Thursday, July 26, 2012


A butterfly specimen art quilt applique.

Fabric is Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.
In the shop.

Oh boy! I've got Joy!

"I do. I do.
It starts in my heart and spreads to my head in a minute or two... "

I don't know how many of you will get the reference.
I was in "Joy School" as a little kid.
It was a home school type preschool program and that was the theme song.
I can still sing the entire thing.
Good brainwashing.
Still, I've been singing it to myself the whole time I've been working on this quilt. o_O

The fabric line is "Joy" by Kate Spain for Moda.

Zigzag binding.
Oh, love.

Christmas trees on white for backing.
Anyone else like the back of the quilt to hide the quilting? 
Am I odd?
In regards to this. 
Obviously I'm "odd" in other ways. 

Have you seen all the granny squares in blogland these days?
I'm thinking of joining. 
These blocks are sooooooo fun to make.

In the shop.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Something for a Saturday

Had to sew something today while I wait IMpatiently for my "Joy" fabric to arrive. 
I guess I could have taken a photo of it in progress, but that just ruins the surprise for you.
I'm not much of a secret keeper.
More of a bean spiller.
So I'll tell you it's a granny square pattern. 
Oh I so love those.
I had no idea they would be so fun to make.

Sew... back to the sewing of the day.
Decided to do this little project I've been leaving undone now for, well, 2.5 years? 3.5 years? 
Oh, I can't remember. 
It's the second half of a charm pack of Peace on Earth by 3 Sisters for Moda. 

This fabric line was an early love of mine for its Christmas but not-too-Christmas-to-be-left-out-all-year prints.

The backing and binding are the same red tone-on-tone floral.

Simple echo quilting straight down the runner.

This one is long and skinny. 
In the shop.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Frosted Quilt Pattern

Have you seen these?

I stumbled across them while searching for snowflake quilts making sure the name wasn't already taken. 
Amazing, huh?

Now available here.

Sooo sleepy. Must sleep. Now. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


The weather here has been rainy.
Well, that's an understatement. 
Houston has been experiencing some flooding and we've been stuck inside all week.
I'm happy to report that the sun finally made an appearance today and I have photos of my newest quilt! 
In Blitzen by BasicGrey for Moda.

I started thinking balls and ended up thinking wreaths and then needed snowflakes.
The design for this one was very organic.

Snowflake applique.

I chose the red binding and grey paisley large print for borders. 
I'm still wondering if I should have done red borders... these decisions always make me just want both. 

Houston is much too green today. 
Winter almost isn't fathomable. 

Whole quilt. 

See that little mushroom in the corner?
And all of the ones just above the quilt in the background? 
Houston has been attacked. 
There are more mushrooms than people right now!

It's in the shop

Friday, July 6, 2012

Fresh Cottons.

A little "Fresh Cottons" to share with you today.
(Fig Tree Quilts for Moda)

This one's actually pretty big - 60" x 72". 
I love stacked coin quilts because they remind me of the DNA gel images in the lab.

I went with the largest scale print in the line for the backing and the green binding.

I also opted for borders on this one.
My little who was SERIOUSLY envious of that red dot fabric. 
She wanted me to make a dress out of it. 
If I were a nice mom, I would have made her a dress with it.
Obviously, I'm not that nice. ;)
I'll grab more for her when I go back to the store if she reminds me, but my bet is that she'll forget all about it.

This one is in the shop

Monday, July 2, 2012

Matching Pillows

Hope you all had a great weekend. 
I ended up watching the two Iron Man movies.
When the first one ended I asked the hubs to turn the second one on right then. 
He said he was too tired.
Made me wait a day and give him a massage for running out and getting it at Redbox as Netflix was giving us a poor quality image... 

Aside from that, I did some FUN quilting.
Sometimes small projects are sooooo satisfying. 

Also in Give Thanks by Deb Strain for Moda.
I love fall colors.

One was a simple patchwork with straight quilting.

It's compliment is an applique leaf with swirl quilting. 
Have I ever mentioned how much I love contrast?

Next to their "friend" the runner I made the week before.

Complete with envelope closures.

They are currently in the shop.