Sunday, August 15, 2010

We have winners!

There were two winners this week: Sheila from TN and Debbie from VA. WE actually drew a few names this week and believe it or not, there were NO mailing addresses included. What a shame. We ONLY take entries with the mailing address included- lucky for Sheila and and Debbie!
Thanks for entering everyone. We'll be sending out the new charts tomorrow.

I have been on ironing detail- literally all weekend long (except for church). I'm working on a few quilts- all quick fuse applique- and I'm surprised my iron hasn't burned itself out. I love applique though. I use Steam-A-Seam 2 fusible web and personally love it. I have done needle turn applique but I don't consider myself experienced enough to photograph any such quilt for a quilt cover. Once I get these originals done, I may try my hand at it again for a second quilt. Any tips are appreciated!

This week I thought I might offer something different in a drawing.
Pumpkins. Three finished fabric pumpkins. It's almost fall and fall decorating is just around the corner, after all! These three finished pumpkins are from my #163 Pumpkin Patch pattern from 1998. It was a great pattern (oh, the memories!)

My husband had cut grapevine in our woods for the stems. Keepsake Quilting carried this pattern back then and even offered the cut grapevine for sale in their catalog. One week alone they called three days in a row and ordered 400-500 patterns each day. My husband was crazy trying to cut enough grapevine for the orders and it also had to be dried! I was trying to keep up with the patterns. Ahhh, the good ole' days! I still have a good sized box of gnarly grapevine stems to use.

To enter the drawing, email me at, by midnight Saturday night, 8/21, with your name and MAILING ADDRESS included -please don't forget that part. I'll choose one name next Sunday and post it here.

Ok, back to my ironing board!


  1. How do you sign up for the give-a-ways?
    My name is Mary Perry
    16615 Cromarty Court
    Houston, TX 77084
    I would like to enter your contest.

    I also am going to read all your tips on using lite steam a seam 2. I am doing an applique quilt and applique is not my best technique. I don't really have a "best technique" but when I get over that "hill thing" they keep talking about I bet I learn some thing or three. (I'm only 49)

    You can email me at

  2. Cheryl, I love your pumpkins and the story of the stems! Can't wait to see the new quilts. Wish I was a better applique person. I'm spending the whole week-end catching up on my favorite blogs (a bit better than your ironing). Man, it's easy to get behind.
    omashee at msn dot com