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Sunday, July 20, 2014

100, 100, 100 (with giveaway)

I am 100% back and this is my 100th post!!
So we should celebrate with a 100 squares giveaway!
These are the rules:
- to participate in the giveaway you have to link a post of your blog on my MOP Monday linky party (at the end of this post)
- each link added will give you one entry
- links must belong to a specific range of dates (I will post exactly the date range in each post, for example in this post I will count entries with dates from July 15 to July 22, included)
- the standard MOP Monday opening/closing time applies (the collection usually opens on Sat or Sun and is open until next Tue 12:05 pm EST)
- you can link more than one blog post (as long as it is in the range of the current week)
- the giveaway will be running for 4 MOP Mondays and the winner will be announced in the post on Aug 16 or 17
- I reserve the right to delete non-relevant links and/or exclude them from the count in the giveaway
- following my blog and commenting on other links is not required, but is greatly appreciated!!
- the prize are the 100 charm squares pictured above. Not all prints are shown and they belong to different charm packs and/or random fabric from my stash

And now, for My Own Progress:

-- MOP: The list --
1. As You Wish - no progress
2. Rainbow Starburst - no progress
3. Tea Towel challenge and PPV BOM - second July block done! (see below)
4. Alice in Wonderland quilt - no progress
5. Happy Halloween wall hanging - no progress
6. Topolino quilt - no progress (progress last week)
7. Blocks for Summer of Stitches (FiS) - one block done!! (see below)
8. College Days Blog Hop blocks - no progress
9. Crazy optical illusion - no progress
10. Reversible sewing machine cover - one block done but embroidery missing, printed next block
11. Iron board cover - DOOOONE (see below)

-- MOP: This week new blocks --
This is the second version of my July block from the PPV BOM.

As usual, I couldn't follow exactly the instruction for the iron board cover because the original design called for 8 fabric, but I couldn't narrow down my choice to 8 :) It was already hard to pick the 10 I used... so I reduced the size of the rows to include more variety and this is what I have now in my sewing room...

Two of my great helpers are also in the picture (Hokie-Dokie and Pumpkin... Hokie-Dokie holds my sewing essentials, that otherwise will get lost every 5 minutes, Pumpkin was just walking by to do a quality check on my new cover: it has been approved :) )
I just looooove the "bold fabric-colorful rainbow" style of my new ironing board!! And it was pretty easy to do (the hardest part was to put it on actually ;) )
And now, last, but not least, Jennifer is running a Summer of Stitches (on Fandom in Stitches) that encourages people to keep stitching and submitting new designs all summer long!

Few weeks ago, the theme was "I <3 books" and as soon as this theme was out, a giant project just appear in my mind! :) It is a long-term project that probably is going to take years to finish... but one block at the time, I will get there!! And I will share it here with you.

Books for me means Stephen King... I have an insane passion for all of his book and I read my first SK book when I was 9 (yes, I don't think that was exactly age appropriate, but I grew up pretty well anyway I believe). Between 9 and 12 I think I read about 50 of his books. I was going to the library with my mom and since SK books obviously were in the "Grown up" section where I couldn't go by myself, I "used" my mom to get there and to check out his books (but I was generous with my mom... I was used to tell her: you are allowed to take ONE book for yourself on your library card... the other 3 of your card are mine ;) and they were all SK).
So as soon as the theme "I <3 books" was out, I pictured a giant quilt with all (or many) of SK book covers and quotes!! :) So the first one in this long journey is not technically my favorite book, but it was one of the easiest covers, so I decided to start with this! So here IT is! :)

Pattern available on "The SK project" page
And now, link YOUR own progresses below!!
Links for the giveaway: dated between July 15 and July 22 (included)
Rules for the linky party:
1. You can link finished projects or WIP at any stage! Every step is worth sharing
   (A journey of thousand miles is made of single steps)!

2. Link to your specific post to make it easier for others to read about your progress!
3. Spread the word and post my button or a text link (code for the button on the side bar)
4. Comment on other links!! It's always good to support each other every step of the way!! :)


  1. The top of my iron board need to be changed too. Good idea you give us! Will try it soon.

  2. Brilliant giveaway idea to get more involvement! Love it and your ironing board cover is great ...I need to update mine badly.

  3. Cute ironing board cover. And I, too, loved Stephen King and read lots of his books when I was a kid. One of my all-time favorites is still The Stand. My paperback copy is falling apart but I try to read it every few years.

  4. Awesome! I've been doodling a similar quilt for years using old NES game covers. Most of them are pixel like so it would be very pixel quilty.

    I suspect we would have a lot in common. I read everything King and Koontz I could all through my childhood and I so love sword and the stone. Mimm is one of my favorite bad guys ever. HORRIBLE WHOLESOME SUNSHINE!!!! :)

  5. I'm visiting from Needle & Thread Thursday...I love your IT cover block! I'm a huge Stephen King fan too and IT was my first King novel. It's not technically my favorite either (that spot is reserved for the Stand), but IT will always hold a special place in my heart.


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