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Val's Quilting Blog

Thanks for visiting my personal blog; where I write about the projects I'm working on, and UFO's I'm avoiding :) as well as my thoughts on all things quilty.

If you have something to report or talk about, let me know by leaving a comment. I LOVE to hear from all of you...leave me your blog link also so I can visit you...

Have a block of the month in mind that you'd like us to do as a club, please let me know. 

Until next time, stay happy and creative

Entries in 200th Blog (2)

Tuesday
Feb222011

Winner(s) for 200th Blog (211)

Well, we have a WINNER, 2 actually for our 200th blog post giveaway. I did this blog a couple of weeks ago and asked for funny stories, we only have 2 entries but they were both pretty funny so both WIN...enjoy:

Beth told this story:

Your story reminds me of a time I was just sewing too fast. I needed to get a project done for our guild show n' tell the next morning. "I can whip something up in one night", I thought brashly to myself. I decided to make a Christmas table runner by putting together some 1/2 square triangles and rectangles to form primitive hearts. I don't need a pattern - how simple is this! I attached the 1/2 square triangles to the top of the 1/2 rectangles to form the heart. Easy-peasy. Now sew those parts together - no need to double check what it looks like - it's only 4 pieces per heart. There, in no time, 14 blocks are done! - better go to the ironing board and open up the pieces to iron them. As I started opening them up - what!! - my beautiful Christmas hearts were - Christmas kites!! I took my failed blocks to the guild the next day to show them my hard-learned lesson of 'haste makes waste'. My friend, Jan, thought that was a great joke and proceeded to make me a small wall hanging for Christmas - of course, lovely Christmas Kites flying on a snowy winter background. Jan's quilt hangs above my sewing machine year round to remind me to "check, check, and double-check"!

Then Jen submitted this story:

Well I've only been to two quilt retreats. The first one was simply wonderful and I especially loved the late night singing of old camp songs. "The old grey mare just ain't what she use to be...." "My eyes are dim I cannot see, I have not brought my specks with me..."

But my funny story happened at my last retreat. We were all bunking in different cabins and when I called it a night my cabin was an ice chamber. I couldn't figure out what was going on - but at the same time, I am either boiling or freezing so I didn't know if it was just me. I put on my fleece pajamas, wooly socks, toque and into my sleeping bag. During the middle of the night I got up and layered myself in every, and I mean EVERY piece of clothing I had packed and I couldn't get warm. It was October and quite chilly. I think I might have been warmer outside sleeping. I looked ridiculous in all my clothes. The next morning I was up early - or didn't sleep at all, not sure which sipping hot chocolate trying to warm up when one of the ladies came in and I told her my woes. She told me that each cabin had a heater, just had to turn it on. I will never forget that again.

This time, in case, I'm bringing more clothes. :)

 

Thanks for your submissions ladies, they both gave me a good chuckle. Enjoy your patterns and if you make these quilt or projects please send me your photos:)

Until next time stay happy and creative,

Tuesday
Jan252011

WOW: Blog 200 Giveaway!!

Hi All, today is my 200th blog post - incredible. THANKS to all of you for following, commenting, letting me know I've inspired you even if it's just a little...I love the followers and all of my club members, YOU give me the motivation to do more, post more and find things to inspire more:)

Hmm, I'm feeling like a giveaway...but what should it be? How about 3 FREE patterns...my patterns

Scissor Keeper - something super adorable to keep your scissors in, learn a chenille technique which is the best part!

Kites for Kids - baby in mind, friends, neice or nephew this is an adorable quilt with a kite theme, raw edge applique and scrappy borders, sew much fun.

Chenille Tote Bag - perfect to carry around your favourite block of the month projects in. Folded technique constructed by hand or by machine.

Okay now what should you do? Leave me a funny quilting story...mine goes like this:

When I attend a retreat I always bring sew many projects like I'm going to be gone for 6 months lol. I'm just afraid I'll run out of something to do...Sew this one retreat, I was of course up super late sewing, visiting and laughing way too much...I was trying to get some squares marked with a diagonal line (simple enought, right) sew I could make half square triangles with them. Well I marked all 50 squares, yep 50 alright - but on the RIGHT side of the fabric instead of the wrong :) too funny, we still laugh about this.

Until next time, inspire me and make me laugh with a good funny story

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