Thursday, September 11, 2008

Christmas Quilt back, check

Most of the leftover fabric from the front was incorporated in the back.  It looks like a swatch board, and I really like the effect.  Basting and quilting to follow.      







I just got this yesterday from Pink Chalk Studio.  It is a Kona Cotton Solids Swatch set.  If you are like me and rely mostly on internet shops for fabric shopping, this set would be very handy.  





We went to the fair last weekend.  The kids had a great time seeing all the animals, Lego creations, and art work.  Scott is excited about a possible purchase of a whole pig for his future BBQ adventures.  But it was just OK for me.  The quilting and sewing section was not as inspiring as I had hoped for.  In the past, I had been blown away from the creative color combination, or have been overwhelmed by the detailed work.  Not this time.  I wonder if people are content showing their work in their blogs, and don't bother entering it to the fair any more.  So, to make the next fair more enjoyable FOR ME, I decided to enter something I made.  It could be a quilt or a couple bibs depending on how the Christmas projects go, but I am hoping it will be fun.               
Here is a birthday cake Scott's Aunt Trisha made for one of the family birthday parties.  I want to be able to make cakes like this when I grow up.   

6 comments:

twoplustwins said...

Marie,
I am really excited to see the quilt back when you are done. It looks like it will be so pretty. I love the palouse fair mostly because it small...compared to the grant county. you should try the moscow fair. maybe you will find more creative people there! as I was reading your blog I was thinking you should enter some of your things. I did it growing up and always had so much fun seeing my things on display. I bet you would really enjoy it. You should also watch for the local quilt shows that go through Moscow (used to at least). they were amazing and inspiring to go to. I always left in awe with what I saw.
~Kim

Mommymita said...

hey - good idea on the fabric swatches, I've been burned a few times on my online purchases because of my screen.

What is this pig idea? I'm intrigued. We always had two pigs a year to feed our family. That is a lot of meat

And I absolutely can't wait to see what you come up with for next year's fair! Those fabric swatches will come in handy indeed.

Melissa said...

I wish I could make a cake like that too. That puts my modest birthday cake I gave Jeff to shame.

Kimberly said...

If you make quilts you can make cakes! I can't believe you have to drive 90 miles to go shopping...whew! Thanks for all your comments...they make my day!

カローラ said...

事始めに今日Amy butlerの本を二冊買ってしまいました。ちゃんと作れるかな…。まりえちゃんの作品、絶対大人気だと思う!

Marie' said...

Kim,
The Moscow fair was this weekend, but I didn't make it there. I will try next year. I am going to keep my eyes peeled for the local quilt show. Thanks for the tips.

Alison,
There are several families here that raise pigs. Scott wants to buy one, have a butcher pack it into sections, and have it in our freezer for BBQ. They say home grown ones have so much more flavor.

Melissa,
Your cake was beautiful! I always just get a Costco cake, but with Costco 45 minutes away now, I might have to learn to make one this year.

Kimberly,
I love your blog. you make me laugh, give me something to think about, and I love seeing your kids grow up.

カローラちゃん
本買ったの〜? 
何も作らなくても写真見てるだけで幸せになれるよ。
私が持ってるのはIn StitchesだけどMidwest Modernもとっても素敵みたいで。あと子供のものが出てる本も最近出したみたいでねらってるんだ。