Monday, June 28, 2010

Love Patchwork Bumper

Just finished this bumper for Lauren. I love the happy, summery colors found in Amy Butler's Love fabrics. I used the Bliss Bouquet in teal for the crib skirt. I really enjoy using patchwork for all applications! I like seeing all the colors meld and add interest when its all mixed up. There is always something to look at.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Molly's Baby Quilt

This was a fun team effort by Molly & me. She contacted me to make a 40X46 random patch baby quilt using mostly Flights of Fancy fabrics. She scoured the internet finding fabrics that are hard to find~ like the Garden Trellis in green. Main fabrics also included Dandelion from Patty Young's Flora and Fauna line. I added a few fabrics that I had on hand and voila, this beauty was born! Hope her baby enjoys it for years to come!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Big Bear Beauty

We had a great time in Big Bear with our family & grandma. The top photo is with Tom's mom, Carrol. The rest are favorites from the trip on our driving tour across the mountain. We managed to also kayak, shop :), dip in the pool, eat out & watch movies at night. Time to get back to sewing, but loved the break!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Vacation Time!

Just finished these beautiful blankets for Gabrielle. Today we leave for vacation! :) These blankets look relaxing & cozy. They remind me of the great books I am bringing that will be fun to cuddle up & just read for fun. We are going to Big Bear which is still pretty cold, so we are bringing hot chocolate mix, sweatshirts & walking shoes. I also get to work on the kids scrapbooks. I used to work on them all the time, but now I sew full time, so I am limited to twice a year. Now & Christmas. There are fewer pictures these days, too, as my kids are 12 & almost 15. I don't volunteer in their classrooms at this age, there are fewer dress up days at my daughters school, & I doubt any high schooler would participate in 'crazy hair day'!!! So, I have about 6 months worth of photos I get to enjoy. Hope you enjoy your week, I will blog when I get back, but will be reading your blogs while I'm gone. I still have a need to look at all the beautiful creations everyone else does. You are all so inspiring!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Room with A View

Since moving my sewing room into the dining room, I have consciously tried to pretty up what I see out that window. I have 5 roses in the foreground right outside the window that I didn't keep up with the anti-rust treatment & have already had to cut them back. :( The trumpet vines are really flourishing & I love looking at them. Every time I do I think, 'You know, Amy Butler's Trumpet Flower in pink is the exact shade of my trumpet flowers! I need to make a pillow to put on that bench to match'. This conversation has continued with myself for several months now, and I'm happy to say I jumped in and made it out of the laminated cotton. Now, I just need to paint the bench, get new flowers for the pot. At least I can check the pillow off my list! :) Here is a link to the Sew & Tell Friday:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Quilt!

I just finished this UFO (unfinished object) that I started in the fall. I just needed to quilt & bind it, so got it done this morning & will list in my shop later today. I just love aqua & wanted to combine my favorite fabrics in my favorite pattern~ random patchwork. The backing is minky & I just folded the minky over the quilt top & sewed it. The binding is not separate, but a continuos piece from the back. I was thrilled that these cosmos were volunteers from last year!! Gotta love that!

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