Friday, September 12, 2014

Pumpkin swap for Mary Lou's block swap group! Do I need to start a club???Salt Lake Fall class such fun!

The darling pumpkins above are by my friend Sandy Fisher. Aren't they are hoot???
So I have had a block swap group for a long time and we swap all kinds of stuff I dream up. This month it was pumpkins and they are so much fun!
I did mine and I have more and better ideas for next time I make these.
I got a couple of requests for a club Mary Lou and it might be a good idea.
For my swap block ladies, don't worry we will still keep our group!
I have too many ideas and not enough time!

Here is my new pin! Isn't it darling? I am selling them $5. or 3 for $10. I am also giving them away with any order of a book.
Soon I will have a Moose pattern for $12.50 and it will be free with those too. Really cute in person! All you have to do is go to something and where you write the note- tell me how many pins you want and that you do not want the product you ordered. :0) I fill the orders so I will know what you want (the pins) and I will send them out. Thank you for ordering-this money helps me pay my expenses.
Below was my inspiration!
I want to do a little Autumn booklet though it probably will not come out until spring because I had too much going on this year with Mark. It will be worth the wait. Look below! And I have more and better ideas to go along with these! :0) Also offer a Fall workshop for guilds and shops.
And below is my friend Camille's pumpkins for our swap-aren't they fun???

These make happy happy quilts! We have 14 people in the Mary Lou swap of pumpkins so there will be loads of variety. Cannot wait to get ahold of them and make a quilt! I wanna be happy and wanna make happy quilts!

Below is my friend Dwighta's quilt which was hanging at AQS in TN-it is wonderful and she made it in my Asilomar story quilt class last year-isn't she good with colors and design? Love this!

I know I shared this before but it still makes me laugh!

Have a good week, be kind and pay it forward in some way. Be what is right with this world. No pushing, no shoving and no unkind someone we all love to be around and you will be happier too! Love you friends.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cows that keep MOOving to the herd, Maxine,Mary Lou's Easy Piecing class plus Do a Story Quilt!

How is this for a cow quilt! A lady named Butch Bovan who lived not that far from me did this and also the one below! Isn't she a  great artist!
Look at the boots and the many great details in this quilt. Mel and I are hoping these two cows can join the herd! Awesome stuff.

This is also by Butch and her words and details make you laugh. She carves and paints and is really a fun artist! These are so different from the other cows. Great job Butch!
I have been talking about my Prada shoes. This isn't what normal people think of for Prada but back about 15 years ago when I was doing a gig in Kansas City, I went to Halls' and I fell in LOVE with these shoes! They were about $250. I thought that was nuts but I was earning money and so I bought them and I have worn them all the time since then I still love them. The money was well spent. :0)

O just created a ppieced witch that I will be showing as a pattern soon. You will LOVE it. She is adorable. The witch here is one of my story quilts...quite fun too.
If you have not taken a story quilt class from me you would love it and if you don't have one close by, set one with with your girlfriends. You need three days to five days. Lots of process and things to learn. VERY fun.

I heard from Kate Jones who lives in Door County- a place I longed to visit for it's beauty. It isn't going to happen because the powers that be do not want to spend the money. Boo hooo hoooo.
     Anyway, she had some Jane Sassaman fabric she needed to use for a challenge and so she used it here. If you read this program she has done, there are many clever cow ideas here! Love the colors, the cleverness and the Jane Sassaman fabric- she is an awesome designer.  Great job being creative and clever Kate!
I teach a class called easy piecing and we start with traditional blocks like those seen here and then go into Flowers and birds from Flower Power etc. Next year I will be doing a new booklet to replace both Hoochy Mama quilts and also Flower Power quilt and putting them into one book with hats and other cool things using this method! GREAT fun!

Thought I would leave you with something to smile about from Maxine and something to think about- get creative and be happy!