Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fire Station Playhouse!

My favorite gift this year was one that wasn't even mine!! 

The little man finally opened his fireman hat, so we took him to the study where Grammie helped him see the fire station playhouse.
Angell Firestation Playhouse

That face...be still my heart!
Angell Firestation Playhouse

"Hello, playhouse!"
Angell Firestation Playhouse

Angell Fire Department door design, compliments of Uncle Gavin, on printable fabric.
Angell Firestation Playhouse

The fireman has his ladder up the tree ready to climb up and get the kitty down. Someone needs to pick those apples and put them in the basket.
Angell Firestation Playhouse

"I don't want to go back to Christmas!"
Angell Firestation Playhouse

"I done crying now."
Angell Firestation Playhouse

Later in the morning, the little man disappeared with Grammie's iPad and this is where we found him.
Angell Firestation Playhouse

Several of us made trips into the playhouse with the little man during the day. Grandpa had a great flashlight that was a hit in there. What a joy! Sigh!  
Angell Firestation Playhouse

I got the pattern from Miss PrettyPretty on Etsy and purchased my felt here. It is from recycled material and came wrapped around a tube so it wasn't folded. I am already plotting another playhouse to stay at Grammie and Grandpa's house.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Love this block!

This bee block is for Staci in the Bee Unique Bee Knotty bee over on flickr. I opened the package with the fabric in it and when I saw the green I had to work on it immediately, even though she graced us with not having to do it until January.

This is going to be such a fun quilt. Staci asked that we not square it up. I chain pieced the strips she sent (heard she cut 700 of them!!!!!) and after cutting them to the size strips I wanted, there are three more strips leftover for another block.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hanging Quilt for Elizabeth

Elizabeth from the BKBU bee asked for hanging quilts or folded quilts. Here is the sneaky peek I gave her earlier. (See the cute little bird??) She sent the Kona snow fabric and asked for a spring feel to the blook. 
Sneak Peak for Elizabeth - BUBK
And here is the completed block.
Hanging Quilt for Elizabeth by myfullcolorlife - Vickie
I love when the trees are just starting to bud in the spring. That inspired my pieced tree. The little quilt gave me fits, but I was having some problems with my machine, which I sorted out (thank goodness!!). My favorite part is the little blue bird in the tree. Everyone needs a blue bird in their tree in the spring!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Flickr Bee Progress and Fun Links!

This was a fun block to make for Corey in the Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee.  It is going to be such a cheery quilt! I am really starting to love orange! :)
For Corey - A Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee by myfullcolorlife - Vickie
And this is a sneaky peek for Elizabeth in the Bee Unique Bee Knotty bee. She asked for hanging quilts, or quilts in chairs or over a fence. I am slow in finishing, but wanted her to see what I have going on so far. It will finish pretty quickly, but I have an idea or two still up my sleeve. Ha!
Sneak Peak for Elizabeth - BUBK

And go check out the web site Hey Quilty! You might find something helpful or fun! Another blog pointed me toward her Paper Piecing Basics, Part 1 and Part 2. Sorry I can't remember which blog!!! But these are fun videos, especially if you are interested in getting started with paper piecing!

Have you found anything fun, lately?

Monday, November 7, 2011

A total "Grammie" thing

Remember this post about this monkey...

Marvin the Monkey

...that was for this little guy???


Well, his daddy sent me the sweetest email, with the subject "Marvin". Feel free to read over my shoulder...

 "just got Deacon up from his nap.  He was curled up in a little ball on his tummy and smiled at me when I went in.  I scooped him up and Marvin the monkey came with him.  He had been cuddling with him.

Now Deacon and Marvin are watching Curious George.  Marvin gets a hug every couple minutes."

If you were here, you would see my heart melting all over the floor. I have told my kids I could take 10 or 12 more of these (grandkids). 

Trucks and Tractors

I think those numbers need to be higher. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Sweet Girls!

I love my daughters! They were handpicked by some of my favorite people in the world, my sons. And I know ultimately they were picked by God. We had prayed for these lovely women since our sons were born...or approaching puberty!! LOL! But seriously, they are all a treasure to us!

Recently, the first son's wife and her cousin came to our little home and created a lovely dinner for ladies. They are cooking through the Pioneer Woman cookbook and call their little blog "Pioneer in a Year". It is a fun read. This picture if from the 5th installment of "The Sabetha Chronicles" on the meal at our home. Go check it out!

Our girl is on the right, but we claim her sweet cousin as family, too!! Thanks for a wonderful event, ladies, and for a fun blog!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday morning cuddle!

His toes were cold and he asked to cuddle (insert *heart melt*). Grandpa got out his truck and tractor blanket and the camera. The rest is history!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I love a good star.

And this friendship star rocks! I was limited to the fabrics I received, and wanted the star just how it is, so chose to make the corners darker rather than the background to the stars. In a perfect world, I would have had something that would have played well with these, but alas I did not. I have seen her other offerings and she is going to have a beautiful quilt!

