Friday, March 27, 2015

Look what came in the mail!

Pin It Look what came in the mail yesterday! I did a little shopping over the weekend. Yes....the two smaller dies are actually ones that I used in my AccuQuilt contest blocks....I had to take advantage of the FREE shipping for over $25 that is going on until the end of the month. (link at end of post). The large Dresden die was an impulse buy.....do you ever do that? Allbrands.com had a sale and I couldn't resist ordering it. It was surprising that both packages came yesterday. The large one came FedEx and the smaller package came in the mail. I can't wait to play work with them!
New dies from AccuQuilt
Let's see....I've been busy but I can't really show you what I've been working on....this is for a blog hop that will be coming up in April for Inspired by Fabrics. I'm also working on patterns that I'll be able to share soon and I will also be doing another blog hop for Connie Kauffman's new book Little Gems.
Little Gems blog hop
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Project for Inspired by Fabric
Congratulations to Sara who wins the 5 fat quarters of beautiful batiks called Great Balls of Fire from Island Batik! I'll be sending you a email for your address. Thanks everyone for entering.
blog hop winnerWin Island Batik fabrics at Freemotion by the River

If you have a minute I would sure love to have you vote for my blocks in the AccuQuilt 2015 Quilt Block Design Contest. Remember, you can vote every 24 hours for as many blocks as you like and you don't have to register this year and they don't collect your email address. Thank you so much for doing this for me.
Daisy click here to vote

Click here to vote for Daisy on Strings.

Click here to vote for Crisscrossed Flowers.

 The links are supposed to be working now, if not please click here  or on the image below and then click VIEW ENTRIES and then do a search for Connie.  I really do appreciate you taking the time to do this!
Click here to vote!
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Amber Geese Quilted

Pin It I finished quilting my Amber Geese quilt and had to wait for a day without wind so I could take pictures outside. I really like how this came out!
Last week I showed you the added borders to the piece I had made last October.
I did my usual free motion quilting on it and just happened to have a perfect piece in my stash for the back.
I used Fil-tech Glide thread in cream and also Bottom Line thread in a taupe for the stitching.
As usual, all of my quilting was done with my 15-91 vintage Singer sewing machine. I did the straight line stitching freehand.
The size of this quilt is 36 ½" x 52 ½. I wrote the pattern info as I was making it and hopefully I can share that with you soon.
The fabrics I used are Amber Ale batiks from Island Batik. The background fabric is also a batik from Island Batik called Cream - it is one of their basics.
Amber Ale Batiks by Island Batik

The first quilt I made with these fabrics was my Amber Logs quilt that I made last July. I really love how you can do a search on your blog and find all this info......great diary!
Amber Logs in tree
I think I used all the colors in the collection in my quilts.
Amber Ale on Island Batik site
Freemotion by the River is now a Island Batik Ambassador
If you have a minute I would sure love to have you vote for my blocks in the AccuQuilt 2015 Quilt Block Design Contest. Remember, you can vote every day for as many blocks as you like and you don't have to register this year.
Daisy click here to vote

Click here to vote for Daisy on Strings.
Click here to vote for Crisscrossed Flowers.

The links are supposed to be working now, if not please click here and then click VIEW ENTRIES and then do a search for Connie.  I really do appreciate you taking the time to do this!
Click here to vote!
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Linky Tuesday

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Welcome to another Linky Tuesday and how about a giveaway!
Swirl charm pack giveawy
This week I have a charm pack of Swirl by Whistler Studios and Windham Fabrics to give away. Everyone who leaves a link on Linky Tuesday will be entered. If you don't have a blog you can leave a link to a photo on Flickr.

 The winner will be announced next Tuesday and.....there will probably be another giveaway. Have fun!
Giveaway expires March 30th 6:00 pm CST.

The winner from last week is Lara B.  from BuzzinBumble, see the beautiful pillow she shared! Congratulations! 
BuzzinBumble

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Flowers in Full Bloom

Pin It I am dreaming of Spring......while looking out the window at the ice which is covering the deck and steps. Hopefully we are getting close to the end of winter........I knew we shouldn't have put the shovel away! I've been working on a few flower blocks and I can't wait to start appliqueing them.
Daisys in Full Bloom batiks
I'm using the beautiful Full Bloom batiks by Fourth and Sixth Design for Island Batik and for the block backgrounds I used Island Batik Neutrals. I will have another project coming up in April for a blog hop and I'll be using Full Bloom for it.
Full Bloom batiks from #IslandBatik
Here is a closeup of the block.
Daisy in Full Bloom batiks
Here is the first block I made up for the AccuQuilt 2015 Quilt Block Design contest. Now I am playing with different backgrounds.
Lots of backing ideas for applique
There other day I gave links to my blocks so you could vote for them but the links didn't seem to work. You can click here to go to the contest page and click view entries. There is a little box on the right hand side and if you type in Connie - it should pull up my blocks.

You can vote for each entry every day......if you like 15 blocks...vote for all of them! This year you don't have to sign up with AccuQuilt to vote so I hope you'll vote.You can find more info on entering the contest in this post.
Daisy click here to vote

Click here to vote!
Here is something else I am working on this week. In January I did a review of Scrappy Fat Quarter Quilts - Favorite projects from Fons & Porter and decided to make 2 samples. One was Barbed Wire (ready to quilt) and the other was called Trail Marker. I have so many different projects going on tht I decided to make a few more Trail Marker blocks and just make a table runner.
Batik tablerunner
 I think the pattern is really neat and I love the fabrics but I don't want it to become a UFO.
closeup of blocks
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