Friday, February 17, 2012

Anna Maria Horner in Los Angeles!!

She was here a couple weeks ago....  Can you believe it? Not only did I get to meet my favorite designer, but I also got to take a class with her. She taught a Multi Tasker Tote class and it was fantastic. I've always wanted to go to a Heather Ross weekend sewing workshop but could never get in! She has been a guest teacher on several occasions.

I used to sew a little in high school and stopped when I started college.  I began sewing again after I had Taylor. I began to shop for fabric online and discovered designer fabric! I found this Chocolate Lolliop print and fell in love! I quickly realized that there was a coordinating collection and had to have it! This was the collection that got me hook, line and sinker! I now have a terrible fabric addiction....

After class, she hung out and spoke to our guild. She talked about how she got started. Showed some of her sketches, clothes and of course, quilts.

The funniest part is that she doesn't really consider herself a 'quilter'. Oh, she has a new line coming out in May called 'Field Study'. We got a sneak preview and it's amazing!

Well Anna, I enjoyed my class with you, loved hearing you speak about your career / life.  I don't know how you do it with all those kids!!!  You are truly an inspiration! Please come back to LA soon!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

And the winner is....

We have a winner!  

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What i dislike? hmm.. once i mentioned that flowers make me sad because eventually they die to my husband, now i dont get flowers any more. I always get sad on valentines day because more than anything i want some flowers!! (i even tell him that, but he doesnt want me sad later)
Congratulations to Angela Nussbaum!  2.5 yds of fabric just for you!  I'll be contacting you very soon.

Thank you so much for participating in my 1st giveaway.  I will be hosting another one next month in celebration of St. Patty's Day.  I want to do something exclusively for just my followers.  Following via Google reader and email totally count!  :)   So stay tuned!


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Baby, Baby, Baby.....

Ugh!  Babies are popping up everywhere!  Last year, 4 of my friends had babies.  That means I needed to make 4 quilts, but only made 1!  Ooopps!  I'm still going to make them, but they will just be late.  Yes, I suck...  :(

I found out earlier this year that 4 lovely ladies from my guild are pregnant too....  Gheez!  I'm really going to try to be on the ball with these....  TRY....

The good news is that I managed to finish one last week.  It's for baby Jonathan.  I used some metro living circles and some geeks gone wild by Timesless Treasure.  I didn't want to make it "too babyish" so these prints worked perfectly together. 

These are all HST's arranged in a zig zag patttern.  Finished quilts measures 40" x 40".

I quilted it with staright lines and made more lines on the ends.

I pieced a big space invader on the back, embroidered his name and added a label.  :)

2 down, 6 more baby quilts to go.... GHEEZ!  :P

I've new completed 2 quilts this year.  Feels good!  Thanks so much for letting me share another quilt.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

A giveaway

Thank you so much for all your comments.  Some of them were so funny!  :)  ***

In the words of Red Hot Chili Peppers:  Give it away, give it away, give it away now! 

I'm very excited to write this post.  It's the first of many giveaways this year.  In celebration of Valentines Day, I'm giving away 5 FQ's of my favorite reds and 5 FQ's of my favorite pinks.  That's 2.5 yds of fabulous fabric.

Here's how this lovely stash builder can be yours.  Leave a comment about what you like (or dislike) about Valentine's Day.  If you decide to become a follower, leave a 2nd comment.  If you're already a follower, let me know and it counts as 3 entries!  :)  International folks are always welcome!
I'll pick a winner on Tuesday morning!  Good Luck fabric junkies!  :)