Thursday, April 28, 2011

really, really !

Anyone remember when I blogged about a certain someone's pinwheel quilt ?

Imagine my surprise when I opened a package one rainy and cold morning, and this bright, happy, perfect pinwheel quilt tumbled out.

I bawled like a baby as I unfolded it and wrapped it around my shoulders. Sure I was crying because it was awesome like a cargo containment device, but more importantly it was because a friend knew how much I needed something beautiful in my life at that time, and she gifted it to me.

I'm not sure quite how to thank her, so that she really knows how much it means to me. Like, really, really.

Funnily enough, I'm not the only one who has taken a shine to the pinwheel of awesomeness.

Silent Auction Quilt II

This quilt is pretty straightforward. I wanted to send another quilt in to the silent auction, but I was in a bit of a time crunch.

Patchwork quilts are easy and fast for me, even faster because I actually had these strips of fabric sewn and hanging in my closet for a future project. It was just a matter of arranging them into a patchwork and sewing them together.

I added the jumbo multi colored polka dot (LOVE !) and the matching multi-colored stripe fabric (LOVE !) and we have another toddler sized quilt. I hope it brings much needed funds at the silent auction for sweet little Lanie.

Silent Auction for Delanie Doran

Zig-Zag OR Zag-Zig ?

Zig-Zags have been on my to-do-list for awhile now. I figured now was better than never. This quilt was made for a silent auction, and I wanted to send something different (for me) in to be auctioned off.

Again, my husband rallied for squiggles. I wanted straight lines (that matched the zig in the zag)
The squiggles won.

I love the front. I plan on doing zig-zags again in the future.

The back I am iffy about. The fabric was cute, but the pattern started getting lopsided and I did not have enough yardage to correct it. It looks crooked, I swear its not !

This one is toddler sized. I wanted to keep it, but it's going off for a great cause :

ROYGBI - minus the V

This was my inspiration. ROYGBI - minus the V.

I love the splash of color in with the grey. You know I love me some grey.

I was going to straight line quilt this, but my husband strongly recommended that I do the "squiggles" - his term. So I did. Yes I did. He was right. Don't let him know that, but he was right.

I love the back. Those little squares of color. Love.

Almost as much as I love the binding. First off, I LOVE a combination of grey and yellow. That right there makes me swoon. Add a little bit of ROYGBI-minus the V and I am done.

Stick a fork in me.

My intentions were to sell this one, but you can forget that. It lives with me now and forever.


Wonky Log Cabin Picnic Blanket

That was kind of a mouthful, huh ?

My husband went away to attend a school for a few weeks and I needed a project that would keep my busy and occupied. This one did the trick.

I used almost all scraps, if I remember correctly each block was 15"x15", added the white sashing to break up all that color.

I quilted it using my free motion foot and made semi straight lines with uneven widths. I wanted this quilt to look loved and a little "messy". It's going to get a lot of use this summer.

It's a toss up as to whether I love the front or the back more. I am leaning towards the back ! Love this fabric from Ikea. In fact I was just there and bought three more yards (in additional to the yard and a half, tucked away in my fabric collection. )

This one is a keeper. It's coming to Maine with us this summer.

cats RULE, dogs DROOL !

Kegan found this bright and silly fat quarter bundle at Walmart awhile back. It reminded me of the FQ bundle I did with the dog prints.

Orange isn't usually my "thing" and trust me, there is a lot of orange in this quilt.

I think the white sashing helps balance it out and even things up a little bit. Quilted it with a tight stipple pattern.

I used up the entire fabric bundle, made sure to finish it off with a pieced back, and a cute orange striped fabric from my stash.

It is baby/toddler sized and is for sale. Contact me if interested. MEOW !