Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Works in Progress, 5.20.12

New this week:
Scrappy purple block for Katie,
for the Peace Circle of do. Good Stitches

Baby Hanna and Grandma Sheep
requested new summer dresses.
It's so interesting to me how different my girls are -- Holly is like me in so many ways, but different in her love of baby dolls.  As a little girl, I had no interest in dolls, but loved my teddy bears.  And my sweet Lexi sure loves her sheep, all 21 of them!

 I'm in the process of making more "read" bags, 
and writing a pattern, too!

Please let me know if you would be interested
in pattern testing for me --
I've never done this before, so I hope it doesn't take me too long to get it to a reasonably finished form! :-)

Happy Wednesday!
Linking up to:
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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

My Starflower Quilt:

I finished this quilt a few months ago,
but it's one that I just LOVE,
so I'm entering it into the Festival!
Amy's Creative Side

These quilt blocks were made by the lovely ladies of the Peace Circle of do. Good Stitches,
using Jennifer's starflower block tutorial.
I asked each of my "stitchers"
to use bright, happy colors for their blocks.
When I was putting the blocks together,
 I debated adding sashing in between the stars --
but ultimately decided that I liked
the denser look of lots of stars!
I quilted this in an all over meander,
and bound it with yellow to keep it bright and happy.
(the back)
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

NYB Mini Quilt

My NYB Mini quilt is finished!
My friend has a beautiful farm for photos --
and she didn't think it was too strange
 that I got out my camera
 and asked for tape right after we arrived
-- she's a quilter, too!
So while the kids fed her chickens,
we took quilt photos!
This mini quilt uses the NYB block 4 template.
I used some of my precious scraps
of Katie Jump Rope fabric
 to make it bright and sunny!
I absolutely love the KJR yellows!

(quilt back)

And here is where this quilt now lives,
in our back entryway,
a sunny burst of color welcoming us home.
I love it!

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Works in Progress!

This weekend I finished a pair of gift bags, 
along with fabric covered button hair binders --
birthday gifts for a set of twins.

 And I'm so happy to have this little quilt finished!
This New York Beauty block (#4) was really fun to make.
I'll devote another full post to this soon!

 And it's that time of year to start making
end-of-the-year teacher gifts!
Last year I made these book bags for my girls' teachers,
 so I figured I'd make a few more this year, too.
The "Read" is a bit funky --
 not sure if I'm in love with it or not.
I sort of paper pieced,
 sort of free hand pieced these blocks.
I love the brown print for the "bookshelves"  though!

Linking up to:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced