Thursday, October 27, 2011

Taking Time to Smell the Flowers

I used the "Snickerdoodles" pattern from Bunny Hill Designs to make this adorable bunny. It went together very quickly. She has been named Taloosa

While we were taking these pictures, we had a pleasant visitor. This butterfly just stopped by to say hello.

Monday, October 17, 2011

My hubby and I just celebrated 8 years of marriage. What a great time we have had. While we engaged we took a trip to Cali for a family reunion. While we were there, we stumbled across a fabric shop. We picked out a breezy sailboat fabric together. And now 8 years later, I have finished his quilt! It is a variation on the mariners compass.

 With true compasses on the four corners. The Blue background has a glitter that looks like night time stars.

Happy Anniversary Honey! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sailing to Sleep

This quilt is a crib size quilt. I am naturally drawn to more feminine colors, and this is an attempt at a boy blanket.  The blue swirls reminded me of ocean waves. The orange squares have little palm leaves scattered throughout. I smile every time I look at the puffy clouds. Oh man, I long to go sailing!
From a distance the orange squares really show a secondary pattern that was unexpected and fun!

I was inspired by the sailboat motif that I wanted to use for quilting.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I taught a class on this project. It turned out fun! The picture with red and white is a crib size quilt (40"X60") The one in pink and green is a miniature duplicate of the bigger ( 9.5"X13.5"). Although my sample for the class was Christmas colors and the title of the class was Christmas in July, my students had fall colors, Halloween fabrics and 4th of July patterns. I think that is the one of the things I enjoy about quilting the most. Take the technique, in this case half square triangles, and end up with soooo many options. Placement, colors, size, and shape are all endless possibilities!!
*Christmas in July- Crib size quilt 40"X60"
*Miniature version on same quilt-9.5"X13.5"
I hope your day is full of creativity and laughter!