Thursday, September 20, 2012


So yes I am super late for this one but it is my day for the Plum and June Blog Hop!! Yea!!!
 So Beth at Plum and June has been hosting this wonderful Blog Hop and I was one of the lucky ones to be able to be invited to this hop. Please stop by her blog to see the other great blogs participating in the Hop.
I get to share my day with Jen from Quilter in the Closet! 
So please check her blog out too!

So, Let's Get Acquainted!!

This is me getting my Sawtooth Star Tattoo on my wrist....
This is the Tattoo!!

This is the kind of quilting I love to do.....

Beth asked us to a little questionnaire, so here I go!
  - How long have you been quilting
       - Favorite quilting tip(s): Measure twice, cut once!
       - Favorite blogging tip(s): Do Not forget Deadlines! ;)
       - Favorite fabric (or wish list fabric): anything with pink and orange in it....
       - Favorite craft book: Anything Eleanor Burns, she's my idol!
       - Favorite book (or book you are currently reading): The Red Tent
       - Favorite children's book: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
       - Favorite quilting tool: The Seam-Fix Seam Ripper, believe me its awesome!!
       - Favorite music to listen to while quilting: Pink Floyd......
       - Favorite TV show while hand stitching: Anything about history, I am such a dork, but I LOVE history.
       - Binding - by hand or by machine? yes.
So in a tiny little nut shell this is me and my quilting life! Kinda crazy, kinda boring ;)
Thanks for stopping by!!!!
 Modern Betsy Ross!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

U.S.A., New Tattoo and Giveaway!!

Soooooo, we have a WINNER!!!

Congrats to #15 GCCMOM!!!! Yea!!!! Please send me a pic of the finished purse, I would love to see what fabrics you will use!!

Now, onto the surprise gift!
Yes there is a second drawing for my most favorite notion ever!! The The Seam-Fix Seam Ripper

I absolutely love this tool, you will never have to use tweezers to seam rip again! The rubber ends were made to rub out the little pieces of thread.... why didn't I think of that?
The Lucky second winner is......

 Giddy99!!! Yea!!

Congrats to you both and thank you all for joining in, I appreciate all the comments!!!  

GCCMOM and Giddy I will contact you through email!

 Sooooo, I am ashamed that I have not been by in a while, but its been a mad house up in here! Lots going on with life and work. All good things though.
First off I got to make an awesome auction quilt for a good friend, and I loved every minute of making this one. It involves two of my favorite things, the U.S.A. and batik fabrics......

 Unfortunatly, I did not get a chance to take a final picture, but it was beautiful if I must say so myself ;)

Next on the blog agenda is........
My New Tattoo!!!
I wanted to have a wrist tattoo of something I absolutely love, quilting!!! 
So I choose this Sawtooth Star pattern, just love it. The quilt square may look a little familiar, It is from In Color Orders BOM. This star embodies modern and traditional all in one. That makes me very happy.

Well, lastly, the GIVEAWAY!!! For some reasons I look at a purse pattern and go completely stupid. I have a hard time grasping the whole purse making thing. But I do know you guys out there are totally awesome at making them. So, I am giving away an adorable purse pattern!!!
Yea!! The pattern is from Bella Nonna! The pattern is Pattern No. 159, the Boutique Shoulder Bag...... Super Cute!!
There is also a surprise gift with that Giveaway!!!! 

All you have to do is leave me a comment. Winner will be chosen randomly by Random.Org on Thursday September 13th by 9pm.
Good Luck and thank you for stopping by!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Update & Giveaway!!!!

Well, I have been so busy lately that I haven't been able to update my blog. But, Just wanted to stop by and say hey!!! Also, In the next couple of days I will be doing a Giveaway. On what you ask? Well, If you like patterns and purse patterns at that, you should enter this one. Just sayin'! Be back shortly to get this Giveaway Party started!!

(this is the quilt I made for my dad, it's made with American themed Civil War Repro's. More pics to come!)


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Parisian Owl Finished!! and other stuff....

I am sooo very excited to be able to show you guys "Parisian Owl"  using Tula Pink Parisville Fabrics!!! 

