18 April 2014

Improv Neutrals Baby Quilt


This quilt is one of my very favorites!  Inspired by a long-time flickr favorite of mine, I used a mix of neutrals with bright centers in improvised log cabin blocks.


I also added one thin charcoal bar to each block and tried to rotate the blocks as I decided what should go where.


I've had the blocks for quite some time, and intended to make a much larger quilt with it, but I was in a "use it or lose it" kind of mood and decided to stitch them up.  In no time, I had a baby quilt top that measures about 36" x 48".


It is quilted with varying widths of straight horizontal lines, bound with a Joel Dewberry True Colors herringbone in turquoise, and backed with a simple gray solid.  It seems like I've been waiting YEARS to bind something with one of these prints, and I just love how it turned out.


02 January 2014

Flying Geese Baby Quilt

New year, new quilt!  Wishing everyone a wonderful year to come!


This little guy measures up at 35 x 58 inches, with 8 x 18 flying geese units!  I like the second method here, which makes four units at a time with truly minimal waste.

16 December 2013

Winners: SMS Giveaway Day Winter 2013



The winners of this year's holiday giveaway organized by Sew, Mama, Sew are:

Heidi who said: Gorgeous bundles !! I am drawn to the Cool Serene one! 

and

atabanana29 who said: I love the bright bundle! 


Congratulations! Your booty is on its way. Hope you make something wonderful :)

Happy holidays, everyone!

09 December 2013

Giveaway Day! December 2013

I always get very excited for Sew, Mama, Sew's giveaway days!



If you're finding me through the link-up, welcome! I have found so much inspiration from checking out new blogs via this event, and am happy to have you visit here.

Let's get to the good stuff...

05 December 2013

Holidays: Need a One-Day Wonder?

I always seem to approach handmade gifts for the holidays with the best intentions.  Oftentimes, though, the only way I'll give an entire quilt to someone for an occasion is by coincidence, since quilts often have their own timelines.

However, many things I've made take less than a day, and some even less than an hour. That's the kind of last-minute holiday sewing I can get behind.

One of these whiskers blocks (free pattern!) would be the cutest wall hanging!


Maybe your favorite stitcher needs a fancy new ironing board cover.


With just one block and some extra background fabric, you're on your way to a stunning little pillow.



Keeping it simple and choosing bold fabrics makes even the simplest pillow designs shine.


Zipper pouches? Yes, please!


The quickest yet: keep those eyeglasses safe (and looking bright!)


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23 October 2013

Wonky Zig Zag Baby Quilt


I took my most recent baby quilt finish to the beach for some photos this past weekend!

05 October 2013

Scrappy Postage Stamp Pillows


I've long admired postage stamp quilts, and love how you can use up and feature favorite scraps! While a whole quilt is a bit daunting, when I got a request for some pillows with the same feeling as my scrappy hexie pillow, I thought postage stamp blocks would be an easier way to get the same look.

While I love the results, that "easier" idea was somewhat misguided.