Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Americana Quilt Pattern Freebie...

I'm on a roll with Americana quilts...Look at this sweet quilt...for the beginner or advanced...I just love the way the stripes are all different sizes...they call this "stack & whack"...which basically means that you don't have to be perfect! My kinda quilting!! Click on the pic to go over to Free Quilt Patterns for the free download....This quilt measures 68 x 72 approximately. Have fun with this!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday Display Chain: Quilt Anything...

Misi from 1890 Gable House Musings display chain for this week is to show off anything using quilted material....Here's my contribution:
In the 1990's I used to watch the HGTV show with Alex Anderson: Simply Quilts...do you all remember it??
Here's the link to some of the archived episodes... http://www.hgtv.com/simply-quilts/video/index.html
I truly was addicted to that show!!!  I was very interested in applique quilting and did these blocks....I also did a quilt top on point with these blocks--and I can't find it at the moment...I never did finish it...shame on me...I did have a toddler then and was preoccupied...and working full time....what else can I say? LOL.
Here's a closer look: They were stitched on my machine with a feather stitch....

Here's another quilt top that I appliqued using a handstitched button stitch but again...never finished it...wow, there's a theme here...I used that wonderunder to place the snowmen and wished that I hadn't when I started to hand sew the edges...it is the thinnest adhesive but hard to stitch through...oh well...live and learn!
Molly wanted to be in the pic! Oh yeah..I simply loooove my quilted bedspread from....shhhh ...TARGET !!

Here's an annie dolly purchased from a local crafter...she used a quilt piece for the heart...
Here's my most prized quilt that I've show here before...an antique handmade quilt from probably the 1930's?? It lays here on my daughters antique rocker in my living room, along with another annie purchased from the same local crafter! 


 I will definitely be making this small pieced Americana table runner...I purchased the pattern kit at my favorite quilt shop about a week ago...the owner has an eye for putting fabrics together. She had a sample in the shop of the very same one and I had to have it.....It's quick and easy and not overwhelming like making a larger quilt. The larger red piece on the right is for the backing, the two strips on the left are for the 4 patch squares, the cream americana fabric is for the "point" sections (triangles)...the dark blue is for the binding (edging).


Update: Here's the table runner quilt top all pieced...the blue is for the binding...The triangle (cream) fabric has the names  as signed on the Declaration of Independence!!.What do you think so far? I'll probably leave it out all year long!

Here it is all pieced...a close up...now to put the batting and backing on and then quilt it!! Click on the pic to see the amazing fabric...now you know why I had to have it!


I very well couldn't forget to add this last pic...of my fabric stash...just a note...this DOES NOT hold all of my fabric (I know...its a sickness and yes I just bought some more tonight!)...some are in bins under my bed...and a bunch more are in the basement, and in my office/studio/craft room where this olde cupboard is...I bought it at Letchworth Arts and Craft Festival a couple of years ago and thought it was big enough to hold all the loot...haha...notice that I put the fabric in order of the ROYGBIV rainbow!!!
Here's the quilt that Becky is giving away as the prize for this weeks display chain....Also go on over to Becky's blog: Primitives n Stitchin to see all of her gorgeous quilts...She is truly talented!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

A Raggedy Little Nurse.....

caring for a newborn....made by me using a Julie Marcotte pattern of My Raggedy Dolls....You must check out her website if you love Annies like I do! Mine did not come out exactly like Julie's because we had a lil' nose mishap that was remedied....Tip: never use a disappearing pen on coffee dyed muslin for facial feature placement...oooops...forgot that I couldn't do that...(you'll have coffee marks all over her face if you try to erase the disappearing inkpen)...luckily I caught it before It made a mess. I just made the nose a bit bigger and wider...

Isn't She as sweet as can be? She's about 12 inches tall...a petite lil thing...cute as a button,,,with painted and penciled eyes & face shading. She has a stitched nose mouth, eyebrows & under eye "smile "wrinkles". She has black buckle shoes, painted strips on her legs and a sweet nurse's dress, cap and pantaloons too!...Her hair was carefully handstitched on as well...shhhh....the wee babe is sleeping! The pic does not even show how extra sweet she is as in person!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Lil Raggedy from a Lil' Raggedy Angie....

