Thursday, January 8, 2009

Forgotten 2008 Projects

Remember this photo that I posted back in December? They are the three "cake layers" that I had picked up at my LQS for my birthday. What's wrong with this picture? There are only TWO cake layers in this shot.




Well, I already used up one of them when it was time for this photo op.

That missing cake layer is Portugal by April Cornell.




Back in November, I had an addiction to making some CW pincushions. Well, that addiction continued and some of Portugal became another pincushion....





.... then more of Portugal became a pillow....






.... and the rest of Portugal turned into a tablerunner...


All three things came from one Portugal cake layer.


uh.... we interrupted this program to announce that there has been an earthquake!! Yep, people... earthquake.... part of living in California. It's a long rumble and rolling motion. We just turned on the news and it's a 5.0 magnitude. We're OK here... everything are still running.... nothing is broken. Whew!!



OK... back to the projects.... I love making these Cathedral Windows. It's like origami... reminded me of my childhood when I spent many happy hours folding boxes, airplanes, cranes, frogs, and even attempted a giraffe... except, it looked more like a dog. lol


I like making CW so much that I took my projects down to my LQS, Quilter's Cocoon, and Pagen (owner) scheduled a couple classes for me to teach at the end of this month. I taught my friends and the kids how to sew and quilt but never in a group setting or in quilt shop either. I'm very excited to start on this new venture. Even more exciting and amazing is that those two classes are already filled, and Pagen has asked me to schedule two more! If it's not too much to ask, I hope those two new ones will get filled too. he he

I am soooo thrilled! Wish me luck on my new adventure. :-)


8 comments:

Trisha said...

I grew up in the Los Angeles area and I do not miss those earthquakes! Glad you are ok!

Very cool that you are going to start teaching. Your cathedral windows projects are stunning. I am sure you will do a great job! Best wishes on your new venture!

Vickie said...

wow Rhonda they are beautiful...what wonderful; art to be able to turn your hands at that well done
cheers Vickie

Susan said...

Oh! Your pillow is beautiful. Nice work! I definetly want to learn this patter! Nhut & I plan to take a vacation in March or April for two weeks to Calif. We will drive with our dog, Musket. Hope to spend some quality time with you. Can you show me how to make this CW quilt? I plan to bring my sewing machine. Let me know how much material and other things I need so I am prepared.

Love,
Susan

Mary said...

I like Cathedral Windows too and have plans to make a pincushion or two. I did a smallish wallhanging a few years ago all by hand and one day if I ever slow down some, I'd like to do another CW quilt.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The cathedral windows look just fantasic Rhonda...

gertie said...

Fantastic! I love my CW pin cushion- it is so beautifully made! Hope the class goes well and is the start of a whole new venture.

Lisa said...

Your CWs are beautiful! and I love the material! Thank you so much for posting your Love Is In The Air layer cake...it was so cute that I called FQ Shop Monday and ordered some yardage to make a Valentines throw...it is absolutely the cutest! Thanks Again!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'll just think of you as the CW maker from now on... Portugal never looked so good! Ha!! Best wishes on your new "career". What did the puppies do when the earth quaked? Glad you're all OK!