ShareThis

Irish Chain Twist Quilt Along - Twist on Traditional Units

 Wednesday, March 4, 2015

I have been so busy that I got a little bit behind in this quilt along over the past couple of weeks, so I am starting to catch up and should hopefully get caught up next week!  But here is this week's homework.  I will say I loved Melissa's pressing tip.  I had never pressed from the front like that before and it really made a difference so the strips didn't stretch at all.  Thanks Melissa!  First up is Melia's quilt top, which will be made into a large floor pillow:


Here is Mae's:


Linking up to the Irish Chain Twist Quilt Along hosted by Melissa from Happy Quilting.


Happy Quilting!




Read more...

February 2015 Goal - Finished!

 Saturday, February 28, 2015

I am so excited to finally share with you my finished goal for February!  I couldn't post until today because today was my sister's baby shower and I did not want her to see this ahead of time.  I wanted it to be a surprise and I just loved how it turned out!  I can't wait to photograph baby Chloe on it.  Yes, my sister's baby decided to show up a little bit early, but thankfully everyone is doing great and hopefully Chloe will get out of the hospital soon!

So let's get to the pictures because I know that it is everyone's favorite part.  At least it is mine.  Here is the finished quilt top before quilting!


The quilt was a little bit harder to photograph then I had hoped because it was kind of big (36 x 48 inches), but that should make it a great play quilt for Chloe to play on.  I decided to quilt wavy lines on it because I did not want to detract from the pattern and I wanted it to be soft for Chloe to lay on so dense quilting would not have worked either.  




I picked a wavy lines coral print that I had used in the quilt top for the binding.


My sister's favorite fabric was the cloud print, so I used this for the back.


Here is my sister at the shower right after she opened her gift.  I think she liked it!


Since I had leftover fabric, I also made her a couple of bibs using Camille Roskelley's Charming Bibs pattern.  This is a really great pattern and it makes some nice larger bibs for when the kids get older.  Here is Bib #1 modeled by my youngest.


She is just getting so big.  I wish she would stop!  Oh well, what can you do.  Here is Bib #2.


Linking up to 2015 - A Lovely Year of Finishes hosted by Melissa from Sew Bitter Sweet Designs and Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts.


Happy Quilting!


Read more...

Irish Chain Twist Quilt Along - Cutting

 Sunday, February 8, 2015

I am super excited because I am finally in a position where I can join quilt alongs and hopefully keep up.  Melissa from Happy Quilting is hosting a quilt along in conjunction with the release of her new book Irish Chain Quilts that is coming out in April.  I am really excited for her.  This is her very first book!  You can see the details of the Quilt Along here.

I have decided to make 2 wall hangings that I am going to make into very large floor pillows for my girls.  I have been wanting to make the girls some of these for quite some time.  This week our goal was to cut everything out, so here is Melia's:


Melia's is being made out of Scrumptious by Bonnie & Camille.  Her favorite color is orange, so she is just going to love this.  The (A) represents the pieces for the X block.  I have never sewn with triangles, so this will definitely be a first for me.  I am just a little bit nervous about this.  Wish me luck!  (B) is the Petal Block.  Again I have never done applique before, so this will be another first for me!  Man, Melissa from Happy Quilting is really pushing my quilting boundaries that is for sure.  (C) represents the Square Block.  Shown below is Mae's future pillow:


Mae's pillow is being made out of Monkey Tales by Erin Michael.  She is so excited about it.  She is in ballet and loves pink and purple, so this should hopefully be a hit!  Although she is my more picky child.  Sorry the photo didn't turn out as good.  I couldn't get the lighting quite right and the fabrics are light.  The A, B, and C all represent the same as Melia's above.  Mae's looks a little bit different because I am only using 4 fabric choices with hers and Melia's I decided to use some fabric from my stash and cut into a fat eighth bundle.  I am pretty excited to get started on this project.  Hopefully it turns out as well as I hope.

