Showing posts with label squares. Show all posts
Showing posts with label squares. Show all posts

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Scrap Baby Lovey Quilt

Someone (other than me) is having a baby boy... so before I end up "out of commission" I thought it would be a good idea to get a baby gift ready... 
Now I'm debating mailing it or snuggling it for a few months until they are done "incubating" out of my typical selfish tendencies.

I'm not entire sure how it happened, but "baby gift" to me now implies something with fabric - preferably designer quilting fabric, of course. ;)
Long gone are the days of quick and easy purchases at the store. 
I almost feel guilty buying something cute at Gymboree...
like I short changed them... 
It's a funny little predicament because a couple of outfits are a lot cheaper and easier but not near as special, personal, loving, heirloom-y, etc. as a baby quilt. 

So a simple scrappy (not pink, purple, or floral) patchwork quilt was in order.

And for babies minkee (minky) makes one heavenly substitute for batting and backing.
I would dare say easy to quilt even. 

Hopefully the person this is intended for doesn't ever check this blog and this stays a surprise as I have a few pictures for your viewing today... 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Matching Pillows

Hope you all had a great weekend. 
I ended up watching the two Iron Man movies.
When the first one ended I asked the hubs to turn the second one on right then. 
He said he was too tired.
Made me wait a day and give him a massage for running out and getting it at Redbox as Netflix was giving us a poor quality image... 

Aside from that, I did some FUN quilting.
Sometimes small projects are sooooo satisfying. 

Also in Give Thanks by Deb Strain for Moda.
I love fall colors.

One was a simple patchwork with straight quilting.

It's compliment is an applique leaf with swirl quilting. 
Have I ever mentioned how much I love contrast?

Next to their "friend" the runner I made the week before.

Complete with envelope closures.

They are currently in the shop.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Had a little fun with a Chrysalis {by Sanae for Moda} charm pack.

I had wanted to try a "Kaleidoscope" type quilt block for a while.

The hot pad came about as a result of my inability to throw away even the tiniest little scrap from these great fabrics.

I think these fabrics would also make a great bag.

Anyway, the hot pad and table topper are in the shop!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Nesting turned quilting...

So, we'll just pretend it hasn't been a month since my last post.
Lame, I know.
But at least I've been sewing my brains out and having a blast doing it.

Baby quilt with staggered squares in Pure by Sweetwater for Moda.

Baby quilt in Tweet Tweet by Keiki for Moda.

Lap quilt in Pure by Sweetwater for Moda.

Baby quilt in Lollipop by Sandy Gervais for Moda.

Another baby quilt in Pure by Authentic for Moda.

Obviously, I had a little too much fun with the Pure fabric line. I couldn't stop! I loved it. And the backings on these are all exquisite fabrics. Check them out with more pics in the shop.

On a side note - technically I'm due today... no baby yet though. Little guy is being stubborn but I'm hoping to be induced tomorrow morning if nothing happens today. So I guess all my nesting energy got channeled into making these quilts and some things for the little boy. I'll just keep my fingers crossed that he'll pop out today.
Does stitching induce labor? I'm sure we could add it to the list of crazy wives tales.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sewing Frenzy

Fall Harvest Table Topper in Gobble Gobble by Sandy Gervais for Moda - Appliqued Leaves!!

Baby, toddler, or lap quilt in Hushabye by Tula Pink for Moda - LOVE nested boxes!

My husband is doing some dental CE this weekend...
oh, I definitely have a PILE of sewing plans to keep me busy during his absence.
Up first and done are these two now posted in the shop and everything!
Onward through the list I go!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bright Boy Quilt and Pillow

All done and ready for viewing!!
My adventure in solids is finished... temporarily.
I love how the colors turned out with the prairie points and the little pillow...
The straight line quilting kept it nice and boyish too I think.
Very fun to make!
Check out the shop if you want to see more pics.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Spring Table Runner Pattern

Another finish and a very happy me.
So, I'll give some quick instructions in case you think you neeeeed one of these. And we all do right?
I used 15 charms and 8 honey bun strips though you can you cut yardage if you like.
- (4.5" x 4.5") squares from the 15 charms
- 4 (1.5" x 4.5") and 4 (1.5" x 6.5") strips from each honey bun strip
- 18" x 30" backing
- 18" x 30" batting
- 100" x 2" strips (sewn together)
Randomly pair the honey bun strip sets to the trimmed charms.
Sew the 4.5" strips to opposite sides of the squares. Press seams.
Sew 6.5" strips to the remaining sides of the squares and press.
Sew blocks together and press.
Layer backing, batting, and top together.
Quilt, bind, and enjoy!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


New Year's resolutions are made to be broken... but at least a few of last year's projects have found their resolution.

Simple Abundance by Bonnie and Camille for Moda:

Authentic by Sweetwater for Moda:

Friday, December 4, 2009

Snowy Sneak Peeks

In light of the fact that it is snowing outside, in Houston (I know, highly unusual weather) I thought I'd take the extra indoor time today to post some nearly done projects that will be making it to the shop soon. Just as soon as I go buy materials and get the fabric orders to finish these... waiting and waiting for online orders to arrive is very frustrating!
this is a custom ordered quilt that will be a queen sized tree quilt... this is just the background that the tree will be appliqued onto...
This is the Authentic by Sweetwater for Moda quilt that I have been taking my sweet time about finishing...
And since I'm without materials for these and it's snowing... I had to make some of these... Oh, darn the bad luck. ;o)
Happy snow day!