Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I finished Miss Maggie too late last night to take any decent photos, so I tried to get a photo shoot in this morning before going to work. don’t see much of my neighbors – but of course this is the morning they decide to ride the same bus as me. ummm… not quite sure what they thought of this: Maggie wanted to take a walk in the park and then she got tired. :-)
(I had to shorten the sleeves a little due to a cutting snafu. was so intent on fussy-cutting for the front of the dress, that I forgot to think about the rest of it!)
also, in following the crowd to Bloglovin’, I ended up making a facebook page for sea horse quilts. (the crazy lady who takes pictures of dolls in the park also gets kind of goofy happy when the SHQ facebook page gets “liked”… )
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Alexander Henry Somerville Mulberry Moss - Kensington Studio Something Old Something New Wings of a Dove - Kona Bay It's All Good So Many Mini Bunnies - Robert Kaufman Little Kukla Garden Birds - Thomas Knauer Frippery Orphic Geometry - Heather Ross Nursery Versery Country Mice - ??? selvedge is no help...
two Westminster Fabrics Martha Negley prints (Dahlia (Plum) and Fruit & Floral) - Lydia from Alexander Henry - Moda Keiki Cherry on Top Confetti Flower Icing
One Finish - the Packers/Bears baby quilt
check out what other quilters are up to this week...
Monday, March 11, 2013
|is there any fabric in there?|
I've been working on a baby quilt. and also sketching, cutting, piecing for a flickr swap - Fab Little Quilt Swap (FLiQS), which has been a lot of fun, despite deciding to use 1 inch (finished) squares in most of the design.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
ever find yourself randomly googling and somehow ending up in a plant terrarium building class? my mother, aside from being pretty good at making quilts, also had a green thumb. which i wish she would've passed on to me! couple weekends ago i was missing her and remembered this awesome terrarium she had, which led to some googling (check out "terrarium" on etsy!) and I signed up for an hour long evening class to build my own little terrarium. which, of course, had to include a little seahorse. :-) let's hope it survives my (not-so-bright) chicago apartment, tendency to forget watering, and menagerie of pets...
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Though I'm not certain of meeting my first quarter FinishALong goals, I've started a new project. I was invited to join a swap group and I was too excited to say no. It's my first swap. I think - bees are different than swaps, right? Anyhow, it's run like Secret Santa and my partner doesn't know who I am and I don't know who is making me something, which adds some pressure and some fun. We're to make each other a finished quilt that is somewhere between 12x12 or 24x24 inches. I've started sketching and pulling fabrics. And, let's be honest, buying fabrics 'cause who doesn't love another excuse to fabric shop. I noticed my dishes in the dish strainer this morning and realized that they have elements that could work well in a mini quilt...
Don't you just love the ideas part of making a quilt?! I love pulling out my notebook and finding a clean page to start a new project. I've already filled three pages... :-).