Friday, October 28, 2011

LVMGQ Block Swap - Love Quilt

Today is Nevada Day! (We have our own state holiday!) With my free time, I finished three Love Blocks for Zany Quilter.   This was my first block swap ever passed to me.  I unfortunately didn't participate and make my own blocks because A. I missed a few meetings this summer due to vacations, B. I couldn't decide on a block, and C. I was scared.  But I will figure out something and participate in the next one coming up in January.

(I didn't realize until I was halfway through the O's that I screwed up the sew order of two of them. I hope you don't mind?!  It's still an O!)

Here's the package that I got.  Super organized!

Here's my final mess I made:
I love these piles

Check one project off of my list!

I need a new camera.  My iphone takes better quality pictures than my regular camera does now.

Pillow Swap Fabric

Woo Hoo! This is my fat quarter for the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild's not-so-secret Secret Santa Pillow Swap.  It's Joel Dewberry's Heirloom Tile Flourish in Amber.  Since I pretty much love everything Joel Dewberry, I so totally got this.

I have a lot of projects I'm in the middle of.. some of which I cannot share yet.  And last night I just added two more (one being this pillow).  I'm off to go get started!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Aviary 2 Pendant Quilt

Sadly, this is not my quilt.  This quilt was a gift for my best friend's anniversary from her mother who is amazingly crafty and can do anything and everything!   No joke, she crochets blankets from yarn that she wove herself!  If she sits down for a minute, out pops knitted mittens and socks and probably a scarf too... all while making homemade pies and pasties.  :)

She made this amazing Aviary 2 Pendant Quilt and it's too pretty to not share!  With her permission, here are her photos of her quilt in action!

I also have to mention that her bedroom is amazing and I will probably borrow her to decorate my room... or my whole house.   (In case your wondering, the paint is Dolphin Fin by Behr)

even her cat matches:

just kidding... but she is adorable:

Friday, October 21, 2011

More and More Pillowcases

Made these for friends at a "sleepover girls weekend".  I really do love making pillowcases just because they're so happy.  I mean just look at them.  Who wouldn't want to fall asleep on them?

One requested a duplicate of the bottom right Meadowsweet pillowcase because she decided to model her whole bedroom after it. :D

Thursday, October 13, 2011

In Progress Quilts

I wanted another new wave quilt that was a bit smaller than my turquoise one AND I had a fabric coupon (not that I needed more fabric) which made me buy 10 prints from the Silent Cinema line.

I used the Fat Cats ruler on this one too, but this time I made it the lap quilt size as on Oh, Fransson!'s site.

I actually finished piecing the whole top and have the back ready to go, but this is the only picture of it I have so far!

And here's my progress on a Sparkling Gemstones quilt using the Alphabet Soup fabric for my friend who is due very very soon.

Chain piecing the jelly roll  (did I mention how much I love my new machine!?)

I also have this top finished, but I cannot show it as she's probably reading this text right now.  (Sorry this is all you get!)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Everything But Sewing...

We've been out and about all summer... so here's some cute turtle pictures instead of sewing pictures!

We walked along this beach in Florida which was amazingly hot:

Visited the Loggerhead Marinelife Center where they rehabilitate sea turtles:

His name is Tyrion... and here's his story:

There's more details on his progress on their website.

We were lucky and they had piles of little ones that day!  The water looks disgusting here, but that's only because they were cleaning out their tank.

This was the most adorable thing to watch.

This little one was in the "Turtle ICU"...

he just needed some help swimming until he got stronger.

We also went to an outdoor market somewhere in south Florida.

I was so excited for the watermelons.  Living in Nevada it is very rare that I come across any decent watermelons.  Therefore I picked the biggest one, and I made my husband haul all 30lbs of it back to the car. :)  (I would have totally carried it - as there was zero chance of me leaving the market without it - but he insisted.  Who am I to say no?)

BTW it was amazing!

Then we did a little more camping before it starts getting to cold.  I go crazy-shopping before each camping trip for some reason, so this time we ended up with a 12'x12' Coleman Instant Canopy Tent.

Best purchase ever!  Along with the tent.... and these cute little Coleman LED String Lights that are miniature lanterns:

More sewing stuff to come.


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