(Ok, I'm not really a witch, but I probably would have been burned at the stake in 17th century Salem.
I am a big fan of midwifery, pirates, and eating a peck of dirt before you die.)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Current projects

I've been so lucky to have LOTS of reasons to spend every free moment in my studio!

Three (!) commissions.  One for my "it takes a village" quilt, which I've been wanting to do for a while! 
a couple of details from that...

And I've been trying to catch up to Liz's Half Square Triangle Madness madness.
That's a pretty impressive stack of HST's, no? the leaning tower of madness...

Here's my design wall back in action with another project.  I love those little squares.  Ashley over at FITF  turned me on to this design.

 I'm making this one for my brother.  My other brother got one for xmas last year.  I'm digging the darker gray in this one.

I actually have a long list of things to make for xmas, but I'm having a hard time getting to them.  But I'm not complaining....

What are you working on instead of holiday projects ?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Giveaway at Burgundy Buttons

I just had to do a quickie post about my new fave fabric store  and the awesome giveaway they are having!
Burgundy Buttons is giving away a $25 gift card to their shop!
This is on top of their already amazing prices, service and selection.
Last week I got these two jelly rolls...ooooh! such plans....
 I highly encourage you to check out their blog, enter their giveaway, sign up for their newsletter,  and just enjoy the fabric love!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

catching up

Wow.  Sometimes things can really get away from you.
I've been trying to do some catching up on Liz's Half Square Triangle Madness.
Now I know why she's called it "madness".

 I even got my daughter's Brownie troop doing them.
(Which means I'm the one doing them.)
I really must be going mad.
 I haven't counted yet, but I have a pretty tall skyscraper of them.
 (My computer didn't download all my pictures because it ran out of space. 
That's how many there are.)

 I did manage to catch up on a bit of much-overdue yardwork,
and I admired the last summer rose.
 Oh, and I did a little catching up with these dis-embodied youths.
(the chickens didn't much like all the leaf shenanigans.)
Yay Autumn!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Fest!

summer surf
 I made this quilt this summer.

I also played with my daughter.  On Cape Cod. My home turf. She helped me take the pictures.

 There is only one rule on the Cape beaches:
Ok, ok.  Since your sign is so intimidating...

This quilt is made from Elizabeth Fransson's "New Wave" pattern.  
I call it "summer surf".
But the best part of it is that it has already brought so many folks so much joy.  

It is residing at our house on the Cape, which we rent during the summer, in order to make ends meet.
(there are a lot of ends)
Several guests have commented on it. In a good way.

I like it because I picked the fabrics straight out of my stash, 
without knowing what the *beep* I was doing,
and it wasn't until I was sewing the binding on, (sitting at the Lake,
while I had some rare down-time) that I thought:  
this quilt makes me think of summer, Cape colors, waves, and ocean sunsets.

I love this quilt for more than just its quiltiness.  
I love the pictures it has given me.
The time with my daughter it has given me.
The new appreciation for orange it has given me.
The ability to love something from afar.
I love more than just the quilt.
I love....