Sunday, September 20, 2009

Trying it out

Can I do it? Can I actually start a blog this easily?Lets find out.
Here's my MuMu Bijoux quilt. My favourite! I made it after learning free-form paper doll piecing at a workshop. There are hidden sea creatures in the actual quilting...I put them there as a fun eye-spy game for my kids. The sea waves are quilted with a 9wt pearl cotton hand-dyed by Ellen Noble (purchased at APNQ several years ago). I wound the skein onto a bobbin, then used it through a size 90 topstitching needle.
The girls and their dresses were inspired by my late mother-in-law and her love of the muumuu. She would purchase fabric in Maui every time she visited, then return home and make herself a comfy muumuu to wear around the house. I like to think of it as a real-life reflection of what women look like on the beach - all colours, all sizes, all fabulous!


Mette said...

Hi Krista. So glad to see you in blogland. Welcome! I'm looking forward to follow your blog.

Dianne said...

Krista you did it! Hooray for you - such a lovely blog. I haven't really been a blog person to this point - it seems that one can get lost in blog land and forget to come up for food or other important events - but I think I am hooked!!!
Congratulations and Hugs,

Unknown said...

Wow Krista! It is so great to see you doing what you love! What beautiful things you have on your blog. I love the belts! And the Poppyprint name. :) Can't wait to see what else you are up to. Thanks! for sharing. xo

Joan said...

Hi Krista, Thanks for pointing me to your blog. I definitely will be checking in to see what you are up to.

Anonymous said...

Krista, your blog has your spirit... so nice, and full of sunshine... Bena

Anonymous said...

Dear Krista,
I thought I would post a comment to let you know that I am reading the blog. It is fun to see into your quilting life and hear about the quilting friends. I love the pictures.

I am looking forward to the insert on your Sister in law and how she inspires your work. Love Corrie.

Anonymous said...

PS Our mum would be so proud of you and your quilts. As you know she had that material shop in the hall cupboards. CB