Thursday, May 31, 2012

recent finish

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DSCF8009, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

sneak peek of the secret round robin that I particiapted in.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Assateague Island, MD

Assateague Island, MD by aviva_hadas
Assateague Island, MD, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Yep we drove 3.5 hours each way to see these guys.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

DSCF7943 by aviva_hadas
DSCF7943, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

I hope you all had a great weekend. The weather for us almost couldn't be better. On Sunday, we went to Assateague Island - fun day even if the drive was fairly long for a day trip. I've always wanted to go, but we are not beach people, so this was pretty much the only option.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What quilt would you make with this fabric?
Curious Nature
I have the whole line (fqs) & several go-withs from other fabric lines & Kona solids (Including a huge chunk of one that could be a dark background).

Now that you have come to the conclusion that New York Beauty, Grandmothers Flower Garden, something with more that 1 HST would be ideal - what would you do that could be considered "simple?"

Thursday, May 10, 2012

how to quilt?

IMAG0036.jpg by aviva_hadas
IMAG0036.jpg, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

I am wrestling with how to quilt this one...
Hexagon spiral?
Star(s) (6 pointed from the points - 1 big & 1 in the middle of that one)
"Cat" & stick figure cat (Then what background & where would you put "Cat" & the stickfigure cat)

Thursday, May 03, 2012

More from the quilt shows

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Once upon a time ago, I started a Baltimore Album Quilt (took a year long class) I only have 1 more block to finish to make the big quilt, but... (Yes, there always is a but) once we learned paper cut blocks, I no longer wanted to do the style that had multiple fabrics. So here I sit with a couple blocks that have multiple fabrics that would look o.k. together & several that are paper cut... Several years ago now, I thought, why not make a couple small quilts rather than one big one? I guess the resulting quilt would look something like the one above.
Just for giggles, the quilt below was in the same show - I used the fabric in the background on this as the background on my BAQ (Or the same in a different color way - it came in 2 versions.)
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Here are a couple of my blocks...
my BAQ blocks with sashing
(For those of you who have been around this blog long enough - yes I shared them before in 2007.)
These show the background better:
my cutwork hearts

Back to the present:
A challenge resulted in these:
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A different challenge at the same show resulted in these:
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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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You know how much I like cat quilts. I've seen several quilts using this embroidery pattern, but this one with the cat tree is pretty clever.
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I am a dandylion - so this is quite an appropriate quilt for me. (If you blow the puff, they go all over - my quilting/brain/blog/life goes all over just like a dandylion.)

Funny thing about digital photos (or maybe this just happens to me) they upload in any random order... The previous two quilt were quite separated from their close-ups. The next three "similar but different quilts - all together.

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(except of course for the close-up on that last border...)
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Enjoy. I hope to share some more tomorrow. Two shows on one day with the family in tow - this is the best that I can do.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Quilt show

I've liked this gals quilt for quite some time. (Link below & a date reference...) (The pictures are better in flickr...)
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from 2008
& I think there was one in April 2006 as well, but...