Monday, June 11, 2012

Callenge 1 piece, ready for photo shoot

We spend the weekend at the camp grounds setting up for the summer. Now if the wind would die down we could go fishing too.
All set up at the camp grounds...... loven``
the little deck hubby built for the camper
I just finished my next piece for McCall's Quilting Quilt design Star 2012
We had to use the Storm at Sea block for the professional catagory ,the amiture catigory used the Amish Star. I will only tease you for now as I need to get a good picture of it and submit it on line to McCall's Quilting. I will post other pictures after the voting starts next week.
ready to play

Now with the piece done I can play with my new Elna 740, which has been watching me all week and waiting for it's turn to play. Not sure where to begin .... finish some blocks from the Square in a Square Mystery class ...make a bra ... play with the painted fabric etc.   I will just have to go and grab a bag and work with what is in it i guess.
Qtools give away

I do have a little give away Marci Baker gave me 3 sets of samples of the sewing and cutting guides that will stick to your machine or ruler to help guide you in your quilting.The Sewing Edge is  the purple one which  makes a nice little bumper to keep your stitching true. the Cutting Edge is  orange strip attaches on the under side of your ruler to aid you in your cutting.  Thanks Marci.
I may add a fat quarter or two or maybe even a charm pack. I will draw next Monday for the winners.

 These are part of her Qtools, the other one is Qtools Corner Cut 60 which has trimming edges to take of the dog ears and also can be used with the Sewing Edge to line up your quarter in seam allowance ( 3 choices there regular, scant and generous quarter inch). Marci has videos showing how to used these tools as well as very good instrucions included with them. Look for it in your local shops or check out Marci`s shop Alicia`s Attic.
In stitches


  1. Lucky you to have a camper to set up for the summer , that must be wonderful. The tools look great , can't say I am familiar with any of them so would love to win. Can't wait to see your challenge , I bet it is amazing:-)

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhh new that would be fun!!

  3. your camping set up looks wonderful... hope you get good weather so we can see some fish on your BBQ.... the gadgets sound great... I do love things that make our life easier..... happy stitchin'

  4. Gotta love new tools. I'd love to give one a whirl....

  5. I came over from the McCall's Quilting Blog - I LOVE your Storm at Sea quilt.
    I am a camper too, but haven't sewn at the camper - maybe I should start doing that.