Friday, October 31, 2008

Block 4

I had a little bit of a hard time with this. I don't usually have to do much measuring, so trying to get it to be 12x12 was a little tough. But I think for my first real try, I did ok. I hope you like it Jacki and that any goofs I made you can handle. I will be mailing it soon! Kim

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Block 3

I was worried this would be too busy, but I think it turned out well. Everyone can see the star shape in the middle, right?

If anyone is interested for their own projects, you can find the pattern for this here. I think I am going to do this as a whole quilt eventually. I hope you like it, Jacki!


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Block 2 =)

This is my first shot at circles, but it's something I've wanted to try for a while. It was definitely a little challenging for me. I pieced the larger circle and appliqued the smaller. My inspiration came partly from the flowered fabric...see the little circles that look kinda like spiderwebs? Hope you like it Jacki! -Heather

First November block is in!

I got this today from Dominique and I'm super impressed.  It gets me so excited to see what the quilt is going to look like when it all comes together. I really love the pink & white fabric that you added in.  It is beautiful. 

You'll have to bear with me here, our digital camera is currently out of commission, so I just used the Photo Booth on the computer.  Not the greatest quality pictures, but I wanted to be sure that everyone got a look at this!


Fall Exchange!

Dominique! I got my package from you today and am SO SO excited! 

Here is my fall exchange item:  an adorable, little halloween throw pillow.  I love the squares with the little dressed up guys in them. So cute.

Really, thank you so much. I love it.  


Sunday, October 26, 2008



I was just wondering if we are limited to the fabric sent out? I love your choice, Jacki, but I was wondering if I had a little bit of fabric I thought would compliment, could I add it into my block or should I stick with your two choices?


Saturday, October 25, 2008


I've been working on several quilt projects today. Usually I cut fabric sitting on the floor in front of the TV. Tonight my 'helpers' joined in. Thought yall might enjoy! I bought my fabric today to mail out next month! Yay!



Jacki, I want to be you when I grow up! I love the quilt you made for your friend! I got your fabric last night and I already have a bunch of ideas. I can't wait to start.

I have to apologize to my exchange buddy. You're October gift is going in the mail to you on Monday. I am not going to bed till I finish it today. It's all cut out and ready to sew together, but I kinda got sidetracked with good news. My husband and I just found out we're expecting our first child. So it's been a crazy couple of weeks. But I promise, it will be in the mail first thing monday morning. I hope you like it!!!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Headed out...

Just a post to let you know that the fabric went to the post office this morning!  Everyone should be getting them soon!

Let me know when you get your fabrics!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I can't wait!

I can't wait to get started! Are you mailing out your fabric soon Jacki?


Friday, October 17, 2008

My Fall Exchange Item is.....

An awesome apron and a box of brownies. Thank you Jacki!!! I actually wanted an entertaining apron (and really wanted one that ties in the front... it looks more prof. baker that way)! Did you read my Christmas list?? Anyway I love it and was so happy to receive it last night. I mailed out my item today (I have been short on time) but I totally don't think it is half as cool as the apron. OK on to quilting but this was a fun exchange. I can't wait to see what everyone else made/got!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sneak Peek

 Just wanted to give you guys a sneak peek at some fabric I bought this weekend.... for a little project we're working on :) . 

 I'm in love with it and can't wait to see what everyone will do with it.  


Friday, October 10, 2008

What I'm Working On

(This is the back.  The pink in it is the same pink that is on the top)

Just finished the top & back yesterday.  I'm pretty happy with it, overall.  Deciding what to do with the back was hard for me, but I think it turned out decent. This is for a friend's birthday & I need to have it mailed out by Monday for it to make it to her. Ah!  So this weekend will be spent at the sewing machine.

I also finished my project for the October/ Fall Swap & will mail that out at the same time... I'm in love with it and want to keep it, but I guess I'll send it out ;)

Last night, when I was at the fabric store getting backing fabric, I'm pretty sure I found the material I'm going to send out for the swap.  There's a Columbus Day sale at Joann's this weekend, so I'm going to go back and get it.  So exciting!!


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hello all!
I'm Christine. I live in San Jose, CA with Ray, my husband of 1.4 years. We've just bought our 1st home and are embarking on a kitchen remodel.

I'm a high school chemistry teacher in San Jose and Ray works for a blog search engine in San Francisco.

I've never quilted before but have been sewing since high school. I look forward to learning new skills.


