Sunday, September 22, 2013

Log Cabin Star...

I've completed my second finish in the 2013 Q3 Finish-along.  
How are you doing on your list of unfinished projects? 

Log Cabin Star
Made from scraps from my stash
41" x 41"

I added corner pockets and a holder for a rod in the middle when I was sewing on the binding.  
This is the first time I tried this, super easy and quick.  I took a square piece of fabric and folded it corner to corner.  Inserted it under the binding before hand sewing the binding in place.

I really like the back - inspiration for another quilt.

I machined quilted a spiral in the center of the star and then a meandering stitched the rest of the quilt.

 One of my favorite blocks is the log cabin block, it so versatile!  Do you have a favorite block?

'Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. 
Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.' 
- Robert Collier

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Modern Low Volume completed..

I did a crosshatched machine quilting, love the effect.
The pieces are 2" x 5", each square is a 5" square.
Overall Size is  54" x 71" 
 Perfect for cuddling under or having a picnic on.

The backing is a light blue, South Sea Imports line Castles and Carriages. 
The binding is made with the 10" strips pieced together from fabric form the quilt itself.

In my Shop on Etsy.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Modern Low Volume....

Got to love the Kwik Klip...

All 100% Cotton fabrics, each strip is 2" x 5"
Overall quilt size is 55" x73"

Made totally from my stash, no new fabrics were purchased for this quilt.  I did good, right!  I have so much fabric and I'm itching to go to the fabric store.  But I really need to use up some of the current fabric I have.  So I've put myself on a buying freeze - no new fabric for awhile. 

Love how this quilt came out, quick and easy after the paper pieced Kaleidoscope quilt. 
What a great quilt for a picnic or a throw on the back of the couch to cuddle under when watching a movie.

Let go. 
And remind yourself 
that this very moment 
is the only one you know you have for sure.
~Oprah Winfrey

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Kaleidoscope Quilt.....

Top is completed...

I seem to have a thing for red and neutral quilts..

Did you see the sheep?

Listed in my Etsy Shop..

I used a variety of reds and neutral 100% Cotton fabrics. 
 Finished size is 54" x 68"
Foundation Paper Pieced  

Monday, September 2, 2013

Be the change you want to see...

Today I'm sharing an article I came across online, I've been feeling the need for a change in my life, some I have control over but most I don't, some are good and some not so good. I keep coming back to this quote.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” 
– Mahatma Gandhi 
Here's the article, take from it what you will.

"That Gandhi quote pops up in a lot of places. It’s often used as encouragement for people to give of themselves for a greater cause, with the justification being that societal changes and charities can’t live up to their full potential if you’re not willing to give of yourself to push that cause forward.
Here’s the kicker: that core idea is true in every aspect of your life.
All of us want something different in our lives, buth from ourselves and from the people around us. We want a better financial future. We want better health. We want more responsible behavior. We want relationships that fulfill us. We want time and passion to chase our interests.

Yet, anyone with much experience in adult life knows that you don’t simply get everything that you want, from yourself or from others. The world doesn’t always work the way we want it to work, just because we want it to work that way.

The best way to have the things we want from our life is to start doing those things ourselves. The same is true when we want to see changes in the lives of others.
Do you want a household that’s less angry and more happy? Turn the other cheek, bury your own acid tongue, and make an effort to have a happier household.

Do you want friends that are reliable and trustworthy and reflect the values you aspire to? Actively seek out new friends and spend less time with the friends that drag you down.

Do you want your family to start building a positive net worth? Stop spending money on unnecessary things, do more things yourself, and talk about those changes you’re actually doing.

If you want a life that’s different than the life you currently have, you can’t expect it to happen without you doing anything to cause it.

You need to step up to the plate with your own actions and personal changes. 

Without that, you can’t really expect other people or other aspects of your life to change merely because that’s what you want.

Look around your life at the elements you’re unhappy with. In almost every case, there are things you can do to make them better.

Have a relationship you wish could be patched up? Swallow some pride and apologize for whatever’s happened between you.

Want to start having money in your checking account at the end of the month? Stop buying as much stuff that you don’t really need.

Want to have a deeper relationship with your spouse? Spend more time with your spouse, even if that means spending less time on your personal interests and more time involved with their interests for the short term.

Be the change you want to see in your world. If you want something different, it’s up to you to get the ball rolling with actions, not with mere words. Don’t expect that you can tell others to change their lives merely to suit you."