Friday, August 9, 2013

Enjoying the Summer and a Giveaway

I've been lazy lately.  I've done a lot of reading and watching movies and watching the Detroit Tigers win.

But I've also done some sewing and shopping....

Here are some of the projects I've been working on.

1.  Lori and Randy's Quilt a Long.

I decided to do a scrappy final border.  I have 2 cut out and plan on working on it today.  Then I need to pull the fabrics for the applique.  I'm slowly getting this done.

2.  Joined at the Hip BOM.

Here is the latest block.  I can't wait till the end of the year.  It is going to be a really nice sampler quilt.

3.  This and That Monday Mystery #6.

I love these Monday Mystery's.  I haven't done all of them but I do print up the patterns.  My favorite time of year is autumn so this is one I will definitely finish.

4.  Dear Jane.  Like a lot of you I was fascinated when Dear Jane came out.  I worked on it religiously.  I took it up north with me when I stayed with my Dad.  Some how when packing up to come home I misplaced my blocks.  I've been meaning to work on it again but just kept putting it off.  Well I recently bought the EQ Dear Jane program.  Wow!!!  it is so much easier to do the blocks.  I started with block #2 and have printed up all the rotary and or templates for the first row.

Now I told you I went shopping.  DH and I had received a gift certificate for Cabela's.  Last week we decided to go to their Saginaw store.  We picked up a fire pit grill to use when we camp.  While in Saginaw we decided to go to an antique store.

I'm always on the look out for an antique quilt.  I got lucky.

Isn't it beautiful.  There is some where and some of the fabrics are disintegrated.  But the colors are still very vibrant.

The fabrics look like they are from the CW Era.  It will be hanging on my wall for a while.

My second shopping trip was a visit to Amazon.  I preordered a book and then ordered it again.  DUH.... but since I got such a good deal I decided to give the second copy away.

I saw this book on different blogs and just had to have it.  (Like I don't have enough

So here is what you need to do to be entered to win a copy.

1.  Leave a comment on this blog letting me know you are a follower.
2.  Blog about it for a second chance.

Now that is easy.  You know it has been 2 years since I started this blog.  I have made many friends through blogging.  This is my way of saying thank you for all your inspiration.

You have until August 25 to enter.  I will pick the winning name on Monday August 26.  Good Luck to all.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy


Anonymous said...

Can I ask you a question about the Dear Jane EQ software. I have all the makings for a Dear Jane and it makes me sick that I have not completed it yet. Can you print all the squares off of EQ to paper piece the Dear Jane? I would appreciate any advice or comments on the software that you can provide. thank you, Robin

Rosa said...

Such a beautiful projects,your antique one caught my eye!
I`m playing with Dear jane blocks and sewing them in blue.This year my goal is make several blocks.Three summers playing with them.
Have a fun weekend.

Marla's Crafts said...

It looks like such a nice book. Nice of you to order two. Thanks for having a give away, I am a follower and enjoy your blog.

Gayle said...

Oh My - I didn't know about the Jointed at the Hip blog sharing - now I'm tempted to join in! There's just never enough time to do all the projects I'd like to do, ya know? Love your antique quilt find - I'm sure you got it for a great price since you actually bought it! Thanks for giving away a great book - I've bought duplicate books myself before. I'm a follower

barbara woods said...

i folow by gfc thanks , love quilt books

Judy said...

I am a follower.

Judy said...

I enjoy seeing the blocks you are working on. I too have the Dear Jane software, but haven't started using it. Thanks for letting us know you like it.

Betty Lou said...

Your summer has been very productive, Cathy. Great project and an awesome antique quilt. Don't think I have ever seen a Bow Tie setting like that. I like it.

Kyle said...

I've enjoyed following your blog and all of your wonderful projects. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. Your newest antique quilt is a great addition. Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous book.

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for sharing the pics & thanks for the chance to win - I love quilt books. I'm a follower with Bloglovin'.

Janet O. said...

Nice job finishing the Randy/Lori SAL in your own way. Looks good.
I love your antique quilt find. You scored!

Sharon said...

Ooh! I love that book. What a nice giveaway. Your quilts are looking have so many fun things going all the time

Gill said...

Great giveaway - I'm a happy follower!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

Bev R said...

I saw this book at spring market and fell in love with it. Did not get it though as Ii had to real in the madness and not buy one of everything. Would love to have book and I enjoy following our blog.

Fiesta said...

Cathy I am a follower. Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful book

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love all your projects! I did the same thing with Dear Jane~ except when we moved I don't know where my blocks went! I look for them occasionally and then get distracted. If I find them, I will start again. ;-) I am a happy follower~ thanks for the chance!

Sharon said...

Love all your projects - good for you for keeping up! I'm behind, again. *sigh*

Thanks for the chance at this great (so I've heard) book. I thought I was a follower and checked. I wasn't - but I am now!

Jo said...

I am a new follower. You are part of some great looking BOM!

Gloria said...

I have managed to activate and am now following by e-mail so I will never miss a post.

Carrie P. said...

You are certainly staying busy this summer.
I haven't seen that book yet. I do like the cover.
I am a follower.