This blog is devoted to all things quilted and handmade. I have a new found love affair with quilts. I LOVE the colors, fabrics, designs and love that is sewn into quilts. Along with this new addiction comes a world of wonderfully kind and creative women (with a couple men thrown in for variety...LOL!). Please enjoy your stay here. I hope it will fuel your own creativity...
Monday, December 20, 2010
Christmas quilts...made and gifted! Whew! I got them all finished in time. They were all so fun to make.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.
May the peace of Christmas be with everyone. Happy Birthday Jesus!!
This is the first quilt I have made where I created the pattern. What a learning experience that was! It is a baby quilt for a special friend...their first 'child' is a wonderful black and white Great Dane. So, of course, he had to be included in the quilt. It has taught me all the work that goes into creating a quilt pattern and made me so thankful we have so many very creative quilters out there who share their talents with us in the beautiful patterns they have created for us. Thanks to Amy for making this show possible, the vendors who support her and thanks to you for stopping by my blog....enjoy the show!!
YEA!!!! Amy is hosting a blogger's quilt festival again this fall starting October 29th. I put the link in the side bar for easy access. Join the fun and send in an entry...it is just for fun (no judging) all levels of quilters are welcome. All the instructions will be on Amy's blog 'Amy's Creative Side'. Join the fun or sit back and view a wonderful show from the comfort of your own computer.
This is the 'Tobacco Road' pattern from the More Laps From Fats book. I am calling mine Butterscotch Sundae. I made it for my DH and just finished piecing in today...now to do the fun part, quilting.
For a change of pace these are some flowers made from felted wool I am experimenting with making. They are a fun small project to stick on a jacket, sweater, shawl, purse....there must be something I can put them on...LOL!
OK it isn't a quilt, but a UFO I finally finished. Yippee! Grouted my mosaic bowling ball today to put in my garden. Just have to put some clear sealer on it and outside it goes. I love finishing projects, now if I could finish the 5 quilts and the sweater I have in the works I would be happy. Stay tuned, this is the summer of finishing all I have started. Wish me luck!!
Finished and gifted so now I can post this to my blog. This a baby quilt for a very special new mom-to-be. Their first 'child' is a wonderful black and white great dane named Stanley...so of course I had to include Stanley in the quilt for their first human child. This is my first quilt done without any sort of pattern...just my crazy vision of what I thought it should maybe look like. A learning experience in a big way...LOL! And yea!!!! she likes it!!
I am so excited that Amy from Amy's Creative Side is again doing her on-line quilt festival. This is a wonderful quilt show that is not to be missed. What could be better than going to a quilt show in the comfort of your own home. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and settle in to enjoy the show. While your here though...this is my entry a quilt I made for a friend to give her daughter for Christmas. It show cases darling pictures her daughter drew on material when she was 4 yrs old. It also has parts of her favorite tie-dyed t-shirts she had outgrown but saved because she liked them so much. The background and the backing are soft flannel. I loved working on this quilt. It was an honor and privilege to find a way to showcase her artwork as a child, incorporate the shirts she loved and make it usable for her now. Enjoy the show! P.S. you can also get to it from the Quilt Festival icon on the side bar of my blog.
Now that tax season is over it is time to start quilting. I just started a free form quilt...these blocks will go up one side. Stay tuned for additional pictures as the quilt progresses. This one is a little crazy. LOL!