Friday, October 31, 2008

Little Things

I've been working on lots of little things. I've been making more Santa's workshops. I have a bunch of little ones and big ones ready for quilting. I experimented with a bit of printing on the fabric...i think it's cute and adds a bit more fun.





















I made a pillow for my bed from some orphan blocks that have been hanging around in the closet forever. Hollywood is one of my favorite Alexander Henry fabrics. These were supposed to be a part of the pinwheels in the garden quilt...another one languishing in the closet. I decided on a more muted, restful color scheme in the bedroom...light aqua and brown. Notice the headboard on the bed...another fabulous creation of my dad. He made that for me out of an old door that he had in his barn. Fabulous, isn't it? My dad never throws anything away. You never know when you might need something. Now that is upcycling!





















I finally got the music is life mini quilts hung. I picked up these old windows at the city market a couple of months ago...these hang in the landing at the top of the stairs. It's fun because I can change the quilts easily as the mood strikes me. Thanks for the hanging idea John!









































I finished Amber's block for the Common Threads virtual quilting bee. She sent a fabulous set of fabrics and some of them had little pieces of selvedges left on them. When I saw those selvedges I knew they needed to be part of the block. She wanted a scrappy log cabin block...I was so happy. I love making this kind of block. I think they are cute. I hope they fit the rest of the blocks for her quilt.

I could definitely see a scrappy log cabin quilt in my future with selvedges as the centers of each block. I need to get on that!






























I need to say thanks to a couple of my new blogging friends, Dallas and Michaela. Both these ladies have offered to send me some of their vintage sheets so that I can add to my Monet quilt. It's not quite big enough and I don't have anything left that fits the look I'm going for. I appreciate their willingness to share and swap with me. How great is that!

Happy Halloween everyone! Here's hoping there is candy left in your bowl at the end of the night. My hubby's coming home tonight! All is well.

47 comments:

Melanie said...

Oh, I love the Santa Workshops! And that headboard is gorgeous - lucky you!

Tina said...

everything looks great! your dad is amazing, love the headboard!

Victoria said...

Stunning headboard! What a talented father!
And I really like how you hung the mini quilts from the old window! Happy Halloween!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Little things are good! You (hopefully) get to finish them sooner. Your headboard and new pillow are fab - have a great weekend with your family.

QuiltedSimple said...

Great projects Jacquie!

I'm sending out my bloggy birthday present to you tomorrow - I'll toss in some of my vintage sheets - I have 2 rubbermaid containers full - if you can use them - great.

Love the headboard - what a great idea.
Kris

jovaliquilts said...

That bedroom pillow is a perfect designer's touch -- the swirls pick up the bed linen fabrics, and that circular fabric in the pinwheels does amazing things! Really terrific.

True Blue Nana said...

I like everything you have done. are the houses at the top pieced or appliqued? I like the small quilts too and I love the log cabin block. I like the way you used the red fabric several times.

belinda said...

girl....you just come up with the cutest ideas.....your blog is such an inspiration to others...thanks for sharing!!!

Karen said...

Love your head board--dad is very creative;) Aqua and chocolate are a favorite combo of mine and what can I say about you little workshops and log cabin block...LOVE THEM! You've been very busy--I bet it makes you happy;)

MelissaS said...

Love the window idea! The wheels in my head are turning.

Sherri said...

You've accomplished a lot...everything is wonderful. I love, love, love, the selvedge center in the log cabin block. That is such a great idea!

Stephanie said...

What a truly inspirational post. We're in the midst of redoing our bedroom and my sister in law suggested an old barn door! Lots of barns in Ohio. I absolutely love the selvedge log cabin. New projects for the new year!

~D Spack~ said...

Does your cuteness and creativity ever stop over there????Wow! and tell your dad he's AWESOME!!!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Can't wait to see Santa's Workshop finished - too adorable. I would have never guessed that's a door-turned-headboard. He is amazing! I can see where at least some of your creativity comes from.

nettie said...

i love everything on this post (especially the log cabin blocks).

and the headboard--that is awesome.

Jackie said...

First off, your dad is amazing. That headboard caught my eye immediately and I was saying to myself how beautiful it was. Then read on and your Dad made it!! How great is that? The pillow looks terrific on the bed and the selvage blocks look terrific too. As usual, wonderful work and inspiring too! Happy Halloween!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Jacquie I have yet to see anything you have made i don't like. I don't mean to gush and I like to leave nice comments to people - which doesn't mean I'm not sincere - but really these all deserve a standing ovation. More than that. Each pic is so good. I love the selvedge squares in the quilt. You are so full of good ideas! I went through all the baby quilts on the contest site and yours is really the best. Some of the are ? Anyway this is an A+ post. I may just have to start grading you but you are a straight A quilter.

