Monday, January 31, 2011

Cooked Goose?

Well, not quite. 

But I do have some flying geese for you!! 

Head on over to Moda Bake Shop to see my newest full photo tutorial!! 

Not only that, Leah is kitting up this quilt for me and guess what!!??

THE Kate Spain designed a quilt label to go in those kits! How freaking awesome is that??!!

So want the kit? Click HERE to go grab it up! :D

Thanks Leah!!!

Thanks Kate!!!

You both rock!!! Seriously! :D

Much Love!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

You Might Be A Redneck If...

you have to hang your newly made "catch all" bag by the light to take a photo of it. :D

Viewfinder fabric is Ruby Star Rising by Melody Miller and the teal is a quilters linen from Robert Kaufman!

But so's still cute and now I have my very own bag to throw all my crap in on my way the the office each morning. :D

I really really really need to get more of this viewfinder fabric!! It's a dream to work with and it's adorable to boot! :), I don't have a pattern or link to a tutorial for this. It's just a mish mash of several tutorials that I found over the past few months.  Sorry! Film In the Fridge has  a really cute one though, that inspired this one! 

Much Love!!!

P.S. Does anyone else notice my plenitude of emoticons? I mean...there's at least 3 right up there *looks up*... I may have a problem.... 12 step program maybe? LOL! ;)  <---oops!

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Remember when I told you about this? 

Well soon after that I received a whole lotta this...

Look at that divine fabric!! Well, it should be divine...since it's called Sweet Divinity. =)

So anyway, I've been playing around with it all weekend and I have a special tutorial coming up for you! It's scheduled right now to post on February 4th so keep your eyes out!

In the mean are a few sneak peeks! I just love this line! So sweet...

Odyssey is giving it her seal of approval. :)

I hope everyone is having a happy weekend!!

Much Love!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Pillow Talk 4 Excitement!!!

Y'all have heard of me talk about the Pillow Talk Swap over on Flickr, yes?  You also know of that saying that goes, "good things come to those who wait"? 

{{sorry I need a break to go jump up and down and squeal again.........brb}}


Ok....sorry about that. Trying to contain my excitement enough to write this post!! Wanna know why??!! 

Ok, lemme tell ya since you've gone and twisted my arm all up ... hee hee!

Let me introduce you to Ryan of Ryan Walsh Quilts. He is an uber cool dude and he quilts and stuff! Click over there on his name and spend some time {{hours}} over on his blog looking at all the fun stuff he has made! He has some really great projects and tutorials too! But before you go.....

LOOKIE WHAT HE SENT ME FOR PILLOW TALK 4!!!!! {{breathes in a bag....}}

My son came toodling in after school with a big ole box in his hands. I saw the return address and snatched the box very nicely from my kid! I knew...I knew what was in it because just a few days ago Ryan posted this on his blog....

Pillow Talk Swap 4 - Sneak

I felt like a kid in a candy store!!  

This is what I pulled out of the box... {{squeals!}}
First a yummy chocolate bar!!! Mmmmm!!! 

Then look at this adorable turtle puppet!! Hahahhaah!!! Totally cute and I was so giggling!

Oh...and THEN he included some stationary in the Hope Valley line print!! {{swoon!}}

Oh...and then....oh be still my heart....look at all those hexies and that pebble quilting!!!! He even cut out a turtle from the fabric and stitched it down!! O. M. G!!!! In NEPTUNE none the less!!! {{faints.....}}

Ryan you are one amazing dude and quilter!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE, did I say LOVE my pillow!!??!! Well just in case you still question it...I LOVE IT!!!! { No Julie, you can't have it, sorry love! ;) }

You hit the nail on the head with me and I will cherish this pillow forevah and evah! Someday I'll give you a big ole hug for it in person!! Thank you doesn't seem like it's enough to say, but thank you, from the bottom of my heart! <3

Much Love!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I'm A Guest Blogger!!

So one day, a long long time ago (ok ok...not so long ago but...) I received a very flattering email asking me if I'd like to be a guest blogger.

How on Earth do you say no to someone who shelops (yes it's a word!) you with every bit of sweetness possible? Well, you don't, nor would I have even if I didn't get shelopped! (Yes, I still say that is a! 

You are wondering who, what, where, and when, right? Well I'm soooooo glad you asked! 

Who: Stash Manicure!!! (jumping up and down here) :) 

What: My Angel Pillow that I've gotten numerous requests to do a tutorial for!
Angel Pillow on It's Way

only using these yummy fabrics this time!!
4 Patch Pillow Tutorial

Where: See the "Who" part..heehee! Or you can click HERE to go straight to my tutorial posted there! 

When: Now...go go go go go now!! :D 

Dear Madame Samm...if you are reading this...thank you so much for inviting me to guest post on your wonderful blog!! I am totally tickled pink, and purple, and blue, and red and every other color of the rainbow. Seriously! Thanks! 

Everyone else....I hope you enjoy the tutorial!! Please remember to share your pillows in my Flickr Pool!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tidbit Tuesday #35

Before I get to the tidbit for today, I just want to shout out a BIG thank you to those of you who have submitted tips to me!! They are a HUGE help because I surely cannot think of them all and I know we all have tips that make sewing easier and more fun!! So THANK YOU!! 

If I haven't posted yours yet, don't fret. I will. Promise! 

