Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tree Skirt

After I finished the stockings, I of course had have a matching quilted tree skirt. 
I used the tutorial from crazymomquilts and I love how it turned out. 
This is the only picture I had of it complete though before I packed it up after Christmas, but who minds a cute baby?

I had a lot of good scraps so I just started laying them out.
 Then making squares, 
 Then piecing the blocks, 
Then sewing it all together, 
 And the hardest part was cutting a hole in the middle of my quilt!
This was actually my first log cabin style quilt, so I can check that off my list!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

January Bee Blocks

January was filled mostly with bee blocks. 
Here are the 6 I made, 

 And the 6 I recieved. 
I am still figuring out what I want to make this round, but so far I love how mine are coming together, I had a fabulous group!
 Then a couple squares for Amber in my local bee and that is about it! Now to keep sewing!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Stockings Completed!

I had to make one extra stocking for the baby, and then I made 5 more for my sister. I think her set turned out way better than mine, but I love them all. Especially the hexies, though they take forever!

(Better late than never)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

So much to work on! Still plugging away on Christmas stockings. 3 left to finish now (yay, hexies are done!) so I made some progress on hst's at our Sewing Saturday for the SLMQG, so hopefully I can have those done in the next week. That is my goal. And then I realized I want a tree skirt to be finished by the time I get my tree, not Christmas. Going to have to start that soon!

I've started kicking around some things to do for 4X5 bee. This is my first quarter and I know I want herringbone-ish so this is a start. Still trying to decide if I want to sash it or what. Or start over and make them match up. We shall see!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Post Summit Swap

Amylouwho is doing a miniquilt party and since I did my first mini quilt for the post summit swap, I decided to add it to the bunch!
I have to admit it was easier than I thought to actually make, but harder to plan out. With such a little space, you really want it to shine. I wasn’t thrilled with how it turned out, a little too busy than I would have like, but overall it was great practice and now hopefully I can get some little mini’s up all over my sewing room!

My partner mentioned some colors she liked so I went with brown and lime green and made some cute wonky stars and they are so cute and easy to make!

 The back
 I also wanted to try out machine binding again and my first run did not go so fabulous, but this time was great! No unpicking and no missed it on the back (I pinned ALOT this time)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

These Boots Aren't Made for Walking

 Practical? No. Darling? Yes. Every girl needs a pair of boots. Or two. Come on, brown and black. I whipped these little cuties up for baby M and she loves them. 
 Well, I am sure she would tell me so if she could talk.

I had an easy little pattern and made a few adjustments. Aside from her huge calves, her feet have a certain chubby height to them (why does no one sell baby shoes for babies with FAT feet, not wide, tall!) 

 And who doesn’t love a little velco when we are talking babies!
Too cute! Okay, back to quilting next week, I am off to Vegas to run the Ragnar. Wish me luck!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sewing Summit!

This last weekend I went to The Sewing Summit and had a wonderful time. I took some great classes on Mini Quilts, Color, Machine Quilting, Photography, and Improv Quilting. Our guild hosted a dinner one night at Blue Lemon and it was great, we are already planning next years. I am trying to commit more time to sewing and hope to do more bees and swaps. I only wish I had take some pictures. 

 So my first project to cross off my list was my bee block for La Beeda Loca for Brooke.
Next I am pairing this up with some nice red wool felt and I can't wait to show it off when I'm done!
So glad I got to go to the summit, be inspired, meet some fabulous people, take home plenty of fabric and swag, and walk away with an overwhelming sense of community. Where else could you be surrounded by so many people who understand the love of fabric!