Friday, October 29, 2010



This is my submission for the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

My inspiration for this quilt was a picture I had taken at a quilt show...before I started quilting.

I started collecting all sorts of fabrics and looked high and low for star patterns.  It took me awhile before I figured out the sizes I needed.

I knew that I wanted lots of colorful stars...and wanted random black and dark blue background squares.

This past year, after having discovered I AM IN LOVE WITH PAPER PIECING, I started searching for 6" and 12" PP block designs.

I found out that paper piecing takes way longer than expected!  AND there is ALOT of waste, for me anyway!  But the end result is just wonderful...I really enjoyed the whole process!

I really wanted to quilt this myself...but after machine basting it and trying to move this large quilt around, I decided to take it to my LQS and have it professionally done.  It came out beautiful, I wanted loops and stars and I got 'em.

For the backing I found this wonderful black and white floral print...I dyed it in my washing machine.  The color came out JUST RIGHT!   I used Rit dye and Cushing Procion dye...first the yellow Rit and then I used the dry Procion to get the varied deep golden tones throughout the fabric back.

Some of these pictures are faded...I'm not the best photographer !!!

A big thank you AMY!
This festival is such fun!

On the other hand...posting this post was NOT fun at all.  I don't know why Blogger changed the picture thing...but it's taken me over an hour to post this.  I have had to publish EACH picture and then open the dashboard and EDIT the post to include another picture....what happened???  It was sooooo easy before the 'improvements'...LOL

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cinderella Quilt...It's Interactive !

I really am happy how this quilt came out...There are prairie point surrounding the center of the quilt.  I made rail fence type blocks for the sky and landscape background.  The center block was made first and the rest fitted to size.
The corners have different motifs from the Cinderella slipper, magic wand, clock striking midnight and the pumpkin patch.

Here are the cute Cinderella finger puppets and carriage.

I found the cutest fabric for the backing...all glittery too!

I made the label as a pocket, so that the carriage and finger puppets can be stored in it.  And for safety while traveling...there's even alittle bag to hold the quilt and puppets!

Hmmmm....Blogger's not cooperating...will have to continue later.  Sorry !!

Well...over the last couple of hours I've been able to upload a few more pictures.  Don't know why there was such a problem.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


When my daughter was here last week we finally opened my Etsy store.  Here's my banner...unfortunately to find a seller on Etsy you use the username...mine is homespunwb, not Margret Mary's Place...oh well...  I have a button on my sidebar and you can just click on homespunwb and you will be whisked away to MMs Place!

I've had my ups and downs this month as far a mechanical things go !!  All three of my machines were sent to the hospital at different's actually taken more than 2 months to get all back and in running order.  Just got the embroidery machine back yesterday (2nd time it was in).   Right now it seems to be working like a charm...fingers crossed!  I have been busy working on some quilts though and will have a better post in a few days with some pictures.

For now, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!