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TTMT #257 – Reluctant Kitty & PoD 2014

April 22, 2014

The Linus Connection needs yarn donations. April 2014 photo yarndonationsneeded_thelinusconnection_zpsb01796a2.jpg

The following quilts and blanket were seen in today’s video and have all now been donated to The Linus Connection. I share pattern links wherever possible.

2014 04 April Linus Donation (14)

Garden Party blocks (made by me) plus two donated Stars for Linus! Pieced, quilted & bound by me.

2014 04 April Linus Donation (1)

 

 

Fleece remnant with crochet edge. Sadly, I photographed the back side, so the edge isn’t as pretty!

2014 04 April Linus Donation (3)

 

Tumbler quilt made from a kit at the last work day for The Linus Connection.  Quilted by Osie.

2014 04 April Linus Donation (8)

 

Made from donated orphan blocks and Stars for Linus. Pieced, quilted and bound by me.

2014 04 April Linus Donation (6)

Made from donated orphan blocks with a few nine patches made by me to coordinate. Pieced, quilted and bound by me. Thanks to my friend Marge for the idea to use the black sashing!

2014 04 April Linus Donation (11)

Made from donated orphan blocks and donated sales samples. Pieced, quilted & bound by me.

2014 04 April Linus Donation (16)

A kit started by someone else, finished by me using fabrics I had on hand. Quilted and bound by me.

2014 UFO To Do List

  1. HP Swap Quilt
  2. Vintage Quilt Top
  3. Churn Dash Quilt
  4. 10 Minute Block Quilt - Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  5. PoD Signature Quilt – Done!
  6. TABABOM Signature Quilt
  7. Embroidered Flower Quilt
  8. Topsy Turvy Trees
  9. Australia Quilt – fabric measured and organized
  10. Flannel orphan blocks - Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  11. Mustachio
  12. Misc. Blocks (orphan, blog hops, etc.)Five quilts completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  13. Garden Party blocks – Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  14. NAWWAL
  15. Wedding Quilt Orphan Blocks  - Completed & donated to The Linus Connection
  16. 80s T-Shirts

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9

I totally forgot to mention that I have a pattern coming out in the next Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks! Be sure to stop by Sewhooked on April 30 for a sneak peek and a chance to win fun prizes!

PPV Prize April 2014

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in April and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of Quilts From 100 Blocks, Fall 2013 (includes a pattern designed by me!) as well as copies of my patterns Poppies from the Past and My Kitchen Window!

I’ll see you again tomorrow for Talk To Me Tuesday!

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Something to Get Excited About!

April 21, 2014

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9

 

I’m so excited that it’s almost time for another Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!

Due to circumstances outside my control, I missed the opportunity to submit a pattern for Vol. 8 and I really missed being part of the fantastic un that is the 100 Blocks Blog Tour.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9

Be sure to stop by on April 30, 2014 to see my block design and enter to win fun prizes during the 100 Blocks Blog Tour!

Beginning May 6, I will have a limited amount of signed copies available for sale in my Etsy shop.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9

 

Here’s a peek at this volume’s spectacular cover! I’m thrilled to have made the cover again…I wonder if you can guess which design is mine!?

PPV Prize April 2014

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in April and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of Quilts From 100 Blocks, Fall 2013 (includes a pattern designed by me!) as well as copies of my patterns Poppies from the Past and My Kitchen Window!

I’ll see you again tomorrow for Talk To Me Tuesday!

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TTMT #256 – Be Charitable

April 15, 2014

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The Linus Connection needs yarn donations. April 2014 photo yarndonationsneeded_thelinusconnection_zpsb01796a2.jpg

PPV Prize April 2014

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in April and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of Quilts From 100 Blocks, Fall 2013 (includes a pattern designed by me!) as well as copies of my patterns Poppies from the Past and My Kitchen Window!

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Linus Craziness, Special Doom, Pretty Kitty and a Craftsy Sale!

April 12, 2014


The Linus Connection needs yarn donations. April 2014 photo yarndonationsneeded_thelinusconnection_zpsb01796a2.jpg

 

It’s been a crazy Linus Connection-filled week for me! While our actual meeting isn’t until next weekend, I have spearheaded a yarn drive to help my favorite blanket charity. We have been in serious need of yarn donations and what better place to ask for help than my online friends?

Everyone that knits or crochets will, possibly grudgingly admit that we all have balls, skeins and hanks of yarn that we are never going to use. That yarn taking up space? We can use it! The Linus Connection needs 100% acrylic washable yarn to make our child-friendly hypo-allergenic blankets for kids in need in Central Texas.

