Sunday, January 26, 2014


Brown Fabrics

Metro Living Circles in Brown from Robert Kaufman 
Dumb Dot in Chocolate from Michael Miller 
Quilters Linen in Chocolate from Robert Kaufman
Metro Living Circle in Natural from Robert Kaufman
Dumb Dot in Beige from Michael Miller
Floral Sprouts in Boardwalk from California Girl by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda
Metro Living Dots in Brown from Robert Kaufman
Pearl Bracelets in Semi Sweet from Lizzy House

A color bundle from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Tiny Stripes

Tiny Stripes colorway from Just For Fun fabric line

Tiny Stripes from Just for Fun by Marisa and Creative Thursday for Andover.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wee Wander Pretty Pink Patchwork


Wee Wander Pretty Pink Patchwork Quilt

I started with the beautiful leftovers from the Wee Wander quilt I made last fall,

Wee Wander quilt being quilted

paired them with more beauties from my stash,

Wee Wander plus Pink Patchwork with Ikea Numbers Back

added some straight-line quilting,

Up close of hand sewn binding detail

and finished it off with my favorite hand-sewn binding.

Wee Wander Quilt with Numbers backing


Color Inspiration

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sun Print :: Party Streamers and Text

This post is part of an ongoing series of posts where I document my fabric stash purchases.
This year I am trying to keep track of my fabric intake in order to see how much I consume.  I'm not going to keep track of how much I spend, though, because then I might cry. 

Party Streamers and Text Prints from the Sun Print Collection by Alison Glass
(I bought her Feathers prints earlier in the year) 
Rainbow assortment of Party Streamers Fabric by Allison Glass

Colors: Black, Scarlet, Gold, Olive,  Dahlia,
 Eggplant, Prussian, Teal, and Hot Pink

Rainbow stack of Sunprint Text Prints from designer Allison Glass

Colors:  Black, Eggplant, Indigo, Teal,
 Florescent, Pumpkin, Hot Pink, and White.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The One and Only Thing I Made for Christmas

 I conscientiously chose not to make a bunch of handmade items for Christmas this year as I know that those kinds of self-imposed expectations cause way more stress than I need during December.  Believe me when I say I want to be that girl, but I know my limits.  So with that being said here is the one and only thing I made for Christmas this year.

As a personal challenge (and because I'm a huge fan!) I've slowly and quietly been working my way through the Sunday Morning Quilts book. 

Finished Daydreams quilt for a boy

This is a boy version of the Daydreams quilt for my 9yr old son.
It's a quick quilt to work up with a nice simple design that lends itself well to boys, girls, or grown-ups.  You could definitely put it together in an afternoon.  I modified the pattern in the book just slightly to make it finish as a nice size throw rather than the original twin-sized.

Scrappy quilt back in blue and gray

For the backing I dug through my stash, as I have far too much fabric that needs to get used.  :*(  Besides, you know I love a scrappy back.  My favorite addition is definitely the mustache piece.  I know everyone is kind of "over" mustaches but evidently I'm not.  And the 9 yr old thinks it's cool so that's all that matters.

loopy scroll quilting detail
 My quilter did a beautiful job as usual. 
She continues to turn my creations into works of art with her quilting. I am forever grateful for her amazing talent!

The boy wrote me a sweet thank you note, complete with quilt drawing, so I guess that means he really likes it!  Even without the sweet note, isn't that the reason we all make quilts in the first place -- to make others happy?

Detail of fabrics in daydreams quilt
A close up of the fabrics.
There was a numbers print, a Japanese piece, some Children at Play, 2 DS Prints, and some other random pieces I found in my stash.

Front and Back of Daydreams Quilt

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday 

Finished quilt measures 55" by 72".
The navy fabric is a denim-type piece I've had in my stash for probably 10 years!  It feels good to have finally used it for something. :) 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Aqua and Orange Flimsy

The week between Christmas and New Year's is one of my all-time favorite weeks of the year. Something about the after Christmas lull that I LOVE!
 Another thing I love is the hours of uninterrupted sewing time for me.  My family usually lays low that week while I sew like a mad woman.  I always get this insatiable need to finish up as many wip's before the new year kicks in, hence the mad sewing.

This year I worked on about 4 different projects.  You'll see them all in the coming weeks, but here is a quick snapshot of one of the projects that is working it's way to finished.
Orange and Aqua Bee Blocks Quilt top  

A flimsy featuring the Aqua and Orange blocks made by the lovely ladies in the Sew Pieceful Swap.  I've already sent it off to my quilter so I should be able to show you the finish here soon.

Linking up to Show and Tell Tuesday

Sunday, January 5, 2014

School {A is for...}

This post is part of an ongoing series of posts where I document my fabric stash purchases.
This year I am trying to keep track of my fabric intake in order to see how much I consume.  I'm not going to keep track of how much I spend, though, because then I might cry. 

Is anyone else excited that school is back in session after Christmas break?  In honor of that occasion...

30's Reproduction Fabrics from Windham Fabrics

A little
  A is for... by My KT for Windham Fabrics.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Gradient Stripes


Blue and Gray Solid Striped Baby Quilt
Blue and Gray Striped Baby Quilt
Simple. Clean. Modern. 

Navy Blue Quilt Binding

Deatil of hand sewn quilt binding