Friday, October 2, 2015

Princess Castle Pillow

I made this adorable little Castle pillow for a friend's daughter's 1st birthday. Every girl needs a little princess pink in her life right? I also recently bought a Cricut Explore and I wanted to try it out cutting fabric. So I designed the pillow in the Cricut software, cut out the fabric that way, and then did some hand embroidery to finish it off and give it something a little extra special.The fabric is all from my stash and scraps.

It's just a simple 16" pillow with an envelope back. I've had this tree print in my stash forever and I'm glad I finally got to use some of it and I really think it was perfect for the project. It's like the castle is  surrounded by pink and blue trees.I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New Hexagon Rosette 6

Here is Rosette #6! I used all Tula Pink fabrics from Prince Charming, Moonshine, Fox Field, True Color, and Elizabeth. i really love how the colors work together.

This is my progress with the quilt so far. I think it's going pretty well so far and I like how it's coming together.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

I Want Her Stash August

My I Want Her Stash bundle for this month came yesterday. This month features Camille Roskelley. The colors are very cheery and make me think of summer. I love the Strawberry print with the printed red. I think this could be a very cute table runner and perhaps that's what I'll do with it eventually.

Monday, August 3, 2015

I Want Her Stash June & July

Several months ago I stumbled across the I Want Her Stash club but unfortunitly the program was full so I got wait listed. Then, last week I got an email saying a few spots had opend up and I could join the program! With even more good news, they sent an email saying that their were a few June bundles left and if I wanted one to let them know. Count me in!

For each month you get 16 fat-quarters, chosen by that months designer plus a pattern.

This is the June bundle chosen by Alison Glass and I love it! I already had a few of the prints in the bundle which just hits home that this bundle is right up my alley. I don't know how I'll use these fabrics yet. I don't know if I'll put out prints and use them here and there or if I'll keep the bundle together and do a small project.

This is the July bundle chosen by Amy of Nana Company. The majority of these prints aren't ones I would pick out for myself. I do like the colors and I think it would make a cute baby quilt so I might set these aside for the next time I need a pink baby blanket.

Is it to soon to start counting down the days till next months?

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Completed Tula Pink EEP

I actually had this done last weekend but I had to get some better pictures

Here it is! All done at last!

This is my very first English Paper Piecing project and I think it turned out so well!

I'm so glad that 100 Billion Stars was willing to share the information to make this quilt!

I wanted to back the quilt with that beautiful Elizabeth print in all 3 colors!

My good friend Joyce Ritter did the quilting and she payed so much attention to detail! She is a rock star!

And I love striped bindings so I was super glad there was a stripe print in Elizabeth that matched my border print!

Im definitely enjoying cuddling with this quilt and just looking at all the fun little fussy cuts hidden inside!

Friday, July 24, 2015

The New Hexagon Rosette 2

Here is Rosette Number 2 from the The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt Along. It is made from the Anna Maria Horner line Pretty Potent, except for the leopard print which is from her Field Study line. I would have been sharing it much sooner if I hadn't run out of the purple print with blue flowers and had to order more.

I'm really happy with this block and I'm glad to be making progress with the project! I can't wait till I have a few more blocks done and we can start to see it all come together!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tula Pink City Sampler Gridlock Finished Quilt!

I sure do hope you weren't holding your breath waiting to see my Tula Pink City Sampler,because I finished the top over a year ago and just not got it quilted. But the best things are worth waiting for, right?

I choose the Gridlock layout which makes a huge 90 x 90 quilt, and I completed it using only Tula Pink fabrics and solids (except for the white dotted background). I had a lot of fun piecing these blocks

It's quilted with a more modern Cathedral Window pattern.

I love making pieced quilt backs and it was fun to use some of the prints that are very large scale. 

I also decided to do a rainbow binding since I couldn't imagine picking one print for this quilt, and at least it gave me some variation so hand stitching the binding wasn't so boring since the print kept changing. 

As you can see, Zombie cat already has made his approval known.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The New Hexagon Rosette 1

It's finally done! It took me the better part of 3 weeks, but here is Rosette #1 for The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt Along. I really had fun making this! I loved pulling fabric and trying to find the perfect fussy cuts and the best repeats for the pattern. I've already started pulling fabric for the next Rosette. I don't know if I'll ever catch up, but I sure will try!

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!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Take Wing Mini Quilt

A few weeks ago I started the Take Wing mini quilt from Lillyella and I finished it up this week.

