Sunday, May 27, 2012

wip - tumbling tumblers

Plugging away at the baby tumbler quilt with Storyboek by Birch Fabrics. Loving how this is coming together.

I think it's missing something though. I am going to have to consider adding another color, I think? Or maybe taking out some of the darker colors, gray and green - are they too dark? Any input?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

am I too late??!!

I've been trying to decide whether or not to enter a quilt into Amy's Bloggers' Quilt Festival. All the entries are so amazing - I am not sure I can compete, but it looks fun, so what the heck, right? So, I am entering my Second (Halloween) Wedding Anniversary Quilt!!

quilt front

My husband and I got married on Halloween (the whole reason I got into this blogger world!) and we had a blast at the wedding. (We still are having a blast, by the way :)). So, for our second wedding anniversary, I made him this quilt.

quilt back

my favorite block

I let him pick the fabrics (Jason Yenter Hallographix) and he purchased a quilting class (my first) from Capital Quilts so that I could learn more about my favorite hobby. The class was a 'Basics of Quilting' type class and convered everything from color choice, to rotary cutting, to basting and binding. I learned A LOT during this class and while making this quilt! Most importantly, the quilt has become a treasured item in our house and has spent many nights on the couch with me, my hubby, our pup, and a bowl of popcorn :).

personalized block

Hope you enjoy!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

finished baby blankets!

It took me a minute to get the mitered corners on these self binding baby blankets - I'm not going to lie.

But once I got the hang of it, I fell in love with making these!

They are so quick and simple! And the finished product is just adorable!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

wip - little monograms

I am trying my hand at some self binding baby blankets from Piece N Quilt's this tutorial. And some monograms. Here is what I have so far...

This will be a gift for a friend's newborn girl. :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

finished quilt top!

Don't ask me who I made this for - I have no idea. I just got the itch to try a design that has been floating around in my head with all the other junk. I am pretty pleased with it and VERY happy that my measurements came out right. There were some 1 7/8" cuts in there...I was worried about that!

Some of the bias cuts (in conjunction with my impatience) made the seams not line up perfectly (yucky bias seams, blah!). So I will have to fix that. I think I will use it to enter kelybysews giveaway contest! Riley Blake Scoot is not my favorite fabric, but it's certainly in the top 10! Definitely an adorable line worth hoarding for a little boy's project!

Monday, May 14, 2012

fluffy sheep quilting - A NEW SHOP and GIVEAWAY!

I am blogging about a giveaway from fluffy sheep quilting! Cindy at Fluffy Sheep just opened a new fabric shop...and they carry Monaluna and Birch Fabrics - two of my favorite designers!

You can enter the giveaway here, here, here and here.

wip - trying something new

Trying something of my own design today. Crossing my fingers it turns out well!

Using Scoot by Riley Blake Designs.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

my first tumbler

Anyone else out there completely smitten with the Storyboek line from Birch Fabrics?

Well, I certainly am. I bought some a while back and have decided to try a tumbler quilt.

Really looking forward to this finish! Also, I've been coveting some other Birch Fabrics lines...

Set Sail (coming soon)
Mod Basics

Some of the CUTEST fabrics ever. Seriously.

Monday, May 7, 2012

finally, some progress

I had a pretty productive weekend...surprisingly.

I finally gathered enough mojo to start back up on the Crackle quilt.

Officially, I have 57 blocks finished - pieced, pressed and trimmed. Some of them came out a little smaller than nine inches, but what can you expect with all of those crazy seams! Also, I decided to cut down the number of blocks and make the border bigger. To save my sanity. A necessary measure, trust me!

So, only 45 more blocks to go! More than half way there, yay!

Updates on the rest of my WIPs from last weekend coming up next...