Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Schnibbling we go! (is that a word?)

My Schnibble September (I made it last year) is featured at Martingale's blog Stitch This as one of the ten Schnibble quilts from Blog Land (I'm #10 in the slide show.)   Martingale is giving away a copy of Schnibble Times Two so be sure to leave a comment on their blog with a photo of your own Schnibble.

This week, I decided to crack open my charm packs of Reunion by Sweetwater for this month's AYOS.

Made my first block:

The block was quite fun to assemble and I dealt with the bias triangles just fine!  

I am likely going to make a table runner instead of the full Schnibble.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, May 7, 2012

FMQ challenge May

SewCalGal's guest this month for the year long FMQ challenge is Leah Day.  I follow Leah's blog and have been following her journey to create 365 FMQ designs but this was the first time I actually tried one.  (Not sure why it took me so long!)

I found this pattern quite fun, twisting things around and filling in the empty spaces.  I also enjoyed being able to do this with high contrast thread - not something I'd choose for an actual piece but really good for practice piece.  Generally, I was pleased with the consistency of my stitches.  One thing I am seriously considering purchasing is the Supreme Slider that Leah uses - you could see how her piece moved more smoothly under the machine.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Fashion Show

Attended an unusual fashion show recently at a local high school.  The art students had to create an outfit solely from recycled materials and then model it in a fashion show.  The theme was fashion through time.  It was a lot of fun. 

The hoop skirt is made from hangers.... Cleopatra's skirt is made from paper towel and toilet paper cardboard tubes!  They did an amazing job!

I got Romance back from the LAQ yesterday.  Binding is on my todo list for the weekend and then some photos.  My LAQ- Cathy Kirk - did her usual amazing job and I can't wait to share!

Photo before LAQ:

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I interrupt this quilting blog...

You likely saw photos recently of the Space Shuttle Enterprise arriving at JFK airport - did you happen to see this one?  I found it on the web here.  As a Star Trek fan - I think this is great!

Happy Stitching!