Category Archives: 2013 Finished

My Retro Chair…

Welcome to my day in the
I’m so happy to be sharing my block with ya’ll today!
I don’t know what it is about chairs,
but I just love them!
…I’ve made a few
quilts that feature chairs!…
so, when I was invited to submit
a block to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks,
I new it would be a chair!
I usually draw on my computer,
but sometimes it’s just easier to sketch it out
and scan the image in.
This is the little sketch I started with…

…a half chair!

It’s easier to mirror the
half to create a symmetrical drawing.
Of course, I had to make a quilt using my block, lol!
sorry about the bad picture…

It’s part of the this issue’s Designer’s Gallery!

You know how much I LOVE quilting
and designed the quilt with large open areas

Isn’t this flower just perfect?

Here’s a close up of the chair block…
Check out the clock…
just had to add a little bit of bling! he he!
Would you like to make my chair?
I think it would make a fun little pillow or perhaps a bag, or a…
This awesome issue will be available at your LQS
and bookstores on May 7th and
I’ll also have a limited amount of signed copies
in my website on that day.
But wait, you can win a free signed copy!!!
Just leave me a little comment and tell me
about your favorite design in quilting…
is it anything like chairs?…
I will choose a winner this Friday, May 3rd.
For great inspiration and great giveaways,
visit the other designers participating in the
Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour
this week.

                         It’s so good to have you over today!

Me, me, me…

Today is all about Me
and these talented ladies…
for this fun, fun blog hop!
I’ve had such a great time everyday seeing all
of the humorous and very creative ladies!
A great big thanks to Amy Bradley for providing
the fantastic appliqué pattern for this hop…
Well, appliqué is my favorite technique,
but I do love my little markers and stamps,
and just had to pull out a few of these little tools
for my girl..
I drew the design! yeah, no appliqué, can you believe it?
as I was saying, I drew with pencil and added a little stamping 
with a gray ink,
then outlined everything with a Uni-Pen…
Next, I added color with my Fabrico Pens….
I just love these pens Ü
(… need a few more!)
 and quilting….
then embellished my crown with a few Swarovski Crystals,
added Magic Transparent Perfect Pearl Pen to the lips,
glasses, cupcake stand, and cherries… needed a little sparkle!
 and Maggie’s eye got a little shine too…
here she is as sweet as ever Ü
I had so much fun working on this little project;
the little quilt looked so bland when I first drew it…
hubby just looked at it… and wondered… he he! he loves it!
I have to confess, I had no idea how it would turn out
…it was the last thing I colored in!
all those little squares, so I had to cheat a little
with all the little dots and squares…
I really like how it looks Ü 
This is the back of…
yeah, I forgot to tell you…
it’s a composition book cover,
and “It’s all about “ME” …
…and some of my favorite things!
Oh my word, I had such an awesome time
working on it, I just had to make myself
stop! or it would have been a quilt… ha ha!
I’m so happy to have you over today
and hope I’ve inspired you to try something new!

Words for 2013…

It’s my day to share my words for 2013!
I have seen some awesome creations in this hop
and have been so inspired!!!
Thank you Linda of Buzzing and Bumbling

and Mdm. Samm of Sew We Quilt for hosting this great hop!

Tagxedo is the first thing that came to mind when I signed up for the hop;
it is a great way to create fun word clouds using your own words,
slogans, quotes, etc. 
I imported different graphics into Tagxedo,
added my Words for 2013,
and started creating word clouds…
I used this sewing machine…
Then printed my cloud onto fabric that’s been prepared
for printing on an InkJet printer,
added a few borders and a little quilting
and just love how it turned out Ü
In 2013 I want to be more thankful,
inspire and encourage others, be kind,
be a better friend, share my passion with others,
smile and find joy in the little things,
challenge myself and others to grow and learn,
keep dreaming…
and most of all,
LOVE and show compassion like never before…
 I made this table topper with a beautiful graphic made by Mdm Samm,
and perfect for a daily reminder to LOVE more in 2013!
And of course, if times get tough,
this one will help me remember to just… 
 Thank you so much for stopping by today!
For more “In Your Words”
visit these great bloggers:
Friday, January 11
Cherry Blossoms … you’re here Ü