Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Love A Good Cloth

this is Vito. Nora's cousin.
do i need to tell you how much we love him.
i didn't think so.
Baby Bib O'Love from the Mason-Dixon Knitting books.
Rowan denim 100% cotton.
Belle Buttons by Dritz. 11/16 in. made of coconut.
this yarn shrinks and eventually is supposed to fade like denim.
i made 4. and they are so cute i just wanna make more.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Cactus Quilt Along : blocks 6 thru 10.

that extra grunge color photogs a bit yellow. which it is. but i keep referring to it as lime. and i think i am out of the blue since i used it in Butter Churn. the pace of this quilt along is perfect if you cut out ahead of time. or can stay home for 25 days in a row. or or or. if you don't have to stop in the middle and get more fabric.all of the details can be found on Piecemeal Quilts.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Butter Churn

i love this red and blue oval fabric from Freebird. and i want to explore more of this blending of many background fabrics.me thinks being picky interferes with the creative process. even if the results are good i often wonder what i could have done. but was happy that i agreed on 2 with red and 2 with blue. a mix of Pure, Shangri-La, Rouneries, and a Basics pin dot. the other red and blue fabric is from Boutique by Chez Moi. and then there is that grunge border.most of the time i just try to buy fabrics i love. and when they co-mingle on the table. i often find that some of them just go together. which is what happened with the grunge.fabrics from Quilt Taffy, Pink Chalk Fabrics, The Sproutz Store, and Quilting By The Yard.this is Butter Churn. as a follow-up to A Year of Schnibbles. Sinta Renee of Pink Pincushion and Sherri of A Quilting Life are now hosting Le Petite - a year of small projects. last month's project was to make Paganini. i didn't make mine yet. but i am deciding on some fabrics. check out last month's parade from Sinta Renee and from Sherri.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Cactus Quilt Along : blocks 1 thru 5.

Sandi has put together some great instructions. there are 25 blocks. and you have to make 4 of each one. i am using grunge from Fruitcake. plus an extra grunge color.i first saw grunge from Figgy Pudding when i made this. i remember my reluctance to use it. but now find it perfectly suited for this pattern. and now even more colors are available. my squares are cut 2 in. and Sandi includes directions for squares cut in other sizes. all of the details can be found on Piecemeal Quilts.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Jelly Roll Classic Sampler BOM

here's Block 9.this is the Jelly Roll Classic Sampler BOM from The Quilt Room. the pdf files are no longer available from the website. but the pattern has been published in their new book. Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts.