Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I decided to make a family tablecloth for my inlaws for Christmas. Here are the results after many frantic evenings of sewing and hoping to get it done in time. I'm really happy with how it turned out and hope they like it.

(These pics aren't the best and some of them were taken before I decided to get out my iron.)

The flowery corners are all from patterns I bought at ( i love that site).
One of the short ends has the first names of my inlaws and the other short end has our family name.

The two long ends contain all the names of children, spouses and grandchildren. (There is room for more- it just won't be quite as evenly spaced.) Each family is grouped together and sewn in a different color.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Baby= New Quilts

Baby #3 is finally here! Little Eliza decided to surprise us 2 weeks early. She's perfect and I wish I had more time to just sit around and drink in her sweetness.

Eliza's timing was wonderful.

I'd completely had it with my third trimester! My poor hubbie- every other word that came out of my mouth was something mean and snappy towards him. All I wanted to do was nap. And its so nice to have use of my mid-section again.

But if she'd come one day earlier she wouldn't have had a baby quilt to come home from the hospital with. Monday night I finished the binding on this quilt and in the middle of the night Tuesday (early Wed) my water broke. She must have known that the quilt was ready and it was time to be born!

I LOVE how this quilt turned out. These are the fabrics I used. Lots of strawberries and pink.

And of course, my wonderful mom came and spent a week with us to help ease the transition from 2 to 3 kids. She brought a beautiful quilt too. Isn't it so lovely in its pale, purpley-ness

Monday, June 21, 2010

Definitely Back in the Quilting Mood

So here's my other BIG project I've been working on lately.

This was inspired by philistine made on flickr. If you haven't checked out flickr lately- run over there right now and prepare to be inspired! Philistine made is one of my favs! I'm always impressed with her fresh color choices.

I wanted to keep my colors summery so I stuck to aquas/lighter blues, pinks, oranges, yellows/golds, grassy and lighter greens and a little brown.

This has been such a fun quilt to work on. I'm such a scrappy quilter at heart. The more fabrics in a quilt, the more fun they are to make!

I plan to have this one (the top atleast) finished in the next month before the baby comes.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Rosey 9 patch

This quilt is finished and ready to ship off to our newest little niece/cousin. All the fabrics in the 9 patches are little roses/flower patterns out of pink with the teeniest bit of green here and there.
The rosey fabric on the back is my favorite. I'm really happy with how this turned out and hope its new owner will love it too!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thinking Pink

I've been such a blogging slacker lately that I haven't mentioned the fact that I'm pregnant with #3!

[Perhaps I'll just say that's my reason for not blogging. Yep, that's it. ]

In a few more months we'll have another little girlie around here (feel free to leave baby name suggestions, by the way) and I've been thinking pink when it comes to all things creative.

Buying pink fabric

Making girlie quilt tops.
This one is actually for a new niece. I've been saving up rosey, flowery fabric for awhile and since her middle is Rose I thought it would be a good fit. More pictures to come when its quilte. Hopefully they'll be better ones. Good grief to my photography skills!

And this one is for the girls in my family. Big Sister, Little Sister and Me. :)

This is my current favorite quilt and I can't wait to get it finished and ready for two little girls to snuggle under! Its not quite twin size. I'm thinking it'll probably need a companion quilt out of the same colorful scraps. Definitely more pics to come of this one.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Modern Quilt Block Exchange

My quilt friends had a 'modern' quilt block exchange this past week. Well, I participated via mail but evidentally they had a grand time getting together, sharing blocks and chatting. Boy! am I jealous that I was way down south in Houston rather than up in Utah.

Kristin was kind enough to share some fabric (Heather Bailey and Anna Maria Horner) she had. Each of us had to use the inspiration fabric and come up with some modern blocks.

Let me tell you, I STRUGGLED with this one! I don't usually use such large scale fabrics and one person's definition of modern may differ from another's. The large scale fabrics made me even more worried about coming up with a design that would work as just one block in a sampler type quilt.

Anyway, I ended up making a few different blocks and then just sending them off hoping nobody hated me after the exchange.
I actually started with the snail's trail (below) type block. But I got tired of making those and started making the square in a square type ones above. Which do you like better? I think in the end. I like the snail's trail one.

Here is the picture Kristin posted on her blog showing all the blocks after the exchange. See what I mean about one person's definition of modern being different from anothers? There so much variety here! (By the way, my block is the first one on the second row here.)
This was a great challenge for my 31 year old brain. I don't have any idea what I'll do with these blocks but I really enjoyed participating just for the creative challenge. It forced me out of my comfort zone and got me thinking.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Back to the Blog

Hello out there?!

Well, I took a little blog break. And sort of a little quilting break. One month turned into 2. And then 3.

And then, the next thing I knew, 6 months had gone by without any blogging and really not much quilting to show!

Life has a way of asserting itself sometimes! And that's ok. Here I am now. I'm ready to quilt again.
And if anybody cares, I think I'll do a little blogging again.

Here is my biggest quilting accomplishment from the past several months.

This was a fun quilt to make but really the biggest accomplishment is that my 3 year old will finally sleep under covers with her new quilt!