Monday, January 16, 2012

Busy Weekend : :

It has been a very busy weekend here! But I stayed up late sewing Friday night and had about three hours all to my self Saturday afternoon to try a little more improv. yay! After the wonderful reaction I received from my first improv piece, I realize that's going to be a tough one to top! I want to make a mini quilt, something much more simple and fun for Valentine's Day, to hang where our advent calendar used to be. 

What do you think?

improv valentine block for mini

I was inspired by Rachel to try my first curve! And, I used some scraps left over from a little Valentine's Day pillow I made on Friday with this pretty stack of reds and pinks.

for my Valentine's

Here it is -- my first finished Valentine's Day project! I have a few more ideas, too. We had a lot of fun last year with this holiday! Since we moved just a few short days after Christmas last year and didn't take the time to do much decorating, once February came along, the kiddos were all about it! Paper hearts and garland everywhere, little hearts to keep us warm, and I can never forget that celery stamp project!

If you'd be interested in a little tutorial for this pillow, just let me know! I took lots of pictures hoping someone will say, yes!

Quilted Heart Pillow

In other news, I just received a package of Daisy Janie's Tilly and I have to say, I am seriously in love with this fabric!! I was happy to make a few things for Jan's Quilt Market booth back in October, and as a gift she sent me two gorgeous bundles. One for me and one that I'll be offering in a giveaway here soon! The yellow floral is my absolute favorite...

Tilly Delivery :)

I also received these new notebooks. Aren't they pretty? One of my goals is to be much more organized with my orders, ideas for projects, and ideas for this blog this year.

new notebooks

The first thing on my list is to turn all of my hanging wips, into some exciting new finishes!! I guess I better stay busy, there's a lot of them!

too many wips

And now, a giveaway winner!

Thank You to all of you who entered this past weekends giveaway! From the 828 entries that came in before 10pm, Mr. Random says our lucky winner is comment # 229, Lucy @ Charm About You!!! I hope you enjoy your winnings, I will be in touch shortly!

Wishing you all a warm and wonderful start to a new week!

32 comments:

  1. Love the improv piecing :) So wonderful! Love houses!

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  2. I love all of your latest improv piecing - it is so great!!!! I also love the scissors!!! Also, congrats to the winner of the fabric!!! Have fun with it!!!

    Sandy

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  3. Awesome work! I love the little house and the V-day pillow. They are both adorable!

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  4. I'm with you - so many WIP's to do right now. Great job on the curve, M!

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  5. that heart pillow is the cutest stinkin' thing! love, love, love it.

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  6. A tutorial would be great on that pillow, it's so cute!!

    Jenn

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  7. I'm in awe of your improv quilting. Wow.

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  8. Cute curves :-) Love the stripy roof too!

    And yey for Lucy!

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  9. Love it all Maureen!!!

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  10. Gah...you NEED to keep doing improv. These are amazing.

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  11. ADORABLE wall hanging! And I love your notebooks, too.

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  12. Gorgeous house improve Maureen, love that stack of red and whites too! xo

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  13. Your improve is go good. Love the house!

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  14. Yeah!! Thank you so much :) I'm so excited to get such yummy fabric!
    I love the improv piece and the cushion is very cute! :) Those notebooks look adorable too.

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    1. Lucy - Did you get my email? I need your shipping info! :)

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  15. i am in love with your heart pillow. i need to make some valentines day stuff to decorate my house.

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  16. love the pillow! and you already know i love your little house. :)

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  17. Love your little house quilt and your pillow is so sweet. Would love to see how you made it.
    congrats to the winner.

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  18. I love the house, heart, colors, smallness.....cheery for the area!

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  19. So amazing!!! I love that improv piece so much!!

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  20. I love the house and the heart pillow! How creative! :)

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  21. I'd LOVE to see a tutorial for your lovely pillow!!! :)

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  22. Loving the Daisy Janie fabric!! Awesome color palette.

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  23. Oh that house and heart is just gorgeous - beautifully pieced!

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  24. Your second improv piece is so cute! Your curve looks fabulous!
    And the heart pillow is just too sweet.

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  25. Tutorial! Pleeease! And I love the improv piece. Im just starting to sew, and have only made 2 quilts... But I love it, and can't wait until I understand the methodology enough to tackle one of my own!,

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  26. A tutorial? Yes please. It looks a little different in the way it is constructed so I'd love a tute to show us how you did it. Thanks

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