Friday, August 31, 2012

NO ONE HOME!



All of us at SEW WE QUILT.



LOOK who won? Bowls with Borders Blog HOP Winners announced!




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I absolutely love this part of any of ou  blog hops...An opportunity to thank our sponsors...We can still have a blog hop without them..but it is far more fun with them...

 Pellon and Shannon Fabrics, they both are amazing companies..I first came to know Pellon in Canada for their wonder under, the best tracing, appliqué foundation paper on this planet...I have tried others, but hands down , 
I STICK with PELLONyou will too. They also make this amazing batting...AND 3 of you will have the opportunity to know what I am talking about... LOOK, you will each get (1) 60 x60 size batting, great for any throw quilt...
Their Legacy 100% Natural Cotton...it does not get any finer than this...
 Did I say 3 of you will have the opportunity to win....



  AND 

Each winner will also receive this collection of DR Seuss, 1/4 inch cuts WOF of all these fabrics to create a wonderful quilt for a son, nephew, daughter, niece, grandchild...OR if you are like me a DR SEUSS, lover...I think I would make it for me....lol Shannon FABRICS is a manufacturer of all the minky, cuddly, soft fabric...OHHHH my and it is wonderful to work with...if you take your time...lol Shannon Fabrics is giving us 3 of these for 3 lucky winners... When I think of making the world a softer place, for me it begins HERE, with Shannon Fabrics...Now tell me what's not to like...?



Who Won..?...


Congrats to...

Rosemary B here... you may recognize her signature....
well she visited everyone except for those none of us could leave comments with....Congrats Rosemary! 

1 winner, who left comments on all the blogs who participated, taking into account there were a few you could not...using the HONOUR SYSTEM, let us know here, you hopped with us these past couple of weeks..  




Linda at that other blog ( the one with the tumbling bowls) for just participating...yep, your name was chosen from over there...now to find your email....( please write me madamesamm@cogeo.ca, I will need your mailing address for Pellon and Shannon Fabrics) 

1 winner, all those who participated will be chosen by Random Generator, all those who posted their lovely bowls, and all those who are on our Pinterest Board.


Cherry won for her contribution and being chosen as top  2 for her day... She did the Christmas bowls in red green and black... Congrats Cherry 

1 winner, all those who were in our top 2 each day and honourable mention, you all have a chance to win as well. 


all of our ladies won the following..

Each winner will be sent a 60 x 60 batting in pure white called legacy by pellon
as well as  1/4 yd cuts of the whole dr seusss cuddle fabric.. ( shannon fabrics)
 







And if you too want to be part of future
blog hops we announce another every couple
of weeks. We are always at least 2 months ahead.

Presently, Wicked is still accepting YOU...

We have added 20 more seats....

 please contact
gracerose712@gmail.com
subject line.... I want to be Wicked! 

Our next blog hop is Dots on Dots...
and will be starting on September 10th. 
Corrie from Quilt Taffy will be managing
this hop...And my oh my is she witty~


Leave messages here for Carol
without her, well it would have been 
pretty tough going....
She sew matters to me, and I know
she matters to you~
She was gracious, organized, crafty,
did you see her last bowls?
Having Carol in all of our lives
well just makes it SWEETER!

THANK YOU to all who participated...
It was a worldly event...
WOW!



p.s duhhhh helps if I let you comment...
thanks Katie...x

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

How to applique an upside down child...( using a silicone sheet)



                                        There are no endings here..only new beginnings!

I am playing with dots...
Don't you just want to kiss that bare belly....

As you can see I am already working on a dot parade..
this is only 1 of many I plan on doing...
I finished my homework this morning....
very early this morning..

And I have the rest of the day well to ...
JUST PLAY?

Just wanted you to know even though we are not
HERE, we are here....

Ok, go back to regular programming..

SEE you Friday to announce the 3 winners 
of our Bowls with Borders Blog Hop..

my best


p.s  psssst  did anyone here how many Carol is making...? 

Quickly, I am going to do a tutorial on how to make a child like this..
a girl and boy...

But before I get it done...
Look at this..the price is right..and it makes doing appliqué
sew much easier...I am borrowing my neighbors..
I need one too..!
Sometimes we just need better TOOLS! 




Here is the link to Connecting Threads
Sponsor for our Leafs me Happy Blog hop...



Applique Pressing Sheet


Retail: $13.99  20% off
$11.19


The Applique Pressing Sheet will allow you to fuse your design together as one unit using your pattern underneath it as a guide. It's coated with Polyon, a non-stick surface. 5 year guarantee. FREE pattern included.
Measures 13" x 17"Item No. 80931




Ok, I knew this was going to happen...we have more boys on our blog than girls...ok, here you go..
TRACE this.. YOU can print this off on an regular sheet paper...



