Saturday, May 31, 2014

But I Am A Reply Blogger--Right?

Somehow I became a No-Reply Blogger (not by free will).
After a little snooping investigating, the mystery was solved.
 It happened when I connected to Google+.

If you are like me!
Click over to Sarah at Venus Trapped In Mars
Where she has the correction laid out step-by-step!

Hope this helps someone.
It did for me!

Till We Quilt Again,

Friday, May 30, 2014

Necessity Leads to Inspiration!

Ever felt backed into a corner and don't know what to do? And there are limits with what you can have. Ninety percent of the time I love when this happens barring no earth shattering situations.  There is a creative adrenaline rush knowing that you need to come up with a answer. And most of the time there is a creative resolution. And yes, there are those times when we just need to throw in the towel!

A few years back when finally having the opportunity to have a sewing room--I wanted to do it right while having a comfortable place for my son to come home to. It was a slight adjustment that his manly room was becoming my sewing room but I still wanted his tall body to be "snug as a bug" in my dream sewing room.

The dilemma- what kind of bed, where 
to put it and would he fit in it?

This is when creative inspiration was needed!

Here is what we came up with!

A queen side Murphy Bed!

Lots of photos and bed information (1/2 down post)

Nini & The Sea

Till We Quilt Again,

Friends on Friday-Jill


Pattern: Unknown
Size: 86 X 60 
Batting: Quilter Dream 70/30
Free Hand Panto: Double Bubble

Till We Quilt Again,

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Twenty Four Years Ago Today!

This amazing miracle arrived  
24 years ago today!  

Nathan posted this photo on Mothers Day to Instagram!

 This is him last week graduating from Monmouth University with his Masters Degree!

 And he turns 24 today!
My little boy is a Incredible Man! 
I Love You Nathan!

I will be back with some fabric talk soon! 

Till We Quilt Again,

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Still Working on.. & Still Laughing at..

Lets just say what I did not do over the weekend, 
and that is SEW! 
However I did get to trace, cut, fold & glue.
So on a positive note I am moving ahead on my WIP!

Thought I would share a good laugh!

Do you read "The Bitchy Stitcher"?
If you are a blogoholic you are aware that many quilt along's, parties, etc. use the first letter of each word so it can fit into the cramped space of blog pages. 
Well the Bitchy Stitcher has created a new movement of quilting

For a good laugh-hop on over!

Sign me up--I am In!

Till We Quilt Again,

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I Got Mail!

Love getting mail, 
especially when it is  

"Fiber Art"!

Our guild recently had a lecture and wonderful workshop with Terry Kramzar. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing Terry's travel adventures and learning the process that Terry discovered while creating her amazing quilts. With life's interruptions--I am still in the process of completing our workshop piece.

Over the weekend I received this incredible piece of Art in the mail. It is a Fiber Art post card from Terry. We started to correspond a few years back and finally our meeting came full circle. Words can not describe how much I treasure this piece that Terry made.

Don't you just love the towns name?

Today I was mailing off my two Giveaway packages.
These stamps were a gift from my family.
(Stamps are custom made at Zazzle)
Aren't they Fun? 

Till We Quilt Again,

Saturday, May 24, 2014



color crash

Nini And The Sea started a linking party to share where we
get our Inspiration from. I enjoy hearing and seeing what sparks the creative side of people. 
So this is my creative tidbit for this week..........

(click above)

seasoned tones

urchin tones

color yarn

This it is a place where you can upload your personal photos or browse though their selection.

Let you in on a little secret--Shh!
I receive their updated posted of photos. 
Every few days I receive wonderful Inspiration in my mail. 
When there is a color palette that I really like--I save it for future quilt color inspiration. 

The best color combinations come from 

Nini & The Sea

Till We Quilt Again,

Friday, May 23, 2014

Two Winners-Wahoo!

Last weeks question
How or where does Inspiration strikes you?
Post is Here.

The First Winner is!

Carolyn from Sweet Boater Chick

(pick from names written & picked by my son)

Carolyn Wrote- Inspiration strikes at all times for me, sometimes in my dreams sometimes at the grocery store. And when it does I try to doodle it in one of my notebooks as soon as possible. And once that idea is in my notebook, sometimes it spreads to another :).

Carolyn will receive half yard cut of Micheal Miller fabric.

Second Winner is!

Kate from Thread Everywhere
To a person who comments here and linked to Nini And The Sea.

Kate Wrote-Hi Helen, I saw your link on Nini & The Sea... lately I've been getting inspiration from other blogs and link parties. I also find inspiration often strikes when I'm lying in bed just about to fall asleep.

Kate will receive 1 Full Yard of Micheal Miller fabric
 and a Inspirational Journal for Quilters

Chelsey at Nini And The Sea started a Inspiration Linking Party. 
We as creative beings seem to be addicted thrive on Inspiration!
Chelsey will be hosting a weekly linking party and hope you join.
Stop by their site and grab a button!

Congratulations Carolyn & Kate I have sent you emails today.

Till We Quilt Again,


Friend's On Friday-Margareta

Ron is a rum sipper, Eagles fan and Key West lover. 

 Margareta (my mom) made this quilt for Ron (my brother).

 This was the first time I had used circle templates.
Randomly sewing different size circles. 

 The back.

Till We Quilt Again,

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WIP Wednesday

I belong to great group called CAMACO Quilt Guild and last week the very talented quilt artist Terry Kramzar who is from outside of Philadelphia, PA. Came and did a lecture on Wednesday and workshop on Thursday. Here is Terry's blog post. She is full of wonderful interesting stories of hiking and art adventures. It was also very interesting to hear where she gathers her inspiration. In a recent post on Inspiration I did, there is a Give Away until Thursday night-If you are interested!

My WIP for this week is to work on the workshop project. Here is my collection of the pieces so far.
As you can see--it is a work in progress!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Till We Quilt Again,


Monday, May 19, 2014

Blogger' Quilt Festival

This is my first time linking up at Bloggers Quilt Festival. Having read and followed for years, I have decided to take the plunge! Truth be told I have my fingers crossed and hoping the "Quilting Gods" are on my side--that I will have this linked here and there!

Weather you like a light or dark background, modern or traditional fabrics this pattern works well with all styles.

I recently posted this quilt here if you would like to see more photos.

Finished Size:  87 X 67
Pattern: Summer Solstice
Batting: Double layer of Hobbs 80/20 Black
Machine Pieced and machine quilted by me.
Category: Large

Quicklinks to all categories : MiniSmallLargeAppliqueArtHand QuiltedHome Machine QuiltedModernOriginal DesignROYGBIVScrappy

Till We Meet Again,