Sunday, 31 July 2011

Giveaway Galore!

Hi Everyone!
I am not sure about you guys but I am trying my darnest to win a Accuquilt baby Go! I have spent a few hours in blog land looking for Giveaways.

I first found this little tutorial from SewcalGal
If you do not already follow her blog you should. She is great asset and even kindly sent me a not that I was a Non-Reply Blogger. Thank goodness she did as I have won a giveaway! Yes I did. I am really excited.
Oh wait you want to know what I won? Check this link outMy Prize  I can't wait to bling EVERY THING!

I have spent a few hours at home and work (SHH don't tell my boss) Looking for giveaways and great new blogs to read. Here are some blogs with Giveaways.
Stop by say Hi and enter.

Layer cake giveaway

Fabric and button Giveaway


Giveaway Blog

Baby Go! Little Cottage Comforts

Fat Quater bundle PS I Quilt

Die Cut paper shapes of your choice Possum Blossum Patchwork

Blog Giveaway site Quilty as Charged

Blog Giveaway Site Quilty Giveaways

Stray Stitches often has giveaways on her blog

5 different things check it out

Ok that all this Rogue has for tonight. Also don't forget to follow me. I love notes, makes me feel special when I get email that is not spam. Have fun and hopefully one of you will win something.

I spy with my little eye a Give Away!

Hi Everyone,
Hope you you all had a nice weekend for my fellow BC residents our Weekend is still on. Happy BC Day to everyone. It is late Sunday and I was spending some time on some blogs. I came across a few give aways but this caught my eye as I love the fabric covered buttons she does. Jump on over say hi spread the word and hopefully one of us will win.
Here is the link

Monday, 25 July 2011

Whole Cloth Quilt.

Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I sure did! On Saturday my Sister Natasha taught a class at the Cloth Castle. It was called the Whole Cloth Quilt. It is a class where you get to know your embroidery machine, learn some new techniques and have a quilt that is complete. The cool thing about this class was before we did the machine quilting we had the quilt layered,basted and binding done! I few months ago I bought my first sewing machine. I bought the Husqvarna Topaz 30. I love this machine but had not done much with the embroidery part of the machine. In this class we learn tons!  For the machine quilting designs we used Husqvarna's Quilting Tiles program. You get 20 designs and they are beautiful. When they stitch out it is done with a triple stitch looks great. Until you have to unpick one! The most surprising thing about this quilt is normally I am NOT a girl who likes pink. I do however love the pink in this quilt.

This my Hearse fabric. 

My Machine hard a work!

close up of the Embroidery

 Now on to the fun stuff the finished Quilt!

Friday, 22 July 2011

We have a Winner of the Slice give away

Today is the day. \this morning I could here Natasha moving about the house early. I woke up thinking she must be getting ready to go to work. I woke up and looked at the clock. It was 7 am!! I had to ask "Natasha its 7 am why are you up so early?" Her response was " I get to give away the Slice, I am so excited!"

I can understand why she was so excited. The lucky quilter/crafter who won was:
Jodie Biesenthal

 Jodie has won the Slice and the matching bag to store it in. Jodie my birthday is a lucky day for you. Have fun with the Slice it is a great tool.
Thank to Slice Fabrique for the opportunity to have this awesome give away. Thanks to all who have entered it was great to meet new people and quilter from all over the world!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Went Quilting and did a " Hole In One"

Hi Everyone! Hope you all are having a great weekend. Today I took a class with my sister Natasha and a close friend of ours Cindy. We took a stackNwack class at the Cloth Castle. This class was taught by Bettye Shepherd.Bettye is a guess teacher at the Cloth Castle from Arizona. She has been quilting for 58 years. She has also won several awards in the quilting world. It was a great privilege to take a class from her. It was also the first time I took a class with my sister where she was not the teacher.

Here is the sample quilt that Bettye made, that had us all sign up.

All those blocks are from the same piece of fabric. We all picked a fabric with a repeat in it. You line them up and stack and then cut them all up. There is more to it but I don't want to give to many secrets out. The Cloth Castle will be carrying Bettye's Pattern called Hole n One.

I bet you want to see what fabrics we chose.
This is my piece of fabric before we cut it up.     
Natasha and Cindy both picked the same fabric. This Rogue marches to her own drum ;)

All my whacked stacks. Ready to be put back together.

Here is a sneak peek at Natasha and Cindy's Blocks. Be sure to jump over to Natasha's blog to see hers!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Those Darn Socks

 Hi Everyone! Hope the start of July is treating everyone well.I took a little break from quilting to help make a store sample for The Cloth Castle. I have been working on knitting some socks for the shop. I did socks from the toe up. I used the magic cast on method so there is no seem at the toes. I also used a heavier weight yarn for them. These socks are usually done 2 at a time on circular needles. I only did one as with the thicker yarn I was not sure how it was going to work. Here is the first done sock. One more to go.

Other colors from Smiley Stripes

The Toe with the Magic Cast On Method   
Don't forget to enter to win the Slice from My sisters blog! Take care !