Saturday, April 30, 2011
I just read this, and about peed my pants... (if you're a serious prude, don't go there - otherwise, enjoy)
you'll have to cut and paste it into your browser - sorry, I need to learn how to make the link live.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
It's a no-pic day... just dialogue.
I am putting four quilts in the Amador Valley Quilt Guild show this weekend. It's been amazing how much work it was to get them 'just so'... the sleeve, the label for the show, all the little details.
So today I took my quilts to the 'drop-off' point.... oh, I had a hard time leaving them there - all wrapped up in a white bag, in a big stack with all the other quilts in white bags - -
"Oh my", my instincts cried - "can they breathe in there?" "do we need to cut some air holes?"
Somehow I forced myself through the separation anxiety and left my babies there...
AND NOW I MISS THEM.....
oh gee, this just feels weird.
I will see them again on Sunday when I go to the show... meanwhile lots of people will walk by them and .......... and what?......
I need to get those people who do that show on tv where they secretly tape people at open houses... I'd like to secretly tape people who look at my quilts...
OR MAYBE NOT...
ok, deep breathe...........stop over-dramatizing............ the quilt babies will be fine..
and I will, too.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Turns out I have all these pieces in my stash that have wheels on them, too!
Here are some "parts"...
I started out using the lovely pattern one of my readers sent, but then the pattern in the fabric took over, so i just went where it wanted to go...
I'm not quite sure how this will turn out - but it will be BRIGHT, and it sure will be BOY....
and it's a lot of fun.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
These four-patches are the first part of my quilt - I added some fabric from my stash that has lovely road signs on it, which fits nicely with those wheels in the focus fabric!!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
I have to finish up the quilts I'll be putting in the Amador Valley Quilt Show - have to deliver them on Monday , so got to put those sleeves on now!! Why do we wait til the last second????
So - look at this fabric: I just got it in the mail today from Tonya - my partner in the H2H Quilt Charity initiative, sponsored by Judy the Green Fairy... isn't it fabulous and boy-friendly??
In this initiative - each partner sends fabric to someone else, who must make a quilt for a kid... eventually the finished quilt goes with Judy and her husband to Eastern Europe to an orphanage...
SO - the big question - anybody have a great idea for a pattern with these fabrics???
If so, please send it in...thanks,
and happy quilting,
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Whatever shall I do with it???? hmmmm...
My petunias burst out in bloom this week - being new to California, I am still amazed that they live through the winter here... and then bloom their heart out in celebration of spring!!
good grief why does Blogger put this huge space in here??????
I had a sandwiching fit recently - here's a whole stack of charity quilts that are now ready for machine quilting... I have learned that once I get something sandwiched, it's easy then to get it finished - it's the sandwich moment where things can get stuck.
I am participating in Judy the Green Fairy's H2H charity quilt initiative - it's a fun one involving a swap of fabric between two partners - each one makes a quilt with the other's fabrics... kids quilts that eventually go with Judy and her husband to orphanages in eastern Europe.
another huge space...................
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
And I've been quilting up some small quilts for the Sunshine Yahoo Guild, who collected more than 2000 (yes, 2000) 9-patch blocks in memory of our friend Bev. Those blocks are gradually turning into quilts that will go with to the Wrap-A-Smile Foundation... these are ready for binding now! Aren't they cute all snuggled up in the laundry basket???