Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fabric and Fabric


When I have nothing new to show you…I show you fabric!  I bought some Denyse Schmidt prints and basics at a local shop…those jewel tones just sucked me in.   Most of that top stack is from the line Florence (and a little Chicopee thrown in)…you can find bundles of it here, or here.


I’m finally going to make my kids new sturdy trick or treat bags.  Their old ones are too small and flimsy…so this time I’m going to make quilted bags with one handle for easy filling. 

This pumpkin fabric is probably my favorite Halloween print ever ever ever.  You can find it here, or here.


I re-painted my Gray dresser Gray this week.  :)  The old gray was too taupe…and bugged me every time I walked in my room.  I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paris Gray this time.  You can see the before picture(s) here…it was scratched to death when I got it. 

Gray Dresser, Cluck Cluck Sew

Let’s hope for a nice lazy weekend so I can finally sit down at my lonely sewing machine!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

A little back to school quilt

A Back to School Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

(it looks like the quilt is wearing shoes doesn’t it?  hehe)

I made this little stack of fabrics in primary colors…just perfect for a back to school-ish quilt.


The pattern is from my book Growing Up Modern…it’s one of my favorites and is fast to sew with little cuts of fabric or scrap strips.  It measures about 41" x 47"



I think I’ll quilt it with a crosshatch pattern…after I get through my to-be-quilted stack!

Baby bunny update:

They all have a nice coat of fur now…1 black, 3 light gray, and 2 white-ish.  Their eyes will open later this week and they’re getting very active.  These are Holland Lops for those of you that asked.  They make wonderful pets if you get one that has been held a lot and given lots of attention.


I loooooooooooooooove them.  :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall beginnings

Fall fabric stack, Cluck Cluck Sew

My son made me this Perler bead trinket last week…and it was the perfect color inspiration for a new fall quilt!   Because the 5 fall quilts I’ve already made just aren’t cuttin’ it…. ahem.


So a stack of fabric turned into a pretty pile of scraps before anyone could notice I was making another fall quilt.

This will be the third quilt I’ve ever (ever ever) made with purple in it…and it’s growing on me.  Especially with aqua, orange, and brown in there too…it’s a pretty combo.

Fall scraps, Cluck Cluck Sew

Churn Dash sewing, Cluck Cluck Sew

We woke up to a fun surprise this morning….6 new baby bunnies hidden in that nest!!!!  It was better than Christmas morning at our house.


Just leave a comment on this post and in 8 weeks a baby bunny will be delivered to your door step. 

I’m not kidding.

My husband will track you down and leave you a bunny to keep his crazy wife from keeping them all. ;)

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Goldfish Top, Cluck Cluck Sew

I know what you’re thinking….and yes, I do own an iron.  ;)

This quilt top has been sitting on a shelf waiting for me to take a picture of it for a few weeks, until tonight when I stuffed my kids in the car…determined to take a semi-decent picture of it before dark!

Fish fabric stack

I chose the fabrics based on that Goldfish Print (it’s by Timeless Treasures).  The pattern is Juice Boxes.  I realized after making it that it looks almost exactly like the cover quilt I made 3 years ago.  This is the crib size and it measures 42" x 54".

Cluck Cluck Sew, Juice Boxes Top

Now that school has started I’m finally getting back into the swing of things.

My oldest is in all day school and the house is much quieter…


…I tried not to act "too" excited when I dropped him off the first day.  ;)  But we miss him when he’s gone.


Yay for schedules, colder (sewing) weather, and pumpkin everything coming soon!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Take a Hike

Pow Wow Quilt with Take a Hike fabrics

Every time I look at this fabric + quilt I want to go camping.  And every time I go camping I realize how much work camping is and how much I love my mattress.  ;)

Take a Hike fabrics

It was really fun to work with these fabrics…they are so different from what I usually sew with, and yet so perfect for my outdoorsy family.

I sent this one to Kathy for quilting.  I love this quilting design because it adds some movement to the design but is still so perfect for boys.

Cutest backing, Pow Wow quilt

The back is my favorite print in this collection…it makes such a cute backing!  The binding is the blue campfire print.

After this quilt gets back from Quilt Market it already has 3 boys (2 kids + 1 adult kid) clamoring for it.

Take a Hike Quilt

The fabric again is Take a Hike by Dear Stella, available now at quilt shops and online.

The pattern is Pow Wow…it’s the 4th or 5th time I’ve made this pattern?!  All I know is I have a BUCKET of scrap half square triangles left over!