Friday, May 27, 2011

Quiltdad inspired and my Latest Obsession!

Wanted to make a little runner from some Anna Griffin fabric, something simple but a little different....just couldn't think of anything...until I saw John's (Quiltdad) little mug rugs....
...such a simple idea and really fun to do....

....thanks bunches for the inspiration John!:)

Here at the shop is my latest love....Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi....I don't know if I am going to be able to resist it....

....but even more tempting is this huge case of Presencia Finca Perle Cotton!!! Over 150 colors in size 8 and 12.....oh the possibilities!!! I bought 5 balls today...I need to get a large jar to store them. They are just tooo, too pretty to hide away!


BTW....this weekend (til June 1st) there will be free shipping for orders over $35....go visit our Facebook page to get the code word....and see a photo of me and my mystery quilt! Tell Carly you like it!:)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Skull Appreciation and Mystery Quilt Revealed!

Ever been to the blog Skull-A-Day? No? Oh please go check it much fun! They are having a Skull Appreciation Day on June 4th in Richmond, VA and part of the festivities is an auction of wall hangings using 12" squares sent in by artist from all over the world....and me!:)
This was my inspiration....a couple of drawings James did a while back. The one on the right is an ACEO card and now lives in Scotland!

Here is my interpretation in cloth. I'm liking that diamond tooth!:) Go visit the blog and you can see some of the other squares that have been sent in....I hope they post photos of all the finished quilts.

Last week I finished the Mystery Quilt AND we sent out the final clue so I can finally show you what it looks like....

...scrappy browns, greys and ecru batiks....'s supposed to be a lap size but it must be for a giant lap because it is 60"x84"! Since it is soooo, sooo big I decided to treat myself and for the first time ever I had a coworker long-arm it for me!

The lovely Linda of A Design in Motion did a fantastic job!

The designer of the quilt itself is Jackie Robinson of Animas Quilts. Very well written...I mean come on....I was able to do it!;)

I was tickled when Carly asked me to be in charge of it for the shop and I sure hope she finds another one for us to do!

Here's the boy again...he and Hold Tight! are heading out on another tour starting May 31st in Pittsburgh, PA.... pop punk at it's best!

Love those tattoos....he is drawing one for ME!:)

Stay tuned!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Northeastern Graduation, Gifts for Maria's UK pals...and some donuts!

We've done some traveling...all the way to Boston from Virginia. That's ten hours in the car but it was worth it to see our niece graduate from Northeastern.

Several days before we left I realized we still had not bought her a gift. I just happened to be looking online to see where Northeastern was in relation to the rest of Boston and saw their logo...

"Lightbulb moment"

Looks like a quilt waiting to happen doesn't it?

So with a little help from some huge graph paper and hubby at the computer screen with a ruler we drew it out...and figured it out...and pulled some fabrics...
Black, Red and Warm Grey are the school colors...I think we got it right!:)

Laura seems to agree!
She's happy and we are proud!

Purple and Orange, Maps and Books, Diner and Rt 66, cute Robots...

...African, Eiffel Tower, Hawaiian, New York, Science/Math...

Fish, Star Wars and the above all folded in a nice colorful stack, stack of pillowcases! Twelve of them for Maria to give to her UK friends. I think she will be able to find something they like in that stack!

With the leftover scraps I made some bookmarks and little wall hangings that I think would be great to display pins and buttons! I'm sure Maria will find them a home!

Of course while in the home of the donut hole we had to go to a Dunkin Donuts...we said Hi for you Maria....see the Mountaineer on Daddy's lapel?:)