Sunday, June 27, 2010

Quilt Show

This weekend I went to the Shipshewana Quilt show with two friends.  It was a really good time.  Amazing how time truly flies when you are having fun!  I thought I would show a few of the quilts.  I love the colors used in the above quilt.

This quilt I found really interesting because whereas I loved the quilt from far away, when I got closer to the quilt, I really disliked the fabrics used, and my thoughts on the quilt totally changed.  So my friends and I thought we should perhaps swap 'ugly' fabrics and see what we can do with them!  I think my addiction to fabric may be a little over the top since fabric choices often determine my 'love' for a quilt.  Am I alone in this?

I love all the half square triangles in this quilt.  And I really appreciate all the work that went into the border.
This quilt came away as my inspiration quilt.  I decided then and there this is the kind of pattern I want to do with some vintage fabrics I bought last year that were already cut into squares.  Below is a sampling of the squares I have in a shoe box I would like to use in a similar quilt.
Anyone have any vintage fabrics they care to contribute/swap for the cause?

And lastly, I joined another PIF.  Not that I am done with the last PIF I am doing, but I just couldn't resist when Kelly offered a PIF on her blog.  Do I have any takers?  Three takers? Anyone?  Anyone?  I'll let you know up front, my PIF will be of the button cover hair ties/magnets variety!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Quilter's Dozen block

Marie is making a disappearing 9 patch for her grandmother and asked us to all contribute a block using reproduction prints...Im debating whether the black, although a 30's repro, sticks out a little too much...

the block finished at 12 inches...although the directions called for it to finish at 12.5...Marie gave us all a shout out to let us know the directions are in error and they should finish at 12...whew...i got her note about 10 minutes after finishing my block...luckily i was too busy taking a picture to think of measuring the block and then freaking out about the wrong size!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Trimmed With Love

Here are my two submissions for Melissa's contest Trimmed With Love at Lilac Lane.

I'm making some fabric covered button hair ties for an upcoming craft show and am entirely addicted to making these!  I look at fabrics differently right now, analysing whether I think it would make a good button or not!

And for my mothers birthday...a ric rac embellished hand towel for her vintage camping trailer.  I'm not sure how vintage this towel looks, well, I know it is not at all...but she loves ric rac...and it is trimmed with love, after all!

 So don't waste any time, hop on over to Melissa's fun blog and add your items that have been trimmed with love to be eligible for some really great prizes!