Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Purple block March

I finally got to working on my purple color study block from Cynthia. I had to look at it for a few days to decide what I was going to put on the Block and where I was going to place. I decided to add lilacs with beads and dragonflies. Since I'm a florist, I'm having fun trying to find ways to add flowers to my crazy quilting. I'm trying to add the different flowers besides the standard roses and the buds. I hope that these flowers look like the real thing. I had fun learning how to make them. I have been a little under the weather for the last week, I had that wonderful chest cold with the flu I think. I will be adding pictures to my blog in the next few days to a week. I have thought about making and selling a line of clothes for the American Girl Dolls and the Bitty Babies. I can design the clothes that I would want to buy for myself but couldn't fit in or just didn't think that it was a good idea for me to wear. I just need to come up with a name for a Clothing Line that I'm going to build. I also have to think about all the accessories that will be needed for every outfit. You need to have a purse, bag. jewelry, shoes, or belts and headbands.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Purple Color Study Starter block & journal

I finally felt well enough to go and add the pictures to my blog from the CQ for Newbies Group quilt block and the journal that I made to go with the block. I made my block entirely out of cotton fabrics because I thought these fabrics will work the best when I build the blocks together to build a quilt later. The kittens make me worry if I use other more fancier fabrics that they might play with the blocks and start to play with a quilt when I build it. I try not to put beads on my blocks because of the little guys and the trouble they cause. I built a journal out of the same fabrics. I machine embroidered the seams of the block with coordinating threads in purple and yellow. I personalized the journal with my name. This was the first time I had ever attempted to add paper to fabric to make a book or journal. These were my Second and third attempt at making a Nakid Quilt Block.
I am also planning on starting to make a line of homemade Clothes for the American Girl Dolls. I want the line of clothing to be a modern line of clothes that is similar to what the young girls are wearing at this time. I believe that all girls should be allowed to express how they dress through their doll and her clothes. It is the imagination that keeps us all young in heart and mind.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Cq Romamce Block

This is Janet's Romance Block from the Crazy for Quilting Group. I added this poem or saying to the block that was on the block that I started. This is the first time I have done quilting stitches and different embellishing techniques. I hope that I did an okay job on the block. I am still in the very early learning stages of doing this type of work. I believe that I did a good job. The quote is True love is a sacred flame that burns eternally, And someone can emit a special glow or change it's destiny.

Monday, March 3, 2008

It started out as such a beautiful day here in the Midwest. I got up to a high of 65 degrees and by 6:00pm it was 35 degrees and rainy snow was falling on the ground. I guess that we can say that March has finally arrived. I have finished my section of Janet's Romance Block in the Crazy for Quilting Group and should be able to post a picture in the next couple of days. I am also in a color study group for the Color Purple Called the Extravagant Eggplants. I will also have a pictures of that block and the little book that I made to go with it.
I will also be adding a few pictures of my 2 kids who happen to be cats.