Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Gargoyles Again

Okay, I should be working on the tutorial for making wonky jars and bottles. I've at least gotten some made.

This is for the new Quilt Together House, Home, or Pantry. Thank you for your response, I love that so many of you have already joined up to play with me. There's still space, just send me an email if you want to participate. I've sent out all the invitations for everyone who's already asked so if you haven't heard back from me, uh oh, please email me again.

I spent yesterday with with some dear friends who were in town for just a short while. We climbed to the top of Notre Dame Cathedral and now I'm paying for it. Ow. I do love the gargoyles that live up there.


The weather was lousy most of the day and this break in the clouds was most welcome.
We also hit Montmartre for the Sacre Couer and Croque Monseiur sandwiches, the Louvre for the ever small Mona Lisa and a quick walkthrough of history, Angelina's for hot chocolate (I was even good and just had iced coffee - that hurt!), a walk down the Champs Elysees and a ride on a Bateau Mouche on the Seine. Whew, that was all tiring but wonderful.

I've got some links for you.

First, some funglies: Here are Cheri's and Brenda's.

True Blue Nancy is working on a wonderful HOPEful quilt. I love how it's got both Lazy Gal and Gwen Marston inspiration.

Speaking of HOPE, I hope you've been checking out the wonderful Priority Hope Challenge quilts folks are generously making for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. Still plenty of time for you to participate too if you're interested.

This is a hoot. What happens when Jack O'Lanterns drink too much beer?

24 comments:

Nancy said...

I love your wonky bottles and jars that really gets my imagination going. Thanks for mentioning my hope quilt. I have to do the binding. I want to give it to my friend before she goes to the hospital for her remaining treatments.

Quilt Pixie said...

great gargolyes! I have a shot of them on Notre Dame in the fog so the background is all grey, for my desktop...

Kelli Simone said...

I love your take on the witches pantry. Can't wait to see how it turns out. ~ksp

Dan S said...

Those pumpkins are hilarious. Reminds me of your Picasso pumpkins from way back when.

mamaspark said...

Can you say wonky free pieced gargoyles???

jovaliquilts said...

The jack-o-lanterns are a hoot! Had to share that with some friends.

I love the backgrounds for your jars. I noticed on your Hope quilt, too, that you were using multiple shades for both letters and backgrounds. What a great look!

Fran said...

As always, your work inspires me. You are so creative, those jars are adorable. As for the Gargoyles...well let's face they're not the handsomest guys on the block, but Oh1 so interesting.
Remember that old song? "How ya going to keep em down on the farm, after they've seen Paree!" You won't ever want to leave if you continue to have such days.

As for the Jack-o-Lantern picture I had to send it on to my kids. Your right it was a hoot.

~~Fran...:c)

Sharon said...

Your wonky jars/bottles are great! (of course!)
Sorry your knees are hurting. Sounds like you were kinda tough on them! I passed up the climb up Notre Dame and stayed on the ground with the GDs, while DH, DS and DIL did the climb. But what a view! Love the gargoyles. DH has quite a collection of miniature ones.
Thanks for the links. I'm really enjoying everyone's fungly quilts. They're so fun!

upstateLisa said...

Love the gargoyle photos!

jacquie said...

oh my...those pumpkins are a hoot! lovin your bottles...i'm thinking maybe they might make some cool vases with flowers...ideas are flowing!

jude said...

hey tonya, the jars are great! i have been a bit busy but i hope to get some hope going real soon!

Clare said...

Love those pumpkins!

Hope the knee's aren't playing up too much after all that walking. I think you're going to have to give people guide books with everything marked and tell them they've just got to get on with it.

Great jars and bottles.

Julie said...

Thanks for the great gargoyle photos. I love them.

Mary Lou Weidman said...

I love the combination of bottles and jars and containers for fun...just wonderful! And gargoyles...which I want on the outside of my house...they are fabulous...so beautiful and not scary...just beautiful and mysterious. Love your blog and the happy things in it.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

I gotta get going on my med bottles, and houses... Just gathered some info for my design... Love the Sacre Couer... great view. B did some dancing with a bunch of drummers up there one day, competing against each other for some tv show... just by luck... was great fun, people were totally into it...
What a great tour guide you are!

paula, the quilter said...

I love it when you go on your Monster Walks. And you take such great photos of them!

andsewitis Holly said...

Happy birthday, tonya! I know you have a birthday sometime around here I just fail to remember the exact day :) So happy, happy birthday to YOU! I love your wonky jars.

Tanya said...

Ding dang it all! I've got so many other half finished projects! (I'm still quilting the Love quilt from last year!!!) I wish I was doing jars and bottles now! Let me catch my breath...

nannergirl said...

It must be incredible to live in such an interesting place. I take my guests down to the beach or up to the mountain, but we don't have the kind of history that you're enjoying in Paris...I'm so jealous :)

Cher said...

lucky friends to have you as a guide-fabulous photos as always.
fun jars! ouch on the knees.

kcamou said...

The bottles and jars are wonderful!
Great gargoyles too. Thanks for sharing the feeling of Halloween.

Lyl said...

I've enjoyed your blog for a while, but I have to de-lurk to say thank you for pointing me in the direction of Gwen Marston's new book. I've had a go at making something very solid and wonky and odd and it's fantastic fun - and certainly something I would never have found on my own!

Rhondi said...

Hi
I like your wonky jars blocks. They look fun to do! Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Rhondi

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