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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pat Sloan 2013 UFO Challenge

 Back again with Pat Sloan 2013 UFO Challenge.  I finished my Sunbonnet Sue Quit and just in time.

These blocks have sat around to long and now it is a quilt!
Merry Christmas.....
close up of Sam

close up of one on the corners and Sue.
I wish I could take a picture of the whole quilt, but I just don't have enough room.
Now it is on to the next project....
Merry Christmas and in 2014 may all of your UFO's become done!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

2 1/2" squares with A Quilting Life

Back with  Sherri McConnell and her Simply Small Project with 2 1/2" squares project.  As you can see my table runners don't look finished, but by the 10th they will be.  My DH is having surgery the first of the week and I will not have time to post a finished photo.  I will be doing the binding while sitting by his side. I changed my mind from using civil war prints to newer prints.  The top one and the bottom one are really Moda Mimi  by Chez Moi 5 inch squares that have been cut into fouths.  

One tablerunner is on the machine and the backing and batting are the same for all 3 quilts.  So when one gets done, I will add the next, until all 3 have been quilted.


These will make great Christmas gifts and maybe I will still have one for my table.  I added one more border to the outside to make it more colorful, bigger and because I had the fabric.

These have been fun to do and not much work.   Don't forget to check out A Quilting Life on the 10th.  She said she would have another project for us to do.

Thanks Sherri and Enjoy....

SP06 Tilda

Here's a card I made using one of the older Magnolia images named "SP06 Tilda."  I had this image colored a while ago but added the red highlights before adding it to a card.

The older Magnolia are cute looking with their single strand of hair and skinning legs.  I would love to find more of them.
Still using Copic Sketch markers and Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock.


Friday, December 6, 2013

Celtic Solstics Mystery Quilt

Bonnie over at Quiltville Quips & Snips is doing her annual winter mystery quilt.   This year it is Celtic Solstics Mystery  and came about from her trip to Ireland this last summer.  I had so much fun with the Easy Street from last year that it is a must again.

It's been a very busy month around here and it does not look any better for the rest of the year, but I will try to get caught up and stay with it.  Yes, that's right..... This mystery started on 11/29/13 and I just got my fabric pulled.  I even missed the first posting of what we were going to be doing.  Part 2 went live this morning.  But there is still time for you to join in with us.

I am going to be using my 1930 prints.  I had this basket just sitting around and decided that it was time I use it up.  I will however be using the blue, green, yellow and pink for my colors and white as my background.

Happy quilting....

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pat Sloan 2013 UFO Challenge update

We are back today with a sneak peak of my LLF (Long Lost and Forgotten) UFO Sunbonnet Sue Quilt.  As you remember these blocks are 37 years old and where doing a petty good job of hiding in my closet.  Hopefully next year I can get to the other 2 UFO's that are just as old.

The challenge is Pat Sloan year end 2013 UFO.  I have it all pieced together.  I got pass 2 of my stumbling is sewing all the blocks together and the other one is sewing the borders on.  So now it is on to the fun part and that is the quilting.  It's on the long arm and just waiting for me to get quilting.  Can't wait to show you the whole quilt.  It has turned out really fun and I don't know why I waited so long....

Watch for the finally review next week.  Happy quilting.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Summer Flower Tilda

This is Summer Flower Tilda by Magnolia and colored with Copic Markers.  The head was stamped twice and a mask was created with the face.  The first image shows Tilda holding the mask and the second picture shows Tilda with the mask on.  I also cut off the butterfly wings on this image and included the gold sparkly wings for a more dimensional look.  Now this Tilda is all ready for the mascaraed ball!

I have always wanted to this to Tilda and finally got around to it.  From little skinny pole legs to cute little faces. How fun was this!


Monday, November 25, 2013

SP06 Tilda and Annie

These are some of the original Magnolia Tilda images and they look completely different from the current Tilda images.  These two were conspicuously named "SP06 Tilda" and "SP06 Annie" from 2006.  Instead of fussy cutting around the strand of hair, I cut it off and used brown jute.  In the background I have used the fence DooHickey, MFT Grass metal die and also chipboard embellishment from Make it Crafty that were painted white.

