Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pink and Blue Baby Quilt (Fassett and Paganelli together) and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!



A new fun quilt just finished ...this one is for my Etsy shop.  The pink fabric is from Kaffe Fassett called Scarlet Stencil, the blue is Jennifer Paganelli's Royal Amy Dot Stripe from the Bell Bottom Collection and the border is Debbie Mumm.  The back is pink flannel.  I just love the two fabrics together.




Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The star is done!


Kevin's Lone Star is pieced!  YEAH!!  Now for the borders and the backing.  I have some neat plans for the back of the quilt!  Don't go back to work until Tuesday night so I am trying to make the most of it.  Here are some more pics of Dale playing in the snow.  He played for another couple of hours in the snow today!
 

I know I left the bone here somewhere! 


Saturday, December 19, 2009

East Coast Blizzard


So far we have about 15 inches!  Amazing....it doesn't usually snow like this in December.  Usually we get the big ones in February or March.  This is my favorite pic, Dale with all the snow stuck under him after playing in the snow for an hour.  I had to rinse is undercoat in the bathtub to melt the snow balls!  Now, back to sewing and some hot chocolate! 

Kevin with his pony!  It sticks out in the snow!


Friday, December 18, 2009

Last minute projects


My mom and I have 6 purses to get done by next week for 6 little girls!  Here is the start of them.  They just have to be put together and add the straps.  The outside is strip pieced and the quilted onto the lining and then the inside pocket was added.  I will post the finished pics when we are all done!



Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Check out my points!

What do you think?  Working on the Lone Star quilt today and hopefully all the way through Saturday night when I go back to work.  It is supposed to be a Christmas gift for hubby, we will see!  Here is the first attempt at my first diamond, the first of eight.  How do you think my points match?  I think I did pretty good for my first time at this technique.  Thanks Jan Krentz for the DVD to help me learn how to do these.  I think she would be proud of me, LOL!!




Thursday, December 10, 2009

Changed my mind


I like this one best as demonstrated in the design mirror.

I don't like this one as much as the red center.  This one the diamond is rotated with the red as the outside point. 
I think I am going with the first picture, what do you think? 

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Quilt for hubby continued


This is my fabric mock up and how it will look on the dark versus the lighter fabric.  I like the diamond on the dark best. 

Above is a fabric mock up of my diamond cut and glued to the diamond.

Above is the first set of strips to get started

This is a xerox of the fabric mock up to see if I like them together.  The color is a little yellow on the xerox but when I hold it up to a design mirror, I was very happy with them.

If you remember here is the fabric I had to work with and why it is the color orange.....to honor his favorite Grabber Orange Mustang and his favorite type of quilt, the Lone Star or Texas Star quilt. 


Well, I better get going, I have lots of work to do before Christmas! 


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

And the winner is...

Congratulations to Pat from A Little of This and a Little of Pat who won the Doll Quilt Giveaway. 

I picked her by using the Random.org generator.  She is a very interesting lady and her blog is one that I follow.  Thanks to everyone for the support and helping me build my following.  It is so much fun to get comments and encouraging words from fellow artists.  I also enjoy reading everyone's posts and getting so many ideas.   Here is to a wonderful holiday where everyone is safe and sound, happy and healthy! 



Gorgeous Giveaway!


Lara over at http://www.piewacketblog.com/ is having this wonderful giveaway.  The artist is Stephanie Jullock and she has a gorgeous collection called the Luna Collection.  Hurry contest ends midnight on the 14th!  WOW!!!

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