Blogger Girls April 2014

01 Apr 2014

Here we are the first day of April!  May April fools day bring laughter and sunshine to brighten your day!  

This month you get to try the Fit to be Companion rulers.  You can use this set to create several different options.  Flip corners, cottages, and square in a square blocks, and more! A set that everyone should have in their collection of quilting tools.

 Fit to be companion


I continue to use a shade darker tone on tone for the light and switched my reds and blues around in the alternate block for this month.  

How are your blocks turning out and what colors are you using? 

Be sure to visit the other blogs today!  

Thanks for visiting, now off to the store to work on details for our bus trip this month.

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Blogger Girls Block 3

28 Feb 2014

I hope this finds everyone wishing for Spring to be upon us soon!  Although this Iowa Winter has become long for us, we need to look at the positive side.  Staying inside allows for more sewing time.  This weekend Quilter's Window is holding a Cabin Fever Retreat. How wonderful to spend time with quilting friends, and yes, we are predicted to have snow again Friday and Saturday.  May you all have a great weekend of sewing and time with friends and pray for Spring to be upon us!

Blogger Grils Block 3 is now put together and ready to share with you!


Blog 3 

Blogger Girls 3 was fun and I am loving the size of these blocks!  Amazing how you can shuffle your colors using the same blocks and get a totally different look.  Have fun with Block number 3 and be sue to visit all the other Bloggers and check out their quilt blocks.  

See you soon!  Denise

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The Magical Mini-Charm Bus Tour

21 Feb 2014

Magical Mini-Charm Bus Tour
Do you have Cabin Fever?  We have just what you need!  Gather some of your friends and get on board with us for a Magical Mini-Charm tour to 8 fun Stops at 8 Great Shops.
Leave us to the hosting with travel on a charter bus by our favorite drivers Ken & Ruth, a stay at Country Inn and Suites and food at each stop, plus a mini-charm pattern to use with your free mini-charm pack, all for only $149!

Sign up by March 15th you will be in a drawing for 3-$50 bills
to be given away for spending cash!

I have included a link to all the shops websites for you to take a peek for yourself.

The Calico Shoppe

The trip is non-refundable but is transferable.  Payment due at time of sign up.
Call today before the bus is full!

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Open Gate Quilts Blogger Girls Month 2

01 Feb 2014

Blogger Girls Block 2


First off I hope all of you have been able to get in some sewing time this Winter!  If you are fortunate to live somewhere that you don't get the winter white stuff, I thought I'd share a glimpse of what my hometown looks like this time of year.  This Fall our community had a dedication to a Veterans Memorial that was long over due for the men and women who served from the area.  One frosty morning I took a picture of this beautiful site that makes it's home in front of our court house. May the red, white, and blue fly with great honor!  Thank you to all who have served to give us freedom!

Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial in New Hampton, IA

The red, white, cream and blue continue on in my theme for Blogger Girls Two using Moniques line North Gate Manor.  You will find that the pieces to these blocks can create many looks depending on your choice of colors when putting them together. I chose to use a slightly darker cream to show contrast against my background along with a red and blue print.   Enjoy creating these blocks!

Blogger Girls II Block 2

Blogger Girls Blocks month 2

Be sure to visit all the other bloggers to see their version of block two!


Happy Sewing you all and see you soon!


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Open Gate Quilts Blogger Girls II Block 1

01 Jan 2014

Happy New Year!

May you all have a happy and healthy 2014!  New Years Eve at our home was very quiet.  Hubby and I were the only ones home and he was feeling a bit under the weather.  So...I got to spend some time with "Creative Claudette" my Pfaff Creative Vision. 

In yesterdays post you got to see my stack of fabrics I am using for Blogger Girls II Block of the Month. Don't you just love what Monique has created in her new line "North Gate Manor"?  Fabrics from her previous lines slipped in to the mix too! The first two block went together rather quickly and I love the 6 1/2" size.  Here are my versions of the first 2 blocks.

Blogger Girls II Block 1

Blogger Girls II Block 1

Next to add the sashing around the blocks to finish them off. 

Be sure to check out these Bloggers sites and see what they have put together!

A Quilting Life -
 A Patriotic Qulter -
 Moda Lissa ~
 Quilter’s Window ~
Pleasant Home ~
Open Gate Blog ~

Hope to see you again soon!


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