Friday, March 16, 2012

Ugly Swoon Block contest

My block is up for an Ugly Swoon contest. Please vote for it as the ugliest.
 It is made with Y2K or Year 2000 fabric, pink and orange owls on gold, and a rather obnoxious orange. 
 Go to the Ugly Swoon Block gallery on flickr and vote for block #8 in the comments below the blocks.  I could win a fq bundle of Pezzy Prints by American Jane!  Voting ends March 30th.

Keep Dreaming...Colleen
Monday they let me out of the library to play on the playground with the tutor group.
 I never get to enjoy the sun during the week.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Quilt Show this weekend!

The Forsyth Piecers and Quilters guild presents

"The Art of Comfort Quilt Show"

March 16-18

Friday, 10am-7pm ~ Saturday, 10am-6:00pm ~ Sunday, 1:00-4:00pm

The Village Inn Golf & Conference Center 

6205 Ramada Dr.

Clemmons, NC 27012


I'll be working the door Saturday starting at 2p.  Come out and see me at the front desk.  And check out my two quilts
All I want is red wah, wah, wah
1,2,3 Squared
  Keep Dreaming...Colleen
Sneak peak of my Pillow Talk Swap pillow.
When my partner receives it I will blog about how I get inspriation for designing during a swap.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Two Finishes!!!

I went over to Mom and Dad's house to take the pictures.

I finished TWO quilt over the weekend.  These two have been a long time in finishing.  I started it last summer when the challenge was anounced by collecting red and white fabrics . 
 The first was "All I want is red, wah,wah,wah" my red and white quilt for the Forsyth Piecers and Quilters guild challenge.   

I love how you can see the individual quilting I did on the blocks from the back.  This quilt has its own web page where you can find out more about its construction.

The next quilt was started backin the summer.  I call it "123 Squared" as I cut strips of 1", 2", and 3" from 8 fat eighths of Jay McCarroll's Habitat fabric and Westminster's Dogwood gray.  
That's my cute Daddy holding the quilts for me. 
 I love how the sun shows the straight line quilting.

  A challenge to Modern Quilt Guilds from The Modern Quilt Guild and Free Spirit fabrics.  I blogged about it here.  You can see quilts created in the challenge here.
Im so proud of my self that I finished TWO quilts in one month!
Come out and see these quilts and more (over 120!) at the Forsyth Piecers & Quilters quilt show this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Keep dreaming...Colleen
Jazzy-girl was being a camera hog.  She was rolling in the dirt on her back all cute and fuzzy.  I told her she was in the shade so she got up, walked a foot away into the sun and proceeded to pose again.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Busy Little Sewer

I have had a busy week.  That said all my weeks for the past month have been busy.  I started tutoring 2 days a week after school until 4:30 and train 2 days a week from 6-7.  On top of that throw in  BOM meeting this week, a couple of quilts I need to finish for next weekends quilt show.  So before we recap the week in photos here is some eye candy from my good friend Karen Gray's store I picked up Friday.
Don't you love the way she wraps (neater though I had rewrapped this)!
1 yard each of Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy re-release!!!
And it is mine, all mine!  I saved up a Christmas gift certificate, money from destashes, and Etsy sales.  He he he!
No Boundries training sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports.  150 idividuals and 20+mentor trainers.  Fun times.  Monday we did 3 miles along the Salem Creek Green way.  That is my new light as the paths get dark.
(I couldn't stop to take the pic hence the blurriness)

Thursday Staci the drill seargant showed us correct running posture.
I was mentally preparing for the route.
2 miles up the Strollway with the Killer hill in the middle.  

It was easy this time!  I was smiling when I reached the top.  

I only walk and one of the runners said "Girl your walking is faster then my running".  
I finished the binding on my red and white quilt.  Today I'm putting in the label and the hanging sleeve.
Here are some close ups of the quilting.

I used just a little bit of the variegated thread with the tiniest block.  It makes it look as if it is blowing in the wind.  I like how it gives the whole quilt the look as if the blocks are being tossed in about.

The rest of the red background I free motioned quilted with my Sofia last Sunday in a tiny loop.
Then I quilted the MQG Habitat Challenge quilt. 

Notice that is NOT my Babylock Sofia sewing machine.  It locked up just as I started to quilt.  So I called Sewingly Yours and they told me to bring it in and gave me a nice used Viking 400 as a loaner.  I loved how it quilted!  It came with a sewing extension table that worked great.  I hope my Sofia is feeling better soon.

It set me back about 2 hours total.  I quilted the middle and then I took a nap as I had been up late the night before.  Then I finished the corners

I used the Habitat scraps from the top to make the binding and attached it.  Then I had to stop as my friend Caroline from work was having an art show at Krankies Coffee in downtown Winston-Salem.
Dancing Girl by Caroline Sanders
She carves wood and linoleum to creat wonderful prints.  Lots of friends came , met some neat people, it was a great opening!
When I got home I decided to hand stitch the binding until it was done.  
Thanks to Oh, Fransson!'s binding tutorial for helping me get my binding mojo back.  I don't know why I was so crazy with my stiching on the red and white quilt(it looks fine).  My stiching on the Habitat quilt rocked!
I am hoping to get some great outdoor pics of the finished quilts at mom and dad's later so will hold of posting bad indoor pictures.  Again if you want to come out and see them in person come to the Forsyth Piecer's and Quilter's quilt show

Keep dreaming...Colleen
Kalli-cat loves to hang out with me in the studio!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Yard Sale day at Quiltville!

It is yard sale day over at Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville!
So below are my  items.  Please email me or leave me a comment.  I prefer if you have a paypal so I can send you an invoice.  Indicate your paypal email in your comment.  It makes it easier on shipping and keeping the $$ straight.  Postage will be based on weight unless you live close enough to pick up.
#1 Scraps from fat quarters-strips, squares, rectangles


#2 Loney Toons Sports fabric-22"x38" plus attached scraps-1997 date


#3 Two Leather Gingher scissor holders NEW , large and medium (scissors not included, just to show size)

$2.50 each or 2 for $5
#4 School bus by Fabric Traditions 1996, Susan Wright-1 yard


#5- Lazy Crazy Quilt by Thimbleberries-56"x44"


#6-Dr Suess print, Spring Industries 2003-1 yard


#7 Color Block in two colorways by International fabrics 1993-both 18"by44"


#8 Moda Whimsical Wabbits-1 yard plus very large attached scraps

#9 Christmas fabrics
Blue with Santa and sleigh-FQ
Green with Violins and music-32"x12"
Red with gold stars-26"x33"

#10 Cats on black, Timeless Treasures, 1986 -1 yard

#11 Cats on white, 13"x45" plus large attached scraps

#12 basting gun-barely used, lots of tags


#13 Book-Best Selling Bazaar Patchwork-like new

#14 Book-Cotton Theory Quilting- new-bought at Betty Cotton's store!
#15 Book-America's Regional Quilting
#16 Vintage Crochet patterns and magazines


#17 ABC print- 1 yard


#18 Heart star quilt print by Fabric Traditions 1992-4 yards plus

#19 multicolor pastel Floral-4 plus yards


#20yellow and green pastel Daffodil floral-5 plus yards


Keep Dreaming...Colleen
Read Across America day at school yesterday-the Grinch and Max came to hang out.