Sunday, September 21, 2014

Pink Block Challenge Items

I'm still unpacking from my week at the Utah Quilt Fest, so I'll have pictures of my creations later.

Last year, I took part of the "Save the Boo-bies" block challenge and made these two different blocks for the Utah Quilt Fest:

BabcoUnlimited.blogspot.com - Pink Block Challenge, Flower Quilt Block

I even won 3rd place Viewer's Choice for the flower block on the left last year. Ya-hoo!

The Fundraiser works by selling a challenge fabric. Each person then makes a 12" finished block of their choice using that fabric. The blocks are then made into items to sell. They make money from selling the fabric and from selling the finished products. Funds raised go to support a women's hospital in Southern Utah.

This year, I was too busy to make a new block for this year's challenge. BUT, I did get to see what they made with my blocks from last year. It was so fun to know I made part of it. 

My flower block was incorporated into a quilt with several other blocks.
BabcoUnlimited.blogspot.com - Pink Block Challenge, Flower Quilt Block



My starburst block was made into a messenger bag. I LOVED this. I was so tempted to bid on it.
BabcoUnlimited.blogspot.com - Pink Block Challenge, Flower Quilt Block


It was so fun to see what was made with last year's blocks and to feel like I really contributed. It made me smile to see my blocks made into a quilt and bag and feel like I am helping raise money for a worthy cause. 

It has motivated me to make sure I participate again next year. 

Linked up with Anything Goes Monday here.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Getting Ready for Quilt Fest

I'm making up for months of no sewing by going away for 4 days to the Utah Quilt Fest. I don't feel ready at all, and still have a few things I need to pick up before I leave on Tuesday. However, I did spend a few hours on Saturday trying to get everything I needed for my classes packed. 

BabcoUnlimited.blogspot.com - Getting Ready for Quilt Retreat

I'm excited for the classes I've signed up for.


  • Dresden Plate
  • Invisible Appliqué
  • Hand Quilting
  • Slippers
  • Cathedral Windows by Machine (it's on my Quilty Bucket List)
  • All Machine Binding


I'll have lots of pictures next week.

Friday, September 12, 2014

House for Sale


I know I haven't posted anything in a while. The last 2 months has been spent cleaning, fixing, packing, purging, etc. getting our home ready to sell. Included in that time was finishing the great room in our basement. The good news 11 days after listing the house we have an offer. Hopefully, everything will go through. *crosses fingers*

With all that has been going on, I have neglected my sewing. I have barely touched my sewing machine.

But no more! Next week I leave for Utah Quilt Fest. Four and half days of quilting, classes, trunk shows, luncheons, lectures, and fun. I am so not ready, I have so much to do do get ready. And I need to hurry because I leave Tuesday morning. Eek!
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