 I had totally had so much fun making this.
After hand embroidering the owl and piecing the borders I hand quilted in a chunky uneven stitch in a diagonal fashion.
She's a tiny girl measuring at 25" x 27".
Such a cute wall hanging. It's going in our bedroom!
 Now I can't wait to see what our contest winner, Barbara, will make!

So, my momma taught my young how to hand stitch by using cross stitch, embroidery, and needle point. I still love it to this day. I have found some super modern and awesome embroidery patterns on line. One being Calavera by Polka and Bloom. 
***The word calavera (Spanish for "skull") can refer to a number of cultural phenomena associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead and the Roman Catholic holiday All Souls Day.---Wikipedia***
Here is my rendition of this pattern so far...

The neat thing about her patterns are you get different sizes. So, I am going to make prob 6-8 of these in different sizes and incorporate them into a quilt.... So cute!!!! 

Ok so for some fun, the Hubs ig going to kill me for this...but it's so cute!
I quilt mostly at night and everyone in the house is usually asleep... they do ocasionally come and visit me in the Quilt Liar.....

Yes, Daddy & Yoshimi love to cuddle!

On the other side of the house I found this....
My sweet Ridgey-Poo passed out by his bowl.

These guys are a lively bunch, lol!!

Well, that's it for me today. Thank you all for stopping by.
If you fell a lil' frisky leave me a comment ;)

Namaste all!

“A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we like that wise old bird?”


Saturday, June 23, 2012

One week down and the livin's easy....

It's a rainy day here in South Florida today. A great day for sewing.......
as I mentioned last week I started my new job at Sew Worth It! I had a total blast! 
 It's a beautiful quilt shop down in Sarasota, Fl. I am so pleased to be around women with so much knowledge about quilting. We sell fabric, notions, embroidery products, and the best of all BABYLOCKS!! In which I am a little partial too ;) So this was a great week for me.... HOw was yours?

Well, I signed up for the 2012 Designer Mystery BOM from the Fat Quarter Shop. When I recieved my package a little goodie was in there as well as my first block. It was a mini charm pack of the Vintage Modern collection! So very sweet! Sp, although I have not made my first mystery block, I just had too play with my mini charm pack..... Here's what I came up with.....

 Sew much fun to make too!

This week I want to introduce you guys to a tutorial I will be putting up soon. I call it Broken Pane......
 Just a teaser right now...

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

***Also, one more thing. I decided to do a giveaway once a month, so check back to see when the next giveaway is!!

" It takes both the rain & sunshine to make a Rainbow."


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tula Pink Giveaway!!! and other stuff...

And the winner is...... Barbara!!!! Yea!!!
Barbara said " I would use it to make a quilt."
So now when you make that quilt I will showcase it on the blog!! ( I will send you an email shortly)
Thanks to you all!!!
****I did use, however, I could not figure out how to put the generator on this page, so the generator chose #21, that's Barbara!

Hey! This is my very first giveaway and I am so very excited!!
So, one of my favorite designers happens to be Tula Pink and Parisville is my favorite of her lines.
I started a Parisville Quilt that I am calling "Parisian Owl."
 As I was putting it together I thought about doing this contest. This fabric is so much fun to work with that I want to see how somebody else would us it. So now I am offering a contest to win A Fat Quarter Bundle of 5 Parisville fabric for your stash!!!

It's Ok to drool.....

There is a clincher though. You must show me how you used it! I would love to see another's point of view.
Ok, all you have to do is leave a comment on how you would use Parisville....
I will choose the winner Wednesday the 20th..... US only please...
The winner will be chosen using

Ok, next.

This week was a weird one, but in a way I got good news. I was hired at a wonderful quilt shop!! It's called Sew Worth It ! It's a beautiful shop and has a ton of beautiful fabrics, classes, and they sell (my absolute favorite) BabyLocks!!!!
Well, all the gals that work their were the cutest aprons, well that means I wanted to make me one to wear on my first day, and here she is........

I absolutely love the way it came out!

And lastly...

I made a new mini quilt, take a look...

Ohh.... and one more thing...
Yoshimi says Hi!

 See ya'll on Wednesday!

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.

~Bertrand Russell

Om padme....

Monday, June 4, 2012


So, now to the Parisville. I have fallen in love with a designer as you all may know as Tula Pink.  I have also fallen in love with her Parisville collection. We have it at the shop and I cannot stay away from it.
So, hmm, I have decided to do a wall hanging using this fabric. I have been working on it, but I will not reveal the front until it's finished. I am soo proud of this one. Well, here's a teaser, the back of the quilt...........

