Friday, September 25, 2009

Halloween Quilt Progress and a contest!!

Edited to add: Here is my quilt all finished! I will pick a contest winner tomorrow(10-1-09), so you have 1 more day to enter your name! Good luck!
I have used just one "honeybun"(a moda pre-cut) to make this quilt, plus a little yardage for the embroidered squares, backing and binding.The fabric line is called "Gobble Gobble" by Sandy Gervais for Moda. Great colors in this fabric and I love the slightly modern flowers with a primitive twist.
There are 7 embroidered blocks and 2 pieced strips, or rectangular blocks. Super simple piecing anyone can handle it.
I really had a blast designing this. I'm just waiting for my extra yardabe for the backing and then I will get it quilted. Meanwhile I'm busy writing the directions.

So here is the contest part! I need a name for this quilt! Just leave your suggestions in a comment and if I pick your title you will win a copy of the pattern and some other little goodies!! So come on creative girls!! Help me out! Halloween Quilt is so boring!I need a good name!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

We are so proud!

Here is Lucas and his roomate(and best friend since kindergarten) Miguel on move-in day at Marquette U in Milwaukee. He is in the bio-medical engineering program. It is really a challenge-he has tons of classes with tons of work. But he is loving it! We are so proud of him!Go Lukie!(ha!ha! don't tell him I called him that!)
(and yes! That long crazy hair and scruffy beard have got to go! Typical college freshman coming out of a Catholic high school-he can grow his hair as long as he wants for the first time in his life!)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A one-woman show

Here is my workspace, yes, that's right, also my bedroom! LOL!I don't have a seamstress working for me, or any embroiderers, or graphic artist, photographer, publicist, or even an editor!
During the day my bed holds my makeshift quilt design wall, and all of the things I need while I'm working.
I put my favorite music on the computer...
Rev up the old Babylock and I'm on my way!
So if you wonder why it takes me so long to get new designs out, or why I'm still working on Halloween the last week of September! LOL! It's just me here, wearing my designer hat everyday from 8AM until 2:30PM. Don't you think the school day should be longer? I do! :^)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sneak Peak!

I've got Halloween on the mind these days. Here is a peek at what will become a little halloween quilt.