Sunday, September 22, 2013

A little back to school quilt

(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

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.

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


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!
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".
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

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.  ;)
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.
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!