Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Let it snow....Let it snow....OH HELL NO!
I know, I know, long time between posts. the picture above is the ALQS2 mini that I sent to my swap partner in Canada. She emailed me back and was quite happy with her quilt. I am very glad she loves it, the pattern is called Virginia Reel. I chose it cause it was a popular pattern post Civil War and since I live in Virginia and she likes Civil War repros I thought it was appropriate. I fused and buttonhole appliqued the leaves and reel. I chose to hand quilt a shadow stitch around each block. I used all CW repros for the fabric.
This is a wall hanging I am finishing for a client. Its a 1997 Debbie Mum cheater panel. She had started it with some hand embrodiery and I have machine quilted a simple straight stitch around the frames, free motion around the angel and added black tradional binding. all I have to do now is put a sleeve on the back so she can run a dowel thru the back to hang it on the wall.
Remember the pink,white and blue baby quilt that ended up being a wall hanging I did for a co-worker back in July? well momma has decided that Lily Reese needs a quilt. I told her, you supply the materials for one and I will make it for Lily. Mommy got all excited, so excited she got enough fabric for 2! The picture above are the colors mommy chose. Apprently butterflys is a running theme in the nursery. The center fabric is the focal and the fabrics on either side will the co ordinating fabric. I will be keeping it simple, I plan on using this pattern http://shop.knotsandbolts.com/products/Pinata_Booty_Pattern_by_Suzanne_Earley-607-73.html
its a FREE pattern from knotandbolts.com. the original pattern is 55 by 65 but I will modifly it to make a 40 x 60 crib size. I will use the med purple butterfly print as the center and frame it with the other cordinate fabrics. I will use the focal fabric for the corner stones and outer border. I plan on using the quilt as you go method when I assemble the blocks. of course I will post pics when I am done.
as far as the title of this post is concerned..........we were to have SNOW today. OH HELL NO!!!! I dont like snow, people in my area are transplants from all over the US, they cant drive in it!! It did snow in the upper attmosphere but it was gone before it hit the ground. thank you grannies! It has been cold and windy which is unusual for our area this time of year.
I found this website for a cute ass key chain. I plan on making bunches for gifts. It will be a great lunch hour project to work on! http://sewthankful.com/blog/2008/09/quick-and-easy-sew-thankful-fa.html enjoy!
Keep On Stitch'n On!