“Quilted” Birdhouse is finished!

I finally finished the “quilted” birdhouse!  Yay!  It’s available for sale on our Etsy shop.  Check it out! 

Their are ten different “fabrics” in this design, each individually designed and handpainted by me.  Every little patch was shaded and the whole thing was sealed with six coats of glossy paint to finish.  Since taking this picture, I have added a little peg by the door for the birds to have easier access to their new home! 

I really love it, let me know what you think!

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W.I.P. Update

 

So many projects, not enough hours in the day!  🙂 

Here are some pics of what I’m working on:

There’s the “Rest Time Roll-up” mentioned in an earlier post, four more rows and it’ll be ready for borders…..

……the “Pheasant Quilt”, also from an earlier post, taking an extended break from this one…..

…….a bargello crib quilt (also, previously mentioned)….trying to think of the perfect words to applique in the brown rows…..

…..the newest addition to the W.I.P.’s, a hand-painted  “quilted” gourd birdhouse, just needs a few coats of glossy paint and it’ll be done…..

…….and another ‘quilted’ gourd in a much less finished stage, needs alot yet….

……..and, of course, there is the never-ending job of laundry, cleaning, cooking….you get my drift. 🙂

 I am waiting for a sunny day to take some pics outside of my quilt-top stash to post on my portfolio (coming soon).  Hopefully, tomorrow…….

Until then…

Be Creative!

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Inspiration anyone?

My family and I took a trip to the Children’s Museum of Minnesota yesterday and I was thrilled to find inspiration for my quilts in every nook and cranny!  I’m no professional photographer but  here are just a few of the pics I took:

Happy Quilting!

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Headed to the quilters!

I don’t know about you but when I get to bring a quilt to the quilter, it’s a happy day!  Here are pics of the quilt tops that I’m getting done this week:

“Autumn Delight”

 

“Genesis”

I’m so excited!  I will post the finished quilts as soon as I can!

God Bless,

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Rest Time Roll-up Continued…..

Progress!  What a lovely word!  The Rest Time Roll-up is coming along splendidly.  Here’s what I’ve worked on:

I cut my pieces the other day so today I began sewing them together to make triangles for pinwheels. 

 I then sewed them together to make my pinwheels. 

Then it was back to the real life of “mommyhood”….stay tuned. 

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A new dawn, a new day, a new project!

After a long weekend of yard work, I’m ready to start a new project.  I really enjoyed making Emma’s Kindergarten Roll-Up, now dubbed “Rest Time Roll-Up”, so I’m going to make another one!  I took some time over the weekend to come up with a new pattern and I’m hoping that the finished project will turn out as well as Emma’s did! 

Here’s what I’ve got going on so far:

 

 

Pretty fabrics!  These fabrics are from a fat quarter bundle called, “Neutral Mediterranean”, which I purchased from Joann Fabrics.  I’ve added white to my palette as well.

 I cut four of the five fabrics from the bundle (plus the white) into triangles to be sewn into half-triangle squares. ( That’s on the agenda for today.)  Stay tuned……

 

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The Kindergarten Roll-Up

Today, my youngest child, Emma, was off to her first day of kindergarten. 

 

(Cheers and tears at the same time.)

While school shopping with the dreaded “supply list”, I saw that Emma needed a bath towel for rest time.

But, I didn’t read “bath towel”.  I read “jazzy quilt that will make her feel special on her first day of school.”

And so I got to work.

I bought the fabric,

designed a pattern,

and started sewing.

And sent her off with her jazzy “Kindergarten Roll-Up” this morning.  (This pic is not jazzy.  I’ll replace it ASAP)

 I was really happy with how it turned out!  Next step:  make a pattern for the next one! 

Happy Quilting!

 

 

 

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