Thursday, June 30, 2011

In My Younger Days

Hello Everyone,

One thing that I have learned about myself over time is that some things never change. A while ago my mother had found some of my old art work, from when I was a child, that she had kept. She brought them to me and I had put them away in the closet. Yesterday, I rediscovered them and thought it would be neat to share.

This first one was done when I was about 9 years old. You can see I loved color then like I do now. Very abstract, but would make a nice quilt, wouldn't it? It even won First place in our local savings bank art contest. FYI... the bank no longer exists.

This one was done two years later and also won First Place. Again quite abstract, but full of color. I did use a different medium though. The first was crayon, this one was markers.

This last one was done one year after the last. You can see it was a still life portrait of art supplies! How appropriate too. I vaguely remember doing this one in art class. You can see it was mounted on gray construction paper. The construction paper looks like it has seen better days. This was done with crayons.

So as you can see not much has changed, I am still in love with color, but now in a different medium... FABRIC!

Do you have artwork from your younger days?

Until Next Time...


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Red Asterisk

Hello Everyone,

I bet you can't believe that I have NEVER been involved in a Bee! Yeah, me too! So when my friend Andrea invited me to join the Two's Company Bee, inspired by the Red And White Quilt Show that was in NYC in March, I jumped at the chance. After all who wouldn't want a red and white quilt?

So first up was Tara's block!

She sent everyone their own fat quarter of red fabric and we needed to add the white. My red piece was plaid. I really liked how it turned out too.

It was a paper pieced block and you all know how I love paper piecing. So this block was meant for me. She explains how to make this block on the Two's Company Blog. I hope Tara likes it too!

Two reminders...
1. Only one more day to enter the giveaway for the Kona Bundle, click here for the details.
2. Today is the last day to get 15% off your order from the shop. Everything is included except Kona Cotton Solids. Just use the code welcome15 at checkout. Click here to get started.

Until Next Time...


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Don't Ask Me Why...

Hello Everyone,

Thank you everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes! You all put a BIG smile on my face!

But now... don't ask me why my little Pavi just loves our kitchen sink.

He is quite the silly fellow. When he hears us doing dishes he runs into the kitchen to see if he can assist.

Unfortunately, when cooking or cleaning he cannot get what he wants... to sit in the sink. But when the sink is all clean, up he jumps. Typically, he will want us to run the water, but only a trickle. Pavi will drink and play with the water.

I must say, he is probably one of the cleanest and most hydrated cats around. Not to mention, odd, handsome, and silly.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway going on, click here.

Also, be sure to check out the sale going on right now through Tuesday. 15% off everything using the code welcome15 when checking out. Everything but the Kona Cotton Solids are on sale. Click here to get started.

Until Next Time...


Friday, June 24, 2011

Celebrating With A Giveaway!

Hello Everyone,

Well, I am one day late because I was busy yesterday... it was my birthday!!
Thank you to everyone who sent me good wishes on Facebook!

But I still wanted to celebrate with ALL of my loyal readers and my new readers with a great giveaway.

I am giving away this wonderful Pretty in Pink Kona Cotton Solids bundle from Robert Kaufman to thank you all for your wonderful comments on a daily basis, as well as your inspiration that you give to me every day!!

If you would like to be entered to win this lovely bundle,

You will be redirected to my friend Ryan's Blog, I Am Just A Guy Who Quilts!
Tell him I said hello and check out his wonderful blog too if you are new to it, he has tons of fabulous things going on all the time!

The giveaway will be open until June 29.

Until Next Time...


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Scenes From A Classroom

Hello Everyone,

As you know, I was able to take a two day class with Judy Niemeyer last week and I thought that I would share some photos from the classroom.

All of Judy's beautiful quilts. Aren't they gorgeous? This is just a small sampling.

Judy showing technique.

Pam showing her progress.

Students intently listening to instruction.

More technique.

Beautiful spikes!

The center of a gorgeous quilt top.

Each version is so different yet so beautiful. If you haven't tried paper piecing then you really ought to give it a try.

Until Next Time...


Sunday, June 19, 2011

I Am An Addict

Hello Everyone,

Many of you know that I have a serious addiction. An addiction to paper piecing, but mostly to paper piecing Judy Niemeyer patterns. On Thursday and Friday, I had the opportunity to take a two day class with Judy here in CT. So, of course, I could not pass up the chance to see her again and work on her patterns.

For those of you who are fans on Facebook, you already had a sneak peek at my creation. All I can say is I am in love!

This photo shows the center of the quilt. If you recognize these fabrics, these are the ones that I shared back on this post when I was just choosing the just the right combo. All the links are there, on the post, for each individual fabric too

These are the inner border pieces in progress.

This is one of the center pieces prior to trimming. They always look fabulous once they are trimmed.

Here Judy is demoing how to piece the curve with my arc and quarter circle.

Aren't they just perfectly pieced? That is the beauty of paper piecing, very little error.

Here is the first progress photo of the layout. Loving it here.

Now some arcs and quarter circles are complete and added to the layout.

Here it is on my design wall with the outer arcs added. What you see here took me just two days to complete. I am almost done too. I just have to paper piece the outside border and then add the inner setting pieces.

If you ever get the opportunity to take a class with Judy, it is well worth the time and effort. She is a wealth of knowledge. After class we were able to spend the evening chatting over dinner. That was tons of fun! Although we drove through a horrendous thunderstorm to get where we were going.

You can find all the fabrics and the patterns for this quilt in my shop, just click here to get started.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway for the Kona Cotton Solids by clicking here.

Until Next Time...


Friday, June 17, 2011

Kona Cotton Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone,

I know many of you love Kona Cotton Solids!! You can find them in my shop by clicking here.

But don't you just love these colors... Papaya, Mango, Cerise, Lupine, Bahama Blue, and Pear?

Well, I am giving away a fat quarter pack over at my friend, Ashley's Blog today!! So go visit her at Film in The Fridge and enter to win this lovely little bundle!

Best of luck to everyone!!

Until Next Time...


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Show And Tell

Hello Everyone,

One of my favorite things about going to a guild meeting is the show and tell. On Sunday at our Mod Conn Quilt Guild meeting, it was no exception. Loved it!!

I would like to share with you some of the quilts from the talented ladies.

Susan's quilt. Entirely appliqued for her daughter Maddie. Wonderful design.

Susan's little bag! A free pattern that can be found here.

Michele's quilt for the preemie unit in the hospital.

And her very beautiful green and yellow quilt.

Heather's wonky rectangle quilt. Love the colors.

Heide's very romantic Jennifer Paganelli quilt. She made it for Sarah Fielke's Naked Bed Challenge.

Karen's quilt... I think it looks like zippers!

Here newest one that she had on her blog just last week.

An oldie but a goodie from me. Rainbow HSTs.

Square in square strip quilt.

Susan's mug rug.

Her beautiful hand dyed fabric. Love the color!

She also made these cute little fabric vases. I just love this idea!

Hope you enjoyed the show and tell as much as I did!! Stop back tomorrow for something special!

Until Next Time...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...