Friday, January 29, 2010

Hearts, hearts, and then some more hearts...

Here's Madeline's Hearts from the Past quilt... its from the book "Lickety Split Quilts"... I know this because I also have the book! Althought they claim the quilts are "lickety-split" you would actually have to start the quilt for the lickety part to work... LOL which is why mine isn't done yet. Really, Madeline said it went together quite smoothly so we're gonna have to believe her on this one. Anyway, here's the quilt... j

Thursday, January 28, 2010

One week to go...

Today begins the one week countdown until the PSL Crazy Quilters 2010 Show. Yesterday was judging of the quilts and from all reports seemed to have gone smoothly.... that's always a good thing!

During the next week I will probably be CRAZY busy in preparation for the show. Remember, this year I rented a booth to sell patterns. I have three wholecloth patterns that will be available.... Shield of Sarsens, Iron Acanthus, and my newest one... Bella Fiore. I had really wanted to come up with some smaller items for people to try, but time just did not allow for my creativity to soar. Don't fret... there is always something cooking on my back burner!!!

Until my next post, happy quilting--happy life!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Big Girls is finished...

well except for about 40 more inches of binding! Here's a looksee -- I thought the quilt was straight when I took the picture? I promise to post "fabulous" photos when everything is hanging at the show... til then it'll have to be a little "tipsy" - LOL

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Here is a peek... yep, just a peek, at my latest quilt. It's called Big Girls Still Play with Blocks. I had this ingenious idea (or so I thought)... to take one of my favorite blocks (Girls Favorite) and enlarge it... to 55" -- which would leave me big spaces to quilt... so here is the beginning

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Around the Twist

It's been forever since my last post... sorry!! BUT, I am happy to say that the award ribbons for the PSL Crazy Quilters Show are DONE... woohoo. the show's program is done and off to the printers! Even though these items are done, it is still beyond crazy at my house! The show is less than three weeks away and I am at the point of insane... just bear with me!

Anyway, on the quilty note here is Madeline's "Around the Twist"...

Friday, January 8, 2010

PSL Crazy Quilter award ribbons are almost done! Woohoo... all 71 of them! A few more this morning and I get to check another show related item off my never-ending list! Like that one check mark is going to make a substantial difference (LOL)!

Here's the final peek... you'll have to come to the show to see them!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bella Fiore... D O N E

Can you believe it! Like I said I have been a crazy woman trying to finish this quilt and it is done! Its still wrinkly from the dryer (ahhhh) and I haven't blocked it yet, but here's a peek at the finished quilt...
And for some strange reason it appears off-white -- must be the lighting. Once I have all the wrinkles out and the binding is on I will take it outside for some good pictures. Until then... goodnight!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Bella Fiore... halfway there!

I was quilting like a crazy woman and managed to reach the halfway point today. Woohoo! Anyway, I'm very tired so here's a quick pic -- now its time for pizza!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Bella Fiore... Day 2

Okay, I'm sure by Day 3 or 4 I'll stop counting but for now it sounded good. Okay, I've been quilting for the majority of the day and here's what I have to show you...

and I'm starting to like it better -- still not loving it, but getting there. It always starts to look better once you get rid of some of those pesky blue lines!

There's still about 2-3 hours left of work in this day... but no promises. These poor arms are tired!