Saturday, May 26, 2012

Life's A Hoot

I finally finished my "Life's A Hoot!!" quilt that I designed and pieced last year.  The owl fabric is from Adornit.  I made the quilt for my dear friend's little baby girl.  It's been hard keeping it secret from her and not blogging about it over the last few months.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Flower Block

The Queen Bee for May for the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild Bee is Charlotte.  She requested a flower block so she can create a flower garden quilt to hang above her sliding glass doors.  I finished my block today and I think it's my favorite so far!  I used a folded fabric technique to make some of the flowers and even crocheted centers for two of the flowers to give more texture to the block.

Here are some close-ups of the flowers.  I even stitched on the leaves to make them look more "leafy".

Sunday, May 13, 2012

It's been a busy week....

To catch up a little, last week I finished up the tumbler quilt that will be gifted to my friends first grand-baby.  Her name is Sophia Grace and I found the perfect backing fabric for this quilt.  The quilt was very easy to make since I used two die-cut tumbler packs that I purchased from Keepsake Quilting a few years ago.

tumbler quilt

tumbler quilt

tumbler quilt

I spent the week making cake pops for a friendly bake-off at work.  One night I baked the cake, the next formed the balls and finally another night spent coating the cake pops.  It was fun to try but a bit of a pain in the a$$, so I probably won't be making them again but I did end up winning second place!!


This weekend I spent some time in the sewing room and made a pincushion for the May swap at the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild meeting.  I used the Giant Pincushion pattern.



I also made a bit of progress on the May block for the Quilting Bee.  Charlotte is this month's Queen Bee and she wants to create a flower garden out of our blocks.  I thought I would try to do the folded flowers from the book "Fantastic Fabric Folding".  After a few failed attempts I managed to make two flowers.  The trick I found was to use the iron to crease as finger pressing just wasn't cutting it.  I'll post a picture of the completed block soon.


Sunday, May 6, 2012

I love Tuesday Morning!

I went to Tuesday Morning today to see if there was any new treasure to find.  I couldn't believe what I was lucky enough to score!

A fat quarter bundle of the Happy Go Lucky collection from FreeSpirit fabrics for only $13.99!!


And a 6" charm pack of Westminster fabrics solids!!


One Tuesday Morning down, now only about 5 more in the area to check out.....(maybe)