As Seen on TV – The Downton Abbey Quilts

Lady MaryI love Downton Abbey.  I make no secret of it and I adore the characters, both Upstairs and Down.  I was making sketches of the characters in my notebook and on the iPad using the Paper App, when I started posting them to Facebook to my friends.
Dowager Countess
Not soon after, my friend Pokey asked me if I wanted to be part of the PBS series Quilting Arts.
Lady EdithUm, YES!
Lady SybilSo here are the Upstairs Ladies of Downton, made for my segment on Quilting Arts.  How about you?  Are you a Downton fan?

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Treat Yo Self

I love, love, love the blog called Happy Zombie, who is also known as Monica Solorio-Snow, a quilter and fabric designer extraordinaire.   When she posted this blog post (CLICK HERE TO READ THE AWESOMENESS) it spoke to me in such a way that I could not resist.  I’m also a fan of Parks And Recreation, a really funny TV show, and I also happen to love Aziz Ansari as a comedian.  But the idea of “treating yourself” could not have come to me, via Monica, at a better time.

You see, over in the comic book world, my two projects are both launching at the same time.  It’s incredibly busy.  I’m pulling late nights and early mornings.  It’s hard work.  But it’s also very rewarding.  

But what HAVEN’T I got to do lately?  Treat my (yo?) self.  To sewing.  So I sat in my studio one crazy busy weekend afternoon and made this. 
Thanks for the inspiration Monica!

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Weekly quilts – The X-Men!

I love the X-Men.  I have collected comics since I was 10.  I now work in the comic book industry.  So why has it taken me so long to make these?  I don’t know!

Nightcrawler, the mutant who can teleport!

Kitty Pryde, my all time favorite, the girl who can walk through walls!

Wolverine and Storm are still on the worktable.

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MOAR MEMES – Keyboard Cat

So yes, the Internet was made for cats and cat memes… and the Keyboard Cat phenomenon from a couple of years ago was a favorite of mine.  

Play him off, Keyboard cat!!!

I am likely going to add one of those greeting card recording devices to play the song along with this piece.  I’m having a blast with these quilts…

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Weekly Quilt – Meme Cats

Oh, the internet…  I love this cat video.  It’s silly and annoying after about 3 minutes.  But it’s soooo darn catchy!

That MUST be why I had to make my own, right?  This month’s weekly quilt theme is “Meme Cats”.  More next week!

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