Thursday, May 31, 2012

Surprise!

Who doesn't love a great surprise?  I know I do!  I was surprised today with an email that one of my posts is being featured at Free Quilt Patterns.  What a great surprise on this fine Thursday afternoon!

Soooo...I think it's only fitting that I surprise all of you with one more giveaway.  Remember that awesome roll of Shades strips by Riley Blake?  I think we need to try to give them away again.  After all, Marcia did chose the Good Life strips which leaves the shades strips here all alone {okay, you all know they aren't all alone}.

Remember this...{you will win 1 bundle ~ I took multiple pictures to show all the colors}



And keep an eye out for something exciting next week.  I just might have another surprise!  I promise I will get back to posting some tutorials one day soon.  I'm still trying to get caught up after market and a house full of company!  I have so much quilting to do...I just need more time in the day or a clone!  


Food for thought...let me know if you all have a notion or tool you would like me to demonstrate or review.  Check out our notions and leave us a comment.  You can also suggest something that we don't currently have in stock. 

You must be a follower of our blog to be eligible to win. 
 
~Here's how to enter~
{You do not have to do each of these...as long as you follow our blog and leave a comment you are eligible to win.  We simply like to give you ways to earn extra entries} 

Leave us a comment
(one entry)

Tweet or Blog about our giveaway...make sure you leave us a 
comment so we know that you did
(one entry)
 
Find us on facebook and friend us or like us...make sure you leave us a 
comment so we know that you did
(one entry) 

The giveaway ends on Tuesday, June 5th at 11:59 PM (CST).
The winner will be randomly selected and announced on 
Wednesday, June 6th.  The winner will be contacted by email.

Please make sure you leave a comment for each entry.  For example, if you friend us on facebook and tweet about the giveaway you should leave 2 separate comments. 
If you already follow us on facebook...just comment that you currently follow.  Also, it is important that we know who you are.  If you leave an anonymous comment we won't have a way to notify you.



And I did double check the dates this time...I think I got it right!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Spring Quilt Market ~ Celebrity Show Down

Before I show you all more market pictures I need to wish my momma a very happy birthday!  Today is her big day and she gets to spend it with me {and the rest of the family} in Texas.

Birthday Girl
Her ribbon!  She has to wear it all day!

I've shown you all pictures from Spring Quilt Market but I haven't shared all the pictures of mom and all the quilt celebrities!  It quickly became my mission to take her picture with all the quilt celebrities.  She wasn't so thrilled about it, but that made it even more fun for me.  {I'm a little ornery!}

Eleanor Burns & Mom

Nancy Zieman & Mom

Judy Niemeyer & Mom

Ellen Medlock & Mom
They were all so nice and gracious.  We had an absolute blast meeting everyone at Market.  Notice how I managed to stay out of all the pictures?  That takes some skills!  

I also have several pictures of quilt superstars without mom.  I took all of those before I decided mom needed to be in every picture.  

Bari J from Art Gallery Fabrics

Loralie of Loralie Designs
Julie from Jaybird Quilts

Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics

Check out the Dear Stella booth!  I want it all!!!!

Oh how I wish market didn't fly by so fast.  I can't believe it's over and it's time to get back to work.  However, I do have some exciting things in the works that I will be sharing over the next couple of weeks.  It's pretty amazing how things seem to work out sometimes.   

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Winning!

It's time to announce our Giveaway Day winner!  Are you ready to find out who the winner is?

Drum roll please.....the winner is lucky number 150!
150. Marcia W. said...
Blogger tells me: Congratulations, MarciaW You are now following Quilting Lodge Blog
Thanks for this generous giveaway. I enjoyed your Market photos.
Congrats Marcia!  I'll be emailing you in a few moments so you can pick your prize!

This...
Or this...
I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who voted for our quilts in the McCall's Quilt Design Star 2012.  Unfortunately, neither one of us were chosen to move on to challenge 1.  Maybe next time... 
 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Giveaway Day Blooper

Hello everyone!  I was just getting ready to announce the winner of our giveaway when I realized I made an error in the original post.  And not one person caught it...I guess you were all too excited about the fabric!  

I stated the giveaway would end Saturday May 25th {that's not even possible} but I meant Friday May 25th.  So, I think I will leave it open until tonight just to be fair.  I'll announce the winner tomorrow, Sunday May 27th.  I'm sorry for the mix-up.  Next time I'll do a better job looking at the calendar {face palm}.

And a huge thank you to all who have participated in our Giveaway.  I wasn't able to respond to all the comments because we received so many!  And a huge welcome to all of our new followers!

Lookie here, lookie here!  

This box was just delivered to my house this morning!  I love this Flea Market Fancy fabric.  I have lots of work to do tonight to get it listed in our online store.  I really want to cut into it and start sewing but I have so many projects started already...what's a girl to do???

