Sunday, July 22, 2007

Hmmm... what's the theme?

Here's the latest Happy Blocks for August. Can you figure out the theme?? Let me know if you're having trouble!!

This one I paper pieced the center using a neat lil' pattern from this month's Quiltmaker Magazine. I had to shrink it down by 70% to get it small enough to fit in the center of the happy block. It is so cute though! The regular size would be 6 1/2" instead of 4 1/2" -- finished are 6" and 4" respectively.

Enjoy !

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Lucy!

It's birthday time! My car-Lil' Lucy-turned ONE! Wow! Just 22,000 miles ago we picked her up all shiny and bright at the dealership! I wanted to give her a lovely scrubdown for her birthday but it keeps raining & pouring every day here! So first chance I get that's what we'll do. And then we'll go and take a birthday photo for ya. MINI sent her a birthday card too.

This morning I put the labels on two quilts for some darling little gals that are daughters of two friends of ours. Their baby was just baptized last Sunday, but I didn't get the quilt back from the machine quilter until this week so it didn't make it last week.

This is "Pinwheels for Alyssa" who is just over 1 month old. It is done with fabrics from the Spring Fling line. I used charm squares to make the pinwheels, and I did the entire quilt without a pattern. Calculating out the sizes of the triangles was a learning experience!

This quilt is "Sarah Smiles" and was made for Alyssa's big sister Sarah who is 4 years old and will be going to kindergarden in the fall. She is so delightful and reminds me so much of my oldest daughter Jessica! The pattern is Yellow Brick Road by Atkinson Designs. The bright colors are Sarah's favorites.

I also completed my July Happy Blocks. I'll let you figure out the theme! Three guesses and the first two don't count! I went all out and did 10 this month instead of 8--5 different ones, 2 of each.

Have a great day and stay dry!