Thursday, September 15, 2011

One laid out..

Got one plotted and piece picked out! Tomorrow I sew!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Got My Idea's Ready for the SWAP

Well, I worked out my pattern for the "Halloween" Themed Swap. I pretty much knew what I was going to do for the "Anything Goes".

GUESS WHAT!! My son home came last night from being at his grandparents and helping take care of them since being released from the hospital and- AND- he found my camera charger!! YEA!! I have not been able to take a picture of anything for over three weeks because I couldn't find it. I pulled a mission impossible on him and asked him... if he chose to accept the mission- to find my charger. FIVE minutes later.... wallah ~

So I will at least be able to take some pictures of progress and not have to use my phone to do it.. it takes ok..but its a phone camera.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Halloween Inspiration


Source: via amanda on Pinterest


Help us raise money for Vanya's trip home to us! Thank you for all you do!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Birds of a Feather ~ Quilt back and front

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rainbow Single Shape Swap

Well... I have just about finished my second swap partners quilt. It is for the Rainbow Single Shape swap.

This is my very first try at prairie points and they turned out pretty good! I just have to put the backing on the quilt and maybe some embellishments and we are ready to ship these babies to their new home!!

Here is a peek at the front.

Everything went ok putting it together. The top was pretty easy going. I have enough pieces left over to do 2-3 more ~ So it looks like my husbands mom will get one and I will send one to my sister.
My prairie point corners were ok- considering.
I love this fabric I got. I bought it on Ebay about a year ago and just knew I was going to use it to do the rainbow theme. It has been sitting in a drawer since the day I got it. This was the right project for it.
This is the corner that just wouldn't line up. My measuring (cough cough "eyeballing" ) must have gone amiss somewhere.. I wonder how ;)

To finish the quilt nicely - I am going to cut the backing and then sew a seem around and heat and bond to the back. I will put a very thin batting between as I don't expect to quilt this much. We will see. The quilting always leaves me guessing on what to do that will add something to the quilt- not take away.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Swap Update

Well, made some progress on my second swap partners mini yesterday. I am going to finish it- but honestly I am not feeling it. This single shape rainbow thing is harder than I planned.

I wanted to move away from traditional shapes ( stars, blocks and circles ) for the sake of easy and try to make something a little more interesting- but it seems so plain- or simple- which is the idea but it just is not looking as planned. I want to move out the box so bad.

I see a ton of flying geese coming our way with this swap- I think I will go look for some more inspiration and try again.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Swap Update

For my partner jm1122 ( Jodie )

I am on pins and needles. I hope my partner is going to like this quilt! The binding went a little crazy- I have a bum finger right now and I am trying to work around that and things are a little more "simple" than I like where the binding is concerned- but that is how the ball bounces. Less pressure for you Jodie!! :)

Bum finger- was lifting weights with my husband and ended up with a hand pinched between the barbell and the cradle. OUCH!!!!!! It is going to be sore for a week or so but nothing was broke! Thank Goodness!

Quilt Angel Looking Over Me :)

Quilt Swap Stop !!

This July and August I will be working on my two Quilt Swaps that I signed up for!

I have two great partners!

jm1122 · from Flickr has made some awesome quilts. Here are a few thumbnails of her quilts and quilt-like projects:

I love birds.. birdhouses.. and picture quilts and this mini quilt is so darn cute! I love the colors and feeling of this mini.

Little dogs and hexagon! What a cute idea!

And again BIRDS :)) on a hanger! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Now don't get me wrong. I love birds but I love a LOT of other things. Like colors and unusual shapes. None squared quilts are a real blast! People who really think outside the box and I adore the traditional quilt designs.

PecksPieces · from Flickr has made some truly awe inspiring quilts. Here are a few thumbnails of her quilts:

I LOVE TEA AND TEAPOTS!! Toooo TOOOT! This is so gorgeous! The colors are just wonderful and the 3 dimensional aspect is wonderful!

There is fabric origami on this one- another favorite of mine! OUT OF THIS WORLD!

This has to be one of the most striking quilts I have seen- EVER. When I saw it, I was stopped in my tracks and just stared at it. I love painting and artwork and this is like a painting! It is breath-taking!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Canton Village Quilt Works

ITS A GIVE AWAY!!! Please visit Just a Guy Who Quilters or Canto Village Quilt Works for details on how to win a wonderful bundle of Kona Fabrics! I am a huge fan of Kona and have entered myself! Good Luck all!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Green Fairy Quilts: Giveaway Giveaway!!! Plus - all Fat Quarter Bundles 25% off!!

Green Fairy Quilts: Giveaway Giveaway!!! Plus - all Fat Quarter Bundles 25% off!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Got my blog hooked up on the IPhone!!

Well what a nice little app! I can now blog on IPhone. Yea. New post coming soon!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sew A Tote in an Evening

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mug Rug Progress

So clearly I changed

Ahhhh the life of a quilter. I guess I should just be thrilled I am this far.

Going to try and get some quilting done on it tomorrow and then bound and out the door by the end of the week. YEA!! A finished project!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ideas for my partners mug rug!!

Well, I have been looking around at some idea's for the Mug Rug Swap. I want to make something pretty special. Since who I am giving my creations too is not the person I am getting my swap from- I can post here all my sneak peaks and idea's.

This inspiration I found is where I think I am going to go with mine. No a exact replica but I have some really great fabric that would go with this "country" type theme and then the other is going to be a patriotic theme rug.

(example from Abyquilt Blog )

I hope it will be well received!

Muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuug RUG!!!

I got my swap information today!! 

I am sooooooo excited!

I am putting my purses away and getting started right away!

Oh yeah- and I was a poet and didn't know it

My swap receiver lives in Connecticut. What lovely country.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Three Purses on the Table!

Well, I am currently working on three purses! I love them all and can't decide which one I am gonna finish first!

My daughter took my camera with her on her retreat for church and my camera got broken! I am so bummed. It was a find! We got it at Alde's for 50.00 and it was a really excellent camera. Took awesome video's too!

Anyway- enough whining! I am going to be doing a mug rug swap here coming soon! Hopefully I will have a camera where I can post some pictures- As you can tell.... I am a little obsessive about the picture

Back to the purses - One is a quilt motif print... the other is a music theme for my daughter and the last is a notebook tote. I aim to have at least one before the week is over!
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