Thursday, November 7, 2019

Almost back from the dead

Hello boys and girls! 

I survived working my first market and festival!  It was an incredible experience that I shall never forget. I met Anna Maria Horner, for fabric hoarder’s sake! 

I am telling you, that just breathing the same air as Kathy Doughty, Giuce Giucy, Alison Glass, Tul a Pink, Pat Bravo... and many other incredible designers was both inspiring and refreshing! I was exhausted, but so incredibly charged! 

So now is back to reality and just looking at the pictures, brings a smile to my face. 

As I write to you, my head is about to fall on the floor, I have a bad ass sinus infection ( totally self diagnosed) that is killing me! 

But HEY!!! Look at the pictures


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Pinky promise

Hey boys and girls, 

I have to say that I got so happy, buuut soooooohappy with my participation at Sharon Holland’s blog tour that since then, I started a quilt, finished a front and made the back for the dear diary quilt. Sometimes, I was shaking, probably with excessive caffeine, or just adrenaline. I will let you decide.

I will come back with some pictures! Hopefully not sideways. 

Peace out.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Everlasting blog tour!

 As I write, I am shaking...

What an honor to be part of this amazing blog tour!!! Who Am I and Why I am here??

My name is Marisa Wilhelmi, I am 40 years old, married to a gentleman, mother of two crazy kids, living the "drama" of the suburban life. I am also member of the Houston Modern Quilt Guild and HMQG Industry Liaison apprentice.

I am relatively new to this incredibly supportive quilting world and this opportunity is just amazing. Thank you Sharon for trusting in my "talents"! You will always be my "quilty" fairy godmother.

So...Enough with the me, me, me

Once upon a time a lucky friend that tagged me on a giveaway post on Instagram and....


When the bundle arrived, I promised Sharon I was going to honor those beauties the best way I could, and I immediately started to draft my (very first) pattern. When I sent a little sneak peak of my work in progress, she invited me for this tour and so I am here today.
This is the picture I sent to Sharon Holland. (My gold ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory!)

 I am telling you, every single pattern is pretty and there are many ways that you can combine them to create something GORGEOUS! Just see for yourself Eleri Kerian's blog post from yesterday and WOW yourself.

Like I said, I did my own pattern, and since math is not too much a friend of mine, I stayed in HST and straight lines land. I sewed all my projects with Aurifil thread and I couldn't be happier with the results.

It turned out very simple, but I had a lot of fun!

All these prints are just so perfect for each other... And my gremlins kids want to snuggle with it all the time.
I am telling you...

In the very beginning of my quilting journey, I didn't really care for what the back looked like. OH HALT! What? Yep...Can you believe it? Thanks to the HMQG meetings, I realized that the back is a very important part of the quilt. (Just like heels and little toes are part of the feet, but some people insist in excluding them from sandals! Its summer people, I see YOUR feet) 

 I also learned that labels are, not only cool, but it protects your art. So....Again, it was a first for me. What a perfect way to start a tradition.

 Then of course, I needed to make something else and I decided that my dining room table needed some love and I made a reversible table walker ( not runner? no...It kinda stops 3/4 of the way)

Why yes I bought Gladiolas to include in the pictures. Don't you?

I used the book Walk by Jacquie Gering and also watched a lot of Cristina Camelli's videos on BluPrint to make this state of the art quilting. ( Is it bad that I chuckle from my own jokes?)

see the little red in the binding?

And finally boys and girls...this cutie...

I should have chosen a better background. This is a pillow, not my pet or Santa's beard

The precious needle book pattern is from Amy's blog, but since I have a lot of things AKA my thimbles from Colonial Needle  that I want to keep along my needles, I made a little pocket where I keep them. I will share more details on my IG. (You know....To keep you on your toes)

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd...That's it!

Tomorrow is Sharon McConnell's turn to show us her delightful creations.

You can always go back to Sharon Holland  to see ALL the beauties! Also don't forget to enter the fabulous giveaway sponsored by dritz sewing, Bloc_loc rulers and Fat Quarter Shop.

Bye Y'all


Friday, July 12, 2019

On the side

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Hello boys and girls,

It's obvious that I am not technologically advanced, just check the previous post to see my sewing room...from an artistic point of view. Just use your owl (or giraffe) neck and you can check it out!

Buuuuuuuuuut....on a side note (See what I did there?) I am here to post some exciting news that I have been keeping secret, but now I can share! On July 23rd I will be featured on Sharon Holland's blog tour! WHAT?

It was kinda "fell on my lap opportunity" that caught me by surprise, making me insecure/super proud/scared and excited, all at once.

So here I am, for the official presentation.

My name is Marisa Wilhelmi, I was born in Brazil and growing up with very little money to spare, my grandma and mom taught me to be creative with whatever was available and make the most of it.  Because of that I learned so many valuable skills that I use daily, being sewing is one of them. I couldn't be more grateful!!!

For many years I looked at quilts as being some kind of magical force of the universe that only manifested in fabrics, really...I would stare and don't understand how even to begin creating something like that. Good news, I came half way!!!! Some things I can visualize the process and get ideas on how it's made, but others, I just appreciate the work and know that I will need another life to accomplish.

From July 15th to July 30th chosen artists will showcase fabrics from the Art Gallery Everlasting Fabric Collection. Here is the info.

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Monday, July15 - MarijaVujcic 

Tuesday, July 16 - Carolina Moore

Wednesday, July 17 -  Dana Willard

Thusday, July 18 - Lisa Ruble

Friday, July 19 - Dritz sewing

Monday, July 22 - Eleri Kerian

Tuesday, July 23- Yours truly... ME!

Wednesday, July 24 - Sharon McConnell

Thursday, July 25 - Morgan M.

Friday, July 26 - Alexis Wright

Monday, July 29 -  Priscilla Geissler

Tuesday, July 30 - Maureen Cracknell

Wednesday, July 31 -Elina Temmes

I can't wait to see what the other artists make!!! Just take a peak long time and drool over the  Look book !

I will come back later with some sneak peaks, but, you can also check out My IG .

See you soon,


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Summer time...

So here are are, summer, your humidity bringing humility to my hair, energy to my kids and the heat from the 7th layer of hell, and hey, it’s only June. 
This is my second post, I would say the first official post, because the first, I was so frustrated trying to make this work, that I just threw some information there to test it out. I am not technologically educated. 

Enough with the babbles and let me show you ( although I SHOULD have taken pictures of the before) my newly organized room. Ta-da!!!!!!

I can’t contain the excitement, or place a bet on how many days it will last like this, pristine. 

Now back to sewing, I have got some amazing news that I will be sharing later! Stay tuned! 

All the best, 


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

And sew it begins...

And here we are, 2019 and school is almost over, ah! I can feel the 540.3 degrees weather approaching and the sound of : I am bored...coming from both of my kids mouths, while they fight calling eachothers names and driving me insane. Ohyes! I must sew! It’s a sanity thing! Do or die! I am a quilter, not a quitter!
For this inaugural post, I will share my favorite blocks from my Creativebug, Anna Maria Horner challenge ( that I am so behind, because my mind is everywhere, exploding with projects, AND I am preparing for a market AND I have a couple cool things goin’ on). Stay tuned!