Blogger Girls II Revealing!

01 Jul 2014

Did you have fun doing the Blogger Girls II Block of the Month?  I sure did!  Thanks to Monique for inviting us to take part so I could create another one of her designs.  Since I did the blocks from her collections of fabric and in the red, cream, blues and greens it seems fitting that it would be complete just in time for our 4th of July weekend.  How cute this would look on the front porch swing. Oh, yeah one problem…It is in the front window of the store and not on my porch.  Guess I will have to display it for everyone to see this weekend of freedom.

Blogger Girls II Complete

If you look close you can see that I finished my version a little different than the instructions.  I left out the corner sections of the monthly blocks because I wanted the stars in the alternate blocks to pop out and I finished the inner border with a 2 1/2" strip instead of the 1 1/2" border.

Be sure to visit all the other bloggers to see how they finished their quilts and I hope you will share your quilts with us as well!

A Quilting Life - aquiltinglife.blogspot.com
 A Patriotic Qulter - http://thepatrioticquilter.blogspot.com/
 Moda Lissa ~ ModaLissa.blogspot.com
Pleasant Home ~ www.pleasant-home.com/
Open Gate Blog ~ http://opengatequilts.blogspot.com

May you all have a great 4th of July weekend with family and friends!

Denise


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Blogger Girls Block 6

31 May 2014

Here we are, the first of June and signs of Summer are being well received by those of us who had a very, very long Winter.   How do you spend your Summer time?  Gardening, camping, sewing, biking?  So many things to put into our days to enjoy time outside.  With everything that has been going on, I still try to make time to do a little stitching each night.  It is amazing with even an hour each night how much one can accomplish.  Truth be told, I wanted to be further on my Blogger Girls but life was a little out of control this past month.  Next month I will have everything together to show you the finished quilt top.  I just love these little blocks, don't you?

 Blogger Girls II 6

Lisa's blocks 

Be sure to visit all the other Blog posts and see what they have put together.  I hope these continue to inspire you and hop we can see how some of your quilts turn out!

Have a great Sunday & Stop back soon.

Denise



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Life is....

30 May 2014

Hello dear friends! 

All of our lives seem to be crazy these days and mine has been no different.  As much as I would love to spend more time in therapy (sewing room) I have committed myself to family time.  My husband Bill and I have two sons.  Our youngest Marshall just graduated from High School and our oldest Mitchell got engaged just before Christmas. So you can imagine, right? On the flip side it has been wonderful to have another female in the house after living with 3 guys for the last 22 years.  For this reason my time has been spread thin and my time to blog limited.  Truthfully I have been better at facebook posting lately since I can do little snippets on happenings at the store. Graduation is over, yes he graduated in the top portion of his class and made us proud. So we have a few months before the wedding and everything is going great, Chelsea is a great planner and organized. We are blessed to be welcoming her into our family.  I'll share a few snap shops since I am so proud of both boys.

Marshall

Marshall's picture taken behind the store

Mitchell

Mitchell & Chelsea in front of the building were they met

Don't they make a cute couple?

 

Next on the agenda...... The All Iowa Shop Hop!  The 3rd year and we have over $11,000 dollars in prizes to give away to those who visit all the shops in a region or bigger prizes for those that make it to all 94 shops.  Pick up your one of a kind magazine at any participating store, they are $5.  Everything you need to do the Iowa hop is in there! Call today to order your Iowa prints or stop in and them before they are gone!  Once they are gone, they are gone!

We did a quilt with the gray tone on tone print.  Iowa designer V and Co.'s pattern Barn Dance and Kona solids, we thought that was fitting.  It's on the quilting frame as I post this, can't wait....  We also have a smaller project made from the free 6" charms that were collected from the shops in the NE region. I'll have to post that one later after I get a picture.

All Iowa Shop Hop Fabric 2014

3 prints with the colored print having a border of quilt blocks

Barn Dance

Barn Dance

Stop in and see us soon! 

 


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Blogger Girls Month 5

01 May 2014

Happy May Day!  

The flowers should be blooming, trees budding and sign of brighter days should be coming our way soon, right?  I am hoping Mother Nature has dusted the feathers of our robins for the final time.  Two inches of snow greeted New Hampton this week.  Just happened to be a day I decided to catch up at home and work on Blogger Girls.  

This month was the block I gave Monique to feature for Blogger Girls.  Always love how you can make all the pieces transform into a new look with just the color changes and the movement of shapes.  As with all the blocks in her Blog Quilt.  Love it when we can all be creative.

 

Blogger Girls II Block 5

In this block the light color is just a shade darker than the background and I used two different values of blue from Monique's fabrics she designed for Maywood Studio.

Blogger Girls Block 5b

Love how the star pops out and the large print in the middle comes to life

May you have fun making Block 5 for your quilt.  Be sure to visit all the other blogs & see their version of block 5.

Enjoy your day quilting friends!


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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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