Friday, March 23, 2012

I'm featured!!

My hanging hoop that I made for the hanging hoop wall pocket swap last fall is being featured today over at  Fishsticks designs, the original maker of the hanging hoop!! 
Check it out here! 
 I can't forget to show you the awesome hoop I got in return from the lovely Krista!!! I was so honored to receive something from her! I've always loved & admired her works of art!

I just love rich colored patchwork! Well, you know me, I love anything patchwork for that matter!:)

Granny squares quilt along

As soon as I started seeing all these beautiful granny squares inspired by Jolene of Blue Elephant Stitches on Flickr I knew I wanted to try them!! They are absolutely gorgeous & this would be my first major quilt block attempt! 
Red & light blues
 Aqua & yellows
 Navy & pink
 Piles of 21/2" squares & the fun part, putting together fabric combo's!
 Lavender & red
 red & grey
 pink & aqua
 green & navy
 purple & golden yellow
 lime green & lavender
 orange & aqua
And the very first one I made golden yellow & hot pink! They have been super addictive & my goal is enough for a queen sized quilt! Do you know how many squares that is? 56!! I have a feeling this will be a long term project!:)
Join the quilt a long on flickr at the old red barn quilt along group!
Happy quilting!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Whirling spring mini

The last month, I've been following along over at Ellison Lane Quilts & the modern mini quilt challenge! There have been alot of beautiful mini quilts & just yesterday when the linky opened up to add your own modern mini, I got this brainy idea to stitch up a quilt from an idea I had floating around in my head!! I sewed a bit yesterday & then today my hubby watched my girls for me while I stitched like a crazy  woman on a mission!!!

With out further ado, I present to you my, "whirling spring modern mini"!

So what do you think?? This is the first mini that I've made for me & I think I'm in love!! It just screams "spring" to me & I am so ready for warmer days to arrive! 
Some stats: pinwheels are 4" blocks, fabrics are from my various favorite designers, 21/2" white sashing, machine quilted & handbound in a yellow nicey jane print. The finished quilt measures 16" square. 

I am linking up to Ellison Lane Quilts modern mini challenge contest!! 

And with Megan & {Sew} Modern Monday!