Friday, March 26, 2010

potholders anyone?

I recently joined a really fun swap on Flickr, called Potholder Pass. This was actually it's second time around, so Potholder Pass 2 to be precise!
Basically, you make two potholders in your partners requested colors, and send them off. It is a blind swap, so you only know who you're sending to, not who's sending to you! Fun!

I really like how the backs came out, I used kona essex linen, and strips of the Hope Valley, which I love, I think I need to buy the entire line! Also, I have always admired others polka dot binding, so that's what I did, and I think I'll try to use it on everything I make, it's so cute! Love polka dots! ♥

I sent them off today, with a matching kitchen towel I had added strips of the Hope Valley to, I hope she likes them.
Have a happy quilty weekend!♥

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Improv bee blocks

So, yesterday I made my first quilt blocks for a virtual bee - the Bee Stitched bee - and they were requested to be improv blocks, designed by us. At first this was quite daunting, no guidelines at all, except the size and scope of the fabric pieces Sarah had sent. I have to say it was great fun, and I will definitely be doing more!

Also, while making these blocks I have come to really love this fabric line by Erin Michaels, it's called Lush and is lovely. The colors are really nice, but I love the details of the 'paint by numbers' style, and I have to get me some woodgrain fabric too! Love! ♥

Have a wonderful weekend! ♥

Friday, March 12, 2010

oooo, lovelies....

I picked up a few lovely FQ's to go into the weekend with! Tomorrow is my sewing/quilting day, I hope it's a good one! I certainly can't wait to cut into some of these, who knows what they'll become? Have an awesome weekend! ♥

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I'm totally in love with Tim's Alice!

What an amazing movie this is! First, I should say I've always loved this book, always! And, second, I should say we went to see it in 3D, amazing!!!!!
What a combination - Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland, it had to be love at first sight. All the actors were equally amazing, and the cast is truly a wonder and the scenery is glorious and when seen in 3D, WOW!
I can't adequately put into words how much I loved this movie, so just go see it! ♥