Monday, February 21, 2011

My Month 1 and Month 2 of The Amy Butler Bag Challenge

Project 1:
                                                                                                                                                                                                        I made this bag from my stash. The pattern is from Amy Bulter's book ,"Style Stitches"

Project 2:  Made the bag from fabric that I had in my stash to make the Project 2: Reversible Everyday Shopper from the book Amy Bulter's Style Stitches

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Monthly Bag Challenge

Yes , over at JemJam , they are having a monthly bag challenge. You sew a new bag using Amy Butler's book, Style Stitches. Get fun, get idea. Just thing of all the gifts for friends you will have. Just push the button and join the fun.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

For Moda Bake Shop Contest

If you have not heard Moda Bake Shop is having a monthly contest. The March contest is charm packs

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My sketchbook entry for February

My sketchbook entry for February:

I will need to change the pattern of the fabrics

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I am ready for the Quiltstory Block Party

Here is my version of a traditional block. I used Moda Martinuque by 3 sisters

View 2: closer look

I like how this block came out. I am going to have to make a quilt using this block.
To join the fun just hit the button to the right or the address below.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My Block for the Party

The linky party for our block party starts this Monday!  Alright what fun.  Check out the button on the right or go here:
:Here is some info from the blog.
You can begin linking at 12:01 am MST Monday Feb 7th (phew) through 11:59 pm MST Wednesday Feb 9th.

You will be linking up a blog post of your own, so if you haven't already, make sure to blog about your quilt block and include the block party button in the post.  (See sidebar)

If you don't have a blog, email us a photo or two of your quilt block and include the category to enter them into.

There will be three categories in which you can link up your blocks, traditional, modern, creative.

You can enter up to three blocks in any of the three categories.  However, each block can only be entered once.

Your blocks should be completely unfinished, raw edges and all.  Ironing optional :)

It's almost here!  Yay!  Email us with any other questions, myquiltstory{at}gmail{dot}com

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Working on a new project

Just needs binding

This quilt is for my nephew Kolton. He was born 2 months ago. The quilt is from a kit from Fat Quarter Shop. The fabrics theme is wheels. I added a border to it.

Betty likes it. The quilt will have to be washed after the binding is added.

Close up of the quilting.

Close up of the back
Now for the binding

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Join the fun:

Basic idea: YOU (any and all of you) will create quilt blocks and submit them to QuiltStory's Block Party.  There will be three categories in which you can enter your block. Modern, Traditional and Creative.
How to submit: Three weeks from today we will have a linky party starting 12:01 am MST on Monday February 7th through Wednesday February 9th closing at 11:59 pm MST.  During this time you will submit your quilt block in one of the three categories, Modern, Traditional and Creative.  You can submit up to three blocks.
Categories: You will be the judge of which category your block falls in to, but it can be only one.  Modern or Traditional can mean the layout of the block or the fabrics.  Creative is referring to a block that maybe has applique, a pieced house block, etc.  You don't necessarily need to be experienced to enter this contest!  If you are unsure or new to quilting, I'd search through Flickr to get ideas on some quilt blocks!
Prizes:  We have got some amazing prizes for the winners of this contest!!  Let me introduce you to the sponsors and all the goodies you could win!

First Place Prizes
3 yard bundle of Organic Circa 50 Birch fabrics and pattern
$60 value
$50 Gift Certificate
$50 Gift Certificate

Runners Up Prizes
$25 Gift Certificate
$25 Gift Certificate
$25 Gift Certificate
Half Yard bundle of 9 Ivy Trellis by Riley Blake fabrics and pattern
$25 Gift Certificate

Determining winners: We have fabulous celebrity guest judges to help Heather and I determine the winners. We wanted to do it this way because first a foremost we value these ladies opinions greatly!  Secondly we didn't want the popularity of a blog determining a winner based on votes.  We will basically be judging on skill and style and we will not be biased in the least!  The judges are Twin Fibers, SewSara, Flamingo Toes, Diary of a Quilter and AmyLouWho.  Over the next couple of weeks we'll get to know them better and tell you why we think they deserve to be our "celebrity" judges!

Here is our cute little button.  If you are going to participate in the block party, add this button to your sidebar. Whether or not you participate, we'd love for you to do a post about it, post a button, help get the word out there!  Not only will this be a great way to win prizes, but a great resource and inspiration for quilt blocks!
Fresh Poppy Design
Boring additional details if you care to read on!:

  • Winner will be announced on Friday February 11th
  • The quilt block can be any size
  • Make sure that you enter a single quilt block, ie not a close-up of a block on a quilt :)
  • Your block does not have to be your own original idea, however if you did get the pattern or idea somewhere make sure to credit them in your post
  • If you are not a US resident and win a prize, you'll be responsible for shipping charges
More questions?  No problem, comment here or email us at myquilststory[at]gmail[dot]com
Are you excited??!?!