Friday, October 22, 2010

Hard to find a good model

 Making the quilt is one thing, right?
Choosing fabrics, time to piece it, quilt it, tie it or pay someone to quilt
for you. (thanks, Maggi!)  Of course, if you are going to blog about it, you will need a picture.
You know the drill, timing is everything when taking a picture.

 I have been working on
many things but I cannot show them yet!! (MARKET!)
So while I was waiting for the new moda fabrics to arrive, I completed
many (a few) of my UFO's.
This quilt is the first in a series of "giant blocks" quilts I am working on.
This pattern came from's
website as one of the 2010 quarterly challenges.

 I really wanted some great place to photograph this quilt. The photography
is  the most intimidating part of having a blog.
Camille always encourages me! She never laughs at me when
I ask her a stupid question. Thanks, Camille!
It is so fun and it is made
from all Dots! Yes I am a moda-dot-alot. Give me alot of dots from moda!

  I solicited one of my sons (# 2 on the pecking order, but he says #1 in my heart)
 He had food in his mouth and wouldn't stop eating long enough to "Model."

 Then he started "bullfighting" with the dog.

Even Kobie the dog was bored and wandered off.

 Maybe his whimpy arm muscles would not hold up the "heavy" quilt.

And finally a quilt picture .....with legs!

A couple more of the other U.F.O.'s that I have finished.
The Owl quilt that Holly Hickman designed from Spring Market.
I put snuggles on the back. Love it! More about quilt backs in a future post.

 I finally finished this jelly roll quilt. All of us at work make this
pattern from almost every collection. It is our go to pattern. This quilt is
made using Botany by Lauren and Jessi Jung

They say in "sew business" that it is tough to work with kids and pets. 
Both my son and dog seemed bored with the whole event. Next time, maybe I will wait to feed them until after the "photo shoot."

Off to sew another top-secret market project.



  1. cute post! I keep threatening my 25 yr old son that I am going to have him model my skirts! LOL

  2. Isn't it great to have a go to pattern when you love so many fabrics in a collection.

    I have the opposite problem. My 4 1/2 year old loooooves to help! So sweet but challenging at the same time.

    Love the quilting on the back.

  3. Great photos - I agree, the photo part of blogging can be the most intimidating but I think your model did a great job and so did you! Captured a great moment

  4. I LOVE quilts with legs...I have a few of those myself!

  5. OHh what a delightful post.. legs, quilts and are one funny a great market...blessings msamm

  6. Good help is so hard to find! Especially those models! They are so demanding sometimes.

    Love all of the quilts, especially the "go-to" quilt.


  7. Haha! Cute son#2 and dog#1(?) I like your Botany quilt too. I have made that pattern so many times and never tire of it. It is good.

  8. Your finishes are wonderful. I have a terrible time getting models!

  9. I have 6 boys like "that" and now that most of them are adults I don't think there is hope for their wonky humor...and for some strange reason people say they get it from me!
    Love the quilts!



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