Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I wanted to start with my witch quilt because it is so perfect for Halloween
This is Ceceile from "Just My Imagination" button company. The little sheep she is holding is going to travel the world with different designers...I am going to make one and take her with me to the places I will be traveling this year. So for sure she will be by a flower in West Virginia, by something great in Chicago area and in DesMoines in the Fall...I need to look at my calendar for other places. OR maybe this little sheep needs to be a COW! How fun would that be?
Please buy buttons from her and also Teresa's Hillcreeak buttons. Teresa is going through a really rough patch in her life and she is such a wonderful person with a great product!
This was one of my most favorite quilts...a story quilt with actual dress, gloves and hat! Oh the story this told and the ones I could have told with my Mom's and Grandma's dress's.
A whimsical story quilt...isn't this wonderful and happy???
I did a painting many years ago that had my Grandmother holding a pie on her porch....I sold it and wish I had it...this quilt reminded me of my painting...I love it!
So, when I slept in a bit or maybe I went back to the room to get something, I can't exactly remember, I was going back to the Houston Convention center and these two girls were ahead of me....now I am not sure but they don't look much like the quilters I know......
How is this for a wonderful quilt???
I thought this tree was quite wonderful because it wasn't about the tree as much as the background...
This quilt from Iowa is a Van Gogh Cow for the cow parade...isn't she wonderful? The border is just awesome as are the flowers and I LOVE her face!
Are you thinking about doing a cow? PLEASE do!
Sunflowers go well next to the cow!
How long do you think it took this person from France to make this?
Mel and I had a lot of fun at Market and I am preparing a new Hoochy book since mine are now sold out. I will be adding alot of new ideas and new quilts and hopefully many new friends will learn the charm and sheer delight in making these quilts!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Solids and tone on tones and light givers and French styled fabrics add up to a fun combination! I have noticed that Timeless Treasures does alot of these print stle fabrics that make sure wonderful backgrounds! This is the fifth quilt I have done like this with their fabrics and I have two more in the works! If you are not looking at the end of the bolt, you should be. Many fabric companies are printing inferior and cheap cotton goods. If you hold a fabric to the window and can see through it don't buy it!
Timeless Treasures does a great job with cotton and it is nice to work with.
One of these days I am going to list four companies that I buy my goods from and why. You should know what you are buying and where is is being printed. If you have taken a class from me you know this is important for all of us.
I am off to Houston for Quilt Market and I am going to take dozens...maybe hundreds of photos...stay tuned for more ideas and good advice.
Take care dear friends and thank you for dropping by and especially if you are commenting which I LOVE.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Or possibly a couple kissing....
And if you do art, it is about bringing your inner artist out to play and getting better and better. And while I am at it Life is also about being a better and kinder and more giving person too....we all have lots of work to do....And I mean that in a good way...I am surrounded by good people who are great role models...quilters are awesome!
Look at this guy...isn't he the happiest? I LOVE him! Wish he lived here at my house.
Today I bought a couple of Kantha blankets of old Sari's from India....one if black and orange and I am putting it on my table with pumpkins....the other one is reds and greens like a watermelon and I am doing the same for my table or possibly putting it into a wagon I have with a Christmas three....they are fun.
I wonder if anyone here has ever washed one?
I will post photos soon.
This is a kids art project...everyone worries about what their people will look like...I think these are fabulous! So much better than a perfectly boring person
I thought this illustration fit in with the season and hey, he is running which I love too!
Today is my Granddaughter's 11th birthday....I can hardly believe it. I was at Market 11 years ago and missed being in Canada with her Mother....but I have spent plenty of time every since
This was some years ago when we made popcorn balls...beofr we found out she can't eat popcorn....Love my two oldest Grandkids so much!
Look at this scarecrow with a gourd for a face! Darling!
These fit in with the time of year!
I am not sure whose quilt this is but my Block Swap room on Yahoo just swapped houses on black ground...this is certainly a wonderful example of what someone can do! I see lots of hoochy method things in this wonderful quilt
This quilt hangs at my daughter's house...I did this for her long ago and used my own fabrics for the border
I hope this week is going well for you and that you are enjoying your many blessings...the smells the sights and tastes of this beautiful month!