Monday, May 14, 2012

Sophie Quilt


I’ve wanted to make a pieced flower quilt for a while now…so having a girl was the perfect excuse.  The fabrics are from my stash…lots of different fabric lines and solids.  The center circles are appliqued on to add some “round-ness”.

After debating for way to long about how to quilt the flowers I decided to leave the petals un-quilted.  They have a 3D effect that I love.  My Mom has a flower quilt that was quilted this way and I’ve always loved it…so I copied.  The circles each got a swirl in them with stippling all over the rest.

Sophie loves it:

Or at least she will….someday…crossing fingers.
The pattern comes in 5 sizes and is available here as a PDF or hard copy.   

Monday, May 7, 2012

"Helpful"


Yesterday I let my boys help me cut my small scraps into circles using the Accuquilt cutter.  I’m not sure "help" is the right word…..I took a 2 second bathroom break and came back to scraps everywhere.

Scraps in every room on every surface…even in the kitchen sink.  Literally.  I would have taken a picture to prove it but there were dishes in that sink too….LOTS of dishes. 
Boys are crazy…and loud…and I love them to death…but they’re loud…especially in pairs.

Earlier in the day I got everybody ready for church only to find out our church had been rescheduled for earlier that morning…so we missed it.  Getting 3 kids ready + myself semi-ready for church is hard work.

So I got everybody un-ready and we headed to a park for a picnic.  Gotta love Sundays.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tea Party







One last pattern quilt to share…jelly roll friendly Tea Party.  This one was made with a Vintage Modern jelly roll.  The background fabric is Kona Solid in Ice Frappe, it’s a nice minty aqua without being too AQUAAAA!!!!  If you know what I mean.

The quilting was done by again by April Rosenthal…she did an amazing job free handing swirls and flowers all over.  The backing is Ta Da Dot by Michael Miller in lipstick.

 If you’ve ordered PDF patterns and haven’t received them please email me…you should have had them instantly.  Thanks!