I have to tell you all I am in love with the Art Gallery Solid fabrics.  I picked up two bundles at Quilt Market and I can't wait to use them.  
I've always been a fan of Moda Bella Solids but these solids just might change my mind.  They are so soft and have a wonderful sheen to them.  Pictures do not do them justice!  

Don't forget...the winner will be announced tomorrow.  Good luck everyone!   

Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway Day!

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope everyone enjoyed their day and I have the perfect way to finish it off...a giveaway!  I just discovered Giveaway Day hosted by Sew, Mama, Sew!
I know.  I'm a tiny bit behind but I guess that's okay since you get a chance to win some of our loot from Spring Quilt Market.

I'm going to give you all an option like last time.  You can pick a 2.5" strip bundle of Good Life by Riley Blake or a 2.5" strip bundle of shades by Riley Blake.

Good Life ~ Available July 2012
Good Life ~ Available July 2012


Shades by Riley Blake ~ 3 views of the bundle



You must be a follower of our blog to be eligible to win. 
 
~Here's how to enter~
{You do not have to do each of these...as long as you follow our blog and leave a comment you are eligible to win.  We simply like to give you ways to earn extra entries} 

Leave us a comment
(one entry)

Tweet or Blog about our giveaway...make sure you leave us a 
comment so we know that you did
(one entry)
 
Find us on facebook and friend us or like us...make sure you leave us a 
comment so we know that you did
(one entry) 

The giveaway ends on Saturday, May 25th at 11:59 PM (CST).
The winner will be randomly selected and announced on 
Sunday, May 26th.  The winner will be contacted by email.

Please make sure you leave a comment for each entry.  For example, if you friend us on facebook and tweet about the giveaway you should leave 2 separate comments. 
If you already follow us on facebook...just comment that you currently follow.  Also, it is important that we know who you are.  If you leave an anonymous comment we won't have a way to notify you. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Spring Quilt Market Day 2

Day 2 of Spring Quilt is coming to a close.  And what a day!  

Take a look at all the goodies we've collected over the past 2 days...
Check out all the free magazines each of us scored...

I would love to share a little story with you all and I hope I can paint just the right picture of how it went down.  

It all started early this morning around 2:30 AM.  We were all snug in our beds sound asleep.  {I was probably dreaming about all the fabric I wanted to buy}  All of a sudden I woke up to the sound of a rattling noise.  I couldn't decide if I was dreaming or if someone was trying to get into our room.  Then I saw mom's head pop up and I knew I wasn't dreaming...someone was trying to get into our room.  

I jumped out of bed and started toward the door.  I could see light coming in from the hallway but I didn't see any feet outside our room.  Right at that moment I realized the noise was coming from inside our room.  Sheer panic came over me in an instant.  

Before I could even decide what I was going to do a shadow emerged from the bathroom.  I jumped and started moaning in fright.  At the same time the stranger started jumping up and down and squealing in fright.  Turns out, the stranger was Mary, our friend who came to market with us.  She had to use the restroom in the middle of the night.  The rattling noise was her making sure the bathroom door wasn't locked.

Our panic and distress instantly turned into out of control laughter.  I'm talking fall in the floor uncontrollable laughter.  All the while mom is still laying in bed watching the whole episode transpire.  She never moved a muscle.  When I laid back down mom said to me, "Just out of curiosity, what exactly were you going to do if someone had been trying to get into the room???"  Hmmm...that's a good question!  I guess I was going to kick some burglar butt!  

I tried to go back to sleep for about 15 minutes but every time I thought about our mutual ambush I started cracking up!  We have laughed about this all day long!  I sure wish we had a video of that because I'm quite certain we would win some money!


I have more pictures to share tomorrow...sleep tight everyone.  I sure hope I don't have to fend off "burglars" again tonight!      

Friday, May 18, 2012

Spring Quilt Market!

Spring Quilt Market is here!  Mary, mom and I arrived in Kansas City yesterday afternoon.  Well, I arrived in the afternoon and they arrived after a wrong turn and a little extra driving around.  

We went to our first ever sample spree last night.  What is sample spree, you ask?  It's a mob of fabric loving quilters sprinting around the convention center trying to get their hands on the latest and greatest fabrics, patterns & notions!  Good thing I wore my tennis shoes!

    
Did we get anything good, you ask?  Why yes we did!  Lots of Riley Blake pre-cuts, some Art Gallery pre-cuts, some Blend Fabrics pre-cuts, some patterns, and some Benartex pre-cuts...

This is a close up of one of the Blend Fabric bundles. 
The above bundle is called Vintage Summer designed by Little Yellow Bicycle.  I fell in love with this collection even though it's not something I would normally be drawn to.  I just love it!  Blend Fabrics is a licensing division of Anna Griffin.  I just recently found this company and I am loving it!

