Monday, July 18, 2011

More More More!! Monday's mantra! Selvages and Susan....fun S duos!

"Noah, please sleep for just one MORE minute..one MORE hour....."
More....dandy fiestas...More Hip Happys....More.....SELVAGES!


I have always adored the inspirations of the Selvage Guru, Karen, and
have been tossing ideas around in my mind and then......put me on a Rhino with a whole lot of dust in Southern Utah and POOF!.......



I could not have been HAPPYer this morning when I had hours to piece my new quilt top while Noah slept and kept sleeping!  I love this "getting older" thing he is doing!!!!  While out on the rhino this weekend, I thought, "I am going to make a flower pot out of selvages....."...and I just HAD to make one before going to work today......So much fun playing with selvages, color and some borders to go...then ROXY, this is all yours and I know we are getting behind but...........! 

More love, more joy, more heart...............MORE COLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




This week I CELEBRATE my favorite new artist (for the night) and book as I play with ideas for a baby quilt, "and the cow jumped over the moon."......... Combining the classic, GOOD NIGHT MOON and Susan Carlson's style and maybe a little Em in there too......I am beginning to fall in love with the planning phase of quilting moreso than the piecing...so fun gathering ideas and wondering what will be my inspirations......

Have you drooled over Serendipity Quilts by Susan Carlson?  The above photo of the collaged moon is just a smidge of the fun in her book!

My favorite quotes I spied tonight were,

"I have a favorite word to tell my students when they ask if their piece is done.  I tell them "More! More!"..... "Personally, I'd rather err on the side of too much color, motion, detail, or interest:"

What would u like MORE of?..........................


More sleep, more buttons to embellish or how about this rick rack on the cover of this children's book as a reminder of how fun it is to zig zag here and there!

MORE MORE MORE......
Love, Em

13 comments:

Cherry Red Quilter said...

I am so with you regarding there can never be too much colour and too much motion, detail or interest. Happy stitching!

LynCC said...

More. . . Silkiness! That's what I would love more of right now. :D I have named both of the machines I use regularly. My inexpensive, yet trusty, Singer is "Sally," and she does my piecing as well as any sewing my children or their friends want to do. My fancier Viking, a Sapphire model with a bit wider throat, does all my free-motion and walking-foot quilting, as well any fancy-stitch sewing I may feel like doing. I call her "Sapphira," after the dragon in the Eragon series.

Quilting Yai Yai said...

More, more, more of it ALL!! :o)
Deborah

Sonia said...

Yep, it's more color, motion and design! :)

Have a great week!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

quiltzyx said...

More........chocolate! Yes, that's it, chocolate. :^)
Had a lovely time yesterday, hanging out & crocheting with my bud while she was quilting a wonderful sail boat filled baby quilt. Then yummy tacos for dinner....aaaaahhhh....but now I need chocolate! LOL

Tangos Treasures said...

That's awesome!!

♥Duff said...

does TIME count? I need more color and excitement! Oh wait, that's my life...JK! I need more red!

Cathy said...

Love your quilt. It is so cool. What would I like more of. More time to quilt and play. More time to read my favorite blogs. More time to spend with friends and family. I guess I just plain want more time...lol Hugs

Snoodles said...

More quilty time! LOL I love your selvage flower pot!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

susiloci said...

Llego a tu blog desde http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/
Tu trabajo es ESPECTACULAR...me encanta el jarrón y al ver la cabecera del blog me maravillé...tuve que seguir viendo tus trabajos y estoy ALUCINADA....TODO ME GUSTA !!! Ojalá yo pueda hacer algún día algo tan bonito y original como tus trabajos.

Mama Pea said...

It's looking good! Can't wait to see what MORE you add to it! Love the idea of a flower pot out of selvedges. You are so clever.

Pam said...

My daughter found Spring is Springing and fell in love with it. I am enjoying your quilts and blog. Can you tell me where I can see the entry about Spring is Springing? I did see the picture on the side bar. I will probably have more questions when I see your posting about it.
Thanks

Vesuviusmama said...

I imagine the inside of your brain being a magical place where anything can happen - like a hot summer's night at the county fair where there is laughter and children's excited screams, colorful lights illuminating the nighit sky, delicious smells tempting to you come here or go there, a feast for all the senses.