Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I decided it was time to play....... on a blog hop, you want to join in?.

 here is a link to the BADGE    Carol is the managing hostess, of this event, below is her email so you can join in.........act QUICKLY you must register by June 30 to get the pattern. 
 Madamme Samm( has pics of what she's working on),  and Carol hop manager are putting this blog hop together for all who want to play.
It' soooooo cute, a small project for those overwhelmed with big projects. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Art is all about perspective........... and YOUR idea of what that means........ :)

I saw this picture from a PVQG quilt group in Brunswick and thought OOOOO I want to make a quilt like that. 

So I contacted Jessica at Sew Sweet Quilt Shop since she is in that quild (she and her mom have a super cute quilt shop filled with LOTS of quilty goodness) and asked her if it was an original or a pattern....  Yea.... I was in luck, it was a pattern.  (I wasn't going to have to figure it out on my own.)  Now my friends & family know I don't buy many patterns because I usually just wing it and do fine.  But I was feeling lazy and ....... yea lazy.  So Jessica sent it, and a box full of sew sweet goodness that I ordered!!!   When I opened the box first thing I grabbed was the pattern........... HMMM, something's wrong here................ here's the pattern........blocks tall and skinny.........

Helter Skelter by Abbey Lane Quilts

They were sort of the same but yet not quite, and no not just the colors, DH!!!

Like I said it's all about perspective................The quilt on the picture I had seen was held up on the SIDES not the top which I didn't really think about until I got the it took me a sec to realize what was wrong.  On it's side was the look I wanted.
So here is what I started last night of Helter Skelter
on the design wall from MY favorite  perspective.  

I am planning on 5 blocks wide by 8 or 9 blocks down.
Will be Top #8 for the summer,(aiming for twin sized on this).  I am in a sewing frenzy.  I just can't stop feeding my sewing machine.  It's been starved for real affection for a LONG time.  So I  have given it lots of love over the last 6 weeks.  :)    I may not post here very often.   But I am keeping up with most of your posts.  I am a sponge and reading and absorbing lots of quilty, stitchy, crafty things from blogs, you all are doing some fantastic things, keep it up!

Isn't it amazing how a 90 degree turn changes the perpsective.  How are things from your perpective......... try turning them on their side and take another look.  Cyndi

Friday, June 15, 2012

Busy busy busy,

I have not forgotten about you, but the last 60 days or less I have made 3 quilt tops, one large diaper bag and pattern, 10 bibs, 60+ headbands but sadly only 6 or so of the roses that go them. 3 seat belt pillows last night and Working on new Halloween twiller! And two more quilt tops. So not idle, just busy. Will post pictures soon, makes posting much more interesting :)