Saturday, December 15, 2012

Blogger Block Of The Month - December

Today is the December installment of Blogger Block of The Month. Presenting today's block is Natalie of Craftin Mechanic She has made a great tutorial on a beautiful star block. You can see it here!I can't wait to get sewing on this today!

      As always there is a super give away! To participate make sure you are a follower and leave a comment on what Santa has left to do around your house. The winner will receive the holly prize pack below. Great for starting on next years presents.

Here is a list of all the participants of the BOM
Sept 15th 2012
Carin & Carol
Oct 15th 2012
Nov 15th 2012
Jennifer M
Dec 15th 2012
Jan 15th 2013
Feb 1st 2013
Jennifer I
Feb 15th 2013
Mar 15th 2013
Nicole K
April 1st 2013
Apr 15th 2013
May 15th 2013
June 15th 2013
July 15th 2013
Nicole N
Aug 15th 2013

Here is a button you can grab and put on your blog to make sure you don't miss a single post.

Peach Patch Quilts

I have also started a Flickr group to show off all the pretties you make.
Blogger Block Of The Month Flickr Group

If you would like to donate any blocks you make during this blog hop please mail them to the address below.
Donated blocks will be sewn into quilts for Margaret's Hope Chest.

Peach Patch Quilts
P.O. Box 0012
Sullivan, WI 53178

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Love means never having to say.....I'm sorry for vomiting on you....

        Today was my 3 year wedding anniversary with Papa Peach. We have been together for seven years in August. I took the day off and we had big plans to run around to quilt and bike shops in the area. I was even thinking about upgrading old Bernie (my Bernina 830 record) to something more modern. Papa Peach was very excited about the prospect as that meant Anniversary and Christmas shopping done in one swoop. I was still on the fence as we have been paying down all our credit card debt and now we are moving on to paying off the second mortgage on one of our rental properties. I am nothing if not cheap cheap cheap. I did get a free motion foot for my Bernina and had been playing around with it. My stitches are kinda crazy looking at the moment but the more I practice the better they seem to be getting.
        So that was the plan for today. Last night we went to one of the local watering holes in town to get dinner. We live in a very small town of about 600 people and there are 3 places to eat/drink and they are all bars. We had gone back and forth about what to get for dinner before finally settling on a pizza/broasted chicken special from one of the bars. It was tasty, we ate way too much, about 5 am all hell broke loose. I won't go into details but we didn't go shopping. We proceeded to take care of each other for wave after wave of special anniversary food poisoning. My mom commented that she didn't realize that the three year anniversary gift was pepto bismol. Everyones' a comedian.
        Yesterday was The twins birthday. They are the big 1-0. We celebrated this weekend by eating much delicious cake. I felt guilty but it has all been purged from my system.

        This weekend I was also able to put in some time working on my postage stamp quilt. I decided to do two colors per block. I am at a standstill on this one, but this is what I have so far.Can't decide how to bring this one together. Sashing????? I'm open to ideas. I have heard through the grapevine that I am getting a design wall for maybe that will help. 

My brothers birthday is tomorrow.....12/12/12! I will link this up to WIP wednesday @Freshly Pieced when I get a moment tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Winner Winner!!!!

I have had a couple give aways over the last 3 weeks and I never posted the winners. I blame it on thanksgiving, black friday and giving into the plague. I am back on my feet and promise that the prizes were not contaminated by the roving death that lay its head at my door.

For the Bloggers Block of the Month winner we have a $10 gift card from the fat quarter shop for.......

My favorite Thanksgiving dish is stuffing and pumpkin pie is a close second.

I have emailed Lisa and will be sending her the certificate electronically this week. I will try not to buy a big box of fabric for myself when I order it. 

The second give away was from the Holiday Lane Blog Hop and is a selection of Christmas fat quarters plucked from my own stash. I love you snow guys but I don't know what to do with you, so off to a new home. 

The winner of this prize pack is.....Mary!

Very cute. I love the letter writing! Nice work.

I will pop these in the mail when I get home on Friday. I have many other WIP to blog about and hope to get to it this weekend!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Lane Blog Hop

This blog hop has skipped right through Thanksgiving and now we are headed on to Christmas. The pattern for this pillow can be found for free here if you would like to make one. 

This is the original Holiday Lane Pillow

I took some liberties with mine, replacing the black background with a blue and silver snowy print and i also used it for the trim. I moved the trees around and added some cuties I cut out from a Christmas print. 

Santa's Sleigh being pulled by a cat riding a reindeer (like the do)


Puppies writing letters to Santa 

Pillow came together quickly although I may have over stuffed mine.
Here are the other participants in the hop today.....Hop on over to see theirs.....

Wednesday November 28
Peach Patch Quilts You Are Here!

Also I am giving away a festive fat quarter prize.....
To participate be a follower and leave a comment on the blog hop....
Here are the goods.....

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fall Finish Up -WIP

My UFO list of out of control. I am trying to chop it down by the end of the year. No new projects until I have finished at least half of these.....Here is what I have.....Finished some in the process of writing this long post!


Knotted Thread Hurricane Sandy Blocks: DONE!!! & Mailed
Original Post Here

Blogger's Block of the Month September (3) & Margaret's Hope Chest Blocks: Fun in the Middle Blocks: DONE!!!!
For Me

For Margaret's Hope Chest - Mailed

Blogger's Block of the Month October (3) / Churn Dash Block: DONE!!!
Scrappy Stash QAL: Ellison Lane: DONE!!!

Holiday Lane Pillow Blog Hop - Need to hand stitch applique pieces, and sew trim and backing.

Marin's Quilt - Need to piece backing, quilt and bind

Ian's Quilt - Need to complete quilting and bind

Gabby's Stars - Need to complete piecing, baste, quilt and bind.

Postage Stamp Quilt -  Need to complete piecing, baste, quilt and bind.

Stars On Black Quilt

Stars on Pastel Quilt

Mamie's Quilt

Blogger's Block of the Month November (3) / Big and Little Block

Paru's Baby Quilt

Michelle's Quilt

Ellie's Quilt

Aaron's Flannel Quilt

Super Mario Quilt for Evan

Aaron's Quilt

Linking it up to Freshly Pieced
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced