Friday, June 11, 2010

Project updates - somewhat

It's a bit of a variety and a few I cannot show yet :0 If you are visiting for the giveaway scroll past this post.
Back in May I featured Jill Buckley from The Quilt Rat and she challenged me to do doodles so here is #1 :) It's a Kiwi bird....why? ...... I'm one of the cabin mom's at our upcoming church Young Womens camp and our cabin theme is New Zealand. I'm going to try some other doodles with the same bird.
Here's the latest "I love it and want to make it quilt" that's going on my ever expanding list - "Room to Bloom" in the current issue of Quilt Sampler. I love the muted tones, and the contrast between the swirl of the flower stems and the zig -zag effect of the middle border. What can I say, I'm a sucker for almost anything that incorporates applique.
I received my swap package from Dianne K. in the mail this week. Lots of silky goodness. I love the background fabric and have some ideas for it. I'm looking forward to making a quiltie and a few other pieces from all the items. This is a straight swap so she is the recipient of my "beautiful blues" baggie.
Look what Mary from Postcard Pizzazz made :) I  am the lucky recipient of her Texas Bluebonnet mini quilt and her "safety from the flood" prayers.
Sometimes my brain is just downright weird. I was crocheting away and this little object appeared. It's actually a mushroom (shaped) purse but John thought it would look good as a doll hat so here is my wee teddy showing it off :) I am almost finished my first granny square. Two weeks of starting and ripping out etc. etc. but yesterday it was looking like it's finally coming together.
Meet Pumpkin. She and her family have survived the flood but their house needs a lot of work done to it. She is visiting tell the end of next week while her beloveds are out of town on a much needed vacation.

I'm participating in a BofM challenge with Lady of Steeles Hand Embroidery Crafts. I finished up my drawings this week and have sewn up a test square. I cann't show it to you because I am sending the drawings to our hostess and it's not my month yet :)
Some of the fabrics have arrived for my new quilt designs. The rest should be here in a few days. I'm using a combination of fabrics ordered from Sew Mama Sew and Jo-Anns on-line. I'm looking forward to getting the tops started and finishing up some others.


Debbie said...

I love your doodle of the kiwi. Aren't they fun...good job. You have had a full week of gifts. And I love the quilt to be someday. Just add it to the project list.

Quilt Rat said...

oh my gosh......your doodle is FANTASTIC!!!
please come join us at the Creative Prompt Project....there is always room for more


Peggi said...

Ooooh I'm loving that "Room to Bloom"! Can you imagine it in pinks, or maybe soft bluish-greens? Drool! I might have to go hunt that magazine down.

Peggi said...

I'm also loving your bird doodle - my brain started working overtime on how to turn it into a quilt! lol!

pajudie said...

What a great kiwi - love it. I also love the "Room to Bloom" quilt - I'll have to add it to my project list, too. What's one more project in the life of a quilter!!!

SilkLover said...

I love your kiwi bird!

Michele at Sweet Leaf said...

Nice Kiwi Doodle!