Monday, May 31, 2010

Beautiful Memorial Day

What an awesome day. We got karis her birthday bike, rearranged both girls' room, and I may have convinced my husband that the piano needs to come out of my art/quilting room!! I hope so. It is rather in my way and shelves there would be nice or, hey, maybe a design wall, a big one (I have a small one now).... Hmmmm. Didn't happen today, but hopefully in my near future!. Also made a wrapped roll basket and wrapped trivot to go with. I will be posting pictures soon. Now I am off to work on the pink quilt, the more I work on it, the closer it is to being finished, yeah! Happy quilting!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day

Seems to be a perfect weekend to be working on this pink memory quilt. It is halfway quilted already (gotta love those smaller quilts!). I might get some more time to work on it today inbetween kid things. Worked in the garden this morning and loved listening to all the birds. I did not realize that there were birds that made sounds like baby puppies, drove our dog crazy :). I feel blessed today as well as I got my AQS magazine AND Quilting Arts magazine, happy day!!! Whatever you plan on doing this weekend, enjoy and happy quilting!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Yeah AQS!!!

I just found out that I won the blog of the week through AQS, Thank you!!! I loooove getting their magazine and drooling (I mean, ummm, dreaming) over the wonderful quilts inside. Today I am working on hand quilting the very pink quilt. It is the fun part, bringing texture and design to the quilt top. I will post a picture as soon as I am done. Todays picture is of a quilt I made for my old church. It was a lot of fun to do and I have a few more in my head I have not made yet. Off to start lunch for the little guys, happy quilting all!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

new bowl

Here is another one of my wrapped bowls. This one was a lot of fun due to the fabric choice. It is a striped batik fabric with added yarn and a button for flare. I am sitting here helping a sick child whilst dreaming of working on the wrapped laundry basket I would like to try and make. Sigh, now off to more cuddles and reassurances. Happy quilting all!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hoffman Challenge

Well, here is my finished Hoffman Challenge. I am not totally in love with it, I feel that the sky color is wrong, but it was interesting to work on. I probably will not do another one of these with fusible web, but stick to hand applique. I love the ladies dresses though! If you sent a Hoffman challenge in, goodluck to you and happy quilting!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Pink quilt update

Still working on a very very very pink quilt. It is for a friend who lost her sister. She is a gymnastics coach and so I had all the girls sign it as well as her family. Her favorite color is pink and it has been fun to work on, just, ummm, pink :) I included a picture that is not related at all. It is a picture of one of my kid classes, what fun. Happy quilting!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bag fun

This is a close up of the inside of a fabric wrapped bag, choosing the fabric can make the design sooo much fun!!! Loove the addiction of fabric wrapping! Have fun quilting!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday is pancake day

Just finished helping at my girls school, made 120 pancakes. I think I am tired of breakfast food for a while... Came home and immediately went into my quilt room and worked on the very pink quilt. I actually am getting quite excited as piece by piece it is coming together, yeah! I can't wait to start hand quilting it. While I was in there I ran across an old project I finished, that is the picture. It was originally a torn and tattered and literally falling apart quilt, I cut what was usable and made it into something new. It was fun to "save the past" and put it into present use.

Tip of the day. When threading your needle, keep your needle up and put your pressor (or is it pressure?) foot down. It will help keep the tension you need to thread it (especially if you have a threader helper on your machine. Happy quilting!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

fabric wrapping

Here is a picture of some of the fun things I made for my fabric wrapping class I am teaching soon. The tea cup was a lot of fun to make. To go with it is the bread bowl and sugar bowl with lid :) I think everyone should make some of these, very addicting!

Beautiful Saturday

What a perfect day to do yard work, play with kids, shop, clean and of course, plan the attack on the next phase of the very very pink quilt I am working on for a friend of mine. Got all the signature blocks signed and now the fun begins to start putting it all together. Maybe I can sneak in some time tonight inbetween laundry folding and reading stories to the kids...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday is exercise day

Been trying to stay in the clothes I own so i started an exercise regime. Going to be hard this morning though, as I am very close to finishing a part of a quilt I am working on and I just want to finish it! I only have about 3 hours free today so exercise and then straight into the quilt room :) I know I have done something right when I get stories from my girls on how they have quilts they want to make (not me :O)) and they dreamed in "quiltland". How cute! Off to feed the dog and dream, happy quilting!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday already???

Here I am in the middle of the week with chores to do and, you guessed it, I want to go quilt, and not just on the project that needs my immediate attention, but to go dabble and play. I have some wool yarn my friend gave me and I would like to try and dye it, not a clue how, but it should be messy and fun, sooo, probably not happening today. Here in a few minutes I am off to help serve lunch at my girls school, very loud but good times. I did learn something new yesterday while watching a show by Alex and Ricky. Pull what you are sewing out the back of your machine when you are done so the thread does not bend your quilting needle when getting ready to clip, huh, who would have thought. Off to let the dog in now, happy quilting!