Monday, January 31, 2011

Current Project preview


Current Project preview
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Orange & Aqua with an emphasis on Heather Ross gold fish prints.

Brown Bear


Brown Bear
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

This is how you spend a snow day


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

On Thursday, we went for veggie burgers at the mall (Red Robin) & then played at the mall play place.

I felt a little guilty several of the other people there had lost electricity.

Freshcut courthouse steps


Freshcut courthouse steps
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

This top has been sent to be long arm quilted. I was going to hand quilt it & got a pretty good start, but time did not stand still long enough & I had a serious pucker on the back, etc.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Bow tie


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

This quilt is also on its way to be long armed. Any suggestions on how to have it quilted? (The thread is a King Tut variegated red.)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Borders added


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Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

Soon after I finished piecing this quilt I chose the borders with a little help from my sew-n-tell friends - based on what was available. I have no idea why it took so long to add them to the top. Heck it took a week or two after I finally cut them to add them to top.

I was a little quicker with piecing the back. The single fabric that I thought I was going to use was not long enough, so I added two other 1 yard pieces. Luckily they are all Alexander Henry Judaica prints & the go well with each other. (Also I had no Earthly idea how else I would use them so it felt good to use them here.)

Unfortunately my Plan A binding did not go well with this border, but I found a substitute in my Judaica bin. (One of those prints that I only purchased to support the industries decision to make them in the first place - aka not a print that I really liked very much.)

This quilt has been mailed of to be long armed - probably just a stipple, but I give a lot of leeway to the long armer.

Friday, January 07, 2011

HELP! edited

Aside: I am working on what I hope will be a pretty goo blog post. Right now I am typing it up in word & have flickred through my flickr for dates & stuff.


Here is where you can help.

I need some fabric (a 5 inch square) that shows a cat juggling. (I am 99% sure that in the late 1990's I saw a print that had a cat dressed up as a clown juggling...)

I would love any image of a cat juggling, not just the one I described.

This is the best I could do on equilter:
Hmmm, I Monkey is not a cat...
Meanwhile on equilter I saw several circus prints that I would love to own, but I am kind of not allowing myself to buy novelty prints (unless that are in a charm pack/fat quarter stack).

Yes, my birthday is at the end of the month & I am going to get fabric, but I already have my eye on a "set." (& a jelly roll & a charm pack &, &, & - which is why I had to limit myself - some how.)

Monday, January 03, 2011

Blocks pieced!


Blocks pieced!
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

I sewed these blocks yesterday! I actually sewed all of the blocks for the quilt yesterday. Then my house came to life, my son woke up with a fever, we went to an after hours care center, we got an inhaler for his wheeze/cough & an antibiotic for his ear infection... So I have not been able to attach the Kona Mocha sashing. (Though it is cut out & ready.)

There are more greens in the quilt, the Martian print is the only reads are red print. (You can see bits on red on some of those reads as green prints.) I think this photo represents all of the block variations. I am right now loving that I stuck with the leave some blocks green theory instead of trying to use that red in each one. I think the ratio may end up being close to 3/4 with red, I'd be happy with 2/3 red. But I won't be unstitching any to make either of those numbers happen!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

U is for umbrella, which is best?


U is for umbrella, which is best?
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

I hope the hyperlink below the photo works... Which do you like best?

Y is for Yarn - which one is best?


Y is for Yarn - which one is best?
Originally uploaded by aviva_hadas

I am hoping that the hyperlink under the photo works...
At any rate, which one do you like best?