Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A year has come and gone.

It's been a year since my last post. I can't say I'm back on posting all the time, but I do have some things to share. And they'll probably always be posted from my phone because I just don't have time for the computer these days. Sorry if it's bad quality! 

I received a wonderful email from a blog friend. She asked if I was still around since she hasn't seen anything for a long time. That was such a surprise and so sweet. So, here I am!

So I've been doing a lot of paper piecing lately because I've been sitting in doctors offices a lot lately. Things are finally seeming to come under control but then it's almost winter and there's nothing better than sitting on the couch with the kids and sewing. 

This is the quilt I've been working on lately. I'm currently hand quilting it. It's not so bad actually. But I may be having some pain in my wrist from it. Or the pain could be from the new meds I'm on. Either way I'm persevering, however taking it a bit slower. 

The back is all purple. It just seemed to fit with the front. I'm still looking for the right binding. 

I'll be back soon(er) than last time. Hope you've all been well. :)

Sarah xx

Monday, August 18, 2014


Look what's finished! 

My scrap buster quilt using Little Miss Shabby's tutorial

This has been a fun long term project. I've been 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. 

Look at his little head peaking over.  :)

Thanks for the inspiration to finish this quilt Rachel!

Linking up with CrazyMomQuilts and QuiltStory, and SewCanShe because they're cool.

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.