Saturday, April 26, 2014

April Blocks

Along with the showers and the flowers, some pretty fun blocks.
Confession- I used my seam ripper more than  I ever have and for some unknown reason, it took 3 tries to get the supernova block right. I'm not sure why. (Probably has something to do with reading directions)….. I'm just saying.
Ogee block for the Always Bee Learning Bee

Scrappy Trip block for Haven@ do.good stitches

supernova block for the Jane Austen Bee and Book Club

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Easter Blessings…..

If you want to lean more about what the East Bunny is hiding check back here on May 3rd! In the mean time save me some of those chocolate eggs!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

To Melissa with Love

My little pieces of big quilt L*O*V*E
Our Guild made a quilt for our esteemed leader. She passed the baton this year after many years of founding and steering our guild (Front Range Modern Quilt Guild) in all kinds of quilty wonderfulness. We all made butterflies using Melissa's own (now famous) quilt for inspiration. You can read Melissa's  story and get the pattern here.
Melissa's quilt, photo pinched from her Flickr post to the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild. I couldn't just ask for the photo, that would have given the surprise away! 
We altered her pattern to a slightly different scale and changed the layout, because honestly, you can't copy perfection. Angela cropped the butterflies, making each one unique, and designed the layout. Susan Santistevan did the quilting, I did the binding and took photos.
This is what we all came up with. It is made with lots and lots of LOVE. Thank you Melissa!

Back- wishes and thanks frame the butterflies on both sides.

one of my butterflies

and another (you can see their metamorphosis from the quilt blocks above)

I did the binding for the quilt and decided to go with all different blacks,
instead of a single solid color. Unique, like Melissa.

My wish to Melissa. (We all signed the back)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Birthday Bandy- April, Joey's month

I can now post this since Joey has received her package. April was Joey's  "Birthday" month, so this is what I sent. They are for her dogs, but since I didn't have one handy, or in the right size, the garden rabbit was drafted.

They are pieced and densely quilted doggie collars. One with a "white" neutral background, the other in grays. Doggie collars are a first for me so I hope she likes them. They are adjustable and washable.
 The inside of one is green polka dot, the other purple.
In addition, I made Joey a small zip pouch that she can stuff with whatever her heart desires. She mentioned that she has developed a liking for juvenile prints, so I hope these sweet mice are what she had in mind.
Zip pouch front

Zip pouch, back

Happy Birthday Joey!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Quilt designs everywhere

You never know when you may some interesting interpretations of quilt designs. Like this car parked at the base of the ski lift at Mary Jane, Colorado.
The pictures a bit tipsy, fumbling to get my phone out of my ski jacket….. but you get the idea!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

March Bee Blocks

My Bee Mates picked some really fun blocks to make March memorable.

Quoting Debbie at A Quilters Table: "Modern Maples for Marcie". (Couldn't have said it better myself).
 Jane Austen Bee and Book Club- happyvanillabean, chose these paper-pieced blocks from  Modern Blocks, 99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers. I believe they are called Free Wheeling. Colors for this month- yellow/magenta/purple and teal.
Haven @ Do. good stitches- honey comb blocks: have both regular and paper piecing components. We get to use our own stash and instead of plain white I went for a white on white herringbone background.
And lastly, and very unique quilt block for Hettie at Always Bee Learning- Hobo Blocks, "Hold your Tongue", paper pieced. This quilt I can't wait to see.

All my blocks are done and in the mail.