Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentine wall hanging, quote


Recently my brother made two new quilt shelves for me, so I've been happily creating new quilts for them.   Here's the latest - a valentine crazy quilt wall quilt.  I used muslin foundation blocks and fabrics from my stash.  No new fabric, except one valentine print which was purchased a few weeks ago:

My goal, like many other quilters is to use more of my "stash" fabrics this year.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Quote, Challenge 102

Accept the challenges, so you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
     -General George Patton
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This week's challenge by the Diva was to create a zentangle using only two tangle patterns:

Auraknot & Bunzo

I must admit that the use of only two tangle patterns in a design does create a difficult challenge for me.   My first thought was to just skip this week, but I sat down with pen in hand and started drawing.   Here's my result:

Monday, January 14, 2013

Fabric post cards, Self-care

Just created these fabric post cards.   Simply secure the fabric to a stabilizer, then quilt or add beads, etc.  Add a 4x6 blank index card on the back,  fold 1" fabric strip around edge and secure with stitching.  You're finished.  Quick and easy and fun.

Also, I just found this on Pinterest and thought I'd share it with you:

Pinned Image

Friday, January 11, 2013

challenge 101, quote

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. ~Betty Reese
This week is "The Diva's" first Challenge this year.  She challenged us to create a zentangle design using her new tangle pattern "Phicops".
Definitely check out her blog this week (click on the app here on my blog) as it's fun to read how and why this particular tangle pattern came to be.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year, quote, quilt

Always true.
Happy New Year!  Wishing you a healthy, happy year.

 As usual for Indiana, we've started the year with freezing weather and leftover snow, but at least the sun is shining.

Below is a photo of the lap quilt I made from my brother as a Christmas gift.  Of course he loved it as he's a big IU fan.