Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Yellow, Gray, & Orange Tumbler Quilt

This fabric was amazing to work with--dreamy texture, happy colors, and modern prints. This was my first time working with Denyse Schmidt fabrics and I'm definitely sold on them. The large tumbler shape of the blocks really features these fun prints and I think the simple, bold borders are a nice finishing touch. It's in the shop!




{Credit} Pattern" Original. Fabric: [Front] DS Quilts Collection: Quilter's Quarters by Denyse Schmidt, Robert Kaufman Kona Black, & Kona Bone. [Back] Meadow Lark by DS Quilts Collection for Fabric Traditions.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

DS Quilter's Quarters

Last night at JoAnn, Mom and I found this awesome fabric: DS Quilts Collection - Quilter's Quarters by Denise Schmidt. Each one yard piece has four different fabrics on it, which means fat quarters! We fell in love with this gray/yellow/tangerine combo.

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 So today, I had fun and started piecing a simple tumbler quilt.



This little number has taken over all my other current projects and become the #1 priority right now. I hope to have it finished soon!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dress Up Days Leftovers

Using my leftover fabric from the pincushion and Little Diamonds quilt, I was able to put together this one last quilt. I'm pretty sure all the fabric is gone now. I had to supplement with some solid purple flannel and the peach stripe from Sandy Gervias' Objects of Desire line. This one is headed to a one-week-old baby girl tomorrow. I hope she has sweet dreams laying on it.




{Credit} Fabric: Dress Up Days by Doohikey Designs for Riley Blake & Objects of Desire by Sandy Gervais for Moda. Pattern: Original.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Meadow Friends Baby Boy Quilt

For whatever reason, boy quilts seem to be selling better than girl ones in the shop lately. In effort to keep up a supply of boy quilts, Mom and I put together this frog one in a few days. I love the bright colors and the adorable little frogs. Of course, we had to give it some signature applique, too. We call this pattern "floating square." We've used it one other time in one of the Hawaiian quilts we made several months ago.




{Credit} Fabric: Meadow Friends by Deb Strain for Moda. Pattern: Original.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Spools Pincushion Tutorial


Materials Needed:
3 fat quarters of your favorite prints
1/8 inch wide elastic
8 small spools (with or without thread)
polyester batting scraps

1. Of your three fabrics, choose two of them to be the top and bottom of your pincushion and one to be the binding. Find a circle template or bowl that is about 9 inches in diameter. Trace the circle on the wrong side of both the top and bottom fabrics. Cut out and set aside.


2. Using your binding fabric, make two sections of 2-inch bias binding, each about 32 inches long. Sew binding on to the wrong side of each circle.



3. Fold binding over on to the right side of the fabric and top stitch in place for both circles.


4. Find another circle template or bowl that is about 6 inches in diameter. Trace a circle onto the center of the right side of the bottom. With top and bottom wrong sides together, sew along the inner circle, leaving about a 2 inch hole.


5. Stuff the pincushion through the open hold. This is a great way to use leftover pieces of batting! Just tear the batting into small pieces. Sew close by hand or machine.


6. Sew top and bottom binding together in 8 equally spaced places, creating 8 partitions. Only sew on the binding. Do not sew all the way to the inner circle.

7. Cut a 15-inch length of elastic. Using 8 small spools of your choice, thread the elastic through each spool and through each partition.



8. You’re done! Stick some pins in your new pincushion and get to work!



Sunday, July 8, 2012

Completed Large Zig Zag Quilt

The zig zag quilt that my mom-in-law and I started a year ago is 100% completely finished! It's actually been done for awhile, but I didn't get to see it in all it's glory until this week. We had it quilted by our amazing long-arm quilting friend Lynne, and she did not disappoint. She echoed the zig zags by quilting in the white spaces only. The result is pretty awesome, don't you think?



{Credit} Pattern: Inspired by Cluck Cluck Sew. Fabric: Assorted scraps. Machine quilting: Lynne Peterson.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Pincushion Tutorial

Check out Riley Blake's Cutting Corners blog today to see my tutorial for making this pincushion out of their adorable Dress Up Days line!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Christmas in July

What's that supposed to mean, anyway? Get out your Christmas decorations and see what you need to buy for this year? And then put it all away again for 4 more months? Or just let the whole world know that we're so excited for Christmas that we want to pretend it's almost here? I don't really know, but here I am participating...






Monday, July 2, 2012

City Streets & Elephant Baby Boy Quilts

Two new baby boy quilts are in the shop! The first is very bright and perfect for a little boy that loves cars and trucks. The second is pastel and I can see a little newborn cuddling up to it.



{Credit} Top - Fabric: City Streets by Jamie Wood for Clothworks. Design: Original. SOLD
Bottom - Fabric: Simply Baby by Windham Fabrics. Design: Original. SOLD