There are a lot of fun things going over here at Bejeweled sweat shop.
The reason I am excited is because as I was designing this quit, I felt I needed to go to JoAnn's and get a coordinating fabric for the border.
So....having four cars in the drive, mine being in the very front.....I asked my one son (whos car was behind me) to take me. He was going running and well...it was Eight at night. There went that!
Feeling like...."What am I going to do now".......
I certainly had other things to work on in this project but as I thought.....
I came up with a scrappy border. AND I LOVE IT!!!
It doesn't take much to get a quilter all excited. The mention of chocolate sends our taste buds whirling. The picture of a wonderful fat quarter bundle gets our saliva going. AND annd and...when a project goes right it sends us higher than a kite and lands us doing the happy dance.
To think of the money I saved my husband!!!
So because I am having such fun with my fat quarters, I am going to give away five fat quarters by Tina Givens for Free Spirit, Westminister Fibers. Just leave a comment and I will chose a winner Friday.
Now let that Free Spirit of yours get creative and get cracking in that sewing room.
How fun! Thank you for a chance to win. I'm all about 'saving' my husband money. LOL. =)
I really love your scrappy borders!!!!
Barb, I love to visit your blog. You always have such fun things to read about.
I also love fat quarters.....pick me!
hugs from Louisiana
love loe the fabric
I love scrappy borders. Thanks for the chance to win.
Dontcha just love that feeling? :-)
It's amazing how creative we can be when the need arises. I know the quilt will be beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win!
Oh my gosh, you made me smile. I do like you fat quarters and 5 is my lucky number.
Thanks for the giveaway!
You are a stitch. I can just see you doing the happy dance.
Such pretty fat quarters! It's hard to find navy and purple lately. Thanks for the chance to win!
What fun! and all that money saved too! Ha Ha Ha!!
Love the scrappy look too.
Your border fabrics are wonderful...I see some of the fabrics I have...aren't they beautiful? And your giveaway is so generous...this would make something fun! Thanks for the chance!
What vibrant colors!
Love the colours. My husband always appreciates it when I save him money. :-)
Wow! I love it when you get high on quilts :*) Those are some luscious fq's and I'd love to add them to my stash! Hope we get to see what you are making soon....
You are so good to your hubby :-) Love the colors of the quilt you are designing. When do we get to see it?? oooo and I LOVE Free Spirit!! Thanks!
I am all about saving me money. I need that fabric, my fabric buying is in the hole along with my bank account.
love scrappy borders! and pretty fat quarters ... so nice to cut up for applique projects! thanx for giving us a chance at having some of your picks.
What pretty fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win your awesome giveaway
Congrats! I love it when everything works perfectly!
Now that is the way to be creative and save money at the same time.
great looking border. sounds like you will have to spend more on fabric next time...LOL
fun fun! I love FQs :-)
Hahaha....what a fun happy post! Isn't it wonderful to enjoy what your doing so much. Plus, now you get to spend the money you saved your DH. My son calls that Momma's math.
Count me in for the giveaway and thanks for the smiles.
I love the scrappy border. Thanks for sharing your fun with us. :-)
Looks like you are having lots of fun. The fabrics are beautiful.
You are very creative and your scrappy border is neat.Thanks for the chance!!
Ooooohhhh--- pretty!! Thank you for the chance to win!!! :-)
I love scrappy, and it always feels good to shop in you stash.
Barb, that is so wonderful but when do we get to see the project??? The fabrics are luscious.
"Necessity is the mother of invention", and your scrappy border is wonderful, three cheers for you!
These fabrics look Oh so wonderful. Loving scrappy borders. I have tried it a couple of times and they turned out great. When do we get to see the results?
Hahaha :D "Saving money" for my husband is a specialty of mine, too. ;D
To win your giveaway maybe can get me in the mood so sew again. Just now I'm just knitting.
Thanks for the chance.
Hey, you were trapped! What's a girl to do? As Tim Gunn says" Make it work". Thanks for the giveaway
Chocolate and imagination - that's a winning combination! I like the colors in your luttle sneak peak photo. Thanks for the giveaway! Have a grand time with your sons!
Hmmm - the computer ate my comment
Chocolate and imagination came together with some great results. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.
p.s. I like the colors in your sneak peek quilt photo.
Great scrappy border! Thank you for a lovely giveaway!
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I love the scrappy border! Now, I have a craving for chocolate. Thanks for the giveaway!
Love when things turn out.
I love that scrappy border! Amazing what we can do when we "have to"!
Thanks so much for the chance at the give-away!
Cute scrappy border. I love to see some different looking borders. I need to take more time to make some more interesting borders. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks for a chance to win some nice fabric. I would donate it to my group, World of Charity Stitching, where we make lap quilts for seniors and children.
I so agree! Buying fabric is nice, finding just the right piece in a shop is lovely, BUT nothing beats the thrill of getting exactly what you need from in your stash and it turning out brilliantly!!! It is looking great! Thanks so much for the opportunity to play with that lovely fabric! Cos yeah, winning a giveaway is very cool too ;)
It's great when you find the right fabric! Hope I win and a big thanks for the give away.
Beautiful! I'm still growing my stash, but I hope to be able to follow suit soon!
Boy I know that "car behind mine" feeling..........and I'm so glad that you were able to "re-group" and come up with something wonderful! Of course, Poor Joann's had to suffer on that one....LOL......thank you for a chance to win those gorgeous FQ's!
I'm not leaving a comment to officially enter....
but, leaving a comment as I'm chuckling. You want to go to JoAnns at 8pm at night? This should probably be a major organizational tip/creativity tip. I need to stop feeling like I need to have everything in my stash to support such late night stash runs. And, you my friend, need to learn to get keys to all of the cars parked in your driveway!
Love your new table topper! And, I certainly got a good chuckle from your post too. I'd send you some chocolate, but with the summer heat in Texas I think you'd end up with a chocolate "dip".
Thanks for the giveaway!
Barb, I love it when I improvise and it turns out great. I found some 2 1/2 inch squares today in my scraps. I sat down and started sewing 4 patches. It turned out cute. I really need to start using my stash more.
Using up some scraps must be a reason to celebrate with anothr purchase. :)
See you saved some money by not being able to get out. Thanks for being generous.
I love your scrappy border. And it is always great to find fabric in the stash for the projects!
Isn't it amazing, the creativity that is inspired by necessity (or convenience).
Such fun! Yes, I guess it doesn't take much to get excited :) I love ways to use what I have on hand.
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Give aways are such fun for the giver and receiver. I do not know how you are going to pick from all these wonderful ladies that have post already. I saw two or three I would give it to if I won :) Got a big job ahead of you Barb, and I would make some new rules that the last one in the drive way has to take who ever needs to go where ever or has to move all the cars to let someone out, but that is just me. Love your Blog and your talent Three Cheers for creativity :)
Scraps and more scraps! Love your border!
Love the border. Thanks for the chance to win.
I love scrappy quilts so I enjoy shopping in my stash. Thanks for the great giveaway.
Scrappy borders are the best - I love to rock a border with lots of scraps! Thanks for letting us have a chance to win!!
I love pieced borders. well done
I love a scrappy border and I've been really liking scrappy bindings - my new(ish) goal of late has been to use up as much of the fabric from a project IN the project .... and it adds visual interest too!
I love scrappy borders and scrappy quilts too :-) Thanks for the chance at your giveaway .
I like to do piano key boarders.
Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway
I like a scrappy border! Thanks for a chance to win this great fabric! :)
I really like your quilt. Very pretty colors.
love to win thanks for the giveaway
Great idea! Love the scrappy border. Great giveaway!
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