Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June's BOM Is Available

Grandmom's Favorite

In an attempt to be more organized, June's block is done and posted here.  It's a simple block sporting pinwheels, known to be thrilling to toddlers and adults alike!

Now, off to survive a kitchen remodel!  Thankfully, I'll be forced to hide in my sewing room and sew up a storm!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May's BOM Is Posted

Life's been so exciting lately and I'm slowly catching up.  Thank you for your patience with me!
Nine Patch Star Variation
For full instructions, check out Ewe's Quilting .

Fifth Grade Art Project 2011--Part II

You may remember from an earlier post I've been honored for a second year to help our elementary school's art department by tuning their original art into a quilt ( Fifth Grade Art Project ).  Well, it's been stitched, quilted, bound, sleeved, labeled and is now ready to go on display!

Think Friedensreich Hundertwasser would be very pleased!
The students did a fantastic job capturing Hundertwasser's vision under the art direction of Mrs. Randi Gordon at Marlton Elementary School.  Each child made a flower with paint sticks to keep with this year's art festival theme, "Fantasy Flowers."

Flowers lend themselves to bugs, so I took some liberties with the quilting and included a critter or two.
A tiny spider's web and spider....

A butterfly looking for a good place to land...

And a dragonfly near our daughter Sarah's flower.
Given our Sarah's intense dislike for spiders, she requested a dragonfly near her flower.  The spider and his web were banished to the other side of the quilt.

Sarah is going to be a demonstrator at the art festival this year, showing others how to create a gargoyle like hers!  She is thrilled with this special honor and thankful for the opportunity!  (Pictures will follow!)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Caped Crusader Meets Sleepy Time

We have a sweet little redheaded nephew and godson who loves Batman, so how could I pass up such a great find at Olde City Quilts? (Besides, I've already made him three quilts!)   A pillowcase kit in a Batman bucket!  The best part of making this pillowcase is the time-saving technique--worked out to be a thirty minute project!

Should inspire some great super hero dreams for a special little guy

If you'd like to use the same technique as I did, look on Lazy Girl Blog.  The directions are clear and the pictures well done.  See a whole pillowcase wardrobe in our future--the girls are planning on making a bunch of their own!