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!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

It's that time of year again...Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!  If you've never participated, it's a fun way to visit blogs, new and old, and maybe win something along the way.  So, my giveway is a 2 pack of bibs from my shop
I have over 50 fabrics to choose from:) What can I say, I LOVE fabric! To enter the giveaway, hop over to my shop, Sew Modern Love,  and leave a comment on what your favorite item is in my shop. If you are a follower, you get an extra entry, just leave another comment letting me know how you follow me. If you are a no reply blogger please leave your email address in the comment so I have a way to contact you. The giveaway closes Friday at 5 PST and I will announce the winner this weekend. I will ship out your bibs by the end of May(US entries only please). Thanks for stopping by and playing along!

Giveaway is closed and winner is posted here!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May sewing

I've had my iPad almost a year and a half now but no cover for it. I don't bring it too many places but the few times I have traveled with it, I stuck it into a pillowcase:( Not very cute. So this month, my goal is too make a cute iPad cover of some sort. I've pinned a few ideas onto my sewing board and I *think* I want to use this fabric

I'm linking up here:

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Swoon #2 and #3

A few weeks ago, I went on a little retreat up in the mountains with some friends.  It was a small group of women, about half scrapbooked and half sewed.  I couldn't go for the whole time but went for about a day and a half.  It was exactly what I needed:)  I did some sewing, scrapped a couple of months from my Project Life album (from, ummm..... 2012), and chatted with new and old friends. Want to see a couple of blocks that I got done for my swoon quilt??

I love the horses in the background.  Such beautiful scenery:)

A little more close up

Just a little windy...ha ha!

Here's the first swoon block in case you missed it!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Basket

I've got a Friday finish to share with you today.  Each year I buy those plastic baskets for Easter and I finally got tired of buying them and thought it would be more fun to have a permanent basket.  So...I made this fun Easter basket for my son this week.  Only problem is that I have 3 other kids:(  I will probably have time to make one more but the other two will have to wait until next year.  I used a tutorial from The Sewing Loft and she has a free pattern download on Craftsy.  I love that this pattern uses up fabric scraps too.  These baskets are big!!  I was thinking the kids could use them throughout the year, maybe on their nightstands to put things in?? 
One side of the basket

Other side of the basket
Inside the bag-I used a beach print from Sweetwater's Lucy's Crab
Shack line

Monday, March 31, 2014

Buggy Barn Finished!

I finished my March goal and my first quarter goal too!  I got my buggy barn quilted and the binding is sewn on and we've already started using it on our couch:)

 This quilt started out as a friendship block swap.  You can read all about that here.

 For the backing, I used a cream and red ticking fabric and binding I went with a blue.  I know it's a little patriotic but all of the colors go really well with the front fabrics.

And for the quilting, I did stars and loops.  It was my first time following an actual pattern while using the long arm quilter.  It definitely takes some getting used to.  Some of my first stars kinda look like starfish...oh well!!  At least that makes it a one-of-a kind quilt.  The final size is 50x56 so it's a great lap size quilt.  I'm linking up here and here and here:

Make It and Love It

Friday, March 21, 2014

My Quilty Bucket List

The Tilted Quilt
Stacey, over at The Tilted Quilt has a fun blog hop going on.  She's compiled a list of quilts that are on her quilt to-do list sometime during this lifetime:)  They could be a certain pattern or color scheme or technique or quilts you simply LOVE.  I have quite a few of my favorite quilts pinned here. So without further adieu, here's my quilty bucket list:
1) A swoon quilt was at the top of my list but you can see I finally made my first block last month.  Yeah!!
2) A herringbone quilt like this one on the Persia Lou blog:
3) A Granny Square Quilt like this one by Blue Elephant Stitches:

4) A red, white, and blue quilt (most likely in stars).  This one fits both requirements by  A Little Bit Biased:

5) Another star one but I love how this one is reverse...scrappy pieces with white stars.  This one's  by Katie's Corner:

6) A triangle quilt.  They look kinda tricky but are soooo pretty in the end.  Love this blue one by Material Girl Quilts:

7) Last but not least is a Farmer's Wife quilt.  Well....because I'm married to a farmer so that means I really should make one, right?  It's a sampler type of quilt and here's one by Camille Roskelley that has some fun fabrics:

Now I've shared my list:)  What's on your quilty bucket list??

Friday, March 7, 2014

March Madness

No, not the basketball march madness...just quilty madness going on here. Remember this quilt top that I finished up in January??
Well, I want it to be more than just a quilt TOP.  Soooo, my goal this month is to quilt, bind, and finish this quilt so we can snuggle with it during spring, or better known as the windy season, where I live:) I'm linking up here:

Friday, February 28, 2014

Swoon #1

I started off this month with a goal to cut out all of the white fabric for my swoon quilt and to make one block for it.  So here's what we've got:

 White fabric all cut up, check!

My first swoon block, check! 

Only 8 more blocks to go:)  I still can't get over how big these blocks are....24 inches.  One of these will make a nice wall hanging in my sewing room but gotta finish the quilt first.  I actually loved putting this block together and learned a lot about half square triangles and flying geese from this Craftsy course.  I'm linking up at Fiber of All Sorts.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


We've had some pretty chilly days this winter but not much of the white stuff has fallen...until this week. It snowed some on Thursday night and then some more last night. It was pretty blizzard-like last night so there were lots of snow drifts. So much so that church was cancelled. We spent the morning playing in the snow, sledding, riding the razors, sipping hot chocolate, and having a fire. Perfection:)

Sorry, couldn't choose just one picture.  I'm linking up to Weekend Doings

Weekend Doings