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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

MARCH Challenge

Not exactly VINTAGE BLOCKS, but I made these a few weeks ago, only made a few, and put them away...  Hmmm, where was I going with these?  Don't know, BUT! They happened to make great setting fabrics for my Lilies AAQI quilt.

Do you see the original blocks all chopped up in there?  I like the touches of bright here and there... Looks like my flowers are dancing...  ;-)  Off to hand quilt it....

Monday, February 27, 2012

March Challenge

Give an OLD orphan
NEW life!

Make a quilt.
Make something little.
Make something practical.

Your OLD orphan will thank you!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February Hearts

Darn, Darn, Darn, I did not take a picture of my cousin WITH her heart, but I do have a picture of the heart.  I tossed it together (and it looks like it because I did not use stabilizer) the morning I left to meet her for lunch.

She was totally surprised!  And loved my little crazy heart!  And she certainly did not expect it.

(Well, I guess I DON'T have a picture of her heart postcard.  Hmmm.  So I will entertain you with my heart blocks for Block Lotto.)


Big Heart for Christel

My dear friend Christel has the biggest heart. She shares her first picked asparagus and her seat at the opera among many other things. She is now very ill and I want to give her my heart along with this guardian angel today. Happy Valentine wishes!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Little Heart for Tom

I made Tom a little heart mini quilt last year and it was a big hit.  When I saw this challenge, I decided I would make him another one this year.  He bought me the stripped fabric for Christmas because he fell in love with it.  I hope he likes it in this small piece.  The back is the same as the heart.  I machine quilted it doing a sort of echo quilting with Superior King Tut in deep purple tones. 

String hearts for February challenge

String hearts, 8.5 by 19.5

I played with some red strings to make hearts

machine quilted hearts into the background
and bordered it with a ric rac fabric

and hung it in my front hallway.
I know Victoria asked us to give our challenge quilt to someone who wouldn't expect it,
but I kept this one for two reasons:
my son's birthday is on Valentine's Day
and I give nearly everything else away.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Mom's get well Valentine

Knowing that this site is not in my mother's blog roll, I can post the finish here!  I just finished putting some embroidery hearts on the side panel.  I think she will be delighted to have heart quilt after her heart surgery Tuesday... This took me 4 days to whip up... You'd think I would have thought of it sooner! Hope she likes it! Into the wash it goes then into my suitcase!  Like the one purple heart for courage? ;0)

February Challenge

A 9x12 for AAQI

My random act of kindness for today ...
Finish the binding, add some hand-stitching & off it goes.

So simple!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Random acts of kindess

I nearly forgot it was my month, thanks Miki for the heads up! 
 I've been scattered this month... I whipped up a HEARTS quilt, that I will be giving to my
 mother when she comes out of heart surgery on VALENTINES day!  
Of course I only thought of this Monday, and I leave Sunday for MN.
I figured it will be just the thing to perk her up... 

So sticking with that idea, Can you whip up a few SMALL HEARTS, 
random free pieced style, 
and make a mini Valentine for someone special?  
Give it to someone as a complete random act of kindess... 
(or even an AAQI quilt would be nice.)

( I repeat a  SMALL gift, not a whole quilt like I did... I will make another small one)

Who would least expect to get a little gift from you this month?  
It doesn't have to be given by Valentine's day, Since I am so late, 
but just make something sweet and surprise someone in the near future...

 Happy Valentine'sDay early!


Monday, February 6, 2012

Are they trees....

or just triangles?
I thought I was making a triangle quilt for AAQI
when someone at my retreat walked by
and said she loved my trees.
Since we've been playing with solids and trees here,
I thought I'd show you.
It measures 9 by 12 inches.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

January Word Challenge

Thanks for taking up the January Challenge!  You all did a wonderful job with the words.  I am so impressed with the thought provoking words you chose and how they got into material.

I hope your word inpsires you this year, and that you feel a bit more creative, confident, beautiful and willing to stretch when you look at it hanging in your sewing room.

Albondigas to all!

glen:  LOL, still laughing at that silly word!