Friday, February 18, 2011

Make Life....

Its Friday and time to Whoop it up with Sarah's linky party!

I have a friend who is very supportive of my quilting. She is very complimentary and even asked me to make her niece a baby quilt. She sews some so she understands the effort required and talks about wanting to make a quilt.

My friend turned 50 this week and I wanted to do something special for her but was not sure what exactly to make her or what materials to use.

Then her husband invited a group of us to celebrate with dinner and the invite specified that we all wear bright colors and the that theme was celebrating life.

I had my answer.... I had a jelly roll of Sweetwater Make Life and the Jelly Filled pattern that I had not yet used.

The backing and inner border is Snow Kona and the binding is Papaya.

And yes, I machine sew my bindings ala-Red Pepper Quilts.

Friday, February 4, 2011

snowy whooop

My snowy day quilt is done! I quilted with straight line an either side of the seams using a light grey thread top and bottom. The binding is yellow corn kona. Backing is kona from my stash in sage, and two unknowns.

This is all new snow from this morning, sitting on top of 2-3 inches of ice. It was still snowing when I went out to take the pictures. I am sure that none of the sports commentators here for the Super Bowl that are complaining about the weather were here a week ago when in was almost 80 degrees.... no kidding, shorts on the golf course last Friday.

I am linking with Sara Craigs Whoop-Whoop linky party. Be sure to check out the other great whoop worthy projects listed.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I had taken a little bloggy/sewing break the past 2 weeks, but am back with some progress on ongoing projects as well as a couple new starts.


My latest figure 8 scarf, this one done on the cheap. The others I did as well as the details of the purchase power exhibited for this one can be found here.

Bags made for Pay-it-Forward handmade exchange on Facebook using a Keyka Lou pattern. I have these four done and have another 3 cut out.
New Projects:
This is my snowy day quilt. While huddled in my reading chair yesterday morning I decided I needed a warm cuddly quilt just for me. This quilt had been in my head for awhile, inspired by this quilt from Sara at Kindered Crafters. The squares are NOT part of the quilt, they are my block markers stuck on with tape. After taking the picture I am playing with actually putting some squares on with raw edge applique. The portion laying on the ground is the backing.

Flags are back! I am making 12 of these for the Winter Guard team at the High School. The first competition is this weekend and my daughter leads the program with a solo! Exciting times!


Made some significant progress on the HST project. I decided that this project really needed a design wall for layout so I created one with some flannel I had that you can see peaking out on the lower right corner.


Hour Glass Pot holders , Set of 4: Pinwheel Quilt Along :Fishies 2, coins : Hope Valley QAL : Stamp QAL :Chubby Stars QAL : Snippet Pinwheels : Leaves D9P : Am Jane Squares

Stats for week:

New Projects - 2 : Completed - 2 : WIP - 13