Sunday, September 29, 2013

Designer Mystery BOM 2013-2014

     Well. Good Sunday morning to you.....

     I've been Blog MIA for a while with updates on project progress but I'll start back with more pictures and info soon.  For today I have my Designer BOM block # 4 to show you.

     This block is called "Radiance" and it was designed by Bonnie & Camille.  They both design patterns and fabric at and  I am a fan of both mother and daughter so it was such a joy to make this block. 
As I've mentioned before, I'm doing this with Fat Quarter Shop and again.....LOTS of left over fabric so I'm trying to decide on a project to incorporate these fabric leftovers and make myself 2 quilts at a time.  It's either going to be geese or hst 9 patch blocks....Stay Tuned!

     My Big 3 list for September was not totally completed but I am thrilled with how my month went.  I can sometimes be a little over ambitious when I assemble my list so if I get 2 of the 3 done and keep up with the 2-3 BOM's I'm doing, I'm a happy camper.

1.)   Binding on Gwen's quilt- DONE
2.)   Assemble "Picnic" quilt and send to quilter- DONE  (on it's way back to me too!)
3)    Decide on final border for "Jamestown"- I did make a decision but never got to working on it :)
4.)   Work on scrappy postage stamp quilt-  Doing this as a leader/ender so I did add some to the bin.

So, you see I did do good....AND I finished assembly of my Granny Squares quilt and assembled backing, did my Designer BOM block, bound 2 other small baby quilts and also assembled my Snowman block bom but didn't get the wool embroidery tacked down.
All in all a good September.

Onto October


Saturday, September 14, 2013

A thought for today......................................................

Monday, September 2, 2013


   I am down to 3 items in my yard sale:

The Fons & Porter Kit---------SOLD

The Vintage Stitches BOM kit

The tumblers with the blue dot yardage

Thank you to all the people who visited my yard sale.

I will certainly be doing this again.....

It's Yard Sale Time!!!!

First item today is called "Vintage Stitches".  It was the 2006 Thimbleberries BOM.  I did it thru a quilt shop that cut all your pieces for you, all you had to do was assemble.  I remember being excited about doing it and then lost interest before I could drop out.  This package is yours for $40 and that includes shipping.

The 2nd item is called "Petite Baskets".  I'd seen it in a Fons & Porter Magazine so I ordered it from them.  The kit includes everything needed to complete the top plus the backing and buttons for the baskets.  I paid $38 plus the price of the magazine.  It's yours for $25 which includes S&H.

3rd item is called "Frolic & Butterflies".  It's a Moda Bake Shop project.  This kit can certainly be broken down and used for a purse or other small quilt.  This is $25.00 includes S&H.

4th item is some "Cotton Blossoms" fabric by Bonnie & Camille.  There is a charm pack, 1/2 yd of the cream print, 1 yard of the blue stripe, a fq + a couple inches of the blue dot, 2 yds of the other floral print and 4 yards of the blue print.  I think I was going to make a small quilt with it but never got around to it.  $ 30 including S&H.
It's an older line but still very pretty.


5th item is a pile of  6-1/2 inch tumbler  blocks and 2 yards of "Little Things by Sarah Fielke.  $20.00 includes S&H.
# 6 is 5 fat quarters and 1 yard each of the large dot and stripe Riley Blake "All Star 2" $20 S&H included                                                             

#7- Gallon size Ziploc bag of blue/gold fabrics.  Some is yardage and a few pieces are just random sizes.  Probably 5+ yards in here..  $10 S&H included.

#8- Ziploc bag of scraps from a recent quilt.  Most pieces are from a layer cake but there are some random larger and smaller pieces. Aneela Hooey line with girls riding scooters, puppies etc.  $10 includes S&H.
# 9 is 2 projects.  Both are free but a nominal $3.00 postal fee, and can be sent separate.  If you want one and not the other that's fine. The first is Thimbleberries "Hometown Christmas".  It's 4 booklets.  The other is the "2012 Designer Mystery BOM".  I did both of these projects this past year and enjoyed the process of doing both.

#10- a bag of quilt blocks.  There are 26 and they are all different blocks and all different brown on brown fabrics.  I always thought I'd make a big sampler quilt from them but I've just never done it so here's the chance for someone to assemble a quilt super quick because the biggest part of it is done.....$6.00 for the whole lot.  S&H included.   SOLD!!!
#11- Pink floral fat quarters.  Flower Sugar, Lecien, Tanya Whalen....They will play nicely with #12 as well since they are all from the same type of lines...all pretty florals.  $25 for the 2 or if you want to split them up, the pinks are $10 and the mixed pile is $15.  S&H included.

#13 is a Pat Sloan kit called "Black Eyed Susan".  You get the book with that and other projects in it and the fabric to make the front of the quilt.  I've already made 2 and am wondering why I have a 3rd kit?  $15.00 and S&H included.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, be specific which project you want and I will need your email address to send your paypal notice to and your mailing address.  Please email me privately at
As I said in my original email, I will be sure your project leaves my home no later than 3pm on Wednesday unless I'm waiting on your check to arrive in New Jersey.  Otherwise, I have mailing envelopes, small boxes etc. all lined up and ready to go.  The kiddies come back to school on Thursday so I'll want this yard sale done and over with by Wednesday for sure.
I am hoping this is not my last yard sale as I've been collecting, hoarding  fabric and kits for YEARS!!!   I've lost interest in some of these projects or have just outgrown my love for the fabric line etc.
All fabric comes from a smoke free home.........
Peggy in New Jersey

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Challenging Yourself

     Do you challenge yourself during the month?  Even if it's to make 1 small quilt block, bind a top or even try to make a final decision on a border?   I do.  Myself and 2 of my BFF's do it.  Recently it's been just 2 of us since the 3rd was moving but I've kept up with mine and have found that it really helps.

     This month I am not making "huge" challenges with my list because school reopens on Thursday (ugh) and there a few other things going on with life so I'm not picking complicated or hard things....

First in the picture above is a small postage stamp quilt that I started early in August.  I'd like to get some more parts made.
Second is an Aneela Hooey pinwheel quilt that I need for September 15th.  It just needs binding.
Third is a quilt called "Picnic".  It needs rows made and to be sent to the quilter.  It's been hanging around for too long, and we all know what happens with that, it gets set aside and never done.....
The fourth project is called "Jamestown" from Bonnie Hunter.  The entire top is done but it needs a border.  Bonnie did a piano key border but I'm questioning that.  I'm not sure I have enough blues and tans left from the top assembly to actually make that type of border.  So, the project is to figure it out and send it for quilting.

Those are my Top 4 September "must do's".

My BFF Robin will send me her list later this weekend and we'll keep one another on track  :) 

                       Peggy in New Jersey