Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A "Sweet" Quilt


I finally finished the third quilt on my to do list.  Here it is, made using a Layer Cake from the Sweet Collection by Urban Chiks.  All three quilts are now in my Etsy Shop.  I will donate 10% of the profits to the Children's Heart Foundation

I love all the fun colors, perfect for a sweet girl.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bliss Pinwheel Baby Quilt

I love this Pinwheel Quilt that I finished.  I used a Moda Bake Shop pattern that uses a Charm Pack.  I used the adorable Bliss fabric and flannel dotted fabric for the backing and binding, making it extra cozy.

There are prairie points that frame the pinwheels giving the quilt extra texture.  I have entered this quilt into the Moda Bake Shop March Contest, check out all the great Charm Pack projects.

I will be selling this quilt in my Etsy Shop soon.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wonderland Quilt

I finally finished it!  Yes, it's been 1 1/2 years since I made the quilt top.  This quilt is a baby blanket size, which could be used as a wall hanging too.  I used the pattern Pint-Sized by Camille Roskelley which you can find in my shop.  I'm pleased with how it turned out.  I have two more quilts almost done that I will be posting soon also.

A couple close-up pictures of the free-motion quilting and binding.

I will be putting this quilt and a couple others in my Etsy shop soon.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Napkin Holder

I've been meaning to make a napkin holder for quite a while now.  Heather Bailey has an adorable cupcake tray that inspired me to finally make my own version.  I made mine much bigger and used batting inside and quilted it.  I wanted to be able to wash it when needed, so there isn't any cardboard inside.  This was the first time I've ever used piping so I can see the stitching, but now I know how to make it better next time.  I'm happy that I now have someplace to put my napkins.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Love Month Is Here

Yesterday, Preston and I decorated the house with hearts for "Love Month".  We rolled strips of paper, curling the ends, then I taped them together and strung them up from the ceiling on fishing line.

 Then we taped up hearts to the kitchen cabinets.  The boys and I made them years ago, sewing the paper hearts together.  The idea came from a magazine either Better Homes and Garden or Country Living, I'm guessing.

 I also made some roses with red felt and glued them to a styrofoam ball.  I just wish I had painted the styrofoam first, you can see the white in the cracks. 

I finally dressed up my newly painted hutch.  I used some of my Mary Engelbreit collection and some plates that I had bought secondhand for a great deal.  I will be changing it out when I find just the right pieces, but for now it works for me.

 I love buntings so I had to make a miniature pedant bunting with some of my favorite fabric scraps, and I just love it.