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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

QT Farmer's Wife Quilt Blocks #4 and Sewing Room

Here we are today with more Farmer's Wife Blocks. These have been really fun to make and I am looking forward to having them all made so I can sew my quilt together.

These are #96, #39, #60, #62, #109, #97,
#8, #75, #30, #3

I have also been having fun on Pinterest. One of my boards have been sewing room storage and I have been so inspired by what I have seen that it has made my mind spin. After thinking about my room, what I could do with what I already have, I came up with this:

The 2 kitchen cabinets I had and was just being stored. The white tub drawers is what I have been using to store my projects in. So I went over to Home Depot and bought a 8' counter top and the shelving for above the counter. You can see that I have the important things done, with all of my supplies on the shelves and the ladder still waiting to be put away:

I used an older white shelve to put on the end to hold my smaller dies. Easy to get to when using my Studio and Go cutter. I can't believe how much room this gave me and how easy it is to use my supplies.

I hope you enjoyed seeing part of my sewing room(s). I really have 3 rooms that are connected.
It's going to be lots of fun using this new found space.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hope from Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Here is Hope from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and she is all ready for the new releases. We sure hope you will come visit us and check out all the new stamps. If it could be as easy and this.....

This card was soooooo much fun to make. I love the idea of the weight and just wish I could make it happen this way, because life would be so much fun. Just think of it....all the chocolate you could eat and with the holidays coming up, you would not have to worry about all that party food! Thanks Barbara for this GREAT IMAGE!

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
Eyes: B41, B45
Clothes: BG11, BG13, BG15, R81, R83, R85, 0, White jell pen
Scale: E30, E31, E33
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP is Lost & Found by My Minds Eye, Spellbinders Label Four, Ribbon from Stampin-up, Flower and jute from my stash.

Close up of Hope....

Monday, November 14, 2011

QT Farmer's Wife Quilt Blocks #3 & Disapearing Nine Patch

Back home from the Houston Quilt Market and was it FUN! I have even got caught up with my Farmer's Wife Quilt Blocks, and even found time to play with new fabric I bought at market.....

Blocks #77, 89, 74, 64, 54, 80

Blocks #102, 11, 55, 44, 85, 107

Blocks # 86, 104

This is the new fabric I bought at market It's St. Remy de Provence by Robyn Pandolph for RJR Fabrics. Isn't it beautiful? This Fabric will not be sold on the bolt until late December or January. I knew the minute I saw it, I wanted to try a block pattern that a friend shared with me called the Disappearing Nine Patch. This has to be the fastest - easiest way of making a quilt I have ever seen and fun too!

This is what the blocks look like after you cut them up. Think of the possibility of how many different looks you could get depending on how many fabrics you use and where you place them. This is a link to the web site that had the directions that I used: Disappearing Nine Patch

But there are many of them out there. You can even find them on Pinterest.

I cut my blocks into 6 inch squares, but I now think I could have got more for my bucks if I would have cut them into 5 inch squares. The difference being was I was using fat quarters instead of yardage. But it will be OK, I will just use my left overs in the boarder. I now have the blocks all sewn and cut apart, so hopefully you will see a finished quilt before long.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

So Spooky Tilda

It has been awhile since I have done any Magnolia's card but they are still one of my favorites! Here we have So Spooky Tilda. I had lots of fun doing her hair. Colors that I never would of thought of! Copic YR01, YR14, and YR18. What do you think?

Close up of Tilda:

Copic sketch markers:
Face: E000, E00, E11, E02
Hair: YR01, YR14, YR18
Clothes: YR20, YR21, YR18, Y21, G40, G82, G85, W2, W4, W8
Broom: E42, E44, E47, E49, W4
Stamped on Cryogen White by Cut Card Stock, DP Life's Journey and Susan Winget from K&Company, Big Scalloped Ovals LG from Spellbinders, Pearls from Recollections, Gemstone flower brad from Paper Studio, lace and ribbon from the craft store, stitching with a fine line pigment pen from Staedtler.