Well, I think that's it for tonight.  We are exhausted and it's bed time.  We'll be up early to do it all again tomorrow.  We plan on hitting up Timeless Treasures, Clothworks, Anthology, Alexander Henry and more!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Circles ~ They're Not so Scary

Good morning all you lovely quilters and other crafty people!  As promised I have a little circle tutorial for you!  However, you will need to hop on over to Melissa's blog Sew Bitter Sweet Designs.  Are you wondering why you need to do a little hopping?  I get to be her guest blogger today!  This is my first time as a guest blogger and I was so happy to do it...and just a tiny bit nervous!  

So if you want to see how I made this...

Then get out of here and go check it out!  But come back...because we miss you already!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!  I know you all have been patiently waiting for the announcement of today's winner.  I don't think I planned it very well to announce on Mother's Day.  I forgot about church and soccer games and everything else fun going on around here.  

So without further ado...the lucky winner is comment 121...
 
121. tpott said...
Glad to hear you're feeling better. How did you do your circles? They're perfect, please let us in on the secret? I'd love to get my claws on some "Good Fortune". I'm a follower, thanks for offering this wonderful giveaway! ;-> Toni Anne
I'll be emailing you to get your info!  Congrats!

Now, we must send out a huge thank you to everyone who participated.  I cannot believe the overwhelming response we had.  We surpassed our goal of 300 followers by a huge amount!  Mom and I are so thankful to all of you, our followers and friends!  

So many of you loved my circles!  I'm so thrilled you loved them.  There were lots of questions as to how I did them.  The short answer is, raw edge appliqué using Steam a Seam.  I will have a tutorial ready before long.  I plan on showing you all exactly how I did it.  

I hope everyone has a great week!  I know I will.  Mom and I are meeting in Kansas City for Spring Quilt Market!  I cannot wait.  So, if you don't see us around here everyday you know why.  We will be walking miles and miles among all the quilty goodness!  I'll post pictures at night if I'm not dead on my feet.    

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Time for a Giveaway!

I've decided that it's time to do the giveaway!  We're only 3 away from our target of 300 followers but I have faith we'll find even more followers!  I'm just so happy I finally feel better and I'm officially off the Nyquil!  Woohoo! 

But...before I get to the fantastic prize I wanted to show you all a peek of the circles I've been working on.  



I spent quite a bit of time this afternoon stitching around a bazillion circles.  I'm really not sure what I was thinking when I designed this one!  But I think it will be pretty....so I guess I have lots of appliqué in my future.

Are you ready to find out what our prize is...how about a bundle of 13 fat quarters of Jennifer Paganelli Free Spirit fabrics?




I haven't cut the fat quarters yet so I thought I would just snap a picture of the fabric on the bolts.  


Or...the winner can choose a Good Fortune layer cake by Kate Spain for Moda.  {This is the fabric I'm using in my circles quilt pictured above}

 
You must be a follower of our blog to be eligible to win. 
 
~Here's how to enter~
{You do not have to do each of these...as long as you follow our blog and leave a comment you are eligible to win.  We simply like to give you ways to earn extra entries} 

Leave us a comment
(one entry)

Tweet or Blog about our giveaway...make sure you leave us a 
comment so we know that you did
(one entry)
 
Find us on facebook and friend us or like us...make sure you leave us a 
comment so we know that you did
(one entry) 

The giveaway ends on Saturday, May 12th at 11:59 PM (CST).
The winner will be randomly selected and announced on 
Sunday, May 13th.  The winner will be contacted by email.

Please make sure you leave a comment for each entry.  For example, if you friend us on facebook and tweet about the giveaway you should leave 2 separate comments. 
If you already follow us on facebook...just comment that you currently follow.  Also, it is important that we know who you are.  If you leave an anonymous comment we won't have a way to notify you.

Friday, May 4, 2012

May 4th Stash Bee Block

It's only the 4th of May and I'm finished with my May stash bee block!  Our assignment this month was to make a wonky star block.  I was so relieved that it was something besides appliqué.  


I like how this one turned out.  I did have to rip out about 3 or 4 seams.  I sewed a couple pieces on upside down and had one star point off.  I'm pretty sure sewing while under the influence of cold medicine is not a good plan.  I probably should have waited to make the block but thankfully, it turned out pretty good.  




Now I'm thinking it might be kind of fun to make a wonky star quilt.  Like I need to make any more tops before I quilt all the tops that are waiting patiently.

I also got a bundle of goodies in the mail yesterday.  Awhile back I won a Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate and here's what I picked out...

   
I got myself some Art Gallery fabrics.  Who knows what I'll do with them but they're soooo pretty!

Here's a little tidbit of fun.  We've decided to have a giveaway as soon as we hit 300 followers!  We're only 8 away so tell your momma, tell your daddy, tell all your friends!  Tweet about it, blog about it, yell it from the rooftops {maybe I shouldn't blog under the influence of cold medicine either}.  Help us find 8 new friends and we'll have an awesome giveaway.  Maybe a bundle of those great Jennifer Paganelli prints we recently received...or maybe a jelly roll or layer cake...I just can't decide!  

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