Saturday, November 21, 2009
So I was gathering some quilt tops and tote bags to bring to Yankee Quilter for their Holiday Gift Bazaar tomorrow (Sunday Nov. 22) and look who found the quilts mere moments after they were dropped on the chair?
Lily of course. there has not been a quilt made that Lily does not think is hers. She just climbs right up, snuggles in and purrs.
The Holiday Gift Bazaar sounds like fun. Because I am bringing them some patterns and totes, quilt tops... I get in early! It's like legal cheating!
This is one of the tops I am bringing in- it's so pretty! It is made from our Floral Fandango pattern.
If it doesn't sell, I may have to finish it myself- It will look great in my kitchen next spring!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
easy to fix. I like the stitching on the striped one- that was fun.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Our friends at Yankee Quilter will be offering the kit for the project and Ackfeld Manufacturing took a small version of one of their quilt hangers and tweaked it for us! What a great collaboration!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
On Saturday, my friends at the Southford Falls Quilt Guild had their first quilt show. What fun! They did a great job- there seemed to be lots of people there, there was a beautiful raffle quilt and lots of fun baskets to win. the only problem I can see is that I have yet to get a call about which basket I won! Oh well, I tried.
I also made a baby quilt. I cut it out on Sat morning and then made all the blocks on Saturday afternoon after the show. I used our pattern "Mosaic Medley". I love using that one for baby quilts. I don't make tiny baby quilts. And, it came out so cute! I can't stand it! I used some fabric from the "Safari so Good" fabric line by P&B Textiles- it has these really cute monkeys. It was so funny; a month or so ago I was in PA for work and I stopped to see my daughter. On the way to see her, I stopped at a really nice fabric shop called Piece by Piece Quit Shop in Ephrata, PA. And that's where I saw the monkey fabric. Now I am not a huge monkey fan, but these guys were cute and the dad of the baby -to -be loves monkeys!
Today I put the quilt together. Isn't it too darn cute! I guess it is a little hard to see the fabric...
I also made a bean bag chair for my daughter's dorm room at college. I'd take a picture, but until she fills it with beans, it looks like a lump of fabric!
I also worked on a quilt pattern we are designing for a shop hop in NY. We are going to call it "Pinpoint". I am trying out various colorways- my first one was in fall colors. Yesterday I was adding flower Yo-yo's made with the clover Yo-yo tool on the way to the guild show. What do you think? Aren't they cute?
I am also working on a more Christmas version of the runner. But I will save posting a picture of that one until it is quilted. I basted it today so it is ready for the next step. Off to take a break (and maybe sew a binding on a quilt while I veg in front of the "tube")!
Until another day...
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The CT Shop Hop was a lot of fun. I was not able to make it to all 18 shops, but I was able to see a bunch of them. Everyone was great! And I loved seeing the quilts made by some of the shops using the pattern we designed for the shop hop, Crossroads thru Connecticut.
A couple of the shops will be donating their quilts after a while- isn't that great? I have an extra top for Crossroads and I think, once I get it quilted, I will do the same. I'll keep you posted on that.
We have been busy working on 2 new patterns- Newspaper and one for a shop hop in NY. That one is a cute table runner pattern- simple but fun. Just need to decide on a name. I'll post a picture soon.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Remember the new computer? Well, I do love it but right now, I am still working between two computers until I move all my files over. And some of the programs don't work with the new computer without an upgrade.... yadda, yadda, yadda.
Anyway, dear hubbie was helping to move files and install programs and he installed the program for my web site, copied over the web site files and tried to upload a new picture. I'll bet you can guess what happened. The site crashed! OK- we thought, no problem, it is still on the old computer , so we will just upload from there. But no! we can't upload from either one!
After many hours and emails to our web host, the site is back and hubby now knows a lot about my web site and pages so maybe I can get him to "help" with it in the future. There are always things to do and not enough hours in the day! Of course, he may regret learning about this program.
There is some fun stuff - I have been working on a new pattern for another shop hop (this one is in NY) and my friend Charmion came over tonight to start testing it. She picked these beautiful Hoffman fabrics and I think it is going to look great. It is a table runner- the one I made is in fall fabrics and hers are for Christmas. I will post some pictures when we get farther along.
Until then....happy quilting!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
So much faster, brighter, just so much fun!
I am off to design, write and play on my new machine!
Have a quilty day!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
It's called Two Creative Studios. they offer some on line classess that look like a lot of fun, and have other neat stuff in their store. They are also doing a summer give away event.
Here's what you can win:
Prize #1: A free online class of your choice. Choose any online or class on demand class we offer at Two Creative Studios.
Prize #2: A goody package of Terri and Sue's hand dyed fabrics.
Prize #3: A goody package of a book from Sue and a Giclee Art print from Terri.
The winners will be chosen on 8/15/09 and will be notified via email. We'll announce all the winners in the next newsletter.
So go log on and sign up for their newsletter. Good luck!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
I can tell you that we are on page 71 of the latest McCalls Quilting magazine- it's the "Coming in October" page and the little pumpkin face is ours!
So be sure to head to your favorite quilt shop on August 4th and pick up McCalls Quilting! We are so excited!
And hopefully we will have more news to share soon!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
We stayed at a wonderful old hotel. Our room looked out at the stadium so we got to see the baseball games- and the fireworks. And next door was a theatre so we went to see Beauty and the Beast. What a wonderful show.
As much fun as market was, it is good to be home, doing a little sewing, hanging out with hubby and snuggling with the kittty (she is a little pushy!).
off to dream about all our new new fabrics, toys, ideas....
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
What does this have to do with quilting? Ever notice how your environment can influence you? We usually hear about the breathtaking sunset or the amazing landscape that inspired a design, a color scheme or just the creative process.
Environment can also have a negative impact. Because our little renovation includes most of the first floor (literally- we replaced all the flooring!), the whole house is still a mess. The are no picutres on the walls, the rooms are not back to gether, there is stuff everywhere including the garage, the basement, the kids' rooms (if they try to come from college for the weekend, we will have to clear them a space!). It is a little overwhelming, almost depressing. It looks like we have lived here for 2 months not 13 years. So I think this weekend a little decorating and stuff management is in order. Maybe then my house will be an environment that supports the creative muse, not one that seems to suck the life out of it! Wish me luck!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Well, since my fabric did not come from Northcott yet (I am designing a quilt with their Cambridge Square line and can't wait to start sewing!), I decided to "clean up". I have stuff in my tiny sewing area from many years ago- I still have a quilt magazine from 1983! So, I purged. It was actually great. Sometimes you need to simplify. Too much stuff can just be overwhelming and it feels great to open up some room. It is almost as if, by cleaning up the space, I have cleaned up some creative space internally as well.
Of course, I may have some adjusting to do. I am saver. I have clothes in my attic that I wore when I was 18 years old. My children are now all older than that! And my daughter, who is very small, can't wear any of them. Not only are they out of style, she is a different shape than I was. The same size, just different. So throwing out stuff is hard for me. But it is good. And I have made some space for new stuff! (just don't tell hubby that part!)
Off to make some more space...