Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cherry on Top

A little quilting fun today with the happy cherries (Moda Mary Engelbreit Recipe for Friendship).
My adventure for the day entailed trying the technique I found here for the binding... FABULOUS!
The irony is that the binding was the "cherry on top" for me!
I seriously don't think I will ever do it any other way!
Thanks for the tutorial.

I have a bunch of WIP right now...
they are all screaming at me to get off the computer and give them a little TLC.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Echo quilting on the zigzags... fabric is Mary Engelbreit's Recipe for Friendship for Moda. Love.

The back and binding are one of the red prints...

A happy quilt in the grass.

And a happy me looking at it.
I wanted a zigzag quilt too.
Everyone else in blogland seems to have one.
And I was jealous.
Oh well, once you're old enough you don't have to stay jealous for long.
Happy Sunday sewing!

Friday, April 23, 2010

A set to keep!

A set for my little who to keep!
She was seriously soooo excited.
The oven mitt is the crown jewel in her mind.
Much more excited than with most things.
And I'm a happy mommy!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Toddler Birthday Present

Made this sweet set for a friend's brithday today... just in the nick of time.
Ever one to be last minute about these things.
I love all the ruffles and accessories.
I put them on my little who to see how they fit...
now she's holding the bag of presents and says, "MINE!"
She especially likes that oven mitt.
Can you blame her?
I'll be making her a set next to alleviate any hard feelings about it all.
So if you need a set, it's McCall's M6049.
Happy Saturday Sewing!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mill House Inn Quilt... and a New Pattern for Sale Too!

Done and done! Finished this sweet lap quilt - measures 44" x 57" - and made a pattern for it too.
It is the honeybun version of my other pattern - building blocks.
So if you want to make one too just hop on over to the shop.
On a side note, so far in the "stitch or run" debate... the stitching is winning :o).

Monday, April 12, 2010

Stitch or Run?

Quilt top needing borders... quilting... binding... maybe tomorrow I'll finish it.
Still, I had to show everyone because I love it.
These fabrics are just so sweet and feminine.
Definitely makes sewing a lot more fun when you just love the fabric.
I've also really started to like small piecing...
Honeybuns just might be the greatest things ever.
Somehow the smaller the bits the happier I am while ironing...
maybe I should start making mini quilts.
...on a side note - I attempted to play tennis this evening with the husband.
I probably need to do a little less sewing and a little more working out.
Saw this great quote online on day that made me laugh, "If I stitch fast enough, does it count as aerobic exercise?"
We'll see if that ever happens.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

more coasters

More coasters... these are so addictive.
All in the shop too.
I'm currently in the debate on which project to start next... a quilt? large, medium, small? the christmas one? jelly roll? layer cake? Decisions, decisions...
It's a good thing - I'll never get bored with this hobby and it's limitless options.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

On a windy day

Another little something to show you!
This started as a little "I want to make a tree" project. Cut the leaves and the tree out, then I had to go shopping for the perfect background... I really like the way the tree pops off this background. I love Moda.

So another finish...
and a slightly lighter fabric load around here for a few days - at least until I go shopping again.