Tuesday, January 26, 2010

SO much more than quilts

i thought y'all might be getting tired of quilt photos; so, i thought i would show you a few of my new loves...

this calendar is keeping me up to date on my crafts. it has an awesome new project every three days!

my friend/neighbor/aeva-sitter, lorelei, is one of the most talented artists i have seen. last month, she blessed me with a beautiful piece of original art. i think she may be on the same telepathic wave as me...or she read my letter to santa

oh, that's my cute little owl cup in the lower right corner, he holds my scissors

this is a key fob, made by one of the best bosses in the world (no, i'm not sucking up...you really are) - corinnea. i can never, ever lose my key again; because, i would cry if i lost the gnomies who guard it now

below is a snap of my 2010 calendar -
i am very particular about the calendar i get at the beginning of each year.

1. i have to look at it ALL YEAR

2. i love calendars that i can take apart annually and use at wall art later on

3. because i CAN

so, one of my favorite photogs (besides christopher nelson) is christopher marley; and, when i find one of his works - especially if it has BUGS!... you get the picture, right?!

SNOW much more than quilts

Scenes from last week displaying a few things you may not know about me...

i have a girl who loves a playground slide

i love dog kisses; just not when they're freezing

i wear an owl hat with pride

my girl gets embarassed by my hat

Friday, January 22, 2010

the very hungry momo

here's the very hungry part...

a very simple project from the fabric line featuring eric carle's the very hungry catepillar

and something to lay a weary head on while snuggling under the blanket...

the back

the front

here's the momo part...

i have to say that this is one of my favorites thus far.
the fabric began its life as a jelly roll of the fabric line, odyssea by momo; and, ended up as this way awesome (if i do say so myself) quilt top!

i added the solids in the center splays and the first border, in order to excuse some of the strips i wasn't too excited about.

i played around with a 45degree angle on the first border and added the cute brown and pink dotty outer border.
i love this one so much it may take me a few months to get up the nerve to scribble on it with the long-arm machine!

one last way cool tid-bit:
the pattern i used allowed for the remaining strips to be sewn into this awesome table runner!
fun, fun, fun!

catching up...

well, here i am trying to play catch up in sew many ways...
i am including quite a few pix in this edition; so, please be patient with the download time.
i have been very busy (to say the least) sewing quilt tops. there are so many new fabrics coming out this year that i feel the need to free shelf space in the old craft room...so i can fill 'em up again!
above is a close up of the super cute blue and brown bunny damask from the hushabye line.
i have created two quilts with this line and felt the need to add purple to both, because tula pink forgot to :) and afterall, purple goes with EVERYTHING! (huh, jenn?)

hushabye in its entirety:
the original plan was to use the soft lavender solid in the vertical and horizontal stripes; but, i sort of cut all the vertical strips one half inch too small and didn't have enough of the material to fix my mistake...so, i used a deep purple that i had on hand. it looks odd in the picture; but, i think in person it gives it some depth.

this is the second hush quilt.

i didn't like some of the fabrics that came in the kit, so i substituted in the:

pink with white dots
green with white dots

i really like the fussy cut owls in the four main diamonds

more close ups and the whole sha-bang...
i added the white border between the main square and the outer border just to give the eye a rest

below is an extra special project. the squares are all shared between some great ladies and myself. we each made two and traded our contributions around the globe. i sat on this for a while...you know...in the same position as rodin's "the thinker." and finally came up with a border of brown to unify each square and then added a great donated striped batik for the border.
hope you gals approve of the interpretation!