Look at how adorable this sweet Annie is that came in the mail today....She was made by Angie of Lil' Raggedy Angie...We had a swap recently....
I love how she's holding the American flag, her lil' pouty mouth and star apron!....and she fits right in with my raggedy collection! Thank you so much Angie!! Great job!

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Primitive Hutch Giveaway...

Look what Robin is up to...It's her Birthday....Yippee.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU....HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ROBIN.......and its her Blogiversary too......

But she is giving a gift away instead....How incredibly generous!!! Just look at this sweet Blue Moon Beginings Garden Angel....She would look so nice in any prim home...on any prim porch or sunroom...hangin' on a door or sittin' on a cupboard....love that lil' crow too...So hurry on up since the GAW ends July 1st....and don't forget to wish Robin a Happy Birthday & Happy Blogiversary too.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Witch is In....

Well she's over at Brenda's house right now but will be going to a new home.....Yes, that's right, Brenda is having yet another giveaway....This time it's an amazing Prim Witch by Brenda Sanker...This witch has so much detail....a round head in the front and a flat head back so she sits or hangs nicely....I just love both Brenda's for their amazing creativity and TALENT!! So....check out The Rusty Thimble Blog for this AMAZING GIVEAWAY.....you may even want to check out Brenda Sanger's website to see what she has available as well over at The Vintage Polkadot

Friday, June 10, 2011

Firecracker Kid is having a giveaway....

Now we all know how talented Carol and her husband are in their woodshop....so here's your chance to own a prized piece from them....They are having an Independence Day giveaway with 3....yes, I said 3 prizes...so hurry on over and sign up for this awesome GAW...The prizes are still a secret right now though so we'll all have to keep wondering what they will be....Click on the pic to head on over to Firecracker Kid Primitives !!

Misi's Summer Swap Goodies...

Here are my goodies from Robyn of Primlish...Thank you Robyn...I love them all!
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A bee balm bag hanger, a prim sanded star and a sweet liberty bell:

and look at this sweet bumble bee with a small prim carrot:

Help Laura out....

Let's all help Laura to get more followers on her blog. Visit her @ Laura's Little House to see what she has available.Here are some of her prim bowl fillers:

and look at these bees:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sweet Annie Seeds....

My sweet annie is finally looking "fern" like. I planted six 30 foot rows directly into my pumpkin patch garden...sweet annie on one side...pumpkins on the other....here are my seedlings in small pots...will transplant when they are at least 2 inches tall....I have sweet annie seed packets still available if you'd like to try growing your own. They're on my sidebar for $4.50 for over 500+seeds.



It's never too early for Christmas...

Well look what just came in the mail today....These ADORABLE Christmas bell ornies from Season To Season....I also bought the e-pattern but really wanted these made by the designer, Sharon. She has some cute patterns on her website. Check it out: Season To Season. She has instant downloadable patterns too.
Click on the pic to see the details...They're 7-8 1/2 inches tall. All 3 for $24 (AMAZING)!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Peppermint Sticks Giveaway...

Janice from Prims by the Water is having a fabulous giveaway....she will be giving away her new George Washington peppermint sticks pattern to those who refer followers to her. She is also giving away the actual Peppermint sticks in a separate giveaway if you do not want the pattern. Hop on over and let her know that I sent you (Patti from Raspberry Lane Primitives). Click on the link or pic, sign up for her giveaway and refer another follower to her and also get the pattern (if you choose)-what a cute lil' pay if forward in reverse....huh?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sweet corn and our Sweet Dalmation...

Short and Sweet:
Here's some sweet corn that I made today: I can honestly say that I don't enjoy sewing on chenille too much...even with smaller stitches I had to restitch.....kinda hard with those lil' bumps...click on the pic for a closer look:
We also lost our sweet 14 yo Dalmation~Mandy yesterday...Our hearts are sad...We love you Mandy...

This was her last walk around the yard....poor angel was just tired and it was time to go...RIP baby pup. We buried her in our backyard. Todd says that they sell pet tomb stones at Lowe's...will have to get one and then plant some flowers. :(