Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What's Up Wednesday: QuiltCon, Fabric and More Peaceful Giveaways

I received two emails that brought a smile to my face.  Both QuiltCon and Southwest Airlines reminded my trip to Austin is just around the corner - 28 days to be exact!  Are you going?  I am traveling with four OrlandoMQG officers and can't wait to meet other MQGers!

I’m Going to QuiltCon

January's Charming Solids Club fabric arrived, and I am happy to add more Kate Spain fabric to my stash.   Honey Honey looks so cheery and spring like.

Cindy is hosting today's bloggy Peace pattern party.  She made a really fun color wheel version of the baby peace quilt.  Please go say hi for me and see her Peace Around the Color Wheel quilt.

Hello Neighbor
The first time I met Cindy was at our Gruber's retreat, and I was fortunate enough to find my sewing machine right next to hers!  Of course she probably wondered what she had gotten herself into as I spent the entire weekend piecing pinwheels for my Peace, Love & Happiness quilt, while she worked on several gorgeous (and complicated looking to me) projects.

Numerous pinwheels
I was more than a little intimidated by her skills, but not by her sweet and friendly personality ;-)   I was more than thrilled when she agreed to test my pattern for me and couldn't wait to see her quilt top.  She didn't disappoint!

Peace on the Rocks

Here again is the complete schedule of the bloggy pattern party:

Monday, January 21 -  Katie at KT Quilts 
Tuesday, January 22 - Michele at  Nostalgic Cafe 
Wednesday, January 23 - Cindy at  Live a Colorful Life 
Thursday, January 24 - Michelle at  Frustrated Quilter 
Friday, January 25 - Stephanie at Peas in a Pod 
Monday, January 28 - Terri at Terri's Notebook 
Tuesday, January 29 - Doris at Made by a Brunnette 
Wednesday, January 30 - Mary at Mary on Lake Pulaski 
Thursday, January 31 - Shelly at Prairie Moon Quilts 
Friday, February 1 - back here for a give away 

Please visit all my friends to say hi and see their version of Peace ;-)!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Hoarding my Honey Honey scraps for something great!

    I know your trip will be awesome and you'll make many, many more new friends and have a blast!

  2. Oh, for sure that Cindy is a doll. I had the pleasure of meeting her last spring, at quilt market in Kansas City. I do hope you have a wonderful trip to QuiltCon, and especially enjoy sharing it with your quilting friends. I'm sure everyone going will be talking about it throughout the blogosphere!

  3. You're going to QuiltCon? How lucky! I always love the designs Kate Spain comes out with, so that should be a fun to play with the Honey charms. Fun to see Cindy's version of the Peace quilt.

  4. Sounds like a great trip! I'd love to go one of these years. Thanks for that lovely New Year's Card - it was great to see all your beautiful "peaceful" quilts featured! And Happy New Year to you and your family!

  5. I have enjoyed hopping around blog land leaving comments everywhere ; )

  6. Honey Honey is really neat fabric. I like it. Your pinwheels are so much neater than mine. I was piecing fast, and I didn't fret about points. It shows in my quilt! LOL.

  7. So fun to get your "holiday card" in the mail this past week, and fun to come here and see the peace quilts in action! Agree with all you say about Cindy--she's the best!

    I love the look of these quilts; congrats on your blog hop!

    Elizabeth E.

  8. I'm going to QuiltCon too! About a dozen of us from the Vancouver, Canada MQG are flying down. Can't wait!