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Spelling Bee Book by Lori Holt

Monday, November 18, 2013

Handmade Coasters with Crocheted Edge

I've been on bit of a crocheting kick lately. I want to put a crocheted edge on EVERYTHING!!! It started with these ornaments I made. Now I'm making coasters for Christmas gifts. Super simple. I'll post a little quickie tutorial soon.

I also added a crocheted edge to the tea towel that Charise sent me. I love it! At this point nothing is safe from a crocheted edge!!!

*** My inspiration for the edgings came from Heather's beautiful handmades

Have a great week!

xo Erin



Thursday, November 14, 2013

Quilt Barns

So I mentioned a long while ago about the Quilt Barns that are in the county where I live. I've started trying to get some better pictures of them.

At some point I'd love to have them all photographed but I think many are in inconspicuous areas. Here are two that are very near my home.
 
A pretty fall picture of a back road near our house. I'm pretty sure 99% of the roads where I live are back roads. I love them!

This one is on the ridge near our house. I really love this one. I wish I would have had my camera with me when we drove by this summer.

The loft doors were open and a horse was out front. Everything was green. It was really pretty. Maybe next year.

I love this view!

This one is really far away from the road. It's a Lone Star but it's hard to make out in this picture.

This one just snuck up on me! I remember after the fact, EVERY TIME! So I have to get a better picture of this one too.

There are so many more. I see them here and there.  There is a list of them I am going to have to get so that I can track them all down.

Of course no ride is complete without these pretty deer. Hey... you... you with the fur... are you the punk that ate my garden?

Lately, I've been thinking about organizing a quilt retreat. Maybe this spring? Just brainstorming. I'm kinda afraid I'll organize it only to end up eating brownies and sewing in my jammies all by myself. Oh, wait, that doesn't really sound too bad, does it?!

xo Erin

Monday, November 11, 2013

Celebration Junior Jelly Rolls Winner!!!

Hello!
Just poppin' in to announce the winner of the Celebration Junior Jelly Rolls form Green Fairy Quilts!!!

The winner is number 36! Lisa! Congratulations Lisa!

Thanks to all who entered!

P.S. Green Fairy Quilts has 20% off all Layer Cakes right now and free shipping in the U.S.!!!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin

Saturday, November 9, 2013

This and That ~ Swaps and a Little Quilt and The Quilty Fun Blog Tour info (lots of pictures)

Hey there! I hope you all are having a lovely weekend. I wanted to pop in and say hi and show a few things I have been up to lately. I made these little ornament for the Trim the Tree Handmade swap on flickr. I love the way they turned out! I had so much fun crocheting the scalloped edge around these little cuties.

I made quite a few more and listed them in my etsy shop. 




 There are more mushrooms! I just love these!


 



Then I had to make some little birdies too!

Love these 2 soft colored ones!

I think I'll keep making them for the holidays. So much fun!!!

I've also been working on these cute little twister hexies for The Pillow Talk swap on flickr. I think these will make a cute pillow.


Then lastly but not leastly, I had a custom order for a birdie quilt.

I used Lori Holt's quilty back pockets technique for hanging. It's really awesome.

Speaking of Lori. I am sure by now most of you have heard about the Quilty Fun blog tour.
Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet Co. published a really great book with Fat Quarter Shop.

I am so excited to be apart of the blog tour! I'll be making the Chubby Chevrons in week six of the tour. The tour has already kicked off with Kerry and her lovely apples!!! Monday is Amy's (nanaCompany) stop on the blog tour. This is so much fun and there are prizes too! Here is the breakdown of info!

Quilty Fun Blog Tour details HERE
join the flickr group HERE
You can purchase the book HERE

Whew mama! So that's what's been going on here. Hope you all well!

Happy Sewing!!!
xo Erin

I'll be back Monday to announce the winner of the Celebration junior Jelly Rolls! There's still time to enter HERE!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Celebration Giveaway!

Good Morning! I am so happy to be able to have another giveaway for you all today!

Green Fairy Quilts have offered to giveaway 2 Junior Jelly Rolls of Moda's Celebration by Bunny Hill Designs.

One boy junior Jelly Roll

and one girl junior Jelly Roll of Celebration will be given away to one of you.

I think this line is so cute! Aren't these little birds adorable?!

and these little flowers are just perfect. This line is full of great little prints with dots, gingham, scalloped edged stripes, little animals and more.

To enter go to this page HERE and sign up by email for Green Fairy Quilts newsletter! Don't forget to come back here and leave a comment telling me you signed up.

I'll announce the winner next Monday!

***On a personal note. I am really fond of Green Fairy Quilts and am really happy to have them as blog sponsors. They are very charitable and caring people. You can read more about that here.

I'm really excited to see Judy's book come out!!! She is an incredible quilter. Very intricate and just stunning really. Have a look here.

Hope you all have a great week! I'll be back in a couple days to catch up and show you some cute little things I've made lately.

xo Erin


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