Friday, July 28, 2006

Oh Baby!


I finally got some of the baby quilts order done. This is one-half of them (4 quilts done, 4 more to go). Of course, when I brought them in to the client, other people in the office saw them and after the first of the year (after my craft shows are over), I will have a lot more orders. Which is funny in a way as I don't have children, have never been around babies much (didn't even babysit much when I was a teenager) and here I am in the baby quilt business!

Here's the first two: the frogs were extremely popular. I have the feeling I'll be making a lot more of these.

The train quilt has the words "box car," "caboose," "choo choo"
embroidered on some of the blocks. There is
smoke coming out of the engines.


















On the pig quilt, the top border says "This Little Piggie Went to Market" and the bottom border says "This Little Piggie Stayed Home"




















And the heart quilt is just plain raw edge applique (I used pinking shears) and big stitch embroidery/quilting on top.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Mardi Gras


Here's a picture of my Mardi Gras wallhanging that is beginning its journey on a Round Robin. It will travel the country and come back home to me looking absolutely gorgeous!

I got the fabric with the harlequins on it on a trip to an antique store in some small town in Kansas (too many stores, too many small towns, I can't even remember where I was). The store was so old and so dusty, my friend and I were sneezing our heads off from the dust. But it was a fun trip (all of our trips are) and found some great treasures.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Birdhouse Blocks


Just thought I'd show you two of the blocks I've done for the birdhouse block swap on CQForNewbies. I did a little more embellishing after I took these pictures. And yes, that is a real twig that the little blue bird is sitting on.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

CQ Block


Here's one of the first CQ Blocks I did. The hand is mine from 1972 (or thereabouts). I started at a young age and I made a quilt for my grandmother. I made felt hands of everyone in our family, embroidered on the hand and had little medallions of our zodiac sign and various other "crafty" things and presented it to my grandmother. Years later, after my grandmother had died, my mother gave the quilt back to me.

Since it was felt, it had discolored and was pretty sorry looking. But since the hands were of my grandparents (gone), my brothers when they were younger, I took those off the quilt and am going to use them in a family quilt of my own. There's a sunflower on there (not too clear in the picture) and the frog prince. Not too much embellishing on this one yet, but that will change in the future, I'm sure.