Friday, July 25, 2014

Flirt


I’m usually not drawn to girly fabrics…but I JUMPED at the chance to sew with these when I saw them at Quilt Market.

  The line is Flirt by Dear Stella and the colors are perfect.




I love that these fabrics work equally well for a baby or a teenager.  So you can make a baby quilt that they won’t outgrow it in a year!



With that stack up there I made a baby quilt using my Playful pattern.  The different pinks work so well together.




I quilted it with diagonal straight lines, and machine bound it using this method.  After a quick wash and dry it’s ready to deliver to a new baby girl!



Flirt is in stores now.  These photos don’t do this fabric justice!
You can find Flirt at these shops:  Pink Chalk Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sea glass Pinwheels







This quilt top was finished and sent off to it’s new owner last week…when I should have been packing up to move and sewing instead.

I love these soothing “sea glass” colors.  I backed this one in an aqua cuddle fabric with batting inside…it is so heavy and warm.  There is some info on quilting with a minky back in this post, and there is some more info and sizing on how to make the top in this post. 




We moved last week to a new home in the same town.  Moving with little kids in 90 degree weather is so much fun…said no one ever.

My sewing room looks like this:



Of course it was the first room I wanted to unpack…but the kids seemed to think they need clothes and beds and toys unpacked first…whiners.  ;)  So at this rate I’ll have it unpacked in about a year and I’ll show you a better picture.  For now though I’m going to ignore this big mess and take the kids to the beach…happy summer!