Saturday, August 28, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday!

I hope all of you are having a very happy Pink Saturday! This is a picture of some fabric that I recently bought at Hobby Lobby. The picture below is what I did with that fabric this week!
As I have mentioned before, I teach crazy quilting from my home(for the past 13 years!)and I wanted to spruce it up because I am having an open house today. I used to have these dark green curtains that were so old they were faded. I really love the new look and it really brightened up the room.

Please visit Beverly at as she is our wonderful sponsor of Pink Saturday. You may click on her button on the top right and it will take you to her blog.

Have a very Pink Day,

Friday, August 27, 2010

MCC Quilt Update

Yesterday, Dixie gave me the large center piece of the MCC quilt. If you remember, it was the piece I gave a small tutorial on a couple of weeks ago. Isn't this little bouquet she did cute? I thought so! Remember, tomorrow is Pink Saturday.....

Talk to you later,

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My Fall Open House is this Saturday!

It is that time of year! This Saturday, I will be having my fall open house. I will have the new class projects for fall ready for you to see and there will be lots of new ribbons, buttons and charms to look at(and buy)! If you are in the Wichita area, feel free to stop by.

If you are in the mood to make a crazy quilt pumpkin, I have just the thing. I designed this pattern several years ago and taught it as a class in Omaha at the Crazy Quilt Convention. Miss Carole Samples did my illustrations and designed some templates that are included in the pattern. You can go to my website, if you are interested.

Talk to you later,

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday!

I hope all of you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday! I have several reasons that I love Pink Saturday. One, it makes me blog when I am getting lazy or I feel I am too busy to blog. Two, the ladies who participate are a wonderful group! Three, pink is my favorite color! We have been challenged to feature other bloggers that participate in Pink Saturday. The picture above, is some wonderful treaures that Sarah at has posted. Check out her blog to see what other treasures she has found recently.

Here is a picture of a little crazy quilt project I did a couple of years ago. Can you guess what it is? It is a pinkeeper! You make this by putting two CD discs together, and the space that is created in between the two discs you can stick your pins in . Of course I had to make mine pink!

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Talk to you later,

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday!

Sorry I haven't posted all week, I have just been really busy. I am having an open house for my shop in a couple of weeks and I am trying to get all my class projects done in time. Here is a picture of a little silk ribbon embroidered floral spray that I did I my full size PINK crazy quilt. I hope everyone is having a good week and I'll talk to you in a few days.

Oh, and remember to visit Beverly at as she is our wonderful sponsor. You may also click on the top right button and it will take you to her blog.

Bye for now,

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday!

I hope everyone is having a happy Pink Saturday! I teach crazy quilting from my home and I didn't want to have a big sign in my window. I did need something that would identify my house if a new person was coming and was lost. For awhile, I had a small pink flag with a bunny on it stuck in the yard and a pink wooden sitting next to it. One year, at Easter, someone took them both! I then made this little crazy quit bunny and I hang it in the window. Oh, I guess I forgot to tell you that the name of my shop is The Pink Bunny...

Remember to visit our wonderful sponsor Beverly at or you can click on her link in the top right hand corner. She has a list of many other wonderful blogs that love PINK.

Talk to you later,

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Anatomy of a Crazy Quilt

For those of you who don't know me very well, I am really a science geek. I have a degree in biology and silly me 10 years later I went back and got a chemistry degree. Ha, the joke is on me, I now teach crazy quilting! It just goes to show that you don't always know where life is going to lead you. The other day, I was piecing the large center portion of the crazy quilt that my small group is making for the MCC Sale. I thought to myself, this is the anatomy of a crazy quilt. The skeleton that makes the quilt what it is. With this skeleton, you then embellish it and make it beautiful. To piece my crazy quilt "skeleton" for a large center, I start by cutting my muslin the size I want it. Then I take an air erase pen and mark how I want to piece it.

With the center of this year's MCC quilt, I am doing it like last year's Valentine quilt, with a fan in each corner. I piece my center, keeping in mind what I am going to do on each corner.

I piece my corner's and voila, it starts to come to life!

I decided to do something with an oval shape in the center, so I did a little running stitch to remind all of us that we only need to do stitches to the line.

I am really anxious to see what everyone in my group does to embellish our crazy quilt "skeleton", I'll keep you posted!

Talk to you later,