Monday, May 31, 2010

Pillowtalk 3 Underway

It's been a while since I posted here, and pillowtalk is well underway. I got my partner info and was having some trouble coming up with inspiration in the color combos she specified, and then all of the sudden I decided on two designs. I'm not sure yet which one I will send but here is what I have so far.

Here is the front
This was inspired by a tutorial by The Sometimes Crafter block found here.
2 inch Hexagons handpieced then trimmed

The Back

Closeup of Quilting Detail

Currently working on a Second Option

You should check out the flckr pool; there is some amazing work being displayed there!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Pillowtalk 3 Partners Have Been Assigned

Pillowtalk 3 Inspiration
Originally uploaded by maripenquiltmom

I am so excited to be participating in Pillowtalk Swap Round 3. I received my partner info today, so the stalking begins.

Here is the mosaic I made for inspiration for my partner.

Watch all the fun on flckr here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Pets and Quilts - A Match Made in Heaven!

What is it about pets and quilts? Our own 2 schnauzers love my quilts and seem to know the difference between a store bought blanket and a quilt. And bonus, both pets and quilts are cuddly!

Quilts and pet photos below are flckr finds!
To see the credits please visit my flckr photostream!

April Bee Blocks

I was featured on Quilting Bee Blocks Green Edition for 1 of the Maple Leaf Bee Blocks I made for my own month. To see more of these blocks go here.

Sadly, due to family commitments I have had to resign out of 2 of the 4 bees I was in. I've decided to stick with the 2 Canadian bee's (as Canadian bees are a little harder to fill).

Here are the blocks I completed for Heather (feltartistic) of the Maple Leaf Bee. Heather sent us some vintage sheeting fabric and asked us to make 2 blocks using the tutorials Rachel of p.s. i quilt has put on her blog for the Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along.

May is the first month of the Sew Modern Bee and happens to be my month. It's a really great group and I think it will be a lot of fun! I sent out 11 packages containing prints from Studio E "Flourish" line and asked for a mini quilt as a block in a 16.5 inch square.

I did up 1 block so that I end up with 12 blocks. I used the Oh, Fransson tutorial for Wonky Crosses that was done up for Sew, Mama, Sew's quilting month. I used scraps that were returned from two other members of the group who sent me some pretty cool blocks.
Below is a mosaic of blocks completed by my fellow bee members!