Sunday, January 24, 2010

10 Best Posts Today Award

I felt bad for not choosing any bloggers for the Lemonade award. Too much pressure to choose the best blogs for anything.

But I decided to share with you some posts and sites that I have seen today. My award; my rules. I am behind on blog reading, so these may not be the most recent post the blogger has posted. Also you might notice that most of these awards have a tendency to be in alphabetical order. Well, that is because I read my blogs in alphabetical order. Sorry if your blog is in the wrong part of the alphabet to get a chance to win an award today. If people like this post, I might do it again another time, and maybe next time, you stand a chance of winning.

Laura Peterson made a quilt called The Quilt Show that was on the Road to California show. You must see this quilt. Click on the link to get to the site. Yes that's a quilt, not a photograph of a quilt show. Be sure to click on the links on the page to get the details on the individual quilts. The little quilts are amazing of themselves, and when put into the show. Wow. That was one idea I had seen before - making a quilt with lots of little quilts. I vaguely remember seeing this concept a long time ago. She did it, and she did a fabulous job.

Thank you to Paulette for showing me this quilt. Also check out the wool crazy quilt she found. Beautiful.

Syko made these beautiful applique quilts. I love her style of applique. Love the freedom. The applique stitches add a lot to the pattern, instead of simply being something to attach the fabric to the background.

Jackie at Tallgrass Prairie Studio makes modern and liberated quilts. She is very inspiring, and she teaches me that you don't have to make a quilt with a million pieces for it to be beautiful.

Tanya lives in Japan, and has helped me tremendously with my Japanophile daughter. She posts daily, and I read her blog daily. since I didn't have any unread posts from her, I almost missed adding her to this list. I've learned a lot about Japan, and consider her to be my friend.

Teri at Teri's Painted Daisies is a quilter, but mostly she paints everyday. One of her posts a while ago, had collage postcards made with words found in newspapers and magazines that were ready to be thrown away or recycled. I used that idea to make my ATCs. I love using words, but then wonder if I'm choosing the right word to feature. This idea made it easy, I was limited by the words that were available to me in the catalog I was using, and I just used the ones that were the right size and had a pretty font. I will be doing more of this in the future.

Vicki from What a Load a Scrap has been showing some pretty quilts. I really like the blue and white one here and the string quilt.

Megan at Will Work for Fabric has been making a patriotic quilt that is a combination of patchwork and applique. It's a nice masculine quilt. Love the horses.

Cheryl Goss at Willowberry Designs is hosting another free beautiful BOM, Under the Sea. I downloaded her designs last year, and still want to make them someday.

Wishes, True and Kind
has posted some pretty quilts in her last few blog posts. I really like the value quilt. It's on my very long to-do list.

Okay, I've named 10 sites, and need to stop and work on my doll quilt and cleaning.


wishes, true and kind said...

Thanks, Shasta! I'm honored! And I will check out your favorite quilts and posts. I have a looooooooong to do list, too. I usually refer to it as the "someday" list. So much inspiration all around!


Allie said...

What a neat idea! I like it! Off to check out your links now, thanks!

Darlene said...

I'll have to take a few minutes to check out everyone you've listed. Looks like a fun list. :-)

kanishk said...

What a lovely day with the quilt show and then the walk. Gorgeous picture!

Work from home India

Tanya said...

Thank you Shasta! I consider you a friend too! I'm not being very artistic yet this year... sometimes I wonder if I can call myself a quilter! I really didn't plan to be a Japanese blogger!

It has been fun checking out your links!