Friday, November 15, 2013

Moda Comma

I finished up this Moda Comma baby blanket and added it to my etsy shop.  Such a fun line to sew with. I laid it on my chair by accident, and then really liked how it matched so well:)

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts

Monday, November 4, 2013

Stash Match

There is a fun stash matching game going on at the a(2)w blog

This month's inspiration was fall.  Hop on over to Ali's blog to play along and you just might win this fun fall bundle from Westwood Acres.

A little extra hint about my stash: I started a quilt earlier this year with the fabrics from my stash.  Have I finished it yet, hopefully this winter:)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Ironing Board Makeover

So I took the ironing board makeover challenge over at Bonnie's Cotton Way blog.  I haven't done a "quick" project in a while and it felt good to finish something, unlike a quilt, which takes quite a while.  I used Bonnie's patchwork pattern for this project and it was pretty easy to follow:)  Ok, so here's the before and the after.  I don't know if you can see all of the pen coloring from my girls on there:)  I used Riley Blake medium dots grey fabric and then some aqua and white fabrics from my stash for the patchwork.

Love how it turned out:)  Maybe I'll actually use it to iron some clothes on instead of just my quilty projects....maybe.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival-Round 2

This is the second quilt I am entering in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I made this quilt for one of my daughters, Emily.  When I really got into quilting last year, she was the one always by my side asking for my scraps so I knew that she would be the first of my kids to get her own quilt.  So this is the quilt for her twin size bed:

Quilt stats:
Size: 64"x88"
Fabric: Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry
Finished: Sept. 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival

Last fall was the first time I heard about the blogger's quilt festival over at Amy's Creative Side.  It is a great place for lots of yummy quilt inspiration and I have found quite a few quilty blogs to follow because of the blogger's quilt festival.  So here's my first entry for the festival for the baby quilt category.  I made this one over the summer for one of my sweet nephews who I will finally get to meet next month, yay!!  This is my first quilt that I quilted on my own machine, just diagonal lines, and used my machine to sew on the binding instead of by hand since I thought it might be washed a bit more than a typical quilt.  You can read more about it here and here.

Quilt stats:
Hourglass tutorial by Cluck Cluck Sew
Size 32"x41"
Stay tuned for another entry tomorrow!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Marmalade baby quilts

I finished up these two baby blankets for a customer through my etsy shop.  She has twin girls and wanted these to be a little bit bigger to use for the crib/toddler conversion beds.  I still LOVE this marmalade line so they were fun to make.  The back is a pink minky dot fabric. They will be so soft and snuggly for her girls:)

(I love my daughter's socks sticking out at the bottom!!)
Fabric: Moda's Marmalade (Bonnie and Camille)
Size: 34x48
I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts

Monday, October 7, 2013

October goal

My goal this month is to finish up a few baby blankets. I've got this marmalade patchwork up on my wall right now.  I have a custom order to make two of these patchwork blankets for twin girls, so cute:)  I'd also like to add another patchwork blanket to my shop.  Three blankets this month, I better get sewing!  I'm linking up here:

Monday, September 30, 2013

Quilts for Kids #2

In case you missed the first quilt we made for Quilts for Kids, you can find it here.  My son, Tyler, helped make this quilt to donate to Quilts for Kids.  The company sends you fabric and a pattern to create a quilt and then they donate the quilt to children in hospitals.  It was a great learning experience for both Tyler and myself and a fun summer project that we worked on together.  Some of the fabric prints were of baseball gear so we headed to the baseball fields to take a few pictures.

Tyler sewing up a storm

A proud boy:)
The finished quilt
It's the last day of the month and I finished this quilt today, yay!!!  Just in the nick of time to finish up my September goal.  So tonight, I'm linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes and 100 Quilts for Kids:

Friday, September 27, 2013

Emily's Quilt

I finally finished sewing on the binding to Emily's quilt.  I don't know why it took me so long...but it did.  Apple picking is in full swing around here so we went to the apple orchard down the road from our house to take some pictures.  The pattern I used was Shortcake by Cluck Cluck Sew and the fabric is from Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow collection.  It's a twin size quilt (64x88) just perfect for her bed:)

For backing I used dogwood bloom in berry from the same modern meadow line:

For quilting, I did wavy lines in different directions.  On the nine patch squares I quilted vertical wavy lines and for the other squares, I quilted horizontal wavy lines.  I wasn't sure at first how it would look, but I love the way it turned out.
And here's the proud new owner:

I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts and My Quilt Infatuation

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Quilts for Kids #1

I had read about this organization, Quilts for Kids, on a blog and thought it might be fun to do with my kids. A great way to teach my kids a little about sewing as well as making something for a good cause.  The company donates the quilts to children that are in hospitals.  Basically you pay for shipping and Quilts for Kids sends you a quilt kit that includes the fabric to make the quilt top as well as the backing fabric.  You supply the batting, binding, thread, and time:)  I ordered two kits at the beginning of summer and thought my older two kids could each have one to work on.  It was a learning experience for all of us but overall I think my kids really enjoyed learning a new skill and donating something they had created.  Haley's is all finished up and Tyler's is almost done.  Here are a few pictures of Haley's quilt to donate.  The little squares have a school theme so I thought it would be fun to take pictures by our local school bus shop.

