Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Liberated churn and dash!

I had to put away my daughters word quilt. (inspired by Lazy gal Quilting check out her tutorials) My son is home for spring break and I don't want him to see it as I want to make him one also and he isn't very good at keeping secrets from his sister. So I started playing with making some liberated Churn and Dash.
And playing with scraps making wonkey houses and playing with other kinds of pieced blocks.

I was thinking of making a couple of baby blanket size so I could easily free motion quilt them. If you check out Quilt Messing Around Feb 16 Broken Stained Glass quilt. I love the look of her quilting.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day! From Ireland?

Some of you that follow my blog know about my trip to Ireland last Oct. Because of St. Patrick's day I thought I would revisit some of it. This is Mom and I in front of the ONLY quilt fabric store we could find in the whole country. We were there for a month and traveled all over the island. Here is some of the fabric I found.
I don't know if these pictures on your computer shows the metallic shine.

I don't know if I will ever use this fabric. It may just be some of my stash that is brought out to be admired then put away again. LOL

May the luck of the Irish be with ye!

Monday, March 16, 2009

We had our St. Patrick's day party at mom's yesterday. All the women made "green" crafts to exchange. My daughter did these plates. My mother did these trays. It has an Irish blessing embroidered on a beautiful batik then covered with plexi glass. Click on the picture to see more detail.

I did my fabric bowls I showed in a blog a couple of days ago.

I have been working on my new design wall. I am makeing this pieced letter wall quilt for my daughter. It is getting there. Still needs more work