Monday, August 22, 2011

I won the August Quilt blocks!

At quilt group I was spoiled because I was moving far away from my guilt group. My quilty ladies are all so sweet to me! I love them and already miss them SO much!
August quilt blocks
This could be Joyce, Janis or Jan's block?

Mary J's block


Martha's block

Betty's block

Sue's block
Marcia's block

Angie's block

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August Quilt Blocks

These are my two (I had enough fabric to make two) blocks for quilt group this month. I used my GO! cutter again. I really hope I can make it to quilt group this month because we are moving and I want to see everyone at quilt group before I go! 

Dot, dot, dot, Stripe!

I had a lot of fun making this quilt! I love all the fabrics so much. The polka-dots and stripes are so cute and whimsical.

I made it for my little cutie :)

I used minky dot for the backing to make it extra soft and cuddly.

This dinosaur print I found at Jo-Ann's. It is so adorable.

Love the red fabric on the binding too.

It makes me happy just too look at it and even more happy to wrap around this cute boy!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Roundhouse Festival Quilt Show

Evanston's 15th annual Roundhouse Festival and quilt show at the Machine Shop and Roundhouse  Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011.

The festival was so fun and the quilts are beautiful!

That Halloween quilt is so adorable, I want one!

This quilt by Mary Hipol, is so fantastic, it was one of my favorites! I wish I had taken notes or something because I can not remember the exact name of this quilt. It is Wyoming and each image is shaped as a county and highlights landmarks, historic people and events as well as other icons of Wyoming. 

And then for fun:
Here is Z by the quilt he and I made together :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July Quilt Group Potluck

Janis, Betty, Jan and Sue

Melba, Joyce and her sister.

Clara, Kathy, Leslie, Angie, and Marcia

And Mary.

I sure do love all my quilt group gals!

Happy Thoughts

This picture makes me smile. Does looking at happy bright fabric make you smile?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Crispy Treat Cones

While visiting family on vacation, mom and I made these yummy crispy treat cones. The chocolate scoops are made with cocoa flavored rice crispies. These are perfect for making with kids.  I had one kid in charge of sprinkles and another in charge of putting on the "cherry" malt ball candy. So fun to make and delicious to eat.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July Quilt Block

July Quilt Block
I decided I wanted to learn paper piecing so I did lots of research on the internet and and found some good tutorials and patterns and I ultimately made this lovely patriotic block for July's quilt group.

And while I was on vacation I bought some fun bright fabric at Jo-Ann's for the next month!

It is so fun and bright, I had fun picking it out! I hope my quilt group gals will enjoy making blocks from these bright colors. :)

Friday, July 08, 2011

Design Inspiration

I love this little window display at Cozy Cottage. I really want that pretty pitcher and maybe an old window to hang on my wall. So fun to find some pretty inspiration.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

June Quilt Block

June Quilt Block
This is the block I made using my new AccuQuilt Go! cutter that my husband bought me for my birthday!! He is SO awesome!

Here are some pictures of the cutter (retrieved from the internet):
 It's a fabric die cutting machine.
And the die cuts from the "Mix and Match" set can be used in a variety of combinations to make different 12" quilt blocks. So fun to use!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

May Quilt Block Challenge

Here is my May quilt block. This is the most complicated block design I have ever completed so far. I am amazed at how well it turned out. Spray starch is my new best friend.  I wasn't able to make it to the June quilt group so I didn't see what blocks the other gals made with their purple fabric. The multicolored purple batik was the fabric for this challenge.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Project Inventory

I decided to photograph some of my unfinished projects to help me get organized and have a visual in my project notebook.  These visuals help get me excited to work on what I have instead of shopping for what I don't have.  Enjoy.