Sunday, September 26, 2010

I have a little crush....

...or six!

(Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner)
And guess what? I am gonna share. Remember I said my 100th post was coming... just 4 posts away!

I finally have a design wall. I have needed one forever (of course who doesn't) but never had a place to put one. This now stands behind the quilt frame where my ironing board was.


I will just have to put up and take down the ironing board from now on. There is no way I could have gotten this quilt right without the wall... this is my quilt for the Fat Quarterly Quilt Along.

I have a couple more posts planned ... gotta get to that 100....

Talk soon!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Help Needed

I like bright colors... have ya noticed?? My husband is an engineer...all you ladies married to engineers know what I am talking about right now. My husband is conservative :) I made a quilt with Fandango by Kate Spain...


I want it on the bed... my husband ... not so much. So I have some pretty Fig and Plum... a whole fat quarter pack... it is the perfect colors for him. I need a pattern ... I have been looking and looking I can't find one. It has to be something not too fussy. I don't want to spend a year making it becuase then, when the dog gets on the bed, I will freak out. Any suggestions? Please!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

A question...

Hi Everyone,

Only 6 more posts until my hundredth... I missed my blogiversary in August (just too busy getting ready for Italy) but I am going to do a nice give away for my hundredth so stay tuned.

My question is... would you mind seeing posts about the clothing I make for my dolls? The dolls I collect are called Asian Ball Jointed Dolls and some people are bothered by the way they look. They have glass eyes and are jointed so that they pose pretty realistically. I have a friend that says they freak her out like clowns do. I don't want to drive anyone away by showing them, but sometimes I do create for them and would like to share it if anyone wants to see. Please, answer honestly. I promise not to be offended :)

And here is a gratuitous Rome shot... I promise more for those who asked.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Urban Home Goods Swap and Another Quilt Along

Hi Everyone,

I joined the Urban Home Goods Swap a few weeks ago knowing that I was going to be missing 2 weeks right in the middle... but I did get it all done and it went in the mail today.


Here is the machine cover all finished.



And here is all the goodies together. Her sewing room and living room are red, black, and white but she likes green and blue, birds, and owls. So this looks a bit eclectic but I think it really works for her and that is what matters. She asked for a bag/purse or sewing machine cover (I did both). I put in the owl pin cushion and five fat quarters from Nest on a whim.

Fat Quarerly is having a quilt along and you know how I can't resist those :) I picked Dream on and some Kona Lime  (the colors are off in this photo but you get the picture)



That is all for now will be back soon with something fun... promise!

Talk soon!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I need to get motivated...

I just can't get motivated to sew the binding on this sewing machine cover. It has to be mailed by Friday... I will do it tonight if it kills me.


I also have to get a new quilt on the frame today. I am quilting it for a charity raffle at my church. Wish me luck :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

What I did on my summer vacation....

Hi Everyone!

We are back from Rome. I have tons to show you... hope you don't get bored. I know haven't blogged for a while so I thought I would show you what I have been sewing... then some pictures from Italy...

Here are the projects in no particular order:

Dresdens (20 of them... possible for a quilt for my bed)

I had some fat quarters of Verna leftover from another project and made these strippy blocks...gotta get them sewn together.



Here is the last Jelly Roll block.



I sewed some hexagons on my trip (this is just a few of them):



We don't celebrate Halloween (really) but I fell in love with this line of fabric called Moondancers. The witches crack me up. So I thought I would make a few kitchen odds and ends for my etsy shop and family.

This is a tablerunner:


These are going to be pot holders:





I am making a bed quilt for myself from Fandango... this will be the first time I have made myself a quilt for my bed. So far I love it... these are half of the blocks.



Last but not least the Pat Sloan quilt along with Old Red Barn Co on flickr (left over Mill House Inn... I decided I couldn't buy any new fabric for this quilt along):



Thus concludes the sewing portion of our program....

ROME

It was hard to decide what pictures to show of Italy these are just a few of the over 600 we took (don't forget you can click the pictures to see them larger):

This is the villa where we stayed, Roman Villa Silj.


My husband, son, daughter and I inside the Colosseum.


Inside the Colosseum looking down into the animal/people cages.

The Trevi fountain.


The kids at Pompeii (I know you can't tell where they are I just like the picture):



The dog the day after we got back... wanting all of the attention:


Let me know if you want to see more pictures of Italy I didn't want to overwhelm...

Talk soon...