Happy Wednesday! I have a couple of projects to share with you today!
First of all, isn't this lamby funny??? My darling friend, Amanda, sent back the little dish soap dress I made for her ezine (find that right here!! yipeee!!) highlighting her Delighted fabric! So I could replace the dish dress I had on my dish soap which left this prototype dress was in need of somewhere to be!
the Delighted Dish Soap dress
Gertie, the sheep with her dress on!! 🙂 Love!!!
This week was a Project Quilting week. I got mine done early, early!! and here it is…
and here's the story behind it:
This quilt is for Project Quilting Season 3 challenge #2. The challenge was to pick song lyrics to inspire your quilt. I actually asked Mr Gorgeous what song he thought I should pick. He suggested the new song we just sang in church on Sunday, Overcome by Jon Egan.
The bridge lyrics say this: "We will overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. Everyone overcome."
When I read these lyrics and when I sing them, I think about all of the mountains in front of us that stop us from reaching the potential that God wants us to reach; the dreams that He has buried deep in our souls…
…and that lead me to think about the verse that is embroidered here on this mountain – Mark 11:23"I assure you that whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea’—and doesn’t waver but believes that what is said will really happen—it will happen." (Common English Translation)
How awesome is that????
So I added the flowers and birdie on the right hand side of the mountain to remind myself that the beauty is reachable…the dream is there, once that mountain is cast into the sea. All I have to do is ask and believe!!
I used raw edge applique and "mountainous" quilting on the mountain. Then I did swirly meandering on the background. I used Sweetwater fabrics from their line Hometown. The little bird on the flower is from Anthropologie. (so fun!!). I framed the quilt by securing it to foam core board and putting in a glass-less frame. This quilt is 16"x20"!
And it will be in the shop this weekend!! Yay!!
One other project that I've finished this week is my January Project Challenge 2012 at Art Gallery Fabrics!
The challenge was to make a heat therapy pillow with raw edged applique on it using only Art Gallery Fabrics. First of all, the hand on these fabrics is GORGEOUS!! They are just lovely to work with!!
I used Papaya Orange fom Pat Bravo's Oval Elements and her Ocean Breeze from her Nature Elements all procured from The Intrepid Thread! (theintrepidthread.etsy.com)
I raw edge appliqued the bird and bird cage. They are from a Sizzix die by Tim Holtz. I free motion "wrote" the words "free as a bird" and added batting and appliqued it onto the other sides of the heat therapy pillow. I filled it full of rice.
I'm super excited about this, because my feet get soooooo cold during winter when I go to bed. They won't be any more!! (Actually, Mr Gorgeous will be the most excited about this!! teeheee)
I still have a bunch of other projects to work on this week, but my crafting time will be put on hold for a while this week while my darling sister is here visiting from the Pacific Northwest!!
I will be sneaking in a little bit of crafting with her!! She is a crafting genius, so be on the lookout for genuis later this week!!
and while we are on the subject of family…
Here are two of my very favorite faces at church last Sunday…
I love my life!!!
Happy day…hope yours is as wild and joyous as mine!! ♥♥♥