Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Holiday Wishes Blog Hop

It is my turn on the Fatquarter Shops month-long celebration of Holiday Wishes, a beautiful new book by Sherri Falls.  The book showcases twelve Christmas projects that can be adapted to other holidays based on the fabrics you choose.  I chose to make the Midnight Clear quilt which is featured on the cover.

I couldn't pass up an opportunity to showcase the beautiful Flower Sugar Holiday fabric line by Lecien.  The combination of greens, aqua and red give this quilt a playful and non-traditional Christmas vibe.  I love the backing fabric complete with roses and poinsettia. The quilting is fun Christmas cookie shapes, perfect for this fabric.

Be sure to head on over to the Fatquarter Shops blog, the Jolly Jabber, to check out the other bloggers and their creations.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Colors of Summer

Summer to me is all about the red, white and blue.  It brings to mind images of sand and sun, small town parades, ice cream and baseball.  One of my very favorite fabric lines is Cottage Romance by Maywood Studios.  The line debuted a few years ago and I bought a lot of it.  I found the fabric and pattern, the other day,  for the quilt in the first photo and quickly set out to make it.  I knew it would look great hanging next to it's sister quilt which covers the dining room table.

The rest of the house got some patriotic touches too.  My Mom made the cross stitch for me awhile back and it found it's place on the wall across from the entry way church pew.  I love walking by and seeing this everyday.  The mini quilt above the pew was a gift from Amy of A Quilting Sheep.  The quilt ties in so nicely with the pillows.

In addition to quilting I have been knitting up a storm.  This lace shawlette is for my Mom-in-love, a belated birthday gift.  Lace is not my favorite to knit but I certainly like the outcome.  I hope you are having a lovely week!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Pretty Playtime Quilt Along


Pretty Playtime Quilts book by Elea Lutz by janum on Etsy

Good morning friends!  One of my very favorite designers,  Elea Lutz, for Penny Rose Fabrics has recently released her first book called Pretty Playtime Quilts.  For 16 weeks, the Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a blog tour featuring a new block each week from the Garden Fairy sampler quilt, found in the book and featuring her latest fabric collection, Strawberry Biscuit.  This delightful book has six patterns in addition to the fifteen block patterns for the Garden Fairy Sampler quilt.  I am hoping to make every pattern in the book!

This week is my turn on the quilt along and I sewed a block that is very near and dear to my heart, the bowtie block.  My husband wears a bowtie every day to work and I had fun matching up some of his bowties to Elea's gorgeous fabric! This block is super easy to make and is just so lovely when completed.  I would love to work my way through my scrap bin and make a whole quilt with this block!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great start to your week!  Be sure to visit the blogs below for pictures of their gorgeous Garden Fairy Sampler blocks!

Week 2 – Erin from Why Not Sew?
Week 3 – Wynn from Zakka Art
Week 4 – Anorian from Samelia’s Mum
Week 5 – Amy from Diary of a Quilter
Week 6 – Renee from Sewn with Grace
Week 7 – Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Week 8 – Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Week 9 – Debbie from Happy Little Cottage
Week 10 – Tina from Emily Ann’s Kloset
Week 11 – Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting
Week 12 – Kristyne from Pretty by Hand
Week 13 – Heidi from Fabric Mutt
Week 14 – Brigitte from The Family Hearth
Week 15 – Lorrie from Sew Mod Designs
Week 16 – Kristin from They Grow Up Too Fast

Friday, June 17, 2016

Farm Girl Vintage One Year Anniversary!

Today the Fatquarter Shop and some fun quilters are celebrating the one year anniversary of Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage Book and Quilt Along.  I love the quilt I made during the quilt along, it hangs in my dining room!

As part of the celebration, Lori has designed this fun Farm Girl Layer Cake Block.  I turned my block into a cute little zippered pouch using Lori's tutorial from her blog.  You can find that pattern here. The cake block can be found on the Fatquarter Shop blog, head over there for more fun!  A heard a rumor of another block pattern!

Visit this list of awesome bloggers to see their Layer Cake blocks and then join the fun by making some of your own!

Kerry from Very Kerry Berry
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts
Sedef from Down Grapevine Lane
Erin from Why Not Sew?
Kelly from Kelbysews
Debbie from Happy Little Cottage
Renee from Sewn with Grace
Sinta from Pink Pin Cushion
Lisa from In the Boondocks
Dana from Old Red Barn Co.
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Kim from Persimon Dreams
Marni from Haberdashery Fun
Jacque from Lily Pad Quilting

Friday, June 10, 2016

Embroidery Tote

Happy Friday!  My how this week flew by!  Recently I was part of a swap and I want to share with you the bag I made by This -N- That.  It was so much fun and is the second one I have made.  For this one I used my precious feedsack fabrics as well as part of a vintage tablecloth for the inside pocket.  The vinyl pocket is not hard to make and you just need to sew slowly and don't nick it with your iron or it will melt.  Yes, I did!  I filled the bag with all kinds of embroidery goodies and two tea towels to work on.  I've also been slowly adding items to my Maileg toy collection.  The most recent purchase was this little ironing board and iron, be still my heart!  Have a great weekend!