Sunday, February 15, 2015

Giveaway Winner & Baby News!

Congrats to Cheryl 
She is the winner of my giveaway from the Grow Your Blog Party!
She won these randomly sized pieces of fabric:

Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by my blog during the party and for all of those sweet comments.  I am going to try my best to respond to each and every one of might take a little while, but I'll eventually get them all done.  ;)

Some of you guys have been asking about my baby...
please welcome Baby C (as she will be referred to from this point forward).
I was in labor for a grand total of 23 hours and my epidural did not take. (sigh)
She was SO worth every bit of time and pain.

Since giving birth, I have not had a ton of time to quilt or really do anything extremely crafty.  Most of my time has been taken up by washing bottles, changing wet diapers and just playing around with my sweet baby.  

We are finally starting to get in a daily groove so I have started to slowly ease myself back into quilting.  Remember that Feelin' Foxy quilt that I started in 2014 and never finished...well, I have brought it out of storage and I am determined to finish it.  

When I put it away, all I had was the triangles sewn together.

Each cute little fox now has eyes and a nose.

I do not have much more to do to this quilt before it is ready for the batting and to be quilted.  
I can't wait to have my first 2015 finish!!!

I hope that you all had a great Valentine's Day yesterday and a great start to the new year!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow Your Blog 2015 & GIVEAWAY!


My name is Brittany and I am a somewhat newbie quilter learning the ropes.  I began quilting in October 2013 after attending a local Quiltfest, and I have fallen head over heels in LOVE with it ever since.  I have always loved to blog and I thought that it would be a great way to showcase my creative side and also to connect with other crafty people around the world.  To give a little background information on me, I am a Young Adult Librarian in a public library in Arkansas.  I absolutely LOVE my job, but in my spare time I enjoy sewing and teaching myself new quilting techniques.  I enjoy spending my days off roaming around the local fabric stores in search of amazing new fabrics (and other awesome stuff).  If you want to see the quilts I have created thus far, please visit the "Finished Quilts" tab at the top of the page or follow the link (this link contains both finished quilts as well as works-in-progress quilts).  If you are interested in other crafts stuff, you can visit my "Crafty Stuff" tab to see other random creations that I have made over the years.  I also LOVE photography, so if you are interested in seeing my photographs, click on "PQ Photography" and check out my random pictures.

As a special thanks to you all for visiting my blog.....
I am hosting a GIVEAWAY!

(1) person will win (5) *randomly sized* pieces 
of fabric in fun and colorful prints!

Now for the rules: 
You do not have to follow my blog to be able to enter this giveaway.
(I appreciate all of my followers, so if you choose to follow me....THANK YOU!)  
You do not need to have a blog to enter the giveaway.
You can live anywhere in the world to enter.  I will ship items anywhere.

All you have to do to be entered into the drawing for this wonderful prize is leave me a comment on this post telling me the one song that you can hear on the radio that really makes you stop and think, or reminds you of something from the past.  Along with your comment (in the same post), please leave your e-mail address if you are a no-reply blogger or do not have a blog.

To answer my own giveaway question: Every time I hear "I Go Back" by Kenny Chesney it reminds me of the good times that I had in high school with friends and how times flies, life overall changes, and friends come and go.  
You can listen to it by clicking on the video above, if you want to.  :)

The winner of the giveaway will be announced on Sunday, February 15th.
***Winner will also be notified via e-mail, so be sure that I have it!***

2 Bags Full

I would like to give a big THANK YOU to Vicki over at the 2 Bags Full blog for hosting such an amazing blog party!
She put in so much time to create such a wonderful event for all of us!

I hope that you have enjoyed visiting my blog.

Please e-mail (or leave a comment below) with quilting/crafting suggestions, comments, or a simple hello.

Y'all come back now, ya-hear!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Picklesquilting Instagram!

You can now follow me on Instagram!
To follow: Click on the Instagram icon on the right side bar or click the logo below.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sewing Complete for 2014

As per the title of this post, I am completely done sewing for the 2014 year!  I can't believe that the year has flown by so quickly and that Christmas is in just a few days...not to mention the new year!  Wow!  My last goals for the year were to finish up some more nursing pads and make my dad a fleece blanket for Christmas.  Below you will find pictures of my last two sewing ventures for the year as well as a few extra Christmas presents (wreaths) that my mother and I made for family members.

Fleece blanket for my dad for Christmas (burgundy & tan)

Pink Polka-Dot Nursing Pads

 Mesh teal, burgundy and chevron wreath for my aunt

Mesh burgundy, brown and leopard wreath for my grandmother

Happy end of the year creating!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

My Quilt Goals for 2015

Last year I made a HUGE list of all of the quilts that I wanted to get done in 2014.  You can find that post HERE if you want to look back at it.  Let's just say that hardly anything on that list actually got done.  Who knew that just a few short months after that post I would find out that I was expecting.  Between work, pregnancy and all of the other things that come with life....I just haven't had the time to do everything I wanted to do on that list.

So here are my *hopefully* more do-able quilting goals for 2015.  
I imagine that I will look back in one year at this post and laugh at my optimism, but here we go!

1.) Christmas Quilt for Mom (Fall Leaves Quilt)
2.) Christmas Quilt for Dad (Indian motorcycle pixel quilt)
3.) Christmas Quilt for Husband (Razorbacks quilt)
4.) Christmas Quilt for Baby
5.) Finally get around to quilting the Mario quilt
6.) Finish/Quilt the "Foxy Triangles" quilt
7.) Finish my ABC quilt
8.) Start a Snoopy pixel quilt
9.) Make a NASCAR quilt for the racing season!

And this is not going to really be a "goal" of mine this coming year, but I would LOVE to start looking at the dreaded Double Wedding Ring quilt.  Even as I type the name it still intimidates me. (haha)
My favorite quilts that I have FINISHED this year:

Quilt for my grandparents.  Finished in February 2014

Beary Pink Bear Quilt for Merritt's 2nd Birthday.
Finished in February 2014.

Look out 2015!  My goals are set and I am ready to go...just as soon as I have this baby.  ;)

Friday, December 5, 2014

More Homemade Christmas Presents

I have been very busy trying to get everything prepared for Christmas and trying to get everything ready for my sweet baby due to arrive VERY soon.  Here are the last three framed fabrics that I made for some of my family members for Christmas.  Also, I am still working on the fleece blanket for my dad. It is coming along nicely and I should (hopefully) have it done in a week or so.

Dachshund Fabric Cut-Out Framed for Aunt Charlene

 "H" Family Monogram for my grandparents
(Possibly the coolest fabric ever since it has old war planes on it!)

"H" Family Monogram for my Aunt & Uncle

Red & Tan Fleece Blanket for my Dad
(Only 4 rows in.  It will look better when it is finished and the fringe is all cut!)

Baby Update:
I am 35 weeks and 4 days along and my baby is the size of a coconut.

Happy Thursday!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving & Pumpkin Bread Recipe


Want to try out a new recipe today?  
Try my Pumpkin Bread!