Monday, April 28, 2008

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I was able to get all of clue #2 of Orange Crush finished up this weekend. I am loving my blocks so far! I used to work in such dark colors but lately I am the queen of brights. I don’t know what has happened to me. They just make me happy.
Prom went off without a hitch. They looked so cute together. My middle one is a crazy kind of kid. He just loves to have fun. He told us he participated in the dance off and got runner up. He can be so silly. I spent all day yesterday shopping for chairs. I am in charge of getting the senior baseball players gifts. One of the talented mothers is taking the canvas chairs that come in a bag and painting them with a baseball on back and the boys name and #. Each one will be in the colors of that boy’s University that he will be attending. I cannot come up with 4 black ones for Purdue. Go figure. We went to 15 different places and I struck out. I am not sure where we are going to go with this project at this point.
I had a couple of questions about my doll quilts. One was how do I display them. Well, I don’t. But I have seen really cute ideas. Like the wall of little quilts or rolled up little quilts tied with raffia lying in a bowl on the table. Mine usually just get tossed on top of the finished pile in my sewing room. I was also asked how I quilt them, with a hoop or not. This whole doll quilt mania started when I read how Tonya quilts without a hoop. I have always loved to hand quilt but couldn’t find the time to actually get a large project finished. I decided to give Tonya’s idea a try and I loved it. It works perfectly for me with the little quilts and I can quilt so much quicker without messing with the hoop. She has a tutorial on her sight so please check it out. In fact check out all her tutorials as they have changed the way I approach quilting.

7 comments:

Patti said...

Whoa! As you say - these are really different colors for you!

Jen said...

I've gotta say, your blocks are the first ones I've really liked in this whole Orange Crush thing!!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wheeee, LOVE your bright blocks, so definitely happy. go great with the colors of your blog too. so happy you're having a great time quilting without a hoop!

Nines said...

I noticed you have been moving into the light! Must be Spring!

Glad the weekend went well- hope you find those chairs, what a cute idea!- maybe look online and order them there- they usually get in the mail pretty fast! Have a great week!

Ruthie said...

LOVE your new look! and the Clue #2 blocks.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh man, they look great! I haven't even cut for step 2 yet!

ForestJane said...

Wow, the brights make your orange crush bits look great! It even matches the background of your blog. :)