Friday, June 29, 2012

Changing the Subject:

to's Lindsey Obermeyer

How's this glass prairie for a floral reference?  

Individual pictures of all these beaded floral beauties can be found in A Glass Prairie Gallery

Lindsey says her mission is to simply add a bit of colorful whimsey to a rather serious, grey world.


and here is Don't Leave from  Woman's Work Gallery.

What a hoot! 

 Her galleries are chock full of  embroidery, knit, crochet, beadwork and more.  Lindsey Obermeyer Studio....have a nice visit.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

monkey beans: Trajectory Quilt


Jump here to see each day's tutorial Megan has provided on the monkey beans blog sidebar....just click and there you have it from start to finish.   

Megan's quilt will be on display at Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in July and  Portland Modern Quilt Guild Show & Tell.  What a treat that guild's show is! 

I'm loving this job! 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Need some scrap attack inspiration?

I found some scrap attack eye candy....this should get your angst to attack that scrap pile in high gear:

Here's the recipe:   The Blue Elephant Stitches up some granny squares.  Directions, yardage and quilting tips included. 

Oh, and my heart is still skipping beats over this one:  Lots of inspiration found in Material Obsession's Inspiration Gallery.

and this floral jewel

and even more inspiration on the Material Obsession blog.....enjoy!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

(Quilt) tale with a happy ending:

Compliments of Kathy's Fancy Stitching:  that would be Kathy Ellzey formerly from Crossett (Arkansas), now happily long-arm quilting in Robeline (Louisiana).   A few days ago....well, actually, over the course of a couple of weeks, Kathy ate the elephant!  You know how the story goes, but she tells her version of it better than I can. 

Quilting Design by Christy Dillon of My Creative Stitches

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday Pillow:

I've always heard of Sunday know,  when the rich land barons own huge spreads out in the country.....but the family wants to come into town for the weekend and for church on Sunday!  Well, they just acquired property in town.  So many rich folks had these little homes in town that were never used during the week that they became known as Sunday houses. 

Well, when I saw these simple, yet stunning pillows, my first thought was that life doesn't have to be hard....nor does quilting, nor re-decorating the bed or sofa.  We work hard all week getting those large quilts finished, so relax, it's Sunday, and here's a Sunday pillow.  Direct from The Purl Bee
Molly's quilted throw pillows.  



Saturday, June 23, 2012

Braving the Elements....The Netherlands

Can Speelman Quilt Art

Seaside exhibit at Oosterschelde National Park in the Netherlands
photo by Dirkje van der Horst-Beetsma

An article in the latest issue of Quilting Arts Magazine....June/July 2012.....caught my eye.   A fiber art group - Windkracht 10 - English translation - Windforce 10 - in the Netherlands, braves the elements and sets up galleries outdoors.  To say the least, there are many challenges:  primary -  the scale of the work and construction techniques to withstand the elements.  Visit WINDKRACHT 10
to see more gallery pictures. 

The bonus:  Exposing their work to a larger audience!