Friday, December 7, 2012

Arcadia... Is this my 5th?

Let's see...
There was this one.
And this one.
Oh, and that one too.
Yes, and another over there.
Even some coasters.

I've loved this fabric line for a LONG time. 
Fabric line is Arcadia by Sanae for Moda.
I've been hoarding some quarter yard cuts and additional yardage. 

LOVE the backing print.

And especially those nested circles.

This one ended up being a large baby or small lap quilt size at 42.5" x 47".

In the shop

Birds and Berries Part 2

I almost forgot to post this one. 
It's going under the tree for my little who for Christmas.
I think it will be a great little throw blanket for her future bedroom.
We move Dec. 22 - yeah, just in time to make Christmas MORE crazy. 

The fabric is Birds and Berries by Lauren and Jessi Jung for Moda.
I did exclude the purple colorway from the rest of the line. 

Oh I'm getting more excited for Christmas just looking at this!!! :D 


I've had a BLAST sewing this one. 
Such vibrant colors. 

A rainbow rectangular prism.

Fabric line is Cuzco by Kate Spain for Moda.
Makes me wish one of these babies was going to be a girl.

In the shop. SOLD.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Just realized this is my 200th post.
That actually implies a lot of stitches.

I also realized sometime three days ago that it is easier and faster to finish projects you've already started then to start and finish completely new ones.
Seems like a statement of the obvious, but I really think I put things away thinking, "eh, I'll do that one later when I get more time."
Yeah, like I'm ever going to get more time.
In fact, I'm 20.5 weeks pregnant with twins... there won't be any more time for a long time.

Back to the stitches.

On deck today:

A granny square table runner in Joy by Kate Spain for Moda. These blocks were the leftovers from the "production" of this quilt.

Some very happy coasters in Meadow Friends by Deb Strain for Moda.

A small table runner in Birds and Berries by Lauren and Jessi Jung for Moda.
I only used the purple and coral for this one.
I couldn't find any way to make the purple work with the blue for me...
They weren't even combined in a print so I figured I was allowed to exclude them from each other.
I actually have a quilt in the rest of the jelly roll... I should post pictures of it tomorrow.
I'm keeping it for my little who.
As I was quilting it (no, not cutting, piecing, basting), I realized it matched her future room colors and that she would NEED it to throw on her bed. :o)
Yeah, it took me that long.

And some coasters in Summersville by Lucie Summers for Moda.
Loved this line.
I have a twin sized quilt in these fabrics that needs to be quilted.
That project lost momentum when we moved...
Lame me.

These have all been listed in the shop. :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Mama Said Sew

I feel like each quilt takes longer... and longer... and longer to finish these days.

But at least they do eventually find their way to the finish line. 

Today I get to share my fabric expedition in "Mama Said Sew" (Sweetwater for Moda).

I may or may not have needed to stitch that many lines in the quilting... ;)

My helper was a little bit small today.
At least she was enthusiastic about it.

I had to have the zigzag binding.

And one more picture... for good measure.

In the shop.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sew Stitchy in Hexagons

I finally got to sew.
A hexagon quilt in Sew Stitchy by Aneela Hoey for Moda.
And it's ever so cute! 
I LOVE the little pins fabric. 

My little guy REALLY wants to be a part of EVERYTHING I do these days.

The back is the hexagon print.
I found it particularly appropriate given the front.

It's in the shop.

Happy stitching this weekend!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

A new site.

I've been doing a little shop work and am getting mock-ups ready for quilt market. 
A.K.A. boring computer work.

My patterns are also now available here:

Maybe, just maybe I'll get to actually make REAL stitches this week.

Hey, I can dream. ;)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Geared up.

I know what you're going to say...
a BOY baby quilt?
What happened?

Ha, just kidding.
It seems like most fabric lines just tend toward to the girl quilt...

This was a little fabric line by Benartex that I just couldn't quite pass up.

The checkerboard border.

Gears and dots. 
Very adorably boy fabrics.

Gears on the back in a different colorway.

Quilts + Flowers = Perfection.

And of course, the plaid binding.

It's in the shop.

Happy weekend stitching!!! 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Blitzen Coasters

Have teeny tiny scraps? 
Make coasters. :)

These are all in Blitzen by BasicGrey for Moda.

My kids LOVE playing with these micro-quilts. 
I have to hide them for their own protection!
In the shop.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Kid's Clothes

This week was "clothes week." 

Not that anyone needed any clothes per se, but once the serger is running it's hard to stop it.
Both of my machines have a mind and a will power all their own!

A onsie and skirt for my niece, Claire. She doesn't know it's coming and neither does her mom. :)

This is an older and favorite fabric line of her mother's - Sorbet by Sentimental Studios for Moda. 
Plus, she likes blue for girls. 

A skirt for my little girl from Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille. 
The loveliest aquas and reds in their lines.

Some pants for my little man in the bike print of Lucy's Crab Shack by Sweetwater and in the cars and buildings print of Summersville by Lu Summers.

I can't even begin to explain how much he LOVES seeing these fabrics. 
I'm not sure if he's fully settled with the idea that he gets to wear them and touch them. 
Usually mommy's fabric is such a big no-no. :)

Overall, total success this week in the sewing department. 
Now the quilting department... 
I have a MILLION works in progress. 
Something needs to get finished to save my sanity.

Hope everyone has a good week. 
Thanks for stopping by. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Christmas Spirit and a little Whimsy

Also finished this little runner in Christmas Spirit by Holly Taylor for Moda.
It's a very beautiful and traditional Christmas fabric line.
I tried out the technique for half square triangles here.

Up close.
Binding is the dark brown Moda Marbles.

I also finished these little beauties. 

Both in the shop.