If you happen to have tips, please send them to me at with the subject line reading TIPS and I will feature them here and give you all the credit! :D

Today's tip was sent to me by Wendy from Why Knot? who saw it in a newsletter from The Quilt Bear Quilt Shop!

To go to the newsletter, click HERE

I am going to admit a less than smart thing here, but I'm ok with that and why not give you all a chuckle, right? 

When I first read this I was like, "huh? what do you do after you cut the top off?". 

After I blankly stared at the photo for about 10 minutes I finally realized that after you cut the top off of the smaller put it INSIDE the larger one. That way it will fit on your spool holder! Genius!

I don't have a serger (pouts) and that is my excuse for my lameness. ;) 

Hope this helps some of you!!! Thanks Wendy for a great tip!!! you remember this pillow?
Angel Pillow on It's Way

Yes? No? Well either way, come back tomorrow for a bit of a surprise...hee hee :D

Much Love!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Wow!! Lot's and lot's of you love Kate Spain too!! Especially Central Park!! Keep your eye out here on the 31st for a surprise! :D 

So want winners, right? Are you sure? Really? I mean I could talk about my kittens or my dogs or my kids or any number of things if you'd prefer...

No...oh..well...alright you wish... ;)

Winner #1 - Fandango Charm Pack

My friend pulled this number...
Which belongs to...

Winner #2 - Fandango Jelly Roll

Which belongs to ...

Winner #3 - Verna Jelly Roll
Which belongs to...

Congratulations everyone!!! Please email me with your full names and snail mail address so I can get these out to you!! 

Oh, in case you think I can't see right...I know that winner number 212 and 219 show up above as 12 and 19 but my number counter only counts up to 200 per page so these ladies were on page two, which technically adds 200 to their number. Clear as mud? Just want you to know it was fair and I wasn't messed up in the head....then again that is debatable...hee hee :D

Much Love!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


photo courtesy of

If you didn't know, I'm a Packer fan, through and through!

Still excited that we beat the Bears!! Let alone the won the Championship and now we are headed to the SUPERBOWL BABY!!!!!

Someone pinch me!

OUCH!! Hey...I was only kidding ;)

Two weeks....two weeks and we are going to kick some Steeler (or maybe Jets - game not over yet) butts! Woo Hoo!!!

Ok...just had to get that out of my system!!

Go PACK!!!

Much Love!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday!

A year ago today, Freckled Whimsy came to be. 

I can't believe it's been that long already! I mean, I've blogged long before then, but to know a year has went by already is crazy! 

One thing I can say is that I can see I've come a long way from a year ago and can only hope to continue growing! 

To celebrate how far I've come and to celebrate all of you for taking the journey with me, I want to do a give away! Yay!!! 

I have three prizes!! Wanna know what they are? 

Kate Spain is one of my favourite fabric designers so it only seems fit to give away some of her stuff! :) 

First up is a Fandango Charm Pack...

Second up is a Fandango Jelly Roll!! :)

Last but not least, a Verna Jelly Roll!! 

How to enter:

1.  Leave me a comment telling me who your favourite fabric designer is and which line.

2.  Follow my blog and leave me a comment telling me that you do. If you already follow my blog, just leave me a comment telling me you do.

3.  Blog about my giveaway and leave me a comment telling me you did.

Only three comments per person please.

Giveaway will close on Monday January 24th at 6pm. I will draw a winner using soon after that! :)

Good luck!

Much Love!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Brag Wall #1

My grandma used to have one of these. Tons of photos in frames of all her kids and grand-kids all compiled on one wall. She had bragging rights and she wanted to show them off. 

That's what I want to do here today, of sorts. 

I love writing tutorials for all of you but the fun part comes in when I see that someone has made a project from one of my tutorials! I get warm fuzzies every time!! I also love to see my patterns made up in different fabrics! It can give it a completely different look! :) 

So today I'm bragging about YOU! 

Below you will find photos of projects completed from my tutorials! Woo Hoo!! Just click on the photo to take you to the crafters page. :)
Eleanor's quilt
random reflections (2)

Random Reflection ~ Oh My Dog

Caribbean Reflections

Charm Pack Quilt Along

"Random Reflections" Quilt Top
Freckled Whimsy QAL
Charm Square Quilt Along


Random Reflections

Christmas Box

CPQA Quilt front

Random Reflections quilt

Charm Pack QA

random reflections quilt moda bake shop

Christmas pillowcase

Finished top charmpack quilt along

Random Reflection ~ Figgy Pudding

Tranquility Top 1

Flowers for Carol with Carol

Baby Quilt

Blush quilt finished

Random Reflections Quilt

Fruitcake Is Finished!

Random Reflections quilt

UFO # 4 Figgy charm quilt along

Charm Pack Quiltalong


Lollipop Boxed In Quilt

Night Stars front
Stained Glass front

Pocket Full of Pinwheels in Parisville

Random Reflections

Freckled whimsy Quiltalong


I also have this buddy who likes to make quilts from my tutorials too, but she doesn't have a Flickr or a blog and I want to brag her up too cuz, well, she's special in more ways than one. :D

Thank you so all of you!! 

If I somehow missed you, please add your photo to my Flickr Pool HERE so I can include you on my next brag wall!

Much Love!!!
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