Thursday, February 28, 2013

Poodle art...

Mom found these while out shopping yesterday at Marshal's.  She didn't buy them but I think she really should have!  Aren't they just the coolest thing ever?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Old Reliable...

Bon Jour,
Sophie here...
Thought I would give you a quick view of what's up on the poodle design wall today...
See, Mom has a special event coming up for which she needs a special gift.  She said she didn't have time to make quilts but then I pulled out the good old, reliable, Eleanor Burns book.  "Oh, yeah" she said, "if we worked hard we might could get that done but I still feel there is not enough time..."
"Time, shmime!"  I barked.  "This poodle can whip out a "Quilt in a Day" in a few days for sure!"
So, here it is on the wall.  The rail blocks are sewn together but the blocks need to be joined.   Now that it is up on the wall in a His and Hers design (these are going to be 2 lap quilts), it will go together quickly!
 This is the left one up close, though you still cannot see the lovely southwestern and batik designs in the fabrics...
And here is the right one. 

So, while I am sewing away, Mom will still be shaking her head, saying "There's just not enough time."
Au revoir,

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

UFO work

See this quilt?  It has been on the shelf, minus the border, for at least 2 years.  I gave up waiting on Mom and added the borders and quilted it myself- not too difficult now that Mom has a computerized module on her machine.  It takes some getting use too but even a poodle can do it.  Now this lovely oriental medley awaits a binding, which, unfortunately, I have to wait for Mom to buy- poodles aren't allowed in the fabric store you know. 
Hope you have the best time stitching this week!
Au revoir,

Monday, February 18, 2013

poodle moments

Oliver, appreciating a good quilt after his mid-winter hair cut...
Tess, enjoying a good dog pile and contemplating her next project.
Oliver, Tess and Sophie, enjoying their time at the park but not happy that Mom has tied them up instead of walking them at the moment.

Monday, February 11, 2013

A mini quilt that Sophie has sent off...

Here is a lovely little bow-tie doll quilt that I, Sophie,  created for one of Mom's doll quilt swap partners. It is made using a Schnibbles pattern but then I added my own pieced border.  I am afraid Mom is so far behind that I had to jump in and help her.  This went to her January partner and I will have to finish up the similar one she started for her December partner or it will never get done.  Maybe, after my trip to the spa is complete, I will get the binding sewn on today, then possible stitch it down by paw while watching TV tonight. 

Meet the Poodles

This is the story of three poodles with a passion for quilting and unlimited access to Mom's fabric stash.

All 3 poodles are out at the spa today so pictures will have to be added at a later date...

Sophie is a "middle aged" poodle with an appreciation of following the rules, creating sophisticated pieces of traditional quilting art.  She believes she is the only poodle in the house that knows how to quilt and feels rather superior to her fuzzy siblings because of it. 

Tess is a happy-go-lucky, free spirit poodle with an exceptionally strong attachment to the quilting momma.  She has an eternal girlish figure, is a natural strawberry blond, and is a most faithful friend & companion. Tess doesn't have the time or the self constraint to stick to a quilt pattern.  All of her fabric creations are free spirited and spontaneous, just like her.  She only measures and squares up when she ABSOLUTELY HAS TO!  She tries to keep her projects a secret from Sophie, just because she wouldn't want Sophie to be upset and she can't be bothered trying to appease Sophie's temper. 

Oliver is an eternally happy little guy, especially if there is plenty of food and unlimited access to Mom's bed.  All of Oliver's quilting adventures involve FOOD!  If it's not food printed fabric, or a table runner, place mat, or table cloth, what is the point?  However, he does appreciate a good doggy blanket- quilt or not- since Mom won't allow him under her covers.