Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Coach, Circus, and Cranberry Pie!



My friend Ali came to visit last weekend and we had the best time! We went shopping and ended up at Coach where I had a 25% off coupon and convinced Ali she NEEDED that yellow tote!  Yellow is Ali's "signature" color, so it really was a necessary purchase!  I needed no convincing that I needed the yellow clutch! :)  I just love a good leather bag!

We also went to this local craft fair.  I had heard all sorts of hype about it and how it was the best one. Um, lets just say Ali and I felt it wasn't our style.  We did manage to snag this AWESOME pie!  It was a cranberry-almond pie, but it was kind of like a tart or coffee cake in reality.  Whatever it was it was fabulous and we ate every last bite in two days!

Back-lit pixelated heart! So excited to quilt this one!
I got a bee in my bonnet about making this quilt.  It's a pixelated heart based on one Jolene made with Kaffe fabrics.  I knew I wanted to use Anna Maria Horner's Field Study as soon as I saw it! I was very focused on finishing this one over the weekend!  When I get really into a project I tend to sing to myself.  My song of choice this time was "do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-CIRCUS!-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-AFRO! CIRCUS AFRO! CIRCUS AFRO! Polka-dot, Polka-dot! Polka-dot! AFRO!"  So anyone with kids will know the reference there, but Ali had no clue what it was from!  That didn't stop her from getting the song stuck in her head! ha ha ha!!!    Ali got a ton of stuff done, but I'm not allowed to show you anything because it's top secret! 

pixelated heart
Jolene's quilt.

Pixelated heart quilt complete! #nofilter
I'm so happy with how it came out!  It's hard to see the quilting from this picture, but the heart is quilted with straight lines that form a "V" in the center.  The neutrals are free motion quilted.  I *think* I may list this one in my shop in order to help pay for this:
!$?&!$&*%#!!!!!!!!!! Now, who wants to teach me?
Eeek! I have no idea how to use it, but I'm going to take my Pixelated Heart quilt out for a REAL photo-shoot to break it in!

Not to get all mushy, but I just love all the friends I've made through this online sewing community! It's so special when you actually get to spend time with one of them in person!

8 comments:

Liz DandeliondD said...

Your version of the Heart Quilt is beautiful. Very beautiful indeed.

Katie B. said...

I love your polka dot afro circus quilt! :) That song definitely sticks with you.

Flying Blind... said...

Damn you Marty!
http://www.afrocircus.com/ !!!

Jenny said...

It's gorgeous. Did you go to Christmas Village? ;-)

Debbie said...

I have a Canon T3i and even though I'm a novice, it is really fun to use. I only know a few settings so far but bit by bit....

Katy Cameron said...

Sounds like a fun weekend, especially with pie and new toys :oD I also have no idea where the song came from, but I suspect I don't want to know either...

Linda said...

Oh, I covet your camera! That's what I want for Christmas! Can you say where you bought it and whether you think you got it for a good price? Yikes! Can you sell a few of my quilts for me too!?

doodlebugmom said...

I make that crust-less cranberry pie every Christmas, its very easy. I use pecans.

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