Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lorrie's Tree Skirt Wedges and a Special Quilt

 Lorrie decided to do two completely different wedges for her tree skirt. The first one is purple and golds, and the other is traditional Christmas reds and greens. I really enjoyed working on these.

 Something that a few of us from WWCQ have been working on is a "Hug" quilt for a friend of ours that is having medical difficulties. There is nothing but love in this quilt!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Christmas tree skirt wedges

I finished several Christmas tree skirt wedges over the last several weeks. The first wedge shown is Leslie's. Her's is a unique shape.

The next wedge that I finished is Marie's and is pictured below.                                                            

Monday, March 19, 2012

Creative Slump

Well, I've been in a creative slump lately; my muse has definately left the building.

What is unfortunate about this is that I have a bunch of tree skirt wedges that I need to work on. I can't even think about doing more than a basic seam treatment. But even deciding what seam treatment to do where is becoming a chore.

What do you do to break out of your creative slump? I really need to get out of this.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday Thrift Store Finds + Some Other Stuff

Well, on my weekly trip to the thrift store, I found a ton of crocheted doiles and a couple of "junk" bags with trims, buttons, etc.

I also found this awesome silk jacket. Tango anyone?

The wife of a friend at work is having a baby, so I made the baby boy and his big sister each a quilt.

I found this tutorial to make these cute pincushions. In fact, I liked it so much that I had to make two. I did modify the instructions to better suit my need to get things done quickly. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Saturday Thrift Store Finds

I absolutely love going to the thrift store! We have a really great one close by that is cheap and has lots and lots of "junk". I especially love finding unique clothing to chop up for crazy quilt fabric and finding crocheted/stitched items.

Here is a picture of a few of my finds from this past Saturday.

Jacque's Tree Skirt "Wedge"

I finished and mailed off Jacque's christmas tree skirt "wedge" a few days ago. Hers was interesting because it was two pieces - a diamond shape and a fan shape.

Here are a few pictures:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Winner is Chosen!

Judy (number 6) was randomly chosen by a random number generator. She will receive a walnut shell filled strawberry pincusion and a fabric pack from My Etsy Shop.

Congrats and enjoy Judy!

Monday, February 20, 2012

I won! I won!

Well, now that voting over on the HGTV board is complete, I can post what I made for the Valentine CQ Challenge. (And, I won one of Nicki Lee's gorgeous packs of hand-dyed lace! I'm drooling already and haven't even received them!)

Presenting LuLu the Platypus!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

It's Giveaway Time!

Okay, I have decided what I am going to do for this giveaway. If you would like to be included in this drawing, please leave a comment. (I would love it if you would post on your blog, but it is not required.) I will use a random number generator next Saturday, 2/25 to pick a winner.

The first prize in this giveaway is a handmade, "strawberry" pincushion. It is a jumbo size (1/2 of a 9" circle) and is filled with poly-fil and crushed walnut shells. (Base was only used for photographing purposes and isn't included.)

The second part of the giveaway is a crazy quilting fabric pack from My Etsy Shop. You may choose any color posted. If there is a color that you would like but isn't posted, I can make up a fabric pack for you. (If you are a traditional quilter, I can make up a cotton fabric pack as well.) Please leave in your comment what color fabric pack you would like to have.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

It's Almost Giveaway Time!

This is just a tease really...I'm putting together some ideas for a giveaway and will post it tomorrow!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

TAST Weeks 1-3 and Viv's Tree Skirt Wedge

Well, I am completely behind taking photos and posting here. (Who would have thought?!?!)

We are doing a tree skirt wedge RR on WWCQ. The first wedge that I worked on is Viv's. Here is the whole wedge.

Button hole stitch Christmas trees.

Fly Stitch seam and snowflake.

Feather stitch seams.