Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
AmandaJean of Crazy Mom Quilts has a tutorial/ star quilt along on her blog that I've wanted to do since I first saw it. I recently purchased a set of 10 fat quarters (exclusively Quilters) to use in a quilt for a friend that is getting married and thought this a great opportunity to try out AmandaJean's tutorial. Using this finished top as inspiration I was able to complete the first 7 in the series today. I have started adding the boarders to these blocks and am hopeful that my fat quarters will hold out to allow me to complete at least 9 of the 13 blocks but it will be close. When I purchased these fabrics it was the last the shop had and I've been unsuccessful in my online searches to find more of it. I think if I throw in some solids it just might do the trick.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
It has been a super busy two weeks. Now that the work on our roof and ceilings is complete I have been painting each room. The girl's room came first as I needed to get them moved back in. They got a lovely soft shade of pink (Shermin William's "Romance") after having had white before. The bathroom came next but was mostly just touch ups from when I painted it last winter. Painting the new ceiling was the main task there. Then I moved on to the living room this last Monday and after priming the sage green that was there originally this is what we have now: Shermin William's "Blonde" Wasn't quite sure I liked it at first but now that the photos are back on the walls I am loving it. Now I am on to stripping wallpaper from the dining room/Kitchen and then these rooms will also have their coat of paint. Then the new carpet can go in. In the middle of all this home makeover I was able to get Ivy's Quilt back from the quilter and the binding put on. She is thrilled with it and loves to snuggle in it.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I had a chance to stop by the quilt shop on Tuesday when running some other errands and came away with some great fabrics. The first is a set of 10 fat quarters that is going into a quilt for a friend's daughter who is getting married next month. Not sure what design I will do but the colors are just her style. These lovely Christmas prints will go towards my project for the Christmas in July swap hosted by Linda.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I had the privileged of participating in Maree's Redwork Cushion Swap and was pleased to receive an e-mail from Jillian, my swap partner this morning letting me know she had received her parcel. Jillian does not have blog so not having that to view and get a feel for her likes and dislikes I worried a bit about her liking what I made. I was so happy to hear from her and to know how thrilled she was with her cushion. She also included a little bit about herself in her e-mail and it was wonderful to get to know her a bit. I look forward to the opportunity to chat with her again. Sorry the quality of the photo is not so great. I used Bird Brain Design's Spring garden Redwork #126. I loved the little bee's flying around and the little lady bugs hanging out here and there.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
After attending quilt club on Thursday afternoon I was able to get my fingers on some of this gorgeous fabric. Have loved it from the first moment I saw it but did not have the extra funds at the time. Was so excited to find it still available at my local quilt shop. This is what I plan to do with my find just as soon as I get the background fabric.