Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WIP Wednesday

It's Wednesday and the sun is actually shining here, yeah!!!  I finished up these blocks for Emily's quilt.  They aren't in any particular order, just all laid out to look at:
Now it's on to making the 9 patch blocks for the quilt which means I'm about halfway done:)  I took my tall heart block to a friend for her help because it just wasn't looking like I thought it should.  She said that all of the blocks are really wonky looking and mine looks just fine, maybe just do a scant 1/4 seam instead of a regular 1/4.  So that's good news!  Here's what my tall heart looks like for my buggy barn quilt. 
Now I need make a mere 35 more to swap.  Definitely on my to-do list for this week!!  I'm linking up here to Freshly Pieced:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WIP Wednesday

This week I cut out some pieces for the tall heart I'm supposed to be making for our buggy barn swap.  I sewed one of the hearts and it looked really wonky:(  So I'm waiting to meet with a lady about it so I've got that one on hold until it looks a little better.  However, I did start working on Emily's quilt.  I've been working on these blocks.  I finished one to make sure it looks ok.  They measure 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 and are from Cluck Cluck Sew's Shortcake pattern:

I'm chain piecing each of the pieces so here's what I'm working on:
Linking up here today:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Haley's Baptism Day

Haley was baptized earlier this month (on the 5th) as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and it was a great day for our family:)  We are excited for this decision she made to be baptized.  She shared a baptism with 2 other boys from the other ward.  Grandma Hatter gave a talk about baptism.  She was baptized and confirmed a member by her dad.  As I was helping her get changed into dry clothes after she was baptized, I asked her how she felt.  She had this BIG smile on her face and she said, "I feel AWESOME."  I am so glad she enjoyed her special day and was able to feel the Holy Ghost. 
My sweet (and sassy) 8 year old.  I just LOVE her freckles.

Here in her new baptism dress

Haley and Dad who baptized her

Our family and grandparents
We had some food at our house after the baptism.  I had to include this picture of her cake.  I ordered it from Costco and told them it was for my daughter's baptism.  They asked if I wanted a cross on it and I specifically said "no" but then when I went to pick it up, it had a big cross on it.  I was in a hurry because we were on our way to the airport to pick up my parents so I wasn't going to make a big fuss and wait for a new cake.  We tried to scrape it off but no such luck.  Oh well, now I just giggle when I see a picture of it:)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I finally finished up my Christmas tree skirt this month. I know, I know, a month too late.  BUT, the good news is that it's all ready to go for this Christmas, right:)  I used the tutorial found here from Sew Mama Sew.  I just did an overall stipple pattern on all of the white and then the middle square too.  I finished up the bias binding and then gave it was wash and here's how it looks:

That's about all I did this week.  No progress on my Buggy Barn quilt or on Emily's quilt:(  Hopefully this week I can make some progress on those.  Linking up here today:

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Ahh, it's Wednesday again!  The weeks seem to fly by:)  I had one finish this week.  I finished up this purple scripture tote for my daughter, Haley, who was baptized this past weekend.  It's big enough AND sturdy enough to hold her scriptures to church.  She was so excited and didn't realize at first that I had made it.  She loves that it's purple too (her favorite color!).  I used this awesome tutorial to make this bag.  The inside of the bag is actually a placemat from Walmart-that's what makes it so sturdy! The only thing that I would add next time would maybe be a snap closure.

Inside is a little pocket so she can stick in some scripture crayons or pencils:
Other WIP's:
Christmas tree skirt-finished the binding on the outside but need to do the bias binding for the middle and the ties-so close!!
Emily's quilt: No progress
Buggy Barn quilt: no progress

Linking up here:

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Ahhh, a new year.  It's fun to look back to see what I accomplished last year.  I finished up my first quilt last year and made 2 more quilts that I gifted away.  The most recent gift was this one, for my new niece, scheduled to arrive any day:)

You can read more about that one here

And now onto my works in progress:
1.  I am soooo close to being done with my Christmas tree skirt.  I didn't get it done in time for this year but I don't want to put it away in the Christmas box until it is DONE.  I just need to finish up on the binding for that one.
2. Next up is a scripture tote that I'm making for my daughter.  She is getting baptized and I am making a tote that she can hold her scriptures in for church.
3.  I've got all of the pieces cut out for Emily's quilt-just need to start sewing.
4. I'm starting a Buggy Barn quilt with a local group.  I'm in charge of making 36 tall hearts.  Got my fabrics-we are supposed to use country fabrics for it.
Other projects I'd like to do this year but haven't started:
-A quilt for Haley and Tyler
-A quilt to match our new couches (they are grey)-I'm thinking probably something with this
-A sewing machine cover
-A camera strap cover
-An apron (for me!)
I'm linking up here:

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Half Moon Modern Baby Quilt

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I made and finished up this quilt just in the nick of time as a baby present for my sister-in-law who will give birth any day to their first little one.  It was a pretty quick quilt to put together since you use a charm pack for it. I used Moda's Half Moon Modern for this one.  The pattern calls for 48 squares so I cut a few extra squares from my backing and binding material.  I got my inspiration when I saw this quilt here and followed the tutorial, Storytime Squares which is from Made By Rae.  Here is the finished up quilt top:

And here is the finished up quilt (before I washed it).  Don't look too closely at the long-arm quilting because I am still a REAL beginner.  I quilted big X's on the printed fabric and some conch/shell looking design on the white fabric.

For backing I used Big Dots in Sunshine and for the binding I used Writing in Steel-both from the Half Moon Modern line. 

I love how fun and bright the quilt is and am happy that my new little niece can enjoy it too:)