May 12, 2011

BPM May Guest Projects

This month I had the honor of working with the fantastically creative team of Back Porch Memories as guest designer and creating with their lovely coordinated Medley kit of Cosmo, Girl's Paperie and Lily Bee goodness! The DT gallery went on Tuesday but I thought I'd share my pages with you here as well.

First up is my favorite of the bunch even though it didn't turn out exactly as it looked in my head. I used the monthly sketch that you can find in the newsletter and turned the squares into a pinwheel sampler quilt. It ended up looking too flat but the pic of our dog and pig is still too cute! (The pig, btw, is now 4x bigger than he was is this pic.)

Did a little layering with the title and used some Twinery twine on the border. Haven't been able to make a layout lately without it!

And a close-up of the blocks. One day I'll make a quilt like this out of actual fabric.

Next up is a page with my sister's grandparents as a young couple. They have been married since she was a teenager and often drive one another crazy (after 50+ years how could you not!) but their long commitment to one another is a true testament of lasting love.

LOVE this shade of mustardy yellow!

I used the metal bird in the photo below to trace and stitch the birds here. You can see a more detailed tutorial in the May newsletter, which should be available on Sunday the 15th.

And one more close-up of the handmade crepe border you'll find in the kit.

Am finally kinda getting the hang of the 2 pager. All that space to fill does make me a little uncomfortable but less so than before. This page is about one of our favorite boredom busters - riding bikes on the bike trail.

Plus 2 more close-ups.

My final project is a little closeline frame meant to hold the girl's prettiest hair clips. I printed some clipart images out and traced them onto the patterned paper, then embellished.

The frame behind is one I picked up at a thrift store years ago and never could quite work into our decor. I contemplated putting paper in front of the painting but decided the subject (a lady in front of a French cafe) looked right as a background to the closeline.

And that's all of em. So far at least. :)

There is also something fun going on this weekend at Back Porch Memories...

Back Porch Memories is hosting an online crop!

Our grand prize? A six month autoship subscription to Back Porch Memories Kit Club!
When: The Main Crop Weekend is Friday, May 13 at noon EST through Sunday, May 15 at 6 p.m. EST.

During our main crop weekend, we'll have classes, challenges, games and plenty of prizes! Each challenge, game and class has its own prize.

Extra Week: Some of our challenges and classes will then have extended due dates through Midnight EST on May 21st. So if you're not able to be around during the main crop weekend, you still have a chance to play (and win!)

Where: All crop activities will be taking place on our message board, in our "Virtual Crop" forum. You can find our message board here:

We hope you'll join us!


Amanda Johnson said...

This are all awesome!!!

jamie long said...

I loved every single thing sabrina, but the quilt pattern was my fave.

Sam Wright said...

Awesome LOs looks like you have been busy :-)