Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Time is really flying by.  It is almost time for the Paducah Quilt Show in KY.  Oh, Boy!!! 

It starts on Wednesday and runs through Saturday.   (April 23rd - 26th).  Oh, and I am going!!!
  Leaving early Wednesday morning with some of my friends.  We are making a day of it and I can't wait. (can you tell)

I do hope everyone had a great Easter. We have no little ones around our house anymore.  (Our grandsons are in the state of Washington, but we did get to talk to them.)  I remember when I was little,painting eggs on Saturday and having an egg hunt with the neighbor kids.  Then getting all dressed up on Sunday morning (oh, and getting yelled at cause I still had stain on my fingers, lol)  Oh, and remember getting the little colored chicks??

I seen this on Facebook and just had to share you.

But on another note it is sad to say that the What is your "Super Power"?  hop is over.  Thank you so much, Pauline and Madame Samm for all your hard work in bringing this all together.  I had so much fun.  We have so many talented, crafty people out there, don't we? (In case you have missed any, you can go to either of their sites for the full schedule.)

While checking everyone's Super Power, I was asked to make a quilt for my future daughter-in-law.  She wanted me to make her father a flannel quilt for his Birthday.  She wanted it in Black Bears for collects anything with Black Bears.  So I called a shop up in Alaska.  They had all kinds of Black Bear prints( plus many other wild animal prints).  I got two panels of Black Bears, green pine trees, and then mini Bear paw prints.  I made all my blocks 10 inches square, fussy cutting the Black Bear printed panel.  Then machine quilted an all over Oak Leaf print.

OK, I am sure you are all wondering which names were chosen for my giveaway.  Again, I want to thank  Cathy Dettlaff  for her generious gifts.  (If you haven't gone to her E-Bay store yet.  Please do.  She has some really great products at terrific prices.  And let me add that she will ship whatever you order, same day.)  

 So without further ado:

For the1/2 yard cut of Candy Fabric.....


The Winner is:    Heidi  of  Banks of Frog Creek....

And the 1 yard of Thermore Ultra Thin Batting......


The Winner is.......Casey  in Canada.

CONGRATULATIONS   to BOTH of you.....I will be sending an e-mail to you shortly to verify your winnings.

Now, I must get some things finished and get ready for the Quilt Show....


To get special designed quilts or to see my gallery, check out my site at: http://janesquilting.com

Sunday, April 13, 2014

So...What is YOUR Super Power??

What is your Super Power? It is the second day of this fun hop and it is my day to show my Super Powers.

I want to thank Madame Samm and Pauline Francis for all coming up with this hop idea.  It sure got everyones juices flowing, I am sure.  Also for all their hard work putting it all together.

I can tell you what others "Super Power's" are, or what I feel they are, with no problem....but mine?  Actually, that is another story.  I thought and thought about this one.

1.  I love to quilt
2.  I love to design my own quilts, even if it is a design I seen, I must make it "me".
3.  I love to draw and make my own applique
4.  I love to add embroidery or other embellishments to my applique.

(I made this last fall, 62" X 62")

5.  I love to make things fun, to bring a smile to others
6.  I love to cook and try new recipes.
7.  I love to bake and get creative.
8.  I also am one to be neat.  When we got married I was always teased by my in-laws, "everything in it's proper place".  But my husband grew to like it fast.

I had a problem on my hands..... I  never thought I had any Super Powers.  I am just plain Jane. It is funny how you can see so much in others but not yourself.  So, I got my family involved with this one.  Then my husband came up with my addiction to "Chocolate".


I drew what I wanted, traced it onto off white fabric and got out my Crayola Crayons.

After I colored it in (which I can say that is not my super power for sure.  I always had problems staying in the lines.)  I pressed it in the fabric and then got out my embroidery floss.

Oh, it is coming along now.....
 for the "Super Power" I used three threads, 2 black and 1 orange.

Oh he is coming along now....


Then I found this Great Shop on E-Bay and purchased this cute fabric:

I got just enough to use as a top and bottom boarder.  
I was afraid to add to much for I didn't want to take away from my chocolate fellow.

After quilted, it ended up like this:

Ha, Ha, who would have thought anything less of an old "Hershey" Worker.

Well, now that you have seen mine...lets go see all the other "Super Powers"
that are being shown today.....


  Don't stop there
You definitely don't want to miss the rest...




Hay, I got a giveaway this time....First, let me tell you about this Great shop I found on e-bay.  I spoke to the owner, Cathy Dettlaff  numerous times.  She has all different designs of fabric, the unique patterns to make your project pop!  She has the coolest batting, it is really thin.  Perfect for table toppers, wall hangings, etc.  I love it!!!  She also has all kinds of notions and books.  

Best part is that she has given me a 1/2 yard cut of the candy print to giveaway:

To make it more fun....she also gave me a pack of her batting (35" X 46")

SO.... There will be 2 .... yes,  2 .....   names picked, one for the fabric and one for the batting.

To enter:

1.   All you need to do is leave me a comment.  Which item would you like?  (I hope you are a follower but if not, that is OK too.)

2.   For a second entry, (if you wish), go to Cathy store on E-Bay, let me know what you liked best.  Oh, if you wish, I am sure she would love to hear from you also.  

On Tuesday, April 22nd, I am going to announce two winners. As you know, I do use Random.org and I am honest as to which it picks.  SO PLEASE... MAKE SURE I CAN CONTACT YOU!

Until then...


To get special designed quilts or to see my gallery, check out my site at: http://janesquilting.com

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

It's Coming, It's Coming!!!

It's coming...what you may ask?  Well, Summer, the Easter Bunny, etc.

But most of all a Wedding!!!

We are all excited, our son and his fiance decided to get married this summer.... YEAH!!   I am ecstatic!

Oh, that is not all that is coming....

This hop is very different.  Everyone will be showing off their Super Powers.  Pease don't miss it.

Starts on Friday...for a full schedule go to Pauline at Quilt and Queen

Hope to see you all there.  Until then, oh I am going to go help a bride find that special Wedding Gown.

To get special designed quilts or to see my gallery, check out my site at: http://janesquilting.com