Sunday, October 30, 2011

Celebrating June Warmth in the October Chill

It might have been pretty interesting -- or embarrassing -- to hear what the valets of the Lowes Atlanta said after unloading my two sewing machines, box of sewing supplies, and miscellaneous bags and luggage for my stay a week or so ago.  My friends and I went to The Country Living Fair in Georgia and were treated to the great accommodations.  However, it was pretty funny when one valet told the other to get the next guest, and the guy said, "The Toyota or the Porsche?" Uh, I'm the Toyota.  Wonder who he thought might give the best

While there, I was committed to getting THREE blocks done and be caught up and relieve everyone and myself of my delinquency.  I'm crazy to update my own blog, but I'm not allowed (by my own set of rigid rules) til my blocks are complete.  Only one was completed on Monday -- I did have social obligations to the treaters!  This took me six hours!  Ridiculous -- me, not the block.  However, part of those six hours was a quick trip across Atlanta to Whipstitch Fabrics.  Fun to visit a place I've followed through the blogs since the shop was started.  I tried to stay away but was sure I needed a couple of bright Konas to bring out the light area of Andrea's block, so I called the valet, had the car brought around, and ran by right before closing.  Ah, the life for a week! 
This block was such a challenge.  I got all caught up, as usual, in the teeniest of details -- see my drawing -- impossible.  I requested crayons from the front desk.  Though they offered to bring the box to the door, I totally went down and picked them up myself!  I find only one thing that makes me crazy.  My plan was to have some of the dark fabrics on the right side carry over into the light block by having the tree branches/leaves cross over.  Instead, there is a distinct line of separation, but there was no going back.  It is quite amazing, though, that the light/dark piecing works so beautiful! 

Andrea, it will be so interesting to see how your quilt comes together and what you do to combine all the different interpretations and values.   

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fruit Tart for Megan

Megan, I hope your friend will like her fruit tart (with flaming candles) on a cut-glass cake plate...
I know I would love to receive a quilt like this! 

Is anyone else getting hungry?  I hope there is cake at the Halloween Party tomorrow night.

OK, Blogger is finally allowing me to post photos. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cake Pops

I decided to make cake pops for Megan’s quilt.  Because sewing them seemed easier than actually making them, haha!


This is going to be a delicious quilt!

A Piece o' Cake!

Megan, happy birthday - way ahead of time - to your friend. Linda

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Progress Report

I have received 10 of 12 blocks to make my Garden Party quilt. Thank you ladies!

A couple blocks came back smaller than the directions, so I am taking those apart and resewing them together to make sure they are the same size as the rest of the blocks. Since I don't have much fabric from this collection in my stash, I don't have a lot of wiggle room to make additional blocks. I'm hoping to get the other two missing blocks back soon, and I'll be ready to piece this burst of color together.

Thank you again for helping me make this quilt!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Baby Cakes for Megan

Fun little blocks! What a great idea for a birthday gift for a dear friend. Now that I'm looking at that cupcake, I might need to go back and embellish it a little so it looks less like a house....

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

two for you..

I cake and one cupacke for Megan! 
I may make a couple more, fun quick morsels... ;-)

I don't have many LIGHT konas... is it OK to use bold kona solids?

(I just made a carrot cake because these got me hungry for cake...)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Linda's Blocks...

Linda's blocks have been sitting by my doorway forever, patiently waiting for a clear, dry day for their photo shoot.  Today is at least dry, so here's the pics.  They went out with today's mail, so you should see them soon.  What a fun set of blocks to make!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Megan's October BLOCK

Hi Ladies!
My name is Megan and this is my month for the block of the month. Everything is in the mail with pictures and fabric. I want/need 6.5" wonky birthday cakes. Practice your free piecing! Absolutely anything works! Thanks for all the help!