Thursday, July 29, 2010

Giveaway at p.s. i quilt

p.s. i quilt is giving away a 1933 Jelly Roll! Check it's a cute little bundle.

Update: The winner has been selected...congratulations!

Giveaway at Eclectic Quilter

The generosity is amazing! Marj at Eclectic Quilter is giving away a Margo Handbag pattern by Lazy Girl Designs to celebrate more than 40 followers. It's a lovely design, go have a look!

Update 2: The winner was selected...congratulations!

Update: Marj will select the winner on Friday, August 6 and it will be posted Saturday, August 7. Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Giveaway at Squash House Quilts

If you enjoy embroidery and Halloween/Fall quilts check this site for a giveaway through Friday, July 30. Good luck!

Update: The contest has ended. Congratulations to the winner!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Plum Jam

I did it. I made plum jam. Wow, it's sweeeet; tasty, but a bit sweet to my taste. I would love to have a clear fruit flavor come through more. Ingredients: sugar, fresh organic plums, filtered water. Nice and simple. If you have not tasted handmade jam I highly recommend it. And if you have wanted to try making jam but have put it off, set some time aside and give it a go. Honestly, when I was pitting 2.5 pounds of plums I wondered what I had gotten myself into. But all in all, it's worth it. It takes a bit of time but such sweet rewards.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Jelly Roll Quilt Along Blocks

Since March I have been working on blocks for the Jelly Roll Quilt Along. I am grateful for each designer's work developing an original block for the quilt and I can't wait to assemble them. This quilt along has been a freeing process; each designer had no information about the work the others had done, as I understand it, it has been a bit of a mystery to everyone. Block eleven is shown here and was designed by Konda Luckau. The fabric is Moda's Aviary and the background is Robert Kaufman Kona Ivory.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Nature's Bounty

A week off. What's a person to do? I have never tried my hand at canning or making jam, and I have wanted to for a long while now. This week I will, hopefully, convert fresh plums into thick, crimson jam. I have read a lot. A few pounds of plums are in my possession. There is no time like the present. Wish me luck.

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Little Inspiration

Just a quick post. Oh my. Lyn Brown has posted a gorgeous antique quilt c. 1860. I'm thinking I will join the quilt along in September.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I'm New Here

Hello, I’m Lisa. I live in California on the Central Coast and enjoy spending time outdoors when I am not working full time or sewing. I am married to Mr. Inspired Quilter (Mr. IQ) and we have two west highland white terriers (westies) who keep us busy.

I enjoy reading blogs (especially quilting blogs) and want to join in the fun. Here I will write about sewing and quilting projects in addition to a little of this and a little of that.

Antique and reproduction quilts are my favorites, however, I have a bit of a modern quilter streak and find Amish quilts lovely too. I guess I just love quilts in general.

What I like about other blogs: giveaways, pictures, sharing tips and tricks, and links to other blogs…so I’ll do that here too! I would like to start by sharing a few of my favorite things, so stay tuned for a giveaway right here.