Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
3. Maximum size is 36" x 36".
Here's what I came up with:
I hot-glued large beads to the plain tacks to jazz them up a bit. Everything came from my stash except the cork. This piece and is now hanging in our kitchen. It measure 24" X 24".
Update: July 5, 2010
Score from the judges: 6.83 (out of 10). Not so great. Oh well......;)
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I've been blessed to help at least three of these beauties into the world. The last one, Obadiah, didn't want to wait for me or the doc to get there, so daddy caught him! He was born on Father's Day after a 90 minute labor for mom. Yep, you counted right....he's #10 for this family.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Top Ten Reasons To Try "PROJECT QUILTING"
10. You'll challenge yourself
9. There's a prize for public vote winner
8. Judges will critique your project and you'll get compliments
7. Each entry goes in a random drawing for a prize
5. You'll push yourself out of your comfort zone and learn new things
4. There's a prize for Judges' winner
3. Judges will critique your project and you'll get advice for making improvements
2. There's an awesome prize package at the end of the season for the overall winner
And the number one reason to try "project QUILTING"....
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Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
2. You may use new thread and batting.
3. Your project should include at least 3 different materials used as embellishments.
I started with two pillow cases..one white and a flowered one. I then quilted the white case starting at the top with blue threads and then fading down to the bottom with green threads. I then used an old green button down shirt for all the greenery and the binding on the peice.I then cut up the flowered pillow case and thread painted them to the quilt. The embellishments I added were the buttons from the shirt, flower beads from a kids necklace, barrettes that my neices were too old to wear and flowers from an artifcial flower arrangement.(btw...you can't really see the shirt buttons as they are under the flower beads. I just used them to make the flower beads 'pop') The butterfly trail of beads are from a big bag of sparklies I got from the thrift store a while back. Everything I used was from stashes I already had which had been purshased from the thrift store..... Including the thread! So that means I recycled stuff that had already been recycled!
Aprox. cost for all supplies was about $2.00.
Quilt measures 24" x 18".
Oh, and one more thing. I know some people might turn up their noses at my thrifted supplies, but I love using recycled items in my crafts...it makes me feel so very green!
Head over to Kim's Crafty Apple and give me a vote. Thanks!
Update: June 19
Avg score from judges: 8.2...which was good enough for 3rd place...woohoo!
Friday, June 11, 2010
This is a shot of a mom and her mom from a birth I attended last week. It was such a sweet and awesome moment. Grandma has been blind since last year after struggling with liver disease and a subsequent transplant. As her daughter greeted her that morning, there was such joy and excitement in the room as we awaited the birth of her 5th baby. Grandma held her daughter and prayed and praised God for all the blessings He has bestowed on them. It was quite moving as this family has struggled with a lot in the past several years including their 3 year struggling with leukemia (who is fully recovered and 7 years old now). It was so great to see folks who have been thru so much adversity and yet stay so completely faithful to God. They were a true inspiration to me. Oh, BTW, she had a beautiful 8 lb 14 oz baby boy. I think they named him Christian.