Sunday, September 25, 2011

Blogger's Block of the Month - Sept

I haven't done a Block of the Month project before, but after looking at the list of designers featured in the Blogger's BOM I wanted to quilt along. 

September's block was posted today over at A Quilting Life.  I had a good time going through my stash to make my fabric choices and didnt realize that I have so many different polka dots.  So, I decided that the blocks will be dot blocks with a gray solid.  The blue fabric for this block was left over from a recent project.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

String Trees

I love reading blogs, they are so full of inspiration! 

This week, I had planned on getting the quilting started on my tulips quilt but I found a blog that had so many beautiful projects.  I was reading through the posts over at Crazy Mom Quilts and loved the project in progress on the September 16th post.  I just knew I had to try that! 

Since I never work with solids, I went to JoAnn's to pick up a few colors.  It was very fortunate that the Kona solids were on sale this week.  I have all the panels made and hope to get the top together this weekend.  Now, I just need to figure out what fabric to use for the backing.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tulip top completed!

The tulip blocks are together and I really cant say enough about how much I like this top.  My mom, who wont even look at an art quilt or a modern quilt, wants this quilt.  I am not sure if she will get this one or another quilt, but I believe that I will be making more of this pattern.  My mom is the quilt photographer and now I realize just how hard it is to get a decent quilt picture.

All my other quilt dogs never seemed to touch a quilt.  I have many pictures of them sitting beside a quilt with just their nose laying on a corner of a quilt.  This new quilt dog, however, was just walking through the living room after eating his dinner and stopped to pose on the tulips.  Though when caught, he didn't move away from the quilt he just rolled over and played dead.  

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Today, my family and I participated in the 9/11 Heroes Run at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas.

It was a very hot day, but it was all for a good cause.  We were glad to be a part of this event and hope to be back next year.