Hello everybody! My name is Helene and I live in Staten Island, NY, which is the forgotten borough of NYC. I'm an Assistant Project Manager for a construction management company, and going to school working towards a bachelors in Construction Management. I just recently celebrated my 1st anniversary with my wonderful husband. So far we have no kids and no pets. In my free time I like to read, bake, or watch tv. I have never actually quilted before, but I'm great at picking up new things and I can't wait to get started on this. I just went and got all kinds of stuff (incl 2 books) so that I can try to get the whole thing down before November. I'd love to hear any and all advice or tips you ladies have.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Hello from Colorado Springs! I am a stay at home mom to my smart and beautiful 2 year old daughter and wife to the cutest soldier in Iraq! I love hanging out with my daughter, sewing, cooking, and cleaning...among other things. When I'm sewing is probably the only time I am sitting down. And we have 3 crazy dogs.

My husband taught me to use a sewing machine about one year ago, and I have been doing it almost daily since then. I sell military bags, so that is what I have spent a majority of my sewing time doing. I have made several baby and lap quilts, but nothing to large or elaborate. I love working with bright colors and prefer modern over traditional designs. I have a short attention span with projects, so I tend to be drawn toward simple things. I am currently working on a scrappy log cabin quilt, but I just do a couple blocks per week.

Hey all!

My name is Christina and I live in Northern California. I learned to sew when I was a little girl from my grandmother and learned to quilt a year ago on my own. I am still learning but I have made a few small projects (table runners, stockings, a small throw, cat quilt, etc.) but have never made a full quilt before. I am still experimenting with different methods but I like paper piecing the most so far. As a relative newbie I would love any advice you have to give.

Other stuff about me... I was just married on 8/8/08 to my wonderful Jason and we just moved back to Cali from Boston(I am not a winter person). We live with our one cat in our apartment and are changing jobs right now. I hope to start teaching at community college soon but may have to stay at HS for a little longer. I teach science and DH teaches English. I love to bake and do crafts so this is right up my alley. I am also a big reader and it is conflicting with my fall projects (I have two pillowcases and a table runner I need to finish by the end of the week so we will see). Well that is about all... I can't wait to get to know all of you.

Have a great day!


I'm Kennedy. I live in Wyoming with my husband, our two basset hounds, and our cat. I've been quilting over 5 years. I teach poli sci and work at a credit union. In addition to quilting, I like to read, hike, and chase around our animals. My SIL, Heather, is also participating. (Our husbands are brothers.) She isn't a nestie, but maybe we can convince her! We've never worked on a project together so we should enjoy this!

These are some of my favorite quilts that I've made. My aunt has a long arm quilting machine, so I usually send her my tops to be quilted.

I made this one for my brother when he graduated from college. I'd love to try it again in a different color scheme.

I love log cabins and have done them in many colors. I gave this quilt to my mom.

This is one I made for myself. I like picking up fat quarters of batiks and have made very similar quilts to this one for several friends.

I have a blog: lately it's been about nothing in particular, but every once in awhile, I'd like to think I have something to say!

hey girls!

Just a quick introduction for me ... My name is Jess and I live in Wisconsin. I learned to quilt a few years ago from my mom and haven't done much recently. I think the last project I worked on was a baby quilt for my best friend and her daughter is now 3! I've done a lot of paper-piecing and have done a few yellow-brick-road patterns. 

As for the rest of my life: My hubby and I got married Feb. 29, 2008 in Las Vegas. We have two black cats that we adopted from the humane society last June. They are totally spoiled and, since we aren't planning on having kids, are our babies. Currently, I work as a copy editor for a newspaper, but I"m waiting to hear back on a job I had an interview for last week. (keep your fingers crossed for me!) 

Guess that's it ... I also keep a food (mostly) blog:

Can't wait to get started! 

Probably a silly question...

But I didn't think of this before. When we make out 12x12, it's just the top part, right? (again, I'm still working on my first quilt ever--will post picks when it's done). I guess what I'm asking is, we don't do the batting too, that's up to the person who's month/quilt it is. I just don't want to screw up Jacki's quilt since she's got the first month.



My name is Kimberly. I as well am from Northern California. I learned to sew when I was in Junior High. During that time I made a quilt for my grandparents and one for my mom. Then just recently I began working on a some quilts as some of my friends began to have babies. I have done 3 or 4 for them already and I have 1 friend that I still owe one to, and another friend just found out she is pregnant. I better get moving! I do machine quilting, and my style is a VERY basic style. I am excited to do this!

As for the rest of my life.... I got married June 2006. I go to school almost full time. I will be graduating on May 20, 2009 (gee! I am not counting down the days!) with my AA in Accounting. I am also working full time as an assistant manager at a Hallmark store. I love spending time with my nephews and my goddaughter. Not much else, as I am sure you can guess that I am a very busy girl!