This is one of the things I have been working on. It was very challenging to get the pixelated picture down to just a few colors. I still need to work on his ears. I am hoping some half square triangles will make them look better. I got the idea from pinterest and was using this site, but it wasn't giving me a picture I liked so I used photoshop to pixelate and then started replacing colors. I decided to make the tan/cream background out of 5 different colors to keep the quilt looking pixelated. And I'm going to cut all the squares instead of trying to make bigger pieces because I think it will look better.
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Monday, November 26, 2012
Nope, I haven't forgotten to post...we just don't have anything to post! Except this lovely quilt made by Sherry. It's her first quilt, what a great job!
I haven't been able to finish the rest of the quilt tops because we are out of large batting. Hope to get some in January. Also, Quilt ministry has been put on hold until at least January. I needed some time off to work on some of my own projects. I was able to finish a few small quilts with the small batting I have. Hope to post a couple more of those soon.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
I have to warn you...I don't like this quilt! I know it looks really nice in that picture, but when you're looking at it in person it's not so great! I was surprised when I saw the picture, because it looks like the one I copied (except that one was square). My husband and I decided that the brown needs to be a print and not a solid. That might help it not look so plain.
The other thing I don't care for is the quilting. It is my first try at dwirling. Maybe I need to keep practicing! I love the method, just not my pattern! It was fun to free motion somthing besides meander. Although meander probably would have looked better for a man's quilt!
Close up shows the quilting. I used a circle template on the foot of my longarm to keep the distance between the lines closer to 1 inch.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
This top was donated by a lovely lady in our church. We were able to use some matching fabrics for the back as well. Thanks Kathy!
You may be wondering why I put the label towards the center this time...I found a small slit in the fabric when I was putting the binding on. AGH! So to fix it I moved the label over to cover it.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
This quilt was made by sewing 4 strips of WOF together and cutting them into blocks. I think they are 8 inch finished. Strips were 2.5 inches. The black print has cute little minnows swimming around. We used leftover fabric for the back - no surprise there! It was quilted with a pattern called Contempo which I do not recommend for busy quilts. I like it on the back but the front has too many straight lines. I think a more curved pattern would have been better.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Week 2 is here and so is our school room! This is still a work in progress. I need to paint the walls (I was thinking a light teal or maybe yellow) and we need to hang up the alphabet cards that are still in the sewing room from when we changed rooms. I love the colors of the old room, but I don't think they will work in this room. I would also love to hang some shelves on the wall for storing pens, glue and other little things that the little ones shouldn't be able to reach!
I store crayons and coloring paper in this cubbie for my little one. She will lay on the floor and color or read while we do school. Yep, that door goes to a bathroom. This is an extra bedroom in our house. Okay it's not extra...I kicked the boys out to make it the craft room, then moved that down the hall and made it the school room. Who needs a big bedroom anyway??? I guess I do! : )
My husband has his desk in this room too. I love this because when he is home we can visit and when I'm gone he can watch the kids during school.
I thought I'd show you my sewing space since Moda Bake Shop is hosting a linky party! I love looking at other peoples sewing spaces, you can always find great ideas. My sewing room used to be the school room (which is why we have the bright colors and the alphabet up over the window). When I got my quilting machine we switched rooms and I haven't painted yet. The room is used for sewing, quilting, scrapbooking and doing craft projects. Clockwise around the room:
I store my fabric in these bins I got at walmart. They are the perfect size to store 2 rows. The larger bins hold my pieces that are bigger than 2 yards and my multi-colored fabric.
I store my solids and mirage fabrics on this shelf with upcoming projects.
This is the kids area of the room. We store misc stuff in the white drawers. The little ones grab books from the green tote and read on the couch while I sew.
Scrapbooking supplies are stored behind the bar and on the built in bookcase.
I store quilt for the ministry in the closet on hangers. It keeps the out of the way and little hands off of them until it's time to be given away!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my room. Check here to see more sewing spaces! Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, August 6, 2012
We're a crazy bunch here...all 9 of us! I have been working on my curriculum page for you all to see! I have all 12 years listed there. We haven't done yr 12 yet, but I have listed what we will be doing. We are just starting the History Revealed, Bible Quest, and Bible Discovery curriculum this month. Others we haven't tried yet are marked. I have searched and searched for (and tried) history and bible curriculum that fits our family. I think these will meet our needs.
We homeschool year round with breaks for kids camp, holidays, and days when Mom just needs a break! The most important thing I think for homeschooling is reading! If you can get your children to read good clean books, you will be teaching them all sorts of things at the same time. Once we get a struggling student to read more, improvement is almost immediate. We use a hodge podge of curriculum each year and we read after school. Here is our library of books by grade level. Our favorite books at the moment come from Lamplighter Publishing.
So hop to the top of my blog to find the Curriculum page and our Reading List. Enjoy the rest of the Not Back-to-school Blog Hop by clicking the box below.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
After making the floral spinner quilt, I realized I could make this pattern with only 4 prints! I didn't have enough fabric to make a matching border. All that I had left I put on the back of the quilt. Turned out cute though!
Do you take your pictures before or after you wash your quilts?