Sunday, April 24, 2011

Rainy Dayz Project, Planting Trees, & Sand Art

It has been a rainy week so I decided to try out the pattern that my sister, Jenny designed for Studios magazine.

I used this sewing mat project to practice my free motion quilting. 

Make sure you get a good close-up look at the button I found.  I couldn't believe that the feathers on the button and the colors were a perfect match.  I didn't plan it that way.

I did sew Velcro at the top of the pockets on the inside so I would not lose any sewing notions while going to a class.  This pattern was really fun to put together and a practical tool when space is at a premium in a sewing class room.  I'm also planning on using it in my sewing studio.

It has been too wet to plant the fields.  Dean had to plant something so he planted trees!

This time of year Dean is getting the farm machinery ready for spring planting.  Hopefully, we will have some dry warm weather so we can get our field planting started.

It's been cold here, but the spring flowers are blooming.  My mind tells me its spring, but my body says it still cold outside.

I was going to post more in the International Quilt Show, but decided to share a very special artist from my corner of the world.  His name is Roger Powell.  He does a sand sculpture during the Easter season.  His work is really a true work of art.

 Hope you all have a safe and Happy Easter!

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne


Needled Mom said...

The free motion quilting is really beautiful and I love the button.

My relatives in Iowa haven't been able to get in the wet fields to plant yet either. Ugh!! Hope dryer weather is in store for all of you.

That sand sculpture is amazing!

Gra said...

Kay, your free motion quilting is amazing!!!!! I love it!!! Love the button too!!!
It is so nice to see the flowers blooming in spring even if it is still cold for the body. It changes everything, it sets our mind on a "positive" attitude, don´t you think? How nice of your husband to be planting trees....even if it was cold outside.
I hope you had a nice Easter!

Sandra said...

The pebbles really compliment the free motion feathers on your sewing mat. Beautiful!

P. said...

Your quilting blows me away, Kay Lynne!! I'd love to be able to watch you make those feathers. Ever think of uploading a video? (Hint, hint) :)

The4Rs said...

What a great idea, and so "green" and thrifty! Would you please post a link on my Linky Giveaway party?

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

I just love your mat it makes me very proud:) Your free motion quilting is stunning to me. Hope all is good for you these days:)