Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Think Christmas Blog Hop

It's my stop today Think Christmas and I would like to give Lesley from The Cuddle Quilter and Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt a huge Thank You for all the hard work putting Think Christmas together.

I have three beauties to show in Red, Green and White. 
4" Tree Block by Bonnie K Browing

First, is a tree block pattern designed by Bonnie K Browning from her book Paper Piecing Pattern on the American Quilt Society. The pattern is a 4" paper piece tree block. I added a white fabric with round medallion and quilted with my sewing machine first time. Then sew two borders and bind. Total block size is 12 1/2" and fits perfect on my table stand. 

My second block is a bit larger. I first saw this pattern on Martingale .   The pattern is called Christmas Cat Chats.

Christmas Cat Chats 6" X 11"

The finish block is 6 1/2" x 11".  I added a decorative stitch for a collar and glitter button heart for the eyes.  Finished size  is 15" X 13".   The pattern is simple to follow and great for beginners. 

Next is a quilt that I started out with a 6 1/2" cut WOF until a yard later, I ended up with a 5" cut WOF. I do not know what happen or too many things going on at the same time or just Senior Moment!

Flip and Sew Quilt 38" X 38"

But,  I finished with a smaller quilt than I started out with.  I was told, this is a flip and sew pattern and is great for all those scraps sitting around.  I did start to  write a tutorial for the quilt, but it got too confusing. My applogies for that.
Those are my beauties for Think Christmas and do not forget to stop by the rest of the hop today.

Click here for a complete schedule July 30 - August 5.

Thank you for stopping by,

Judith, Texas

Monday, July 30, 2012

Blog Hopping Think Christmas

Today is the first day of Think Christmas. I had a wonderful time visiting everyone's blogs and see all the beautiful blocks, table toppers, runners, quilts and yes, tutorials on the blop hop. Do not know when I will have the time to make all the beauties. I do have some favorite, but I will keep it to myself.

Tomorrow is my day to show case my beauties here along with

Do not forget to stop by tomorrow and visit. 

For a complete list of all the participants, head over to Lesley's blog.


This is week 18 of the Zaaka Sew Along.

Hosted by Lindsey and Sukie.  This week's host is Tamiko from Patchwork Notes on her take on the Bread Bag.

Here is a photo of my bread bag.

Zaaka Style Breag Bag

The pattern was fairly simple to follow and great if you are a beginner.  I am getting ahead of my Christmas gifts. I know just the person to give as a present.

Only six weeks left for the Zaaka Style Sew-Along left and plenty of pretties to make.


I have also been following along the Great Granny Along over at Lori's blog Bee In My Bonnet and Jodi at Pleasant Home. I found a great pattern to use up my scraps I have sitting in my tote. Here are three more of my blocks I am adding on Flickr today and hope to have three more to show.   This one is staying home with us.

Great Granny Block 4

Great Granny Block 5

Great Granny Block 6


Tomorrow is the last day of Index-Card-A-Day over at Tammy's blog. This was Tammy's second year hosting ICAD and I truly enjoy seeing everyone's card.  I have not created my last two cards yet, but will try to get them posted sometime tomorrow on the Flickr group.  It has been a challenge for me, since I only draw stick people, but it did take me out of my comfort zone. I hope you will stop by. 

Thanks again for visiting and hope to see you back here tomorrow.

Have a wonderful evening,

Judith, Texas

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Think Christmas Starts tomorrow!

I cannot believe the end of July is almost here and along the way to another busy month.

Think Christmas starts tomorrow and I will be posting my beauties on Tuesday July 31st.

Click here for a full schedule running July 30 - August 5 or the button on my sidebar.  I hope to see you back here!

I also, have been following along the Great Granny blog hop over at Bee In My Bonnet. Lori has a wonderful tutorial and her friend Jodi from Pleasant Home is helping her on the hop. You can click on the button on my sidebar for more information.

I found a great block to use up my scraps.

I cut them into 2 1//2" squares.

Here are photos of my first three blocks.

You will not be dissapointed and easy to put together. If you are a beginner this is the perfect block to start with. I will put together 6 more blocks and post later when I have completed all 9 blocks. The hop will continue till the end of summer.
To view all the blocks posted on Flickr click here.

Thanks for stopping by,

Judith, Texas

Monday, July 23, 2012

Zakka Style Sew-Along Week 17

This afternoon the showers past by and the temperature is down to 75 and comfortable.

Delightful Linen bag, designed by Mette Robl from ErlePerle

This is week 17 of the Zakka Style Sew-Along.
For this beauty, I cut (2) rectangles 6" x 7 1/2" linen scraps for the body front and back. I did the same for the lining using cotton fabric and interfacing. I emblished the front with a fussy cut of 4" x 4" square and hand stitch to the front rectangle and interfacing for stability. Then aligned the front and back sides together along with the interfacing and sew the sides and bottoms edge. Turn the bag right side out and push the corners out and outline the front of the bag with a running stitch. I sew the lining together on the sides and bottom and place the lining into the bag, align and pin the top edge. I found a scrap bias tape long enough to sew the top edge of the bag. Added a scrap ribbon for a loop and added a button to the front of the bag. There you have it, a delightful linen bag. Photos are posted on Flickr and are a delight to see.
Great for a gift.

