21 July 2017

Friday Funny

Angry Bird

20 July 2017

Citrus Whip

I got my first taste of a blood orange at an office party just before the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl in February 2016. Because the fruit was so delicious and so beautiful, I bought one of my own so I could take it home, slice it up, photograph it and then eat it. Of course, some of those photos became Bronco fodder after the Super Bowl.

During last summer's Spoonflower fat quarter sale, I printed one of the blood orange photos. I had this awesome idea for a wall hanging, using my new-at-the-time wedge template. I fashioned a fabric sunrise before we traveled to Washington last September for the Deception Pass Classic.

By the time we got back home, I couldn't remember what I'd planned to do with the blood orange, and I was on a tight deadline trying to finish seven quilts by Thanksgiving in the hopes I wouldn't have to mail them (which I had to do in the end). The blood orange got buried on the WIP rack because it was destined to become a wall quilt, not a kid-size quilt.

A few months ago we bought our first juicer, and I've been going crazy making homemade juice ever since.

A new idea was born!!!

Initially, I just played with the blood orange shot in Photoshop. After playing with my real food, I decided the new photos were so much better than the Photoshopped versions.

Spoonflower recently completed another fat quarter sale, and I plundered the opportunity to print my new fruit. The day my new fat quarters arrived, I whipped up some Citrus Whip, and I'm so excited this can be a kid quilt instead of a wall hanging now! Nothing like Vitamin C to keep a little one warm, right?

The new quilt top was just a tad too small, so I auditioned every orange, red, yellow and green fabric in my stash to make it bigger. I finally decided on eggshell, which I think is much better than any of the colors would have been.

I played with leftovers from the individual fat quarter borders and came up with a wedgy border to finish off the quilt top.

Now I just need to find the perfect backing for this newly finished quilt top!

Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts.

18 July 2017


One year ago, I opened my heart, knowing full well I might be in for yet another heartbreak.

We drove to meet two precious little babies we weren't sure we'd ever get to see again. They had me at first sight.

Last month, all the pieces of the puzzle fell into place, and I once again get to be a grandma. I'm going to get to watch these precious little cutie pies grow!

17 July 2017

Snowflake Monday

cotton swab snowflake ornaments

Creativity abounds! Just look what Jo made with lids and what I think might be vitamins! Isn't this adorable?

Jo's #reflake2017july

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Jo wins her choice of hand-dyed yarn or Spoonflower fabric.

Not entered in the contest but worthy of mention is Lizard's bicycle parts and tools flake from a few years back. He reminded me of his sporty creation while I was composing this post.

Making snowflakes from non-traditional items has been a ton of fun for me. I hope you enjoyed the challenges, too, and I hope the creativity keeps surging and inspiring.

I'm contemplating starting a snowflake quiltalong next Monday, so dig out your snowflake fabric! Time to put the stash to good use!

14 July 2017

Friday Funny

Two little love birds, sitting on a fence
K. I. S. S..., you know the rest of the sentence

Kissy, Kissy

A Day's Work Done

Settled in at Home

Hungry Babies

Where's My Dinner???

Running Out of Space


I'm Still Hungry!

Does Your Stomach Have a Bottom???

Turn it Down a Few Decibels, Would Ya?!?

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