Friday, February 5, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday #16

Happy Friday!!!  It's time for another Sew and Tell Friday!!!  This post was delayed a little as I was waiting for the sun to rise so I could get some daytime pictures.  Wouldn't you know, it is cloudy and rainy?

I have two 1 and 3/4 projects to share today.  


I love this quilt so much that I decided to make another one.  This is my 3/4 completed project.  I really wanted to share it today so here it is hanging out on my lounge chairs.


Most of these fabrics are charm squares from April Cornell's A Little Romance.  There is a little bit of Amy Butler in there as well along with KONA snow for the background.


Can you guess the reason for the wonky block above?  I hope it looks like a "100" to signify this is my 100th post.  However, I didn't want it to look too obvious as this quilt is destined for charity.


This mini quilt is 100% complete!  This Friendship Block was made from Block Party's tutorial/quilt along.  This is my first friendship block, and I had so much fun making it.  Can't wait to make more.


I really love these fabrics!!!!  I ordered these from an Etsy shop not really knowing what I was getting, and they turned out to be these beautiful Tina Givens prints.  I quilted the Friendship Quilt in random criss crossing straight lines.  The binding was sewn on last night during my son's soccer playoff game.  (They won and move on to the District Semi-Finals...Yeah!)


The backing fabric is Amy Butler that I bought at my LQS.  Look at the bottom right.  Can you see a theme emerging here?  


I did another wonky "100" block, this time incorporating it into my label.  I am giving this Friendship Quilt away to celebrate my 100th post.  I thought it appropriate to use the Friendship Block considering all the wonderful friends I have made through blogging.  I do consider all of you my friends, and I so appreciate your kind comments and encouraging support.  Thank you!!!

I will randomly select a winner Sunday evening Midnight Eastern Standard time from all the comments left on this post through then.  Depending on how the Super Bowl party goes, I hope to announce the winner Monday morning.

Don't forget to click on the Sew and Tell Friday button and see all the wonderful projects completed this week.

Another reminder, is my good friend Thelma celebrated her 100th post yesterday.  If you haven't done so, I encourage you to head over there and check out her blog.  It is amazing!!!  (I think her giveaway is also still open until sometime today.)

I am meeting friends for coffee and friends for lunch today to celebrate my 100th post.  Of course, these friends are unaware of the milestones that go on here in Blogland, but I love them anyway!

Have an amazing weekend!!!!

37 comments:

  1. I'm first! I love your very soft and romantic 3/4 finish, and would be honoured to own your friendship block 100th post quilt, so please enter me into your drawing on Sunday. Thanks! Have a nice weekend!

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  2. Love your 100 blocks! That is so creative! I don't know I would have spotted it on the big quilt without your pointing it out. Thesea re both beautiful!

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  3. Rene, first of all, congratulations on post 100! I have enjoyed reading along with you, and especially following all of your Friday finishes. I would love to be entered for a chance in your giveaway - how beautiful that mini-quilt is! I love the Tina Givens fabric and the Amy Butler is one of my favs.

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  4. Congrats on 100! It's a great milestone. Adding the 100 to your quilt was a really neat thing to do.

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  5. Congratulations! I love how you incorporated the 100 in your quilts without it being too overt. The pink fabrics are so pretty and make me think of spring!

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  6. Oh, how lovely! Congratulations and what a nice way to celebrate. Love the 100 in the quilt.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  7. Congratulations on your 100th post! Your quilts are both beautiful. The fabrics are so fun! I love how you did the quilting on the mini.

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  8. I would love to have something created by you Rene!!! (Well, besides the siggy block that I am going to get!) ;0) Congratulations on you 100 th post! It has been great to get to know you a little. Still loving the quilt with the purple!!!!
    Blessings,
    KT

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  9. Very nice mini! I love how the random lines look with your friendship star! And those 100s are awesome - what a fun idea!

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  10. Congrats on your 100th post. I love the 100 blocks in the quilts, such a great way to remember a special day!

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  11. Congratulations on reaching 100 posts! I love both of these and it's so cute how you incorporated the 100 blocks in there. Love the quilting on the mini very much.

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  12. congratulations on 100 posts...that is a great milestone. it is so nice of you to share and do this little quilt as a giveaway!! great quilting idea...i think i am going to use that on my next small project.

