Tuesday, July 17, 2012

And Here is my Answer!

i dove right in and stayed up way too late but in the end this is what i had to showe for it. My obvious inspiration came from here.

improv piecing is very liberating...more than i remembered. i love how it creates itself.

I did the contrast of warm and cool blocks since that is how i had sorted my fabric earlier in the day.

maybe i will make more of these and see how they look together. i don't know. Or maybe it will just be another mini quilt.
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Monday, July 16, 2012

Now What?

I spent the morning sorting scraps. I have a bag of cool, a bag of warm and a bag of light/neutrals....

Now what?

i have been thinking about making something from Sunday Morning Quilts.

 I was inspired by this quilt, and then i saw this project and thought it would be great to use these scraps on too.

Anyone have a favorite, go to scrap/stash busting project that they like to make?

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

It is Time

time for me to do a family post!!!

We have this really dumb tree in our yard that likes to give us a preview of what fall will be like, even though it is hot hot hot...so before we raked (dumb tree) Delilah got a chance to play in the leaves with Daddy.

"look at me put them on my head"

"take that Daddy"

"hmm, do you think they can still see me?"

We also took a little time to visit my Gram, who they call Nana, this week. I can not believe that we got everyone to look and smile all at the same time.

What do you think of that 'vintage' wallpaper behind them? At Gram's house that is original, and on every wall.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Since we came home from vacation i have had just a little time to work on a few things...

This small quilt is a little sampling of a  HST sampler that Jeni at In Color Order is doing. I laid a few out on vacation and sewed them right up when we were home.

I have had these HST's forever in a box of UFO's. They were in there so long i forgot how cute they were.

Next i am working on a quilt for my mom. I have about half of the strips sewn together.

I am using a pattern from Amy Smart. I love it. Everything is coming together smoothly.

Lastly, these are the failed results of my attempt at doing the hand sewn sampler at Why Not Sew.  I was having trouble choosing fabric to begin with, then i saw a turning twenty quilt with FMF that i fell in love with and no longer wanted to commit all my FQ's to the sampler.

But i did have these pre cut FMF squares on my trip with me. I am just pairing them up and making 4 patches out of them to be wipped up into a small quilt.

Hop on over to Freshly Pieced and see what the other wonderful quilters are making!

  WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Our Insta-Vacation

hi!! i am back!

We had a great vacation to Maine and Boston...filled with all kinds of fun.

We drove a lot, there were quilt shops to see, and sewing to be done in the car....we met up with old friends and made new ones...

We hunted sea glass on the local beach...ate at very colorful local food joints...visited with relatives...checked out those lobsters before they became dinner.

And so much more.
(Sorry that the picture is small. If you want to see it a little better i think all you have to do is click on it) 


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