Thursday, June 28, 2012

Progress & 300 Post Giveaway

My design wall...is the back of my sofa.  Nevermind the clutter behind it!  Today I'm catching up on that.  Lol*  ANYHOW, here's how it's coming...I would have gone farther but I had to throw that shirt in the wash and am waiting for it to dry to finish up my arrowheads...

I sewed up all my quarter square triangle leader and enders so I'll get going on that project soon.  Last night while I was washing my shirts I decided that my next leader and ender project would be Crabapples from Bonnie's Adventures with Leaders and Enders book.  I have been eyeing this quilt for my scraps for some time.  I cut my 854 light squares while listening to the Husband watching Pawn Stars and Storage Wars.  LOL*  I like those shows.  We're also big fans of American Pickers.  (It's the hoarder in me.)


When you see a project calls for 1600 squares in the first two lines of the fabric requirements, you think, "oh yeah, that'll make a HUGE dent in my scraps!"  Not so much.  This is bin one of three.


So that's what I'm working on today!  After I clean house, do laundry, weed the garden, trim the hedges, and at some point these kids will want to eat.  Lol*

Before I go though, I promised a giveaway...and here it is!  I seriously can't believe it took me so long to get to 300 posts!!!  Comment below and you'll be entered for a chance to win the two fat quarters of batik fabric shown below and the PDF version of my Circular Geese pattern.  These came from my local quilt shop A Quilting Affair in Geneva, Ohio.  I will give this until midnight on Thursday, July 5th, 2012 and announce a winner sometime Friday, July 6th.


Thanks for reading and happy quilting!  :)

27 comments:

Caeli said...

Congrats on 300 posts!!!

Lindi said...

Great for you! I would love to know how to get just one post!!! L

Terry Truesdale said...

I found your posts off allquilting.biz. I find myself going through everyones blogs and get soooooo much creativity and inspiration from all of you. Thanks for your posts!!!

Sallie said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jan said...

300 posts is a huge accomplishment. Congratulations. Thank you for the give away.

Marcia W. said...

Congratulations on 300 (plus) posts. Thanks for the celebratory giveaway to share. I am blogless and have great respect for those who can write 300 good posts.

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on 300 posts!
What a great giveaway!
Your scraps look as out of control as mine!

Winona Thompson said...

Congratulations on 300 posts. I have been blogging for 3 years now and still haven't reached 300 posts. Thanks for the chance to win.

arlette said...

Congrats for your 300 posts, way to go :)!!!

Karen said...

Wow, congrats on 300 posts! I am so far away from that. I love reading about all of your creativity. It always inspires me to see what you're working on. Keep it up! :)

Phyllis said...

I love the way Jared turned out. A border would be the perfect frame for the beautiful blocks. Thanks for the giveaway. I may have to give Jared a try (in my spare time).

O'faigh said...

Hello Valerie, congratulations on your 300th post....a milestone...thanks for the chance to win...Warm Regards, O'faigh

Silverthimble said...

Congratulations on 300 posts! Your scrap bin looks like mine - overflowing!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations on your 300th post - made me look - I went past mine - Yikes! I have 3 totes just like yours and baskets and bins and boxes and dresser drawers, etc...

soscrappy said...

Congratulations on your milestone. Hope you get some of those scraps used up! They seem to reproduce in the dark of night.

Mike Pearson said...

Your scrap bin looks like mine too :) I have a design wall, but I still use the couch sometimes :)

3anklebiters said...

Congrats on your 300+ posts. I enjoy reading all your quilty and family adventures.

Jeanne said...

I just found you through "The Quilting Board" and have to say that your blog is very entertaining. I am going to spend some time reading your older posts right now. That is the most fun for me...when I find a new blog and get to read back a ways.

Mimi said...

Woo Hoo to 300!!! Congrats and thanks for a fun way to celebrate!

Karen O said...

Wow, 300 posts. I can't imagine. I found this through Insights from Sew Cal Gal. That Circle of Geese block is wonderful. And the fabric is lovely.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on 300 posts! Found this through Sewcalgal and am now a follower also. Thanks for the giveaway too!

Nancy E said...

Congrats for your 300 posts!

Dolores said...

You are working on some very nice projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Connie said...

Congrats on 300 posts! Just found your blog from SewCalGal and will have a look around! Great giveaway and have fun cutting all your blocks!

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sherryberrybim said...

I love to watch the same shows, lol! Congrats on your 300th post.

TheQuiltingLawyer said...

Congratulations on your 300th post! I have also used my sofa as a design wall.