Saturday, December 26, 2015
My hubby and sons went together and got me this - I never expected I would get this, I am just blown away. I might have even cried a little opening it :) And then cried again when I opened the box and realized it wasn't white like the one on the box :)
I wanted to let you know also that I HAVE been doing some quilting, just nothing I can share right yet :) I am going to be basting tomorrow and hopefully I can share within a couple weeks :)
I will share the stack of fabric I have been working with though :) Moda happy mail!
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
THEN, I had the idea.... to paint and frame them! YES, they would be fantastic. And, I wasn't wrong!
First, (after approval from hubby), I let the antlers dry in the shop for a couple days, then brushed them off with a stiff brush. Then, paint. Aqua, of course.
The wood is cedar fence boards - I dry brushed them with white and aqua paint, then stained over them with a driftwood stain.
Then, I bolted the skull onto the wood backers! (The skull already had holes in it from the previous owner, so I used those holes). I ended up having to do a BUNCH of grinding/cutting on the back of the skull to get it to lay flat-ish on the boards. Not a fun job, but it was necessary as the cut the PO did wasn't very flat.
I hung it in my bedroom on the wall across from the doorway so it can be seen from the living room :)
Isn't it fabulous?!!! I adore it SO much!
The thing you can see just to the left of the antlers is a shelf above the bed I made 18 years ago (I have sheers hanging from it that are my 'headboard') - I think it's time it come down and get painted (and maybe new sheers)....... It is displaying my hubby's snowboards..... I am debating about what color to paint it though. Walls are white. I don't think I want white, but I think maybe white sheers. My favorite color scheme is aqua/red/navy/gray/white (basically Bonnie and Camille minus the pink hehe). Possibly a pale gray, lighter than the driftwood stain.....
Sunday, November 15, 2015
I love the way the alternating solids in the 25-patch blocks make the 100-patch blocks stand out. They look like pixels :) Now, to decided HOW to quilt this one!
Thursday, October 15, 2015
For the quilting, I followed the diagonals of each block going both directions creating a curvy X in each square. The quilting just adds so much to it I think! :)
When subcutting the strip sets, there was approx 5-6'' of strip set left at the end, so I cut them into equal lengths, opened them up and sewed them end-to-end to make a pieced backing :) I love using bits of the leftovers from the front in the backing :)
Monday, September 28, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015
I love Moda Bella solids! I have tried other solids, but the fact that Moda Bella is *the same width* as quilting cottons is huge. I have used other brands and been disappointed when they were quite a bit narrower (shorter when cut into strips to use with jelly rolls).
Having fun today with some jelly rolls and Moda Bella 'Horizon Blue'. Isn't it such a bright cheery color?!
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
I tried to share this before, but the mobile blogger app didn't work. Trying again!
I built this quick riser for my Pfaff foot pedal. It is amazing the difference in made! It is so much more comfortable to use this way. I am going to make a better, more attractive one now that I know it works!
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
I cannot keep them all - as much as I'd like to - so this one is available for sale in my Etsy Shop.