Sunday, March 7, 2010

Chinese Auction and Amy's Passions BOM for March

Laura actually won these huge monthly blocks but passed them on to me...I am not really sure what I will be doing with them, but I love the March one so it is on my design wall now! Thanks Laura.
The first half of the auction I didn't win anything and was a little bummed but it was fun all the same. Then suddenly I started winning and won four separate auctions. (For those of you who don't know, a Chinese Auction is one where you put change in take out container and then if your number is drawn you win--if you choose not to put the fifty cents in and they call your number, you don't win and they draw another number). I went through the entire haul and this is what I kept...this is all punch needle stuff. I have never tried it before but thought I might eventually so I bagged it all together to save for a rainy day (and it is raining in AZ today, lol!).

I also won this already done quilt! It is made of flannel and is quilted. It is really long and comfortable! I love it! I am sure one of my boys will wind up with this one--Mac really loves flannel so it may be his soon!
I am already a counted cross stitcher and there were lots of patterns and even a complete kit for cross stitch in my stuff. I especially like the counted cross stitch that looks like quilts in the top left. I will be making that one for sure. I used to cross stitch ALOT when the kids were younger and have all I need to keep doing it, but go in spurts with projects lately. There is also a little Australia heart kit...I should mail that off to my Aussie buddy--or make it and send it off :)
There were also some cool quilting patterns and an embroidery pattern and needle holder as well as an OLD book which had some cool patterns in it that I could see using for quilting even though the book was for something else. Most of these went in the give away when I sign up to give away a prize on my online group someone else will get these patterns in hopes that it matches their tastes better than mine!

The only piece of fabric I won was this Halloween panel. It is cute and I am not sure what I will be doing with it..oh hey, you can see my freshly painted toes (I got a pedicure on Friday!).

Kathy cut up my Roundabout Schnibbles pattern and two of my Amy's Passions BOM I sewed up this Double Friendship Star Block first...went together fabulously. That red fabric was one I won from my NewQuiltingClub group awhile back and I am happy it went so well in with these!

This block was a little harder to do but not bad at all. This one is called Scrap Happy. I have eight of these BOM blocks done now...coming together quickly! Despite the rain, we are grilling out tonight...steak is marinating and sweet potatoes are in the oven. I was apparently in a cooking mood because I whipped up meatloaf for tomorrow night and put an extra one in the freezer.


Becky said...

I like that scrap happy block. Can I have a copy of the pattern?

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely little haul. Good job on the two blocks too

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Whew! That was a long post!!

Sadly, you just HAVE to rub it in already.....??? really???.....grilling??!?!?!? UGH! I'm so jealous!

Linda said...

Wow, you were busy! I love the Christmas quilt, that's definitely a keeper. Your blocks for Amy's BOM look great...Now, just call me dumb but I still don't understand the Chinese thing. This sounds like something my small group would like but could you email me and give me a little more directions. I'm not understanding when you put your money in, before or after and how do they know you put your money in...
my email is thanks so much, Linda