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!