Friday, May 28, 2010

Now for Some Quilted Sunflowers

Here's just a peak or two at some quilting on a few Shining Sunflowers.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Still More Shining Sunflowers

I've taught Sharon Schamber's Shining Sunflower class maybe 7 or 8 times now and every time a new sunflower is made I feel like a proud mom, and Saturday's class was no exception. On Saturday we had 9 new sunflowers bloom. I received a request for pictures of the sunflowers so here you go. My next post will include pictures of some of the sunflowers I've quilted, to give you a few quilting design ideas. Enjoy!

Monday, May 24, 2010

I Spy

Recently I joined a I-Spy Fabric Swap. How fun! The swap ended May 1, and shortly after May 15th I received a package filled with 200 different squares of fabric. A special shout out goes to Katie for hosting the swap. My package included fabrics from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, Washington, Oregon, New York, North Dakota, Minnesota, Maine, Virginia, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Vancouver, BC! Of course, now comes the hard part of deciding how to use them. I have a few ideas but would welcome any ideas that you have. If you are considering participating in an I-Spy Fabric Swap, check out Katie's blog at fabriKate designs here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I'm Back!

Hi friends - I hope all has been well with you. I didn't intend to take a break from blogging, but things just seemed to get in my way. First, I participated in the Wildflower bicycle ride, then I started making cute little things like Maggies (by Lazy Girl Designs) and Little Wallets (by Valori Wells) and checkbook covers (by Crazy Mom Quilts) and I just couldn't stop. You see, I'm one of those who thinks it's just as easy to make 12 of something as it is to make 1, so my pile of sewing projects just continues to grow and grow. I did make good progress and will try to post a pic next week of my crafts.

I'm also back to quilting and have the polka dot sunflower well on its way to completion. I'll be happy to have it finished because I'm scheduled to teach another class the Saturday after next and every time I teach the class, I make a sunflower. Also, I've been spending time looking over MQResource. I encourage you to check it out. It's filled with tons of information for anyone who machine quilts. I especially enjoy looking at the finished quilts. It's like going to a new quilt show every day. Oh, and did I mention that I've now taken 3 classes online through MQResource? Quilt Whisperer by Carla Barrett, Feather Boot Camp by Suzanne Early, and Wholecloth Execution and Design by Adam Chenevert. I can't say enough about how great these classes are and you'd be surprised by how well it works via the internet.

Well, that's about it for now. My hubby and I are off to San Francisco tomorrow, then to Sacramento on Saturday afternoon/evening so we can watch Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour on Sunday. Have a great weekend and I'll touch base again next week.