Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Why yes...

DSCF4131 by aviva_hadas
DSCF4131, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

I do still quilt.

As a matter of fact, this is the second top, well I made busy blocks that I hated (donated to a friend who will make it into a charity top) with the Cat in the Hat fabric.

I have minkie for the backing. This will be a gift for one of Jacob's day care ladies, who is going to have a baby in August.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sights from the gardens & butterfly exhibit

Again, the gremlins stole the previous post - I might as well post it again:
DSCF4110 This looks funnier than it was - the toddler would not listen & so he had to get "got."
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DSCF4039 Yes there were some of these guy too - who are suprisingly hard to photograph!

try again

I tried to show these quilts from the last local quilt show that I attended earlier, but the gremlins must have intercepted them. Today it is all about the small/mini quilts.:
DSCF3896 I have a house quilt hiding in me - mine will have cats in the windows & doors. (Any one suprised?)
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DSCF3895 This is like one of my UFO's, only mine will be bedsized. (At this show I bought 4 more shirting prints - I can't help myself.)
DSCF3891 Some of the hands were appliqued down, others were not... The light binding I find intriguing too.
DSCF3892 I can not fathom making half square triangles that small...
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Monday, June 20, 2011

local quilt show

DSCF3898 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3898, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Another fun filled weekend & yet all of the photos are stuck on my camera. Meanwhile 2 weekends ago, we went to a local quilt show - here are some pictures to amuse your senses this morning.

local quilt show

DSCF3899 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3899, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

local quilt show

DSCF3900 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3900, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

local quilt show

DSCF3901 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3901, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hogshead

DSCF3941 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3941, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

One of those "off the beaten path" locales in the Historic area of Annapolis, Md.

interpreter/exterior

DSCF3942 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3942, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

interior

DSCF3946 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3946, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Apparently a rat tail was quite the gift...

interpreter

DSCF3943 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3943, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

interior

DSCF3945 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3945, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Around the Md. State House

DSCF3959 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3959, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

I dashed up really quick to take a couple shots. We had to dash back before our 2 hour parking was up & we saw an Ice Cream shoppe that needed to be visited before we left.

They had my favorite flavor - cinnamon!

Maryland State House

DSCF3958 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3958, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Funny they did not mention the Quarter...

It looks nicer on the Quarter - without the scaffolding.

I always questioned the use of the Cupola on the Maryland State Quarter (I thought Ft. McHenry would have been better) but they did not ask me.

Anyway after the quilt show, the boys & I went into Historic Annapolis & we plan on returning.

Monday, June 13, 2011

local quilt show

DSCF3884 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3884, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Once upon a time ago, i was totally smitten with Koi - fabric in particular. I finished 1 Koi quilt, have one Koi UFO & I might have a Koi pile-o-fabric.

Mind you the one that is completed is a Faux log cabin, the UFO will probably be a spider web, & the pile-o-fabric was supposed to be a scrappy rectangles quilt.

Nothing near as artistic or complicated as this lovely piece.

local quilt show close up

DSCF3886 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3886, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

local quilt show close up

DSCF3885 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3885, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

local quilt show placcard

DSCF3887 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3887, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Friday, June 10, 2011

working on the layout - more or less

DSCF3847 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3847, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

1. I am loving how this is coming along.
2. I am not nearly as displeased with the blocks that have 2 prints as I originally thought. Mostly because when a skinny print from block A is next to a fat print in block B, they will look like a block with 2 prints.
3. I have about 20 more blocks to piece.
4. I am definitely piecing them with white. :o)

What are you doing in there?

My son's trains are in that red bin - not comfy at all.

It was hilarious watching him get in there, only to turn around to see her face!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

I've been sewing

DSCF3843 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3843, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

I made some blocks that are 2 prints - I now wish I hadn't, but not enough to unsew them...

Awesome Mail Day!

Awesome Mail Day! by aviva_hadas
Awesome Mail Day!, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

local quilt show quilt

DSCF3614 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3614, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

This one had some pretty great novelty prints.
(If you have any that I show in the next two posts, I'd love some!)

sample

sample by aviva_hadas
sample, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

another sample

another sample by aviva_hadas
another sample, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

local quilt show quilt

DSCF3625 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3625, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

This was part of a challenge... (Something DC centric, but I can't recall exactly what...) This one was in my top favorites. (I only wish that she added the "planned" purple line... Maybe as very very light lavender...)

local quilt show quilt

DSCF3650 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3650, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

I caught myself noticing how borders turned the corner...

border detail

border detail by aviva_hadas
border detail, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

pretty clever, right?

star quilt

star quilt by aviva_hadas
star quilt, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Another quilt from the local quilt show.

& the close-up

close-up by aviva_hadas
close-up, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Do you see the waves print. In the pattern that I have seen for this (In an old Scrap Quilts book) all of the units made that design. I like seeing this scrappier version too. The one in the book (according to my faulty recollection) was done in 30's repros.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

local quilt show quilt

DSCF3717 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3717, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

I love how this pineapple alternates between black & white.
I've never felt the urge to make this pattern, but...

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

local quilt show quilt

DSCF3699 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3699, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

5 The next 5 quilts (this one included) were part of a bee challenge. I love challenges that use one block (to a lesser extent pattern) differently!

Which is your favorite?

local quilt show quilt

DSCF3700 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3700, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

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local quilt show quilt

DSCF3701 by aviva_hadas
DSCF3701, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

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