Monday, July 14, 2014

Hey everyone!  Happy Monday!  I had such a hectic weekend but I got a little bit of everything done including a little bit of sewing. I sewed 2 blocks for my monthly quilting class and have 2 more to go.  I have to be honest.  These were not my favorite to work with as they have 2.5 inch squares and I have come to the conclusion that I really don't like working with triangles or small pieces.  But I continue to challenge myself and tackle them so these were my final results.  This is the homework for month 3 so I have some catching up to do since I skipped month 2 in its entirety! Does anyone else feel like I do about working with small pieces.  I admire people who make postage stamp quilts. That would take a whole lot of patience from me. lol

Friday, June 27, 2014

Are you a quilter? I have created a quilt along group on Facebook under "Quilter's Candy Shop Monthly Quilt Along". Click the link below and Join the Group. Every month I will post a FREE pattern for a monthly project to be completed by the end of the month. Post pictures when your project is complete or even as you go along so everyone can enjoy some eye candy. We love to share pics of other projects as well. Remember quilter's eye candy is the the best because it has no calories, no sugar and you can have as much as you want! So come quilt along, meet new friends and have some fun! Monthly projects are small enough so that you can complete it in a month's time. Please feel free to share my Group Link, we look forward to seeing the Group grow with Inspiration! Happy Quilting!!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

I finished my June Monthly Project - "Dimensional Flowers".  These monthly projects have become so much fun!  I created a group on Facebook if anyone is interested in joining. It's called Quilter's Candy Shop Monthly Quilt Along.  Every month I will post a new project to be completed for that month.  I supply the pattern for free and once you are done just post your pictures because Show & Tell is the best part! 

The colors are much darker but I do liked the way it turned out.

I decided to embellish my wallhaning with buttons and of course my signature!
My embroidered label
Hello bloggers - I can't believe its been almost a month since I last posted on my blog but I have been quite busy. So my latest accomplishment was my graduation from the WEDC Program (Women's Enterprise Development Center) where I earned a certificate of completion in their business and business plan course.  I have learned so much and even finished a business plan!  After 5 months of taking classes once a week from 6:30-9:30 I was happy to have completed the program successfully. So here is my certificate and hopefully this will open doors that will bring me closer to my dream which is opening the doors to QUILTER'S CANDY SHOP!


I made quilted gifts for my Instructor and 3 special ladies who all are a big part of WEDC!  I made a quilted basket for each of them and 3 candle mats for the ladies and a mug rug for my instructor. 





Hello Bloggers - It's been a while since my last post so I'm back.  I have worked on several projects since my last post so I will just post pics of what I have completed recently.  Hope y'all enjoy!

I finished my May Monthly project which was the American Tumbler Flag just in time for Memorial Day.  It was sew simple to put together and it looks beautiful.  It is hanging proudly on my front door.




Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I made a very simple but cute pin cushion for the May Quilting board Pin Cushion swap and my partner received it today!  So glad it didn't get ruined in transit!

Below is the pin cushion and goodies I received from my May swap partner.
I love anything with angels so I just loved it!  The angel stick pin is also adorable!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Hello Bloggers!   Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!  Mine was busy as usual.  Saturday was gorgeous so we had a BBQ and entertained a longtime friend of ours who hasn't been to our home in over 12 years!! It was nice reminiscing, sure did bring back a lot of childhood memories!  In the mist of all the entertaining, house work, and errands I did manage to accomplish my sewing/crating goals for the weekend.  I finished my Month #1 Blocks for the Block of the Month quilt I am making called "House Warming Party"!  My first block came out half and inch too small due to sketchy instructions and I ran out of the border fabric so I hope the shop has a fat quarter I can buy!  All in all they came out pretty and it is made up of 2.5 inch squares so I did pretty good!  We are using the strip it fabric so the half square triangles are not really half square triangles.  The way the fabric is cut gives the illusion of a half square triangle (pretty cool right!).  Below are pics of my work in progress!

This is a pic of the House Warming Quilt

My 2.5 inch square 

Cutting my "Strip It" fabric
Month #1 Blocks Completed!


Kit for Month #2 - Block

We will be using this black mesh for bird applique's