June 23, 2009

Införa Eva

Eva In case you don't speak Swedish, that translates to "Introducing Eva."   This is my new quilt project using Carrie Nelson's pattern Sweet Escape and the 2 Eva layer cakes that Carrie sent me from Spring Market.  The fabric designer is Basic Grey, who designs scrapbook papers and now also designs beautiful fabrics for Moda.

A couple of things - I know these blocks look very unbalanced.  This is just over half of them completed, and I will work on a more pleasing color arrangement after they are all done.  Also - the white fabric around my squares is the flannel on my design wall - I'm still trying to find a suitable fabric for the setting triangles (and pink was not a good choice!).

A little side note - when I was in high school we had 4 choices of foreign language study - French, German, Spanish and Swedish.  While my parents tried to discourage me from taking Swedish (so impractical!), I signed up anyway (it's that stubborn Taurus thing).  We had a great teacher - Frau Johnson - and boy was it ever fun, but sadly the program was dropped and I was only able to take 2 years of high school Swedish.  Even sadder, I have retained NONE of it.  The funny thing is, I remembered as I started this blog post that the Swedish name I chose for myself in class was Eva.  I think this fabric was somehow meant to be mine.  Thanks again, Carrie!

June 22, 2009

8 Tiny Reindeer

8 I finished the second shop sample using the top portion of the Crazy Eight panel.  Just a couple of pieced borders and you have a cute holiday wallhanging!

My baby boys graduated from elementary school last week.  No photos to share - I definitely need to look into a new digital camera that actually WORKS in low lighting situations like the school gymnasium.

June 15, 2009

We're Number 2!

IMG_1995 My daughter's basketball team won just 2 of their regular season games, but they did well enough in the end of season tournament to bring home the second place trophy.  Way to go girls!

June 11, 2009

Christmas Windows

Gervais I finished this sample for the shop using the adorable Crazy Eight panel designed by Sandy Gervais.  Nobody makes panels as cute as Sandy, and this one is no exception.  The pattern is called Christmas Windows and is a quick and easy Churn Dash.  Look how cute the little ornament man is!

I'm making another quickie sample with the top part of the Crazy Eight panel and I'll show you that one soon.


June 8, 2009

Ready for the 4th!

Paisley I finished my Paisley Parade top this weekend and no, Nicole, it's not at the quilter quite yet.  I just love the way this turned out - Prairie Paisley is by far my favorite Minnick & Simpson fabric collection.   No struggles piecing this beauty, not a one!  It went together flawlessly.  And I have a good supply of the fabrics left and intend to make another Minnick & Simpson design, Chippewa 9-Patch.

But next up are a couple of samples for the shop using the new Sandy Gervais fabrics, Crazy Eight.  I promised to get them done before our Shop Hop starts on June 24.