Monday, August 18, 2014

Finished!

Look what's finished! 
My scrap buster quilt using Little Miss Shabby's tutorial. 

This has been a fun long term project. I've need doing a few blocks here and there, whenever I had enough tiny scraps to make a block. I haven't touched this quilt in over a year and a half. 


I decided to get a finish under my belt. I joined with the purge along at Stitched in Color and happily cut up nearly every piece of scrap that I had and finished this baby up. I really like it. I seems heavier than other quilts. I'm not sure if it's because there's so many little pieces and the seams add weight or what. I do know that I love it. 
Thanks for the inspiration to finish this quilt Rachel!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

I made a shirt!

I did some selfish sewing this week. 
And I made myself a new shirt!
I didn't have a pattern. I used a shirt I already had and made a rough pattern. 
This is the first time I've ever sewn clothes for myself. 
And look! It even has some gathers around the neck.
I definitely plan on making a few more of these. I'm so proud of myself! :)


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cassidy's Quilt

Remember when I told you that I made a quilt for all three of my nieces before I left for England...over a year ago?

Well, here's the last one. I've shared Brooke's and Taylor's, and finally here is Cassidy's.


This quilt is made using a Drunkard's Path pattern.  I really enjoyed making it for Cass.
She said she wanted colors that weren't too girly.  And I thought these fit the bill perfectly.


For the quilting, I just followed the seams around.  I like how it accentuates the pattern.  And I also like how every time  I look at this quilt I see a different pattern emerge.


So here they are all together. The three quilts for the three sisters. As different as they are from each other, but all so beautiful!


Linking up to Quiltstory and Finish it Up Friday.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Baby Quilt

Prepare yourself...I have some horrible pictures of a really cute quilt.


It's such a shame, too! Because this quilt is so sweet! I made it last year with my son's teacher. It's made of her daughter's baby clothes.





 Look at the little ruffles from the bottom of a onesie! Oh, I could just eat this up.  I only wish I had better pictures. 

I quilted it with swirls and hearts to go with the really girly feel of the quilt. 

The mom LOVED it and was so happy.

Most squares are 4" and then there's little 2x2" squares that I put together to make them 4". 


I used an old crib sheet to fill in some empty squares and then for the binding. 


I just love this quilt and am so glad I could help a great teacher make it!

Linking up with QuiltStory and CrazyMomQuilts.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Finished Swoon

This is a quilt top that I made soooo long ago. Just before the Swoon craze took off. Then it sat forever! I finally finished it a year ago...and now I'm finally showing it to you!
There's really no explanation needed for this quilt.  It's been done time and time again.  I've used blues and greens and white Kona for the background.  Swirly quilting.  This quilt is big!

I intended to use it for my bed, but my husband is not a big fan.  BUT during the colder winter nights, he surely wasn't complaining! He's noticed that I've managed to get it on the bed when I can.  ;)




I'll be linking up to Quilt Tuesday and Finish it Up Friday!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Taylor's Quilt

Before I moved away in June, I wanted to make all of my nieces a quilt. 














I made my nephew one for his birthday in December.  A camo bento block quilt.

Next on the list was Taylor.  She likes bright colors.  She like loud and happy.

I settled on the Kaleidoscope Quilt and followed the quilt along from Don't Call Me Betsy.

It was easy to put together and came together quickly.

For the quilting followed the lines of the design, but slightly bent, to add more interest.

She really liked it and it seemed to fit her personality, from when she was little even to now, the beautiful 14 year old she is.






Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Quilt in a Day

My meetings were cancelled yesterday...so I made this!


Cut, pieced, basted, quilted, bound...all in one day.

That would have been impossible just a year ago.  But things get easier and faster as you go along, don't they?

It's made using all my scraps from burp cloths that I've made over the years.  It's all cozy snuggle flannel and soft green minky.  It really is so soft and sweet. 

It's my first time doing straight line quilting like this.  And I think I can do it because of the magic of 505 basting spray.  If I can do it on this type of fabric, I think I can do it on any!


I've listed it for sale in my etsy shop HERE.  Wish me luck in selling it!