Sunday, May 24, 2009

Vitrual Sewing Bee

I am in a virtual sewing bee and we just got our first set of fabric.  I was so excited.  This swap is a modern type swap so the person decided to go with 2 fabric colors.  She wanted wonky log cabins with a bird appliqued somewhere on the square.  She wanted the bird to have this disco dot fabric.

Of course, I can never do anything easy.  I decided to go out of the box and make a peacock.  The first bird looks like the partridge family bird and then this peacock......

In the pictures, I have yet to do the stitching around the edges.

It is fun and I cannot wait for the next challenge.  Also, I have to decide what I want to do for my quilt.  I hope she likes them: )

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Improv blocks

I decided to use up some scraps from my last couple of quilts.  These are just modified log cabin blocks.  I started with similar material or color in the middle and continues around  using one dominate color.

I am going to make 3 of each of the 4 colors and sash with white.  I will have 3 blue, pink, yellow, and green.  I was thinking about rotating one of the blocks so that the rectangle will be on its side and the other two opposing.  The blocks will be 20 inches square.
I really like the wonkiness of these blocks.  I will make a lap quilt out of these and I think I will give it to my hubby.  He keeps saying "is this one for me??"  lol They usually are for someone else.  It is his turn ; )

Friday, May 1, 2009

Katie's Quit

Well, I have been pretty busy lately.  
I am in charge of this big event at my 
children's school.  It is called the Amigo's Fiesta.  I chair it with Katie.  We transform the school into a Mexican fiesta and fair.  This takes about 3 months of preparations and happens in one day.  May 8th is the date for this year.  We have Aztec dancers, Ballet Folklorico,  fruit cups, nachos, store, games, tatoos, face painting, sack races, cupcake walk, animal toss, loteria, golf,  craft booth, tortilla making, treasure chest, and more.

The 18th of April was Katie's birthday and she has been admiring my qu
ilts so I wanted to make her one for her birthday.

This quilt was made with batik fabrics.  She has a lot of earth tones in her house, but I wanted some fabric to pop.

These are saw tooth squares and it is a sampler quilt No two stars are the same.  I used sashing and bound it with the remaining material from the squares.  It changes, I am not sure you can see it in the pix.

 Notice there is one of the squares that is a pin wheel.  When I was assembling the stars,  the instructions called for the the wrong sized pieces, so it was too small.  I kept it and put in on the back.  I machine quilted it in a flower meander pattern.