Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Krazy Rush

First a shout out to Carol for cheering us on. Thanks sew much! As always a big Thanks to Madame Samm for all that she does to bring us all together. I did this backwards this is my second project. (tell you why in a minute)  I really had to RUSH to get this second one done. (because of my mistake)  I got the pattern from Sew it Today magazine. 

   I am sew happy with the way it turned out. 

(now for my embarrassing confession)
 The next project I actually started first.  Apparently I can't read.  I didn't understand "only" red, black, white, grey. Since I spent a lot of time on this I decided to share anyway. It has other colors in it but I also used some rush hour fabric.  So, imagine you are in the car with this woman.  You are on the way to work and there is bumper to bumper traffic.  What is she doing?  

Using the rear view mirror to put on her mascara.  Yes, I have seen that too many times.  Notice the old man in her rearview mirror is not very pleased with her either “well la de freakin da”

 ha ha that still makes me laugh.  The semi truck in front is Rushing to deliver Rush Hour fabric to all J
Don't forget to check out all the other Rush Hour posts today!
Tuesday, September 30
Kwilt Krazy That's Me ;)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

Hi, this is my first “Around the World Blog Hop” I would like to introduce myself and also share some links to some very inspirational quilters. My name is Wendy Kruskie I live in North Carolina.  I am married to a wonderful guy that continues to support me and encourage me in this wonderful world of quilting. I have been quilting for about 2 years and I am constantly learning new things. I was invited to join the Hop by Jennifer Schifano Thomas @ CurlicueCreations. One of her most recent quilt designs is Cosmic Blast, see below.

 Isn't it out of this world?  The pattern is in the Fall 2014 issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. You have to check out her blog she has so much to share. Her designs have been in too many magazines to count.Thanks for inviting me Jennifer!

 Now to answer the Hop questions:

 1. What am I working on? I am working on a lot of different things. I am in a "Rush" to finish a wall hanging for the “Rush Hour” blog hop. Here is a little sneak peak.

 Here is some progress on “Frog Days of Summer”

 Laying it out
Checking out the bottom blocks with the applique

Fused but not yet sewn.
and here is where I am now.  
 I am almost done but had to put it on hold for the upcoming Rush Hour hop. I am also going to be in the “Black Cat Crossing” Hop. I have started the design but not cut or sewn anything yet. I have a couple of charity quilts I am working on and a new Christmas wreath quilt I will be starting at my quilt bee tonight.

 2. How does my work differ from others? I would say it is all over the place. I never know what I will be doing next. I like to try too many different things at once. Something that pops in my head is how I start to draw and doodle to get my concept going. My granddaughters visited recently and were having a great time learning to fish. They actually “liked” the worms that they were fishing with and wanted to keep them as pets. So I came up with a worm block. I don’t think I have ever seen one before LOL. This is the block that I designed.

 The pattern is on Craftsy.

3. Why do I write/create what I do? It is nice to get feedback from people that enjoy the same hobby. Sometimes it is hard to find people that can appreciate the time and effort we put into our creations. The internet has become a great place to share and find inspiration from so many other people all over the world.

4. How does my writing/creating process work? I am not really sure. I am pretty new at this. I have been quilting for a couple of years. I am just now learning EQ7 and having a blast with the software. As stated before some crazy idea pops in my head. I make a quick doodle and then go play in EQ7. Here is a doodle.  Which is my rush hour project. What a bad doodle.  LOL...I know some people have wonderful elaborate drawings.  Mine are just drawn in under a minute hee hee.  It works!

  I still have a lot to learn and I look forward to seeing new creations from each of you every day. So now for a short introduction to another inspiration in my life, you may have seen her site. If not check it out. Bea @ Beaquilter  Her designs have also been in several magazines. Her most recent quilt design is in the July/August 2014 issue of McCall’s Quilting.

She has an EQ7 teaching tutorial every Tuesday. Bea should be posting to Around the World Blog Hop post up next Monday September 22nd. Check it out! Until next time have a Kwilt Krazy day!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Buzy as a quilting bee….

Wow, look at my sewing room.  I shouldn’t show you this but this is how I work LOL.

  It is a Krazy mess but once I am done with my Rush Hour project I will clean it up and then start a new mess.  I start out putting everything into neat little piles and putting things back where they belong and then….heck I don’t know I just start flinging everything around hee hee.  I guess I got that idea from Eleanor Burns ;) but on a much worse level.  Anyway here is a little peak of what I have been working on.
I have had too much fun with EQ7 and that is only the appliqué part.  I can’t wait to play with all the other parts of the software including “stitch”  I got the baby lock a year ago and have been too busy to use the embroidery part of the machine.  Then again I got the EQ7 software a year ago and just started playing around with it.  In my previous posts there are links to the blocks that I designed.  An-tony and Wormey, I have two more already designed I just need to sew them and then they will be uploaded to Craftsy too.  Sunny Day and Jack Bee Quick.  Don’t forget to check out the Rush Hour blog hop starting September 23rd. See you then.  Until next time, have a Kwilt Krazy Day!!