~ my creative mind – it’s fun to explore :)~ God’s provision for our family.~ Kleenex – we’ve had the sniffles.~ bloggy friends who encourage me.~ sunshine, the sun shines especially bright when it is really cold here.
You are welcome to join me in being thankful! I would love to know the blessings in your life – leave a comment and let me know :) Or post your own list.
I love, and am so thankful for this community of crafters in blogland! I have found another community, just for quilters – My Quilt Patch.
They host an interactive quilting website, including forums, and master quilters sharing their knowledge. My Quilt Patch is a members only site, with a small monthly subscription fee, (this keeps advertising on the site to a minimum) but they offer a free trial month – so you can check it out and decide if it’s a good fit for you!
My Quilt Patch has galleries to display your creations, lots of articles to encourage you as you learn new techniques and styles. I found free patterns and project there too!
The quilters forum is a great area to ask questions and share from your experiences, and they seem to have lots of new and fun … Read More »
I have never made a log cabin block. Never – of any sort! This is one of the most basic quilting blocks I have yet to make. I browsed through flickr and found a few extraordinary examples of how amazing these blocks can be. 1. I found a quilt top today!, 2. my new log cabin, 3. Crazy Log Cabin quilt… HPIM0342, 4. log cabin
Have you made a log cabin quilt? I would love to hear your experiences, tips and tricks! I received in the mail last week a collection of vintage sheets for A Notion or Two swap for Amy. And she wants wonky log cabin blocks! I’m pretty sure I can figure this out – but having help is so much fun!
Hope your having a great day!Blessing ~ … Read More »
My football diversion for yesterday was these little piles . . . but that’s all I’m going to tell you! Until a later date :)
Blessings ~ Amy
Hi Friends~Despite my lack of posting – I’m still here, and it has been a productive week – just not with my sewing machine! Family first – right!? They will always be first in my book – even if I feel like pulling my hair out every once in a while :)
~ I made lots of phone calls to other mom’s in Ella’s school, and delegated costume projects. Whew! For a week or so I was working out what was needed and the best way to get them all done. I think the costumes will be really cute – that’s a whole other post though.
~ We had a parent-teacher conference yesterday – Ella is such a great student! All E‘s :) (E is for excellent in her school) And she’s reading … Read More »
This block has been a growing experience for me! After seeing all the blocks the past couple of weeks I felt stuck. Amy really wanted wonky, and no 90 degree angles, with a appliqued birdie. I’m still working on breaking out my box – this was a great push!
In the end I thought of a bird, through a window – here’s my translation :I’m pleased with how it turned out. Hope you do too, Amy!
Hope you are well ~ Amy
Remember Chelsee? She worked like a feign to make a quilt in a week. Being that she had not used a sewing machine, rotary cutter, seem ripper or pins – we were really impressed with how fast she picked it up! Here’s a couple of pictures that her and Jenna took – back at school – I love the backing fabric that she chose!Isn’t it so pretty!? Chelsee is pretty certain she will quilt again! yeah – glad to have another convert – he he :)
I had my stitches out this morning – now I just need it to finish healing. Though it could be a while as it is on the knuckle. . . I may put a picture up, if I’m brave.
Blessings to you ~ Amy
I have been sitting on this fabric all month – and the last week haven’t gotten sew much. Last night I ignored the dinner dishes and set to work after the kids went to bed. January is Tracy‘s month – she has a green living room and is making a quilt to coordinate. I love the luxurious fabrics that Tracy sent! I really wanted to highlight the silk somehow – and this is what I came up with. I hope you like it Tracy! The quilt is going to be fantastic – you can check out the other blocks over on flickr.
Now I need to get my other block done for Amy . . .
Hope you are having a great Friday!Blessings – Amy
It’s on my calendar for tomorrow! I googled it to see if I could find an explanation. Nothing. Then I looked to see the artist name again – just in case. . . Susan Branch. Looks like she’s a quilter too! She even has some free patterns on her site. So if you happen to need a reason to go fabric shopping – my calendar says to go visit!
Blessings to you ~ Amy
I live in Utah. There seems to be ALOT of bloggers in Utah. I’ve never met up with a blogger from Utah – but I did meet Amy of Mommy and Beyond today, and she lives in Virginia!We’ve been “friends” for a couple of months now, and recently got in thick with Dana and a Notion or Two. After a bit of deliberation, we decided to meet at Elaine’s – fitting right!? Ella was back at school today, so we had 5 kids between the two of us – we hung out downstairs in the sale section for a while, out of the way, getting to catch up. And $1.00 fat quarters down there too! I know I said spending freeze . . . just a couple :)
After about an hour the … Read More »
After seeing my pictures from Christmas, a friend on Facebook asked for a doll quilt for her little girl. At first I thought about doing 1 or 2, but I seem to work in threes when it comes to doll quilts! I couldn’t weed out my fabric selections – so three it is :) I love this combo and so another kitty cat quilt. Emmalie wanted to keep it – of course!
Sock Monkeys for dolly’s. I put a blue chambray on the back, and I love how the little faces are framed out. cute!
I think this little one may be able to be labeled improvised. The quilt I had made from these fabrics previously were fat quarters, and the remaining bits were strips, cut to the same width. Some I … Read More »
There’s been a couple of items that I have intended to post about – and have forgotten or run out of time. . . so here’s a few quick takes to keep us current :) And a few links too!
~ A week or so ago Jacquie introduced a new project – Project Improv. I jumped on board a bit hesitantly, as I do like to draft blocks and have a plan for my quilts. But I am excited to step out of my comfort zone! I have a aqua/red block to make and get to Jacquie soon.
~ A Notion or Two – Dana invited me to join her bee before Christmas. . . I couldn’t resist! Doing block and mini swaps has been a great way to try something new. I have received … Read More »