Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Catching Up...

I wanted to catch up on posting about some recent finishes and some more winnings!

Here is my finished, quilted and bound Brocante Schibbles.  Pom Pom de Paris for the top...

Quilted with the Not Quite Paisley pantograph from Willow Leaf Studio.  This was a great panto for this quilt, but boy is it dense!  I was really glad I chose to use it on something small - LOL!

And, not only do I get this cute little quilt out of the deal, but I won this for entering it in Sinta and Sherri's April Le Petite!

I also won a Lapel Stick from Jo from Jo's Country Junction!  I've been wanting to try the Lapel Stick for a while now.  I heard about it a year or so ago on someone's blog and was all ready to order.  But at the time the only place you could get it was Canada.  Shipping was like $15.00 - waaaaaay more than the 3 sticks I was ordering.  I was bummed.  So I was thrilled when I won this (thanks Jo!).  Lapel Stick is labeled as a temporary non-staining adhesive - you can use it for collars or lapels (duh!) that stick up, temporary hems, etc.  And, of course, applique!!  So I tried it out on the table runner I just made (last post).  I used it to temporarily secure the bias strips so I could sew them down.  Worked great and didn't gum up the needle at all!  I'll be using this to prep my clamshells too (that is if I ever make anymore when I get back to that project) . 

This totally floored me when I got this envelope in the mail.  The return address said "Moda" and it was squishy.  Moda - sending something to me????  Whatever could it be?  I was giddy with excitement.  They sent me this cute little 2.5" charm pack of Lilac Hill as a thank you for the Just One Star blocks I had sent.  I had completely forgotten about those and certainly wasn't expecting anything in return.   Wow!  Thanks Moda!  I put the thank you note on my sewing room bulletin board and the little charm pack with it's bigger twin on my shelf.   


Last month at our Philly Modern Quilt Guild meeting, we revealed our Kona Solids Charm Challenges.  I used the Lil Twister ruler for the first time.  Our challenge was that we couldn't use any additional solids, just prints.  I promise that white is NOT a solid, but a tone-on-tone dot (it still felt like cheating though - LOL!).  Once I finished cutting out the Lil Twister blocks, I was left with what resembled swiss cheese.  After some careful trimming, I was able to use the leftovers on the border.  I really liked using the ruler and the blocks went together easily.  I'd like to try the larger one next.  What would that be, the "Big Twister"????  I was really intrigued to see what my fellow guild members would do with this challenge and I was not disappointed!  The creativity in this group astounds me.  You can go here to see the rest of the Challenge quilts.

We're having a really exciting guest at our next meeting, so I'll be sure to report!

6 comments:

Becky said...

That Schnibbles looks great! i really need to dust off my book and do some of them. Keep us posted on the lapel stick, very curious how it works. Love your little 2.5 charm pack thingy. I heard someone calling them petit-fours. i thought that was cute. I got one also that I need to get creative with.

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Tone on Tone is still a pattern in my mind! I clicked on your link to see what the rest of your group did, but it takes you to the lapel sticks. How do you use a pantograph? Is it like a stencil you trace onto the quilt to stitch? It looks like a great pattern and your quilt is lovely.

Karen said...

A very busy time. The quilting looks great and the quilts look great!Congrats on the wins!

Linda said...

Brochante is gorgeous!!! Love the quilting. Congratulations on your win!!! Love your little challenge quilt. Can't wait to see the quilting!

Ivory Spring said...

What a great finish, and that last quilt is so cute!

Cathy said...

Your quilting is beautiful, Denise. Congrats on winning such great stuff. Thanks so much for visiting and for leaving such a nice comment.