Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Laguna", "Santa Barbara" and "Big Sur"

In January of this year, I asked "With what will you fill your bag?" for 2013. Well, I must admit my bag is very full. Full with family, fun, memories, shared moments, new knowledge, opportunity, friends both near and far and, naturally, new fabric!

These three bags, all from A Quilter's Dream, are fun and can be made with just six fat quarters.
This one is called "Laguna."
Below is the "Santa Barbara" bag which was the first I made as a shop sample for Susan, the owner of the Joyful Quilter.
 This bag became a class. Here are the beginnings of my amazing students' work from that class:

What a great time we had that day.

Finally, "Big Sur" is especially fun with these awesome fabrics. All the fabrics can be purchased at The Joyful Quilter in Glenville, NY or online.

So, enjoy filling your bag with whatever life gives you. May you love every moment.
If you quilt and are local, happy SHOP HOPPING this week.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Wonderful Wednesday Collage

A collage of the beautiful quilted art in my mother and step-father's Florida home.

 Ed's Squiggle from a class taught by Kris Gregson Moss.

 An original designed table center piece of beautiful seashell fabrics.
 My daughter's first sewing project--- pillows for the grandmothers. 
This one is the the golf-playing Grandma.
  A small wall hanging inspired by my birthday party's "Tropical Twister".
See the January 29th, 2013 blog piece for details.

 An AAQI inspired piece with 3-D butterflies.
 An "Accidental Seaside Landscape" as per Karen's Eckmeier's technique.

A beautiful machine embroidered piece with free motion quilting by my mother-in-law, 
Lucille Makrin.

My Mother's Day block-of-the month gift detailed in the January 2012 piece titled "Collaborations."

Finally, wine bottle bags for the charity tennis event and silent auction
 to be held this coming weekend.