So check back in a couple of days to see the finished result....
ohh, yes, I almost forgot...
 I will be doing a "Parisville" Fat Quarter GIVEAWAY next week. So keep your eyes peeled.

" Do not fear your mistakes.You will know failure. Continue to reach out."
~ Ben Franklin


Monday, May 28, 2012

This week............

Hey guys!! This past week was a weirdly productive week. Odd, I know. I actually got a few projects finished or started, like I need more to do. I decide to finally write down every project I have going, big mistake... I have the absurd number of, wait I had to count again,..... Ok, 16!!!!!
I do suggest doing this if you already haven't. As if I love punishment, on the next page is the catagory "Project ideas." Yes, really, I need more to do.

So how do you stay organized?

Well, next I finished a quilt for a dear friend for her Birthday.... Rosa's Quilt...
I wanted to  make something with the vintage and repros I had for her.


Then, on Saturday when we got home from work, I had a Surprise in the Quilt Lair...... please no screaming....

The Terror Of Yoshimi!! She had to save is from the Abominable Stuffing Bag!!! Ohhhh nooo!

Yeah, well she told on herself and then gave me this look:

 And all we could do is laugh. She didn't like us laughing at her ;)
Mommy's Baby!!!

One last triumph for this week and then I'm out of here:

 I had total fun making these! I L O V E pink, orange, & batiks, so I got use some hand dyed and batik's for these. Also, on the brown pillow I used a fabric called Mul Mul that I ordered from India. It's almost like a voile. So soft and beautiful. The smaller of the two I used some vintage lace and trimming. Just love these.

Well, thanks for stopping by.

What have you been working on this past week?

A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes.
Mahatma Gandhi

Om Shanti... 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bloggers’ Quilt Festival :: Spring 2012 :)

I am so very excited to be entering my quilt "Dusty's Owl" into the Bloggers' Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side!
Since I have begun quilting almost three years ago, I have never entered anything into a contest or judging. 
I think it's about time!
Here it is: 
Dusty's Owl
I had a total blast making this one. I made it for my best friend, Dusty, for Christmas last year. Using some of her favorite colors I came up with this for her.
It is my design, I like to call it "Funky Fussy Cutting". 
Luckily, her hubs, Jon, is a master with the camera and got these beautiful shots of the quilt....

I have been blessed a lot lot lately with marrying the man of my dreams and having all our family and friends with us, plus having the best family ever, and having that one special friend that no matter how long it is before we talk to each other, we can always pick up from where we left off. I love you Dusty!

So, thank you very much for stopping by and sharing you thoughts with me about the quilt!!

"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
Elbert Hubbard 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

It's Sunday!!!! And Momma's Day!!!!!!

It is Sunday and Momma's Day! Who could ask for more? Me, I miss my momma. We live a few hours apart, so we don't see each other much, but talk almost everyday. I just adore her!

Isn't she too damn so cute!
Well, I love her although I know she will be on a long plane ride today and not able to see her babies. Her and my father are my favorite people and I am so lucky to have them as parents.

So, I love my Sundays, mostly due to working 6 days a week and only having Sundays to sew all day! Although, my house work suffers. Luckily, Jason is a great supporter in whatever I do, so our time is limited sometimes.
Finally this week I finished the first Embroidery project I have done in  forever.
Wanna see????
I used the pattern Calavera Skull Embroidery Pattern from Polka & Bloom. She has beautiful easy to download modern patterns over there. 
It's not perfect, but I really had to relearn my stitches. Eventually it came back to me, and this is what I got! Maybe I will make a pillow or make a bunch in different size skulls and make a throw, what to do.....
I love it!

I have now picked a pattern and all the rest of the coordinating fabrics to use with my Trade Winds in Blue by Lily Ashbury  fabric. 
I will be using In Color Order's Vintage Nine Patch Pattern. I am so excited to start cutting this evening!!!

Well, that's enough of me. 
Hope all you beautiful Momma's out there have a wonderful Day!

Who fed me from her gentle breast and hushed me in her arms to rest, And on my cheek sweet kisses prest? My Mother.

Om Shanti.