Hi! I have another baby quilt project to tell you about. This one my mom and I worked on together for our family friend, Assi, and her new baby. Assi, from Finland, lived with us as a foreign exchange student in high school, so we consider her part of the family. She calls me aunt Emma!! I really hope to meet her daughter someday. We made this in the spring, but I didn’t want to write about it until the quilt was received in Finland. Now I can gaze at the photos she sent me of her sweet baby on her quilt! (more…)
Thank you to all those who came to the Opening Reception!! It was a wonderful event! I so much enjoyed talking about my quilts and the genuine interest in the whole room. Teresa told a wonderful story about veterans who had enjoyed my work already and I hope there are many more stories like that in the coming nearly two months!
If you weren’t able to come, but still live near enough to go to the gallery, please do! It is best to go in the afternoon, for parking, but then you should have no trouble finding the gallery if you go in the main doors and ask at the information booth when you walk in.
I’ll post photos soon…
My small group (minus one) made a group project together (for the one) again…something we seem to do quite often for a group only a few years old. And this was one of the most fun!! It was for Jonah, Dawn’s baby boy. We started it before he was born, but he is here now and wonderful! I got to hold him at the guild meeting last week and it was such a joy! Anyway, we also knew that Dawn already had plans for the nursery. It is a colorful room based on the monsters quilt I made this winter (and she bought). So we looked for a colorful design for our quilt and found this by Red Pepper Quilts. (more…)
Ok, I guess I have writers block…because I can’t think of anything to say, but I wanted to show you this project! So here are some photos! It’s a custom order nursery set of quilties. (more…)
Hey, I can’t believe how long it’s been since I last posted something!! And honestly I’ve stayed away a little longer than I even wanted to, just because I didn’t look forward to catching up…so I’m going to make it quick and then move on, what do you say?! (more…)
I’m leaving tomorrow for a quilting retreat!!! I’m sooooo excited! I’ve had a very busy work week and even my evenings have been filled with meetings and things to do with my kids, so I am not as prepared as I would like to be…but I don’t care, I’m just going to drop everything, stop working tomorrow, stop worrying about the housework, bring as much as I can and just sew! (more…)
I’ve been working on the Farmer’s Wife Sampler, do you want to see my blocks? (more…)
The last challenge of season three was to play with zig zags. I had seen zig zags made with half square triangles and thought it looked pretty fun. I also just got a hand-me-down charm pack (Thank you, Veronica!) so I decided to use it for this challenge. Lastly, I had seen this video from Missouri Star Quilt Company about how to make half-square triangles from charms….that’s how it all started. (more…)
The theme of “Where you Live” is expressed in this piece through the lavender, my favorite plant in my garden, and my favorite crop of Iowa, the corn. I live on corn all summer.
I live on Eighty first court in Urbandale, Iowa. The challenge for this quilt to choose colors for each of the letters in your address sounded like it would be a tough one for E, U, I!! But when I found a list of colors on Wikipedia, it was actually really fun. I decided to choose three colors that I hadn’t heard of before. Eton Blue (the greenish blue school color of Eton, a prep school in the UK), Ube (a lavender that gets its name from a purple yam in the Phillipines) and Icterine (a bright yellow – I had heard of an Icterine Warbler before, I just didn’t know it referred to the yellow!) (more…)