Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Texas Colouring Retreat

Just one of the Cards we did at the Colouring Retreat with Zoe, Barbara and Christy.  We had this coloring challenge with us coloring on a card and passing it on to our neighbor until the card made it around the room.  Each time we had  3 minutes to color. This is my card and I started with two tone purple bows on her dress and in her hair.  It turned out really fun and was a real learning experience!



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Coloring Practice


Today Barbara and I are coloring again.  Practicing my coloring.
The one on the Left is done with Prismacolor Pencils only and the one on the Right was done with Copic Markers and topped with Prismacolor Pencils. I used Strathmore Bristol Vellum Surface paper and I REALLY LIKED using the pencils but found it harder to use the Copic Marker.  They seemed to puddle on me.


Which one do you like best?


Monday, April 7, 2014

More Coloring from the Retreat

 Here are two cards from the coloring retreat:
     The first one is Fancy Sunbonnet Miss Muffet from Little Miss Muffet.  The background was painted with a ink pad and stamp with Fancy Sunbonnet Miss Muffet masked out, just as Zoe taught us. The pen was a cross from Zentangle, Barbara's clouds and my own thoughts.


The second card was from the coloring hair challenge, Hair of a different color .  I colored the hair with copic markers.  The rest was colored with Prismacolor pencils. The paper for this one was Zoe's paper.


Enjoy:



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Texas Colouring Retreat with Zoe and Barbara

 We had Soooooo much fun at the 2014 Colouring Retreat with Zoe from Make it Crafty and Barbara from Little Miss Muffet.  And I am still coloring!  Here are some of my cards:

This first one I really colored about 5 months ago when Barbara was trying to teach me how to color in faces without drawn lines.  I even did this one myself, no help from Barbara. The image is Polka Dot Pals from Little Miss Muffet.  She comes with little beady eyes and the rest is up to you.


At the coloring retreat I colored the balloon on Tilda with Big Balloon and added the zentangle to it.  What a BLAST!  I will be doing more of this! We played around with coloring hair and making glow spots for our images and after coming home this is how I chose to finish this one.  Barbara did bailed me out with the hair, but the FACE IS ALL MINE!

What fun we all had and Zoe and Barbara did a GREAT JOB PLANNING EVERYTHING.
THANK YOU for the great time.

We learned more, so there will be more to come.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pat Sloan 2013 UFO Challenge

 Back again with Pat Sloan 2013 UFO Challenge.  I finished my Sunbonnet Sue Quit and just in time.

 
These blocks have sat around to long and now it is a quilt!
Merry Christmas.....
 
 
close up of Sam

 
close up of one on the corners and Sue.
I wish I could take a picture of the whole quilt, but I just don't have enough room.
Now it is on to the next project....
Merry Christmas and in 2014 may all of your UFO's become done!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

2 1/2" squares with A Quilting Life

Back with  Sherri McConnell and her Simply Small Project with 2 1/2" squares project.  As you can see my table runners don't look finished, but by the 10th they will be.  My DH is having surgery the first of the week and I will not have time to post a finished photo.  I will be doing the binding while sitting by his side. I changed my mind from using civil war prints to newer prints.  The top one and the bottom one are really Moda Mimi  by Chez Moi 5 inch squares that have been cut into fouths.  


One tablerunner is on the machine and the backing and batting are the same for all 3 quilts.  So when one gets done, I will add the next, until all 3 have been quilted.


 


These will make great Christmas gifts and maybe I will still have one for my table.  I added one more border to the outside to make it more colorful, bigger and because I had the fabric.

These have been fun to do and not much work.   Don't forget to check out A Quilting Life on the 10th.  She said she would have another project for us to do.

Thanks Sherri and Enjoy....

SP06 Tilda

Here's a card I made using one of the older Magnolia images named "SP06 Tilda."  I had this image colored a while ago but added the red highlights before adding it to a card.

 
The older Magnolia are cute looking with their single strand of hair and skinning legs.  I would love to find more of them.
Still using Copic Sketch markers and Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock.

Enjoy....

Friday, December 6, 2013

Celtic Solstics Mystery Quilt

 
Bonnie over at Quiltville Quips & Snips is doing her annual winter mystery quilt.   This year it is Celtic Solstics Mystery  and came about from her trip to Ireland this last summer.  I had so much fun with the Easy Street from last year that it is a must again.


http://quiltville.blogspot.com/p/celtic-solstice-mystery.html


It's been a very busy month around here and it does not look any better for the rest of the year, but I will try to get caught up and stay with it.  Yes, that's right..... This mystery started on 11/29/13 and I just got my fabric pulled.  I even missed the first posting of what we were going to be doing.  Part 2 went live this morning.  But there is still time for you to join in with us.



I am going to be using my 1930 prints.  I had this basket just sitting around and decided that it was time I use it up.  I will however be using the blue, green, yellow and pink for my colors and white as my background.

Happy quilting....



Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pat Sloan 2013 UFO Challenge update



We are back today with a sneak peak of my LLF (Long Lost and Forgotten) UFO Sunbonnet Sue Quilt.  As you remember these blocks are 37 years old and where doing a petty good job of hiding in my closet.  Hopefully next year I can get to the other 2 UFO's that are just as old.

The challenge is Pat Sloan year end 2013 UFO.  I have it all pieced together.  I got pass 2 of my stumbling blocks.....one is sewing all the blocks together and the other one is sewing the borders on.  So now it is on to the fun part and that is the quilting.  It's on the long arm and just waiting for me to get quilting.  Can't wait to show you the whole quilt.  It has turned out really fun and I don't know why I waited so long....




Watch for the finally review next week.  Happy quilting.