Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Wishing everyone a fun and safe Halloween.
My WDH and I live so far out of town that we do not get any Trick or Treaters.
If you have not heard today is the last of Something Wicked over at Whims and Fancies so head over there for some paper pieceing Halloween patterns.  Here is one of paper piecing blocks I sewed for my table stand.

Come here my little sweet from Cindy over at Quilt Doodle Designs

Also at Sew We Quilt, Madame Samm is surely to sew spook you of your rocker on Halloween.
Click on the list below:
Make sure to stop back by on Monday for the Ur Priceless Coin Purse Blog Hop Nov 5 - Nov 13, 2012. I will be posting on the final day November 13, hope to see you then.
Judith, Texas

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pixel Play in the mail!

Today was one of those days that I just did not have the UMP to do anything at all. This afternoon my WDH and I headed into town and on our way, we stopped at the mail box.
Look what came in the mail.
Pixel Play by Emily Cier.
 Included also was a book of swatches from Robert Kaufman of Kona cotton solids. Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool, which will be a huge help to me, Aurifil thread which I have been dying to try.  A pattern and a coupon for 35% off from Carolina Patchworks. Emily is such a dear lady to send all these giveaways. 
It made my day.
 I got my UMP back!
Thank you Pat Solan for picking my name out of the hat! LOL
Thank you for stopping by,
Judith, Texas 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Paper Piece Halloween Blocks

I am still working on my Great-Granny Halloween Quilt. Today, I worked on the backing. I sewed five blocks.
My sweet ghost needs a face and Frankie needs a touch-up.
If you head over to Whims and Fancies you can find these patterns and many more for the month long Something Wicked blog hop.
Other blog hop:
Wicked Blog Hop.
Click here for a full schedule over Why Knot Kwilt.
I will keep it short.
Have a wonderful evening,
Judith, Texas

Saturday, October 20, 2012

It's Friday and I have a busy weekend!

Yesterday was my son's Birthday!
Son David and his big Sister Vicky

Here's a younger photo of him @ Pappasitos in Houston with his big sister. Her birthday is in  two weeks too.

Happy Birthday Mijo!

Maple Leaf Swap
This is my first time sewing maple leaf blocks. Not an easy block to sew. I set up all my pieces in order. The one at the bottom of the group will not be mailed out. Only eight out of the group.  Will come back to that block. I do like how my blocks turned out and hope my fellow swappers will too.
Here comes my Sweetie!
Have you heard? There is a month long Paper Piecing Blog Hop over Whims and Fancies. How do you like my PP Witch? She is a bit green. Design by Cindy of Quilt Doddle Designs  She will look great on my Table stand. For all the patterns, stop by Whims and Fancies and check out all the designers participating. Take a friend to tag along, it's frightening!
Starting Monday, Madame Samm over Sew We Quilt, is cheering a Wicked Blog Hop. Check out her blog on Monday for a list of hostess.
Are you a fan of Amy Butler. Lori over Lori H Designs is hosting The Long Weekender blog hop. Kicked off October 15 and Monday Debbie from  A Quilter's Table will be sharing her weekender experince and a giveaway. I have been wanting to make this bag and love that I can pick up a tip or two. It did not look easy for a beginner like me.
Tulia Pink Sew-Along
Over at Sew Sweetness a Tula Pink Sew-Along is coming to it last week. You will be amazed. Check out all the gifted artist, beautiful quilts and lots of give-aways.
Scrappy Mini Notebook Cover
I am always writing things down on a notebook, sketching down designs, or doddling. 
So I found a tutorial over Quilter in the Gap
Here is my cover.

Inside View

Front View

Full View
My elastic holder is different but I am happy with the ends results. I am sewing up a few more for gifts.
It is late tonight and I need my sleep. I am taking my mother to Bay City to visit her little sister. They are having a 75th birthday dinner for my uncle and will be wonderful to see everyone.
Have a fun and safe weekend,
Judith, Texas

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Scrappy Great-Granny Halloween Quilt

That was a long title, but true.


