Tuesday, February 28, 2012
My Uncle helped me make this table top and send it here from Anchorage. My house has one we also made that has an orange design on it. Brandi, Kevin, Paula's family is growing... Thane has a new baby sister... so I thought they could use a bigger table. I blocked out the design with painter's tape and contact paper, then Kim dropped by and helped me paint the design. Over the weekend I painted layers of polyurethane to protect it from daily wear and tear. This table has the oil-based polyurethane and seems like a lot tougher finish than the water based polyurethane I used on my my table. Kevin and Kim took the legs off the old table and voila... a new table is born. The bottom picture is of Kim setting up a tent in our living room... you can see a little of our table in the foreground. You can tell the same person designed both. :) The new table top is great and everyone is happy with it, so a job well done.
|This is a light quilt with no batting (for the summer in Louisiana)|
|The houses were sewn when I did the other house quilt... didn't take long to make two houses instead of one when I was cutting fabric for it. These are for my mom and dad... still deciding on the border.|
|I love living here... I just missed having a break in my routine.|
|Aurora... one of the embroiderers.|
|Sportsmanship, Boys (We won this.)|
|Sportsmanship, Girls (Chefornak won this.)|
|3rd Place Boys (Chefornak won this.)|
|2nd Place Boys (We won this.)|
|2nd Place Girls (Toksook won this.)|
|1st place Boys (Toksook won this.)|
|1st place Girls (Chefornak won this.)|
Monday, February 20, 2012
Felt like camping this weekend... the heat was out at home. Last night I could see my breath in the livingroom. Somehow the pipes didn't freeze. I snuggled down under a pile of quilts and thanked my lucky stars I had an electric mattress pad. My roommate abandon the house and slept on our neighbor's couch.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
qaspeq I made for Gina in Kipnuk. She was named for a former student and friend of mine who always was ready to share a smile. I never heard her speak a harsh word about anyone... and now she is gone much too soon. Her sister welcomed new baby Gina into the world in January... and I hope she is blessed with the kind heart of her namesake and a full wonderful life.
|the side... pinned with interfacing fabric between two layers|
|my laughable planning process|
|inner pocket with side|
|base with outside|
|box that has to go|
|I should have made it a little bigger :)|
|pen/pencil case for Kim|
Friday, February 10, 2012
I already blogged about this quilt but only had one crappy picture so I guess that is all I have to say until it is done. :)
|Buffalo Jump (17 squares by 17 squares each about 5 inches... you do the math)|
FIRST FTC robotics teams. One won an award for perseverance and the other was part of a winning alliance that earns them a ticket to the state meet in Fairbanks next month. Woot! I couldn't be prouder of the teams' behavior and extraordinary work they put into their bot this season. I am looking forward to seeing their robot change by March and zoom about at the state competition. What a great experience it will be.
|Kim's Quilt Complete?|
I found a way to download my photos - but not the cord yet. I thought I would start by posting pictures of my latest Farmer's Wife Quilt-A-Long blocks.
|Broken Dishes... my favorite :)|
|This was made thrice but I really like the block... the fabrics sing together.|
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Still no pictures... picture this. I am using a souvenir napkin, a la 50's I think, of Alaska as a center panel for a quilt. I have done this before with a table cloth and gave it to my Aunt and Uncle (or as my students tease me... my Aunt Knuckle). The print is in primary colors and so far I have a scrappy row of reds around the center. I am thinking almost a sampler of different blocks setting off the panel. The next row is going to have a navy blue and white Hawaiian print with yellow star print playing off it. Anyone else play with table clothes in their quilts?