Designing birdhouses is just plain fun! In fact, the sillier and goofier the better! If I was a bird, I would want to live in a crazy colorful house. The other parts to the quilt are flying geese (“headless” I call them since I usually chop off the point at the top), pinwheels (I loveContinue reading “Birdhouse Quilt”
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I seem to like triangles – a lot! There are so many different ways to use them and they’re easy to play with. I was experimenting with a lighter color palette in this quilt. My key color was aqua because it looks so fresh and I have never made a quilt with aqua as theContinue reading “Triangles :)”
Wee Wander Prints and Solids – the Donut and Star Quilt
I fell in love with the colors of both the Wee Wander solids and prints. They are just beautiful; they kind of remind me of sherbets! Add that thought to those donut shaped blocks, and yummy – now I am thinking of dessert!! I was inspired by the pattern on the cover of KateContinue reading “Wee Wander Prints and Solids – the Donut and Star Quilt”
Holy Smokes! What a Mess!
Oh my gosh – did I ever make a mess!! I had to move hundreds of fabrics from our little hallway into my office/sewing room so that our new dryer could be delivered. I had brought my puppy, Kevin, downstairs to “help”. He thought that finding boxes and shredding them to bits and pieces wouldContinue reading “Holy Smokes! What a Mess!”
When I made this sailboat quilt, I was experimenting with background colors. I was trying to see what would liven up my boats so they didn’t look so much like stiff little soldier boats all in a row. Because we certainly would not want that…hee hee! I was also goofing around with variations on myContinue reading “Sailboats!”
Jungle Creatures Project – Completed!
I still absolutely love the Jungle Creatures fabric line! The colors are so cheerful to work with and the patterns are happy and full of energy. Throw in some cute animals and I just find it irresistible! The center of the quilt is really busy, like maybe I had one too many cups of PineappleContinue reading “Jungle Creatures Project – Completed!”
I must confess that I have been drawn into the Golden Ticket promotion over at Pink Castle Fabrics. The thought of potentially winning a Hello Kitty sewing machine tickles me to no end! Since one must purchase fabric to get a Golden Ticket, (and I NEED a Golden Ticket), I just couldn’t pass up theContinue reading “Sunday Stash”
Retro Daisy – Retro Block
I really enjoyed making the Retro block from Camille Roskelley’s book, Simply Retro. The block is simple to put together and has a fun final look. The first one I made was with orange and purple. As I was making that quilt, I thought I’d make another with the red and white. This is theContinue reading “Retro Daisy – Retro Block”
The Big Diamonds
This is the perfect quilt to make when you just want to sew, use lots of your favorite fabrics, and have a simple pattern to follow. I grabbed the top 2 feet of fabric from both my red stack and my yellow stack and then started cutting. From there it was just sewing together theContinue reading “The Big Diamonds”
We have this really great store in Berkeley called Ethnic Arts. They have the coolest collection of stuff I have ever seen. I have found some super fun things in this shop, such as antique puppets from Indonesia, colorful, hand crafted David Marsh furniture and gorgeous mola pieces. I love the mola pieces and aContinue reading “Fishie Fishie”