Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Received: HMQG Scrap Swap

Received: HMQG Scrap Swap by missyecaj
Received: HMQG Scrap Swap, a photo by missyecaj on Flickr.

The things I made for Jacey in our HMQG Scrap Swap challenge. Since she's getting married soon, I thought she needed some fun things for her new kitchen.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WIP Wednesday!

Quiltsy WiP Linky Party to show what's calling my name at the moment. The Birthday Boy turns 3 in a couple of weeks. Have to get on the stick and get this finished!  I-Spy quilt cut on an Accuquilt Go! Very easy to do but now I've got dozens of fat quarters with one big hexie cut out. I must figure out a way to put them to good use too.

design wall I Spy

Simply Quiltsy

'Simply Quiltsy' by Whimbrella

Beautiful examples of the quilting arts by Quiltsy members in honor of National Quilting Month. Search HANDMADE "Quiltsy" for even more wonderful items.

















Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Happy National Quilting Month!

In honor of Quilting Month, I will be sharing treasuries featuring some of Quiltsy team's gorgeous work.

'Special for Just a Day...' by Whimbrella

or special everyday? Celebrate the awesomeness of quilting for National Quilting Month (March) and especially on National Quilting Day, March 17th.

















Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Round Tuit

My grandmother had something similar to this hanging in her kitchen for as long as I could remember.  

Little fun sayings and quotes decorated the everyday objects of her life.   Fortune-cookie snipets, magazine jokes and Dear Abby wisdom taped in places you least expected.  I imagine they made her smile.  After inheriting her prized sewing machine and setting it up for the first time, I was careful not to disturb the little quotes taped to its cover.

At Houston Modern Quilt Guild this month we shared WIPs (works in progress) and UFOs (Unfinished Objects) with the intention of helping hold each accountable.  We all want to move these projects to the FINISHED stack.
I brought the pieces of an I-Spy quilt being made for my grandson.  My mother helped with the spacer triangles when she visited.  An I-Spy quilt is a quilt made with many different fabrics replete with objects a child would enjoy discovering.  It is a snuggly version of the old British traveling game "I spy with my little eye (something that starts with....)" 

Since my daughter is half English, and this was a popular game in her childhood, I hope this quilt will help continue the fun with her son.  His third birthday is in late March -- plenty of time to get around to it, don't you think?