Sunday, October 31, 2010
The fun thing about starting a blog is I have lots of things to show. Things I've been working on for a very long time are new to you. So here is my latest finish... you probably recognize it since I got the idea from Jamie Muller over at the Moda Bakeshop. This quilt is going in my beach house, when I get one. I always love 3 Sisters fabrics and Martinique was no exception. I saw it as being more beachy and the ruffles reminded me of waves so I turned it horizontally and made this with a bunch of charm packs. In what can best be described as a moment of temporary insanity I decided to hand quilt this. I wanted baptist fans to go with my wave image and I was pretty sure my machine quilting wasn't up to the task. I also don't have a ruffle foot so that part was a bit of a nightmare. In the end it was all worth it; )
Monday, October 25, 2010
Look what I've been up to... I am all about pink and green so I instantly fell in love with Alexander Henry's Ghastly Manor and bought up every piece of it I could find.
The theme print is huge so at first I was stumped as to how I was going to cut it up and put it back together without losing the cuteness. I fussy-cut the motifs and went with a wonky log cabin. I'm more of a precision piecer so this was a stretch for me. I used Jason Yenter's Wintergraphix for the outer strips. I like the way it spins around and makes you a little dizzy. The back and binding are Basic Grey Onyx Grunge which really picks up the pink. Happy Halloween!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
So sure, I told you I'm an obsessive quilter but I really haven't done anything to prove it. Exhibit French General:
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I realize I'm a little late to the blogging party. A few years ago when everyone started doing it I checked out a few Mommy blogs, followed my friends for a while, read some random stuff... but I didn't get it, at all. Why were people so fascinated by the minutia of other people's lives? Then I stumbled on some quilting blogs and I was hooked like heroin. So for the last year I've been stalking you. Not in a bad way, just checking out your latest creations, reading about your new fabric loves, and using your tutorials. No comments, no give away entries, just quietly watching and quilting up a storm. And thanks to you I've grown as an artist until I realized it's time for me to take the next step and start blogging myself. I hope I can do for you what so many others have done for me: make you laugh, show you how to do a thing or two, and ignite your creativity. Enjoy!