Thursday, June 28, 2012

Scrap Squad strikes again..

The Scrap Squad is a team of talented quilters who are given a challenge.  They are given one pattern from a regular issue of Quiltmaker and  create their own scrappy version for us to see.  They have chosen my quilt "Old Glory" July/Aug issue to use.  Pretty cool huh?! 
You have to see the newest scrappy version of "Old Glory" on the Quiltmakers blog.  Jackie did a fabulous job on this quilt.  Love her idea and applique.  Check it out. 
If you missed the first version, see it here

Don't forget to comment on the "Steam-A-Seam" give away.  Go to post from June 27. 
You won't want to miss this one.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Steam-A-Seam give away!!!

Now, ya'll know how much I LOVE the Steam-A-Seam products, right? Well I do and I use it on all of my projects. It works fabulously on quilts, table topper, wall hangings, everything.

So I thought, how cool it owuld be to do a contest and give some away. 

Would you like to win a 12" x 25yd roll of Steam-A-Seam???

Well who wouldn't! I'm going to give a roll away to a lucky winner. You could then do all of those projects that you've wanted to do. Think about it....25yards, you could fuse for days! WOW!!!

How can you win this??????
Here are the rules:

1. Leave a comment on 3 things about yourself. Two things must be true and one a lie.
(I'm sure you've all played this game before.)
2. Be funny and creative
3. To win you must be follower, if you're not a follower become one. 

I’ll start, here’s my three

1.       My favorite sport is bungee jumping
2.      I won MVP in a basketball tournament
3.      I love chocolate caramel brownies

OK, easy right?? The contest will go until July 11th end of the day.
Just as a note, Lite Steam-A-Seam2 is shown, if you win, you can choose the Lite or regular.
Good luck to all, I can't wait to read all the funny thing ya'll come up with. 

This contest is now over.  watch for more fun give aways soon.  thanks!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Like us on Facebook

Ribbon Candy Quilt Company took the plunge and now we have a Facebook page! It's pretty exciting. Hop on over and check it out Ribbon Candy on Facebook. There are still lots of pictures of patterns that need to be downloaded, but we are working on it. We still have more to do and lots to learn.  Be sure to Like Us and let your friends know about us too.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Happy Friday

Did this week go fast or what?!  I'm cruising along and BAM it's Friday again.  And it's gonna be HOT, were are looking at temps of 100".  So I'm working this morning and playing this afternoon.  Of course we'll see how much I get to play, you know I have to get the work done first.  Sew, all of you have a fabulous weekend and do something fun.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

QM Scrap Squad

Here's something so very cool you need to see. 
Quiltmaker magazine
 has this amazing group of people that are called the Scrap Squad.  They take a quilt from each issue of Quiltmaker magazine and make their own scrappy version of it.  
They have chosen my quilt "Old Glory" of the July/Aug issue to do.  There will be about 7 different versions of the quilt for you to see.  Here is the link for the first one. 
I believe that they will do this once a week.  I'll keep ya'll posted.
Enjoy the great ideas that they will show you. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Whew..made it through

Boy what a weekend.  I hope ya'll had a nice Father's Day and you were able to spend it with your loved ones.  We played in the pool, eat way to much food and had a family softball game with the whole gang.  It was a blast!!  I played catcher and second base.  And the next day my body didn't hate me too much.   Even after having to dive over one of my boys as he slid into second base (I executed a perfect Captain Kirk roll).    OK, OK maybe not a perfect roll, but I lived through it. smile

I also took some time off, well my computer kind of forced me too.  It kept crashing and not wanting to run right, so I gave it a break.  Speaking of breaks, my youngest decided to break his foot.  Yup! can you believe it??  He's been a trooper about it too.  So, we'll see what this week brings. 
Just remember, life is a gift. 
Happy sewing

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Father's Day cobbler

Just thought I would share one of our favorite Father's Day desserts with you
Blueberry Cobbler
1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups boiling water

Mix altogether in mixing bowl.  Pour into greased 9 x 13 glass pan.  Spread out the dough so it's even
Spread blueberries on top of the dough.  Sprinkle 1 cup sugar over the berries.  Pour 2 cups boiling water over everything.  Bake at 350' for 35-45 mins (depending on your oven).  The dough will rise to the top.  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.  Enjoy!
Have a great weekend and enjoy Father's Day!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Contest Winner

Quilts and Quirks
won this round.  Congrats! 
Thanks to all who took the time to comment and share.  It was fun to read what everyone did. 
Hey keep posted there are more contest and give-a-ways to come.
Happy Sewing!!

