Monday, October 29, 2012

Ahoy! Celebrating Coulson!

My dear nephew, Coulson, turns 4 soon and I could not pass up an oppurtunity to celebrate his love for Piracy!!!! This was a riot to create and I finished it a little differently. I used fleece on the back without batting and it was very drapey mimicking a throw moreso than a quilt. Hoping it will be a fun little celebration of his 4 years of fun. Sean thinks it will do nicely as cape also......

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A window to a woman's sOul....CELEBRATING Home by Toni Morrison

It was fun to see Victoria giddy and holding her new book soon to be release. I eagerly await its arrival and thank her for the concept of "Made Fabric".....hence my letter O below. Played with my yellow scrap bag the other eve as the boys carved pumpkins. Scraps are fun!
"As she healed, the women changed tactics and stopped their nurse berating. Now they brought their embroidery and crocheting, and finally they used Ethel Fordham's house as their quilting center. Ignoring those who preferred new, soft blankets, they practiced what they had been taught by their mothers during the period that rich people called the Depression and they called life....You couldn't learn age, but adulthood was there for all....Somewhere inside you is that free person I'm talking about. Locate her and let her do some good in the world." Toni Morrison's HOME
L is for.....Love, lollipops and LISTERINE. And LeeAnn the Nifty quilter! This is the back of a small LOVE card I am sending to a dear friend. Oh how fun letters are and seem to be my current trend. May you have LOTS of LOVE LOITERING in your LIFE!
And the yellow card.....from the soccer game last night where I finished binding this piece. I like to think of it as a sign of Sunshine.......caution.....HEY! Slow this bus down......what would you you use it for today? Off to my favorite mailing store..... LOVE, Em PS: Aunt JoAnn, If you read this post, know that we send love and I am smiling big hearing your chuckle as you read this!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Quilting can become a game of Scrabble.......

Christmas is coming and a whole lot of JOY is bubbling up in the sewing room. Gotta love a good selvage and Unruly Lettering!!!....
And fall is upon us in the NW....So beautiful to have seasons once more and what a gift this fall season has been. I am seeing Raindrops Falling on my Head this morning as it sprinkles..... Love, Em

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tula Pink......IS FAB!!!!!

I am so excited to have figured out my pattern design for this Tula Pink line of fabric. It has been a process for sure! This end product is a compilation of a Ricky Tims' Haunted Tree design from his mag last fall, a greeting card for Halloween and a quilt highlighted in the recent Quiltmania Mag of a Magical Forest beauty from the Australian quilt show. I am excited to purchase a back tomorrow morning and then let Roxy embellish. Oh how excited I am that the holidays are here!!!!!!!! Happy October, friends. Em