My little boy is getting big enough to carry his own water bottle, so it was about time for me to make him a water bottle holder. My sister wanted to make some for her little ones, but wanted help. I showed her how to make one while making Kyle's. Check out Megan's water bottle holders. I finally cut into my cogsmo fabric and used a little for this project. The quilting seemed to be a given with the fabric, but it took more effort than simple stippling would have. I love the results!
My family has taken a liking to Hot Air Balloons. It might seem a little strange, but they are such neat air crafts! We went to a hot air balloon festival last year as a part of our summer vacation. This past weekend, we went to another show in Macon, GA. Tunes and Balloons were a small part of the annual Cherry Blossom festival. It didn't have nearly as many balloons as the previous festival, but there were 12 balloons, most (if not all) were different from the ones we saw last time.
My oldest just turned 5! I am amazed that it has been that long ago, but it feels like just a year has gone by. I definitely notice that I am getting older through milestones like this, though I don't feel it. I asked Avalyn if she felt older now that she was 5. She said she felt older. She is so excited about getting more responsibilities and being "a big girl"! For her birthday, she asked for dirt as her dessert. I obliged and also made water. We had blue jello with swedish fish in it (our water) and chocolate pudding (made with almond milk because of Kyle's allergy) mixed with cool whip and oreos. Gummy worms were added to the dirt for fun. The kids loved the dessert, and got really messy as you would expect.
I ran out of space in my flickr account for March! We are only half way through the month! So to add to the vintage sheet theme I have going this month, I have some up for exchange in addition to what I have posted on flickr. These are all pillowcases that I have cut from before, so I might have a couple of fat quarters left from them.
Top left is rated a 4, bottom left and bottom right are a 3, and top right is a 1.
For my Bee Addicted 2 quilt (it needs a name!), I am doing a "solid" border and a pieced border. The solid border is the tie-dyed blue fabric that is in the quilt. The pieced border is made up of scraps from the fabrics in the quilt. The strips are between 1 inch and 3 inches wide.
I wanted a random look, but not too random! So I started in an orderly manner.
Apparently, I am too orderly because I have several strips that are the exact same prints together! Look closely and you can see what I mean.
To be more random, I have now put all my scraps in a container and will choose them from there. I hope it helps!
I am not very good at keeping up with my blog! But I have made it to 100 posts, so I am going to have a giveaway to celebrate! Thinking about what to giveaway, I will offer some Minky Dots in either pink or blue (your choice), coordinating fabric, and satin binding. I might throw in some extra notions or fabric, we will have to see! Just leave a comment here by Sunday night (March 21). Post about my little giveaway on your blog, come back here and let me know in the comments, and you can have a second chance to win. I'll choose a winner on Monday morning.
(Click on any of the pictures to see it much larger!) Oh my goodness! I love Cathedral Window quilts! I was amazed to see two of these quilts at the show. They were absolutely beautiful. I think the windows on this one were about 2 inches or so. I love the colors!
These windows are about 1.5 inches. I can't believe all the work involved and how many different pieces were needed.
I love the black background and the variegated thread used for the quilting. Also the bright colors are very attractive.
More stars. These are made with half square triangles.
I like the way these blocks were put together. Again I love the stars!
I am always interested in seeing red, white, and blue quilts in the hopes finding one that isn't too patriotic. This one is very interesting.
The greens in this one was really interesting. Looking at the picture now, I don't like it as much as at the show!
There was a wall of churn dash quilts. This one was the most interesting.
I like the light and dark value quilts. This one is really nice!
(Click on any of the pictures to see it much larger!) My sister and I decided to go to a quilt show hosted by the Bulloch Hall Quilting Guild. I was really excited as it was to be the first show that I have ever been to. Now that I write about it, I have mixed feelings. See my sister and I have 6 kids between us all under the age of 5. They are mostly good kids, but the ladies running the quilt show didn't handle them well. We kept getting comments to watch the kids, or be careful with something or other, or got some ugly looks from some people. We decided to take the kids outside and let them play in the yard while we took turns looking at all the quilts. I wish I could have looked at the quilts more thoroughly, but with the kids running around outside, I didn't want to take too much time. And I felt out of place being probably 20 years younger than the next youngest person there!
One part of the quilt show that I thought was really interesting was a challenge to create interesting quilts with pieces from unfinished vintage quilts. Here is a sample of a vintage quilt square that was given out to use to make a new quilt.
There were a lot of great pieces, but as soon as I took this picture, I was told I was not allowed to take any more in this room due to the vintage nature of the pieces.
Megan and I really liked this one. It uses all batiks. The quilting was also really interesting as it looked like wood grain or something like that.
This crazy wonky long cabin quilt was really interesting. I am sure I could make something like it with my scraps! Not sure I have the patience to hand quilt this much though!
Megan really liked this one. I am guessing (and fairly confident) that this one was paper pieced.
I really love the little squares in their jewel tones. I think a full mosaic quilt in these colors would be amazing!
This star quilt isn't too exceptional, but the fact that it looked like an I-Spy quilt with photos added in.
I was amazed at this heirloom quilt with these photos used for the squares. It was really great!
Check out these brilliant colors! This was a part of a stain glass cross quilt. There wasn't much room to take a full picture, but this quilt looked great up close.
I think this quilt was one of the most amazing. It was all pieced and very intricate.
Megan really liked this one. I love daisies. I assume this was paper pieced. I guess I might have to try some paper piecing one of these days.
I LOVE lone star quilts! There were several at the quilt show. This one is probably my favorite. The colors are amazing and the borders are exquisite!
I am married to a wonderful man and we have six children ages 10 and younger. I stay home with my kids and homeschool three of the children. It is a lot of work, but we love our busy home and all that God has given us!