Halloween Scrappy G-Granny Square Quilt
This is not my orginal Great-Granny Square quilt that I was working on. I am still putting it together.  I had a lot of left over Halloween scrap material. Not sure where most of the materials came from.  Next, will figure out what to do for the backing.
The last row is off, but I was not about to take the ripper out again.
If you are interested in making a Great-Granny Square, check out Lori's tutorial over at Bee in my Bonnet. Great instructions.
It has been a long week. We left last Sunday to Galveston and the next morning I was sick for two days. I did not like being in the hotel room on a beautiful island along the gulf coast. No fun! By Wednesday, my WDH cut his business trip short and headed back on Wednesday evening. I was so happy to be home and sleeping in our very own bed.
I have been up in my office for the rest of the week and worked on my quilt. I also have some projects coming up next month and will preview my show then. I am about half way done and hope to write my posts early.
See you,
Judith, Texas

Saturday, October 6, 2012

New Blog Hop Coming Soon!

Ur Priceless Blog Hop is coming soon and I am on the list.
Yes, I said on the list!
Day 1 - Nov. 5th
Quiltin' Jenny
Hill Valley Quilter
Loopy Lou's Adventures Into Handicrafts
Just Let Me Quilt
Lixie Makes It
Sunshine, Handmade
Buzzing and Bumbling
Sew Much 2 Luv
Needled Mom
The Slow Quilter
A Quilting Sheep
I Have a Notion

Day 2 - Nov.6th

The Crafter's Apprentice
Jane's Fabric and Quilts
Rosemary B
Random or "di"
Mary T.
Supermom No Cape
Lily Pad Quilting
Stitch, Stitch, Stitch
Rose Creations
The Treehouse
Gracie Oliver Arts
Quilting Prolifically
Grammie Q's

Day 3 - Nov. 7th

I Love Wool
I Like to Quiltblog
Keep Your Fork There's Pie
Retired to Quilt
From This to That
Jenny E.
Domestic Deficit Disorder
Pig tales and quilts
Count it all Joy!
Creative Notions

Day 4 - Nov. 8th

Stitchin By the Lake
as sweet as peaches
Deborah B
Birgit H
Fish Creek Studio
A Quilter's Table
Lily Patch Quilts
Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio
Mary F
Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm
The Desert Rat Chronicles
Sally K
Paris at a Certain Age
From Blank Pages
Quilt Taffy
Barb H

Day 5 - Nov. 9th

Polka Dot Classic
Geta's Quilting Studio
Busy Bee Free
Briarside Lane
Quilts and Dogs
Debbie R
suebee's World
Les passions de Cliodana
Colorpoint Quilter
On the Go Quilting
Personalized Sketches and Sentiments
Freemotion by the River

Day 6 - Nov. 12

Read, quilt, cook, pray...The Learning Curve
Bacon Then Eggs
Nati's Little Things
by Mary
Feltfree på Åsly
El Patchwork de la Abuela
Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
Maryjo J
s.o.t.a.k. Handmade
Janice M
throw a wench in the works
Everyone Deserves a Quilt
A Stitch in Time
Sew Me Something Good

Day 7 - Nov. 13

Julia P
Dachsies With Moxie
Marci Girl Designs
The Sunflower Patch
Wish upon a star
Mary on Lake Pulaski
Greco Mara
Linda M
Mack and Mabel
Dreaming in Patchwork
Judith Handmade Treasures - ME!

Caesarea Scrappers
Patchouli Moon Studio
Sew We Quilt

I am so excited to be back on the hop and with Katherine from Sew Me Something Good and Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt to cheer us on. 

I hope to see you then.

Have a wonderful weekend and bundle up with a cozy quilt. 

Judith, Texas

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pet Postcards

I did not get much sewing in today. I woke up late. Had a cup of coffee. Scrub my downstairs floors (kitchen and bathroom). Baked cookies. Caught up on email. Have not checked out the Leafs me  Happy blog hop. Finally shower and have not taken the laundry out of the dryer. 
Ever had one of those days?
But I did received an email from Sarah Vanderburgh that I was one of three winners of 3 of her patterns she gave away in the Glorious Autumn Block Party.  Made my day. 

I finally put up some hangers on my wall next to my design board so I can look at my handi work everyday in my office. 

OK, enough!

Why I am posting, here are a few cards that I am sending to Quilt's Inc. Festival Critter Cars. You can read all about the fund raiser over at Pokey's Pondering blog.

Here are a few examples.

If you are going to be in Houston next month for the International Quilt Festival, there will be a booth selling the Festival Critter Card to raise money for the Friends for Life, a non-kill animal adoption and rescue organization. If you are interested, click over to Pokey's blog and read all the information. Recieved deadline is Tuesday October 23, 2012. 

It is evening here and I need to go take the laundry out of the dryer and my WDH should be here home soon. I have not marked anything off my to do list.

I hope everyone has a wonderful autumn evening.

Judith, Texas