Aren't they just the cutiest! Magnolia you have come a long way baby,,,,,,,,

Monday, November 18, 2013

2013 UFO Easy Challenge with Pat Sloan

Hi, I am here today with Pat Sloan's 2013 End of the Year UFO Challenge.  How easy can this be?  I have been working hard on trying to finish up some of my old projects, so this is a GREAT CHALLENGE!

Some of you mite wonder what has happen to me.....Well lets see, I have been sick, moved and trying hard to get my feet back on the ground and get sewing again.  As I read about this challenge I thought about finishing up the binding on one quilt but that would be to has to be harder than this.  So.......I went looking and found this project (well there are really 3 projects) that were started when my oldest daughter was little, She is 39 now.  Somehow in choosing this project it will help to clear up a very LLF (long lost and forgot) UFO that has been sitting around more that it should have and maybe make me feel better about what UFO's Ihave left.

How many of you can remember Artex paints?  I painted these blocks (15 in all) to make a bed quilt for my daughter's bed.  It's to late for that, but maybe for one of my grand daugthers?

Pat, I am up and ready for this challenge.  Thanks

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Little Miss Muffet new release

Welcome back to a new release at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  Today there are several new images to choose from and I chose to work with one named Polka Dot Pals Gemma.  This was one of my favorites.  These images have blank faces and I chose to add features such as eyes, nose and a mouth.

More samples and other images can be seen at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps Blog.

These are the colors I used on this project...

Thanks for coming to my blog today and thank you for your comments! 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Little Miss Muffet Sketch

Good Morning....  Today we are here with Little Miss Muffet and her SKETCH challenge so won't you come join in on the fun.  I made my card using one of Bugaboo Rubber Stamps just for Little Miss Muffet.  Her name is Fancy Sunbonnet Umbrella.

Here are the Copic colors I used:

And because I have not put my quilt on the machine yet, here is an other picture of some of the Sunbonnet Sue's.....

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sunbonnet Sue Day

Today, here at Gandma' Pearl it's Sunbonnet Sue Day and what fun am I having....because Sunbonnet Sue's are some of my favorites and I just love them.  Little Miss Muffet now has Fancy Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Rubber Stamps from Bugaboo Stamps for all of us to enjoy, so hop on over and get some for yourself.

You should have arrived here from NATHALIE
(Or you can find the complete Blog Hop list HERE.)

You can find them all in the What's New section!! These are the 3 I have colored so far....

 A close up......

 #1 is Fancy Sun Bonnet Little Miss Muffet:

Copic Colors used.....

 #2 is Fancy Sun Bonnet Beach:

 And the copic colors I used....

#3 is Fancy Sun Bonnet Flowers:

And my colors.....

For this next one you mite wonder what is going on..... but I told you that I love Sunbonnet Sue and this is a quilt I have made with Sunbonnet Sue on it and it is really for the quilting machine....waiting.....

So just in saying Good-bye for today, let's keep the Sun Bonnet Sue's coming and wrap up some for a gift for a friend or two.

Enjoy...  Your next stop on the hop is PETRA

Saturday, May 4, 2013

QT Pincushion Tutorial

 Today we are making a fun pincushion.....

 and sewing box.....

 For the pincushion we start off with 2 pieces of fabric any size and any color.  My large one here is 5 inches square and the smaller one is 3 inches square, but any size will do.  Some times with the larger one I will layer it with 2 pieces of muslin just for a tighter construction.

Layer the  fabrics, right sides together with the extra muslin if you are using it, on the top and bottom.  Stitch all around the outside edge at 1/4 inch seam, leaving an opening on one side for turning.  Cut away the 4 corners as shown.

With a pin,line up the seam on both sides of a corner turning the seam allowance towards the opposite way and stitch across like you would for a bag bottom.  How big of a seam here is up to you as to how thick or thin you want your pincushion and what size square you started with. With the larger size I like to draw a pencil line to follow and with the smaller one I just use my sewing machine foot.  I do back tack and sew the seam twice just so it won't come out.