I'm linking up to Katie's (from SwimBikeQuilt):

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Finish it up

It's goal setting time for September:)  My motto this month is "Finish it Up!"  My goals are to finish up Emily's quilt, the one pictured above.  I'm about halfway done hand sewing on the binding.  Also, my kids helped make some quilts for kids that are in hospitals-through a company called Quilts for Kids.  You are supposed to return them in 4-6 weeks, ugh, it's been a bit longer than I need to finish those up and get them in the mail.  I'm linking up here:

Friday, September 6, 2013


Wow, it's been a month since I last posted.  This past month has been a bit crazy around here.  Here's what's been going on in our neck of the woods farm.  First up, at the beginning of August, we went with a few other families camping at Mt. Rainier.  It was so gorgeous and we had PERFECT weather:)  We went hiking everyday, took dips in the glacier water, ate lots of yummy food, went biking, and the kids had friends to play with 24/7. I was a little bit nervous because we've only done camping for 1 night at a time with our whole family and this was 4 days/3 nights....but it was so much fun.  Our kids are already planning our trip there for next year, haha!

I celebrated my birthday by getting a cortisone shot in my hip.  Oh, that was lovely:(  It's been helping but I think the deeper problem is with my back. I've got a follow-up appt. this month so we'll see how that goes.  The day after my birthday, my hubby was in a motorcycle accident.  He was stopped at a stop sign and a car turning left turned right into his lane him.  And then they fled the scene...ugh!!
  Luckily there were people around to help and another one that chased the car but they started driving through orchards and then abandoned the car.  The good thing about it all is that he didn't break anything, was just bruised up a bit and had some road rash.  It could've been a lot worse, so I truly am grateful that everything turned out ok:)

I took the kids for back-to-school haircuts and Haley decided she wanted to donate her hair to Locks of Love.  Her ponytail was 14 inches long:)  She is adapting to her new haircut and already watching new you tube videos for short hair.

I didn't do much sewing this past month, I didn't even come close to completing my August goal, but I did finish up this patchwork baby quilt and listed it in my shop.
The day before school, we took the kids on a hike to the Wild Horses Monument in Vantage.  It was a pretty steep hike for our little family but it was worth it with all of the beautiful views.
And of course, the kids started back to school. Tyler started 6th grade, in middle school, and is loving it so far.  Haley is in 3rd grade and Emily started kindergarten.  Things are a lot quieter around here but I feel like I am finally starting to get caught up on things around the house and Katie is a great little helper.  It was a busy month but I'm so grateful we carved out some time for family summer fun:)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Navy...or not?

I picked out these fabrics to start a Swoon quilt.  It's something I've been wanting to make for a while now.  Here's what I've got so far.  They are mostly happy-go-lucky with some marmalade too.  The pattern calls for 18 fat quarters and I have enough here in this pile:

But... do you think I should add some blue to it???  These blues are from the happy-go-lucky line too.  Help me decide because I've having a hard time making a choice:(

Also, it's the beginning of a new month so I'm setting my August goal.  I am hoping to finish up the quilting and binding of Emily's quilt and I want to do at least 1 swoon block.  Linking up my goal to A Lovely Year of Finishes:

Friday, July 26, 2013

Baby Hourglass Quilt

I finally finished up the hourglass baby quilt for my newest little nephew and mailed it out this week.  You can read more about the fabrics and tutorial I used here.
For the back I used this Glimma print.  I was a little nervous about quilting it since I've never quilted on my own machine before but it went pretty well.  Of course there are a few mistakes handmade touches in there:)  I did diagonal lines for the quilting.  On the back, it kinda reminds me of a kite-the diagonal quilting lines for the kite and then the blue print looks like the kite strings. 
For binding I used this fun print from Lucy's Crab Shack.  I also did a machine binding this time around since it might be washed a little more often than a regular quilt.  I used this tutorial by Diary of a Quilter.  I'm linking up with My Quilt Infatuation and Crazy Mom Quilts.  I also finished my monthly goal before the last day of the month, yippee!!  So I'm linking up my monthly finish for: