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ALYOF February 2015

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ALYOF February Finishes

My goal for February was to piece a quilt, which I did. But instead of being the top it became the back. I have really had a hard time writing this post. Usually I am writing about a quilt I have done and showing you everything but today I can't!
I did have a lot of fun making it.

Freespirit has really created a quality fabric! Bright beautiful colors. I love the feel of the Modern Solids. The perfect thickness. Probably not the right word for it but they are. When you make something out of them you know it will last and last. I know you can understand that! Will I use them again! YES, I love them!

(100) 5" squares of 75 colors
is a dream come true for this lover of color
Denyse Schmidt's DS Modern Solids Charm Pack

This quilt ended up as a backing for another quilt and
is very simplistic but meaningful to me!
I also sewed the front but I can't share it.
One day maybe but not today!

Almost as soon as it was done
it was whisked away to a quilt…

Iron Tote/Mat

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Getting Retreat Ready

I bought this pattern about 5 years ago
thinking it was a great idea!
I really needed one!
It drives me nuts to go to a class
and everyone is waiting around one iron.

Never again will I be standing wasting sewing time
for an iron and when I am done - button it up and go home.

I am going to my first retreat with
Quilter's Square

Super excited!
Now I just need a free pattern
for a cutting mat/ruler holder!
If you know where a free one is please leave a comment!

Do you have a little binding basket?
You should, then it doesn't roll across the room!
Your dog, cat, children don't unroll it playing catch!


I used (2) outside fabrics
(2) layers of cotton batting
(1) layer of Insul Bright

The pattern called for a heat resistant pad
on the inside fabric but I did not have any
So I used what I had on hand with the Insul Bright!

Nice place to press my pieces!

Oh no! I did something wrong but what? How to fold the Iron Tote/Pressing Mat together?
Kaye Wood shows you how

It is a q…

Le Challenge

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I started thisNoodlehead Super Toteat Thanksgiving and then a whole lot of things happened so it wasn't until the end of January that I got to get it finished. I was going desperately through my pictures looking for anything I might have made that had dots! It hit me the Super Tote had Cotton+Steel Basic fabric with dots on the inside!

Then I had to figure out when I finished it to make sure the time frame was right! I am so glad it is! I am joining in theLe Challenge #19 - Dotsthis month! Yippee! I love the monthly challenge! You might like it to and they have a monthly prize you can win! I enjoy looking at what everyone has made, it is not just for quilters but everyone who crafts! Please click on the blue link above and check it out! If you signup for their (Lucy & Nat) email you can find out what the challenge is for next month and join in!

Moon Shine, Deer Me, Tula Pink, is one of my favorite fabrics making it was difficult to mail the tote to my cousin's wife. S…

Eclectic Elements Blog Hop and Giveaway

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This Giveaway is over!
The winner is Stitchin at Home
If you click on my blog header above it will take you to my latest post!
Thank you for stopping by! LisaWelcome to
In The Boon Docks
for the Eclectic Elements Blog Hop!
I have used Tim Holtz's products for years!
He has created everything
from scrapbooking paper, ink, to fabric!
So once I started sewing and realized
he was designing fabric
I bought a 10" layer cake of Eclectic Elements and kept it.
I knew one day I would make something
for my husband or grandson.
It is a unisex fabric making it great for boys and men.

When Nicki contacted me about this blog hop
I just had to say "YES"!
Then I started thinking what could I make
my guys for Valentines Day!
It has to be useful so it doesn't get tossed
into a drawer, never to be seen again!

Thank you Nicki @
Sunshine Reflections
for inviting me to participate and organizing
this hop you have done such a great job!
I cannot wait to see what everyone has created!

For my G…

Scrappy Trip Along Bee Flickr Group signups Round 8 Now

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Round 8

If you have ever wanted to try a simple Bee
this one is for you!
I have participated in the
Scrappy Trip Along - Bee ,
for awhile now and enjoy the
beautiful blocks that I receive in return.

Sign ups are Now!
Scrappy Trip Along - Bee run by Julie Hirt of 627Handworks

(5) block due in April! It fills up fast!

I made my blocks this quarter
using Robert Kaufman Kona Solids
and Cotton+Steel Basics Super simple because the tutorial is great!
I hope to see you in the flickr group

Create and be unique!
Lisa

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It is for everyone
Just click - here - Grow Your Blog Giveaway

ALYOF February Goal

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As my goal for February 2015
I am go to take all these lovely colors
and piece a quilt top!
I am in love with
Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids,
if you have followed this blog
for any length of time I always
use a certain solid but that has changed
since I felt this charm pack.

Love this orange
(It is perfect for a background)!
The design is in my head and
scribbled on a piece of scrap paper!
So I am ready,
before March I will have it done!

(100) 5" squares of 75 colors
is a dream come true for this lover of color
Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids I saw this pattern tonight over at
noodlehead
showing the totes her and her family made,
it's not one of her patterns (surprise) it belongs to the talented
(Then I borrowed her photo to show you)!

Shannon @Very Shannon called the Free Reversible Box Tote,
I went right away to download it!
Wouldn't this tote
look great in 2 1/2" squares
of these love solids!

I am linking up with
Sew Bittersweet designs
for A Lovely Year Of Finishes

Thank you for …

Blog Anniversary Winner

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Blog Anniversary Winner of 2015

Congratulations!

giddy99January 14, 2015 at 10:40 AM
I follow via Feedspot and Bloglovin!

You have won the $25 Gift Certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop

Giddy99 thank you for being a longtime follower!

Our sweet visitor for a little while!
She always wakes up in the best mood!

Please stop in again soon,
Lisa