Friday, June 3, 2011

Warning this posting is long cuz it's been awhile :)

because of computer issues and work (it can cramp your style :)) i've not posted in awhile so this might be rather long. ruby!! she is a honey. she loves my scrap bin. that basket was originally intended for her but she used to chew the basket part so i took it and used it for scraps. she has recently found the basket again and this is were i'll find her certain times of the day. she is too cute to me!!!
projects i've been working on:i was in the mood last weekend to make a bag. that is not usual for me. but i've had this polka dot fabric for at least a year and thought it would make a fun bag and i think it did. i love the bright handles. i quilted the outside and inside. i've never done that before but i really like the look.

this is the inside and if i really wanted to i could reverse it and use the inside as an outside. the handles would be a little weird but still do-able. it's a very fun tote bag!!

next - i finished my nieces quilt. it's the barn raising pattern with a bright twist!! she just got it and told me she loved it. i was happy to hear it. it's nerve wracking making a quilt for someone when they say oh we'll just like anything you do. what if you don't though???? everyone has different styles - doesn't mean they are wrong they just aren't yours. :)

this is the back. NEON green and a paisley boarder. it fits her twin size bed.

the most tedious project i've done in awhile. LOVE the results but there were A LOT of rows!!! :) i got the idea from aimee. thanks dear!!

for the quilting i did a straight line and just traced the patterns. LOVE how it turned out! the back was just fabric i had. i've been doing that as much as i can to try and get rid of some of this fabric that i've had for two three years now. i want more but them i think why i've got so much already. the only time i buy is when i don't have enough of the same colors to make it work.

the charity quilt. this is one of my favs!!! i love the film strip quilt. i could make 100 of these and make them all different. i have a new idea with this quilt that i'm going to try soon. amanda is the inventor of this quilt. (i think) :)

the back. once again what i had. but it worked. and i met the lady who bought it and she was so very happy. it was fun to see!

well - summer is almost here and i look forward to some more time quilting. i have a lady that i'll be working with this summer who wants to learn more about quilting. it should be VERY fun. she is staying on me to do this so i know she is really interested. i'll update you on her progress! ;) hope you are doing well. thanks for putting up with two months of projects basically. have a great day!!!


  1. The barn raising pattern looks great in those bright colors! Your niece is one lucky girl! I also love the film strip quilt. Fabulous!

  2. those are such bright gorgeous quilts

  3. Love them all! It's a great color palette you've been playing with. I love those HSTs, but I agree, it's pretty tedious! As is the straight line quilting. But the results are worth it - just gorgeous!

  4. First of all, is Ruby a Cairn Terrier? I have a Rosie that looks just like Ruby.

    I love the bright colors on your quilts with the white background. Such a nice, fresh look.