Note:  Quilts and Quirks, email me with your address so I can send out your magazine right away

Monday, June 11, 2012

Is summer here yet???

There are days when I think it's here with the 90' temps, but then I get up the next day and it's down in the 60's and windy.  I just wish it would make up it's mind so we can enjoy the
new pool that we bought.  Pretty cool huh? 

OK, well that's not us in the pool, I got this pix off the internet, it's an advertisement.  We need to get it ours all set up and filled (again, don't ask)   But boy oh boy is it going to be used this summer.  We love to be out in the sun and play in the water.  All we'll need then is a tall glass of lemonade and of course a chaise lounge, right?

Note: tomorrow is the last day for the contest to win the magazine. 
So, go on comment on June 5th blog post. 

Until next time, Happy Sewing!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Can't stop

Do you ever have the feeling that you just can't stop moving and grooving???  Well, I know I do.  I've been like the energizer bunny.....just keep going and going and going.   

 My mind has a hard time shutting off to go to sleep and then I'm up at the crack of dawn trying to get everything done. I have a zillion ideas running around in my head constantly. So maybe I'll just dress all in pink, put on a pair of flip flops and wear my sunglasses, then I'll feel more the part.
or maybe not....but still just keep sewing and posting and folding and shipping and emailing and I just I can't forget about cooking and laundrying (OK, I made that word up) and shopping and baking and running and ............maybe I need a vacation?

Hey don't forget to comment on June 5th blog post so you can win the magazine.
The contest goes until June 12th.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Extra! Extra!.. read all about it...

Quiltmaker magazine on sale today
and guess what I'm in it.  Yep!!
This is just so cool!!!! 
It's my second publication.  Can you tell I'm excited?!

That's me...(I never like pictures of myself.) but oh well. 
  I'm very pleased with how the quilt turned out.

There it is in print.  I'm on page 29.

Who wants a copy of this magazine????
I need to give one away. 
So here's what you need to do
1.  Leave a comment on what you did for Memorial Day, it doesn't have to be anything grand.
2.  Be a follower
3.   If you're not a follower, become one.
4.  Wait until June 12th to see if you were randomly chosen as the winner. 
I will announce the winner the evening of June 12, Tuesday.
Good luck, I wait for your comments.
Happy Sewing!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sassafras by Donna

This last January I taught a couple of classes at Winterfest, Sassafras and Breezy.  Donna was in my Sassafras class and made this quilt.  She sent a picture so I could show all of you.

She did a great job!!  It's so fun to see every ones work.  I love the red flowers.  The fabrics are "Outfoxed" by Lizzy House.
  Thanks for sharing, Donna!!!

Note: Hey when any of you make a quilt from any of my patterns, send me a picture and I will post it.  I would love to see your work.
Happy Monday!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Steam-a-Seam winners are...

The winners for this contest are
QuiltNut Creations
Congrats! Thanks for your comments!  Please email me your street address so I can send out your Steam-a-Seam so you can start creating.  Thanks to all who took the time to comment.  Just to let you know, I will be giving away more Steam-a-Seam in the very near future.
Until then Happy Sewing!!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Simply Color

Have you seen this line yet??
"Simply Color"
by V and Co. of Moda. 
It's so absolutely Delicious, I can't wait to get my hands on some of this. 
She did such a fab job on the colors, which of course I love because they are on the bright side.  And the fabrics are so versatile.  You can do bags, quilts, pillows, skirts, dresses, the list is endless. 
The fabrics hit the stores in October. 

Dont' forget to comment on the Steam-a-Seam give away, I pick the winners tomorrow.