Saturday, February 27, 2010

Stella's Ready for Paddling Season!

Both Stella and I are done with winter
and ready for paddling season.
Stella's former pfd was worn out and needed
to be replaced, so I bought this Ruffwear pfd at Altrec.

Here's Stella diving into Carlyle Lake,
wearing her older pfd:

Springtime, here we come!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Reproduction 1930's Fabrics Project: Hourglass

Here's a shot of the Repro Hourglass quilt in-progress.
These lovely prints were a gift from a fellow quilter.
Last night, I finished 53. Only 100 more to do!
There's a few other colors not represented in this photo... more coming soon.

Each hourglass is about 8 inches square.
I expect the finished project to be a queen-size.
Now, to pick a fabric for the back!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Fabrics Delivered!

I just received some new fabrics from my favorite online fabric store.
Beautiful prints without a purpose-

The photo above is Meadowsweet by Sandi Henderson.
The photo below is Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt.

Oh! The possibilities!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dark Waterfalls: Finished!

"Dark Waterfalls" or "Purple Majesty" also was quilted by Melear Fabrics with my favorite wishbone pattern, too.

This quilt has small and large 1/4 courthouse step blocks and 4-patch blocks.
It was a lot of fun to make ... and I even snuck in some bonus reds! The binding is a black-on-black.
Solid purple flannel on the backside makes this perfectly naptakular.
After the quilting and binding, it measures about 70 inches square.

This was made for my soul-sister, Elaine.
I think she's going to love it!

Orange Crush: FINISHED!

My glorious orange crush quilt is finally finished!
This one's going on my bed ;)
The gals at Melear's Fabrics did another fine
job quilting this on their longarm.

Here's a close-up of the quilting.
She used one of my favorite designs - the "wishbone."

Here's what I chose for the backing.
It's yellow with a pink design -
but it reads as orange.

This was the first time I'd pieced the binding with different fabrics.
I had some left over from the blocks and supplemented
with some bonus orange & white polka-dots.
The photo above shows the polka-dots.
I think I like it more than a one-pattern binding.
Check it out: