Saturday, August 20, 2011

Still Thinking about the blue

I've started the Grand Bazaar quilt for me and I'm trying out a light blue (Kona Bahama Blue) for the sashing bits. I had intended to use the pomegrante as corner stones but maybe the orange would work better.

Hopefully, I'll be able to finish the last wedding quilting today and then have a couple of more blocks ready for the guild meeting tomorrow. I'll be able to get some feedback there!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


photo 2.JPG by shanleytulip
photo 2.JPG, a photo by shanleytulip on Flickr.
I've just moved into a house with a tiny bathroom, one tiny bathroom. And while I have considered the option of shaving my head so I don't need so many products, I've decided to try alternative plans first.

This one is an underbed rolling box with some organizing bins from Ikea. I served up a prototype cover and attached it with magnets. If it works out, I may remake it in a heavier fabric and find a more permanent way to attach it.

No dogs were harassed in the making of this project.

It's simple but nice to get something off my to do list. Although now that the serger is out, I feel like I should be serging a thousand other things too. But it's back to trying to move in around here for me.

photo 2.JPG by shanleytulip
photo 2.JPG, a photo by shanleytulip on Flickr.

Oh and I finally finished the binding on the ticker tape, now just a few month's left on the trimming.

Planning her Escape

IMG_3003 by shanleytulip
IMG_3003, a photo by shanleytulip on Flickr.
Sometimes it's hard being a dog. Especially a dog in my house. I used a couple scraps from a holiday pack I got ages ago to make a kid's apron. It is a straight forward pattern but I first cut the blue snowmen upside down and didn't have enough to recut it, so I modified things and it pretty much worked out.

I also ended up piecing the lining fabric since I didn't have any chunks large enough. The neck strap has elastic in it which worked well for dressing my model.

I couldn't stop laughing long enough to get a good picture of Matilda doing a meerkat stance but still, it cracks me up.

IMG_3003 by shanleytulip
Homemaker Matilda, a photo by shanleytulip on Flickr.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Irem Label

Irem Label by shanleytulip
Irem Label, a photo by shanleytulip on Flickr.

This quilt finally found a home and what a lucky home. I tagged along on Amy's trip to Turkey in April and our travels were made much easier by her friend from Ankara (capital of Turkey). He provided us lots of great advice and a wonderful list of vocab including pronunciation. I was lucky enough to meet him this weekend as he's in CA on business. His daughter was born just a few months ago and there was just enough time this weekend to stitch up a little label. Her name is Irem and the meaning is Heaven's Garden. She's a darling little girl and I hope she likes this fun little quilt.

Now I'm encouraged to keep a couple of small quilts on hand all the time. They are quick and fun and eventually find just the right baby for a snuggle.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Flannel Circles

photo.JPG by shanleytulip
photo.JPG, a photo by shanleytulip on Flickr.

Now, I'm not saying I've started a new project right now when I've got less than a month to finish the wedding projects for my sister but with as many flannel scraps as I have, how could I not check to see if the pattern in my latest magazine would really work. And umm, yes, it does. Once I figured out the right measurements for a square inside a circle since I changed the circle size to use my cutter.

Oh hell, I have a new project.