Sunday, October 31, 2010

Le Petite Project: Paganini

I did it!  I finished something and quilted it.  It is my first free motion quilting project. About 3/4 through I started to out and I look forward to quilting more projects over the next year.  I am saving it for a little girl at some point.  The backing is some LDS fabric with a temple, I love primary and young women.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger Quilt Festival Fall 2010

For my the Blogger Quilt Festival I am showing off my first hand applique & hand quilted quilt.  Did I mention it is also my only one so far?  I love doing those things but it takes time, something I had when I made it but now I don't seem to have any, not to mention that sitting down involves a toddler in my lap with a book. So someday I will make another applique quilt. 

I made it when I was 15 years old (half a lifetime ago! eek!) and I won 2nd in the youth quilting division at the MidSouth Fair (the next year they split the hand vs machine quilts.)

I took an adult class at my LQS (can't  remember the name, it has been 15 years.) I was amazed that me a young teen could do something better than several of the grownups in the class.  My stitches were tiny and invisable on the applique and my quilting was tiny too.   We did freezer paper which we basted with thread and used a green flair pen to mark our quilting lines.
When I made it went with nothing but I loved the backing fabric and chose my colors off of it.  Now hangs happily in my front room which matches it!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall Into Fall winner, PIF update and Caramel Corn Recipe!

Someday I will figure out how to cut and paste the actual thing for now here is the result.

True Random Number Generator Min: 1 Max: 118 Result: 6

Congrats LEAH!

I was overwhelmed with comments and stopped answering everyone. But thank you all for entering.  I hope to email those who commented on the caramel corn recipe or the PIF in the next week or so.

My PIF participants are Regina of Sew Love Today, Cassie whose blog is not public yet, but it is special and Charlene of Geema's Wonderings.  So for all of you that wanted to particapate in my PIF and can't please check out their PIF's.  Thanks for the great response.  I was worried I wouldn't get 3 and I did!   So go help Regina, Cassie and Charlene get their 3!

What you still want the Caramel Corn recipe?  I didn't forget, I decided to post it.

Caramel Corn from Bonnie King, St. Louis, MO
15 Cups popped Corn (about 1 cup unpopped)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp baking soda
Dash of Salt

In a pan, heat butter, syrup, sugar and salt.  Stir until it bubbles; remove pan from heat.  Stir in soda until foamy.  Pour over corn and stir well.  (If you want it hard, bake at 200 degrees for 1/2 to 1 hour and stir every 15 minutes.)

Personally I never have the patience to harden it...I love it warm and gooey!  It is very yummy when warm and sticky.  You can 1/2 the recipe as well if needed. We got this when my brother was in Webeloes over 20 years ago.  Still a favorite recipe and I think of St. Louis and our friends there every time I make it. 


Saturday, October 16, 2010

From Here to there, siggie blocks everywhere & FNSI

I started swapping siggies.  I thought it would be fun and a way to see the world without leaving Texas.
Here is the first of them.

And here are the ones in the past month!  They seem to multiply when I least expect it.  It is amazing how this works.

Somehow I got behind so I played catch up last night.

  And by Monday I hope to have them mailed out.  For those of you who swap any tips on keeping track of who you have sent them to received them from ect would be great. 

It is more purple in real life. 

If you would like to swap blocks let me know. 


PS Yes I have a winner and I will be posting the  information on Monday along with my caramel corn recipe complete with pictures!  As well as updating you on my PIF.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Great cover up!

Project one for La Petite

Cover this ugly thing....

Elastic was shot and well see the nice brown stain.

With the help of the internet and some fat quarters let me present my new ironing board. It is made to match my purple room. I love it! Thanks for getting me to do this little project. I see lots of different ironing board covers in my future....

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall into Fall Quilt Bloggers Giveaway!

Today is the day. All blogger world will be hopping and trying for prizes, or at least all the quilt bloggers. That is why you are here I am sure.

Would you like to know what you could win?

Well I have eight fall fat eights from Joann's in fall colors.

But wait, there is a problem, see the box.

See all that extra room?  Something needs to go there don't you think?  What would quilter like?  Hmm. I know something sweet, how about some homemade caramel corn.  Maybe with some candy corn...
Sorry no picture (you will want it fresh) but I can promise is is very addicting and yummy, made with real butter!

To enter leave a comment.  Sorry it is only open to US addresses.  Though if you want I will gladly email the caramel corn recipe, as I know that is what you really want. ;)  You are welcome to become a follower I love having new friends.

And I have one more thing!  I am participating in a Pay it Forward.
I am joining Linda at Stray Stitches in it. 

The idea is that 3 of you join my Pay It Forward and then I will send a hand made gift (made with love!!!) to each one of my THREE within the next 365 days!  ( I am one of Lana's 3)

Then, those 3 people must also host a PIF on their blogs and ask for 3 people to join their PIF - To Pay It Forward!

You may send anything homemade (and you get to choose what you want to make)- a small quilt, wall hanging, tablerunner, bookmark, pillow case, mug rug, cross stitch item, embroidery item - well, you get the idea. 

So, this is me, asking for 3 people to join my PIF - just leave a comment to this post stating that you want to be one of my 3.

That's it....No Catches!  Now, I only need THREE.....will you be one of my three?

So leave a comment to enter that as well.  


Patchwork Jenn