Thursday, August 16, 2012

Steppin to the Nines

Oh how sweet it is  .... two  UFO's from June, 2010 .... finished!  It seems like I havent been here, but I've really been busy sewing. 

A little history:  I was cleaning out some EQ files and came across one that showed more potential.  I played in the file, until I came up with this pattern.  Originally, it was a design which graduated with steps; hence the name.  Then I added 9-patches and titled my pattern "Steppin to the Nines".  You know how these things evolve. LOL  I shared this pattern with my Cbees group and we had an on-line workshop weekend.  It was lots of fun and lots of STT9 tops were created.

This first STT9 quilt is finished with a diagonal quilting grid.  My sheltie, Kody,  managed to squeeze into the photo, in the bottom left corner.  Isn't he a doll!    The quilt is about 54" square.

The 2nd STT9 quilt is just a bit smaller because of the different border treatment. It is quilted in a straight grid.  It is about 46" square.

Still, these are two finishes, all washed and cuddly and ready for children.  How sweet it is!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Congratulations! 'Think Christmas' Prize Drawing

The prize drawing for 5 fabric Christmas cards is completed.  The random generator picked a number between 1 and 128 ................  the winning number is  79!

CONGRATUATIONS !    Gwen  July 31, 2012 4:44 PM

"Cute, cute blocks-- and LOVE those Christmas cards! If I won, I'd be sending them to my closest quilting friends! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway! :-) "

Email your mailing address to me at  so I can send your prize to you.

Thank you, everyone, for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments for me.  I hope everyone enjoyed the "Think Christmas" hop.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

'Think Christmas' Blog Hop Wraps Up

Yes, pun intended.  LOL  the 'Think Christmas' Blog Hop wraps up today.  There has been 7 fun-filled, inspiring days of hopping. I visited every one!  I enjoyed every one!  (and I wasn't even in the mood for Christmas).

Lesley of  the cuddle quilter did a fabulous job in hosting the hop.  She offered interesting reviews and pictures, not to mention the patience of support offered behnid the scenes.  Thank you, Lesley, for making the hop so enjoyable and entertaining!

You will find today's line-up of blogs here:

and you will find the entire 7-day line up here:

I hope you have time to visit the blogs, leave a comment and be included in the chance to win their prize offerings.

Thank you Madame Samm of  for being a great cheerleader!

Check back here tomorrow to see whose number is drawn for my  set of 5 fabric christmas cards!