Monday, January 30, 2012

Swoon blocks 2 & 3

Well, here is this weeks blocks. I stuck to my plan of making two blocks this week(so proud!) I'm not sure I really love either one of these though. I may even redo the one below, those curvy blue lines are really throwing off the star pattern of the block. But then again, all together in the quilt it might not bother me so much, I'll have to wait and see.

Add I apologize for the dark photos. Anyone looking though my blog would be able to tell what time of year it is, not by the date, but by the quality of my photos. Winter is so dark and dreary.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Free { mustache } Valentine printable

My son once told me that his greatest ambition in life was to grow a mustache. He's a funny kid. At 10 years old he's not quite able to fulfill his life goal yet, but him and his friends should have a lot of fun pretending to have some pretty awesome mustaches this Valentines Day.

I had so much fun creating the mustache valentine that I wanted to make another...



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My first Swoon block

As in, the first block I've made from Thimble Blossoms absolutely gorgeous quilt pattern Swoon. Do you like it? I sure do! Want to see the rest of my Swoon quilt?...

There it is, all neatly organized into little baggies :) My goal is to finish 2 blocks a week, and then show you and share on THIS flickr pool. This block took me about 2 hours to make, so I figure 2 a week sounds do-able (depends on the week, I guess). I'm hoping that the completion of this quilt and this years tax return fall roughly at the same time because I have a feeling it's going to take the whole thing to get this baby quilted! The pattern is for an 80 X 80 inch quilt, but I'm going to add a border or two so that it fits our queen sized bed. And once I have such a beautiful quilt on my bed, I'll want to paint the walls to match. A project for 2012... I'll be sure and let you know how it goes.

The fabric I'm using is mostly fabric designed by Sandi Henderson, Meadowsweet and Meadowsweet 2.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sweet Valentine

Isn't this little quilt sweet?! I'm so happy I finished it before Valentines day. I love it so much I really don't think I'll be able to put it away after the 14th. I'm going to find a spot to hang it up and add a bit of sweet romance to our bedroom. The pattern is called Love Line and was created by Sandy Workman (Pine Mountain Designs). You can find it HERE.

Lots of LOVE!