Have yarn? Drop me an email and I’ll send you my mailing address!

Assembly line! Prepping 5 tops to #fmq. I made most of these at Retreat in March from orphan blocks.  They will all go to #TheLinusConnection. #blanketcharity

My basting mojo was high yesterday! I paired five orphan block quilt with backs and batting and then basted them all! One is quilted with four more to go! Each and every one of these will go to The Linus Connection when complete and a couple of these will be great big check marks on my 2014 UFO completion list!

A special shout out to Sarah from Houston. All of the batting used for these quilts came from her donation!

More #yarn and #crochet goodness, this time from Sarah in Houston. Thank you Sarah! #TheLinusConnection #blanketcharity

Yarn donations are coming in! Yarny goodness from Sarah in Houston!

Yarn Donation for The Linus Connection
Pretties from my dear friend Amber. This is the second box of yarn she’s sent!

Donation for The Linus Connection from Liza
Here’s another wonderful donation from Liza! Yarn and blankets and granny squares, oh my!

Charity Project of Doom

There’s a VERY special Project (of Doom!) going on over on Fandom In Stitches. It’s this week only, so if you’re a quilter, please be sure to check it out!

Rose!

Rose came out of hiding to visit us downstairs earlier this week. She’s coming out of her shell little by little. The poor sweetie lived a long time in a shelter’s kennel, and all the space she has access to now is a bit overwhelming. We’ve been using a Feliway diffuser, which seems to be making all the difference!

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Surprise! Craftsy has just announced a Spring Flash Sale for this weekend only! Discover huge savings on select online Craftsy classes, but for a very limited time .Visit Craftsy to reveal what classes are on sale, but hurry, this offer expires at 11:59 MT on Sunday, April 13, 2014!

Craftsy Spring Flash Sale

PPV Prize April 2014

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in April and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of Quilts From 100 Blocks, Fall 2013 (includes a pattern designed by me!) as well as copies of my patterns Poppies from the Past and My Kitchen Window!

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TTMT #255 – A Little Progress & Evil Crochet

April 8, 2014

In This Video:

PPV Prize April 2014

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How can evil be so cute? And Cats, just because.

April 5, 2014

Two #Cthulhu are better than one! #crochetHappy Saturday!

Yesterday, I crocheted the dark green Cthulhu you see her for my hubby to take to work.

Baby C has lived in on his bedside table for quite a few years now and he really wanted another to geek up his desk at work, so I obliged. Big C was relatively fast to make and just so cute! Baby C was Caron Simply Soft, and Big C was made from worsted acrylic. It was a cake of yarn, so I’m not sure what brand, could have been Bernat.

 

The free pattern is here.

Hanging out with Rose.  #sheltercat #rescuekitty #catsofinstagram

Our new baby, Rose, is doing well. She is still mostly hiding, but I can coax her out with treats and when I do, she is so, so sweet and snuggly. For some reason, some loves my big toes and will lay in my lap with her paws on either side of one toe, like she’s holding on to it. That’s a new one on me!

She has met both Merlin and Marie, and while there had been very mild hissing, there was an initial 5 seconds of tail poufing and that was it. M & M have pretty much ignored her since becoming aware of her existence. I think once she comes out of my bedroom, they will take more interest. The door has been wide open for three days, but Rose hasn’t ventured past the door yet. I carried her to the top of the stairs and she was pretty much scared silly, so I put her down and she dashed back under my bed.

Merlin in a sunbeam.
This is Merlin in a sunbeam, just because. At 16 1/2, he’s the old man of the house now. He’s had a few health issues recently, but as my wonderful vet said, he’s doing pretty good for a guy his age.

marie face
Our beautiful Marie is no longer the baby of the house, but the sassy lady. She’s very curious about Rose and I have a feeling that once the Miss R settles in, they will be excellent playmates.

 

PPV Prize April 2014

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in April and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of Quilts From 100 Blocks, Fall 2013 (includes a pattern designed by me!) as well as copies of my patterns Poppies from the Past and My Kitchen Window!

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TTMT #254 – Less Than 10 Minutes…no kidding!

April 1, 2014

In This Video:

PPV Prize April 2014

Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in April and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of Quilts From 100 Blocks, Fall 2013 (includes a pattern designed by me!) as well as copies of my patterns Poppies from the Past and My Kitchen Window!

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