Monday, January 30, 2012
I want to thank all of you for the great comments this last week. You guys are amazing! You've given me a dozen great ideas and fanned a few flames I can assure you. The postage stamp quilt numerous people mentioned has always been a dream of mine. Fifteen or more years ago Countryliving had a postage stamp quilt in one of their spreads and to this day I remember and want one exactly like it. I couldn't find the picture on their website or I would show it to you.
One lady asked about my Mexican Star quilt and here is a picture of it. She's doing one herself and I told her mine turned out great and was a lot of fun to do.
It is actually sewn up the middle now but the most picture is on my phone and my son is quietly playing games so I'm not messing that up. Tomorrow I'll post the pattern I used to make mine if you're interested. It's really fast and easy but I think it makes a huge statement.
I really appreciate you guys taking the time to answer my questions. I've really enjoyed everything you've had to say. I'll be doing another giveaway next week so keep dropping by and telling me what you think!
Friday, January 27, 2012
|A few of my projects from 2011
Thursday, January 26, 2012
|Parquet in Kaffe Fasset
|Kaleidoscope in Curio
|La Jolie Maison in Paris Apartment
|The Neighborhood in Hometown
|Flower Power in Pink Fig fabric
|Farmhouse Wall Hanging in Indian Summer
|Farmhouse Quilt in Indian Summer
|Redwork Romance in Redwork Rennaisance
|Mini Merry Go Round in Sew Cherry
Question of the day: What is your fabric line of fabric out right now?
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Here are three friendship blocks I worked hard on last night. So far I've found the whole friendship block exchange a little difficult because it's hard to guess what someone else would choose looking at your own fabric choices. I know which way I'd go with these things but I really had to go out of my way to do it differently than I would have for myself.
This circle one was very easy because she provided a template, picture and the fabric for the circles. She specifically wanted the Adorn Line that we have at Seasons of Home and I think it'll be a super cute quilt.
Here are the three blocks pre-sewing. I think I could do more on the snowmen, but I don't want to go too far.
Now for the questions of the day, what quilt would you like to do if you have 12 other hands to help you? and if you don't have a specific quilt, what theme would you choose?
I had actually already done a snowman block for one of the contributors. It was very simple with a blue background, a plain white snowman and a snowflake, very Scandinavian if you know what I mean. The lackluster reception and another contributor's block that got rave reviews meant I had to go back to the drawing board and I produced the top block which I think will work into the quilt she had envisaged. True story.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
For another chance to win tell me what animal you would like to applique on a quilt. And don't forget to become a follower, make sure you leave a comment about that for an extra entry in the drawing.
Now I'm off to the quilter!
Monday, January 23, 2012
Here is my first giveaway! Anna Griffon's beautiful quilting cottons could be yours!
Here is a fat quarter bundle of wonderful fabrics that are sure to inspire you to make something fabulous.
This giveaway will be awarded to one lucky winner next Monday and everyday there will be a question to comment on to enter you for another chance to win.
Today you have two chances to enter, 1st- become a follower of this blog and if you are already a follower leave that in a comment. 2nd- make a post on your own blog about this giveaway or go to a quilting blog you follow and post a comment there with this information.
Remember that your email address needs to be in your information so I can contact you WHEN you WIN.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Piece 'N Quilt for quilting.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I just got back from California and had quite a welcome. My Amaryllis bloomed! Love it!
This week I'm looking forward to finishing American Jane's bucket quilt. This will be a small quilt when it's finished with pinwheels around the outside.
Each bucket has a cute nursery rhyme or bug fussy cut. It's going to be really cute.