Friday, May 10, 2013
As soon as I saw this book I knew I wanted to do a sew-along. I've never joined in on any others
because I was afraid I wouldn't follow through. But this time is different- it's TULA! I quickly contacted my friend Julie or Jaybird quilts to see if she wanted to do it with me. She was all in but told me she'd already seen buttons for a sew-along with this book. So I contacted Sara of Sew Sweetness and she really is so sweet. She agreed to let Julie and I join in their parade to present the sew-along. Joining us is also Gina of Ginapina and Kim of My GoGo Life. Not only am I excited to sew the blocks in this book, but I'm super excited to be associating with these fabulous ladies!
So, wanna Tula-Along with us?
Visit SewSweetness for all the details HERE!!!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
In the midst of market-prep I snuck away for an exciting event. Elizabeth Hartman from Oh Fransson! was our guest at the SLMQG . There was no way I was going to miss it! And I'm sure glad I didn't. Here's a few of my favorite phone pics fro the evening!
Elizabeth is cute and always moving when she talks (like me!) I had a hard time getting a pic without her arms a blurr or her mouth in the middle of a twisted word.
I love this pod quilt. Gorgeous color!
She brought a couple pillow forms she's made and talked a bit about piecing letters and applique.
My favorite. :o)
Such a cute pillow! I want!
And another close up. I can't resist those "E's" ;o)
This quilt is GORGEOUS!
and I LOVE the back.
Even though this quilt is called Owl Eyes it looks like Sukie is holding her nose to stinky hard boiled eggs. :o)
This quilt is anything but stinky. Look at this close up!
My picture is actually of the back. You should see the front. :o)
I love these...trees. Mountains? whatever they are they're fun!
The back can be a quilt of it's own. LOVE!
Check out the woodgrain quilting. Elizabeth does all her own quilting on a domestic machine.
And the blurry back (sorry!) This quilt is FABULOUS!
A few years ago I tried playing around with this idea. I could never come up with a way to execute it. Elizabeth did an AMAZING job with this quilt.
Most of the quilts Elizabeth showed are from this book. You can go HERE to order a copy for yourself. I lucked out and WON a copy at our guild meeting. :o)
Ok, now I have to get back to work.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
I can't believe my baby is 8!
This girl definitely keeps us on our toes.
She can be so sweet and loving one minute
and turn on a dime to be the complete opposite.
She is so very creative. I can't wait to see what her life brings.
Its hard to believe that just a few short years ago she was this cute curly haired girl.
I love you Paris!!!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I've been sewing some Improv Stars lately. I LOVE this block! It goes together so quick and easy and the best part is that you don't have to worry about lining up those points. ;o)
I can't remember if I've ever really played with batiks before. Most of the quilts I've seen with them haven't really been my style. But then I saw these and decided to give them a chance.
Guess what!? I much like working with batiks. Especially these ones with their fun, bright colors. And the designs- they're so fresh and new.
I haven't quilted a quilt in a long time. I really need to find more time to sew and quilt for fun. :o)
When I started to put this quilt together I decided I wanted to quilt it. I echoed inside each of the stars criss-crossing the center. The quilting is very "organic" because of the wonkiness of each star but it adds character. I matched thread to each star so I wasn't able to get a pic that showed it well. I quilted a "broken glass" motif in the white space. It looks amazing!
My favorite part of this quilt is going to come as a shocker to those of you that know me--- the BINDING!!! I know! It's like "who are you and what have you done with the Crazy Old Lady!?"
Halfway through the quilting I got an idea and decided to follow through with it.
Do you see it? I pieced together strips of the batik fabrics for the binding to mimic the rainbow flow of the stars.
I! LOVE! IT!