Monday, April 27, 2009

Green Fairy Giveaway!!!

Although it will increase my chances of winning if you go there and say I sent you - it will actually decrease my chances because it means more poeople in the drawing. SIGH - decisions decisions ok - Go there and enter...LOL

Monday, April 20, 2009

Ethan's Crazy Shortcut Quilt

One baby quilt 100% finished and given to said baby!!!! SIGH! I woke up early yesterday (Sunday) to finish it...and then went straight to Sarah's CSQ class so I could learn how to do it right (LOL).

Then after 5 hours of sewing in the class...I went to dinner with Dena and baby Ethan. And even with all the mistakes - she loved it. On to the next.....

Monday, April 13, 2009

New Fabric Giveaway

Check out this great new blog I came across ---

she is having a fabric give-away!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Crazy Shortcut Quilt (CSQ) for a baby boy

I started a new quilt method - I ordered the book, authored by two members of my blog family. It's a mother/daughter team from here in Alaska. See their blogs @

I signed up for a class taught by Sarah (the daughter) - however it doesn't start until the 19th and I was itching to try I read and re-read the book - and started small. Since I have 5 - count 'em five baby quilts to make in the near future (2 baby boys already here, 1 baby boy on the way, and 2 other babies (sex unknown) coming this fall. Plus the twin sized one that I'll make in the class is for my niece Alora (six months old) for her big girl bed she will get some day - in their new house...thanks Jamey for pitching in on the fabric!

The skinny on this method is this - construction of the squares is super fast and easy! Like fast-fast. Then you quilt the top/batting/back while still in squares - and use decorative stitches for that. Then use sashing strips to connect the squares. This part I have not done yet - I am a little intimidated by I think I'll wait for the class to know for sure how to do it..... I have the squares done though...what do you think?
I haven't quite decided on the layout of the squares yet...

I used the "leaf" decorative stitch....although you can't really tell....

back will be all the same fabric ....bugs, bugs, bugs! I love it.....anyone that knows me knows I shy away from traditional baby colors....I am not a pastel lover...

I'm sure I'll post a vote to see which layout to go with later....

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Fabric Giveaway

Check out the great giveaway at Green Fairy Quilt's blog. Click on: and check it out.....
I love this blog - she is an inspiration for me as a developing quilter....