Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Irish eyes are smiling

Map of Ireland quilt

We just got back from a trip to Ireland with my daughter, husband and in-laws. It was a lot of fun. We went to Dublin, Galway, Connemarra Mountains, Ashford Castle and Cong Abbey, the Cliffs of Moher, Woodstock, and O'Briensbridge.

Cong Abbey

Cliffs of Moher

There wasn't much quilting going on but I did get a quarter meter of one print. The one shop I found had almost all fabric that is from the US, at a considerably higher price than here. I did find a very small exhibit of local quilts in Galway, though. That was a nice surprise!

Galway Icons quilt

Galway (great inspiration for some applique, too)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Scene from my sewing room

for my niece: expected to arrive later this summer
(I couldn't help starting this new project. I'm so excited!)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thank you, Vickie!

I'm so so so so so so lucky to have won a gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop from Vickie over at Spun Sugar Quilts. She's got a great blog and is really fun to follow. Her tutorials are awesome too. I think I had permagrin for a week after winning. Fabric!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

I had a dream cart with fabrics to make new pillows for our living room. We are living in beige-land and need some color. After much deliberation and consulting with my husband, I came up with these two designs.  I've really been into teal lately and can't wait to incorporate some of it into our space.

Here is the fabric, in real life. I think it will be fun and can't wait to put them together. That one on the top is a cotton/linen blend from French General. The texture will add some dimension to pillows.