Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Raffle Quilt...feeling lucky?

I first want to THANK all the gals who stopped in from Picket's Place.
Dot is such a doll! She tells the funnest stories.
Be sure to catch her tale of chasing garbage cans
down the street in her nightie.
And creative.....what she can do with a cloche.

I have a few photos of our Quilt Guild 2010 Raffle Quilt.
Our sewing group the "Sew Whats"
was chosen to make it this year.
We decided to do a hand embroidery pattern called
Aunt Bea's Parlor

by Judy Reynolds of Black Cat Creations.
We have 20 members in our group
and there were 42 embroidery blocks.
Thus, everyone had "a hand" in making the group quilt.
Three members pieced the top together,
I quilted it and have the binding to do yet.
The raffle is in August 2010.
If you'd like to buy a chance just let me know.
I'd love to mail tickets out to you.
They are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
Feeling Lucky?

This quilt has the distinction of having spent the most time
of any quilt, ever-ever, on my quilting machine.
First off, I'm slower than before
and I spent 2 weeks waiting for parts.
Every time I walked by my machine
I s
wear the quilt grew!

The fabrics are 1930 reproductions.

Feathers... of course!

Notice all the color changes in each basket block?

Here is my version of the vintage baskets.


I'm using DMC Cotton size #8.
I'm collecting red and white fabrics to make the blocks with.

Have you used these vinyl words?
I picked this up at HL and I'm kinda scared to start.
If anyone has any suggestions I'd appreciate them!

Here are some new apron fabrics.
The vintage kitchen with red mixer is back.

So cute with the red & white polka dots.

Mary E.'s "Cup of Kindness"
With black & white polka dots.

Pink Ribbons with pink & white polka dots.
If your not a "sewer" and would like to purchase one
just drop me an email.

And our final Apron Give Away Winner.........

Number 3!!!!!

I hope you sweet ladies are staying warm
and keep those sewing machine humming......

Quilty Hugs,


  1. Where will your be hanging your quilt, what show or shows? We will be coming down to the southern part of the state for a couple shows this year and I'd like to catch it and get some tickets!

  2. Oh Karen that quilt is beautiful...
    love the redwork you are doing...and all the new fabric is so adorable...
    Have a Blessed day...
    Sweet Blessings...

  3. I just had to say aside from that being a beautiful quilt, I love your new blog topper...did you make it?

  4. Love, love love the quilt!!! Your red worked blocks are gonna be a knockout, too. Please post pictures when you finish. I have used those rub on sayings. Mine are Better Homes and Gardens brand from Walmart. Found them fairly straight forward to apply. My problem was that I expected it all in one piece by not so. Soooo, spacing became the challenge. Drew some very light lines on the wall and wound up with fairly good results. Some slanting of letters but not noticable to anyone except me. There will be a "shadow" of sorts but the more you rub to remove the air from under the rub-on the less it shows. I used the plastic pan scrubber from Pampered Chef to remove the air. You will probably be very happy with the result. Let us know.

  5. Karen, that has to be the most beautiful quilt. Your talent is amazing. I enjoy staring at your quilts and aprons. Love the apron fabrics.

  6. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful quilt. The redwork piece you are making is lovely. I am in awe of such talent!!!
    I am also thrilled to be the lucky winner of your apron giveaway. I can't begin to tell you how excited I was when I read your e-mail this morning. I will be smiling all day. I'll be sending you an e-mail with my address.

    Thank you so much, Karen.

  7. This is my first visit to your blog and I'm so glad I came! It's beautiful here. The quilt is incredibly gorgeous. My mother was a quilter and did such gorgeous work. ♥

  8. Morning girl!!! Ohhh you are too kind! I love my apron and show it to everybody that walks in the door!!!!! lol I saw an apron you made for another blogger...ohhhhh so pretty girl!!! I am in awe of your talent!
    Love that glorious quilt and anything that has needlepoint on it just almost makes me cry...such beautiful from just simple thread!
    I just love coming by here and seeeing all y ou do and all the beautiful fabrics you have...take care sweetie and have a fantastic week! ~Picket~

  9. I want to buy some tickets- that is the most beautiful quilt ever!! I see your aprons on other sites now-wtg.xoxo Shirley


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