Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ahh Vacation!

We just got back from Cayucos, CA for Thanksgiving break and it was amazing as usual! The cousins got to play for hours on end at the beach & the sunsets are amazing. I'm ready for Christmas now! :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Gorgeous Girl's Room!

These are photos Sarah shared with me of her daughter's new room. I made the pillows for this day bed set up. You can see all the pictures of the pillows here . Isn't that wallpaper amazing??? What a perfect match! Her daughter is going to have such a wonderful bed to daydream, sleep and hang out on. Thanks for sharing, Sarah!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fancy Santa Block

I finished block 2 and I'm so very behind, but I am enjoying the process! I called this fancy santa because I thought his jacket and belt looked fancier than usual. The buttons are from the same cathedral windows fabric from Alexander Henry. I'd like some continuity in the sampler blocks. You can find this quilt along on Sara at sewsweetness blog.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Quilt from Recycled Crib Bedding

The best of Jennifer Paganelli fabrics
Marie in blue from West Indies

random patchwork twin size

patchwork sham to match

I was given an exciting opportunity recently to take a crib skirt from a previously made (not by me) crib set and make it into a quilt. Amanda contacted me because she had seen my work on Jennifer Paganelli's blog (thank you, Jennifer!) and thought I might be interested in taking on this project. I said, 'yes, yes, yes!!!!' couldn't wait! The print from the skirt is Nicole in blue from a discontinued line called Mod Girls. There was also a fitted sheet in the Eliza Stripe that she wanted to incorporate, but since I had some that was brand new, we decided to use my stash for that.  I pulled from my extensive JP stash to get all the colors from the main print including Bell Bottoms, Flower Power, Pretty Please, So St Croix, Poodle,  Queen Street, and West Indies. The backing is Marie from West Indies and the binding & sham ruffle is the Eliza Stripe. I free motion quilted in Aurifil thread using a variegated fuchsia thread in a scroll pattern. I hope Amanda and her daughter enjoy it as  much as I enjoyed making it for them! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Quilt Along Block 1

I finished the first block from Sew Sweetness' 12 Days of Christmas sew along! I am extremely behind in all the sewing, but hopefully most will be done before Christmas. I used the new Ruby scallop fabric for the truck base, Alexander Henry fabric for the wheels, presents and Santa. I omitted the door and machine stitched Santa after making the truck so he doesn't look squished in the truck.  Hopefully #2 will get done quicker.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Little Apples & Ruby Tote

I decided I needed a small tote bag to carry & keep my current Bible study materials in. I'm studying Beth Moore's Psalms of Ascent every other Tuesday~ I highly recommend it! I fell in love with Little Apples by Aneela Hoey & ordered the charm pack to drool on it for a while before the yardage became available. Ruby by Bonnie & Camille is another 'must have' & I noticed how great they looked together, so I decided to make a quilted tote bag out of the charm packs & then ordered yardage when it came out for the straps and inside pockets. The interior is from Bliss, a previous Bonnie & Camille line. I used interfacing for the interior & batting for the front and back with straight line stitching. Super easy & cute! :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Patchwork Crib Bumper

I had the pleasure of working with this fun color combination of plum, turquoise & tangerine. Tegan chose mostly Joel Dewberry fabrics from his newest Heirloom collection as well as Aviary 2 & Modern Meadow. Jennifer Paganelli's West Indies Chandler in brandy was a great match for the plums in the Damask, Crosshatch Dots (Hoodie)  & Patricia Bravo's Moroccan Nights (zig zag stitch fabric). A great group of patterns to capture a baby's attention! I also made a patchwork and minky blanket and a skirt, pics of those are on my flickr page.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sew Fun at Home

I have so much fun working with lots of bright colors for my customers, but my home already has the fall colors of wheat, olive, chocolate and deep red. My husband won't let me change it all out as that would be a huge undertaking, so I've struggled to get the fabric designs I love into my home. I recently found the Thomas Paul fabric that's on the pillow at & thought it worked well with the bird theme & color scheme already in place. I pulled together the caramels, chocolates and saffrons from recent collections from Sandi Henderson, Joel Dewberry, Jennifer Paganelli, Anna Maria Horner, Michael Miller & Moda. I used one voile to see how I liked it mixed in, and it works well. That particular color is really hard to find, but it matches well with Sandi Henderson's Fresh Cut Flowers in maize. My living room is finally ready for fall. I have some fabric pumpkins in the making and if I finish them before the end of fall, I'll post about them! :)

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