Monday, August 19, 2013

Design Wall Monday - Heroes

This month, the Le Challenge theme is "Heroes".  Link-ups are September 15th so I still have a bit of time, but I think its time for me to get moving.

As an Army brat, when I think of heroes, I imagine something military or patriotic themed.  This would give me the chance to maybe work on making something with an old uniform, but I thought I would also shop my stash for a bit of inspiration. 

I think that there will be some entries based on comic book heroes.  Last year, I bought a scrap piece of comic fabric and quilted it as a "whole cloth" mini.  I liked the graphics on the print and did not wish to cut into it.  I have thought that I could applique in comic font a large "POW" or "BAM" onto it.

Another possibility is to make a new mini using this Star Trek material from the original series.

I could also work with the first responders fabric that I have.  The red Robert Kaufman Dalmatians is some of my favorite fabric that I have been unable to cut into yet.

This FQ from Spoonflower is based on the "Sherlock" TV series and I am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan (any type - books, TV, movies).  Maybe this could work as an iPad case or a pouch.

There are always the heroes that fight against illness and I think these pinks would work well for a pink ribbon mini. 
Any thoughts on a "Hero" themed challenge?  What would you make?  I hope you join me with this monthly challenge.  The theme can be interpreted quite liberally and can be produced in any sort of craft project (knit, crochet, painting, jewelry, etc.).  The only requirement is that the piece must be finished.
Linking today to Design Wall Monday.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Finish it Friday - String Diamonds

Hello all.  I have been working on sorting my projects and organizing the stash (which of course included time to pet my fabrics and dream).
Somehow, I found a large box of strings and scraps so I have been working on getting these put together in quilt tops. 
I have started with making some string tops after watching a Scrap Quilting class on Craftsy.  This was planned to be in a streak of lightning set, but I got some of the blocks turned around and put the colors on the wrong side.  I wasn't sure how to resolve this so I changed the setting to diamonds and I think it works. 
Working with my stash has been perfect timing for the upcoming You've Lost That Loving Feeling party.  Its a combo of 2 linky parties on August 24th. 
  • The Fugly party returns at Charm About You.  This is where you can re-home any fabric that you may consider fugly or just have fallen out of love with. 
  • Quokka Quilts is having a party where you can re-home some of your WIPs.  You know those projects where you start off strong, but the mojo just ends and then your off to start work on another new project (or does this just happen to me?)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pets on Quilts Show 2013

Hey all.....we're back......Yes, its that time of the year when us quilt dogs get to do the talking here.  We have taken over once again for the Pets on Quilts Show 2013. 

Last year, we had a lot of fun meeting everyone and my dog owner even used our picture in her blog header.  I am the sharp looking little guy and my cousin is the taller "beautiful" one that always gets all the attention.
Yeah, I like getting attention too....and this year.....well...I have been using a new trick.  You see, we dogs aren't allowed on quilts.  So we have to sneak it when we can.
Mainly the idea goes like this.  Whenever my dog owner tries to take a picture of a quilt, I just walk right into the picture.  Yup, its that simple.  See that picture above, I just walked right on it.  I even smiled when I did it.

Sometimes, just before I walk onto the quilt, my dog owner says "FREEZE".  She thinks shes so smart, but I fooled her.  I wait till after I get on a quilt and then I freeze. Heehee, its just like "playing dead".
Once again, just like last year, my dog cousin is just too quick to get caught on a quilt.  So there is no photo evidence.  Oh well, her loss I say.  I mean, now I get to get all the attention!
Please check out all of the entries in this year's show.  I personally think there are way too many cat entries.  More dogs are needed!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Design Wall Monday - Hexie Pillow

Its Design Wall Monday and I haven't posted new projects lately because I have been trying to focus on finishing my WIPs (and there are many).  But, I have some travel coming up soon and decided I needed a new project to take along with me.
Awhile back, I made a hexie pillow using Amy Butler's Cameo fabric and really liked the look of the project that used many patterns.  I decided to make another pillow using my Denyse Schmidt scraps.  Now, I just need to get to work cutting all those hexies.
Check out all the other projects today on Design Wall Monday.