Friday, December 18, 2009
GIVEAWAY! My first blog giveaway! I asked the ORBQA group for help with ideas for Christmas gifts for my four small grandsons and received so many terriffic suggestions that I couldn't begin to make them all this year. I loved the idea of making "man" wallets for the boys to hold some gift cards that they could use after Christmas! I poured over the internet for wallet tutorials and took my favorite bits and pieces from each one to put together this "boys wallets". I chose fabrics for each one that I thought they would love and began to sew! I kind of got carried away and made 6 wallets and I only have four grandsons! What to do! How about giving away two of the wallets? Up for grabs is the baseball wallet that you see here and another boys print!I'll also include two fat quarters of fun novelty prints to make your own! The BYU wallet is for my oldest grandson who is an avid BYU football fan and another grandson loves camouflage and gets the animal wallet. Just leave a comments and tell me what about your favorite internet tutorial. Would anyone be interested in a tutorial for the boys wallet? Just let me know and I'll post it (after Christmas). THanks again to everyone who took the time to give me so many suggestions that will be used I'm sure this year for birthdays and for next Christmas when I plan a little further ahead!
The giveaway will close at midnight MST December 22nd. I will draw a name a post the winners on Decmeber 23rd.
AND THE WINNERS ARE: The random generator picked numbers 1 and 4! As soon as I have your mailing address I will get your wallet and fat quarters off to you! I will do a tutorial for the wallets after Christmas! Have a Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Well, I finally finished the blocks for this bento block quilt. I decided to use some of the yellow and white and black and white prints for the sahing instead of a solid color. Added the sashing so that it made a step design around the blocks with a final border of white and black polka dots. I just wanted it to be fun and keep the random feel of the blocks. Now have 13 unquilted quilt tops! I better get another one made quickly.....(good thing I'm not superstitious!)
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
This is the square in a square block in the red barn quilt along making wonky log cabins! I decided to add these blocks to some blocks I have been making up following some tutorials I have wanted to try, but didn't want to commit to a full quilt of each of the blocks. I'm using the same collection of fabrics for all of the tutorial and wonky blocks. Once I add the sashing I hope that I will have an interesting quilt. I have made 9 of the wonky log cabin blocks for the quilt and plan to use them as kind of a "tie everything together" block. You can see some of the quilting totorial blocks that will be mixed in. I plan to make this a full size quilt, maybeen queen size.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I have an article in the current issue of Sew News! You will find complete instructions for my "Tote of Many Colors" bag on page 52-53. This is a fun, easy bag to make! It has seven different colors of chenillt combined with cream. The Chenille is stitched to a pre-quilted base. If you haven't tried chenille before this is a fun introduction to the new way of making chenille! No layering! No cutting! You can also order kits with all the matierials needed on my website: www.fauxchenille.com
Thursday, September 10, 2009
This week the old red barn quilt along is making quarter log cabin blocks. This is my take on the new blocks! I decided to add another element to this quilt with some little pieced birds in coordinating colors. I loved making the birds so much that I decided to add one to the little bag I made for the friendship bag swap. My bag is packed and ready to send off to it's new home! I have to get busy on the blocks for the quilt now but it may have to wait until after quilt market next month!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
This weekend I have been working on a quilt along making wonky log cabin blocks. I added a 3 inch sashing to each of the blocks and had to make a decision whether to leave the sashing straight or to angle that as well. tomorrow I will post the quilt all put together. It will be interesting to see if everyone agrees with my decision. The light sashing really makes the darker fabrics for this fall quilt stand out. The finished blocks will be 15 inches with a total of 25 blocks. I used 28 fat quarters for the quilt not counting the fabric for the sashing.
Friday, September 4, 2009
I had fun putting this bright quilt together and it is finnally quilted and ready to wash. The stems and flower centers will "bloom" when I wash them and add texture to the quilt. Tomorrow you will see the result! This summer is the first time I have made so many bright colored quilts! It has been fun to work with such vibrant colors that really pop with all of this white!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Just complete my first quilt for the doll quilt swap group! I made three quilts before I could decide which one I thought my partner might like! I hope this gets easier once I get the hang of it! But I did end up with 2 new minis of my own so I guess it's OK! Hope my partner likes this! going in the mail tomorrow!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
My little bouquet quilt-along is finally quilted! It was fun quilting the flowers and using lots of swirls and leaves to quilt the background of this little quilt. I am pleased with the final result and will probably do more of these little quilts for gifts.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
We are making this wonderful wall hanging on the little bouquet quiltalong. I have used alot of silk pieces and a few batiks for my roses. The pot for the flowers is a hand dyed vintage piece that I pickied up at International Quilt Festival in Houston last fall. This seemed to be the perfect place to use the vintage fabric. I have just finished placing my roses and need to add some leaves and greens before I stitch everything into place and start quilting.
Friday, July 24, 2009
This quilt top is finished and ready to be quilted. The stacks are vintage home dec fabric samples from the 60's that I saved from the trash during the cleanout of a local art space. I added a few contemporary fabrics for the vines and to fill in here and there so I could finish the quilt. This quilt is one of nine quilt tops I have completed in the past three months. I'm waiting to get my longarm quilting machine to tackle the quilting!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
This quilt was three years in the making. It was taken from a photograph that was enlarged to the size of the finished quilt so everything is actually to scale even the players. My daughter and I spent vacations and many evenings working on the quilt when I made trips to Pittsburgh. The quilt was completed in May was was shown at International Quilt Market in Pittsburgh.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
This is a close-up of the detail on the PNC Park quilt. My daughter made sure that everything was accurate and to scale including the big screen! The spesctators are all small snippets of fabric. The players were taken from the actual photograph at the game, blown up to scale with the quilt and printed on fabric. The players you see on the field are the actual players from the night we were at the game.