Friday, July 25, 2014

Flirt

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I’m usually not drawn to girly fabrics…but I JUMPED at the chance to sew with these when I saw them at Quilt Market.

  The line is Flirt by Dear Stella and the colors are perfect.

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I love that these fabrics work equally well for a baby or a teenager.  So you can make a baby quilt that they won’t outgrow it in a year!

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With that stack up there I made a baby quilt using my Playful pattern.  The different pinks work so well together.

Playful in Flirt, Cluck Cluck Sew

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I quilted it with diagonal straight lines, and machine bound it using this method.  After a quick wash and dry it’s ready to deliver to a new baby girl!

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Flirt is in stores now.  These photos don’t do this fabric justice!

You can find Flirt at these shops:  Pink Chalk Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fabric and Quilts

Cotton and Steel

I’ve seen these fabric posts popping up on blogs and instagram this week…it’s the obligatory Cotton + Steel post!  :) 

I couldn’t help but buy a big stack myself…mostly the basics but with a few prints sprinkled in.  My favorite is this States print:

State Print Cotton and Steel

I need an RV so I can make a cute States quilt to go in my RV.  I’m sure my husband will agree.  ;)  You can buy Cotton + Steel fabrics from these shops:  Pink Chalk Fabrics, Westwood Acres, and Fat Quarter Shop

I’m speaking at the Kitsap Quilters meeting tonight.  I’m bringing 40 quilts in hopes that they will forget everything I say and enjoy looking at quilts.  It better work cause I get a serious case of the mumbles when I speak in front of people.

Quilts, Cluck Cluck Sew

My sweet friend Elizabeth is giving away this cute Scout quilt on her blog. She made it for her baby girl/boy…and since the baby was a boy…she’s giving away the girl version. 

Snapdragon Studios, Scout Quilt

Her sweet little newborn almost makes me want another baby…almost

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Sea glass Pinwheels

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This quilt top was finished and sent off to it’s new owner last week…when I should have been packing up to move and sewing instead.

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I love these soothing “sea glass” colors.  I backed this one in an aqua cuddle fabric with batting inside…it is so heavy and warm.  There is some info on quilting with a minky back in this post, and there is some more info and sizing on how to make the top in this post. 

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We moved last week to a new home in the same town.  Moving with little kids in 90 degree weather is so much fun…said no one ever.

My sewing room looks like this:

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Of course it was the first room I wanted to unpack…but the kids seemed to think they need clothes and beds and toys unpacked first…whiners.  ;)  So at this rate I’ll have it unpacked in about a year and I’ll show you a better picture.  For now though I’m going to ignore this big mess and take the kids to the beach…happy summer!

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