Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Currently in Progress

I thought I'd give a little tease of the art quilt I am working on. Reds, neutrals, greens in snippets, slivers, and slices.

And because I can't remember whether I mentioned this big fat hexie pincushion, here she is. I bought a new hexie ruler last weekend at Joanne Fabrics and used the largest size to make a pincushion. I got so excited that I didn't think to quilt it! Crazy, I know. This one is going to my guild meeting to give away as a door prize. I haven't been in months, so it's definitely time to show up. lol I'm afraid they will forget who I am!

And that is my goings on for now. 
Come back tomorrow for Pin It Weekly. 
Happy Quilting

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Waterparks

Summer is here and waterparks are an important, fun way to spend a summer day. These pins are from a simple search not a particular board, but you'll see that there are plenty of rides, slides and pools from around the world and everyone makes for great fun.

Blizzard Beach, Disney World Spent a summer on this river. Can't wait to visit it again in June!
Disney World FL

Splash Waterpark. Bali continues to grow and surprise us every time we return. Canggu Club recently opened it’s doors to non-members and launched 4 new major facilities: a waterpark, kids club, indoor trampolines, and 10 pin bowling. Find out how it stacks up against Bali’s other popular attractions. TRAVEL WITH BENDER | Family Travel

Happy Magic Water Cube, Beijing | 31 Ridiculously Cool Water Parks To Visit With Your Kids
Water park with rising/falling interactive aquatic sculpture fountains, in South Bank Centre, London, designed by Danish Jeppe Hein (photo John Spence).

Tantrum Alley, Dubai

Kalahari:  Just visited this week for the first time. This place is awesome. My kids are both 6 and they had a blast. At this age they can do just about everything there. Best indoor water park in Ohio. Great way to beat the winter blues!

Aqua Action Park at Sunny Beach | Bulgaria Connor spent ages just floating round the lazy river
Waterpark & Amusement Park Attractions - Waterville USA, Gulf Shores AL
Gulf Shores AL
So scary that I couldn't look long enough to determine the place!

Summer themed quilts are always fun...

Theme Quilt Patterns - Compare Prices, Reviews and Buy at Nextag

Flip Flop Quilt - I usually like more traditional or modern quilts, not so much the theme type but this is nice (JLT)Jelly Sandwich Quilt

Popsicles...Fig Tree Style

I LOVE this quilt by Fig Tree. She'll be showcasing it at Quilt Market this weekend, which I will be sadly missing... should have timed this baby's due date better LOL.

Patch Abilities Inc. Monthly Minis #6 available at www.patchabilities.com MM607 Beach BallsPretty Little Quilts: Summer Beach Quilt Tutorial (free pattern)

Kim Schaefer –– Charming Wall Quilts All Year 'Round! • 12 seasonal wall quilt projects • Quick and easy-make one for yourself and more for gifts • Transferring appliqué designs is a snap with this ha

Evoke That Summer Feeling With 6 Summertime Quilt Patterns!

Getting ready for some beautiful summer days on the beach I see! Those colorful crabs are darling! #quiltsofinstagram #Repost @desertbloomquilting ・・・ I finished something!!!! It has been a while...Red Rockets quilt pattern: Easy fusible applique is perfect for creating a quick summer wall quilt! This pattern was designed by Margie Ullery.

Images of batik quilts designed by Vicki Stratton, Quilting Time Designs

Flip flop quilt pattern available at Woo Hoo! http://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Patterns/Spring-and-Summer-Seasons/p/MM506-Flip-Flop-Splash-x6782026.htm

Happy Summer! I hope this inspires you to make a summer themed quilt. You can find these and many other on my "heart, quilts" Pinterest board.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

That Crazy Redbird

I can not tell you how many times a day I say those words! "That crazy redbird" is making a mess on every window he attacks. We'll have to pressure wash the house. (Yes, it needs pressure washing already. That's not the point!)

Jenny has been parking just anywhere in the middle of the parking area, which is pretty big. When I asked her why, she said it's because the birds are leaving droppings on her dark paint. It's nasty. This video is mostly for her benefit, but I thought it funny enough to share. Keep in mind that I had to stay inside the studio so as not to scare him and it was showering. Just keep your eye on the side mirror.

