Do you have projects that for one reason or another you stop working on? They then get stashed away and almost forgotten. That's what happened with this little project. I was going full steam ahead when I ran out of fabric for these little hearts. Thanks to many of you I was able to track more down but by then I was busy with new and exciting things so this one sat. But it kept peeking it's cute little head out and winking at me. I'd see it as I looking for something else and it would whisper sweet nothing in my ear. Finally it won my heart over and I started spending time with it.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Some more exciting news. I've been saving it for Sarah's Whoop Whoop, that I will be linking up to today. I'm doing a happy dance over here and doing a happy dance is more fun when other's join you. So will you join me in getting your moves on as we celebrate?
Yep it's true. I've been pinching myself to make sure. Now that I have the new Sept./Oct issue of McCall's Quilting there is no doubt.
The Quilted Castle if you would like to get your hands on some. They also have a wide selection of other great lines, notions, and patterns. Make sure you check them out.
Smiling Daisies now lives at my aunts home. She needed it more than I do. She is valiantly fighting cancer and needed a quilty hug. Smiling Daisies with it's bright happy colors and cheerful daisies seemed the perfect fit.Aunt Em's Quilts on Facebook. Come back here to let me know. I'll pick a winner next Friday. Good Luck!
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I just love my Sew Bee Wonky Group. It stretches me and lets me be creative. Last month Jeri requested a people and/or places block using this tutorial. Janeth had made her some row houses and a barn. I decided it would be fun to make a farmer to go with the barn. I was thrilled when I found the red check in my scraps. It wasn't quite big enough so I put the farmer in overalls and put the straps of his overalls over the seam I had to make to make his arms long enough. I think he turned out quite handsome.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Have you seen the new Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts? It is full of quick fun quilts. I was thrilled when I got my issue for more reasons than one. I drew inspiration from Cynthia Brunz's Bamboo Shoots and Tony Jacobson's Ode to Blanche.American Jane's Ducks in a Row for Moda. I love the bright happy colors.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Every other year we have our DeRyke family reunion. My children look forward to it and wish it happened every year. I made this quilt after seeing a book by Mary Lou Weidman. (Who by the way I will be taking a class from this fall. I can't tell you how excited I am for that.) If you've read my blog for very long you will recognize this quilt.
So grateful for my family and this great opportunity to see everyone again.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
You may remember this little piece I made a while back with a frame I had found at a garage sale. I had so much fun making it I knew I wanted to make more. So I've been on a quest to find fun frame to fill. Well, I hit the jackpot at a recent garage sale. Five fun yellow frames for a steal. Yesterday DD and I set about filling some. DD is into owls right now so I thought it would be fun to make one to put in her room. I did a rough sketch and set about cutting out pieces.