Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stash project of the Month

Do you see that cute button on the side bar?  the top one.  Stash project of the Month.  Jennie and Clara have a fun blog, great projects, and great incentive to link up each month with a project you are working using your stash.  I was lucky enough to win last month on their blog for linking up the Valentine's Dolls I made my kids.
They sent me this sweet stack of fat quarters, fun, huh?

Well I plan to link up again this month (hurry only 2 days left to link up!!) with this project for decorating our house for spring.
Please disregard the trains sitting on the mantel...I'm lazy about house keeping.  But isn't the bunting cute?  I love Sandi Henderson's Henna Garden print.  In every color!!  I'd like to pick up a few more colors so I can make another one of these buntings for Colette's bedroom in different colors...wish it came in purple! 
I think Henna Garden is one of the prettiest fabrics out there!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

AIDS raffle quilt

I'm dropping the quilt off tomorrow to the long arm quilter!  I am excited to see this one quilted.  If you don't see your cross block...rest assured, it is probably on the back(or in the corners I cut off when taking the picture!).  I tried really hard to use every single block I received!  Thanks again to everyone who helped me make this quilt!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Just One Star

Have you heard the news? Moda is spearheading a great effort to make 100 quilts in 100 days!  but not just any quilts...Quilts Of Valor!
Read more about the initiative HERE.

Above is my block ... I did sign it as the directions request...and mailed it this afternoon. 
Feels good to help out.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bee blocks

This month for A Dozen Quilters Hollie asked us to do some courthouse steps blocks.
She asked that we use orange, gray, and blue...I hope she likes what I put together.
I might make a few more...but solid prints ONLY.  I love this block.

And to squeeze in a tiny bit more sewing time this afternoon I gave Colette the camera and she busied herself with taking a few pictures...the ones of me have been deleted, but this was a favorite picture she took of my desk:

And a big thank you for the red cross blocks I received over the past few days.  I called my LQS about quilting it for me and Julie said she would do it for FREE since it is a fundraiser!!!
She also told me the shop is closing in May.  BOO HISS.  She wants to concentrate on her family and I can't think of a better reason to close shop...but still I will be said to see a local quilt shop close.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Kids Quilt

This weekend I finished my kids quilt for Camp Watcha Wanna Do.

It feels great to have it done early...due by June guild meeting...

I wanted to try my hand at an orange/aqua combination and I really do like it.
For the binding I wanted to NOT play it safe.  some Flickr friends suggested I think beyond the blue or orange options and ultimately...I let my daughter decide between an orange, blue, or green binding.

It doesn't "pop" as much as I would have liked...but I think it does do a fine job and keeps the quilt gender neutral...

I was really really really inspired by Carla's Anniversary Crosses quilt.  And I can't wait to now begin putting the top together for the AIDS Fundraiser quilt!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thank you and Welcome

I want to Welcome everyone stopping by from Sew We Quilt @ Stash Manicure! It was a nice surprise to wake up this morning to lots of comments and ideas!!

And I wanted to thank all my regular readers, bee ladies, and Flickr friends for the support you have given me to make this AIDS Walk quilt for the fundraiser!  You can read HERE about my project if you might be interested in donating a cross block!

My kids are helping me with the layout of the blocks...I think we might be playing with these for a few days.