Rusty Crow Primitives

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bear's Paw Quilt Block 12 inch - I love scrap quilts.

I was unable to find a 12 1/2 bear's paw quilt block pattern that was not paper pieced.  I played with blocks and half square triangles until I was successful. (For someone who quilts as much as I do you would think I like math, NOT)We now have a 12 1/2 inch bear paw block. I'll post the cutting directions later. I'm excited to get going on it, this is going to be a nice block for a table runner. Did I say I hate math?
One thing about saving all my scraps, I have a variety of fabric colors to choose from.
 Hey, with a yard of fabric running $11 and $12 you save the scraps. I've been known to use the back side if the color is better on the back. The front cost the same as a back. Did you know that?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sew Southern Quilts is giving away a mini quilt and stand.

Are you a quilt lover like me? I don't care what size it is I can find a use for it. I am going to give away one of  my little Clothesline Quilts to a lucky winner!!
All you have to do is leave  me a comment to this post and you will be entered in a chance to win this Mini Quilt and Quilt Stand. (  I love these little clothesline quilts) Please see the Contest Rules below.

 Not required but I would love to know when you post:

· Do you decorate with watering cans full of red and white flowers; do you decorate your picnic table like you would in your home dining room by using fun table runners or do your greet your friends, family and neighbors with flags and door banners? Share with me your ideas, I love to decorate and display things I love.
· Do you prefer burgundies and navies or are you a bight blues and reds decorator?
I hope you continue to follow me and enjoy all the new things to come in the remainder of this year. I have so many new ideas for fall and winter to add to my shop on ETSY. Please stop by and visit me and take time to look around. My shop is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Contest Rules:

1.) Since I will mail the prize, the contest is restricted to people within the continental United States.

2.) Contest ends at midnight Friday June 28th, 2013

3.) There will be a random drawing Friday June 28th, 2013 from those that have left comments on this post between 6/18/2013 and 6/28/2013. The winner will be notified by on the post.

4.) The winner has to respond by Monday July 1, 2013 with their contact information for prize delivery or else the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner chosen from the entries.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

New Wall Hangings, Quilt Show and soooo much more this week.

Boy has it ever been a busy last couple of weeks. Too much to go into but I am working hard on new items for the shop. I belong to a wonderful quilt guild in the area, Piecemakers Quilt Guild and oh my, you would not believe the talented women in this group. They are wonderful about sharing ideas and techniques and have many years of experience. Some are published authors of books and patterns and others are qualified teachers. If you don’t belong to a guild now, find one in your area and join; girlfriends are awesome and we learn so much about each other. This week was our show and it was so successful. I worked two days of the show and to walk around and see so many different types of quilts is such an inspiration. I love it!!  I have so many ideas for new wall hangings and table runners; here is a peek at what is to come.
Awesome Civil War Quilts, Applique and always FABRIC!!

See, I really am working!! Coming soon to my shop!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

UFO Update: The Patio is in....

Update on Mr's UFO (my ufo)
The hole is dug, the sand is shoveled and he laid the rock; now to let it settle. (We are good at this part) Now the big discussion is what to set the rock in, concrete, polymeric sand, patio sand (we have 2 ½ tons of that) it is a shame it’s not the kind I use in my thread catchers. Just kidding….  Now for the landscaping around it…. How about a fire pit? Oh, I guess that’s not landscaping. Okay..

 I even received a bonus when I started this project; Mr. also put my cast iron hand pump out for me. Look, he put a water pump in it also. He is such a sweetheart.
I just had to share pics of the Iris this year, they are so beautiful. Take time to enjoy a beautiful spring day and all the beautiful things around us.