Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We Have A Winner

There were 30 entries....so I asked my daughter (plugged into her headphones as usual)to pick a number 1-30.....and she picked 7. So,Jodi was number 7 so she is the winner! (High tech here aren't we?) Email me your mailing info Jodi and I shall get these off to you! Thanks to all who played!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

100th Post Give Away!

This is my 100th post! So....here is my give away! I call it "Sugar and Spice". Two petite little quilts measuring around 7" or so each. Hand quilted cuteness looking for a home! All you have to do is leave a comment and I will draw a winner Tuesday the 18th!


Trip Tych: Variations on Squares......Whipped these out this morning for the 6" mini swap group. John (of QuiltDad) came up with this brilliant idea for the December swap. You know me and squares....so naturally: "Variations on Squares"

Civil War Block Tutorial

These aren't the best pictures,but hopefully you will get the idea!
For each block:
1.Cut one 3.5" square from the Moda Bella Natural
2. Cut two 2.5 squares from the civil war fabric
3.Draw diagonal lines on the wrong sides of the smaller squares.
4.Place the squares on opposite corners of the light square,making sure the lines are parallel.
5.Sew on the lines. Clip away leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Press open. Square should now measure 3.5". Sign the center as in picture.

Civil War Friendship Block Swap

I am now taking sign-ups for the civil war block swap! I decided to do the square/30s fabric one this summer,as it has a "light summery" feel to it! :) When you can't decide between the two-do both!

So here are the details. There will be 19 swappers...I am the 20th. Signups will begin today and end once 19 have signed up. Here is what you do:
1. Email me your email address tlhcrawford@aol.com
2. Make 20 of the blocks. Send me all 20 (yes-you will get back one of your own)by March 1st. I must have them by March 1st. Place all your squares in a ziplock baggie that has your mailing label on it. Also send a self-addressed stamped mailer for the return squares. It should be in the same amount that you mail to me. Once I have all the squares I will mail them out.
3. FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: The inside signature square is to be made from Moda Bella Natural. (The Fat Quarter shop carries this as do several ebay sellers) The triangle portions are to be made from civil war fabrics. The signature should be made from a thin black micron type pen. When signing your squares,the triangles should be in the upper left and lower right. Sign your name on the first line and your state and country on the second line.
4. I will post a tutorial for the square. It is a very easy square! You can make them all the same,or all different!

Any questions? Email me! tlhcrawford@aol.com

Monday, November 10, 2008

Swap Quilties and some loose ends....

These two lovelies arrived in the last two days....the top one is from Ulla in Sweden and it the Fall Swap installment on the Swap till you Drop group. It is so beautifully rich in color! Thank-you Ulla!
The next one is from Amy and it is for Another Little QUilt Swap! Amy has my colors and fabrics down perfectly! Love it!
For those of you who signed up for the scrappy cabin swap....this is where you are supposed to send me 20 squares by the end of January.....here are a few thoughts:
1. There are no quilt police here.
2. This is supposed to be fun-don't beat yourself up if your squares aren't "perfect". We will still love them anyway! Even if they are a little too small,a little too big,or a tad wonky. :)
3. Have fun. That is what this is all about.
Tomorrow I will post the details of the first signature swap........

Friday, November 7, 2008

Upcoming Project

I am planning to announce another upcoming project later this weekend.....yes. I know. I AM nuts. Or maybe just obsessed. You know how it is-or you wouldn't be reading this now,right?!

For ages I have wanted to do a signature square mini quilt. Now that more and more of you are becoming my "friends" I think the time is here. I will spell all the details out later.(we're talking March deadline guys) What I need your help with is deciding which square you like more. The one on the left finishes at a petite 3". The one on the right finishes at 3.5". The center area would contain the signature,state ,and country. Both are simple to construct and I will have a tutorial up once the project is in motion. So....cast your vote even if you don't intend to play!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Partner's Announced!

Mini quilt in a bag partners are announced over on my dad's blog:

Imp't Bag Swap Info!

If you have signed up to play,you must be a member of the Flickr group.....this is where all info will be posted! Partners will go out today! Here is the link to join:

we still need some vital info on some participants!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Imp't. Info for Bag Swap Participants

My dad has been working on the list in preparation to match partners. Since sign ups are coming in from multiple sources it has been a nightmare to try to find email and blog addresses. We need the following people to email me with their email addresses and blogs before we can match partners!

I probably have this info somewhere,but for the life of me can't locate it!