Thursday, December 30, 2010
Have you seen the Fabric Diet Challenge 2011 with Angela at Cut to Pieces? I am going to try it. It means no fabric purchase for 8 weeks. It may be difficult, but we'll see if I can make it. And for each successful week you have you get an entry to win fabric, what a great idea.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I turned 40 on December 16th. On Saturday the 18th, Scott and I went on a Shop Hop tour to celebrate my birthday. (He's a great guy to agree to come along to 3 quilt shops, he brought a book with him to read while I shopped) Our first stop was Quilter's Corner in Finleyville. I love this shop, they always have a lot to choose from.
Our second stop, after lunch at Panera Bread in Bethel Park, was Quilter's Depot. I found a fat quarter of Mary Engelbreit blue and white polka dot fabric. They had several Moda fabric lines, it was a nice shop.
Here's a picture of Scott and I at our third stop, The Quilt Company in Allison Park. This was a very nice shop, they also sell Bernina's here. It was big, lots of space for fabric and classes.
And I also found this - Heather Ross Lightning Bugs, I bought the whole bolt. I was so excited. This fabric is so soft, I love it. I'm going to be listing some fat quarters and 1/2 yards on my Etsy site soon.
After the quilt shop tour we went to McCormick and Schmick's at the South Side Works in Pittsburgh. We had a nice meal and over all a really fun day.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Here's the little Polly Pockets Purse I made for my niece Anna for Christmas. I used the pattern from Rachel at psiquilt to make this little bag. I love the bright fun colors. Anna is 4, she seemed to really like the bag.
And here are the Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat pants that I also made for Anna for Christmas.
Monday, December 27, 2010
My cousin Danielle's new little boy Landen was born December 18th. I made this colorful quilt for him and gave it to them yesterday for Christmas. It's made from Aldo to Zippy fabrics, plus some other dots and solids.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Here is the Whimsy quilt that I finished for my Mom for Christmas. I used a Whimsy layer cake and 2 charm packs to make the quilt front using half square triangles. I took a long time to piece together because I laid out the design as I went, and each square is a mirror image on the diagonal.
The back has some simple diamonds and pinwheels.
I quilted it using flowers like Elizabeth at Oh Franson had shown. I really had fun making these flowers. Then I connected the flowers diagonally with loops and little leaves. (It's hard to see the leaf in this picture)
Monday, December 13, 2010
I can't believe I haven't posted in over a month. I've been so busy working on Christmas projects, I've had nothing I can show. Here is a pile of fabrics that I'm using for a Christmas gift, very colorful. I really have to get busy, so much planned and only 12 days till Christmas.