I used a large variety of Tula Pink fabric from different lines to complete my foundation pieced butterfly. I love doing rainbow patterns with Tula Pink! I choose to do black for my background instead of white to really make my colors pop and I think it worked out well. I did simple straight line quilting radiating from the butterfly, similar to the sample quilt for this project.

 I must say that the pattern went together super easily! I was a little concerned because there are a few thick spots which can sometimes be hard to line up properly but I had no problems! I diffidently recommend this pattern for a quick project that feels very rewarding. I pieced the butterfly one weekend, did the background the next weekend, and then spent an extra day quilting and binding. Im already coinciding making a second one in a different color way! Now I just need to find this beauty a home!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tula Pink English Paper Piecing

After having Adrian, when I was finally ready to start quilting again, I needed a fresh project to focus on. I started scrolling blogs for the first time in months and came across a quilt in progress on 100BillionStars that she was calling AMH EPP.

This is what I have done so far and I love it! I'm using Tula Pink fabrics exclusively. I have 11 of the 13 blocks (I think they are called Star Flowers?) completed and I'm waiting for Tula Pinks True Color line to be released before doing any more.

I may have posted before that I hate EPP, but honestly it just makes sense with a baby because I can do  a few on the sofa while he plays on the floor without having to find time to run to my sewing machine upstairs. Before, I didn't like EPP because it seems like progress is so slow compared to regular sewing but with a baby, slow progress is better than no progress, Especially if you get something this beautiful at the end!

I can't wait to start the little 6 point stars that fill in the space in between blocks!

Hopefully True Color will be in my mailbox soon and I will have more beautiful blocks to share soon!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A year in the making

Hello! It's been over a year since my last post, but I promise you I have a good (and adorable) reason!

We had a baby! This little guy came into the world on November 5th! His name is Adrian and he's perfect! Hard to beileve he will already be 6 months this week. Time flies!

In the midst of getting ready for baby and then having baby I have not spent as much time quilting over the past year, because I was doing other projects for Adrian's nursery. I would like to share his nursery with all of you before we get to quilting posts!

We decided that foxes would be his theme and we wanted to do a orange, blue, and grey color scheme. The tree and bird vinyls on the wall were purched on DesignedDesigner's Etsy page.  I sewed the orange crib sheet as well as the grey chevron and orange crib skirt because I couldn't find one to purchase that matched my theme.

The mobile is made from these little foxes I made from felt and then gave Denyse Schmidt bellies.

The quilt hanging over the dresser was made for me by a member of my guild, and dear friend. The grey and white dresser I was lucky enough to find on Craigslist and it only needed a little bit of touch up and now it's perfect! The throw pillows I made to match the curtains.

The afgan on the ottoman and this adorable fox hat were crocheted by one of my good friends and mailed to me all the way from Oregon! I have a million photos of Adrian wearing this hat to go for walks around the block in his sling or stroller.

It's hard to get a good picture of the windows but the hidden tab black-out lined curtains I sewed myself.  My biggest recommendation, if you choose to make your own curtains for your nursery is not to wait until your huge because it requires a lot of crawling around on the floor to work on something that big. At least I got them done though and they are so much better than anything I would have found in a store. I backed them with black out lining and they work like a charm.

I also made the banner for my baby shower and it was just to cute to throw out so I hung it up in the room. Amazing what you can do with some card stock and hemp!

This second mobile is made out of card stock, a wood quilting loop, yarn, and ribbon. The hardest part is tying the knots that keep the circles separate.

We also converted our sun room into a play room for Adrian. We bought a Ikea Kallax shelving unit and then we painted the doors the same color that we used on the accent wall in Adrian's room. I also sewed slip covers to put over the Drona cloth bins to make them match the room. I used a leftover Owl and tree limb vinyl from Adrian's room on the side of the unit.

Now he has a nice little area to play it that's a bit more open than his bedroom, and best of all he can be in the sun!

I don't want to go into depth to far on these projects but if you see anything you would like to know more about just shoot me a message! As for quilting, I have completed a few small things over the last year that I will be sharing them over the next few posts and I even have a project or two in the works that I am excited to share. I am glad to be back in the saddle and I hope everyone will enjoy my upcoming posts!

*Edit 5/10/2015*

Now that we dropped the crib mattress to the lower setting I wanted to share a better picture of the crib skirt. I spent a lot of time working on the piping and making the pleats but you could not see any of that when the crib was in the highest position. I'm glad that now that the crib is down I get to show off these little details that I spent so much time on!