Sunday, January 22, 2012

Week 4, Jan 22-28, 2012

Phew. Last week was so busy. I'm *almost* done with the quilt top that I started with princesses. I'll have to post it later.

Anyway, this weeks theme is "Little Bits." Yep, just Little Bits. Interpret it as you wish.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Jan 15-21 - Week 3, 2012

Here we go again! New week, new theme. This weeks theme is PRINCESSES/PRINCES.

My DD received the movie Tangled for Christmas, and she has been seeing the commercials for the 3D version of Beauty and the Beast on TV. I told her that if she could watch Beauty and the Beast (DVD version, non 3D) with me, and actually sit through it and not get super scared that DH and I would take her to the movies to see it in theaters. Her first ever movie in theaters.

By the way - Tangled is such a cute movie. If you've never seen it, you should.

She's so obsessed with Princesses that I thought I could do a miniature for her wall for after we actually go and see the Beauty and the Beast.

Paper Pieced Mini Doll Quilt

Here's a small paper pieced miniature quilt I made for a swap.

The pattern is from It's Raining Cats and Dogs. What a cute book! Very easy patterns to follow.

For this one, I wanted to go with the seasons - cats of the seasons.  My partner loves cats.

Autumn Cat


Spring Cat


Winter Cat


Summer Cat


And this is the full miniature quilt. I'm not sure why it's sideways - but you get the idea.

Cat Season

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Week 2: Jan 8-14, 2012

Here we go again! Are you getting back into the swing of things?

This weeks theme is scrappy. :) Now go forth and have fun and create!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Star - BOM - January 2012

I'm participating in a BOM (Block of Month). January's block is the BrassTown Star from Quilters Cache.

I've not done this block before, somehow I missed it - and it's GREAT!! So awesome to have fussy cuts in the diamonds! I'm using a fabric I got about 2 years ago, and I'm so happy to have a use for it!

Anyway, here's my BrassTown Star.

What do you think?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Mystery Quilt - BOM - Month 1 - January 2012

There's a Mystery Quilt on one of the forums I belong to. It's set up as a Block of the Month (BOM). I can do this in steps. :) Great news huh? This mystery will finish up at about 40"x40". I'm super excited for it, especially since I've never done a Mystery Quilt before - hope I love the final results.

If I want the quilt bigger, I can add borders, so I know it'll fit into whatever size I want it to be.

So, I picked my 3 fabrics. Dug around in my stash for a few hours and tried to decide on what I wanted to do, when I found these three all in a Ziploc baggie. How's that for ready to go?!

These are the fabrics that I just picked. I'll post photos of what I did when I make my first cuts - hopefully tomorrow.

Let me know what you think!

Week 1: Challenge Complete! Blue and White

Phew.. pulled this one under the wire. Here's the completed top for Week 1, 2012: Blue and White.

Please ignore the wrinkle in it - it really is straight. It's 16"x16". I'll post it again when it's quilted.

I'm planning on waiting until I get a snow day and then I'll quilt them and bind. But, no snow yet.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Mini Quilt Challenge - Jan 1-7, 2012

Ok.. I'm slightly late with posting this one, whoopsie, but the holidays got the best of me!

Anyway - this weeks challenge is to use BLUE and WHITE. Anything goes. :)

Lets see something with BLUE and WHITE. (Of course, other colors are allowed!)