Monday, October 29, 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival 2012

has been drooled over, pined over, "oohed" and "aahed" over, coveted and pinned to Pinterest!

Don't know what I'm talking about?
Go here and get your quiltey goodness fix for a loooong time!
I'm always amazed at how creative quilter's are!

I'm entering "The Wheels on the Bus" baby quilt.
My entry number is 417.
Voting begins soon!

How much fun!

This was completed in June of this year for a very sweet baby-to-be.
Little Miss Lula.
A miracle ten years in the making.

I started these blocks a long time ago to teach myself curved piecing, got a case of Quilter's ADD (a true condition, look it up! lol) and put them away to work on something else.

Little Miss Lula's mom grew up in our church and when I received the invitation (late because of the post office) for her baby shower, I went hunting through my orphan blocks to put something together quick because all babies need a quilt don't they!

I thought, "Such happy colors and fabrics will keep a tater tot busy just looking at them for a while."
White sashing always adds a crispness that sets off very colorful blocks.  Amy Butler, Jennifer Paganelli, Moda prints I had collected, Heather Bailey and even some of my beloved vintage sheets are in here.  It's a standard crib size with a super soft vintage sheet as backing. 

Moda's "Birdie" was a perfect pick for binding.  I liked the way the circle theme is echoed and who can resist putting so much pink into a quilt when my life is so blue and full of "Snips and snails and puppy dog tails." with three growing boys!

The Mom-To-Be received some very lovely handmade things and I'm so glad to have been able to send along a quilt to wrap a sweet lil' tater tot in this winter! 

I'm submitting this to Amy's

in the "Best" of categories of:
Favorite Baby Quilt
Favorite Scrap Quilt
Favorite Bed Quilt

"The Wheels on the Bus" is a standard crib size quilt that was machine pieced and quilted by me.
A special technique was the curved piecing I learned on these blocks.

If you never go to another link here again, this is definitely one you will not want to miss!
Good luck to all the entries...they're truly all treauses and worthy of recognition!

Monday, October 22, 2012

"Squeeze Your Own Bundle" Competition

Oh my!  What a fun way to mix and match fabric and also have a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of these fabrics!

You can find all the rules here if you'd like to play along.

I chose these for my fabric bundle,

and I've thought long and hard and decided to name it "Autumn Acoustic" in honor of my son, Chris.

Chris has been learning to play electric and acoustic guitar now for about two years.  We've been homeschooling him going on five years now and I couldn't have ever guessed how much I would enjoy teaching him and spending so much time with him!

Today, in between lessons, he helped me get flower beds ready for winter and rake and bag leaves.
We had a beautiful morning to share.

Thanks to Randi, Rita and Faith for being the judges and to Alyce for such an awesome way to put together some very cool fabrics!  I enjoyed looking through Randi's etsy shop and dreaming!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Stained Glass Epiphany Quilt Top

Is done!
I marked a 1/4" turn under seam and hand appliqued this to a white background. 
Onto the quilting!


Linking up with Quilt Story and Freshly Pieced to get my quiltey fix this week!
See ya there!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mandala Mini Quilt Top

Dang it!
I hate it when this happens!
I'm still working on a "new" WIP when along comes an epiphany.

I really need to stay off of flickr.


A new project.  Machine pieced hexies, squares and triangles.  This design is done and waiting to be hand appliqued onto white fabric for a mini quilt over the fireplace mantle.  I'm gradually decorating the den, "my" room, with things I love.

Oh yeah.
Feelin' the love!

Come out and play WIP Wednesday at Lee's Freshly Pieced!