Saturday, April 27, 2013

Purple Basket Quilt

Finished my quilt top for Hands 2 Help charity organized over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  I do love purple.  I say that my favorite color is green and I think it is; however, my husband says I pick purple far more than  I pick any other color.  :)  Now that the tops finished I need to decide what to do for the back!  

Mother's day is just around the corner and so I've been thinking about my Mama a lot lately.  I love her so and I am so blessed that she is a part of my life.  So many things she said I'd understand when I got older, I do. So many things that she said I was strong enough to make it through, I did.  So many things she said I'd love as a mother, I love.  She is a reflection of grace and EXCITEMENT.  :)  

I've also started another quilt with a little Marmalade.  Who doesn't love some Marmalade.  -Have a great Weekend! -Little Mama Hen

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Hands to Help 2013

Hands to Help quilt
 Have you been over to Sarah's blog  Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  What amazes me about her blog is the group of women that work together to quilt and provide quilts to their community.  It just looks like a fun place to be.  She is rallying for two quilt donation drives and she calls the project  Hands to Help.  You can read all about it and join in the fun.

I picked a pattern from a magazine that my Mama bought me.  The pattern is called Reticulum by Thomas Knauer.  Of course, as usual, I didn't follow the pattern exactly.  I have a habit of letting the quilt speak and change and bend as it pleases.  I have all the blocks completed and now I'm piecing them together.  Fun.
It is rare that I'm ever working on just one project.  I'm also piecing some pretty little dresden petals to make another baby quilt.  Oh but I do love those little petals.  

I hope that you have a wonderful Monday. -Little Mama Hen

Friday, April 19, 2013

Scrappy Cute

Quilt Front
 I have another baby quilt ready and once again I love the back as much as the front.  I may love the back even more. Scrappy is so much fun and always turns out unique.  
Quilt Back

I hope your weekend is bright and beautiful. -Little Mama Hen

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ladybug Quilt

Quilt Size:  48" x 60"
All I have left to complete on my Ladybug quilt is the hand stitching on the binding (I love to hand bind my quilts).   How do you bind your quilts?  I learned from This Video by Connecting Threads.  No tools required!!  I know that everyone finds what works best for them and I really like this method.  
I really like the backing fabric.  I couldn't decide between a white fabric with red flowers or this luscious dark fabric.  They were both beautiful, but I like the dramatics that the dark fabric brings.  

Another project I've started is Hands to Help Charity over at Sarah's Blog (Confessions of a Fabric Addict).  I've chosen a 'net' pattern by the fabric designer Thomas Knauer.  I discovered his fabric line when I was making Miracle Boy's Quilt.  

I didn't use any of Thomas Knauer's fabric for this charity quilt, just some pretty purples from my LQS.

It was also my Niece's 22nd Birthday and we celebrated this past weekend!  Wait, did I say 22nd??!!  My little Petunia was just a little one yesterday and I was putting pretty petunias in her hair.  (*wiping a tear at how time flys).  She loves Star Wars and I found a sweet tote in Moda's book Fresh Fabric Treats.  It was my first time making my own fabric buttons!!  Loved it!

 Also, working on some dish cloths for a couple of my friends.  I still want to make Tiny Aprons for their dish soap bottles and then they'll be off in the mail.  :)
 And Last but not least, our sweet little MaoMao has turned ONE YEARS OLD!!  of course, he was a stray that showed up at our house, but my Little Ladybug picked out an approximate birthday for him. She's so sweet.

Have a great Wednesday!! - Little Mama Hen.

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Finished Quilt for my Cousin!


 A beautiful quilt finish for a beautiful day.  Here in Florida the rain comes often; however, sometimes I wish it rained more.  I love rain!  I love thunder and seeing the cracks of light flash across the sky.  It seems like forever since the rain has fallen; today and yesterday it has been cloudy, raining, thundery, and I love it.  I'm also cooking some Shawarma and I can't wait to eat some with cucumber sauce.

Well, this lovely Quilt has two sides.  :)  The front is 4" squares with 2" square sashings and the back!  Well, Dresdens of course!  I hope your weekend will be full of love and laughter.  -Little Mama Hen.

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