Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter

There are so many messages to take away from this video, no matter what you believe. If nothing else be inspired to try something that you thought you could never do!

Happy Easter.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Say hello to my little friends!

Hi Everyone

    I have been having some fun with my Slice Fabrique. I love cutting out anything with my cutter. I saw these cute little jungle guys and just had to try them out!

    Some of the designs are from the Fabrique card Animal Frenzy and the other guys are from Zoo-Topia. I did learn a valuable tip while cutting the shapes. Sometimes there are a lot of details for the machine to cut. I found that if I actually had the paper side facing up instead of the fabric the end result was much better. My theory is that the blade can't get caught on the fibres of the fabric if you have paper side up. the more detailed the design the better the cut was. If you have a Slice Fabrique give it a try. Still spray the temporary spray adhesive, but then try with paper side up! The Animal Frenzy card is a layering card, a great new feature, your applique has more dimension.

    And here is the quilt top. I just love how it turned out. I still have to quilt it, I will add a lot of dimension with thread work. First though I need to find some time!

Happy Quilting, Natasha

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas..... I don't think so!

Hi Everyone
   What a great time we had in Las Vegas. My Mom celebrated her 60th birthday and there was no better place to go than Las Vegas. Mom, sister, myself and our friends had such a great time!  What a great city. Great people and so much to do. We left on Thursday and came home on Sunday so we only had 2 full days. We packed a lot in those two days but sadly no time for quilt shops. Oh well guess that means I just have to go back! Thought I would share some photos with everyone.

That's Mom in the green and our friend and my coworker Vandy

Just about our whole group, 2 slipped away before we could catch them! We were very lucky to get a great deal on a limo to Freemont Street. Our driver was so nice he gave us his number and said if he was busy he would send another car.........boy did he send us a car

Stretch HUMMER! I could have lived in there!

Mom and me

My sister trying to win big! Takes awhile when you play pennies!

Inside Ceasar's Palace.

View of the strip from the top of Eiffel Tower.

Viva Elvis the newest Cirque Show. It Was SOOOO good!
The performers are so incredible.

Our last show was Phantom of the Opera. I love this musical. I have seen it before but what a treat to see it in Vegas. Incredible.

Well that's all for now. Hope you enjoyed the pictures.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Quilt Club

Hi Everyone

How can it be that another month has gone by! Someone stop the clock and let me catch up! We had quilt club this morning..... my goodness what a full house. Lots of show and tell. I'm sorry that I can't get pictures, I'm the one showing the show and tell.

We had a great project that I really loved doing. I have been playing with 9 degree wedge rulers. They are so much fun. I really like that you don't need a lot of fabric to make a great project. The first thing I made was a round tablemat, 36" diameter and looks really effective.

After making this mat I thought what else could I make with this ruler. So I decided to try a very different layout. This first runner didn't quite turn out the way I had hoped. I didn't like how the black broke in the middle. So on Saturday night at Quilt till You Wilt a light bulb when off. The second photo shows the second version of the runner.... much better. OK I'm happy now!

  Well I'm off have a great week everyone!

Happy Quilting, Natasha

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My sister has a blog!

Hi Everyone

My sister really has become a quilt addict... she has started a quilting blog! Check out her first entry at