Michaela said...

Wow, you've been busy. Everything is beautiful, I can only agree with everybody.
Thank you so much for posting the link to my blog. Package is in the mail, you should have it tomorrow or Monday.

Jodie said...

Now you know that I love those selvedge centres - they look great!!!

One Shabby Chick said...

I know I already told you - but I love my block :-)

And that little Christmas block is so stinking adorable!!

Amber

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love all your latest projects Jacquie!!! The Santa's workshops are so cheerful. Love the use of old windows as a spot to hang mini quilts - very inspired idea.

MightyMom said...

oh wow!!

great stuff tonight!!

I am so loving the Santa's workshops!
and your bed pillow is great!

those windows with mini quilts is so stylish!

and your block is beautiful! I especially love the horse sitting on the side!
selvages will never be tossed again!

nicolette said...

Lots of goodness to see in your post!! Love the selvedges centre of the block. Such a great idea!!
Enjoy the weekend with your husband at home!!

henny said...

Oh...I love that Santa stuff...
You're really well prepared for Xmas eh? :)
The pillow..fantastic creation!

Levin (and Emily) said...

love the pillow on your bed (and yes, i love the bedhead). love the scrappy log cabin block - fabulous colours and design. i think i say it every time i comment but i love your stuff - i think you're very, very, very clever.
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x

Madge said...

can i come over and sew?

Stephanie D. said...

Aw, the Santa's workshops are so cute!

Love the headboard--such a clever idea!

I have an old window my best friend's father salvaged for me from an old cabin. He put a mirror behind it, and it hangs in my sewing room. Little quilts couldn't be hung from it, but that is a good idea!

audreypawdrey said...

I love the Santa Workshops and I really like how you are hanging your radio flyer mini quilts. Great idea!

em's scrapbag said...

Your Santa Workshops are darlilng. Awesome headboard. Love the log cabin blocks.

MichelleB said...

I love the little Christmas houses! I also love the display windows - that is such a great idea. And your block for the exchange is inpsired! I love it.

Qubie said...
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Qubie said...

I like the headboard. What a great idea, but I really love the pillows made out of leftover blocks. You have the best ideas. I might have to steal some of theses.

Rebekah said...

your bed is gorgeous and i love that pinwheel quilted pillow! Those windows are so cute with the quilt squares hanging.

Tine said...

The miniquilts look really nice, it is a great way to display them :-)
I also like the selvedge-centers very much. What does your hubby do since he is away??

Liz said...

I love the hanging idea. Thanks for sharing it with us.

amandajean said...

I LOVE the little "joy" quilt. enjoy your time with your hubby!!!

ellen said...

I simply cannot add anything more than what has already been said.
The headboard is so beautiful..truly. What a gift.
I can tell that the nut has not fallen far from the tree; i.e. your talented parents and you and all of your wonderful creativeness!

Yummers! said...

I just love everything you do! Really!! I love what you are doing with the houses. I can see the inspiration from Kajsa. I love her work too.

Any interest in selling one of your polka dot mini quilts??? Let me know!
Joni

Janis said...

That headboard is too gorgeous for words!!! I love,love,love the printed word on your Santa Workshop block. I'm wondering if it's stamped with Stazon ink? I experiemented with Stazon to see how well it would wash but hadn't gotten any further than that. I also want to try some of that straight stitch raw edge applique. So many plans to need to be followed through . . .

Have a great weekend, God Bless!

Cher said...

love the mini quilts and how you hung them-fun! and the log cabin blocks are sweet

Rachel said...

Great mini quilts! : )

Alice Grace said...

I love theanta Workshops piece! It is so gorgeous! I love the way you are hanging your mini quilts, works of art!

Dallas said...

I just wanted to let you know I got your fabrics in the mail this weekend. They're great! And I like the pillows you made. Also, the hangers in the window frames are very clever.

Denise Felton said...

The window-display idea is just brilliant! I've scheduled a link to this post to go live on my blog tomorrow morning (Central USA time). I hope it brings you a few extra clicks.

Denise
http://needlework.craftgossip.com

Lily Boot said...

oooohhh! nice! I love how you've hung the little quilts with the hangers! Something I shall definitely try. :-)

Jackie said...

Every project in this post is a fave! Fantastic mini quilts, and I love your interpretation of the log cabin!

Kim said...

Goodness, a blogger can miss a lot while tending a sick cat, and in your case I have missed much! Love love love the windows with the little quilts! Everything is looking great.