Welcome to Angelfishy's blog!

there are quite a few blogs out there worthier than mine, simply because they are a bit more consistent in their posting frequency. but you'll see that I have a few things to be proud of, dabbling in quilting, and other needle arts.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My first follower

What's this?? A follower on my humble blog? I should reward such loyalty with a token. What would said follower appreciate and enjoy, I wonder? Perhaps coasters, or a table runner. Hmmm.

"Did you make that for me?"

Here is one of my quiltmaking cheerleaders. He is always checking out what I am working on, then breaks my heart a tiny bit when he asks, "Did you make that quilt for me? Is that for me?"
I do plan to make a transportation theme quilt for his birthday in a couple of months, as he's already outgrown the crib size train quilt I made for him, which was just a panel that I practiced my machine quilting skills on. I already have some fabrics in mind--the Paisley Party from Red Rooster. Minus the paisley. Paisley patterns are some of my favorite to work with, but it's the complementing fabrics in that line that I'll use--they are not full of flowers, and full of color. Just for him.
I just hope someone doesn't beat me to the ebay store that has the fabric for about 1/2 price compared to the quilt shop.

December 2012:  the transportation quilt is yet unfinished.  However, he was glad to get the Star Wars quilt from his older brother recently.

Snuggle Under the Sunset

Snuggle Under the Sunset is what I called this one. I usually don't name my quilts, but rather the label states businessy details, such as my name, who it was made for, the year, etc. This quilt was made for a friend's baby. I love the batiks in it. It was a bit hard to give it, but I feel that way about each quilt, and take comfort that someone is curling up in it.

Friday night

So the week passed by, kids starting at new schools, a wee bit of drama in the family, and we all survived. Yay!

I did also complete the blocks I committed to making in a 9-patch block swap. Can't wait to send them, after checking with the participants about a few things. And then it's time to watch the mail for their blocks.

Technically, right now it is Saturday morning, 1 am. I do think I need to get to bed. And maybe, if the blog fairy is nice to me, she'll grant me a follower on my blog. What shall I put under my pillow? A quilt block?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Kokopeli's Night Dance

Quilt I made for my father last Christmas, sort of a Christmas/birthday present combo for his November birthday. Made with batiks and black fabric. The backing is a batik with gold Kokopelis and stars all over a black background.
The pattern was a strip pattern, originally shown in Christmas colors as a wreath.
This quilt has a bamboo batting. That stuff is smooth like a baby's bottom! Talk about soft, it almost seems a waste to put something that nice inside the quilt where you can't really feel it.

hello from the newbie

Hello, anyone who may be reading this. I am starting a blog, and only half-way know what I am doing. 'sokay, though, I am one to learn things the hard way. :)