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Sunday, January 19, 2014

It's gonna be BIG

Yes it is...   There are officially over 500 blog participating this this monstrously big blog hop!

I wonder if Vicki over at http://vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.ca had any idea, when she took on this project!  LOL! One can only imagine just how many hours she has put into typing up the blog hop list for that post.
Vicki, your the greatest, and thank you so very much!

This one really interested me, because we are going to introduce ourselves to each other. What a great way to really get to know who your are blogging with. My post is written and I am ready to share next Saturday. I do hope that you will stop and visit each and every blogger. Heck you really don't have anything better to do anyway do you? After all, that laundry will wait. (I hear that if you turn your clothes inside out and wear them, it's like wearing clean clothes again)  hahahahahahah

In the mean time, I am still working away on the PIGS. (Projects in Grocery Sacks)

This week I finished up another oldie but goodie.  A "Pineapple Star" quilt.

I fell in love with this pattern, because there are so many different things that go on. There is a fun kaleidoscope in the center, along with the great paper pieced pineapple design.

I kept this one aside thinking that I would design some great quilt pattern for the open spaces.
Heck, who am I kidding. I am no pro on my long arm, and it's really to big for me to be comfortable on my domestic. 

So I settled on this floral panto, and called it good. Done is so much better than someday, I will...

Just because there it needed extra color (yeah right) I found this bright pink polka dot.
Now it's official, you do need sunglasses to use it!

  While this might be old, I do remember what this one was all about. I found this book and fabric at a quilt shop in Salem MA, while attending MQX years ago.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not where I was born, and no my relatives were not witches.
Just a fun place to visit.


  1. Wow - that is beautiful!! Love the back - perfect for that popper of a front.

  2. Have this book and was looking through it this summer trying to pick out fabrics to pursue a project. Love your take on the technique.

  3. This is gorgeous...wow! I love all the colors! I'm one of those 500 who will be playing in Grow Your Blog. I can't even imagine that many people!

  4. what a great finish. that is one spectacular quilt. love the back, it really goes so well with the front. I'm not one of the 500 but i do plan on stopping in a few of the participants to meet and greet.

  5. I'm going to be participating in the Grow Your Blog Hop too! It looked like a fun way to find some new blog friends and I do appreciate all the thought and work that has gone into this event. Wow such a lot! See you next week.

  6. That is really gorgeous! I love the colors you used too.

  7. Ohh I love the bold backing ... and the pattern is indeed very busy ....

  8. Really nice even if it is an oldie as you call it. And when you have time, I'd love to hear about your MQX experience. I'm going this year for the 1st time and am having a tough time figuring out which classes to take. Any tips that you have to share I'd be most appreciative.

  9. Yay! Another wonderful finish. What an amazing quilt with the different techniques and gorgeous colours.
    I agree about the quilting. Much better to have it done than sitting in a bag.
    And by the way, you could have chosen something colourful and bright for the backing!!

  10. Hi Joan! I'm visiting from the GYB party. You are so funny...I've laughed a lot while browsing your blog. I love your quilts and crafts. All the best. Ana

  11. I like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYB party.

    I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. 600 entries and I am Reading my 413 blog and more to go. Whew a lot of good read and great giveaways too. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. And loving the crafting networks.


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