Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WIP WEDNESDAY: How A Design Begins v 1

This time it started with the fabric
Specifically, the fruit print there on the left...which led me to the other fabrics. Then came the idea. I love that my daughter Shannon, is an artist and has colored pencils all over the place. I found these pencils laying around with no problem. Colored Pencils + graph paper equals design:
Then came the "sample" block:
I think Friskie is impressed:
Repeat three times and you get this:
I like it...a LOT! It will be in my ETSY shop, Check it out! Thanks for stopping by! I love being inspired by other quilters, what are you working on?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Log Cabin Layout

Ok...so here is the layout...in bad lighting, but I can't wait to get sewing!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Beautiful October!

In Oregon we can usually count on Indian Summers...pretty weather, warm days and cool nights. Well, not this year. Labor Day came with rain...and it did not stop. We broke a rain record in September...by a LOT! 5" of rain! That's a ton of rain...so much rain. Then October came...it's been beautiful! Cool mornings, sunny days (my teenager actually complained that she has to dress warm in the morning then take clothes off to cool down in the afternoon...I told her if that's all she has to complain about then she should really shut up! Love you Shannon :)) This was Sunday...big guy was SOOOOOO happy in the sun!
So, instead of being inside sewing, I raked, my neighbor came by and trimmed my tree and we just enjoyed the glorious day. This was the big guy later that evening:
He's snoring here...chasing bunnies in his dreams...can't complain! There's always the evening to sew! And right now, my yard looks like this:

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Building Shannon's Log Cabin Quilt

It starts like this:
and becomes this:
Twenty-four 14" blocks done! Now I'm off to figure out how I want to arrange them! WOO HOO! Having so much fun with this project!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Time to get quilted!

I'm giddy! I'm finally taking the quilt I made for me*myself*I to be quilted! I'm so excited I can hardly wait to see it!
Yellow, blue and white. Crisp and bright!

Let's begin...

I'm ready to do this!  I have so many projects going that I want to share the inspiration!  So here's what I'm doing at this moment:

This is my design for a log cabin block using 2-1/2" strips.  I went crazy with my rotary cutter using red, aqua and white.  This will be for this girl right here:

She's been waiting for me to make her something for a while.