Saturday, November 20, 2010

Little projects

I seriously feel like there must be a trail of smoke following me because I've been on fire lately!  I have been blitzing out projects like crazy, and I thought that I could share at least two of those fun project with you.
This is a cute little quilted pillow that I'm bringing as my gift to exchange to my women's small group Christmas party.  I had never made a pillowcase before, so I wanted to give myself plenty of time to mess up, but it went together without a hitch!

The pretty little colored bits of fabric are from some samples given to me by Kay Fant of Kay Fant Designs here in Destin.  She was so sweet to think of me when she was cleaning out her old fabric swatches!

 I have to admit that I think it looks just smashing in our living room... maybe there will be more cute little pillows in my future.  

The next little fun project is screen printed!!!

 I am so excited that this worked!!!  This blue bunny was my first attempt at screen printing; I did this practice bunny on a ratty old t-shirt.  Paul was watching me with a disbelieving look on his face when I was getting everything prepped, so he had to stay and watch me actually print it.  We were both pretty amazed.


 Here is the t-shirt that I will actually be wearing!  I just LOVE it!!!
  So I bet you've guessed that I will be posting tons of screen printing projects as well as quilting projects in the future, so LOOK OUT!

Ps. once I've made the screen it is very simple to make another t-shirt.  If you are interested in buying a cheer up bunny t-shirt I would be happy to make one for you for $10. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Rectangle Squared Quilt continued

I LOVE how this quilt turned out!!  This is a quilt that I made for me, and that's a pretty great feeling.  I really whipped this one out quickly!


For the backing I used a mellow Kona gray pieced together with white and some pretty scraps from the front.  I used the stripey fabric for the binding, and it is just so much fun!  I think I'm going to use stripes for binding more often because it's so jaunty!

So here's a close up of the quilting I did.  It's just a basic free motion meandering design, and I like the way it turned out.

  If I ever do this type of stippling again I will have to try and keep the stiches a bit farther apart, and that will make the quilt even more comfy.  Although, it's pretty comfy already!


Again, if you want to know how to make this quilt check out the tutorial at Film in the Fridge.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Rectangle Squared Quilt

This is the quilt top I just finished!! Now I'm off to baste it and quilt it. This is the biggest quilt that I have so far attempted to free motion quilt, so hopefully it goes really well. I don't know yet what kind of design I want to do, so if you have any suggestions leave a comment .

If you feel like making this quilt yourself there is a tutorial here. Happy Saturday, and I hope that the rest of your weekend is splendid!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sweet lavender baby quilt

This baby quilt was pretty fun to make, and I finished it just last week. I started out thinking I was going to make a double hourglass quilt, but you know what they say about making plans...

I used various lavender and pale green prints with a charcoal gray Kona cotton solid. Once I had cut all my fabric and layed it out on the floor I wasn't loving the charcoal as the solid color. It looked too drastic. So I changed my pieces all around, and I really liked the result.

The quilting is another free-motion design using a petal-y flower design.

For the Backing I used the charcoal gray with a lot of the extra scraps to make this funky design; I'm not totally sure I like it.

I am eventually going to make that double hourglass quilt using the pale green and the lavender material, but I am going to use a pretty solid white instead of the charcoal. I think it will make the quilt even more girly.

If you are interested in making your own double hourglass quilt Cluck, Cluck, Sew has a great tutorial here, and even if you don't want to, her blog is full of AMAZING quilts! It's totally worth checking out!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wonky quilt

This quilt is a really fun one made up of wonky stars, flying geese, and cute little houses! It started out as random wonky pieces that I was thinking about using to make a bed sized quilt, but I lost interest. Instead I used the pieces I had completed, and worked out a way to make a crib sized quilt.

A few of the blocks are based on the classic log cabin quilt square, done with a wonk!

The backing is a really fun fabric that I picked up at Joann's a while ago, and I just love it!

The quilting design again comes from, and I think it's called peacock. I'm really glad I chose to use gold thread because I think it looks nice with the quilt top and the backing. Although you can't really see it in the pictures.

I don't have any plans about what to do with this quilt. I was thinking about selling it, but I decided to hang on to it for the time being.

Friday, October 22, 2010

150 foot tall giraffe!!

This is a baby quilt that I finished a month or two ago for some dear friends of ours who just had their first child, and this quilt was especially for him.

It's a pretty simple square quilt design with his name appliqued to to the front, fussy cut animals in some of the squares, and a soft flannel for the backing.

The star animal has to be this 150 foot tall giraffe!

I particularly liked this picture of the bright orange binding.

I've been working pretty hard trying to get my machine quilting skills developed, and I think it turned out pretty great on this quilt. I got the quilting design from That site is great if you need some creative ideas for the actual quilting!

I hope baby G grows up to love the quilt as much as I love him already!!

I'm still not good at blogging

So I have finished three baby quilts and a cute tiny wall quilt since I last posted!! Why are there no pictures here you ask?? Well the answer is... I just haven't got around to it. I'll try to post them soon!