Thursday, April 29, 2010

[ cupcakes ]

I had a request for cupcakes from a very sweet little girl. How could I say no to that ?
I loved every minute of making this quilt, and all the cupcakes I ate while doing it !
I was going to do a more intricate pattern, but I opted to keep in simple so that the cupcakes themselves were the focal point. I love cupcakes, especially the ones with the really light and fluffy frosting, the kind that basically just melt in your mouth.
Enjoy your "sweet" quilt Phoenix ! See you soon !

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

[the wonky star]

Lately I have been thinking a lot about triangles. I am tired of squares, and rectangles.
Triangles are somewhat intimidating for me. I once attempted a triangle quilt way back when I was a novice (meaning I had absolutely NO clue what I was doing) that quilt ended very badly and I vowed to never again sew something that was triangular in shape.
Alas, here I am again. There are triangles in this pattern, but I have MASTERED them. I introduce the wonky star... be continued...

Lanie's Quilt

Stay strong little Lanie Bug. We are all praying for you.

Friday, April 16, 2010

[ bellow ]

This is the replacement piece for my new washing machine. It's called a bellow, and I am guessing it's pretty important. Notice it is still in the box.
That's because I finished my quilt, BEFORE my washer was fixed.
I love it so much it hurts. I quilted it using straight lines. Double lines running up an down and then a single line going sideways. I wanted the emphasis to be on the fabric and not on the quilting.
The back is all this phenomenal navy polka dot. Jumbo polka dot. My heart it starts palpitating.

I even made an executive decision to hand sew the binding. It's look so much better than machine binding, but takes much more time.

This one is staying here with my boys.

My washer was fixed a few hours ago. Just in time to spend an entire weekend catching up on dirty laundry.

Lucky me !

Sunday, April 11, 2010

[ two hours late ]

Last week I was waiting for the repairman to come and fix my washer. He was late. Two hours late, so while I waited I used some of my "angry energy" to cut out over 150 of these little squares. I cut so many I need a new blade on my rotary cutter.
Then I decided to play around and I came up with a little something like this. I get giddy when I look all all the random colors and patterns. Most of this fabric was left-over scraps from other projects, so it feels good to use up what was left. Almost like recycling, but not quite.
Today I pieced the strips together and I am still in love with the boldness and the in-your-face blast of colors. At this rate I will have the entire thing finished BEFORE my new washer is repaired.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Walmart surprise !

I found these fat quarters at Walmart awhile ago, I scooped them up right away because of how un-Walmart like they were. The colors, the patterns. Loved them.
I turned them into this. I used white fabric from my stash.
Quilted using my squiggles. Binding was my pink on pink polka dot fabric. Big surprise there.
I had a special little girl in mind when I made this and low and behold she moved to Delaware, so now she gets to use it every time she spends the night with us :)
It ended up being a little smaller than crib size, I can't remember the exact measurements, I want to say 29 inches by 34 inches ? It ended up being another one added to my favorite pile.