Saturday, July 30, 2011

Green Fairy Quilts Giveaway @ A Quilting Life

Soooo, want to get your hands on some free fabric? Yep, I thought so! Judi of GFQ is sponsoring a giveaway @ Sherri's of A Quilting Life.  The fabric is a cute Meadow Friends Layer Cake by Deb Strain.
 All you have to do is visit her blog to enter. Doesn't get much easier than that!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sneak Peek!

I've been busy this week. I went to a quilting class, some awesome quilt stores, helped my daughter register for college, and my twin sister came for a visit (miss you Joyce!). But you don't want to hear about that, do you? You want to see the goods!
I bought some fun Nancy Halvorsen fabrics to make some Christmas projects.
And a few Art To Heart books to go with the new fabric.

And I finished piecing this top I've been working on for two weeks. It's finally getting quilted, I can't wait to see it all finished!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Rocket Ships and Gender Roles

I'm going to open my blog with a picture of a little quilt that has been getting lots of comments in my Etsy Shoppe.
This quilt cute Rocket Ship quilt was designed by my 11-year-old son, Kyle. We  stopped in at the Calico House in Placentia, CA and Kyle saw this fabric from "My Universe" by Exclusively Quilters and he knew instantly what he wanted to do with it. He designed the layout, the applique, the quilting and even did some of the sewing!

Now why is it that I have three teen-age girls and not a single one of them is interested in sewing or quilting but my two boys know how to pick out fabrics that will complement each other? My girls like make-up and all those other girly things. (But can't even sew on a missing button!)

My boys will happily kill Zombies and bad guys in any video game and help their dad with yard work and shoot each other up with Paintballs. They will also pick out beautiful fabric coordinates with a plan in mind.

So as I reflect on this question I realize that it must be all those years of getting dragged into endless quilt stores, being trapped in a shopping cart with bolts of fabric while I was on a quest for the perfect fabric for a new project. 

I blame myself... and I'm okay with it!