When that is done, cut away the extra fabric and turn it inside out.

I like to fill my pincushions with Crushed Walnut Shells.  You can find them at your pet shops.  Making a paper funnel with the help of type paper and a couple of staples, fill the bag.  You can move the funnel around as you get to the top and help the shells go where you want them.  I fill as many as I can get in and then use a straight pin to pin shut.  A simple running stitch will close it nicely and when you sew your topper on it, it should pull tight.  I use multiple stitches going from the top to bottom and back, tying off with a square knot.

You can find some really cute toppers at the scrap-book stores.  Flowers, lace, crochet, buttons or some applique flowers you have laying around.  You can even add 2 or 3 squares on top of each others.

Now for the Sewing Kit.....  This is just an eyeglass case holder I bought at Wat-mart. I think I paid about $4.00 for it.  The little 3 inch square pincushion fits in here really nice with plenty of room for thread, scissors and etc.


Just one more look.... make yourself one or more and enjoy......

Friday, April 12, 2013

A Little Magnolia

This is a card that I colored awhile ago.  Love the In the Beginning Magnolia stamps.....So cute with no hair and their long skinny legs and arms.  I don't know if these have names of their own.  The only information I could find was that they are 'In the Beginning' by Magnolia so if anyone can help me out it would be nice.
I had just bought them last year and had lots of fun coloring them.  I wish I had more......

These are colored on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock with Copic Sketch Markers.  Can't remember who's fence cut-out but the other embellishments are from Make it Crafty.  Flower and paper from my stash.

My crafty room has been torn apart for the last few months, but it's time to get it all together again and then I can play again.

Monday, April 8, 2013


 This is a quilt alert, just an alert.....Yes, I am alive and well....Wanted to share some of my antique quilts with you today.

My Double Wedding Ring I bought at First Monday in Canton, Texas:

Here is my Cheddar Lone Star Quilt that a friend gave me, Her Aunt pieced and quilted it.  It is not everyday that someone will just give one of their family quilts to you.  I will always love and take care of this quilt.  Thanks for the friendship.  You can also see the case with my family quilts in it, plus a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt I bought at an Antique Shop.  The dolls are from my childhood.


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Little Miss Muffet and the GREAT TEA PARTY

It's Day 3 and the final day of the combined Tea Party release!  Welcome back!  Simply B Stamps (SBS) and Little Miss Muffet Stamps (LMMS) have joined together to bring you a "Tea Party Release!"  You can see all the new images in each store at SBS New Items and LMMS What's New sections of the stores!

This is Day 3 of the Tea Party and we have some fun games to play!  We love games so we actually have two games to play - Guess Who will be hosted on the Simply B Stamps blog and a Scavenger Hunt will be hosted here on the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog.  Plus there are prizes on both blogs for playing in the games!  How cool is that?!  Today we're going to have FIVE lucky winners - simply play in the game to be eligible to win!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Little Miss Muffet and the GREAT TEA PARTY

Welcome back to day 2 of the combined release!! Simply B Stamps (SBS) and Little Miss Muffet Stamps (LMMS) have joined together to bring you a "Tea Party Release!"  Check them all out at the SBS New Items and LMMS What's New sections of the stores!

For our second day of the release we wanted to share with you fabulous inspiration and tutorials from the DT members!  We'll have projects and prizes on both store blogs!!  Then tomorrow we'll have two games to play, Guess Who and a Scavenger Hunt, for even more inspiration and chances to win prizes - so stick with us and enjoy these fantastic projects form the DT!

I even did a card for today.  I love tea parties and getting together with all my girls...dressing up, putting on the gloves and hats and letting the little girls bring their teddy bears.  We party all afternoon and have lots of fun laughing together.

These were colored on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock using Prismacolor Pencils for the background and Copic Sketch markers for Little Miss Muffet stamp Zoe Annie Hatter.  Make it Crafty embelishments and lace, paper and buttons from my stash.

So come on over and check out the Tea Party and join in with us.