Thursday, July 15, 2010

Movie Quilt Swap ~ Alice in Wonderland

1. 2010-07-14 15.01.44, 2. June STUD ~ Movie, 3. 2010-07-14 15.02.26, 4. STUD June ~ Movie, 5. June STUD ~ Movie, 6. STUD June 2010 ~ Movie

This is the quilt I made for Dena in a quilt swap on Flickr. So, ... We've got the overall shot of the quilt ... the Red Queen's window in the throne room (not the bathroom! Where she sits, on the throne.) It's based on the ticker tape method using a black background to emphasize the swirls. I drew out the swirls and glued all those tiny pieces around them. Next time, straight ticker tape all over fabric and applique black swirls over the tiny pieces.

The map I found on Google images by searching for Underland Map. I printed it out and to it to Kinko's, and a nice young man enlarged the picture and reversed it. My good friend, Kelly, introduced me to Citrasolve, a natural cleaning product. This method is VERY handy! AND easy! (two of my favorite ideas) You take the picture you want to transfer and put it over the fabric (it's good to use tape to keep things from shifting), take a bit of paper towel and dip it into the Citrasolve and dab it onto the paper. Then you use the back of a spoon and rub the snot out of it and then a miracle occurs and the picture transfers!

The chess board and figures were a lot of fun to figure out. I was so pleased to create a dimensional chess board. I am very pleased with the White Queen's silhouette.

The blocks in the right hand corner are a modified tea party block made with colors to represent the March Hare and Hatter.
The flowers were fun to make. I used my AccuQuilt GO! cutter to make the flowers. Quick, easy and accurate, so I could focus on getting to the creating! My artistic and supportive husband drew those sweet faces for me! A little salute to the Disney classic.

The package is in the mail, don't tell Dena I blogged her quilt before she got to see it!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spring Fever Bingo!

Yes, I know it's May and I still have a snowman on my blog. It's crazy, I know, but I really like snowmen. Stay cool * it's okay to be a little bottom - heavy * live well, life is short * spend time outdoors * avoid melt downs * be well rounded * be a jolly happy soul ... are all good ideas for living. So, until I find something that "speaks" louder than these timeless pieces of advice and that cute snowman ... it's staying.

Having said that, I am thrilled to announce that it's time for
It started Monday and I already have seven words crossed out! Click on the the logo to check it out yourself! The Quilt Shoppe is delightful and a lot of fun.

Spring Fever Bingo Word List:

allergies blue jay clean crow dandelion fresh galoshes humming bird insects leaves May nest poppy quilt rabbit rain raincoat resurrection spiders spring break sweater sweet pea umbrella vegetables windy

Having a lot of fun checking out other blogs and exploring The Quilt Shoppe! You should check it all out too!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

Made this for my Mom's birthday next week. The woman in the middle is meant to look like her. On Sundays when we eat together there are 10 of us around the table, (The 10 hearts over her head). She always wears an apron. I gave her the fabric for the apron she is wearing. The words are the way we describe her when we talk about her. I am excited to give it to her.

Friday, March 12, 2010

6" ~12" mini quilt swap

You're smiling aren't you? Carol made this cheery, bright, happy quilt for me! I just love that bunny, and those carrots are SO orange it makes me sigh in contentment. She name this quilt "9 Carrots." Pretty clever if you're asking me!

I am thinking Easter candy ... Thanks Easter Bunny, bawk, bawk.

6" ~12" mini quilt swap

This is a mini quilt I made for Carol in Wisconsin. She was tired of the cold and ready for some spring and was feeling like she'd lost her creative mojo. I really wanted to send her some joy and the result was this mini.

I was inspired by this tutorial girl on a swing by comfortstitching. I changed it up a bit ... can you believe I created that girl doing a cartwheel? I was pretty excited that it turned out the way I saw it in my head!

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

An Apology

I cannot for the life of me figure out why my font sizes are different. It frustrates me to no end that I can't solve this blogging eyesore. When I create my post, it looks great until it publish and then I get this font mess.

So I am sorry for the gigantic print in these posts. xo