Sunday, July 20, 2014

I Am Wishy Washy!

What is going on?
Is this a quilters midlife crisis! 


The issue is that
recently I have been obsessed with low volume fabric.
This is my recent little splurge!









But Yet--I LOVE COLOR TOO!
and lots of it.

Here is a collection of Kaffee hexi's & diamonds.


I have resigned myself to the fact that I 
need both to be happy!

So I plan to ride the Wishy Washy train for a long time!
All Aboard!



Till We Quilt Again,







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stitch by stitch

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friend's On Friday-Sonja




 Sonja made this batik beauty for her son & future daughter in-law. 

 Sonja choose a King Tut variegated thread. 

And a modern pantograph for the quilting.


This is one of those quilts that photos don't show well.
Great job Sonja! 



Quilt Pattern- From The Little Shop For Quilting
Size-107 X 100
Batting-Quilters Dream
Quilting- Hall Of Mirrors





Till We Quilt Again,

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Save The Gingham!


In September I am participating in a blog hop. A portion of that post is for us to use gingham fabric from Riley Blake in some way.
Get this--they were considering discontinuing gingham fabric!

 REALLY!

I will admit that the last time I used gingham was in a apron, 
in 7th grade in Home-Eco class. 
But you can't take it away!

So I am supporting the cause, here is what I am working on.

There will be over 50 blogs posting to show what they have created in September.












And not to bore you with details, I needed to added this little 
contraption fashion statement to my leg for the next two weeks. If I told you that I was laying around and getting allot of hand work done, that would be a lie! 
But what I will say-- is exercising can be dangerous to your health!




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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

She's A Brick House



A few weeks back our guild held a challenge.










We were to make anything that consisted with the majority of rectangles in it and it was quilted.
  



My thought was-- rectangle boxy pouch with rectangle pieces of fabric.



friend referred to it as a "Brick House"



Needless to say
"Shes A Brick House" pops in my head every time I see it!




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Friday, July 11, 2014

Friend's On Friday-Jan


Snow Flakes
















Pattern-Unknown
Size-62 x 51
Batting-Hobbs 80/20
Quilting-Pantograph


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Here's The Plan!

Use these templates.....



To cut these fabrics......





To make this quilt.......

I've had these templates for way too long and 
thought it would work well on the gingham. 
I Hope!

This is my "Work In Progress"



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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Today was.............


........WONDERFUL!

it was in the 90's--but not on the water!


We Fished!

I read--the new McTavishing book.

 Pulled up to the 2 Mile Crab House for lunch to meet my mom.


Hijacked my mom for a ride. 
This is her friends boat house in Cape May
(this little house was published in a designer home magazine--the inside is amazing!)

Rode through the harbor and saw boats like my dad use to own! 



Went out in the bay with lots of dolphins. 


Came home and grilled a basil & Jersey tomato white pizza.
Caught fish today but they were not keepers!

To include a bit of fiber!
A few weeks back Bloomin Workshop had a giveaway 
to win a fat quarter bundle from American Made Brand.
And yeap, I was one of the winners.
Can't wait to play with this bundle!





I also linked up with Val's for "Tuesday Archives" 
about English Paper Piecing




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Monday, July 7, 2014

Quilt Con & a Mason Jar!



My husband and I for years throw our spare change into a bucket and every January before we go skiing, we cash it in. It is fun to see how much that change actually adds up to be. Can I say, this family of four (now three) usually gets close to 4 weekly passes of skiing each year! Wahoo!!!

So this year I am joining Val over at Val's Quilting Studio who is holding a penny-pinching challenge. Since I am heading to Quilt Con in February, I will cash out my savings to take to Austin but will continue to the end of the challenge to see what I had saved!  


Val's Quilting Studio


So.... hop on over to Val's blog if you want to join in. And lets see what you end up getting.



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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WIP Is Done!



Here is the story:
My son's friend loves the band "Rebelution" and her favorite 
album is  "Peace Of Mind". She asked if I could make the cover of this album into a quilt for her.


Below is the album cover and one of their songs.
They are a mix of rock, world & reggae. 

Click to hear and see the cover






My thought was 
SURE-It looks simple enough!
Yeah-Right!



Here are the stages of progress.
My son inherited the artsy gene, 
so he helped me paint the back ground fabric.


The levels for the background were painted, 
diluted, blended and highlighted.






Then it was onto applying the applique. 
I kept the pieces down with allot of quilting.
This is intended for a bed.


The water falls has Angelina fibers and crystal powder in it.











On the album there looks to be underground rivers.












And then the Quilting!