Sunday, July 31, 2011

This hansome dude is my oldest son Hunter. He's modeling his sister Bethany's new dance bag. We saw a baby quilt in a magazine with this super cute owl on it & decided to make a hybrid of that pattern and the bag pattern I just got. Hunter drew the owl for me because the original was really big. Such a good boy :P The fabrics were found on my recent trip to Paducah. It doesn't show very well, but, my friend Pat Boker helped locate the stripe on the owl's belly at Eleanor Burn's shop. Now I have lots of leftovers to do something else later.

I've been planning this State Flowers quilt for so long, I don't remember when I started thinking about it. I've had several customers come in with their finished blocks trying to match fabric to them. So, I decided to match my blocks to the fabric before I even got started.

Originally, I wanted the blocks to be on a black background so that the thread color really pops off of it. Then I started thinking about how much work it was going to be to trace all those flowers on to black fabric. So, I found the yellow gingham instead :) I saw a really cute cross-stitch sample at Mom & Me Forever that used a lavender gingham background and LOVED the look. We'll see if it turns out, or not.

Since I apparently agreed to go camping with the family:( I thought I should get these prepped to take along if I need to.
We've also got a trip to Minnesota coming up at some point.
Last but not least, my lastest pin cushion. Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream, anyone?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Busy, busy week for a fabric addict!

I'm calling this my Pride & Prejudice quilt. The colors are really similar to the Bennett house in my favorite movie. The bird fabric & some of the coordinates were a gift from my Secret Pal :D I can't wait to find out if she knew that I already had the flower fabric or if it was a happy accident! I was also able to use several of the tools that my Secret Pal from last year gave me. It's great to have friends! (I can't figure out how to format the text & pictures to go where I want them.)

We had the Christmas in July sale at Sweet Annie's this week. And, this is what happens when you send me to a quilt shop everyday for a week...

It's been Christmas in July in more ways than one. My oldest son, Hunter, is restoring a '61 Chevy Apache truck. For Christmas, we got him the wood to re-do the truck bed. We needed to have someone who knew what they were doing finish the wood. Rich's co-worker did a beautiful job! So, I made a Navy quilt for him as a Thank You.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Civil War Block of the Week


I've been having a great time making these 8" blocks. One for every week in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Pincushion Mania

Hamburger Pincushion/ Needle Wallet
Chocolate cake from "Let Them Eat Cake".
A blueberry pie from Chitter Chatter Designs for my friend Pat, who drove me to Padukah for the first time!

Getting Started

All right, I learned to blog this morning from Dana Doerfler! That woman knows everything! So, let's see what happens. The plan is to keep my quilting projects organized & hopefully follow all my friends' blogs at the same time. It will probably take awhile to get up and going.