Sunday, April 20, 2014

Displaced Texas Quilting Gal

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while.  We moved from Texas to Kentucky early last week and we've been busy, busy, busy unpacking, reorganizing and updating the house.  I won't bore you with details since this is mostly a quilting blog, but we've got a TON of work to do in this 53 year old house.

The first day with a lot of boxes and random furniture just shoved into the great room!
The saddest part of it all is my quilting stuff STILL looks like this!  :( 
I've tried my hardest NOT to unpack and set up what will become my new sewing room so I can organize the rest of the house first.  I know as soon as my "Quilt Cave" is set up, the hubby will lose my help throughout the rest of the renovation!  Although, I don't think I can stand it much longer, mostly because of April "deadlines."  I have a precious baby quilt to finish for my best friend and 3 bee blocks to make, so I give it another week!
PS.  I'll still keep my blog name, of course!  I'm a Texas girl at heart, just a little lost in Kentucky!

Friday, April 4, 2014

ALYoF- April Goal

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Well, here we are, April already!  It's crazy how fast the year just flies by.  My goal this month is to complete a baby quilt for my best friend who had her daughter 7 weeks early.  Both are doing well and hopefully the little miss will be going home soon!

I have this lovely stack of fat quarters from Joel Dewberry's Heirloom line.  Now I just have to decide on a fat quarter friendly pattern.  Any ideas?  I was hoping to get it done last month, but didn't settle on a pattern.  But, it WILL get done this month!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Here's my flag and a Giveaway!

Today is FINALLY my day to show off my flag for the Flags on a Stick Blog hop!  Thanks to Thearica and Madame Samm for being our cheerleaders throughout this blog hop and for our sponsors Flags on a Stick and Flag Outlet who inspired this whole quilted flag concept!

I was really excited to join in for a couple of reasons.....

1.  It's my first blog hop!

2.  I had a really cute idea for a flag!

3.  Who doesn't love a little outdoor d├ęcor, quilting style!?

So, being a proud Texan (Hello?? Texas Quilting Gal here!!!), I had to incorporate a little Texas love!
I think the cutest thing is that little appliqued Texas!  ;)  AND, you could even swap my Texas for a little Arkansas, Missouri, Georgia . . . . love!  Although, Colorado and Wyoming could be a little boring!  :) 
Also, chevrons are so popular now.  I used a fun half square triangle trick that made 8 at a time from Craftsy!  They were super duper quick!
Let's get to what you came for, the Giveaway!  I have two fun prize packs for two different readers!
I found this adorable Kate Spain stuff at Michael's and stocked up since I LOVE Kate Spain designs!  There's a note pad, note cards, a fun pen and cute playing cards!  Also, I'm throwing in one Sew Stitchy charm pack that I haven't gotten around to using, so your gain!  (Open to US only)
Party Dress - Click Image to Close
The other prize is this adorable Party Dress pattern from Ginnie Kelly at Wonder Woman Quilts.  I met Ginnie at a quilt retreat this month and she was such a hoot to sit next to!  It was great getting to know her and seeing the beautiful work she does!  She was wearing this Party Dress around her neck with quilting accessories in it throughout the weekend and we all just fell in love with it!  She was so generous to offer me this pattern to give away to one of my readers!  So, go check out her website (I may have some other patterns to giveaway at a future date, wink, wink!)
I'll also throw in issue one of the new modern quilting magazine from the UK, Love Patchwork & Quilting.  It's a super, fun magazine and if you haven't checked it out, this would be a great prize for you! (Open to US and international)
To enter, you must leave a comment letting me know what state or country you're from or what state you would put on your flag!
For an extra entry, follow me via email or bloglovin (leave an additional comment that you did so!)
I̶'̶l̶l̶ ̶p̶i̶c̶k̶ ̶t̶w̶o̶ ̶r̶a̶n̶d̶o̶m̶ ̶w̶i̶n̶n̶e̶r̶s̶ ̶S̶a̶t̶u̶r̶d̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶ ̶5̶t̶h̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶m̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶s̶u̶r̶e̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶c̶o̶n̶t̶a̶c̶t̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶!̶
I've randomly drawn two winners (although I can't figure out how to post the pic of the results!) Congrats to #3-Amy and #13-Agnes!  You should have gotten an email from me for your mailing address!
 Don't forget to visit today's other bloggers to see what fun flags they made!

Texas Quilting Gal (You are here!!!)
AND, if you haven't seen the rest of the blogger's flags, go take a peak, there are a lot of really creative ones!  Everyone did a fabulous job!

April 2nd
Thimblemouse & Spouse
Stitchin' By The Lake
Just One More Stitch
The Quilting Queen Online
Selina quilts
Whims And Fancies

Thanks for visiting!  Hope y'all come back now!  :)
Texas Quilting Gal