Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Can I Quilt With You?

A secret we have been keeping is that a mother squirrel has taken up housekeeping very near our home and one of the little ones has decided to take up quilting. When Vince and I went into my quilting room this evening, this is what we saw through the window. He or she, not sure, posed for numerous pictures. While I was unable to turn off the flash, we still got some great photos of our little friend.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pay It Forward

I got this wonderful idea from another one of my favorite blogs. We have heard about paying if forward. I loved the movie and I have done it in the line at McDonalds once or twice. Now a chance to do it on my quiliting blog. If you are willing to start the chain of random acts of kindness in our world and promise to pay it foward, this blog post is for you. I will "pay it forward" to the first three people who comment on this post. I will send you something I have made with special kindness. You must then post this idea on your blog and continue the chain reaction. What a wonderful way to get through this economic slump. Our own quilters stimulus plan.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter sewing

We got together on Good Friday and quilted up a storm. It was so much fun and much productive work was completed. We had Saturday Sampler and got our new block for the month. A tree in our "Favorite Things". I was inspired to make a couple of gifts for Easter after that. I won the fat quarter in the small bag on the left that I designed. I also designed the "egg mat". It really quilted on the machine nicely.

Seams So Great!!!

Also, if you love blogs like I do, hurry over to http://aquiltinglife.blogspot.com/ and read about Sherri's 100th post on her blog and her giveaway. This world of learning from other bloggers is a wonderful thing. It is really a beautiful bag.

Monday, April 6, 2009

I Sew Love the Snow

Really do believe it is April and the song talks about showers but I thought it was suppose to be rain, not snow. Oh well, that just means more time inside and so I sew. I have some pictures to post of projects that I have been working on.
Allison has some friends who are having babies so we decided to make some "boutique burp-ups". That is what I am calling them. Rectangles about 18 inches by 11 inches made of beautiful fabric on one side and some organic cotton fleece on the other. I order the fleece from Very Baby http://verybaby.com/ and I can get 10 burp-ups from a yard of it. I washed it before I quilted because it warned of shrinkage. I am using some Amy Butler prints that are quite charming. I will mail six of them to Allison in the Easter package. I also made the boys their Easter placemats from some cute bunny fabric.
I made a bag today out of some fat quarters I picked up at Heavenly Patchwork while in Minnesota http://www.heavenlypatchworkquiltshop.com/. The pattern was in one of my recent magazines. I just made it smaller. I love the big buttons that are in bright colors.
I am designing another quilt. It will be predominately blue but will have a rainbow color arrangement from corner to opposite corner. I have the pattern arranged, now just need to gather the fabrics and begin to make the simple half triangle blocks.