Thursday, August 21, 2014

Texas QAL

As soon as a friend of mine told me about the Texas QAL hosted by Pretty Little Quilts, I knew I had to join. We were so excited about it that between us, I think we came up with a million different variations to make it our own. I already have plans for a second to highlight my hometown.

The excitement proved too much and I just couldn't wait for all of the designed blocks to be announced over the summer, so I used the general pattern plus a couple of tweaks. I added a gray border and made the background the Texas flag. The Texas itself is bright scraps from a Union Jack quilt I made for a friend of mine earlier this year. I can't wait to get it quilted!

Enough talking and on to the pictures.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Split Personality

My sister requested this quilt. She wanted a quilt to take to tailgates. The problem was that our side of the family are A&M fans, but her husband's family are LSU fans. Her idea was to have one side supporting the Aggies and the other side supporting the Tigers.

I included a double layer of batting with a layer of vinyl tablecloth material in between. I wanted the waterproof layer so that the entire quilt won't get soaked when laid out on damp grass. I tied the quilt with gray thread on the A&M side and yellow thread on the LSU side to limit the number of holes in the vinyl.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out even though I hit several snags making it. (:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

September Blocks

So, this summer I decided to start going to the local quilt guild meetings. They have been doing a block swap this year. September was the first month that I was able to make blocks to contribute. Each person gets to pick a theme or color combination and everyone makes a block for them. All blocks are 12.5".

The first was a color combination of red, black, and white. I used one of the modern quilt blocks from Tula Pink's book.

The second had a southwestern theme. I designed this block myself.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ceiling Tile

Starting this year, seniors can choose to buy a ceiling tile to decorate once they make a decision on their after graduation plans. A few of us teachers got to decorate one for ourselves as an example for the students.  Here's mine:

Sunday, October 20, 2013

With Sympathy

I love how this card turned out. Simple but elegant. I adore this color combination too!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Saturated Canary Thank You

I love this image from Saturated Canary. I don't have the right copic colors to color hair yet, so I used the same techniques with colored pencils.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Welcome Baby

I love the Oh Baby stamp set from Avery Elle. I wanted a retro new baby boy card without using traditional baby boy colors.