, turned out to be very mood brightening!! 

 What I've Been Up To: 

I hate having to apologize for pictures, but this is a big quilt and the weather isn't cooperating to be able to take it this is the best I could do for now!! Hopefully after it is quilted we will get the keeper shot!

 Hope it was worth the wait!! :) To everyone on Instagram that I tortured!! ;)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

#02 Wake Up To Kona Blog Hop!!

Thanks for dropping by...for those of you who are first timers here at my blog, my name is Sandy. I've been quilting a little over 2 years now and blogging for about 6 months!! I'm a mother of 3 grown kids and have been married to my farmer for 28.5 yrs!!

 This is my second Blog Hop as a contributor and it has been so much fun!!
Don't forget to read to the end of the post so you don't miss out!! I have two wonderful prize sponsors, 
Check it out here!

Check it out here!

I want to thank Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for cheering the Wake Up to Kona Blog Hop, and allowing me to participate!! And of course Madame Sam and all the sponsors making this Blog Hop possible.
I knew I had to be a part of a Blog Hop that was all about Kona Solids,  especially since I finished a quilt top this year during the  Virtual Quilting Bee I joined over at Diary of a Quilter with Kona Solids!! The background is Kona White and each block is various shades of one colour. 

My first quilt in solids!! Got to love Kona!!
Just needs a border and backing!!  

Of course that wasn't enough for me to post about and I wanted a project that featured one of the new lines from Kona. I found an Atkinson Pattern I purchase a few months ago called "Hot Stuff"and placed an order with Mad About Patchwork for the Kona Sunrise Roll-Up, and here's what I made!!

 A Casserole Carrier

 BUT.......I had another Roll-Up, Kona Dark, and the pattern comes with 2 sizes. The above is for a 13X9". So I also made this.....

This one is for a 3 Quart Casserole!!

When you are making the casserole carrier you trim it down and them angle the ends....
So with the extras that were cut off, because I don't like to waste anything if I can help it (I'm sure you feel the same way!!), I made these...

Some Coasters.....

and a couple of hot pads to bring with your travelling casseroles!!

I hope I have inspired you to get creative with some Kona Solids too!! 

So here's the deal,

 I'm going to help a couple of you get started creating with Kona with the help of my fantastic prize sponsors... 

Mad About Patchwork
 is donating a Kona Roll Up of either Sunrise or Sunset (winner's choice)


Atkinson Designs

has donated 2 of the "Hot Stuff"  patterns. 

So if you want a chance to win, leave a comment below, telling me your favourite Kona solid or the last project you made with Kona solids, and if you follow me on any social blog or instagram... leave me a second comment letting me know how you are following me... for a second chance to win one of the prizes!! I will contact the winners, by email, at the end of the Blog Hop (Jan 22, 2014). Please ensure your are  not a non relpy blogger, or I will sadly  have to pick another winner!! 
Good Luck everyone!!