Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Basket

I've got a Friday finish to share with you today.  Each year I buy those plastic baskets for Easter and I finally got tired of buying them and thought it would be more fun to have a permanent basket.  So...I made this fun Easter basket for my son this week.  Only problem is that I have 3 other kids:(  I will probably have time to make one more but the other two will have to wait until next year.  I used a tutorial from The Sewing Loft and she has a free pattern download on Craftsy.  I love that this pattern uses up fabric scraps too.  These baskets are big!!  I was thinking the kids could use them throughout the year, maybe on their nightstands to put things in?? 
One side of the basket

Other side of the basket
Inside the bag-I used a beach print from Sweetwater's Lucy's Crab
Shack line
I'm linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts

Monday, March 31, 2014

Buggy Barn Finished!

I finished my March goal and my first quarter goal too!  I got my buggy barn quilted and the binding is sewn on and we've already started using it on our couch:)

 This quilt started out as a friendship block swap.  You can read all about that here.

 For the backing, I used a cream and red ticking fabric and binding I went with a blue.  I know it's a little patriotic but all of the colors go really well with the front fabrics.

And for the quilting, I did stars and loops.  It was my first time following an actual pattern while using the long arm quilter.  It definitely takes some getting used to.  Some of my first stars kinda look like starfish...oh well!!  At least that makes it a one-of-a kind quilt.  The final size is 50x56 so it's a great lap size quilt.  I'm linking up here and here and here:

Make It and Love It

Friday, March 21, 2014

My Quilty Bucket List

The Tilted Quilt
Stacey, over at The Tilted Quilt has a fun blog hop going on.  She's compiled a list of quilts that are on her quilt to-do list sometime during this lifetime:)  They could be a certain pattern or color scheme or technique or quilts you simply LOVE.  I have quite a few of my favorite quilts pinned here. So without further adieu, here's my quilty bucket list:
1) A swoon quilt was at the top of my list but you can see I finally made my first block last month.  Yeah!!
2) A herringbone quilt like this one on the Persia Lou blog:
3) A Granny Square Quilt like this one by Blue Elephant Stitches:

4) A red, white, and blue quilt (most likely in stars).  This one fits both requirements by  A Little Bit Biased:

5) Another star one but I love how this one is reverse...scrappy pieces with white stars.  This one's  by Katie's Corner:

6) A triangle quilt.  They look kinda tricky but are soooo pretty in the end.  Love this blue one by Material Girl Quilts:

7) Last but not least is a Farmer's Wife quilt.  Well....because I'm married to a farmer so that means I really should make one, right?  It's a sampler type of quilt and here's one by Camille Roskelley that has some fun fabrics:

Now I've shared my list:)  What's on your quilty bucket list??

Friday, March 7, 2014

March Madness

No, not the basketball march madness...just quilty madness going on here. Remember this quilt top that I finished up in January??
Well, I want it to be more than just a quilt TOP.  Soooo, my goal this month is to quilt, bind, and finish this quilt so we can snuggle with it during spring, or better known as the windy season, where I live:) I'm linking up here:

Friday, February 28, 2014

Swoon #1

I started off this month with a goal to cut out all of the white fabric for my swoon quilt and to make one block for it.  So here's what we've got:

 White fabric all cut up, check!

My first swoon block, check! 

Only 8 more blocks to go:)  I still can't get over how big these blocks are....24 inches.  One of these will make a nice wall hanging in my sewing room but gotta finish the quilt first.  I actually loved putting this block together and learned a lot about half square triangles and flying geese from this Craftsy course.  I'm linking up at Fiber of All Sorts.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


We've had some pretty chilly days this winter but not much of the white stuff has fallen...until this week. It snowed some on Thursday night and then some more last night. It was pretty blizzard-like last night so there were lots of snow drifts. So much so that church was cancelled. We spent the morning playing in the snow, sledding, riding the razors, sipping hot chocolate, and having a fire. Perfection:)

Sorry, couldn't choose just one picture.  I'm linking up to Weekend Doings

Weekend Doings

Friday, February 7, 2014

Starting to Swoon

I bought some fat quarters back in August last year to start a swoon quilt.  I LOVE star quilts so when I saw lots of swoon quilts on flickr, I knew I wanted to make one (plus I love anything Camille Roskelley makes).  I started with this initial stack:

and wasn't sure if I should add in some navy so I asked my readers and everyone said yes! So here is my new stack with some navy thrown in there.  I like it much better so thanks for the tips:)

My goal this month is to cut out the white background for all of the stars and to finish one block.  These blocks are pretty big, 24 inches big, so we'll see how it goes.  Excited to get started on this quilt:)  I'm linking up here: