Saturday, January 22, 2011

It's always greener on the other side.

In this particularly white winter, I find myself longing for something green and lush. While Puerto Rico is out of the question, this whole cloth quilt made form Queen Streets "Maddie" and "Dolin" in jade and aqua is just what the doctor ordered.
"Dolin" is a whispy green and blue floral on a white background, and "Maddie" is decidedly greener on the other side- and more mod.
This quilt followed by a regimen of wheat grass shots should get me through to Ground Hogs Day. Or maybe a Mojito?

Friday, January 21, 2011

"Hail" to the Queen Street!

All hail to the Sis Boom Queen Street line! This simple block on block action simply amplifies the beautiful prints and colors that Jennifer Paganelli used to create this latest line.
Give me a day or to to post the pattern... if you are interested!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Promise kept.

I promised my friend, '70's and '80's super model Nancy Donahue, that I would make her a quilt back in March 2010. It took me way too long! However- i was aiming for a perfect interpretation of her infectious laughter, sunny disposition, resemblance to Doris Day, and faithful friendship.
This quilt, made from 2 packs of "jellyroll" strips from Kate Spains "Verna" (moda) line, holds hands a sunny, butter yellow print from Jennifer Paganellis Sis Boom "Poodle" line. Quite fitting, since these fabric designers are good buddies, too!
The jellyroll pieces were "braided" together- Hence, the "Friendship Braid Quilt". It is an over sized queen, which was a bear to quilt- but with lots of trimming and measuring i was able to square it up. This often happens when quilting long, narrow strips together. The pretty daisy quilting is a nod to Doris Days, "Please don't eat the daisies!" song. I hope she likes it as much as I liked making it for her. She's the one on the left.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pick a color- any color. Or two or three...

Orange, pink and red. That's what my friend Sheila's daughter wanted.
I love working this way. Girls know what they want when it comes to color. I am more than happy to oblige. Give me a theme, a color scheme, or your old baby clothes and will promise to put something fabulous together for your bed to wear.
You like to make a statement when you go get dressed- now, GO MAKE YOUR BED!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Baby Bird Quilt

A little birdie told me,"Use your solids wisely."

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Baby Quilt a Day.

Vintage Pink Elephants On a Swing withe fringe and Valerie Wells flannel backing.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Last Rose Of Summer.

This full size quilt was inspired by a rose trellis I spotted early this summer. It wasn't until now that I have had time to quilt and bind it. I love the green- reminiscent of Fire King Jadeite Glassware.
This quilt is for sale.

For Danielle.

I was given free reign on the design of the quilt, but Danielle did request a color scheme: hot pink, lime green and brown. I just pulled from my Sis Boom scrap pile and started cutting.
I think it turned out beautifully.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

He's at it again.

Whenever I go to document my completed custom ordered quilt and pillows. Ollie is always ready for a photo op. Honestly, what would I do without him?
DIY quilt design:
This twin quilt, or one like it, with a pillow case can be ordered for $300.00- you choose the fabric.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Quilt Haiti: Mission accomplished!

Thank you. Thank you, Tammy Gilley for coming up with this great concept. Thank you to everyone who participated in this wonderful collaborative project. Thank you for waiting patiently for me to finish my end of it. Thank you to Jennifer Paganelli for providing the backing and for creating all of the beautiful scraps that made up these 30 squares. Thank you to the girls at Make and Mingle for inviting us to use their space to hold our "bee".
This quilt will be raffled off for $5./ticket or 5 tickets for $20.00. If you would like to be a part of the raffle, leave a comment and I will send you the ticket. You can send me a check, or pay via Paypal. It will be on display at Witchypoo in Wilton, Ct from today, Sunday May 30th-Tuesday June 1st. It will then be at Make and Mingle until a winner will be chosen Friday June 11th. It is 74''x 90", 100 % organic cotton batting, with a candy striped backing. The money will go to Marilyn W. Dugan Foundation, Inc. who has done a lot of work to raise funds and bring supplies to Port au Prince.
There were enough quilt squares to make 2 quilts, the 2nd one- hopefully done by June 1st, will be going to Haiti with Tammy's people sometime in the month of June.
I have to say, I can't wait to collaborate on another quilt like this. It really was a joyful experience. Next time, we'll make it a pot luck! It's going to be hard to let go, especially for Ollie, but I know it will go to a good home.