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  13. Congratulations on 100 posts! I absolutely love the Friendship Block and the "100" incorporated into it. Very creative!

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  14. Rene', you are--quite simply--the bomb!

    Creativity just oozes from you (which makes me a little green and nauseous at the same time LOL) with this quilt. The "100" was so subtle, I missed it oggling the fabrics and randomness, wonkiness of it all!

    The mini quilt is fabulous and I'm ever so grateful you're doing the Alzheimers quilts as well. You're introduced me to a whole new world of quilters!

    Congratulations on your 100th blogiversary! I've enjoyed every post I've read and wished your mountains next to my beach many a dreary, need our happy places day. Waiting to make my pink and orange quilt this summer and knowing you will be in there too!

    ps you know I would love to win something you've made, but just having you as a friend is awesome enough as it is!

    ps2 (not the playstation 2 LOL) congrats on the soccer team! we soccer moms know how vital it is to cheer for the team and to make it this far is a testament to the whole family, celebrating the player's skill, determination, and endurance!

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  15. Love both you projects Rene'! Lovely soft colour in the first one and love the randomness of it. The mini quilt is gorgeous as are the fabrics used! How generous to give it away. Would love to be included in your giveaway. Congratulations on your 100 posts. A lot of people seem to be hitting 100 at the moment. I too are having a giveaway for my 1st 100 and your welcome to enter.

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  16. Congratulations on your 100th posting. I have enjoyed reading your posting and learning about quilting. The mini quilt is beautiful, as usual. I don't think it would be appropriate for your Mom to be entered in to the drawing. I know the lucky winner will enjoy your quilt.

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  17. wow...congrats on your 100th post...I love your creativity

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  18. Congratulations Rene! Wonderful finishes - the quilt top is coming together beautifully!

    I love the random quilting on the mini. It's awesome!! I must try that technique!!!

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  19. A big Congratulations on 100 posts and I look forward to visiting alot more. Love these projects and a very clever way of slipping in the 100. Your work is inspiring.
    Congratulations also to your son's soccer team.

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  20. Congratulations on your 100th post. I just want to let you know that I love reading your entries and find your quilts inspiring. Love your '100' block. How is the studio coming along? No longer 'the office'?

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  21. How did you get all this done...you're a wonder! Congratulations on 100 posts, hasn't it been the most fun! I'm looking forward to more creative posts and quilts from you.

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  22. Yippee! Here's to 100 more!

    I love its wonkiness. I need to try it next.

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  23. Congrats on your 100th post Rene'! here's to 100's more!
    The friendship block is a fun way to celebrate it!looks great!

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  24. Congratulations! How fun to celebrate 100. And your projects are lovely--that friendship star is a tried and true block--thanks for reminding me of it. It might show up soon. . .

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  25. What a beautiful quilt (love the amy butler fabric on the back) and a huge congrats on the 100 post!

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  26. I love those colors! Congratulations on your 100th Post! Looking forward to reading the next 100 as well!

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  27. Congrats on your 100th! What beautiful mini and maxi quilts you have made. I love the 100s that you snuck in there. You are crafty!

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  28. Congrats on your 100th post!

    Love your luscious romance fabrics in this quilt.

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  29. I love the colors on your SIL's quilt and the "almost finished one" looks like it is going to be beautiful! The friendship quilt is amazing, the quilting is very cool. 100th post! Wow! I can't wait to get there myself. Congratulations!

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  30. Rene,
    What a HAPPY Blog you have!!! I'll be coming back often to visit!

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  31. Congratulations on your 100th post Rene!

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  32. These are both great Rene! Happy 100th post.

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  33. Hi Rene, I couldn't find your e-mail address but I wanted to let you know that I linked your sunflower quilt on my blog, I like it so much I wanted everyone I know it see it! I hope that is okay with you.
    Lauren

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  34. What an amazing giveaway idea! It would be an honour to win this. Thank you for putting my name in, I really enjoy your blog.

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  35. Happy 100 - and looking forward to many many more!

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  36. Happy 100-ness! I really like the fabrics in your 3/4 project, they are just so girly and feminine! Love them.

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  37. congrats on the 100th post! I love these quilts.

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