Thursday, May 26, 2011

Giveaway Day Winner

So without further ado, the winner is (chosen using random number generator)... #13 (howtoraiseamommy).

I will be contacting you today!

Congratulations and thanks to everyone for playing along!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


This finish was worth a frolic!
Twin-sized even.
I rarely make anything this big.
I'm still not sure what the "occasion" was but I like the results.
This was a very fun fabric line to play with as well.
It's a good thing there are LOTS of amazing fabrics out there to play with or all of us quilters would get bored.
Up next... well, where do I start? how long do I have? ;o)
Should you feel the need to give this one a good home with lots of snuggles, it's in the shop.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Flutterby Baby Quilt

Looking for the Giveaway Day? Click HERE.

But another quilt added to the stack!
I love when my stack grows!

Ladybug applique 33" x 34" baby quilt in Flutterby by Tula Pink for Moda.

I pulled the ladybug design right from the brown fabric to make something pop.

I've actually made a lot of things now out of these fabrics and the husband thinks I should be tired of them by now... but I can't get tired of them.

I like them too much.

It's in the shop.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sugar Pop!

Looking for the Giveaway Day post? Click HERE.

Just wanted to share this custom quilt I recently finished.

It's the Loaded Sandwich Pattern in Sugar Pop by Liz Scott for Moda (customer's fabric choice).

I ended up liking it though I'm always afraid of purple until it's finished in the quilt.

Don't ask why, I don't know.

I used to think I didn't even like it.

Wierd, huh? How can you not like a color?

And there's ALWAYS leftovers...

So I made this little coin quilt 35" x 40".
This one's in the shop.
I like the funky factor in these fabrics.
I've got a LOT of projects "on deck" right now so hopefully I'll find the time to finish them soon.

Giveaway Day!!

Happy Monday!
It's "Giveaway Day" at SewMamaSew and I've decided to play along and giveaway a little something to you:
This little table topper in Sunkissed by Sweetwater for Moda.
It's about 17" x 23".

To enter just leave a comment (with contact information if you are a "no-reply" blogger) and if you want, tell me what you like to do Sunday nights before the week gets started and crazy!
Happy sewing!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Free Quilt Pattern for Applique Sashiko Circles

Download the FREE PDF HERE!!

So I thought I'd share this little pattern with all of you.
I would sell it but I wouldn't want to be blamed for someone's frustration with the time commitment, etc. of this pattern but I enjoyed it and most of the fun quilting projects out there are very time commitment heavy.
The smaller sizes are VERY do-able.
It's designed for raw edge applique with charm squares but you could also use any scraps that are appoximately 2.5" x 5" or larger.
Anyway, I'll stop talking so you can start quilting!
Have fun!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Summer House Flowers

Summer House by Lily Ashbury for Moda.

Table Topper - 23" x 29".

And now my husband is MAKING me run out the door or I'd tell you more. :o)

In the shop.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a fabulous Mother's Day.

I thought I'd share mine and give ya'll a sneak preview...

My little girl, now 3, made this at church for me.

Silly how special these things are to her mom. :o)

Her precious handwriting.

But, never to be outdone... the husband totally surprised me with this card:

The best part wasn't the gift card...

The best part is the amount.


I could have laughed forever as no such amount is possible.

Was it a subtle hint or an invitation to spend more than the card has on it?

I'm going with option B, :o).

Oh, and that "sneak peak" thing in the background...

Fabric is "Summer House" by Lily Ashbury for Moda - large appliqued flowers - some patchwork not shown... just needs some binding.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


After months of slowly working on this project it is finally done.
Doesn't everyone have a hexie project in the works??
It definitely seems like it out there in blogland.

Oh, and confession... I follow WAY too many blogs.
I'd be scared to count them up.
I'm sure I could double my productivity in life if I didn't, but I love them all.

And now that this hexie project is done I have the impulse to start another...
Oh, those cute little ADDICTIVE hexies.

The fabric is Nostalgia (April Cornell, Moda), a lovely little floral line with soothing colors.
More pics in the shop too.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Just Wing It

Also to try this week, flying geese...

"Just Wing It" just made me think of it... and then I thought, "eh, why not?"

But when someone (momo) designs that beautiful of a fabric... it has to be a whole quilt back. HAS TO BE. haha.

They ended up at baby quilt size.

And to continue on with my new tiny half square triangle obsession...

A rainbow - also a first for me - in Just Wing It.
Love this one.
It's just so happy.
More later...
These are in the shop.


Had a little fun with some new things this past week.

First up, a scalloped edge.

I've had the tool for making these lovely edges for months now but I've been slightly intimidated by them.

Only because I didn't want to leave what I knew worked already.

Well, you can't play it safe forever.

Charlevoix Table Topper 20" x 20"

Up next, diamonds.

I saw this really cute blog picture and tutorial of an argyle pillow.

I thought to myself, "self, that argyle looks pretty easy, and I can quilt the crossing lines."

I really didn't think this one through very well.

Turns out diamonds are incredibly tedious to pin and sew... incredibly.

Especially when you make them this small.

But I like the look so well, I'd do it again.

Charlevoix Table Topper 17.5" x 24"

They look like a wonderful picnic at the park to me!

More pics in the shop.

Ooo, and I have more to post in a minute.