Hint, Hint!

In speaking of gifts, I will be back here next Tuesday July 31 for the Think Christmas Blog Hop running July 30  - August 5.  Leslie over the The Cuddle Quilter is our wonderful Hostess along with  Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt who put all this together.

For some Christmas Spirit, here is the schedule:

July 30

I look foward to visiting all my fellow bloggers. Hope you will too!

Thanks for stopping by,

Judith, Texs

Friday, July 20, 2012

Beauty finished!

Early this morning, I completed this beauty (child's quilt) for the Wood Hollow fire victims.  Julie over at Phoenix Quilts have been accepting quilts, tops, batting, fabrics and donations for our neighbors who have lost homes to the wild fires.  Julie and her husband have already donated quilts to fire victims near Fairview, Utah to a group of women who have been sewing quilts for their neighbors. Next delivery to the victims near Poctello, ID will be August 8 and 9.
Let's get the word out and help our neighbors rise from the ashes.

For more information, click here or the button on my sidebar.

Judith, Texas

Monday, July 16, 2012

Week 12 Circles and Red White Blue Blog Hop

Week 12 Circles over 52 Photos

My photo of the moon after the 4th of July fireworks.

For more information, visit Bella's blog over 52 Photos.


Today is the last day of the RED WHITE BLUE Blog Hop

Thank you Madame Samm and Jane for 16 wonderful days. I lost count on all the Beautiful beauties posted.

Today's schedule:


Do not forget I will be posting on Think Christmas Blog Hop.
July 31.

5 days of creativity and inspiration July 30 - August 3.

Check out the full schedule over The Cuddle Quilter
Leslie will be your host and Madame Samm.

Have a wonderful and dry week,
Judith, Texas

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Index-Card-A-Day Challenge #42

I have been a bit behind on my ICAD's. But not anymore. I also will be posting my ICAD's on Flickr for those of you who have been following along the Index-Card-A-Day Challenge.
Here are my cards for the last few weeks:

ICAD 11 - 15

ICAD 16 19 - 21

ICAD 24 25 32 33

ICAD 35 - 37

ICAD 38 -  41

Index card 42 says it all and hope that you will  check out Tammy's blog at Daisy Yellow Square Space's today for more information. There is still time to participate and jump right in.  You can also view all the other ICAD's here on Flickr.

I hope to see you there.
 Judith, Texas

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


This month has been a busy one!
Can you tell?

I was going to show my desk or my work table, but my design board shows it all. Birthday Quilt, Quilt-Alongs, BOM and another Birthday quilt that needs to be done soon and etc.

Visit Julia over at Stamping Ground to see what's on her work desk. I will be catching up and hope to finish my Owls tonight for tomorrow's Guild meeting.

Also, The Red White and Blue Blog Hop is on Day 10 and please visit today's participants.

July 10th
Have fun hopping!
For a full schedule, check out Jane's blog and Madame Samm for the top two blocks of the day.
Thanks for stopping,
Judith, Texas

Monday, July 9, 2012

Phoenix Quilts

Julie over Having Fun Quilting have set up a new blog Phoenix Quilts from Operations Wood Hollow.

As of today Phoenx Quilts have recieved 143 Quilts.

Julie put the call out to fellow bloggers to get the word out if willing to donate fabric, batting, quilt blocks, finish quilt tops, a complete quilt or monetry donations and to spread the word across blogland.

Please visit Julie's new website Phoenix Quilts or click the button on my sidebar for more information.

Let's help our neighbors and friends rise from the ashes as they rebuild their homes and give them comfort with a quilt.

Thank you for stopping by,

Judith, Texas

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Paper Piecing Bird

Today, someone asked about a paper piece bird pattern. I did one a few months ago and posted a photo of it on Flickr.

The pattern's from liljabs.com. It was challenging since paper piecing was all new to me.

Blue Bird PP from the Garden Party Blog Hop
This block is going on a blanket for my granddaughter.  

Thanks for stopping by,

Judith, Texas

EZ Dresden Ruler Winners!

Yes, you heard me right.
I have not one,
not two,
not three,
but four WINNERS for the EZ Dresden Ruler
by Darlene Zimmerman!

I had no idea that I would have so many visit and comment on my beauties that I just had to giveaway three more.

My sweet DH pull four winners from the hat and here they are.

Linda -  "Good Morning Judith! I love the richness of the colors on your block. It is stunning. My next challenge is to learn how to paper piece..Thank you for sharing!"

Katy - "All yout blocks turned out great but I especially like the Dresden plate one. How wonderful it turned out with the red, white and blue. Thanks for the chance to win the ruler. I have never made a Dresden before."

Fiesta - "Your blocks are great thank you for sharing."
Lovie - Love the Dresden block, the quilting really sets it off.

I will contact all the winners today and hope to hear from them soon.
Again, I want to Thank each and everyone of you for stopping by and check out today's participants of the RED WHITE and BLUE blog hop. Still one more week and lots more to see.

