Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Getting Ready


Once again, I am rushing around this week trying to get things ready for another craft fair this weekend. This quilt is now basted and waiting to be quilted:


I  basted another, too, but apparently I forgot to get a picture of that one, whoops! (I did finish up the one from my last post, and I do have pictures to share!)

Now my table looks like this while I go through my inventory:


Always so much work!!

So, if you are local, come check out my craft fair this Saturday at American Leadership Academy at Pecos and San Tan in Gilbert! They are hosting a carnival with rides and games, open to the public, with the craft fair held in the gymnasium.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

On My Table


Well really, now it’s sitting on my sewing table waiting for me to quilt it, but 10 minutes ago, this was what my table looked like :)

Trying to finish this one up to have at my craft fair on Saturday!

Speaking of craft fairs, if you are local and want to stop by and say hi, I will be at Chalice Christian Church on Gilbert Rd just north of Williams Field/Chandler. I love visitors!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Some Red and Aqua love (with a touch of pink)

So remember this photo of a bunch of teeny triangles on my cutting board? I sewed them together, set them in a field of aqua, and turned it into this!
Oh my goodness, I had so much fun with this quilt! I have had so many custom jobs and baby quilts to make lately that I haven’t just PLAYED with fabric and made something because I thought it might kind of look good. It was great!!
I tried to push myself a bit with the quilting, too. I know I need to branch out and do some more free motion quilting. Originally, I was going to just do the diagonal lines on all of the blue (there’s something different in the triangle area, but it’s hard to see here), but after I got partway through I could tell it needed something else, too.
So, I pebble quilted a strip, and I LOVE it!!!! It was SO much fun to quilt! Definitely want to play with some of that again.
Aha, now you can see all of the quilting. I kept the back solid; I liked the idea of just having that one block of triangles in the whole quilt.
I bound the quilt in one of my favorite dots ever. It’s a dot from Bonnie & Camille’s Bliss line.
Quilt finishes at 42” x 49”, and is now available in my shop here.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fabric finds

So there is this store sort of near me called SAS that sells fabric, ribbon, and other sewing shtuff. This store (Salvation Army Surplus) drives me nuts, because it’s a mess. And dirty. And they don’t have a public bathroom (and I have a 3 year old…) And you have to dig through mounds of loose fabric to find anything. And I’m not really a digger. However, after yesterday, I might be a convert:


The mound of fabric was as tall as me (no kidding!) on the table, but I barely had to dig to find all of this treasure! In fact, I ran out of money (and my 9 month old ran out of patience) long before I ran out of fabric!

These pieces range from 1/4 yard up to almost 3 yards. And did I mention it was only 3.99/yd? Yeah, it was only 3.99/yd. SCORE.

About half of this is going to live in my mom’s stash though. I shared the love :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

A Domestic Bliss Baby Quilt

I finished this cute baby quilt recently and finally got pictures on Saturday:


I duplicated this quilt that I finished a few months ago, but this time I used two charm packs of Domestic Bliss. LOVE this line! I didn’t like it immediately; it took me a few times seeing it to decide that it is fabulous. Unfortunately, since I didn’t purchase any right away, I missed out on a few prints that I really wish I had now!!


My sashing is a cream solid, and for the life of me I can’t remember now what color it is, or if it’s a bella or a kona! Those solids are just so tricky!


I backed the entire thing in this cute print. It’s so fun and happy! And I love the binding!! Kicking myself for not getting more than a 1/2 yard of that one…


I went straight line quilting with this quilt. I felt like the prints were so busy, it needed something simple. I quilted 1/4” away from the sashing seams to emphasize the grid pattern.

This cute, fun little quilt finished up at 38” x 47”.


It turned out beautifully! I really love the super saturated colors, especially for a fun modern baby quilt.

I have listed this quilt in my shop here :)