Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I recently came across the chicken fabric on the left. I knew that this fun chicken fabric would be perfect paired with the fried eggs. I had a lot of fun looking through patterns trying to decide which pattern would best showcase these special fabrics. I came across a quilt on the Internet that reminded me of Quiltmaker's Warm Wishes quilt pattern. LindaJ reminded me that the quilt was also a lot like Atkinson Designs' Tile Tango pattern.
I worked backwards from what I wanted to see as a finished size for this quilt. I wanted this quilt to finish approximately 45 to 50 inches square. I drafted the design on scrap paper and figured out how many strips and what size of strips that I needed to cut out of which fabric.
This is the resulting flimsy, Which Came First....the Chicken or the Egg?
Saturday, May 10, 2008
While I did not have my computer, I did manage to make good use of my time and finished off some quilts.
This is my dryer sheet diamond quilt. This quilt was completed to the flimsy stage on May 27, 2007 and was long arm machine quilted using the Baptist Fan template on January 6, 2008.
This quilt is the product of a couple of challenges and a FAB Saturday. LindaJ's quilting group challenged themselves to use the feature fabric in this quilt, the merrkittys in a quilt. Pam challenged the FABs to use the yellow star fabric in a quilt using the 9 Patch Pizzazz pattern. The FABs are donating their finished 9PP quilts to Pam's M2M project. Tada...presenting IIWII (It Is What It Is), my Merkitty 9 Patch for Mexico quilt! Now don't say that three times in a row! LOL
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Tradition in our house allows for the birthday boy or girl to choose the menu for the evening. Matthew chose cannelloni with garlic bread and Caesar salad. For desert, an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen.
Matthew insisted on lighting all 22 candles himself.
We gave Matt a membership to BCAA. We know if his older model truck breaks down or he runs out of gas, he is just a phone call away from help.....peace of mind for us as the parents! We also gave him the cash to buy new roller blades. Matt plays in a roller hockey league for fun. The exercise provides balance to his chosen employment in the computer field.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
And sadly, this spectacular field of colour is over too soon and we see this: