Wednesday, January 27, 2010

store sample

Sorry for my disappearing act...I've been busy, but I wanted to show you what I have been working on.  I have been chosen to make a store sample for a quilt shop.  I have been making this fabulous sewing basket with cotton piping and Bali pops fabrics.  After re-reading the directions numerous times, I sat down and got started Sunday night and it's been fun.  Been wrapping fabric and listening to a book on cd.  my little slice of heaven the past few nights!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

color wheel continues

I got my zig zag quilt back today from the quilter.  variagated thread with a large stipple.  very nice, and every inexpensive.  Again, the theme for the charity quilt this year is "wild one" so I hope this fits the bill.  Not sure what I will do for the binding yet...any suggestions?      And it has also led me to think about Hugo's color wheel quilt...the pattern shows the wheel on white background but maybe a gray would be nice too?   This is Kona Coal I think...but what about Kona local quilt shop has it on sale right now for $4.50 yard...

So work continues on the color wheel quilt.  I have started cutting some pieces although I am not sure that all 52 pieces I have laid out are keepers.  It still feels like progress.

And as mentioned, my quilt shop has a good sale right now...hundreds of bolts for $6...I got a little bit of some solids for my upcoming bee month (March for both bees I participate in!!)  and a few dots that I just love.

Thanks for the comments in my previous post, it is so nice to know I am not alone!

Monday, January 11, 2010

color wheel

Hi anyone actually there??
anyway, wanted to post a picture of my color wheel quilt in progress.  wanting some more flea market fancy for this quilt, but I honestly think it will be fantastic with or without those fabrics.
do you suppose I can add a few gray prints?  i just love Denyse Schmidts new Hope Valley so much, I can't bear to leave my favorite prints out!
And it does not surprise me to see my purple section is really lacking substance...must keep looking for purple.  and seeing this picture makes me think I need to boost the red section too.

any advice from the peanut gallery??

Sunday, January 10, 2010

My wild star

Another bee block complete.  This one is for Gayly, from my bee A Dozen Quilters.  Gayly overbought the bright fabric online and wants to make a quilt for her past exchange student.  She asked for a star block, and well, I coudln't stray too far from the liberated star I did the other night...I really like the freedom of this block...Hope you like it Gayly!

Friday, January 8, 2010

January bee block

This month for the Bee Balm online quilting bee we were asked to make a liberated star.  Elaine sent the white fabric (that  inconviently blends into my design wall..aka batting pinned to my wall).  And she simply asked us to use our own fabric for the center and star points.

I loved making this block...seriously considering asking the members of my other bee to do this for me in March.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I found it!

I had already started a post to show my kid's it is!! 
and also in the picture is our laser level I used to cut off the points!  That was my husbands idea!
The quilt is folded in 4th right now, so when I get it back I will have a much better pic to share!

Cancer is Sew done

Hi everyone and Happy New Year!

I have been working on a few things around here.

My local quilt guild requires we all donate a quilt for charity.  Our charity is Camp Whatch Wanna Do...for children with cancer...I love doing this quilt and this year...I am done 6 months early!  Yippee!
One of our guild members generously offered to quilt a limited number of quilts for a nominal fee and I am happy to report I was able to take advantage of this deal.
I quickly took a picture before bagging the quilt up to give to my quilter......
ok, well...I just looked for the picture, and I can't find it.  so sorry.  It is a zig zag quilt using a tutorial at Crazy Mom Quilts.  Will post picture when i get it back.

On a similar note, I have also joined an online quilting bee called Cancer is Sew done.  I will be making a few blocks every three months that will be made into quilts to be sold as fundraisers for cancer research etc.  Im not very eloquent, so please follow the link and see if it is something you would like to get involved in too!

Im also working on a color wheel quilt for my son's twin bed.  It's been fun tearing out fabrics to find the right combination.  Im using the pattern found in Joelle Hoverson's book Last Minute Quilted + Patchwork Gifts.  Her quilt uses some fabrics from Denyse Schmidt's line of Flea Market Fancy, which I love and have next to NONE of, so that led me to a few swap groups on flickr. 

Our furnace quit working 4 days ago and it's been sewing area is an ice box, even with a space heater, so I have taken the time to pull out fabrics to swap on flickr and pull out fabrics for Hugo's quilt.  It's been fun really.  Although I find the swapping  addictive!  but I knew that already!  :)

OK, I can't post again without a picture, and since I can't find my zig zag quilt pic, I'll leave you with a picture of Coco and Hugo before Christmas Eve girl doesn't like wearing dresses but she relented this evening...just for me.