Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sunlight in February

February 1st in Boston and it was warm, sunny and gorgeous!  Perfect weather for celebrating the Hubs birthday!
Photography challenge for "Frosted"  - pineapple and coconut cake

One of my all time faves of my all time faves
 Django and I have been having a blast outside.  We had one small storm that brought us a picturesque snowfall and now it is just about gone!

Hubs has an amazing eye for photography and has been teaching me some about composition and shadows, which has been very helpful for my challenges this week!  (Maybe soon I can get Hubs to share some of his great work...)
Moon - Space

Prompt was "Daily Favorite"

Daily Favorite


Texture - "Quilted Landscape"

I belong to a wonderful and active quit guild, the Proper Bostonian Quilters, who are always doing some sort of charitable sewing.  This week was my turn to contribute - pillowcases using the "hot-dog" method!

Its fun picking fabrics for teens!

There have been so many babies born among our friends - so happy and bustling - and more being announced all the time.  It's almost impossible to keep up with quilts for each one, so I've started making "Grow with me" charts.  Essentially a long table runner that hangs on the wall with lines for kids to get measured against!  And since many of our friends are in a transient part of their life, these charts can travel with them!  It can also be used for all kids, not just one - or customized for a one and only.  Super simple and so many ways to be creative!

"Watch me sprout and grow!"

I also made an orange peel quilt for Hubs' boss, who just had their first - and like a noob, I forgot to take completed pictures of the quilt.  Just know it was terribly cute!

In a change of pace, I took time last week to do some hand work.  I have a growing love for English Paper Piecing and taking a more hands-on approach.  This little table runner was made with a charm pack for the top and 1 yard cut into 5" squares for the back.  Tutorial...?

This week - print making and Project Quilting 7.3!

Cheers and happy stitching!

Mood: Amped
Music: "Drop Dead Cynical" by Amaranthe