Thank you Madame Samm for putting the blog hop together and our wonderful hostess Jane.

Judith, Texas

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Giveaway ending soon!

Reminder that the EZ Dresden Ruler giveaway ends tonight @ midnight.

If you would like a chance to win, please go to this post to leave  a comment or click on the photo below.
Red White and Blue Blog Hop

Good luck everyone and enjoy your evening.

Judith, Texas

Sweet ATC's

Today I finished my last ATC for an upcoming swap.

Sugar & Spice
I call this beauty Sugar & Spice. Our theme "sweet".
The pattern is from one of Susan-Claire's paper piece designs from the  Gourmet Quilter

I put this together after finding these little candy canes in a stash my mother gave me.

I had this fabric with candy, so I tried my hand on quilting with my machine.


Today is also Day 7 of the Red White and Blue Blog Hop!

Today's participants

Please stop by and view all the beautiful blocks showing today.
For a complete list of participants,  click here.

Do not forget, I have one EZ Dresden Ruler designed by Darlene Zimmerman to giveaway.
If you like a chance to win, leave me comment on Day 5 post, before Saturday midnight central time July 7th, 2012.
Please be sure that I have a way to contact you. You can use (america at usa dot com) if you feel comfortable.

Thanks for stopping by,
Judith, Texas

Friday, July 6, 2012

Day 6 of the Red White and Blue Blog Hop

I want to thank everyone that stop by for a visit to view my beauties yesterday for my very first blog hop. I tried to reply to everyone, and say thank you,  but it was getting way to late in the morning.

Do not forget I am having a giveaway and you have until Saturday midnight central time to comment on yesterday's post to enter for one EZ Dresden Ruler designed by Darlene Zimmerman.

Today's Red White and Blue participants:

Thank you for stopping by,

Judith, Texas

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Welcome to my stop of the RED WHTE AND BLUE celebrations.

Thank you Madame Samm and Jane for putting the party together.

I hope you enjoy what I have to share with you today.

Dresden Plate Mini Quilt
I used the EZ Dresden Ruler designed by Darlene Zimmerman for this beauty.
 I was happy that it came with a table for block size,  directions and illustration to follow.  Very simple and I have another ruler to giveaway.

3" Star Paper Piece Table Topper

Earlier this year, I took up paper piecing. I used a 5-point star  paper piece designed by Carol Doak.

2" Star Paper Piece ATC
Here is another star paper piece 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" ATC.

That is my show for today.
Enjoy the rest of blog hop by clicking on the next link below.
Judith Handmade Treasures - ME

A full line up can be found at janesfabrics.blogspot.com

This giveaway is now closed.
Now, I did mention a giveaway!

I have one EZ Dresden Ruler designed by Darlene Zimmerman.
If you like a chance to win, leave me comment before Saturday midnight central time July 7th, 2012.
Please be sure that I have a way to contact you. You can use (america at usa dot com) if you feel comfortable.

Thank you for stopping by,
Judith, Texas

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July


My 4th of July ICAD 34.
For more information on Index-A-Card-Day Challenge, check out Tammy's blog. You can also find the button on the sidebar. View all the ICAD's on Flickr.
This has been challenging, but also fun. Join in!

Today is day 4 of THE RED WHITE and BLUE  blog hop.

Today's participants:

A Reformed Heath'n
The Recipe Bunny
Closet Quilter

Rew White and Blue Table Runner
Tomorrow I am participating in the Red White and Blue blog hop.  Check back here tomorrow to view my block and I also have a giveaway going to one lucky person. 

 The blog hop runs July 1 - 16.
For a complete schedule click here.

Visit Julia at Stamping Ground to see what all the fun is on WYOWW.


Just a few projects that I have going. 
Sketching a christmas block for the Think Christmas blog at the end of the month. I know, I'm cutting it short. Finished my felt postcard. Need one more ATC for a swap in a week and catching up on ICAD's. Much more to list but today the DH and I are smoking up the pit and hope to take in some fireworks tonight and maybe some photos.

I want to wish everyone a safe and fun 4th of July!

 Thank you to all our men and women who are serving our country for our freedom.

Judith, Texas

Monday, July 2, 2012

With Fabric & Thread

Today, on our way home from town, we stopped at the mailbox and I had forgot that I won a giveaway from Sew Mama Sew.

With Fabric & Thread by Joanna Figueroa
I already picked out patterns to make for Christmas gifts.
This made my day!

I also, got a chance to uploaded a few of my Index Cards on Flickr
Tammy from http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com/icad/ is hosting a 61 day Index-Card-A-Day Challenge.  Click on my sidebar button to visit Tammy's blog.
This has been a challenge to me, since I am not an artist!

Here is just a few of my ICAD's

Later this week, I will be posting on the RED WHITE AND BLUE blog hop on Thrusday. 

Make sure you stop by Jane's blog for a master list of participants. Runs July 1 - July 16, 2012.

See you back here on Thursday.

Have a wonderful day,  be safe and enjoy your 4th of July!

Flag Postcard

Judith, Texas