Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Catching Up

What did the Mama Tomato say to the Baby Tomato? Ketchup your falling behind. (I can hear you groaning :o/) The truth is, I have too many things to share. So, I guess I should just get started.

Over the summer Cher and I took went on an adventure in Tennessee. We came across this quilt somewhere along the way to Kentucky. Sandy Gervais is the designer of the pattern and the line of fabric, Crazy 8. The polka dots nearly knocked me over, I just love them. The Reindeer make me laugh nearly as much as Snowmen.

My zigzag quilt entry into SewCalGal's Virtual Christmas Quilt Show earned me a prize! It's not that I am such a great quilter, the random prize generator picked my number. I am claiming my fame any way it comes. I won this incredible package of 30 fat quarters from FatQuarters, a wonderful online quilt store. I just love Odyssea by MoMo. I would have never gotten this for myself so I am drooling over this fabric. I was thinking it would look good in a Storm at Sea or Snails Trail pattern.

One of my Swap groups needed an Angel quilt for someone whose quilt went missing, so I volunteered. I paper pieced this doll quilt for the recipient and the bunny and blankie for his/her child. The pattern for the bunny and blankie is available on Esty from mmmcrafts. Go on over and check out her patterns.

This is the Christmas Eve quilt. Rolling Thunder's family decided the Sunday before Christmas we should do a Yankee Swap. Rolling Thunder wanted me to make a quilt for the swap so I made this Easy 3~D quilt from a quilt block by Maria Umhey at Cheerful Quilts. I used this Christmas/Birthday present Cher and I decided to purchase for each other to share and came up with this quilt in practically no time at all. Thanks to AccuQuilts and Go! for lowering my stress level during the Christmas season :o)

I was so thrilled with my (and Cher's) GO! that I used it to cut out a bunch of hexagons to make this vintage looking table topper. Some how I was able to figure out how to sew them with my machine rather than hand stitching all of them together. Hopefully I will post a tutorial on how I managed to make this happen.

I was accepted into a swap group named Swap 'Til You Drop or STUD. An incredible group of people that create quilts that are 15 inches or smaller each month. This month the theme is rainbows ... yea, that's what I thought, but I managed to come up with something I could live with. That picture will have to wait because I haven't sent it yet and it would spoil the surprise.

But I can show you the block I made for the Charming Robin! Liz wanted a liberated log cabin so I made this block. She picked a Wonderland charm pack by MoMo. I am excited to be included in this group, but it deserves a post of its own.

I think that should bring you fairly up to date and I can now say I am KETCHUP!


  1. Delightful post. I can't wait for your tutorial on your table topper. Beautiful. But I must confess I can't figure this one out unless you post a tutorial {please, please, please}. And maybe another time you could post a tutorial on your beautiful "Easy 3D" quilt..it doesn't look so easy to me, but it is a beautiful quilt.

    I can't wait to see what you create with all the beautiful fat quarters (30) that you won from FatQuarters Shop. http://www.fatquartershop.com/ They have such delightful fabrics and other items.


  2. so much fun stuff. thanks for catching us up. love the last square. :) and the christmas quilt is very mc escher (sp?)

  3. What lovely quilts......thanks for coming by my blog....comments like yours sure make me feel better.