Saturday, October 30, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Fest and more

Amy over at Amy's Creative Side is hosting the 4th annual Blogger's Quilt Festival.

Here is my favorite quilt I've made so far. And of course it has hand embroidery work in it. It is a 'Bareroots' pattern, though I changed 3 of the embroidery patterns to more represent the way we camp. We VW bus camp! So I had my sweet talented husband draw up some buses for me and I substituted then in.

I believe this is my favorite quilt so far because of the colors (my favorite), the hand embroidery ( my favorite sewing to do), and the camping theme ( our favorite family time spent together).

In other news.... the progress on my Halloween quilt, the Jacob's Ladder one. Lots of orange and white 2 1/2 squares being sewn together.
October 'Little stitchies' is done. I love the pumpkins and the Fall colored leaves in this one.

The 'Hoopla' swap is on it's way. I've finished the stitching on mine, using cross-stitch. Here is a sneak peek. I am sure you can guess what she is. She still needs to be hooped up and the finishing touches up to her before 'send outs'. I'll be posting the finishing photo after my partner received it. I don't want to spoil the surprise for her.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jacob's Ladder

What do these......

and these......
and these..... have in common?

They are going to be in the same quilt together.

This is a pattern from my 'Stash busters' class. I used up a lot of my oranges which is one of my favorite colors. It will end up being a Halloween quilt. And my goal is to have it done by next Halloween. I still have about 150 more cream squares to cut out and make 40 more of the black/cream half square triangles.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hoopla and piranhas

I am so excited! I am in the Hoopla swap over on Craftster. Sign ups are still happening until Oct 13th. So is you are on craftster and you love to embroider and you love swaps.... head on over.

Also, so excited about my piranhas. I painted 2 on my son's wall in a fish bowl. To add to the creatures I've already painted. The painting is going a bit slow as I am super busy with other things in life.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

2 bats down, 7 to go

My niece has asked my to make her a Halloween quilt. She is my only niece and I don't see her very often. Here you can see my daughter drawing up some bats on 'heat n bond' for me. I wanted scary looking bats and I just couldn't get them to look scary. ( You can see my full of energy son running out the back door too).

So I am sewing on bats, only two done and 7 to go. An odd number of them is good.

Here they are just fused on....

Some people don't know but, I also dabble in machine embroidery. Yes, I do. I found this wonderful spider web and spider on Urban Threads.

I've stitched it up a couple of times on the quilt.

Here one of them is done.

I am thinking of adding some ghost too. Ok, back to baking brownies and stitching up bats.