Friday, September 30, 2011

Baby Quilts

Over the years I’ve made a few baby quilts.  Everything about baby quilts are fun to make. Picking out the fabric, choosing the pattern, and then how quickly it all comes together.  But, the best part is seeing all those cute little babies cuddled up in them.  So, since I haven’t done much sewing to speak of, I visited some of my (not so great) photos of  baby quilts I’ve made over the years.  And, I thought I’d share a few.

pink and black baby quilts

1930's baby quilt

purple and green pinwheel quilt

Winnie the Pooh quilt

Boy O Boy Baby Quilt

Owl baby quilt

PInk and brown crib quilt

Makes me want to go make some more.  So cute.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Stormy’s Stars

Have you ever made a quilt that you just LOVED?  Every time I finish a quilt it is “my favorite” until the next quilt is finished.  Not this one.  I believe this quilt will hold the favorite position for a long, long time.  I love it so much, I even named it after myself.  (Silly, I know.) I fell in love with the pattern from Moda Bake Shop called “Starry Eyed”.  I just happened to be looking for a pattern that required a layer cake and two charm packs.  And, I love stars.   The quilt is made from the “Fresh Cottons” fabric by Fig Tree Quilts (one of my favorite designers).

So, here it is, “Stormy’s Stars”.

Fresh Cottons Fabric, Starry Eyed

Fresh Cottons, Starry Eyed

Fresh Cottons Quilt, Starry Eyed

I even love to sit here and look at pictures of it.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sewing Room Shelf

I am sloooooowly designing and organizing my sewing room.  One of the main wants NEEDS of my room are shelves.  Almost everything is stored in totes stacked up on the floor.  So, I had this idea for a shelf over the window that adds a little character to the room along with a little functional space.  Luckily, my husband was willing to throw it together for me.  What a sweetie.

Window Shelf

I still have to figure out what I’m going to do for a window treatment, but I’m getting there…


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fall Door Frame

It’s hard to get in the mind set for Fall decorating because we are still hitting 95 degrees here.  But, there are so many great Fall/Halloween decorating ideas this year, I couldn’t help but come up with my own.  I loved the idea of a frame instead of a traditional wreath on the front door.  This Christmas frame was my inspiration.  Along with this and this.  I put all the ideas together and came up with this!

Fall door frame 3

Fall door frame 2

Fall door frame flowers

The black frame blends a bit too much into my dark door, but other than that, I love the way it turned out.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Rendezvous II

Remember my quilt I finished this summer called Rendezvous?  I actually started making a table cover first.  I liked it so well, I made a quilt just like it.  But, I never finished the table cover.  Until now.  My sister, Shellie, did such an awesome job taking our family pictures this year and since her favorite color combination is blue and brown……  Yes, you guessed it.  I finished it for her. 

Rendezvous II

Rendezvous II close upRendezvous II folded

Thanks Shell!  You’ll be getting a package in the mail soon….