Monday, March 29, 2010

Another Bee Addicted 2 Block

I loved making these blocks for Liz. This is my second one. If I had time, I would love to make another one. With everything going on, I just can't. Oh well, these are going to make a beautiful quilt!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Water Bottle Holder

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!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hot Air Balloons!!!

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.

Monday, March 22, 2010

And the Winner is...

number 5! Jodie from Sew Handmade. I hope you enjoy the minky and fabric! Thanks for entering my little giveaway and helping me to celebrate 100 posts!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

My Baby Turned 5!

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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.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Vintage Sheet for Swappin'

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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.

I believe all of these would be a 3 to a 4.

Both of these would be a 4.

All of these would be between a 3 and a 4.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Working on a Border

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!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

100th Post Giveaway

(The giveaway is now closed.)

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.

Monday, March 15, 2010

28th Cover Up Quilt Show Part 3

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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!

28th Cover Up Quilt Show Part 2

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I have never seen a wedding sampler in person. These blocks were no bigger than 6 inches. Each one is different! It is really nice.

I love the stars here. (Can you tell that I like stars?!)

The color combination here is great! I wish I could make this one. I love the small squares and the border.

Check out this Kaleidoscope Quilt! I really wish I had gotten a close up of this one. Each hexagon is the same exact piece (or pattern) of fabric. Beautiful!

This is another Lone Star quilt. I really liked the light and dark log cabins around the border. (I am not usually fond of log cabins.)

I love the idea of using scraps to make a quilt like this one and pulling the whole thing together with a solid coordinating color.

I have never seen a quilt like this one. I love the look!

And another Lone Star quilt.

28th Cover Up Quilt Show Part 1

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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!