Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Today I am Loving...

These guys! They are just so cute and sweet. I want to hang out with them! And I love the song. It's an homage to "Glee" which I don't watch, but this video makes me smile every time I watch it!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Quilt Festival Entry - Finn's Quilt!

Hello All and welcome to my blog! I do everything by hand, I don't own a machine. So feel free to browse the completed quilt gallery on the left side of my blog for more hand made goodness!

For the Fall Quilt Festival, I'm featuring a quilt I made last month for my friend and boss, Angela (no blog). It's an all Heather Ross wonky square quilt, with gnome cornerstones and a pieced back. Above is Finn with the quilt!
Here are the front and the back, click to see bigger - they really do look better bigger!

And in case you're wondering who's back there holding it, it's this guy:

When I was quilting it, I got the idea to put in a small quilting detail on every block. Here I circled the mom and boy (that's Finn and Angela), the girl on top of the VW (that's Avery) and the man throwing the ball to the dog (that's Scott and Bailey the dog). The whole family! Minus the cats and ferret, of course. Click to enlarge.

On this one, I highlighted a fish - can you see the highlighting?

And here, a gnome.

It's hard to see, but on this one I wrote the baby's name. I quilted it instead of putting on letters like I usually do, since I'm now superstitious about "shouting" the baby's name on a quilt until he's older. This is more like a whisper so you don't alert bad luck that he's here. Click the photo to read the name.

Here's a closeup of the back so you can see the quilting better. Thanks to Chen for the idea to add white strips around the brown. I didn't add a detail to the ones on the back as they were quilted over.

Enjoy and thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

More Green and Blue Blocks

Which is your favorite? Click to see them larger.

Do you see the little girl in the pool saying "shark!"?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Here Come the Green and Blue Blocks!

Gigi is here in her blue and green dress my mother made her to introduce the green and blue blocks! I showed the pink and red ones the last few days for the quilt I'm making for myself, in case you missed it. Which one is your favorite today???

Sorry for the terrible lighting, its been raining here for days! Click to enlarge for a better look.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Last Set - Which One Now?

So...which block is your favorite out of all of the pink/red blocks now? Get ready for the green/blue ones coming soon! Here are the last two photos.