Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Vintage Quilt

A couple months ago, I helped my friend put some borders on a vintage polyester quilt top her grandmother made years ago. She sent it off to a quilter and brought it back to me to bind. I have to admit that this is the first quilt I've bound all by myself. Usually, I hand them off to my mom to finish! It felt really good to finally learn how to do it and get a lot of practice. I used this tutorial for a slick, quick, invisible stitch. My binding strips were 2 inches wide, cut on the bias.




{Credit} Fabric: Dream On by Urban Chicks for Moda. Pattern: Vintage.

Friday, December 16, 2011

New Projects

Well, I've been feeling the itch to start some new projects this week, so I pulled out some charm packs of April Cornell's Prayer Flag line that I've had in the closet for a year. These fabrics are beautiful. I think I could stare at them all day long. I know I want some applique on this one to spruce it up a bit, but I haven't come up with what yet.


I also decided to join the houndstooth craze and start a pink and black houndstooth quilt inspired mostly by Vanessa's pattern found here. Since I like figuring things out for myself, I made up my own measurements and methods for putting it together after looking at pictures for awhile. I think it's really fun and, surprisingly, it was quite easy to assemble. My mom thinks it needs a Scottie dog appliqued on it. So cute, right?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

CutieTutties Winner

Congratulations Jami! You get to pick anything from the shop you'd like! I'll be emailing you shortly.

Thanks for all the blog love everyone. I hope you are all enjoying this Christmas season!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

CutieTutties Vinyl Giveaway

Remember these cute kitchen labels I posted a few months ago?


They are from my sister-in-law's Etsy shop called CutieTutties, and this week she's giving away any item in her shop to one of my lucky readers! This would be perfect for a last-minute Christmas gift or something for your own home. You can get up to two entries:

1. Become a follower of my blog by clicking "Follow" on the right side. Then leave a comment on this post telling me you did so. If you already follow my blog, just leave a comment telling me that you do.
2. Create a link to this giveaway by posting it on your own blog or Facebook. Leave a separate comment telling me you've done so.
 
That's it! US residents only, please.

The giveaway will close Wednesday, December 14th at noon. Good luck!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Basket Weave Baby Quilt

It's done and in the shop! I decided to use the cute stripe as a bias binding, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. This is actually a very simple pattern, but I love that it doesn't look like squares.




{Credit} Pattern: Original.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ginger Belle

Here's another beautiful quilt my mom-in-law recently finished. I had absolutely no part in this one, but I still feel like I need to show it off a little. I know this one took hours and hours and hours...and it looks gorgeous on her bed!




{Credit} Pattern: Ginger Belle by Carrie Nelson (Miss Rosie Patterns). Class taught by Flora Gillman. Fabric: Vicksburg by Judie Rothermel. Machine quilting: Lynne Peterson.