Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Baby Elam

About a week and a half ago Baby Elam came into this world. He belongs to my cousin and his wife. Cute little guy! Here is the quilt that I made for him! I bought the panel at a shop near Cleveland called Quilter's Source, and she has all of the coordinating fabrics to go with it. It has a precious little prayer for baby around the animals!! I normally don't do "cheater" panels, but this one was really cute. I like to do piano keys for my borders. I decided not to cut them all the same width this time. It worked out fun! We have three more babies coming into this world this year, so I need to get busy.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Blue and White

Have I ever told you my all time favorite color? Well, it's blue. I've always imagined having one of those "decorator magazine" bedrooms, with 3 or 4 blue and white quilts on the bed. Blue was Dad's favorite color too, and when he moved in with us we painted his bedroom blue. Wanted to make him feel like he was home. Well, Dad's been gone for awhile, and I'm thinking that the room is "too blue," if you know what I mean. I'm thinking that I'm going to paint the room white, and have blue accents. This way, when I get to changing my mind, as I'm prone to do, I can add some other colors. This year I've decided that I'm making a blue and white quilt for ME! I've got lots of blues in my stash, way more than are in the pic, (see below), and it's going to happen! I figure if I do a few of these units a week, by the end of the year I can make this happen.

I like using triangle papers. I have a CD called "Triangulations", and I can print out lots of different size templates for half square triangles. That's my fav way to make them. No trimming once they are cut. Accurate beyond a doubt. Yes, I have to tear away the paper, but I can do that while I'm waiting for blogger to upload my photos! :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

He's at it again!

I'm beginning to lose count of how many quilts this guy has made. This one is for his little cousin, Makayla. After finding out from her mom that her favorite color is purple, (imagine that!!), Dan was off to the fabric store. He came home with way more fabric than he needed, (a true quilter), and realized that they all didn't look so good together. He hit my stash, (I really need to find a new hiding spot!), and was able to fill in with what I had.

I like the way the teal pops....

..........and who doesn't love a striped binding on the bias!

Great job Dan!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Butterflies in January

Working on some butterflies and freehand quilting.

I've been in a "blue" mood lately.....and that's a good thing!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

A brand-new year... to live; to believe; to give; to receive; to fall in love; to share a smile; to walk an inch; to run a mile; to dive into sunsets; to forgive; to forget; to love where you’re going; to embrace where you’ve been; to take a deep breath, close your eyes... and begin. May the new year be filled with love, adventure, and dreams come true.

A friend of mine shared this today, I couldn't help but pass it along.