Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Resolution 2012...More girlfriend time! Quilted.....

DO you think our grandmothers ever envisioned that fabric would be designed with cocktail recipes? Novelty fabric, especially text, can be such a fun embellishment! Hope you enjoy my latest little ditty. I vote it one of the most fun to create and quilt....And my dearest pets were vying for love and in the end, Roxy and the furries each got love and were whooped afterwards. Happy WEdnesday, may it be wonderFULL!!!




So much fun starting a new year with lots of COLOR, cheeky girlfriend time, and CEELBRATION of nature! Do you like the cute photo of Kevin looking at the caged parakeets as though we are mimicking a Sylvester and Tweety cartoon? And I give the credit for the quilting inspiration to Green Fairy. Trapuntoed my different highlights with 2 layers of batting and channeled her gift. I decided to use a designer stitch to outline the sky "made fabric" to insinuate.."Patchy skies of blue"....I have been blue lately and how amazing the hobby of quilting can turn around a poor attitude and remind you that few minutes of quilting can change a perspective on life. CHEERS to a new year! and to Lucinda Jones who was my inspiration with her quilt pattern, Blackbird By My Window in Whip it up Mini Quilts.

Love, Em

9 comments:

Char said...

Ooo, I love the results! You and Roxy are quite a team. Thanks for showing the fur babies. I hope the rest of the family is well.

Nifty Quilts said...

I love how you are just fearless with your quilting. Nice piece!

Em said...

Thank you ladies!!!!! And I am already sticking to my resolution by smiling big and feeling loved as I read your comments and write in return. GIRLFRIEND time cyber way!

em's scrapbag said...

Another wonderfully fun quilt.

Clare said...

Em. I need you! I want you to teach me FMQ. Expect you on the next flight.

Happy New Year girlfriend.
xxx

Tangos Treasures said...

Love all the pictures!!

Vesuviusmama said...

Quilting can definitely turn a blue mood around. Yesterday, Jason gave me a scare. I sent him out to take out the compost. The dogs ran off so he went off to bring them back, but didn't tell me he was leaving the property. After a couple minutes, I noticed he was missing and went out calling for him, first tromping through the woods for 10 minutes, then up and down the dirt roads for another 10 minutes before I saw him rambling, Andy Griffith style, back up the road with the dogs. I was proud of myself for not yelling at him, knowing it would have been my fear yelling, not my loving mother's heart. But after letting him know how scared I was, I was too shook up to do homework with Donald or anything else I had planned. I went down to the sewing room to fondle fabric and soon I was feeling myself again. It is such a comfort to me to have a hobby that keeps my mind, my creativity and my hands busy and nimble. Your quilt is wonderful, and I'm hoping that I'll get to benefit from your resolution at some point this year!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I love that your cat is named KEVIN. not your typical cat name... Why do animals always sit on our quilts? ;-) my dogs have magnets in their butts.. I out out a quilt, they sit on it...Love your little quilt.. so very sweet! (i like MINE hanging on my wall too!)

septemberbird said...

Absolutely LOVING your take on this quilt!! Thank you for finding inspiration in one of mine :D