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step 3 


step 4 

step 5

click on photos if you want to see them larger.


step 6


LUNCH TIME...be back later.




Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tune in to our Dots on Dots Blog Hop....Sept 10-21st


I know you haven't even had some shut
eye and we are sharing with you our
next blog hop...

BEGINS SEPTEMBER 10-21ST 

Corrie from Quilt Taffy
will be managing this one and 
she will be YOUR cheerleader. 
If you don't know Corrie for her
quick wit, funny taffy stories,
great weekly giveaways.
Then check her out...you will
love her almost as much as we do..

I give Corrie all the credit  for edging me into
Quilting, I may have looked back
a couple of times...but not anymore...
She has been my cheerleader
from day 1. 

NOW who is PLAYING? 

I believe we have 90+ participants
who will be sharing their love of 
DOTS, yes, if you love DOTS
then you may want to check 
us out here on Sept 10- 21st.
We added 1 extra day to accommodate
more DOT lovers...

I placed the schedule top
button on your right...
It will link to her scheduled page..
If you need her, this is how you can connect..

corrie@quilttaffy.com


I have a couple sneak peaks
for you...





See you soon! 

We will  have you ALL seeing DOTS! 



 p.s. Why you should consider Blog Hops?

1. YOU are on a theme!
2. Keeps you focused.
3. YOU have tons of fun.

ohhh there are more, maybe
those who have participated
can add to this list...
go on...who's next? 





Final Day (16th) @ Bowls with Borders with Mdm Samm


Yes 16 days, ladies from all around the world, copied, traced, cut, sewed,
made a few choice explicative (s) thrown in and came together for this..
To create their own interpretation of bowls....

I stitched each one of your countries, I even added CAROL's name
in there, and bowls with borders all to remind me of you all
for a very long time...

Ohhh you want to see my interpretation...grab a coffee
or tea, you may be here awhile..

I chose this fabric, it was a very special gift from a very dear
lady. ( another dear cheerleader
you will all come to love in the very near future...)
 We have shared many words, and numbers and I thought
this was a perfect reminder of how I felt about this
 Bowls with Borders Event....
I have sew many mixed emotions, that they are countless..

 This is my photo for Pinterest!


I loved every part of it..

And remember this....

Imagine that...it all started with this one..


Ohhhh who is it for?

 the Jane from Jane's Fabrics and Quilts...

Yes I had it all packed and ready to ship  to her, sew she
would have it before our hop ended...
When I noted she said something on her blog
that she LOVED to see her "name  everywhere".

SEW what is one to do, I opened up the package
and stitched her name not on the back...
but the front!

I laughed as I stitched it because now she could
really tell everyone she made it...her name is on 
THE FRONT! lol

...ohhh that little pink thing..
that is a double stitched bowl, where I put
all the info about MY QUILT PRESENT 
to her...lol

I know, now you all do too...And Elaine
a dear friend of hers...if she tells you 
she made it ...YOU will know
I stitched it  and not Jane..lol

( Jane, I am just covering my bases here lol) 

Sew that is the story....a birthday gift that became
a present that was shared around the world..
NOW how special is that? 

Pretty special if you know Jane! 
( she owes me for this one) lol


Next one...

Oh and of course I wanted to make 
a special one for Carol, our hostess
with the mostest...

Now this another funny story.
 At the beginning of the hop, I asked her about
 her favourite fabric collections...
She shares "Christmas". Great I have this
bundle of Blitzen by Basic Grey...
It is a beautiful collection...

I make her this... remember me telling
you she loves Christmas right........


( first bowl is actually a pocket to put all the info, date, story in)

which she turned into....

This....extra pockets for Christmas cards
Absolutely brilliant!



Wow, I thought sew too... very clever idea...
and I would have made her that...( however...read below) lol

But wait there is more...We are conversing one day
and she tells me she LOVES purple and black
sew what is one to do -you ask?

Why= make her another....
Yep, after all she took on this double duty of a Bowl -A- Thon,
the least I could do was make bowls IN  her NOW- FAVOURITE COLORS..

And FYI ---BE THE CHANGE Carol, does not mean
change your mind after I have already made your 
special gift...lol ( laughing out loud) 



I am not even sure she has this yet, and I have not asked
in case she tells me she has new favourite colors lol

NOTE her name is on the cup...yep! 