Now, go make some of those stars!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Pinwheel First

Isn't that orange fabulous? And don't you just love that white on white windowpane?


12-white squares and 4-orange blocks...everything needed to make a cute little 8" pinwheel from quilters cache. I have never made one of these little blocks before, but it was so simple.


You sew four 4" squares together...


Then line up the template with the seams...


...and cut.


Works really well when you don't try to take shortcuts.... *sigh* I would have made another, but I used a charm pack and I didn't have anymore orange polka dots. And I had to have those orange polka dots.


Four blocks...


...and one cute pinwheel. Don't ya love it when a plan comes together?

E-block for Maria

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Winner and a Finish


I wish you all could have won!! But alas...

Congratulations, Teje! Citrine will be coming your way!!

I have sent you an email and can't wait to hear from you!! :)


I recently completed Terrie's block for the Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee over on Flickr. And today I got the pictures taken. Finally.

Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee Blocks - Terrie

She wanted a star block based on a memory from our childhood. One of my grandmothers loved owls. She had a macrame owl hanging under her clock in her kitchen. And thinking of that brings back a flood of other wonderful memories from my childhood. Thank you, Terrie!

Here are all her blocks together.

Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee Blocks - Terrie

Next up - two more bee blocks and my sweet bird quilt. What are you working on??

Spring Birds in Traditional Quilt Blocks


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Giveaway till Thursday and an Epic Fail!

Please post here to be a part of the fabric giveaway. There are 2.5 yards of gorgeous fabric on the line, folks! :) Now for the Epic Fail.

Earlier, I showed you this fun fabric.

My fabric choice - Quilting Book Club assignment

My Project Choice - Quilting Book Club assignment

But I didn't show you what happened next. 

Quilting Book Club trial

It is a cute triangle of fabric except for the epic fail with the last row.

Quilting Book Club trial

Come to find out, there is an error in the pattern (and with the operator - ha!). I have been in touch with Sarah, and she helped me out, but I put the fabric on hold until I can get some 'in person' help. It is too cute to forsake or mess up. :)

Have you had any 'epic fails'???

Friday, September 30, 2011

Fabric Rocks!

It is what captured my attention and made me dive head-long into quilting. This wonderful modern fabric is the reason I sew and therefore, the reason I began "My Full Color Life". I can't believe the fun I have had with this little blog. Now, it is definitely time to celebrate with you!!

So...I wanted to gift one of my followers with 5 half yard cuts of gorgeous, scrumptious eye-candy fabric. But which fabric??? I asked Lindsay over at Hawthorne Threads what was 'hot' right now. She is super helpful and sent me these pics. Aren't they gorgeous???

Heirloom by Joel Dewberry, the Citrine Collection

Heirloom by Joel Dewberry,  the Ruby Collection

Heirloom by Joel Dewberry, the Sapphire Collection

Delighted by the Quilted Fish in blue

and Moroccan Mirage by Khristian Howell in blue

All you have to do is decide which collection you like best, leave me a comment telling me why, and be one of my followers!! Hey! I narrowed it down to five choices, you gotta do the rest yourself!

The giveaway will be open until next Thursday morning at 6:00 am, CST. And if you would like to tell me why you chose it or how you think you'd like to use it, I'd love to hear. But you don't have to. I just want to say, thanks for caring enough to click 'follow'.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

From Little Things...Progress

* NOTE: GIVEAWAY COMING!! Do you like fabric??? I hope so. I am still working on the details, so 'stay tuned'!!! :)

In my last post, I shared my fabrics and pattern for the Quilting Book Club assignment. Well, I found my tree trunk fabric.

QBC Progress

This purple shot cotton is perfect. It plays well with the other fabrics and has purples, reds and pinks within it. Black fabric was too strident for me and all the browns I tried didn't work.

QBC Progress

I really love this tree trunk. It is stylisticly appropriate with the pictorial, playful pattern and fabrics. (Yes, I used a permanent marker to draw around my pattern)

QBC Progress

I spent several hours cutting, double checking and carefully labeling. I had to figure out the pattern and the fabrics for each section and didn't want to make a mistake!!

QBC Progress

I am still working on those pesky 124 diamonds.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

My fabric choice - Quilting Book Club assignment

My fabric choice - Quilting Book Club assignment by myfullcolorlife - Vickie
I know I showed you these fun fabrics in my last post, but I didn't show you what I was going to make with them.

My Project Choice - Quilting Book Club assignment

I love all things pictorial and geometric. And when you throw in 'whimsy' and fabulous color, I am a happy girl. This project is going to be incredibly ambitious to get done in 6 weeks. Especially with evening musical rehearsals beginning, but it is what I want to do. This project is not from a book, it is online with the Lecien company and is free. I do have Sarah's new book and have several things I want to make, but this pattern meets the assignment criteria of the assignment. It is me.

A Perfect Day (even with a bug in your tea)