Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rachael performing at Art from the Heart

Tuesday evening was the Art from the Heart show at school. All the children display two pieces of art in a variety of media including painting, drawing, clay, etc. There is also an opportunity for some of the children to play a musical selection. Rachael, of course, had to play her "Cruella da Ville" piece which she has practiced and practiced. This is also the piece she used to audition for middle school band and will already be in Advanced Band with the 7th and 8th graders. I'm very proud of her! I hope you enjoy it.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Poppy BQ

One thing I love about BQ quilts (BQ being the name of the pattern) is that they go together very quickly and are a wonderful beginner quilter quilt. This one has a dynamic floral fabric with beautiful frames and a cute black and white polka-dot fabric that April picked out. This will be a kit available from Prairie Queens shortly.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Pillow

In case you hadn't noticed.....It's Spring! I love to see our yard come to life with our dozens and dozens of roses, not to mention my spread of tulips in the front yard. Our lilac is blooming and our wisteria is about to explode as well. So...just in time for Spring, I finished this pillow which actually was bigger than I thought it would be. I have been working on for about 6 months and finally put the pedal to metal and got it done. I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rachael's Spring Concert

Well tonight was Rachael's final band performance at school. It was bitter sweet because this is the last time Rachael will perform at school, but we are looking to middle school and a whole set of new performances. Here is a great photo before the concert and then a short video of one of the songs...Mickey Mouse March.


video

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I made this cute little box with my digital studio from Cricut (the file originally made by Denise Hill) and it has sweet shamrocks on top! I need to start using my Cricut more!

Soiree

My friend Michelle and I are making this quilt together. Unfortunately Michelle has been sick but I wanted to get this done so she could see what it will look like. The original pattern had a bunch of yucky 3-D stuff and then some ruffles along the middle and sides. I actually prefer it this way and I even scalloped the border which is something I don't like to do very often. Enjoy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Birds and Bees

Here is my latest quilt which surprisingly went together very quickly. I did the piecing in one day and the applique in another. Then I spent a few hours today putting it together. It's an interesting line of fabric from Jason Yenter from In The Beginning fabrics. I like the overall look of it as well. It's very modern. I hope you like it too.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Aviary Strip Quilt

Hi everyone: Well I'm slowly getting back into my projects at home. Jethro and I are divorcing soon so I hope to be rid of him permantently (see previous blog). I have finished another quilt called Aviary Strip Quilt. This is from Moda's Three Sisters line called Aviary that I just LOVE. The quilt is big too (a full size) and I quilted it at the shop using a pattern that has birds and berries (but I won't ever use again on a large quilt). It took forever to finish, but it was worth it!