Sunday, January 29, 2012

Another Great Inspiration

As allot of my followers know I do like to dabble in Altered Art.  It does give a nice break from Crazy Quilting but in my mind compliments CQ in many ways.  I do look to Altered Art for inspiration in many ways.  Maybe not for the stitching but for the ideas.  For a great idea for the 2012 CQ Journal you might want to check out this post: .

Sugar Lump Studios is one of my favorite blogs to follow for inspiration.  The Love Me Altered Tag Book is an awesome inspiration.  I do make CQ tags as do many in the CQ world and this idea can translate over to the fabric medium very easily.

Here is a CQ tag that I made a while back.

This tag is a small one but you can make it bigger and put what you want on it.  Think about it.  What would you do to make a tag journal or a tag book of some kind?  Would you use family pictures?  How about real vintage silkies?  What about using your grandmothers buttons? Or Lace?  How about just to showcase all of YOUR different stitch ideas?

I hope that you enjoy your inspiration for the day!

The Lion

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Year, New Round Robin

It is a new year and I am trying to put my quilting back in my life as a #1.  It has been a long time since I have been a Round Robin that I signed up for one that caught my attention on the Yahoo group Crazy Quilt International.  I have been trying for days to get my RR blocks uploaded to the CQI Yahoo site and they just won't upload!  So I decided to put them up on my blog today and show everyone what they look like.  the RR I chose to join is the Midnight Fantasy Garden.  This is a triditional RR so I would need only one block but I had this purse pattern that was just too awesome that I have been wanting to make a purse out of.  I would need two sides.  So I made both sides and am sending them both.  I am hoping that the ladies will find inspiration for stitiching on one block or the other.  It matters not to me which one that they stitch on. 
 So here is the first block:

Here is the second block:

Okay I should have rotated this picture since it is on it'sside but you can see how cute it is anyway.  My inspiration for these blocks is a mens tie that I found.  See the cute little peacock on the first block?  That is what cought my attention at the thrift store.  I had to beat Debbie H. to the store for that jewel!  I am excited to see what the ladies do with this block.

Kerry, If you are reading this HELP!  Yahoo won't let me upload!

The Lion

Monday, January 23, 2012

Take A Look At This!

I was looking and reading in my blog land and found this:

Sugar Lump Studios has a GREAT fabric journal!  SO AWESOME!  Thank you for sharing this inspiration.  I love it!

I hope that my followers enjoy her post.

The Lion

Sunday, January 22, 2012

My First Journal Block

I have emerged from my sewing space with a beautiful first block for my Journal.  What do you think?  I thought that I would start with my grandmothers favorite flower the daisy.  I have picked out the floss and silk ribbon that I am going to use on it.  I can't wait to start.

My friend Shari suggested a really complicated name for my journal "Homage to Myrtle Jane."  I am thinking of a simpler name of "My Grandmothers Flower Garden."  I am very lucky that I had the privilege of having Myrtle Jane Wagner Painter in my life up until a few years ago.  I miss her terrably.  Lucky me though my mothers mom is still alive.  I treasure her even more now that Myrtle is gone.  I will have to do another journal for LaVerne Heilscher Wallace.

I hope that you will follow this journey of love.  The love of flowers and everything that grows in a garden and the love for my grandmother.

The Lion

Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012

Yesterday I was thinking about the CQJP 2012.  WHAT WAS I GOING TO DO?  I have been trying to figure that out since the first of December last year.  I was puttering around my little quilting room I picked up the fairy fabric I bought on one of my lunch time jaunts around San Antonio.  The fabric has the flower faries on it.  I started thinking about my grandmother.

Myrtle Jane Wagner Painter she is the one that gave me my love of gardening and stitching.  I thought to myself why not do a journal with the flower faries that represent the flowers that I remember in my Grandmothers flower garden.  Wow!  Now that was an idea!

Just you wait and see what I am going to so with this project!  Did you sign up for this project?  What are you going to do?

The Lion