Monday, May 30, 2011

Inspiring Monday

First off -
A huge and heart felt thank you to all those who have sacrificed so much and fought for our country, our freedoms, and our way of life.  

If it weren't for the constant inspiration I have been getting from my everyday life and my moleskine that I keep all my ideas in I would be freaking out from a serious lack of sewing in my life and an overabundance of work.  But hopefully in the next week that should all be cleared up and I will be able to pull my machine back out.  First thing to work on - finish bee blocks and my Jane Austen inspired mini quilt for my private swap with Suzettra!

But until then I have to live my crafting life vicariously through others!

Scrappy Bowties Quilt

I LOVE this quilt! Especially the fact that all of the back grounds are different colors which Jolene says is only because she didn't have enough of any single color, but I say is due to serendipity! The subtle back ground colors, the brights in the bow ties and the fun floral binding are all just so incredibly sweet and innocent!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Quilt Along Post 3!

Sorry about the lack of an Inspiring Monday post this week! I was out of town and completely forgot to schedule a post! Oops!

Cacophony of Color - Bella Solids Parade

Instead I bring you the next post in my Bella Solids Parade Quilt Along!


**And hopefully soon I will be able to return to my normal amounts of craftiness but not just yet**

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Quilt Along Post 2!

Cacophony of Color - Bella Solids Parade

The next installement of my quilt along has been posted over at Shruti's blog!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Inspiring Monday

Here some more inspiration to get you through the week!


I ADORE this color pallet. The soft hues ranging through the cools, warms, and neutrals match to wonderfully together and would make a gorgeous quilt. Not to mention I have been wanting to make a Pantone inspired quilt and this is totally pushing me in the right direction!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Inspiring Monday

This weeks inspiration comes from the always incredible Ayumi of Pink Penguin.

My block ~ Ringo Pie Bee

Ayumi created this block for her month in the Ringo Pie Quilt Bee.  Is it weird that I stalk their flick pool even though I am not in the bee just because I find everything they are making to be so inspiring and amazing??  I mean seriously - EVERYTHING in their pool makes my heart skip a bit and my fingers start reaching for fabric without my even realizing it.  To be able to create this little masterpieces would be amazing, and while some might find it intimidating, I find it to be so incredibly inspiring I want to stay home from work and just SEW SEW SEW!!

Go check out this bee and the amazing ladies participating in it if you haven't already!

The Quilt Along has begun!

The Bella Solids Parade of Color has officially started!

And so has the quilt along for my Cacophony of Color mini quilt!

Cacophony of Color - Bella Solids Parade

The post on how to cut and prepare your fabrics is now up at Shruti's Blog! 

If you are participating I would love to see your creations in the flickr pool! 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Parade Begins!

May 1st is finally here!!

Let the Bella Solids Parade BEGIN!

For my part in the Parade I will be conducting a quilt along of my mini quilt 'Cacophony of Color'

Posts will be over on Shruti's Blog
May 2: Preparing and Cutting you Fabrics
May 9: Piecing the Center Panel
May 16: Finishing the Top

May 23: Quilting Tips, Binding, and some Special Extras
    Today I put the finishing touches on my quilt (nothing like being a procrastinator huh!) and here are some finished shots of what you can make too with the fabulous colors being celebrated this month!

    Post 4 - photo 5

    Post 4 - photo 6

    Post 4 - photo 7

    Post 4 - photo 8

    Post 4 - photo 9

    Post 4 - photo 10

    Cacophony of Color - Bella Solids Parade

    This little baby is going to be given away to the GRAND PRIZE WINNER along with a HALF YARD  BUNDLE of all 31 colors featured in the parade thanks to the awesome Fat Quarter Shop!

    So what's the first color you ask?


    So get over to the flickr pool and start uploading your pictures that celebrate the color white!

    Hope you guys enjoy playing along!