And here is the thing- Carol made 5 sets of bowls...
Sew I had it in my mind to make 6...
But there was not enough time....
WHY? because I was too busy searching out for 
some purple and blacks...not my favourite colors
in my stash btw,...or I would have had 6 sets completed.. lol


But I did have time to make this....which I think means we are tied...
Dang it...explicative words...lol



I don't know anything that is more comforting than a pillow
that you can tuck behind your back, when you have been sewing for hours..
Sew this very special pillow is already mailed to a very special lady...

And by now I am sew done.....
It has been a great showing of bowls, thanks to all of you 
who participated...And to Carol and Regina, and OUR SPONSORS
thank you from the bottom of my heart....

Loved every moment...
Next year we will have another
project that I am pretty sure you 
will want to participate in...

For now...

I have 10 days off till our next blog hop..
Dots for Dots...
I wonder how many blocks Corrie has done? LOL



And I shared my day with all these lovely people..
( just in case you started at the bottom)

Now Carol you did start at the top of the list didn't you?


August 28th
Pam R.
Madame Samm ( yep this is me) 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Did you think I FORGOT? Bowls with Borders Blog hop Giveaway




I won, I won, I won! 

and our last day winners top 2 and
honourable mention..
Day 16....


Not surprising this lady would produce such a lovely set of bowls
the added flowers, gerberas of course. I am thinking this is
what they are, always have been a special flower for me..
This is striking in its completed setting..!


And this lady also brings along her striking chosen colours
her perfectly stacked bowls...her great quilting,
again a piece that I am sure is perfect for perhaps
her young quilter to be ..wink..


Honourable Mention..


And this lady there is no doubt, spent a great deal thinking about
her very artistic piece. It is wonderfully crafted! 
Certainly a OOAK modern piece...well done my dear!
oh and congrats on the new job!


I absolutely love this part of any of ou  blog hops...An opportunity to thank our sponsors...We can still have a blog hop without them..but it is far more fun with them...

 Pellon and Shannon Fabrics, they both are amazing companies..I first came to know Pellon in Canada for their wonder under, the best tracing, appliqué foundation paper on this planet...I have tried others, but hands down , 
I STICK with PELLON, you will too. They also make this amazing batting...AND 3 of you will have the opportunity to know what I am talking about... LOOK, you will each get (1) 60 x60 size batting, great for any throw quilt...
Their Legacy 100% Natural Cotton...it does not get any finer than this...
 Did I say 3 of you will have the opportunity to win....



  AND 

Each winner will also receive this collection of DR Seuss, 1/4 inch cuts WOF of all these fabrics to create a wonderful quilt for a son, nephew, daughter, niece, grandchild...OR if you are like me a DR SEUSS, lover...I think I would make it for me....lol Shannon FABRICS is a manufacturer of all the minky, cuddly, soft fabric...OHHHH my and it is wonderful to work with...if you take your time...lol Shannon Fabrics is giving us 3 of these for 3 lucky winners... When I think of making the world a softer place, for me it begins HERE, with Shannon Fabrics...Now tell me what's not to like...?



How can you win? 

1 winner, who left comments on all the blogs who participated, taking into account there were a few you could not...using the HONOUR SYSTEM, let us know here, you hopped with us these past couple of weeks..

1 winner, all those who participated will be chosen by Random Generator, all those who posted their lovely bowls, and all those who are on our Pinterest Board.

1 winner, all those who were in our top 2 each day and honourable mention, you all have a chance to win as well. 


Good Luck everyone... I am posting this today as I well aware we reached around the world in this blog hop and want you to be in our draws.... ( taking our world clocks into account)

Winners will be announced on FRIDAY of this week...August 31st...


3 winners will get a 60 x 60 batting in pure white called legacy by pellon
3 winners will also win 1/4 yd cuts of the whole dr seusss cuddle fabric.. ( shannon fabrics)








And if you too want to be part of future
blog hops we announce another every couple
of weeks. We are always at least 2 months ahead.

Presently, Wicked is still accepting YOU...
 please contact
gracerose712@gmail.com
subject line.... I want to be Wicked! 

Our next blog hop is Dots on Dots...
and will be starting on September 10th. 
Corrie from Quilt Taffy will be managing
this hop...And my oh my is she witty~


Leave messages here for Carol
without her, well it would have been 
pretty tough going....
She sew matters to me, and I know
she matters to you~
She was gracious, organized, crafty,
did you see her last bowls?
Having Carol in all of our lives
well just makes it SWEETER!

THANK YOU to all who participated...
It was a worldly event...
WOW!


winners will be announced 
late Friday!