Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wonder Woman Wednesday

I want to thank everyone who voted for Jimmy's Superhero Quilt over at the Bloggers Quilt Festival. It didn't win anything, but being chosen for the viewers choice category was exciting! 

So, in the spirit of pixelated superheroes, here is the mini Wonder Woman quilt I made for my sister's birthday.
I've been experimenting with the strip size to see how small I can go. This time, I cut the strips at 1 1/4". When I could consolidate the strips into a square, like in the face and outfit,  I did. 
This mini measures 15 1/4" x 20"

I wanted to make it reversible with some improv on the back!

In the past couple weeks, I've been fortunate to see some wonderful shows downtown at the Lied Center. Here's an update on the cool mural I posted about before! I love the colors!

The weather is supposed to change today, the weatherman keeps saying snow. Here's what was happening in the yard yesterday. There are a few pretty plants hanging on!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Bloggers Quilt Festival: Superhero Quilt

Jimmy's Superhero Quilt
66" x 87"

This is my first time entering the Quilt Bloggers Festival at Amy's Creative Side!

I made this quilt for my nephew's 4th birthday present. He's really into superheroes right now and I had been wanting to try a pixelated quilt, so I went for it! 
I had Jimmy choose which superheroes he liked the best. Then I drew each character up on graph paper and cut out LOTS of little fabric strips. I had so much fun sewing each character together and bonus! My nephew loves it! 

My original posts are here and here.

I'm entering this quilt in the Original Designs Quilt Category.

Nominate your three favorite quilts for  Viewers Choice  until October 29th. 

Voting for favorites in each category: October 29th-November 5th 
Check out all the quilty inspiration!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Weekend Life: Schramm Park

Schramm Park on Saturday.
I woke up that morning feeling super crabby but Gary took me to the woods and 
Mother Nature fixed me right up. 

The woods were quiet except for the occasional peep from a woodpecker or a scolding from a chickadee. Most of the leaves were still green or yellow. Gary and I hiked along the trail and he talked about how the readily available natural debris could be used for a hut. I took pictures with my cell phone. We moved at a leisurely pace. Suddenly, a deer ran down the hill in front of us and disappeared into the tall grass. I realized that we were surrounded by critters we couldn't see and I listened more closely as we walked on, hoping to see the deer again. 

We walked the entire trail, only meeting a few other people and dogs along the way. On the way back to the car, we saw a girl wearing an ethereal white dress with a crown of flowers in her hair. I'm guessing she was having senior pictures taken but she looked like she could have been a wood nymph or sprite who escaped from the wood. 

Before we left, we decided to visit the old fish hatchery museum. 
The inside of the building smelled exactly like the back room of my Grandma's grocery store. I tried to read about the fish hatchery history but thoughts of sitting around a kitchen table in that back room with Grandma with ham salad sandwiches and little plastic juice bottles stuck in my mind. 
It was a nice memory of her. 

Gary and I were both tired from all the hiking but we climbed the few stairs to see the canyon ponds. Gary bought some fish food and we watched the goldfish gobble it up. 
It was a lovely time on a beautiful fall day! 
I'm so much happier for having visited there.