Saturday, June 23, 2012

PTS 8 - Pillow Talk Swap - Round 8

I love me some pillows.... so, I'm swapping again!  Plus, I really love all the folks in this swap!  Getting a pillow from any of these swappers is a real treat.

So when I was 'stalking' my partner, it turned out that she and I have very similar tastes.  All of her favorites were ones that I would have made my favorites too.  And, her likes were pretty broad, just like mine!  So, I knew if I made something I adored, she would probably dig it too.'s what I came up with...  

I'm currently working on my Loulouthi quilt that uses this same pattern. 

It's called Curlicue and I re-sized it to make it fit into a 20" x 20" form. 

 I used a ton of Denyse Schmidt fabric with some Suzuko Koseki prints.  

Here's the back.  I used a DS Quilts Daisy Mae print (which happens to be one of my favs).

 I added a zipper and of course, a little label. 

Here's a close up of my quilting. I decided to hand-quilt it.

Yes, Annie (My amish alter ego that makes me hand quilt everything!) took over again!
She kindly suggested that I do a petal / catherdral windows pattern, so I did. 

So, what do you think, Partner?  Do you love it as much as I do?  I hope so! 

This is going to be a tough one to give up.  Please don't laugh at me if I make one for myself.  Okay, you can, just not too loud.... 

Thanks so much for letting me share another project.


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Can I have mine back?

A few months ago, I made this pillow to go with this quilt. Turns out that Taylor took my quilt and the pillow too! So I made this one so I can get my pillow back. It's a modern bento box pattern. Every piece is from my scrap bin and I decided to do some pebble quilting. Pillow size is 20" x 20". I forgot how much I like this pattern so it's definitely on my 'to make' list.


Lizzy House in the house!

LAMQG RULES! Seriously...  First Denyse Schmidt, then Anna Maria Horner and now Lizzy House!  Wow! 

I love this girl!  Her designs to me are so whimsical yet beautiful at the same time.  She talked to us and started by saying:  "Everyone here is an artist.  Don't let anyone tell you otherwise."  She said this with such emotion.  She later explained how much of a struggle she had at school.  She almost failed her first year.  She wanted to quit, but hung in there and finished.  It's so funny... I would have never thought that about her.

She brought along a few quilts that just blew my mind. 

I knew Outfoxed was colorful, but I didn't realze it had every color of the rainbow until I saw this. 

This one has her Hello Pilgrim line.  I love this one too. 

She spoke with such passion and now I totally see it in her work. In a nutshell, she's awesome.   

Lizzy, I really enjoyed hearing you speak about your career and designs.  \

See you in Austin at QuiltCon