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Monday, November 8, 2010

Accuquilt GO! GIVEAWAY at Lavender Ridge

Throw caution to the wind .........
Go out on a limb............
Give it a whirl..........
Throw your hat in the ring.........
The time has come...........
Visit Lavender Ridge and enter for a chance to win an Accuquilt GO! Fabric Cutter.

Once again the great people at Accuquilt have given us a chance to win a GO! Fabric Cutter as well as 3 dies. All you need to do is visit Lavender Ridge and follow the simple rules for a chance to win! I think it's worth going to her blog just for the great inspiration so the GO! giveaway is just an added bonus!

I think the GO! would make life easier so you should head on over to Lavender Ridge and check it out, I promise you'll agree! While your there take some time and check out the amazing blog. I know you'll enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by and Keep Smiling!
Kelley O

Friday, November 5, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fun!

Bloggers Quilt Festival is a great event put on by Amy at Amy's Creative Side twice a year. I think I have finally figured out how to enter a quilt! Please enjoy my quilt story and take time to send Amy's Creative Side a huge thank you for all the time and effort involved in this festival.

Back in November of 2009 I noticed that I had enough fabric sitting around to sink a ship. Some of my stash went back 20+ years……………back to when my Daughter was a little bit of a thing! Since I wasn’t working I decided that I should put the fabric to good use and try my hand at quilting. Since then I have made 7 quilts and enjoyed the process of creating them and gifting them is a wonderful experience.

I had tons of bright colored fabric so I decided to make some baby quilts (you know the drill, try and start out small). The quilt I am entering into the Bloggers Quilt Festival was the second baby quilt I made and I was loving triangles about then.
This quilt was a gift for my Daughter’s Sorority sister. She was due to have a baby girl right after college graduation so what a great gift idea. These college students work so hard to succeed in college that they deserve oodles of praise for that alone........... and then you add the challenge and blessing of a baby, wow! My Daughter wanted her to have something special for her baby so a quilt was born. A gift that can be cherished by a new Mom and her baby girl.

This quilt has a bit of everything in it, even some batiks. The binding is a super bright stripe that has a ton of bright pink in it mixed with some of the fabric that I used in the quilt. I backed it in some soft and snuggly flannel with lots of bright colored circles on it.

I hope this quilt brings smiles and cuddles for many years to come. It is so much fun to gift a quilt and see peoples faces when they realize that you actually made a quilt just for them. It was a huge success with the Mom-to-be and now it’s keeping a beautiful baby girl warm and snuggly.

That is the best compliment you can get, a smiling baby wrapped up in a quilt you created!

I would also like to thank everyone who has commented on my posts. I have set it up to get emails so I can respond to your comments from now on.
Keep Smiling,

Friday, June 4, 2010

Bejeweled Quilts has got the goodies......Accuquilt GO! Giveaway!

I just have to give a shout out to Barb over at Bejeweled Quilts by Barb. Once again Barb is hosting a great giveaway. This time you can win an Accuquilt GO! Fabric Cutter. You should really take a minute and go visit the Accuquilt site and check it out. This amazing machine could save you hours and hours of time that you usually spend cutting fabric. They have a die to please everyone, from 2.5" strips to hexagons, squares, flowers, circles, and even feathers thrown in for good measure.

Here is a picture of the amazing Accuquilt GO!

Quick, don't think about it just click right on over to Bejeweled Quilts by Barb and enter to win this little beauty! She has an entertaining and fun blog that can always make you smile! Make sure when you enter that you tell her that Kelley sent you over.

Thanks for visiting and a huge Thank You to Barb!
Keep smiling!
Kelley O

Wow, it looks like the sun may finally come out after many many days of rain. My Daughter just got home for the Summer so I have her quilts here to photograph and post on the site.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Giveaway and Lofty Goals

We all have goals, some of us are just brave enough to write about them on our blogs. thus exposing them to the world.

Quilts by Lee is having a giveaway! She has the Lofty Goals of hitting 100 fans on facebook and 100 followers.

Hopefully this will get the one or two people that read my blog to click on over to her blog and sign up. You really can't go wrong and to top off the great stuff she is giving away, she's a Nascar fan! You gotta love a good race, expecially when Tony Stewart is in it! He even has a great charitable foundation that does a ton of good.

I would also like to give a big THANK YOU to Bejeweled Quilts by Barb. This fab lady has a great giveaway going on at her blog (wish I knew how to link two different links in one post) and that's where I found out about the giveaway at Quilts by Lee.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Oh the rain, will it ever end?

I finished basting a quilt sandwich last night for a late late birthday gift. Thank goodness my family is understanding, I seem to be late for everything. After working on the basting until 11pm last night, I'm disappointed and embarrassed to say that I haven't even quilted one little stitch. We are back to the same old question........what color of thread should I use to quilt this beauty? I seem to get hung up on this color dillema for every aspect of every project I do.

I use my little Brother XR-52 to piece and quilt all my quilts so far. My Husband bought this machine for me in 2002 and it works like a million bucks for straight lines, not so well for free motion quilting. Since I seem to be hooked on zig-zag quilts right now, the straight lines are great. Maybe someday I can get a machine that is designed for quilting but I can promise that I won't expire without it. I can always hop on over to my local quilt shop, Homespun Quilts in Astoria, Oregon (did I mention I live in the middle of nowhere and everything is at least 37 miles away?) and rent their long arm if I have the urge.

I finally figured out how to get a picture on my blog. It's not the greatest picture but it's something at least! This is a baby quilt I made for my Great-Nephew, Logan. I had most of this fabric for years and years and anybody can make a 9-patch right? After much thought I ended up with a deconstructed 9-patch and I love the scrappy look.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, March 29, 2010

This will be the first post on my new blog! I need to do a test to check on colors and fonts so I'm sure that everybody out there can actually read the text.......That is if I ever get anyone to stop at my blog or maybe even eventually get a follower or two. I promise that I won't actually resort to having my lovely daughter sign up as a follower and then blackmail all her friends into it, lol.