Wednesday, March 25, 2009

bonus quilt....


I'm having to lay low for a few days and try and get well....duh, I hate that! You can see Macbeth isn't so happy about it either....

So I have been "putzing" around the almost finished piles in the closet. Eyes aren't good enough for applique right now so those are relegated to the darkest corners. I don't want to mess with the tiny, tiny blocks in my Tobacco Road (which may become Cotton Row since I live in Georgia and not North Carolina...it reminds me of the fields I drive through when I visit friends down in Savannah.) Finally I found a box I could play with...OK, it is another Bonnie project.
I think she suggested this project for New Year's Day but as so many things...I started late. (Is there a word for a late blooming quilter?...) The pattern is called the strip twist...(an act I can only do in quilting!) For months now I have been using my 2-1/2 inch strips as leader and enders and built up a large basket of the strip twist blocks. A lot of blocks! Enough for me to finally put together a quilt for my 6 foot 5 inch brother....yikes.

On another crafty front...I finished my funky spice cabinet! I used a primer that makes anything magnetic. Very fun. One note if you ever use this it takes more coats than the label says and they are not kidding when they say to stir the paint often!
I like how the front came out with all my bottle caps stuck around the edge and with some bottlecap magnets! Best of all it makes getting to the spices soooo much easier!

12 comments:

karenfae said...

Neat projects that you are working on -- and the cat is so cute!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

great pic of Mac. So are all those bottle caps just magnetized? pretty cool.

Clare said...

Great quilt and great cabinet. I like the idea of the bottle caps. Are the caps magnets?

McIrish Annie said...

What a great use for the bottle caps! I would make a nice thread cabinet too. I love the blocks. her quilts are always so fun!

Loris said...

I was just thinking about that magnetic paint the other day. Thanks for the stirring and # of coats tips.

*karendianne. said...

I love this shot of Macbeth.

~showing up, *karendianne.

Jeanne said...

I want your spice shelf. THAT IS SOOO CUTE. I want to play with a mirror in a frame and put junk jewelry around it but I haven't found the "perfect mirror and frame" yet. Still looking. This way I have an excuse to go junking. LOVE YOUR STRING QUILT TOO. it is looking good. :)

Lindah said...

That magnetic product sounds nifty! New to me. I'll have to look into it. I'm sorry to hear you are feeling bum! You are in my prayers.

Purple Pam said...

What a cutie is Max! I like your Scrappy Twist. I have been working on some of those blocks also. I am not nearly as far along as you are, though. Hope you are feeling up to par.

Bebesboutique said...

I really like your spice rack bottle cap craft.

I made one of the twist quilts. I made mine a raggy one. It was fun and easy and used alot of my scraps.

Katie said...

One of these days I have to try the Strip Twist. Yours is wonderful.

Tammy said...

Love the spice cabinet and MacBeth is so adorable I want to take him home. Your quilt, as always is beautiful. You are such a talented person!!