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and the RUSH winner is....

The lucky bird having won the 3 FQs of the RUSH hours fabrics is.....


LJ, with comment #53!


Congrats Linda, the fabrics have left this morning. Happy landing!

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Let's (not) RUSH blog hop!

This is now the last day of the "RUSH HOURS" blog hop, sponsored by Studio E Fabrics, organized by our multitalented Mdm Samm and cheared by our great Carol....

I was one of the lucky bird to receive a sponsored FQ-bundle of Studio E-fabrics for this hop, and I really wanted to do 2 quilts with them (and some white KONA as background). Because I live in Switzerland, I had to wait a little bit longer for the fabrics to arrive, that is why I already started with project No.1.

A huge thank you to you, Samm, for sending everything to me, it really means a lot to me, big hugs!

The pattern for project No. 1 was taken from the Quilters Newsletter, August/September 2014.

When I saw the quilt, designed by Carolyn Hughey, I knew that it would also look great in the "have to be used" fabrics red/black/grey and white.


The quilt is named "3 shades of grey" and I immediately felt in love with it.

It is not quilted at this time, it will take me quite some time to do it on my old Pfaff sewing machine, but I already love the top.

At nearly the same time, I started the second quilt, and I named it RELAX.... no rush, easy, or pole pole, like we would say in Swahili .... and when I am at the playground with my 3 boys, I can relax... really relax until they are thirsty or hungry or.... LOL


This pattern was taken from McCall's Quilting, September/October 2014. The quilt was designed by Laurie Vandergriff of Spring Creek Quilting.

I thought it would be the perfect quilt to match with the great fabrics of Rush Hours!

For the RELAX-word, I appliquéed the circles by hand, and did some stitches around the letters. The middle part of the quilt has been machine-quilted.

And please please have a look at the beautiful rushed creations of the following crazy girls of today :-)

Tuesday, September 30

Sew We Quilt

Thank you sew much for taking the time of reading my post and I wish you GOOD LUCK for winning the following give-away :-))

These are the 3 FQs left from my bundle, ready to depart to.....???

Good luck, the winner will be chosen randomly on Wednesday, so keep your fingers crossed....

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The "See you in September" Hop is over, and the winner of my give-away is Marcy!

Marcy, you are the lucky bird to have won the 2 mini-charm-packs, congratulations!

And to all the others, there is soon another hop... and of course another chance to win something !

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See you in September Blog Hop!

This is the first hop after Summer hosted again by Mdm Samm and cheared by Shari!  These two ladies know how to keep us busy in front of the needles and thread bobbins, I mean, we have to show 3 projects which we finished this summer...... Let's see....


On one hand, it was a quiet blog summer, we enjoyed the sea for some days on Mallorca, flying away from rainy Switzerland and forgetting about housework, sewing, gardening.



Here is project No. 1:


A summer table runner


I used a mustard solid fabric and appliquéed the hexagons (from an Amy Butler Charms Swap) by hand. Some rudimentary machine quilting and some stiches by hand.

Et voilà, I like the colours, I almost feel in India....

Project No. 2

Some rooster Gingham table sets....

Here, I really enjoyed quilting the backgrounds differently, every rooster tells another story, don't you think so?

And here the Team Pic, with MAX, my decor rooster, wink....

And now comes project No. 3 which kept me busy some nights long, oooh yes!


This book is full of fantastic ideas, let some wide spaces open with plain fabric and quilt the plain surfaces!!!


Waoh, I don't know how many times I looked through the book and then I decided to give it a try..... and took some more mustard solid fabric and my freshly ordered Gingham Charm Packs to sew a big quilt full of space....

I bought the book from Judi Madsen some weeks ago and I really recommend it to everybody which loves machine quilting. She is such a talented  longarm quilter, but I am NOT, I do not have the space for such a machine at home so I quilt on my old Pfaff sewing machine.

And here is my interpretation, taataa, Curry Masala

And, last but not least, I baked some Gingham cupcakes lately, they were lovely

Do you see both?

Have a look at the other creations of today, all wonderful and full of inspiration !!

Thursday, September 11
Susie's World
Needled Mom
Cate's Linens
How ART you? (that was me :-))
I Like To QuiltBlog


And let's end my day with a little give-away :-)


On the northern hemisphere, summer is now packing slowly its luggage, the first tree leaves change their colours, so why not create something with these 2 mini-charm packs in autumn colours?


To all non-reply-bloggers: PLEASE leave an email-address, otherwise nothing will be sent to you if you are the lucky bird to be chosen at the end of the hop....

Good luck to all of you !

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Gingham addicted

Yes, I confess, I am truly Gingham addicted ..... and I do not want to tell who is actually responsible for that..... LOL

Yesterday, I even baked my first Gingham cupcakes.... do you see the brown one? smile

Be ready for the Gingham Blog Hop, coming soon !

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