Thursday, April 14, 2011

leedle deedle quilts: A giveaway!

Is this thing on? Check out the cute give away from a fellow Modern Quilter!

leedle deedle quilts: A giveaway!: "Did you miss out on Heather Ross's Mendocino line? I bought some thinking that I might, one day, have a little girl. Well, I don't think tha..."

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

BIg News!

I've been absent from my blog, sewing and probably life in general lately.  I'm PREGNANT!  I'm so excited and happy - but I have been so sick, tired, and unmotivated.  Today I start week 14 and I am finally feeling more like my old self.  I look forward to getting some projects done and seeing people again.
My due date is 1-11-11.  Hope for a boy.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy Hour

Happy Hour
Originally uploaded by Legg Beater
Without stripes. Better? Worse?

Happy Hour - 2

Happy Hour
Originally uploaded by Legg Beater
So, My Grandma Gallagher was going to go to New York next month. She wanted a quilt to give to the host family she was going to spend time with. Since she only had a month, she enlisted me to help her. The plan was, I was going to cut out all the fabric and we were going to sew them together at her house. The day I was supposed to go sew, her colon ruptured and she ended up in the emergency room. Luckily, the surgery went great and she is recovering well.
I started sewing the blocks myself so we didn't get behind schedule. I took some liberties with the instructions she gave me. She wanted green/orange/flower. I wanted stripes. The reason I know she is recovering is because she told me today EXACTLY how she felt about the stripes (and it wasn't good).
So, now I've finished enough blocks for a 101"x101" quilt and she wants me to redo the ones with the stripes. What do you think?
She wanted a pattern from the Happy Hour book, but since I can't find it - I cut 5.5", 2.5", and 7.5" rectangles to make 14.5" blocks.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sew Fun Bee

Sew Fun Bee
Originally uploaded by Milky Robot
I joined the Sew Fun Bee!!! Of course, I joined without asking and then had to beg mercy on me and they let me stay in the group anyway. WAHOO!! I'm glad to be a part of it.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Home Machine Quilting Show

Lessons I learned from the Home Machine Quilting Show:

1-I'm not into art quilts or any quilts that have CRYSTALS on them.  I appreciate them for what they are, but I have no interest in a quilt that cannot be washed and used.  I thought I wanted to do competition quilts, but apparently, I only want to do "utility" quilts.

2-All the classes I took were far beyond my ability on my long arm.  That being said, Linda Taylor gave a 20 minute talk about how you should be your best cheer leader and always be happy with your own work.  I really needed that pep talk.

3-No wonder people think quilting is for 60 year old ladies with no taste.  I appreciate the time, effort, and commitment made on every quilt, but I am not in the vendors "target" audience I guess.

Here are the photos of my favorite quilts.  In all fairness, I rushed through the quilt displays because Jeff and Gillian were waiting for me at home, but here are my favorite quilts of what I saw.  "Obama Hope Quilt" by Corinna Weir.

This is based on the poster by Shepard Fairey.  I love everything about it.

This is a fairly simple pattern, but it was made by a high school student who pieced it and quilted it them self (I'm sorry I didn't zoom in on the label to properly credit this).  The bright crayon colors on the white is stunning.

  That is all the photos I took.

Green/Yellow - More Blocks