Sunday, June 28, 2009

Upcoming project: Amy Butler Messenger Bag

I'm going to try my hand at an Amy Butler pattern: Highstreet Messenger Bag.

I chose some great brick red exterior fabric for the bag and the lining will be the gray/turquoise.

We'll see what it turns out to be!

Bullseye/Log Cabin Quilt in the Frame!

What a great day!
The gals came over to put my quilt in the frame.
It was too big to put in the house, so we set it up in the driveway.

Here's the quilt in the frame, in the driveway:

Here's Pat and Evie laying the top on the frame.

After we had it on the frame, we rolled both sides so it would be a manageable size to go into the house.

Before it went into the house, we did some quilting outside.

It was a perfect day for outside quilting!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Headbands Headbands Headbands

They were a hit!
Here two girls modeling them: Kami & Kate.

Empty, but full of possibilities....

Today's Craisglist Score: A Re-Cycled Card Catalog Cabinet!

I couldn't be more pleased with the possibilities of this cabinet. All of my bits and pieces for crafting will be neatly organized, finally!

This comes from a university library about 2 hours from here... I can only imagine that they're going completely electronic and no longer need this fine specimen.

This wouldn't have been possible without the help of my mom, and aunt Lynn and uncle David. (mom wasn't available for the photo...)

Aunt Lynn, Uncle David - Thanks a million! I am ecstatic!
The camera added the smoke - it was in transition from the air conditioned house to the hair-curling humidity outside.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mom's quilt back from the quilter

Finally, it's done... and I mean really done.
Mom's quilt came back from the quilter and it looks fabulous. I think she really likes it, but time will tell.
The fabric store that did the quilting is Melear Fabrics, located in Sullivan, MO and Salem, MO. They've done another spectacular job on it. I can't say enough great things about them. They do a huge variety of edge-to-edge patterns. This time, they finished the edge for me, too.

The pattern is "flock of triangles" from Denyse Schmidt. My version was made with mom's favorite colors... pink and maroon. I kind of like it.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Purple Crooked 9patch Baby Quilt!

Crooked 9 Patch is now my favorite kind of 9 patch!

This is going to be a great gift for a friend who is expecting her first child.
I worked on the top in a class at a local quilt shop a few years ago with a friend, but never found the right occasion to finish and gift it... until now!

Fuzzy wonderful purple flannel on the backside will make this the perfect blankey.

(the white lines will wash away)