Monday, November 1, 2010

You might get jealous

I'm going to warn you...this post might make you jealous. I won these wonderful fabrics from Madame Samm (MS) over at Sew I Quilt and Stash Manicure. I love the colors and there are so many polka dot strips. I think I have at least one polka dot fabric in every quilt I made. She also gave me this cute notepad and blue hand warmers which she made herself. Thanks Madame Samm, you are the best and so generous.
I started an Apple Core Quilt. I used my AccuQuilt Go cutter to cut the apple core blocks. The Apple Core project went back in my closet and I started a scrap quilt from my new scraps.
I imediately started to work on my fabric from MS and made a few scrappy Log Cabin blocks. In the package there was all of these perfectly cut 2" x 4" rectangles . I used 4" white squares for the middle blocks. I have not decided on how big I am going to square up the blocks. I am also not sure if I am going to keep the middle blocks white or make them scrappy. White or scrappy, what do you think?
A few weeks ago I got this Candy Table Runner pattern from Zlaty and a cute orange scissor holder from Darlene in the mail. Thanks Zlaty and Darlene. Aren't quilting bloggers the most generous people?
One of the quilts I made is on the Stash Manicure banner for November. If you are looking for stash ideas, Stash Manicure is the place to go.
Happy Quilting!


WoolenSails said...

I like the apple core design, are you sewing by hand or machine? That is something I would like to try.


Millie said...

Thanks Debbie, I am sewing the apple core blocks by machine and it does not take too long. I think with the two colors I am using it will look like a basket weave quilt. It is worth giving it a try.

Wanda said...

Congratulations on having your quilt on the SM banner. I love it of course I have fallen in love with all your work so far.


BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm jealous....grin.


Terry said...

Congratulations on making the banner at Stash Manicure! And I love those log cabin blocks! They're another one on my list of someday projects! :0)

Madame Samm said...

You got all that done already lol...Gosh Millie ..I am jealous lol... glad to see you knew what to do with scraps...I still have no idea...but I am saving them I won't have to cut up yardage ever

Huisvlyt said...

Jy is een gelukkige dame om so baie geskenkies te kry. Geluk ook met die SM banner!
Ek hou van die Log Cabin blokke. Indien jy wel wil scrappy gaan, dink ek donker blokke gaan 'n interessante effek skep, tensy jy 'n ligte kwilt wil he. Andersins lyk dit fantasties nes dit is.

Patty C. said...

Congrats - Beautiful work :)

searchfamilies said...

Congratulations on your win, i wouldn't say i am jealous but do wonder sometimes why i never win anything but a cold lol
I love the blocks on the photo on Candy Table Runner it a lot like the roman strips block which is in Quilt a Day Amish quilt book.
Hugs Janice

Karen said...

Polka dot fabrics can be a girl's best friend!

Kathy H said...

I like the white centers so you can put a button in them or even better, embroider a little design or letters to spell out someone's name.
I really like the apple core design you are doing also.

Mama Pea said...

Love the apples and cores. They are just the right colors to look like apples and cores. I think the centers look good could always embroider them with something. That would be cute!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Congrats on your winning!

BTW-are you hand sewing the apple cores? And I love scrappy quilts!


Muddling Through said...

I agree, blogging friends are the best! So glad you won and see = you were the right one to win, you got to work right away and started using your loot! I really like your take on the apple cores, too.

Brigitte said...

Lucky you! I must try the applecore design sometime. It looks easy to put together.

Zlaty said...

Hi Millie,

I am glad you like the pattern! Enjoy making a table runner! I love your apple core quilt! Can;t wait to see more of it! Enjoy all your goodies!


Darlene said...

Love, love your apple core blocks - it's a die I think I need for my Go! Cutter. teehee

I'm glad you like your scissors fob - it's from my heart to your hands to say thank you. It looks cute on your orange scissors.