Linking up to the Irish Chain Twist Quilt Along hosted by Melissa from Happy Quilting.


Happy Quilting!



Read more...

February 2015 Goal

 Thursday, February 5, 2015


My goal for February is to take these half square beauties and sew them up into the quilt I have drawn out below.


My sister's baby shower is at the end of the month.  I can't wait to see this one come together.

Linking up to 2015 - A Lovely Year of Finishes hosted by Melissa from Sew Bitter Sweet Designs and Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts.


Happy Quilting!



Read more...

January 2015 Goal - Finished!

 Saturday, January 31, 2015


Talk about squeaking this one in at the last minute!  I literally just finished, which is why my photographs aren't the greatest, but I did manage to sew and trim all 48 half square triangles!!!  Woohoo!  And I have the trimmings to prove it!


I am saving all of my trimmings to make a new bed for our newest family member.  We have had her for about 6 weeks now.  The kids just love her!  I read in a magazine somewhere that fabric scraps make good filling for dog beds, so I am going to try it!  I think by Fall 2015 I just might have enough.
  

Linking up to 2015 - A Lovely Year of Finishes hosted by Melissa from Sew Bitter Sweet Designs and Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts.


Happy Quilting!

Read more...

January 2015 Goal

 Wednesday, January 7, 2015

In years past, I have had a very hard time keeping up with things like this, but this year, I am taking a more laid back approach.  I will be making my goals a little bit smaller, so they are more achievable.

Over the past summer, my sister shared that she was pregnant with her first child.  To say that the family was excited was an understatement!  Around Halloween, she found out she was having a girl.

She decided on this kind of funky chevron quilt, which I have drawn out.  She saw a picture of it on pinterest but there was no link to a pattern or anything like that, so I drew it up on graph paper and am just going to roll with it.  This is the first time that I have ever done this!  Hopefully it turns out.


She chose the following fabrics:



Aren't they pretty together.  My sisters and I are hosting a baby shower for her on February 28, 2015.  I would like to have this quilt completed by then.  So the plan for this month is to sew up 48 half square triangles.  I just can't wait to see how this project comes together.

Linking up to 2015 - A Lovely Year of Finishes hosted by Melissa from Sew Bitter Sweet Designs and Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts.

Happy Quilting!

Read more...

Into the Woods Hourglass Baby Quilt

 Monday, December 22, 2014


I must say that these past several months have truly been an adjustment for me.  Trying to find my new work / home / kids / quilting balance has been rather difficult.  Over the past month, I have finally gotten back into my quilting mojo again and it really felt great.  I have so missed this part of my life, and my New Year's resolution for 2015 is to make more time for it.  It definitely makes me a happier person!

Last Summer, I found out that the girl I used to babysit for was having a baby girl.  Talk about making me feel old!  During the summer, I had also purchased this fabric collection "Into the Woods" by Vanessa from Lella Boutique.  I had been eyeing this collection for quite some time because I was going to use it to make something for myself.  It has all the colors that I love in it.  I knew that it would be perfect for this new little baby girl as well.  Her mom shares my same favorite color red and everything about this collection just screams "Baby Girl".


The quilt pattern I chose was the Hourglass Quilt by Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew.  You can find the tutorial here.  It is one of my favorite quilt blocks to make.  I quilted it up using some wavy quilting to "soften" it up a little bit since it is a baby quilt. I must say it turned out awesome and I absolutely love it!




I chose the white floral pattern from the fabric collection for the back of the quilt.


The binding is a Moda Bells solid called Tomato Soup.  I like that I put a solid binding on it, so it didn't distract from the busyness of the quilt.


Now for the pics of my "adorable" little model.  Isn't she just precious.  I think she likes it and it will be a great quilt for her to have "playtime" on!  Happy 1 month old Birthday Sweetie!  You are definitely a keeper!



Linking up to Fabric Tuesday hosted by Heather and Megan from the Quilt Story.


Happy Quilting!


Read more...

Designed by HotBliggityBlog

Back to TOP