Saturday, June 30, 2012

Googly Eyes

Rifling through the old pictures on my hard drive I realized I never even posted this HUGE finish. 
It was right before Christmas last year so I suppose it was just forgotten in the chaos?

A very nice and wonderful person, I mean REALLY nice, contacted me to make this as a custom order right after I saw this amazing circle piecing method.
It eliminated the raw edge applique problem with heavily used quilts. 
She provided all of the print fabrics and pattern and it looked sooo cute that I really wanted to make this for her.
400+ hours later (these are EXTREMELY time intensive and I'm not entirely sure that I'm exaggerating here, HAHA!) there was a twin sized quilt to show for it!

Lots of Moda, Timeless Treasures, and Michael Miller cuteness in there.
This is probably my favorite boy quilt that I've ever made. 
Seriously, she picked AWESOME fabrics.

Striped binding. :)

63 blocks later... I do love this quilt and I still think it was worth it to have made it.

She also requested pillowcases. 
I can't imagine how cute her little man's bed must be with all of these adorable fabrics.

Looking at these makes me want to make another one for my ball-obsessed little guy. 
It'll be a while before he gets out of the crib.
Maybe I should rephrase that... I'm sure he'll be able to climb out very soon, but I plan on putting a "lid" on the crib when he does and waiting to get him a real bed.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fallen Leaves Quilt and Pattern

Have you seen this new line?
Lots of cuteness.
Applique table runner in Give Thanks by Deb Strain for Moda. 

Modernized leaves. 
Simple enough, no?

Some swirly quilting.
A little straight stitching too.
And done.

I LOVE applique. 
I know, you already knew that... : )

And, for your sewing pleasure, a pattern.

In the shop.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Coral Salt Air

 I've been having fun this week with some half square triangles.
Specifically, the coral and gold colorways for the Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket for Moda.

This lantana and this fabric match almost too well!

The whole quilt.

Went with striped binding. 
Love striped binding.

I took picure this just for an excuse to take the kids to the railroad tracks. 
I love trains.

Yellow flowers on the back.
The straight line quilting shows up really well.

More beautiful blooms to match. :)

In the shop.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

In the Summertime

It's hot. 
I realize this is a no-brainer, but every time I walk outside this is exactly the statement that comes to mind. 
RED hot and sweaty.
Yesterday we tried to go to an outdoor theatre to see a production of "The Little Mermaid."
We left after 10 minutes. 
The kids and I were sweaty messes.

Tumbler quilt in "Summertime" by Quilt Soup for Henry Glass Fabrics. 
I pulled out the reds and blacks from this fabric line (the greens and blues were used in other quilty things already.)
Baby size - 34" x 41"

This was actually a fabric line that I purchased a fat quarter bundle of at the International Quilt Festival here in Houston TWO years ago. 

The backing is the large flower/mushroom print on black. 
Very stunning.

The quilt is in the shop.


This quilt has been waiting awhile for completion. 
I kept debating. 
Borders? No borders? Borders? No borders? 
Well, obviously I went sans borders. 

This is my own pattern though I haven't tried to write one up for it. Yet. 
It follows nicely in my recent obsession with plus sign, cross, "x's" quilt designs. 

I went for a scrappy binding. 

So, I settled on a gingham Michael Miller print for the back. 

It's in the shop.