Monday, June 13, 2016

Nap Time Quilts

Nap time at the Center for Transforming Lives daycare centers is a focus for our Modern Quilt Guild. I took some time to give thought as to what was in my stash to make a couple of nap mats. The fun panel and boy helicopter fabric was just waiting for a child to lay their head down for a nice rest.
 Echo quilting was the quick and easy way to get it done. I love the fanciful characters on this panel.

detail of fabric, a fun helicopter pattern. Blue camo was a perfect companion.
Front or Back?
Back or Front?

 It is great to use stash to do a quick and easy project especially when the projects will go for a great organization doing serious work in the community to lift up women and children.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Another Border on the Rainbow

It is nothing super earthshaking. It is a border. It is separation from what is next and while I have my concept of what is next it is only that. I must take the concept now and free form it into what I can see in my mind's eye. For now the rainbow quilt is this far along. I like how the V and Co Simply Color ombre from Moda  gave the deeper colors in the inner border and the lighter on the outer border.This fabric line is absolutely on of my favorites. Off to see if bluebirds will fly...

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Morning Coffee View and Discovery

Each morning I can I sit on my patio to sip my coffee and contemplate the world. My world from the patio gives visual as well as audible hits of what is out there. Miss Kitty (I know he is a he but all my cats are called Miss Kitty) sits with me and contemplates the world too.  Today the baby squirrels were going wild in the trees chasing each other, talking to each other and making the other fall out of the tree coming crashing down only to run back up and start the chase again. The crows were very loud calling to each other, the male red bird was chirping "all is safe at the feeder" to his mate and she came to eat while he stood guard. Rain has been going on for a week here so all is very green and foliage abundant. My and Miss Kitty views:

Kitty and me bringing in the day
 Then...looking across I see a white dot in the railroad ties and walking over I discover the most beautiful, delicate white mushroom...Wow, where does a white mushroom come from?

Really, really cool. 
Have a great weekend and my you find your magical mushroom. I am off to the sewing studio now to find some magic for sure. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Rainbow Border 3 - Geese Flying

My Modern Quilt Guild round robin quilt got its third border. Flying Geese!  Flying geese are not my favorite thing to make but I love how they look. I knew I wanted a border with them but could not see myself making a gob of them to ring around as a border let alone with any of the methods that never seem to work for me. Paper piecing seemed my best bet so off to the internet I go and found a wonderful pattern  by Patrice Trnka Adams and it fit the need perfectly.
I made each color run and then decided to keep it simple by using 4 of the runs.
Second border "color trail"

Testing the geese flight

Geese Flight now in orbit
I like the simple and easy flow and I'm glad I did not try and go overboard on the amount of geese. The clean lines make me happy. Wonder what I will put next? Borders are harder than one would think...hmmm...