Monday, April 30, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
The pattern for the Forties Chevron quilt in my last post can be found here for FREE (thanks Jane)!
I got new patterns back from the printer today. I wrote the patterns back in November/December knowing I’d be too busy after baby arrived…so its really nice to have them finished and in my hands.
After the kids are tucked in bed I’ve been sewing and watching Downton Abby on my Kindle. I wish it would never end…except I can’t stand Thomas or the curly bangs maid.
Yesterday I started another double hourglass quilt…this time using a template I got from Jodi’s shop. This template uses 2 1/2" strips, so I figure if I make a block like this every time I have extra strips instead of throwing them in the scrap bin…I’ll have a fab quilt eventually.
The blocks square up to 8", so luckily I won’t have to make 10000 of them and they go together really fast.
Because I can’t post without a Sophie picture:
I love snuggling with her in the mornings.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I started this quilt with my Mom back in August….when the owner of those little feet up there couldn’t talk back yet.
The chevrons are all cross weave solids, while the backgrounds are a big mix of prints. Together the prints don’t go together at all…but the solids somehow unify all of it.
The inspiration came from this magazine:
That one is lovely and hand quilted (I think)…but mine will probably get the loopty-loop free motion treatment sometime this weekend.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
With Spring weather here it was time for a spring sewing project. This was made the same way as my first Petal Pillow, but with white fleece instead of felt and pointed petals.
I can’t remember the name of the pillow fabric but it would be cute in a girls room. This pillow is super soft since the petals are fleece…so I can lay on it and it won’t leave me with red scratchy face like the felt version does.
I’m definitely making this one for Christmas…but I said that last year too. :)
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I hate unwrapping pre-cuts and ruining the perfect roll that’s been sitting on my shelf for months. I know…I know…there are worse things than having to use pretty fabric!