Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sew MaMa Sew GiveAway Day

I want to thank Sew MaMa Sew for hosting Give Away Day again this year. There are two catagories of give aways:  Handmade Goods and Sewing/Crafting items and opens May 6 at 6AM(pst) and runs until Sunday, May 10 (closing time per individual).  

Welcome to Vroomans Quilts and I hope you take some time to browse around.  If you are a new visitor, I am scrap quilter at heart but love to play in other areas of quilting and stitching. 

I have a FQ bundle of 'Zoey'  in Wisteria by Eleanor Burns for Benartex Fabrics.  A bakers dozen  - 13 lovely fat quarters in wonderful lilac hues that would certainly make for some fun summer stitching.

You don't need to be a follower, but you are certainly welcome.  Simply tell me what your favorite flower is.  I have to pick my birth flower - the Lily of the Valley.

I will ship international and will leave comments open until Sunday, May 10th (10pm EST).  I will announce the winner the following day.  Please be sure I have a way of reaching you - if you are using anything other than a Google account - you will show up as a no-reply commentor, so leave an e-mail.  example:  shavroo53atyahoodotcom

Sewingly Yours,

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Finish & A Winner

I'm happy to say that the Batik quilt is finished!  This was one of my 2014 'Let's Book It' projects and is from the book 'Scrap-Basket Senstions' by Kim Brackett.  The pattern is called Island Chain.  

I used three different purple cotton prints for the back (yeah, that's off the shelf).  I think you can see - I quilted the patooties out of this!  Straight lined all those links - matching threads on top and used the same purple on the back.  The light areas were micro stippled with an ivory on top and white on the back.  And again straight line quilted the final border with matching thread and that lovely purple thread on the back.

The binding was a piece off the shelf.  Not sure where it came from (thank you my scrap suppliers), but it was perfect.  That dark burgandy in the border, some splotches of pink, lime, purple, and blue - and there was just 3" left over, so a scrap used up.

Another look at it on the line.  It is pretty, but oh my I am glad it is finished.  A mix batik jelly roll from Connecting Threads, background batik and border batik from my LQS (not sure what line).  The cotton backing softened this one up as those batiks were stiff.  Quilter's Dream Select batting.  Thread - So Fine for bobbin and Connecting Threads Pro line used on the top.  And thank you to Connie @ FreeMotion by the River, who I confered with on how to tackle quilting batiks.


The winner of the April 'Let's Book It' link up for the Vintage Sewing Machine Pin and Carolina Lily Charm is #9 Christine

Thank you to all who link up faithfully - there were so many lovely projects for the month of April.  I hope more join us in May.  I know the weather is getting nicer and we like to be outside - yes, you Aussies are heading into the cold seasons - lots of stitching time ahead for you.  

Sewingly Yours,

On a Monday

That vexing Batik quilt finally has it's quilting finished.  Today will be a good day to get that binding on (and label) so it can truly be called a 'finish'.

My 2.5" storage barrels have been staring me in the face.  Yes, barrels as there are two of them now and I rather like to keep these tamed to just one.  What to do as I have made six quilts already with these.  Then I saw THIS QUILT in progress over at Beth's and I asked her if I could play with this pattern, too. 

 Just so you can see how insane I am - there are actually 4 projects in some stage of progress on the ironing board.  Some being prepped into it's next stage to be use as leader/enders while working on that quilt.

A few of the blocks completed and pressed - waiting for it's companions to come play with them.  Once that binding is done my pets, we will play some more today.

What are you playing with this Monday?

** linking up with Monday Making and DWM

Sewingly Yours,

Saturday, May 2, 2015