Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt Along

And so it's begun! I stumbled across The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt Along last month while trying to decide if I wanted to purchase the The New Hexagon book and I have been fascinated with it ever since. I wanted to finished up my Tula Pink EEP before starting this new project but it was very hard considering I'm already 6 full months behind in the 12 month project, but I managed to hold out and I started cutting fabric for Rosette 1 the night I finished the Tula Pink EEP.

I am well underway with Rosette 1 now and I hope to share it with you soon! So far, I am really enjoying this project! It's so much fun to pull fabrics and watch it all come together!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

At last!

At last! I finally completed my Tula Pink EEP and it's everything I hoped it would be! Melissa over at 100 Billion Stars hasn't named this quilt yet, as she hasn't completed the pattern yet and I've tried to think of a name fore my own but so far I have nothing.

I finished sewing in the last of the pieces on Thursday, pulled all the remaining papers out on Friday and then squared it up, attached the border, and pieced the back this morning. I can't wait till this one is quilted, bound, and I'm cuddling with it on the sofa!

Monday, June 15, 2015

So Close!

I thought the next time I would post would be to share my finished Tula Pink EPP, but after miscounting the number of diamonds i needed to square off the quilt, and having some very sore figures, I'm still not finished! So I wanted to give you something to hold you over, if you have been anxiously awaiting it's debut, like I have!

So here it is! The back of the quilt all together, minus the 2 sides that still need to be squared off, with the papers removed from all but the edge! I know I said the same thing last week, but I'm going to get these last two sides squared off, get the papers out, square up the quilt, and get the borders on this week so that I can ship it off to be quilted this weekend. See you in a couple days!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tiny Stitches

Lots of tiny stitches this week.

Can't wait till this one is all done! It's definitely a favorite! I have two rows done and three to go. Then I just have to add the side pieces to square it up and I'm good to go!

I've also spent some time this week planning out my next project and I'm very excited to jump into it, which is all the more motivation for me keep moving on this project to get it finished.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Marine Too Baby Quilt

I wanted to share one of the baby quilts I made for Adrian. I wanted to make him one special quilt (I will share that one later), and one quilt to be the work horse. This is the quilt that he will spit up on, smear food on, trap in the car door, and drag around when he is learning to walk. It's made to be cute and functional, but ultimately get destroyed by baby wear & tear without anyone shedding a tear over weeks and months of wasted work.

I made this quilt using Marine Too which is an organic cotton line by Birch that I fell in love with. 

I actually made the quilt using the scraps from making his car seat canopy (pictured above) and an additional half yard of the anchor print. I just figured this project out as I went along and made up the pattern to best utilize the fabric that I had on hand. I love this framed look and could not be happier with how it turned out. You would never know I was just cutting up fabric with no game plan. I finished the quilt with a grey binding and a red minky binding to make it extra soft and warm!

As you can see, it's already getting a good workout.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Laying out

Finally! True Color arrived this week and now all 13 blocks and 4 half blocks are completed!

I love it already and I can't wait to see how it start coming together with the diamonds! You know what I'm cutting tonight!

Just to give you a glimpse of what goes on in my house, this my husband standing on a step stool trying to take pictures of the layout while I carry the baby and try to chase the cat off of the blocks. It take the whole house to make quilts happen! I just laughed when I saw the picture and had to share it!