Friday, February 15, 2013

Not a dish towel anymore!

My quilt top for Art Mom with a Pearl Earring is complete!

I love all of the variety in this quilt!
It is very fitting of my friend Diane who is whimsical in every way.

I had hoped that the backing would be here by now.
Oh well.
I suppose, while I wait, I will cut into this 
small fortune of Matilda Jane Clothes.
I am making a keepsake quilt for my friend 
out of all of her daughters old clothes.

I have to admit that I'm terrified to cut into all of these pretties!
But I have really fun plans for them so 
it's time for me to suck it up and start snipping and picking!
Wish me luck!

Friday, February 8, 2013

It all started with an Anthropologie Dish Towel

This week I've been working on a quilt
She is a fabulous art teacher extraordinaire 
that just moved into my neighborhood.

She offered a trade and I eagerly accepted!
Two of my kids will be so lucky to attend her
art sessions that go until May.  Supa fun!

This quilt is going to have literally everything in it!
Well....not everything.
But I let her rummage through all of my stash and we started 
with the green Anthro dish towel with turquoise embroidery on it.  
I've been packing it around for the last 5 years
just waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it.

While piecing I have been listening to this book...

I have to rave about this audiobook!
The narration is phenomenal!
I just fell in love with this spitfire Irish girl.
For me, it was over too soon.

Today has been a very cold and snowy day
So we figured we would stay indoors and
 work on Valentines Day boxes.

I let my kids comb through Pinterest looking for ideas.
This is what they came up with.
Kleenex boxes transformed!
The best part was that we already had everything we needed.
Win! Win!

Now I'm off to shovel my driveway, ug!
Thanks for stopping by :-)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Babies are my favorite

I don't take too many custom orders.
But every now and then someone emails me
about a baby quilt.
I might be in just the right mood.....
or maybe the fabrics are just too fun to resist.
Either way, I love me a baby quilt!

Now that this quilt has made it to it's lovely owner
I can post pics of it.
She wanted to be surprised!
(my favorite kind of customer)

For this quilt I used my Shelby pattern.
It never gets old.
I just love the texture of it!

Also, I was dying over this pic that my BFF took.
I made this custom quilt in December for the sweetest Mama.

I'm not going to lie, this baby girl makes my ovaries ache!
How cute is she?!?!