Saturday, December 26, 2015
Merry Christmas from Cascade Quilts
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
a non-quilty project
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
Tiles quilt - take 2
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
Moda Bake Shop - Sunny Trips
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
Etsy shop sale
I have several quilts on sale:
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Why I love Moda Bella solids
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
Piecing a quilt backing
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Bright Sun, Moda happy mail
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Back in the saddle
I got my sewing machine back from the shop (she had her annual cleaning/checkup), and finally sewing again! I am almost finished with this civil war reproduction quilt top :) just a few more rows!
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
back from vacation
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Quail Scotch eggs (eggs laid by my quail that I hatched from eggs), fried oysters (that we harvested on our trip to Hood Canal 4th of July weekend), and blackberry jello salad (blackberries from our yard). Delicious!
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Foot pedal riser
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
Tiles quilt along progress
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Lattice and Chains - Moda Bake Shop quilt
I cannot keep them all - as much as I'd like to - so this one is available for sale in my Etsy Shop.