Sunday, August 30, 2009

Time flies~


~Tara Rose~


Last week was chock full of everything family~ not a stitch of quilting was done~
This weekend though, I am making hay as I bind one quilt and finish another on the machine~I have a very important quilt to make this week for my little grand-daughter Tara who will be three on the fourth of September ~I will be burning the midnight oil to get it done for her on time!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Emma~




All finished and delivered to the little one~ now i will wait for a picture from her mom with Emma wrapped up in it!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Follow the Yellow Brick Road~



Emmas' party on Saturday~I decided to put some of the more famous quotes from the movie in her quilt~ as Emma learns to read she can try to read E's handwriting! I love these little people quilts~



Emma getting the mail with Grampy~

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Colleen Durkin~ I am speechless!!





So~I opened my front door to have a look at my impatients to see how they were doing in this heatwave and I saw a package looking up at me...When I saw the return address I nearly had HEART failure because I KNEW EXACTLY what was in the box!! This young woman, Colleen, designs the MOST beautiful stained glass pieces and we had just had a conversation about trading a quilt for a star~ Well, Colleen, you have made my day with this most generous gift and I will send you a quilt in return~I cannot get over this magnificent piece of art~ Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!
Eileen

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Munchie birthdays coming for my twins~(grand-daughters turning three a week apart)

As I finished the quilt tops I had a great assortment of fabric left and thought I would make two little doll quilts to match...and then I remembered how much Emma and Tara love toting their "Polly Pockets" around everywhere they go, so I made two bags with their names. Now because they cannot read yet I had to choose very different colors to eliminate a battle....you know, a birthday battle..Not that these two would ever argue or anything...
video

Home-made templates for large circles





I wanted a large circular template to highlight some of the floral fabrics on my vintage sheet quilt so I tried a blank cd and a warm iron+spray starch and voila~
I haven't decided if I am placing them randomly or in a swoop or in a garden type setting~ I thought I could also use some colorful ric~rac as stems amd quilt them like big flowers...hmmmmm...

Alises' quilt~



Slowly but surely~ very pretty~very large~

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sues' quilt~safe and sound~



What a beautiful holiday quilt Sue~all the way from Australia~(Charlottes Cottage) ~(on my bloglist of favs)You are officially in the line~up! Stay tuned this autumn for quilt designs on your treasure!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Please indulge me~my favorite picture...



L0ve this new couple~

Notice the gentleman leaning on the railing~we have no idea who he is...the thing is, when we see this moment with a young couple, we all just take it in...

Cute new hang tags, stickers and round business cards~



I am always looking for little accent pieces to keep me occupied and happy like a little kid~ I make all my business cards with stamps and ink but I worked with a gal on Etsy to design a small round card thet I can run a ribbon through along with Thank~You stickers for my bags...its the little things...

Saturday, August 8, 2009

( sorry about the blur..little munchie fingerprints..)




This one above is called "Nothing in color" by Grace Errea from Ca.It is raw-edge applique. Pretty cool.



The two above are "The Tempest" Beautiful....

More from the show...

It seemed quiet at the quilt show this year (for a sat. afternoon). I am a huge fan of Christine Fries-Ureel who designed "A Water baby" and "Miranda". I am fascinated with the way she captured the leg under the water....
I am also a big fan of Diane Joe who did the three Picasso quilts...very cool..
It looks like the sparkly quilts are on their way out....more and more hand quilting.










Lowell Quilt Festival~2009 Our Quilt!





Oh Beverley~Our quilt looked beautiful! We are holding our own for sure at the "Images" quilt show in Lowell! Lots of nice comments from quilters walking by~ Thank you for entering it into the show~

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Vintage Sheet Quilt~ordering supplies~






I was fascinated by a vintage sheet quilt that I saw on PinsandThimbles.blogspot.com (on my blog list)I was wondering where I could buy a variety of vintage sheet patterns without breaking the bank, so I checked out an Etsy site called whimsiedots.etsy.com and voila! Beautifully packaged assortments of vintage sheet fabric in every color you can imagine~ One stop shopping which I love~ There is a tutorial on the Pins and Thimbles blog for the blocks sizes, etc. Thank you Anne!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Two munchies turning fwee~



These two beautiful flowers of mine are turning three ~Emma on Aug 19th and Tara on Sept 4th~ they belong to my beautiful daughters...
I am working on a quilt for each of them called "Not in Kansas Anymore". They both adore the Wizard of Oz so this one was an easy choice...x2..