Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Gadgets and a Giveaway!

 I spent the day Saturday at a quilt show in Jefferson, Texas. This was the very first show I have ever attended and the quilts were amazing! I am always in awe of the fabulous work that women can create. Each one was a work of art and very inspiring. My new grandaughter got a new sewing box, which we promptly used to make a new pillowcase!
  She was tickled about sewing her own case this weekend, but is still abit young to use my machine. I am currently searching EBay for a small one she can use.
 I picked up a few finds for myself from one of the vendors. The magic quilt wand, has a groove in the center and a perfect way to pencil your sewing lines when making half quarter triangles. I know it will help my finished project look better. I also got a tool called the Tucker Trimmer. This little item is amazing for a new quilter like myself. I was able to trim my completed blocks to a perfect 6 inches with just a few swipes of the rotary cutter. This tool comes with directions to use it when cutting out fabric to make perfect blocks. I haven't had time to try it out yet, but cant wait to use it next weekend.
  Many thanks for all of the wonderful tips and advise I have been getting from my blogger friends. I have a small giveaway this week. One charm pack of Little Apples by Moda. I am in love with all things Moda and just feel like the quality of the fabric is wonderful. All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave me a note telling me what you would make out of it. I will choose a winner next Saturday! Have a great week. I am heading back to the doctor tomorrow for my 3 month check up with my knee replacement. I am finally at the place where I can say that Im about 98% pain free and the flexion in my knee is so much better. I went back to work a few weeks ago and have not had very many problems. God is GOOD!!!
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11 comments:

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love the fabric for the pillowcase! I can hardly wait for my granddaughters to be old enough so I can teach them to sew.

And please include me on the Moda charm pack. I love Aneela's fabric lines!

Glad to read your knee is almost perfect again.

robin said...

I'm a new follower. Glad your knee is better. :) I'd give it to my daughter to make a baby quilt- she's 14 and learning to sew- she finished her very first quilt yesterday.

Judith said...

Hi, glad to hear knee is coming along. I am now a follower and I think I'd make some mug rugs.

Shannon said...

That's great that your knee is doing well!

If I won the charm pack I would probably make this, with grey for my solid:
http://www.pinemtndesigns.com/shop/Quilting/Patterns/p/Charming-Corners-sku-Q34.htm

June D said...

Good that your knee is improving - it takes time and effort, but soon you will better than what was normal before the surgery.

I clicked to be a follower - the charm pack would be fun to have - I'd like to make a square dance quilt - starting with the lovely charm pack fabrics!

Thank you!
June

Becky said...

Wonderful news about your knee replacement. I had a hip replacement six weeks ago. Almost pain free, too:)

I have a book 3 Times the Charm that uses one charm pack for each project. Little Apples would look great for the one called Amelia.

Audrey said...

Mary from Neat and Tidy semt me here! I can't wait to have the chance to catch up on your posts. I would love to have a chance to win this charm pack. I am making Schnibbles this year and I would use the charm pack for one of those. Like you I just had my knee replaced on October 31st. Maybe we can compare notes!! I will be a follower.

gill said...

Glad to hear your knee is on the mend! My husband will need a replacement knee soon too!
I love Aneela's fabric!
I'm a new follower!

Cheryl said...

I'm a new follower. I just found your blog and that cute sewing basket caught my attention and then the Aneela Hoey charm pack - so happy to see you're offering them in a giveaway - I love her little people! Pretty sure I'd make a cute quilt out of those Little Apples.

Sallie said...

I'm a new follower and I'd make a baby quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa C in GA. said...

I'm a follower :) I think I would use if for a new pattern I have for a baby quilt. I'm just waiting on a lazy angle ruler for it :)