Thursday, December 14, 2017

Bonus projects to go with the quilt.....

Mhairi, I hope you are reading this.....and for those of you who haven't seen our boyz for a while, and wondered where they have been, Padsworth and DragonDrop are very much here, and very involved in things!

They decided they would help out with this post . . . . we'll see how this goes!

Remember the flimsy?

Well, it's still a flimsy, but I put those bonus HST squares to very good use!

First, I made a star pillow for the guest room bed where the quilt will make its home (once I have time to finish it!). 

Here are Padsworth and DragonDrop showing it to you:

Yep, that's one of my vintage chenille spreads on the bed, and those pillows behind the boyz will be covered in shams soon; that's next on the list!

I'm afraid they got a little rowdy after this; they wanted to check out the new window treatments. DragonDrop thought that rappelling down the cord of the new blinds looked fun:

And Padsworth lost his hold on the new valance and had to be rescued before any more photos could be made.

Once that crisis was averted, we could take some pictures to show y'all....

And yes, that is a particularly bright green on the walls.....hence the use of a good bit of white to tone things down!!

Here is the new valance, with more lovely bonus HST squares!

Along the top and bottom, I used scraps of the gorgeous Joanne Figueora fabrics as borders.

Whew! I think the guest room is coming along!

Of course, the boyz decided on a new project, and I'll give you a glimpse of their plans..... more to come soon!


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas gifts

Do you have a quilter on your gift list?

Or do you need to whip up a quick gift?

Here is the solution for you!

Our friends at this online store:

offer kits and accessories that those on your list will love!

And right now they are enticing us with free shipping!!

Hop on over (click on that link) and check out the fun! (And tell 'em that Snoodles sent ya!)


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Flimsy done! (As promised!)

Last time we talked fabrics (yes, I know it's been too long, y'all have my heartfelt apologies....but my customers have a good bit of my attention) I showed you some luscious fabrics and the blocks I was making.


Well, some more blocks and some sashing and corner blocks later, and there's a flimsy ready to be sandwiched! (Grin)

Of course, it had to rain when I wanted to show you, so these photos are not too good, but I think you can get the general idea.

I used a few of the "bonus" HSTs in a partial border.....

Why? Didn't want to use 'em all up.

Why? Cos I have several projects for them. (Oh, this is so exciting!!!)

I'm going to make a valance for the windows where this quilt will make its home, and then pillow shams, too!! Squeeee!

Hang in there.....more quilty goodness coming soon! (And a visit from Padsworth and DragonDrop.....just sayin)


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Countdown to Christmas is coming!

Our awesome sponsor, the Fat Quarter Shop, is gearing up for their Countdown to Christmas!

Do you like their Flash Sales?

You'll LOVE this countdown event!!

They are working feverishly behind the scenes to get ready, so while we wait, check out these cool ideas at their site:

Shop for the quilter or crafter in your life! (Or for yourself, just sayin'.)

Get organized and whip out finished projects this year!

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I'll be back with more news soon..... jingle, jingle!!


Monday, November 27, 2017

Stella Lighting Sale -- you don't want to miss it!

Oh, my.

It's been way too long!

Sorry for my absence; working for a living has a way of keeping us busy, no?

But I simply MUST tell you about this sale at Stella!

Remember my bestie, Emmy? My fav light that is so awesome!!

You can get one today!! The Cyber Monday sale is going on, and if you hop over there from this blog, you'll find a bestie just for you!!

Here's what you on this link to be whisked away through cyberspace to the Stella site. Then shop and choose your own Stella..... enter this code at the check out: betterlightbetterlife

You will receive a $50 instant coupon, plus free shipping!!!


Only a few more hours left!!


PS. I finished a flimsy in my "free" time! I'll show you soon!!