Friday, June 23, 2017

"Under the Haystack Fast Asleep" ~~ Finish

I've been on a tear in an attempt to use up some of the blue fabric in the stash. It's beginning to become a burden. Actually it's more like seasickness. But I'm determined. I have one more quilt top complete and ready to go on the long arm for quilting. This one, though, is complete and ready to go to a baby boy.  I'm calling it "Under the Haystack Fast Asleep."

Did you notice the green chair. It's part of the set with this orange chair. 

 For this quarter square log cabin, I decided to make the blocks wonky. Talk about add some movement! It may be the reason that I'm sick of working with the quilts. 

Of course, I could just be sick of the weather. Tropical Storm Cindy is doing her job very well. Thunder rolls with very little time between each burst. The puppies are getting hoarse from barking at the thunder.

And in case the weather and the puppies are not enough to entertain, we have an incessant red bird attacking himself against our windows. Now we get one every year (I wonder if it's a family trait) but those have always chosen one window. This guy will attack any window: the bow window in the living room, the window near the long arm, the kitchen window, the window by the machine. 

Quilt Stats
Name: Under the Haystack Fast Asleep
Size: 40" X 40" 
Fabrics: Variety of blues from stash
Background: n/a
Binding: scrap fabrics left from blocks
Pattern: Wonky Quarter Log Cabin
Quilting: practice quilting / variety of motifs

It's all well and good to have an extra quilt or two for those times when you need one quick, but you know, I needed a little diversion. That said, I made a pincushion. I bought a new ruler--one for making hexies. It allows measurements for 1" to 5" hexies. So I cut out two 5" pieces, sewed around the block, leaving an opening of course. Then turned it right side out and stuffed it with walnut shells. Easy, easy! I didn't quilt it because truthfully I didn't even think about it. How silly is that? (Maybe don't answer that question. hehe)

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pin It Weekly #208

It's been a while since I introduced followers, so I thought that might be a good idea tonight. If you like fashion, you need to visit Mavis White's boards. She has over 17,000 pins on one fashion board alone.  I didn't know there could be that many fashion pins!
New Popcorn Long Chain For Women Chokers Alloy Ball Tassel Pendants Charm Jewelry Accessories Necklaces CE3372

DIGUYAO Fashion Boys Kids Sunglasses Aviator Style Brand Design Children Sun Glasses 100%UV Protection Oculos De Sol Ga

Women Plus Size Big Large Size 3XL 4XL 5XL 6XL Slim T-shirt Solid Fashion Animal Print Loose T-shirt

Blusas Spring Women Blouses Long Sleeve O Neck Hollow Out Casual Slim Fit Shirts Leisure Solid Tee Tops Plus Size

Paula Fanny has a board on sports with just about anything a person would want to pin in that department. 

Sporting Kansas City Girls All Day I Dream About Soccer Tri Blend T-Shirt by adidas

Image result for simone bilesSports quote. Championship.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/471543933/its-not-about-how-bad-you-want-it

Lululemon's distraction-free gear is designed for sweaty, hybrid workouts.

Sports pins never apply to me, but I don't want to leave out sports fans.  Let's move on to Priscilla Grays' boards. She has several but the celebrities board caught my eye. Do you recognize them all?

black and white celebrity photographs | Jennifer Aniston Black and White - piccmag.com | Famous People Photos

August 30, 2013  - ELLE.comCelebrities 2013: Highest Paid Actors - Liam Neeson $32 million #celebrity

'Absolutamente todos os dias foram difíceis', diz Leonardo DiCaprio sobre novo filme

List of Tom Cruise characters, ordered from best to worst along with movie trailers when available. These characters are in order of how many times they've been

Did you notice that the men's photos are very "in your face"? I wonder why? Last one: DIY ideas from Fannie Emmy's boards. I hope my kids don't see this first one!

Car back Seat Organizer Storage Bag Box Case Multi-Pocket - Size:40*50cm,Our materials and sizes are specially designed - The quality is superior,reasonable price, quality assurance,and quality of ser

Simple DIY Farmhouse Decor Ideas Using CratesDIY Projects to Make and Sell on Etsy - DIY Book Lover Necklace - Learn How To Make Money on Etsy With these Awesome, Cool and Easy Crafts and Craft Project Ideas - Cheap and Creative Crafts to Make and Sell for Etsy Shops http://diyjoy.com/crafts-to-make-and-sell-etsy

How to make your own sleep balm and help insomnia. via @https://www.pinterest.com/bmused2/

Which board is your favorite?