Sunday, July 31, 2011

Calling all: Wantobe a Quilter?

"Hello friends and followers, I would love to welcome you
to a Wantobe Quilters Campaign over here.
 They are having quilting supplies to giveaway 5 x a week for 12 weeks. 
Supplies that will have you quilting
before you know it...From sewing machines to irons, to die cutters,
to mats, to rotary cutters, sewing baskets, scissors, batting, needles,
rolled sewing machine bags, patterns, books, magazines...everything
you could imagine to assist you in being a NEW Quilter. 

Even if you are already part of this community you can win
quilting stuff too...Tuesday and Thursday are days for us..
All you have to do is give me your name and phone number 
and email sew I can submit this to the organizer, because if you win
anything I can win something too. 

All you have to do is be my follower and a follower
That is all! There are over 49 Sponsors involved.
I am pretty excited to be part of this, sew should you.
I love being a QUILTER! 

( p.s EMAIL ME your info {name, email & phone number} so you can be eligible to win. It won't be share with anyone but Madame Samm)

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
will be Wantobe Quilters sure to leave comments
those days sew you can win....and please tell them Vickie from My Full Color Life sent you!!
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Finished? I don't think so.

Here is a progress picture of the BUBK quilt. I added the Oliver+S frothy pink fabric around each block and then sized them all the same. The black with white dots AH June bug fabric was then sashed between all the blocks. It hung on the design wall for quite some time. My sisters helped me. We auditioned the plain larkspur, the pink frothy and the black dots. Also tried the turquoise and the green I sent out to the bee gals. They were all just so-so.

Next post I will show you what I did, cause right now I am on vacation!!! :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I've got soul....blossoms

...and a lot of unfinished projects. So, why am I showing you new yummy fabrics that probably won't get put together (except in ziplock baggies) for quite some time instead of all the progress I have made on this quilt?

Spring Birds in Traditional Quilt Blocks

Well, I am really close to being done. I have had to think about each step, because I want it as close to perfect as it can be. I don't want to say, "I wish I had ______" about any part of the quilt. And by waiting, hopefully I will make up for the day I had 3 (yes 3!) separate blog posts asking for your input. (Thank you, by the way)

So, for all you concrete-sequential people, I am sorry. But for all my fellow abstract-randoms, here goes!

My sister's helped me group these fabrics and lay them out in rows. Lesha was helping me know which photo was the far left one so I wouldn't forget when I make this quilt next February...or she was telling me I am a loser...

I've Got Soul...Blossoms

So, here are the photos, in order, that I will use as reference when I get to cutting. These are rows 1 and 2. Each row has 3 different fabrics.

I've Got Soul...Blossoms

My sister, Marcie, made a gorgeous quilt from a Kaffe Fassett book (can't remember which) that I am styling this quilt after. Here are rows 3 and 4 (with a little peek of row 2 - so I can remember). Once she gets her blog up and running and posts about it, I will share with you.

(Did I mention it was gorgeous?? OK. Good)

I've Got Soul...Blossoms

Her blocks were a 6" center, but I am going to go 8". I want to show off as much of these gorgeous prints as possible. Here's part of row 4, row 5 and the start of row 6. You get the idea.

I've Got Soul...Blossoms

Each block will have the large square with a smaller rectangle and a square on the left or right side of the square.

I've Got Soul...Blossoms

On one block the square will be on top of the rectangle, and on the next block (same colorway, same row) the square will be below the rectangle.

I've Got Soul...Blossoms

It will be pretty straight forward, but I will need to *keep track of where I am in the row.
(*see abstract-random).

I've Got Soul...Blossoms

With the fabric I have, I will be able to do 9 blocks for each row. It should finish as a generous king size quilt.

I've Got Soul...Blossoms

I will always remember the fun...and confusion...we had putting it together. It was funny how all 3 of us girls were all looking at it from our own unique perspective, saying the same thing, but it came out totally opposite. Each one of us had the top in a different place!! If you were listening in, you could tell we are sisters!

I love sewing with those girls, who are, of course, ladies. But to me, they will always be the girls. :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I love a good book

Pure Contentment

The first day in their new home, Deacon climbed up into the rocker in his room. He spent a long time just sitting and reading. He loves his books. {This photo taken with iPhone and edited with Instagram app. Really fun!}

D's Chocolate Love

It is fun to see D's Chocolate Love hanging over the back of that rocker. He also likes to read books 'under' it as well, because sometimes it doubles as a tent over the end of his crib.

D's Chocolate Love

Isn't it fun seeing things you've made loved and used???

p.s. I added the photo of Deacon in the chair to The Pioneer Woman phone photography assignment page. There are some cute ones over there.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Missing my Mojo

Missing my Mojo by myfullcolorlife - Vickie
Missing my Mojo, a photo by myfullcolorlife - Vickie on Flickr.

I have the pink/red border added and then was going to trim all blocks to 14", but I kept making silly mistakes. I did not cut myself and I did not cut any of the blocks, but that rotary cutter kept slipping or I cut them the wrong width. So, after my third major error, my sister made me quite and wait until later. Whew! I am glad she did!!

Do you ever run into problems like this?