Monday, February 22, 2010

A Winner, My Sunday Best quilt top, and more.....

I hope everyone has had a good day. Sorry for taking so long to announce the winner of my giveaway! I wrote all the names on paper and my daughter B-Sew Cute picked the winner. The winner is.................

a good yarn said...

Congratulations Ariane - how marvellous! You're a celebrity now. Ann :-)

I am so glad that Ann won. She comments on my blog all the time. Thank you so much to everyone who commented. I am amazed at all the support you give me. I love to quilt and hope to make many more in the future. I also love that my daughter has wanted to quilt with me. It is so much fun to have that time together.

I also finished my Sunday Best quilt top. I decided to make it into a twin size quilt. I used my stash and I love the way it turned out. So, now I need to figure out what to do for the backing. I don`t usually buy big pieces of fabric, so I am not sure if I am going to piece a back or go out and buy some fabric. So, here it is....

I also received my potholders from the Potholder Pass Swap. This was a really fun swap. My partner Trisha sent the most wonderful potholders and a gift for my daughter too.  She sent my daughter two fat quarters and a pattern. She was so thoughtful. Thank you so much Trisha.

Well, that is all for today.......


Ariane :o)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Guest Post #2 by B-Sew Cute: Blush Quilt is done!!!

So I`m done and yah I know it took me a really long time, but I have my reasons.

Reason 1#: It was really hard to find backing flannel because
 my fabric is from the US and really modern.

 Reason 2#: It was really hard to quilt because I had no idea how to.

Reason 3#: I found out I can`t blind stitch ,I`m so bad at it.
It`s not even blind anymore you can see the stitching.  

So those are my reasons it took Soooo long to finish.

Here are two pictures of the quilt you can see the binding and quilting.
I really like the flannel backing it`s so soft and the fabric just has Me written all over it.
Well I hope you like it, guess that`s it for today.


B-sew cute :o)

Note: This post was written by my 10 year old daughter, nickname B-sew cute.

Friday, February 19, 2010

I am being featured on Park City Girl`s Blog!!!

I just wanted to let you know that

 I am being featured on Amy`s blog,
 Park City Girl.

I am so excited.
This is my first time being featured on another blog.
Thanks Amy for letting me share
 a little about myself through your blog
 and thanks to whoever nominated me.
I am so honored.

Just to celebrate, I will have a surprise giveaway.

 I will make something for the winner.
I haven`t decided what yet.
 But it will be nice.
All you have to do is go to Amy`s blog
and see the feature about me.
Then come back and tell me what you think about it.
I will chose a winner on Sunday evening.

Ariane :o)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Progress on my February Schnibbles quilt: Sundays Best

I hope you have been having a nice weekend.
I am off this weekend.
I did a bit of sewing last night and this evening on my Sundays Best quilt.
 I am making a larger version of this pattern.
 I have the center panel of the quilt done.
 It is 54 inches square at the moment.
I am thinking of adding two more rows to this quilt.
That way it would fit on a twin bed.
This quilt would go well in the boys room.
I used my stash to make it. It a scrappy quilt.
I love that style of quilt.
Especially for an everyday quilt.
What do you think?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Potholder #2

I finished my second potholder.
I wanted it to match the first one I made, but have a different pattern.
I used left over half square triangles, like I did for the first one.
 I really like how this one turned out too.
This was a great way to use those tiny squares.
What do you think?

Ariane :o)

My first finish of the month!!

I finished my little potholder.
 I love it!!
I need to make a big quilt using this pattern and colors.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I started my Sunday`s Best quilt top!

I decided to start my Sunday`s Best quilt top tonight. I decided to make these blocks bigger. I wanted a nice big everyday quilt that I could use on a bed or as a sofa quilt. This is going to be a scrappy quilt. I am only using fabrics from my stash to make it. I have the first four blocks sewn together. What do you think? It is very much my style. These blocks come together very easily. I love that!! I have not been in the mood to sew as much lately. But starting a new project has gotten me a bit more into the groove again. I have to go to bed now. I have to work in the morning.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A new book and some fat quarters!

I hope you all had a great day. I am off work today. I decided to go to a local quilt shop that was having a store wide sale. I bought 8 fat quarters from the Buggy Barn Folk Art collection. I love this collection. I also bought four other fat quarters that were on sale for $1.88. I do plan to buy more of the Buggy Barn fabric. I just can not spend too much right now. I am on a tight budget.

I also went to Chapters to buy the book One Yard Wonders. I had been planning to buy this book since I saw it before Christmas at Chapters. So, I put money aside to get it. I love it. It has so many patterns in it. I was looking through the book tonight with my daughter and I know of a bunch of patterns that we will make together. I am very excited.

I haven`t done a lot of sewing this week. I did make two blocks for my guild block exchange and I forgot to take pictures of them. I was really disappointed. I did love the one block that I made. Maybe I can make myself another one, then show you. Well, that is all for today.