Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Never enough time to sew. Look what I have waiting for me.
It's for the Paint-box quilt along at ohfransson.com...
Verna by Moda, with Kona solids.
It is my celebration of spring, because I will be so sad that Jay will be gone most of the day.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
This is the one I will be quilting as soon as I get myself to the store to get some basting spray, or break down and use safety pins.
Slightly wonkified log-cabinish blocks. They look like little frames.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
(He still likes the hair-dryer when going to sleep... but we no longer need it most of the day to keep him happy)
Saturday, January 9, 2010
So, some of you have asked me about quilting. It really isn't terribly difficult... just takes patience and a few basic supplies.
I have decided I would like to start a swap. In this swap, we will make basic blocks for each other, and then mail them back and forth. It will only be one person/month... and 6-12 people, so nothing too overwhelming. You pick your own fabric, mail little bundles to the other folks in the group, and then they mail the blocks back to you.
Photoshop isn't currently loaded on to this computer, so I don't have a cute button ready yet, but I will.
Leave me a comment if you're interested!
These are some of the ideas I have for blocks:
I am happy to find the tutorials and help with what I know or what I can find out. If you stop by here, and either do or don't know me in real life, feel free to voice your interest!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Our winner -- Julie from jaybirdquilts!
Which is a bit intimidating actually... she's a real quilter!
But it's kind of an honor too, because she is one of those inspiring people who have helped get me involved in quilting. Go check out her site... there's some really cute stuff there, and some fun tutorials too.
Here's her comment:
i love the disclaimers.
juvenile or adult? adult
seasonal or timeless? timeless
solids or patterns? patterns
modern or traditional? modern
wonky or structured? wonky
wall, doll, or pillow? wall
favorite color: orange!!!:-)
So Julie, I will get out my orange fabric, and figure up something! :)
Because I said I would give a bonus entry for people who commented on the other December entries, I decided to do a separate drawing. There were 19 comments on the other entries, and so I plugged in that number, and went back to my first December entry . Comment #2 was J.J! (You can also find her here) Here's her comment:
I like the more straight one... you are such a great quilter!
I'm impressed. I LOVE the star you made :)
JJ didn't actually enter the giveaway, so I'll have to poll her about her choices... or maybe just surprise her by what I know of her taste from her blog.
I will add:
Jay and Steiger were my witnesses to the legitimacy of my usage of random.org.
And this is the pillow for my sister-in-law Jamie I made this weekend. It was her birthday present.
Congratulations and thanks for playing! We'll have another one soon... AND I am planning on creating a "bee-ginner's" quilting bee (this is where you make blocks for one another and send them back and forth... we will focus on basic quilting skills and blocks... let me know if you're interested! All you need is a sewing machine, and willingness to go to a quilt shop for some basic supplies and fabric!)
Leave a comment if you're interested.