How did you do? Too easy? Too hard? I am in the middle of planning a movie quilt and I have been searching for great old pictures to be in it, hence my quiz. These are just a few of the many films I love. If you haven’t seen them, I highly recommend you take an evening and cuddle up with a bowl of popcorn, one of your cuddliest quilts, and your favorite movie watching buddy for a terrific evening. (The fifth picture form the top is my absolute favorite.)
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
|I love my stash and love looking through my fabric. Just looking at my pictures makes me grin like an idiot. Just don’t tell Great Aunt Vernetta…|
Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
|Yesterday, I was talking to my sister about holiday fabric. Shellie and my mom LOVE and have quite a large selection of Halloween and Christmas fabric. I don’t really buy holiday fabric because I like displaying my quilt year round. But, I do tend to like Valentine and St. Patrick Day quilts. (Probably cuz red and green are my favorite colors.) And since Valentines is right around the corner, I’ve found a few great red and white quilts for you to drool over with me.|
|This cutie is from cluckclucksew.com. Don’t you love all the polka dots??|
|I LOVE this bedroom, LOVE postage stamp quilts and LOVE red and white quilts. Seems like a good fit. You can see more here at Cherry Hill Cottage. She has such a fantabulous house.|
|WOW! This quilt is no longer available, but the online shop is definitely worth browsing through. Country Door.|
This is a quilt that was on display years ago at the quilt shop “ American Quilting” in Utah. I bought all the fabrics to copy it, got it half way pieced and never finished. I forgot all about it until I started looking through pictures for this post! I’m in such a red quilt mood now, maybe I’ll pull it out and start working on at again. It is super super easy to piece. It’s just a 9 patch cut into quarters. Then the two kitty corner blocks are turned and all is sewn back together. Easy peasy. And remember, “Old quilts never die, they just go batty!”
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I’m using another Jelly Roll that I had sitting around. (I have way too much fabric just sitting around.) This one happens to be the Posh line. I have been cutting and cutting and cutting and cutting. Finally, I have finished all my strips sets for the PS I Quilt postage stamp quilt along. Holy Cow! It took me two hours! (I cut them one at a time, so they were more accurate.) But, finally they are cut and the sewing begins. I’m determined to have beautiful matching corners, so I am pinning every single seam. (Something I never do.) I had time to sew the first block together and I’m super excited with the results. My corners are awesome! (If I do say so myself.) I only see one that is a hair off.
|One down, 31 to go…..|
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I love Camille Roskelley, fabric designer, quilt maker, and she has recently put out her own book. If you love her stuff as much as I do, head on over to her blog and leave a comment. She is giving away a copy of her new book along with some other great stuff. Simplify by Camille Roskelley
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
|I finished it! I don’t think I have ever pieced and quilted a quilt this quickly. I was really in the mood to get a project done. So, I did! Yesterday, I got all the borders put on and the quilt on the frame….|
|So today, I just had to wait for my little one to take her nap and it was ready and waiting! It went very fast, since it’s not very big. Luckily right as Sammie was waking up, her siblings came home from school and entertained her while I put on the binding. I showed it to her and she said (in toddler talk), “dank you, mommy, dank you”. She loves it!|
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I did it! It took me every second of my daughter’s nap (that means nobody has clean clothes to wear tomorrow), but I got my reproduction dish towels done. I saw the idea in a quilt shop I visited over Christmas break and I loved them. My husband’s first question was, “Can I use them?” I’m going to have to think on that……
|and here they are on my oven. I thought my husbands new dutch oven makes a great accessory. Don’t you?|
I have enough fabric leftover to make a matching apron. I’m going to have to find a great vintage pattern…..Hmmm… next project coming soon….
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I'm always sewing, crafting, cleaning, scrapbooking, mommying, you name it, I do it. So, what are my latest projects you ask? Well, let me show you.....
The top is adorable little 5inch Christmas ornaments for my quilting sisters, mother, and sisters-in-law. The second is a quilt top I just finished because I am currently in the vintage mode and one of the fabrics matches my Grandmother's wallpaper! (It brought back so many memories, I had to make a quilt with it.) And the last, is the Christmas present I just finished for my mother-in-law. And yet I want to do more! Unfortunately, today's "to do" list includes taking down Christmas decorations, so the adorable reproduction dish towels must wait for another day. Sigh.....