Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Do You Pinterest? I Do.

And I'm addicted.

Here's a link to my boards:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Gift

I've finished up this quilt, which will be a gift for my cousin. All the prints are polka dots from charm square exchanges.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Block # 1 for nancy

Winter forests & fields:

I did a little thread painting to make a soaring bird in the corner.

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Block #2 for nancy

This block needs more gray, but I don't have just the right solid or print, so I'm going to give this to nancy as is.

Here's some detail I did with a little king tut thread:

I hope you like these, nancy!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Qov wip

I work with a great group of people who make Quilts of Valor. Sometimes we make quilts from our stashes. Other times a bunch of people make blocks for a sampler.

Occasionally, we get someone else's wip's. That's the case with this beauty:

My buddy, Trisch brought us a gazillion of these 1/4 log cabin blocks & some coordinating fabric. They belonged to her mom, who was frustrated with the quilt. It was supposed to be a king sized log cabin but due to inconsistent seam allowances, none of the points matched up. She gave it to us to use for quilts of valor. We made 4 different quilts out of her materials. This is the last one. Isn't it fun & modern? So much you can do with a block like this.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Trim the Tree Swap Ornaments

Trim the tree #'s 1 & 2, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

I swear I'm going to stop signing up for swaps... I really enjoy doing them, but there's just NO time in my schedule & I find myself procrastinating...

But aren't these cute!?! I made a third one that's red. I used vintage buttons and both sides have trees/buttons. I have this theory that if you use pinking shears on something, it's instantly cute.

Let's start getting into the holiday spirit, everyone!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Habitat Reveal at KCMQG

Last night was KCMQG & the talent there always astounds me. We had around 50 quilts for this challenge. The fabric is Habitat by JayMcCarol.

We each got a free fat eighth pack (free is nice) & could only use more fabric from that line or solids. While I liked some of the prints, they didn't seem to really go together, so it was hard for me to decide what to do. Also, some prints had peach in them. Peach is my least favorite color, I think...

So I chopped them into hexagons & did some English paper piecing. I used them with moda crossweaves for the centers of the flowers & used a nice blue shot cotton for the background & a moda Bella solid I already had made into binding to finish it off. Here's my entry (sorry it is blurry)...

And here are some of my very favorites:

And the winner:

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

New Items in my Etsy Shop

20 fat quarter variety pack, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.
I've gotten my act together & bundled up my vintage sheet fat quarters into sets to sell in my Etsy shop. Here's a sampling. Very soft & ready to use, freshly laundered by me before I chopped them up!

Blue Valley's One Day Retreat

Sometimes, the creative juices are REALLY flowing, yet I can't make time to sew.  I stay at home with my 3 and 4 year old sons and they attend preschool (not at the same time, alas) but I still find myself doing everything but sewing each day.

This past summer, I decided we needed to have a day in the country to do nothing but eat, visit and most importantly, SEW.  My good friend, Barb listened to my idea and thought it sounded great.  We belong to the Blue Valley Quilters Guild.  Her church is a beautiful and historic Catholic church just a little ways out of the city.  They have this huge room that we were able to use & about 40 of us took advantage of this opportunity to get away and sew.  We had lunch and supper catered.  We all brought sweet and salty snacks.  A great time was had by all.

Here are the highlight pictures: