Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Button Bandits

This is a little project that I made a while back and never showed, but now I am working on directions so I thought I would give you a peek. It is called Button Bandits. Did you know that crows love to find little objects and hide them away? Especially shiny objects. So Button Bandits seemed like the perfect name for this. Hopefully I will have a pattern all packaged up soon.


When I showed this quilt, Primrose Hill, last time I forgot to mention that my friend Mary Flynn from Quilt Hollow did the quilting for me. As usual, she did a fabulous job. The design is a beautiful overall pattern with flowers and swirls. It looks lovely. Mary always knows just what a quilt needs. It is a nice talent for a machine quilter to have, and one that I truly appreciate because I want my quilts to look their best. With Mary I never worry, and I have never been disappointed. Thanks Mary!


I was emailing with Libby today and we were talking about mis-matched things and how sometimes it is charming and sometimes it isn't. It made me think of my darling granddaughter, Becky. She doesn't want a set of anything. She loves everything mis-matched. She loves drinking out of canning jars, and no plates that match, etc. She cracks me up. The funny thing is that her kids match perfectly--she has twins! Ironic!
Here she is, the mother of twin boys. Sometimes when I look at their pictures I can't decide who is the cutest, Becky or the boys!


I am pretty sure that Micah is in the red and Grey in the gray. Don't quote me. They are 18 months old now, and wearing skinny jeans. Well what else? They are the coolest! Tho that is an ancient expression and I have no idea what the current term would be.

Later quilt buddies!



17 comments:

Karen said...

The crows and buttons is oh so cute. You have a knack of coming up with unique names for your quilts and so appropriate for the piece.

Carol said...

Love your crows! The twins aren't babies anymore...OMG how did that happen? They are so darn cute! Love the jeans! Oh they grow up so fast!

gisèle said...

J,aime beaucoup la mural, moi qui adore les oiseau.
Fantatique !!!
Bonne journée

Quilt Hollow said...

OMGosh! Sign me up for your new crow pattern! I love the name and style of that quilt! It's me! It is SEW me! You are a joy to quilt for..thanks for shout out.
Also...these are those sweet little babies??? They sprout fast!

Me and My Stitches said...

Button Bandits is another great quilt - you seem to have a never-ending supply of awesomeness! I always admire Mary's quilting and hope to have the privilege of having her quilt for me some day. Becky and the boys are all three adorable. Their skinny jeans crack me up. What a couple of cuties.

Lori said...

What a cute quilt and I love the name!!! it is very creative!
Your grandsons in skinny jeans?...what a hoot! So cute!

Janet said...

Your Button bandits is awesome! I love it! What a great name too :0) Those little boys are so very cute!

sewprimitive karen said...

omg Marcie the twins are cute enough to gobble right up. Oh, and your pattern is cute too :-).

Kindred Quilts said...

Cute Button Bandits and cute twin boys! Not everyone can pull off wearing skinny jeans and look so darn cool doing it!

Melanie said...

I Vote for mismatch--- but I agree... some people just 'pull it off'... some times... I think I just don't match. Love--no, adore the new patterns.

Friendship Crossing said...

I love the Button Bandits quilt~how cute! and so are those twins!!

Tanya

Loris said...

Love the crow pattern! Very sweet design. Can't wait :-)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Just when I didn't think those little boys could get any cuter... they go and do it! I adore your new patterns, Marcie, and you're right... Mary's quilting is just perfect!

Linda said...

Hurry Marcie and get this Button Bandits pattern out! Love it! Well at least "pin-it" for all to enjoy. Perfect for Fall.

onlymehere said...

You never know what socks my daughter will be waring as she never matches them! She's says that it's a waste of time and boring so she just puts on whatever she finds. She's a very unique girl like your Becky sounds to be. Love this new pattern. It looks so fall-festive (new word I made up, lol!).

Michelle said...

I love your Button Bandits quilt! Very cute! I also love the matchy-matchy twins...that story about your granddaughter loving everything being mismatched and getting look-alike twins made me laugh. too funny! :)

Angie said...

Marcie, your granddaughter and those twin boys are all three just cute as buttons. :) (And aside from twin little boys :D I agree with Becky---give me mismatched)