Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WIP Wednesday - Quilt for a Smile

Okay, so I'm really embarrassed about this. Eight months ago I blogged about Quilt for a Smile. I received a bag of scraps from Pat Bravo and had full intentions of making a quilt for Project Linus. The bag of scraps was put away and I... forgot about it. Until now.


WIP Quilt for a Smile

On Monday, I started cutting the bag of scraps into 3 7/8" squares. Plan of attack: a zig zag quilt! I'm aiming at a 42" x 42" quilt to start. I will add length depending on how much fabric I have left over. Right now, I'm working on cutting 100 squares from the scrap bag and 100 squares of Kona Snow.

WIP Quilt for a Smile

Not all the squares are cut out, but I had to make some HST to try out my plan.

WIP Quilt for a Smile

And I had to arrange them in a zig zag pattern. I think I'm on the right track! 10 HST down, 190 to go! LOL

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Swoon Mini Quilt

Our family does a Secret Santa every year. This past Christmas (shh I know its August, I'm super late posting this), I picked my Mom for Secret Santa and I knew just what to make her!

Swoon Mini Quilt

I love Thimble Blossoms Swoon pattern! Someday, I'll make a full sized Swoon, but for my Mom, I made a mini quilt using only one Swoon block. The Swoon pattern looks hard, but it was really pretty easy! I used fabric from the Lakeside Resort collection, along with some Kona cotton. This mini quilt is about 25" x 25".

Swoon Mini Quilt Close up

I meant for this mini quilt to be a table runner, but my mom wants to hang it in her bedroom. That's great because it'll match the quilt that I'm making for their bed! Guess I better get working on the matching bed quilt ;)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dannie's Storyboek Window Quilt Complete

So I've been bad. I finished this quilt back in January! I haven't blogged in what, eight months?? Sigh. Truth is, besides finishing up Dannie's Storyboek Window Quilt and Aviva's Hugs and Kisses Quilt, I haven't done much else crafting-wise. I'm trying to work out a balance between hobbies but it's hard! There's just so much that I'm into. Does anyone else go through phases? My wallet sure as liked my quilting low. I'm avoiding looking at new fabric until I do something with what I have! Deal? Anyways, on to the quilt!

Storyboek Window Quilt Front

I love this quilt! I wish that it was mine to keep, but I of course made it for my sister, Dannie. The quilt now lives with her, her husband, and her dogs. I'm sure that they are enjoying it! I followed Elizabeth Hartman's Kitchen Window pattern from her book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork. I used fabric from the Storyboek collection by Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Fabrics, along with Kona Medium Grey for the "window frames" and Kona Ash for the sashing. The binding was made with Kona Coral (which I think matches the Storyboek line PERFECTLY! I'm very proud of my color choice)

Storyboek Window Quilt Back

For the back I used more Kona Ash along with some Kona Dusty Blue. Love, love, love these colors!

Storyboek Window Quilt Close Up

Close up! I went with straight line quilting. I'm not ready to try free motion yet! Overall, I am very happy with this quilt! It's my best yet!!

Next update will be on Aviva's Hugs and Kisses Quilt, which is complete!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Andrea's Alice Clutch Purse - Frame Pouch Along

Eeep!  I'm been away for two weeks!  The flu hit my family hard, and during Thanksgiving Vacation too.  :(

Anyway!  I joined Rebecca's Frame Pouch Along and made a clutch purse for my cousin's 17th birthday.

Alice Purse Front

I used nothing but scrap fabric, yay!  I bought the sew on frame from Joann's.  I broke two curved needles before I got the hang of sewing the frame on.  It was hard!

Alice Purse Back

Here's the back!

Alice Purse Inside

I'm proud of my lining!  I think that it came out great!  :D

Alice Purse and Ryan

Ryan wanted in on the photo shoot.  :)

Overall, I am very happy with how this came out!  My first frame pouch!  <3

Friday, November 11, 2011

Almost There! - Storyboek Window Quilt and NaBloPoMo

Completing Dannie's Storyboek Window Quilt top by tomorrow seems possible!  I have 8 out of 10 blocks completed with sashing added!  Only 2 more to go!  So close!

Pug Foot Warmer

Maddie, our Pug, has been keeping my feet warm as I sew.  (Maddie was a birthday gift for my husband but guess who she likes best?  That's right, me!)

As of today, I am 1/3 of the way through NaBloPoMo!  Blogging everyday is tiring!  I hope my posting marathon isn't wearing you guys out.  When I reach the end, I'll have a giveaway to thank you all for cheering me on!  Your comments keep me going!  Thank you!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Quilt for a Smile - Helping Project Linus

Quilt for a Smile

A few weeks ago, Pat Bravo asked for helping hands to turn her mound of scraps into quilts for Project Linus.  Project Linus mission is "to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers.'"  I couldn't say no, so I raised my hand and volunteered!

Scraps for Project Linus

This is what I found in my mailbox!  A bag full scraps from Pat Bravo and Art Gallery Fabrics!

Scraps for Project Linus

Look at all these great scraps!  I thought that I was going to get a bunch of little, tiny scraps (because that's what my scrap bin consists of), but there are some large, larger than a fat quarter, scraps too!  Here are some of the large scraps:

Scraps for Project Linus

Scraps for Project Linus

Scraps for Project Linus

Scraps for Project Linus

Scraps for Project Linus

There's no deadline on this (thank goodness), so I won't be starting this project until after I finish gifts for the holidays.  That doesn't mean that I wont start planning ;) Any ideas?  What would you do?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WIP Wednesday - Storyboek Window Top, Done by End of Week?

Storyboek Window Blocks 1-6

Are you guys getting tired of seeing these blocks?  Well I am!  I've been moving at a snails pace so it's time to shift into high gear!  I need to be done with these blocks!  Now!

The Plan?

As of writing this post, I have 7 out of 12 blocks complete.  I've done 2 already for today, so I want to do 1 more tonight.  Then I want to complete the last 4 tomorrow.  On Friday, I'm adding sashing and sewing it all together!

On Saturday, I'll have a nice photo of the completed quilt top to show you!  Okay?  Time for some sleepless nights!

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