Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Melted Crayon Workshop with Terrie Kygar

Wowee!  Did we have a great time at our class on Saturday :o)  Our guild, Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild, had Terrie over and she put on a class for us with crayons, irons and pressing sheets.
So. Much. Fun.
Have to say it didn't really seem like my kind of thing since I am pretty harsh on criticizing my own coloring skills, but dang - it was fun and turned out really cool!  So, so, so glad I did it!
Terrie and her daughter Kristy came over from Dallas and brought all kinds of fun stuff with them.  She taught the techniques out of her book, Creative Quilts From Your Crayon Box.  I would totally recommend buying the book, the techniques are really clear and the projects turn out totally adoreable.  Click here, here and here for sites that sell the book.
We all arrived and set up our stations.  We needed an iron, pressing pad, applique pressing sheet, paper towels, crayons (Crayola of course!), colored pencils (we used Lyra), pigma pens and muslin (she recommended Southern Belle Muslin) backed with fusible web (recommends Steam-A-Seam Sticky Back).
We started off with the pear, then moved on to a leaf, trumpet flower, humming bird and a flower with separate petals.  Check out Martha's Blog, Quilt To The Edge, for great step by step photos of Terrie doing her thing.
The rest of this is going to be nothing but photos - I took a lot of us as we worked.
Arline setting up
Ginger and Cindy setting their stations up
Arline's pear
Ginger and Cindy working on their pears
Linda's pear
My finished pear
Ginger's finished pear
Class's finished pears
Cindy's leaf
Peggy's leaf
Arline's leaf
Jo Ann's leaf
Martha's Leaf
Class's finished leaves
Blank trumpet flower and my color selection
My trumpet flower with the light color
My trumpet flower with the medium color
My trumpet flower with the dark and contrast colors
My trumpet flower with green leaves
My finished trumpet flower
Ginger's trumpet flower
Linda's trumpet flower
Arline's trumpet flower
Peggy's trumpet flower
Jo Ann's trumpet flower
Martha's trumpet flower
Class's finished trumpet flowers
Jo Ann's hummingbird
Arline's hummingbird
Ginger's hummingbird
Jo Ann's hummingbird
Peggy's hummingbird
My finished hummingbird - of course it has to be different!
Some finished hummingbirds
Ginger's petal flower
Jean's petal flower
My finished pieces
Here is a video where Terrie demonstrates the melt-n-blend technique
Hope you liked the smorgasboard of photos - I know that we all had a FANTASTIC TIME!
woof woof meow

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Wicked Day!

Hello everyone!  Welcome to AnnieOak Designs' day on the Wicked Blog Hop - I am very excited to share what I put together for you.
First, I want to say Thank You to Madam Samm and Wicked Wendy for organizing and hosting this Wicked Blog Hop.  Click here for the whole schedule - all 8 days worth of some wickedness that is scary great! 
I am sharing this Frightful Friday with the following bloggers. 
AnnieOak Designs  <---That's MEEEEEEEEEE!
Make sure you visit all their freaky-cool sites and leave some bloggy love!
When Madam Samm and Wendy announced this blog I jumped at it.  Thinking I would do some creepy-crawlies and bats on a wall hanging, I set out looking for some ideas and patterns.  But...my mind kept going back to a play I had heard about.  You guessed it, "Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz".  Now, I had and still have, only HEARD about it.  Never seen it, never read the book, never even checked it out on the web.
While looking for my creepies and crawlies, I came across this book from That Patchwork Place, Spellbinding Quilts: Wizards, Witches and Magical Characters to Paper Piece.  Uh, can you saw right up my alley????  So, I bought the e-version and flipped through the patterns for some inspiration.  There were a couple of neat little configurations, but nothing really jumped out at me.
Back to the Wicked Musical image searches.  And BAM!  There was a great selection of photos of the background and this dragon. 
And there was this photo of the two witches.
I had the inspiration and the ideas, so off I went to my graph paper and after drafting a quick sketch of what I "wanted" to do, I headed off to Fabric Depot.  Remember the post where I gave you a sneaky-peaky of the Boo-ty I got there?
Here is what I came up with for the dragon.
And Glinda, the Good Witch of the South.
And Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.
They all went together for a quick quilty snap-shot of the stage and the Wicked name.
I did FMQ on the entire thing and had a blast doing it.  There is echoing,
 some regular meandering and some angular meandering
and scales on the dragon.
The back looks just as cool as the front, don't you think?
Now, what is a blog hop without a giveaway right?  I am going to be giving away 6 fat quarters of orange and black fabrics to one lucky winner to help celebrate the end of the Wicked Blog Hop and Halloween (oh and the fact that the Beavers are 6-0 right now!).
All you have to do is:
1.  Leave a comment on your favorite Oz character (Wicked or Wizard of Oz).
2.  For a second entry, be a follower and let me know!
Please, please, please: No-Reply Bloggers make me sad, sad, sad.  I love all of your comments and when I can't reply back (or send a great giveaway gifty), I get sad.  Booh.  So, leave your email if you are a No-Reply Blogger and actually want a shot at the giveaway.  I'll ship anywhere - all my followers rock!  I'll pick a winner 1 November.
So, remember to visit all the other Frightful Friday bloggers and leave bloggy-love.  And make sure you come back on Nov 1 to see if you won the giveaway!!!
woof woof meow

Monday, October 22, 2012

100 Followers Giveaway WINNER

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying the Wicked Blog Hop that started today; Mdm Samm and Wendy have done a great job getting this off to a fearsome start!
My 100 Followers Giveaway ended last night at midnight and I have a winner randomly picked for you!
The random number for the 100 Followers Giveaway was #5:
I'm already one of your happy followers...congrats on reaching 100+!!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!
Congratulations Terry!  I’ll be sending the package out to you as soon as I get your mailing info, I’ve sent an email to you :o)
Thank you all, again, for being such great followers!  I’ll see some of you around the Wicked Blog Hop and hopefully you’ll all visit and enter the giveaway on my Wicked day, October 26!
woof woof meow

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Spooky sneak peak!

My MIL and I went up to Fabric Depot this weekend to take advantage of their monthly 35%-off-all-fabric sale and I picked up the fabrics for my Wicked Blog Hop project(s).  Here's a little peak of the BOO-ty!
Can't wait to show the finished projects!  My day is October 26!  Be sure to check in with my and all the other blogging fiends during the hop - I know there will be at least one freaky-cool giveaway from Annie and Oakleigh :o)