Wednesday, February 4, 2015

January Finishes

Since it's wintertime, I'm indoors a lot more and lots of sewing has been going on:)  I can't stick to one project, so here's what I got done this last month:

 This is my first block of the month club.  It's from Sweetwater's new line that comes out this spring, called Feed Co.  They send 2 blocks a month for 6 months and they are all hand embroidery.  Takes A LOT of time but it's great to do while hubby is watching football games.

 Block 7 of my swoon quilt...getting closer!!

 This one was a kit from the Fat Quarter Shop with all Cotton and Steel fabrics.  Such a simple, quick quilt to put together.  I can't decide on a backing for it though.  I think I want something warmer like flannel or minky but can't decide!  Any suggestions??

 A new baby blanket for my etsy shop using V. and Co.'s Simply Style line

 Another baby blanket for my shop, pretty gender neutral but love the color combo:)

 Baby blanket using V. and Co.'s ombre fabric.  So fun!!

I finally bought myself a serger so I have been experimenting a lot!  Both fun and frustrating!!  Here's my newest blankets using my serger.

I seem to be on instagram more these days so if you want to follow me there, you can!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Swoon 5 and 6

My newest blocks for my swoon quilt.  6 down and 3 more to go...

Now, I have to get back to all of my Christmas wrapping:)  I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Blogger quilt festival

It's been a while. I kinda took the summer off to spend more time with the kiddos and then school started and I just fell out of the habit of blogging and checking blogs. I've still been sewing...just haven't been sharing as much of it on here.  So here's a quilt that I made for my newest nephew. My sister-in-law didn't know the gender so I made a gender neutral quilt with yellows and grays.

I'm entering this one into the Small Quilt Category for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. It finished at about 36"x40".  I used a big mix of fabrics...some from my stash and then some I picked out.  No pattern, just a simple patchwork.  I did quilt this one on my machine with a 1/4 inch along each of the seams.  I machine sewed the binding on this time since it might be used and washed a little more than a regular quilt. If you haven't already, go check out all of the other amazing quilts from the Blogger quilt festival.  I'm linking up to Amy's Creative Side and Crazy Mom Quilts.

Friday, May 30, 2014

iPad Cover

So if you remember, my goal this month was to make a cover for my iPad.  I don't take my iPad that many places but for the times that I do, I thought it would be nice to have a cover.  Now, I can stop using my old pillowcases as my cover and start using this new one:

It really was a pretty quick project to make and I'm excited to use it:)  I followed this tutorial...minus the ribbon and flower.  The only thing I would change if I were to make it another time would be to add 2 pieces of Velcro on the sides instead of just one in the middle so the sides don't flap up when it is closed.  The green fabric is from V and Company's Simply Style line and the inside fabric is from Sweetwater's Lucy Crab Shack.  I'm linking up Fiber of All Sorts and Crazy Mom Quilts:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Swoon #4

I had cut out the pieces for my next swoon block at my retreat last month and finally got a chance last week to sew the block together.  So here's block #4:

Things are picking up speed here with school ending in a few weeks.  My friend sent me this hilarious article about moms, kids, and the end of the school year.  If you have a few minutes or need a good laugh, read it here:)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Market

Last weekend was quilt market where lots of new fabric lines and patterns were released. I've already got my eye on a few new fabrics:) For those that don't get to go and see all of the new lines and quilts, there is the blogger's quilt festival. You can take a peek at different quilts made throughout the world. I'm entering my buggy barn quilt that I finished up earlier this year into the small quilt category. The blocks were made with the help of some local quilters where we each made a block or a few blocks and then swapped them so we each had enough to make a quilt.

The finished size was 50x56 inches, a good lap size quilt.  You can read more about it here.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Weekend Finishes and a Winner

I finished up a few patchwork blankets for my shop this weekend.  I love the fun bright colors of both:)
 Moda's Mixed Bag

Moda's Scrumptious

Now, on to the winner of the 2 pack of bibs for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway.  Thanks for all of your comments and welcome to any new followers:)  Drumroll please:

The winner is Kate who said she follows through feedly.  Congrats Kate!!  I will email you to get your fabric choices and mailing address!