Friday, October 25, 2013

{ Blogger's Quilt Festival: Fall 2013 }

Yay! I actually have a completed quilt to enter into the Blogger's Quilt Festival this time around. I'm entering it in the { Quilt Photographer } category.A big thank you to Amy at Amy's Creative Side for hosting this wonderful online quilt festival.

I called this my Friendship Quilt. I had been hoping to make a quilt for some special friends who live in West Virginia. They are our Colorado hiking/snowshoeing buddies. Whenever we drive to TN to visit my girl in Vet School, they kindly open their house to us on the way down. It's nice to break up the drive and get to visit with them.

The fabric choice was Odds & Ends by Cosmo Cricket for Moda since the colors matched perfectly with their decor. I used the pattern Avalon Scrappy Summer from the Moda Bake Shop which worked up very quickly. I hadn't purchased any yardage but did have some stashed backing fabric that worked well {I have no idea of the name} For the binding I dipped into my treasured stash of Strawberry Fields fabric. The green gingham was perfect.

I sent the finished quilt top, backing and batting to Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting to work her long arm magic. She does such nice work and her turnaround time is usually about a week. I had it bound and washed in two days and could not wait to take her photo. All the outdoor photos were taken in Mattituck, Long Island.

I hope you all enjoyed peeking as much as I liked showing. Please leave me a comment. I'd love to hear what you think.
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Monday, October 21, 2013

{ Can I Get a Hell Yeah? }

I love when I've finished sock #2 of a pair, kitchenered the toe closed and weaved in the tails.  It took me just over a month to finish these socks. I love the yarn color. Woo hoo for self striping yarn. It makes non-knitters think I'm doing something very special.

I may not be able to wait until Christmas to give these to Steph.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

{Granny's Granny Square Quilt}

I have a special friend who had a birthday last month. She and her husband always open their home to us when we go out to Colorado. This year I wanted to give her a special gift so I made her a granny square quilt with Birch Bark Lodge.

One of the things we love about September in Colorado are the changing aspen leaves. The colors are beautiful. I was looking for a way to incorporate the aspen into her quilt, somehow.  I was able to locate an aspen leaf quilting pattern and Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting worked her magic.

My friend loved her quilt.

{ It's A New Look}

Today I said goodbye to the blog template I was using from the beginning. It seems the company providing the images for the blog design would be pulling those images on the 19th of October. Too costly to keep them going for free. So, I'm playing around with new options. I think I like this look, or maybe not. I'll fiddle around a bit and decide.