Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Feathered Snowflakes- Finished!

I pieced this at the end of last winter (early spring 2008), sent it to be quilted last fall and finally recieved it back this month. I last blogged about it here.
This baby has had to wait a long time to be finished, but I think it was worth the wait.

These feathered stars did make me pull a few hairs out but I absolutely LOVE them. So worth it.
Aqua is my favorite color right now. So clear and crisp and happy.
Quilting by Wren Woodland of Utah. Look at how intricate it is! Wow! She did beautiful work.

Monday, April 27, 2009


What could possibly be funner than polka dots and pinwheels?

Isn't that like the golden ratio of quilting? One part pinwheel and three parts polkadots.
Or did I just make that up?

The only way I can think of to improve upon Polka Dotted Pinwheel Perfection is to throw in some bananas!

I was very worried that I didn't have enough of the blue polka dot but it turns out that I was worried for nothing. I got this top finished up this weekend.

My kiddos LOVE the BANANAS! I bought this fabric several years ago just because they looked fun. They've been sitting in my stash waiting for their day to shine. Finally their day came and boy are they shining!

I hope to get this quilted before the end of the year! And then I'll post more pics.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I'm popping in here today to join in on the fun over at Park City Girl's Online Quilt Festival. What a fun idea!

So I'm posting my favorite quilt. Its so hard to pick a favorite! But right now this is it.

I love the light springy, candy colors. I love that it was made mostly from my stash. I love the purple binding. I love that I ran out of the green polka dot fabric, had to use something from my stash and you can't even tell. I love that this is my own original design.

I originally gushed about this quilt here.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

I am happy to know that our Savior, Jesus Christ, lives. He is our Redeemer, our Friend and our Guide. He loves each of us and because of the Atonement He has made it possible for us to overcome our weaknesses, sins and sorrows.

Here are a few videos that speak of Christ much more eloquently than I.

I hope each of you are enjoying a beautiful spring Easter day!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

looking for fabric for my pinwheels

This afternoon I decided it was high time to dust off one of my quilts in progress and get it finished.

I started this simple bordered pinwheel several months back. I still love it and am excited about it but i've gotten to the boring part- sashing. and wouldn't you know it, i don't think i have enough fabric!

if anyone knows where i can get more of the Dotty P&B textile fabric (the white dot on dark blue one that is surrounding my pinwheels) PLEASE let me know.
My little man just walked in, saw all my pinwheels on the floor and sweetly asked, "Can I have this quilt?"
I asked him why, thinking it was because there is so much blue in it and he said, "Cause its got bananas."

Me? Unproductive

I've been so unproductive lately!
So in honor of my own unproductivity I thought I'd celebrate other bloggers greatness.

Here is some eye candy from the blog-o-sphere. she's always good in a simple, smart way. and i LOVE the squares. i like her graphic, colorful and white style. here's one that i really want to duplicate with some of my own scraps.

and a new favorite: this gal blows me away. she got skills. and such a great sense of color. i love what she's doing with both the triangles and the pies in this post. lovely.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Rant on Shopping for clothes

There hasn't been much quilting going on here lately. I've been busy de-wallpapering our bathroom.


But that's not what I'm getting on here to post about. Rather, I want to vent about my latest attempts at clothes shopping.

I really, really, really want a new Easter dress or skirt or something cutesy for church this Sunday. I've been scouring the internet and then hit the shops last night. Well, really I only went to two shops but still. That was brutal enough.

Let me just enumerate my problems and if you can offer any condolences or advice please do.

1. First off, its spring, right? Why are there so many black and dark clothes on the racks? I guess they are slimming but especially in the spring I want to look light and springy!

2. Trying on clothes is so depressing. In that little cubicle of a room I'm forced to examine my body in a variety of cuts and colors. I can't hide from or ignore my numerous flaws. I almost always go home with a bad body image after shopping.

3. They don't make clothes for real bodies. After 2 kids, I'm mourning my once hourglass figure. I'm more of an apple shape now. bleh. I'd like to dress in a non-frumpy manner but its hard to look good when most of the clothes are for skinny, flat chested super-models. I think this has gotten a little better lately. But I still struggle to find flattering clothes.

Well, that's probably enough venting. In the end I just bought myself a pair of practical jeans and went home to search the internet some more.

And that's where I found There's some cute stuff there but what I really like is the fact that they help you figure out what shapes are flattering on your body. And most everything is cute while still maintaining a sense of modesty. And they have free returns.

So here's hoping that this dress looks good on me.

And the silver lining from last night: I went home watched Biggest Loser (I love that show) and then got up and exercised this morning. I'm determined to improve upon my dressing room experience.

And if you read all that I'm really impressed. Because boy, can I be longwinded (or atleast longfingered) when I go on a rant like that.