Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Which One is Your Favorite Today?

Here's a gratuitous photo of Gigi wearing her Amy Butler dress to introduce the second set of pink/red block photos! Sorry for the not-that great photography below.

Which one is your favorite now? And do you like it more than the one you picked yesterday? Feel free to click on them to see the blocks more closely.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Which One Is Your Favorite?

Hello All,
I'm making a new quilt! No, I haven't finished the one for my son I showed with the light and dark blue squares, but I've started a new one anyway. I usually only work on one at a time and finish before I move on, but i'm breaking the rules! Winter is coming and I want a quilt for MY bed for once! I've never kept a quilt before, it will be a new thing.

So ok, here's the concept. It will be king sized, and will have 40 blocks on my side in red and pink, and 40 blocks on his side in green and blue, then down the middle will be 10 blocks with red/pink mixed with green/blue (that's us snuggling!) and the whole thing sashed in white.

I just let the fabrics decide how they wanted the blocks to be measured. I just told the fabrics that the blocks all had to come out to 10 1/2" square, but otherwise they could be however they wanted to be. The larger motif prints got center squares to fit their scale, and the same for the larger motif framing prints. Everyone got to be themselves and show off to their best advantage. And if someone didn't have enough fabric but still wanted to be in the quilt (i'm talking to YOU red and white daisies!) other fabrics jumped in to help.

I'll do three posts with the new blocks. Here is the first post! Feel free to click the photos to enlarge. Which block is your favorite of today's set?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Us

Happy Anniversary my love! Thanks for eight great years.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Another Peek at my Day Job

I know! I haven't posted in forever! I think I had a mental block or something, but i'm back in the saddle today. I've got a ton of sewing stuff to show you over the next week, but today I'm showing off a second peek at my day job, the finished hands-on museum I planned from this post. Double click any photo to see it larger, it's better that way!

Here is the finished outside, complete with "river mat", kids' crawl through tree and map of the Guadalupe River on the side.

Here's a better shot of the crawl through tree and the answers to the animal track markers we will have around the park. The tree entrance shows the metal piece that will be used to lock it at night.

Ahhh, the beautiful inside. This used to be an ugly drop ceiling with weird lighting and ceiling fans. The project opened up the ceiling to expose the gorgeous solid wood beams and added a skylight. What a difference!

Here's my co-worker and friend Erin testing out the microscope interactive.

Here's a closeup of the water goggle interactive.

And a shot of one of the underwater denizens you can see by moving the goggles around. This is a catfish!

There's more to see, but I don't want to bore everyone! Hope you liked it!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

On the Design Wall Today

I have a new quilt i'm making for my son, Wolf. He picked out the fabrics, the solids are Bella. He chose the design based on this quilt by Handmade by Alissa, my favorite blog! It's a fast quilt, so i'm zipping right along!