Monday, April 30, 2012

Christmas Through the Year

I did manage to get another Primitive Gatherings stocking completed.
Santa may be my favorite so far.
Mary, over at Quilt Hollow, inspired me to make a cathedral windows pincushion.
You can find the free pattern here at the Moda Bake Shop.

Now go on over to Darlene's and check out what everyone else made.
And thank you Cheryl for posting such great ideas for gifts to make.

Thanks to my friend, Deb, I have a bottle cap pincushion tutorial.
Who knows, I may have one to share next month.

Monday, April 23, 2012

A Bright Future

My hexie quilt is starting to take form.  
It is obvious to me that imitating the original is the best plan for these bright and busy fabrics.  The inspiration for this quilt came from a picture taken at the 2011 Sisters, Oregon Outdoor Quilt show.  I have tried to find info on the maker to give credit where credit is due, but to no avail.  If anyone knows anything about this quilt...
please let me know.
I thought the gals at Material Obsession might have made it, but could not find it on their blog or website.
Thanks to Janet, I found the maker and a kit for Pansy Patch, by Carolyn Davis.
You can find it here.

For some reason, 
perhaps a female grandchild??,
I am currently drawn to pure, cool hued fabrics.
Good Fortune,
by Kate Spain for Moda,
has really captured my attention..
All I need is a pattern that will allow me to show off the fabrics.
Carrie Nelson, of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company fame,
has posted a tease for a new pattern called BOUNCE.
I am intrigued by the staggered border and cannot wait for it to be available after Spring market.

My Scarlet Hedgehog bloomed.
Also played around with another annual blooming in the yard.
Coral and lime green seem to be calling my name;
 but anyone who knows me well, knows my favorite hues are orange, lime green and purple!
Perhaps I see an art quilt in my future.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wonderful Easter Weekend!

We had a busy, but blissful Easter weekend!
I loved the way my Kim Diehl table runner looked on the table.
I finally purchased the feather tree I have been pining for and was surprised at how many ornaments I have collected over the years.  In the past, I decorated for every holiday.  With a little one in the house now, my enthusiasm for seasonal embellishments has be rekindled!
My adult children still enjoy fun and games, so we had our traditional Easter egg hunt, including a prize for the winner...a PEZ bunny. 

Spring means my Argentinian Giant has bloomed again.
Next to bloom...my claret Hedgehog.