Sunday, November 29, 2009

Baby #2’s Quilt


I’m loving this quilt.  It might be one of my favorites to date & the first time I’ve ever made a quilt with raw edges.  The inspiration for this one came from this quilt hanging in my Mom’s living room, and I wanted something that would match this, but not be the same.   I wasn’t so sure about the raw edges, but now after its washed I love the 3D effect it gives the circles, and it looks like its been loved for years.

The 1st round of quilting I did straight lines around each square, but I hated the way it made the circles poofy, plus I hated the minky back I put on..it was way too heavy.  For the second try I did stippling around each circle and then big free motion swirls in each circle.   For the back I used a flannel by Moda & the binding is Katie Jump Rope. 

Its bigger than I intended, but I figure it will work for a toddler bed as baby #2 gets older.  Finished its about 42" x 56".  I took pictures while I was making this so I can make a tutorial, so hopefully I’ll finish that up and get it posted in the next week.  Happy Monday and remember Sew Mama Sew giveaway day is Wednesday!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

R is for

Really sick of sewing on buttons.

Ok maybe not, but there was a lot of button sewing involved.  I made this for a gift last week, and now I want to start making one for myself.  Except I think I’ll put mine in a chunky white (or black?) frame.   I got the idea here.   This one measures 10 x 10 and is made to hang, or stand up on its own. 

Monday, November 16, 2009

What I’m loving on Monday

This bobbin winder.  I bought it for my Mom for her birthday, but I had to try it out first.  Ya know, just to make sure it works. He He.  Its officially on my Christmas list.

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Leftover pumpkin caramel swirl cheesecake.  Recipe found here…. but be warned, you’ll eat it all and you’re pants won’t fit the next day. I know from experience.

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Afternoon naps.  What would I do without you?

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Happy Monday Everyone!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Birds & Blooms

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Man I’m bad at naming quilts. I had an urge to make a squares in squares quilt last week with some of my fun girl fabrics. It went together fast, but reminded me of how much I hate sewing sashings, even when its only a small quilt.

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The backing is from Joann’s, the binding is more flea market fancy. It measures 34"x 44" and is in the shop.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Well look at that…

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My little blog was mentioned in a magazine…

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So a big thanks to whoever reads this blog over at Quiltmaker Magazine! And thanks to my friends Dodi & Megan for noticing it. Although now I’m a little concerned that someone might actually think I know what I’m doing. Be assured….I don’t. I just pretend I do and it works out for the most part. :)

I made a Christmas blankie for my little man to drag around using this tutorial again, except I put minky in the middle. The flannel is from Joann’s and is really soft once its washed.

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Luckily it was cheap to make because the way its been dragged around he’s going to need a new one every year.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pop & Peach

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If I were having a girl I would keep totally keep this one.  I love the backing fabric, its been in my stash for awhile and I’m not even sure who makes it, but it goes with the front perfectly.  I love the squares on the front and the big dots on the back.  I did some grid quilting on this one, I always love the end result.  The binding is flea market fancy.

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This one is in the shop.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Here we go again….

First off, Rene’ who was lucky number #74 and has a lovely blog, is my lucky scraps /blocks winner.  All I can say Rene’ is good luck.

Second, I found out I’m having a….

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BOY!!  This will be our second little boy.  We knew it was a boy before the ultrasound tech even mentioned it  when we saw him form his little hand into a gun…..yep…totally boy.

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Luckily I have a good stash of my favorite discontinued boy fabrics by American Jane.  I want to make a quilt that somewhat matches the quilt I made for Ben.   That way if they share a room they’ll match, and heaven forbid they don’t match {insert husband eye roll here}.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pop Garden Peach

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No more orange and black for me! I’m happy to be moving on to brighter fabrics and cutting into my untouched stash. Mostly this quilt is made from Heather Bailey fabrics and other fun ones from my stash, I’m not sure what all of them are called but they sure go well together. Its made from 5" squares and measures 36"x 45".

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I cut extra 5" squares while I was at it & made a charm pack with all these fun fabrics. This charm pack is in my etsy shop.