Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rag Letters

I use the tutorial over at Happy Together to make these letters for my daughter to learn to spell her name.

I tried to follow the form of the letter for the quilting. I use a layer of cotton fabric on top, a layer of flannel in the middle, and a layer of flannel for the backing.
She loves the letters and can now point out all the K's she finds.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We have a Winner!!

You are probably thinking, "Well, it's about time?" Sorry for the long delay and being absent so long. We have had company and a big 11th birthday for my oldest son. That being said, on to the winner! Seeing as we had only a few entries, the names went on paper strips and into a backet.

Being Aaron's birthday weekend, I let him choose a name out of the basket. And the winner is...
A quite blurry picture...and Trish is our winner! I have already contacted Trish and the CD will be in the mail shortly.

Stay tuned...I will be back soon with another post...perhaps some of the sewing I've been doing lately.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Our 1st Giveaway!! ~Forerunner CD~ (Autographed)

"In 2001 the band FORERUNNER was formed with a purpose of applying a message of Holiness threaded throughout the original God inspired lyrics blended with a solid musical progressive rock sound. Ryan Adkins, The lead vocalist and Lead guitarist, along with the band, stepped into the recording studio in the spring of 2002 intent upon laying down tracks that would be true to an era of simplicity and the solid sound of the live unhindered music. Twelve continuous hours of work spawned their first album entitled "Etched In Stone." This record is not the typical, but ten songs done virtually in one take, and some of which, mirroring the so called "long songs" of rock and rolls past at over seven minutes in length."

"The ministry of the group has spent time all across the state, and surrounding states, at youth functions, church services, and festivals pouring themselves out in obedience to God's call. The connection produced from the mixture of these two languages of theology and melody has experienced many transformed lives for the kingdom of God and many more to come."

You can read more about Forerunner, the members of the band and hear their music by clicking here.

Giveaway Details: One winner will receive an autographed copy of the Forerunner CD. The CD has 5 songs on it: Somebody's Watching You, Through the Eyes of Christ, Damascas Road, Perfect Heat, and Free. Open to US and Canada. Please leave your email in your comment if it is not easily found on your profile. Thanks!

Mandatory Entry: Visit the Forerunner site and tell me which song you like best.

After the mandatory entry, you may enter any of the following ways. (1 comment each, for a total of 3 possible entries each)

1. Be a public follower of Time to Sew blog.

2. Become a fan of Time to Sew on Facebook.

Giveaway will end at 11:59 PM EST, on August 19th.

**Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this giveaway. CD was provided by Forerunner. Also my husband is the rhythm guitarist :)

Friendship Quilting

I got together back in the spring with 3 of my friends- Holly, Amy (new to sewing and quilting), and Erica. We decided to make Friendship quilts. We all brought 60 light colored squares and 60 med/dark colored squares. We walked around the picked up squares off each pile until all squares had been taken and we each had two new stacks of 60 light and 60 dark squares.

We marked our light squares on the diagonal, then stitched 1/4" on either side of the line, and cut to make half square triangles, and pressed.

The pattern showed 4 different designs: barn raising, pinwheel, lightening, and fields and furrows. We each picked a different design and are anxious to see the results when we get together again to work on the quilting!

I chose pinwheels (I had previously done barn raising ~ as you can see from the blog title photo).
Here is the layout before sewing the rows and columns together. Now to find a backing and get ready to quilt it. I've already decided how I want the quilting done. I got the idea from Tallgrass Prairie Studio.

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