Saturday, November 21, 2009

I love flea market fancy but I am a little late like always- i had some that I didn't even know was a treasure to be had. I hope we can get them to remanufactur this oh so fabulous line. FLea Market Fancy Freaks are having a great giveaway - check it out

Thursday, November 12, 2009

This is my huge stack of projects for the joy to the new year challenge- I hope to finish each one by January. A lot of them just need bindings which I am too lazy to finish up - but no more- I wil get something done- in fact I finished one just the other day. It was just a simple panel that I quilted as a wall hanging for my mother for christmas last year and never put the binding on- well it's done and now my mother can take it home and enjoy it herself. Onto the next....

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Okay- another quilt that actually is staying in my house because I made it for my fourth son Elijah. My oldest son wonders why he doesn't have a quilt but I am going backwards it seems. Of course quilting for boys is a challenge because there really isn't much out there for fabric choices. I did fall in love with this fun fabric by amy schimler. It was so bright and colorful but why is it that I figure out what I want when the fabric is never to be found- i collected it from all sorts of places and it is being used in 3 out my five sons quilts. you just can't mess with a good thing. this quilt was a little time consuming and i might never want to make a snowball block again. I just joined a virtual quilting bee and I was thinking that this quilt fits into the theme of the bee traditonal blocks with modern fabrics. I also tried my hand at organic line quilting- I really liked doing it and I think the quilt came out fabulous.
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Another bit of news there is a fun quilt along that is staring that eventually will be turned into a book- It started as a virtual quilting bee -block party and now it is transforming into a fun quilt along where there will be a quarterly challenge and a flickr group to post everyone's creations and inspiration. go to the blog to finds out more and enter in the give away - i'm excited!

Okay- so my inspiration to start a quilt blog all started from finding the blog tallgrass prairie studio- she inspired me and introduced me to improv quilting well she is starting a fun Joy in the New year challenge- it's a challenge to help us be motivated to finish up unfinished projects- or ufo's I have several- so I'm excited about being part of a challenge to get some stuff done- some seriously just need a binding, some were christmas presents from last year that never got finished-hopefully I'll have joy while getting some stuff done.