So, the other day my Auntie asked me if I wanted some of her old fabrics because she's not being able to sew much because of her eyes... Well, any true quilter or sewer knows to never turn down freebies :) :) I thought that it would be a few pieces....and THIS is what she brought me!!!!!!!!! I am in stinkin' heaven...and at the same time floored. My Auntie always comes through for me.... Oh, and btw, not a single piece is less than a yard (spoiled, i know) Now to decide what to make......any suggestions!?!?!?!?!
I was just sitting at the table with my kids the other day and realizing how big they are getting... Sometimes it makes me sad that they can't stay small...so I decided to make this instead :)My kids LOVED making this! My youngest son is 7 1/2 months old, and he just kept squishing his toes in the blue paint. And, yes, my oldest son and daughter's feet are almost the same size...and they're about 21 months apart :) :) :)
My sister is one of the coolest people ever...and on top of that, she is AWESOME at designing quilts! I called her the other day with a quilting challenge...and it didn't even phase her.
Her Challenge..... I needed a quilt design for a baby...gender not known!!! (thanks a lot Jessica) In addition, I needed colors for this quilt...but could not use red, yellow and blue.
Within about 10 minutes, she designed a quilt...explained it to me over the phone and picked colors. She even told me sizes and shapes! So, I promptly went out and purchased the fabrics and started washing, ironing, and cutting..... These are the colors she chose...pretty awesome, huh?!?!
She decided to call her quilt "Citrus Peel"...can't wait to work on and finish it :) :)
I feel like I am on a ROLL!!! Here is another finish that I have. I actually made this quilt about 18 months ago when my husband was in Japan for 3 months...needed something to do. Each square has 1-4 pieces of RIBBON on it. It was super fun to make, and allowed the creative juices to flow :) :) I quilted it up on Granni's quilting machine (another one to practice on) and bound it. My daughter now won't let it out of her sight...good thing it was for her to begin with!
I got this AWESOME package from my mom yesterday!She and my dad were recently in Hawaii, and I asked if she'd pick me up some fabric while she was there... She and my Auntie Flash went to the store...and I think had too much fun :) Aren't connections great?!?!?! Thanks mom (and Auntie Flash!)
Finally, it is complete! I have had this in my mind for FOREVER and finally finished it! I did it all on my machine, even the stitching... At first I wasn't too fond of the binding, but now that I look at it more, I am starting to love it! I figured it's okay to leave it up until September (memorial day) so that everyone can see my craftiness :) Now, on to my next runners...a birthday one, a Halloween one, and a Fall/Thanksgiving one.....
I was featured over at the Quilt Shoppe's Finished Friday Parade! It was great. I was there with 29 other crafters, and it was amazing to see what everyone had been up to....great ideas are flowing now!! Just click on the picture below or on my side-bar and go check it out :)
Katie over at Kwilting with Katie asked me to do a test run on a back-pack pattern that she had created! Of course I jumped at the chance....
This is a picture of the bag she made from the pattern....I just love the red, white and blue....you?!?! So, I decided to try some things that were a little different with mine, and I just love it!
I actually made my top with elastic instead of a pull-tie; mostly because I didn't have the proper materials at 10:00 at night....but it turned out ok. However, I will do the ties next time!! The thing I like best that I did was my straps, I did a small portion at the bottom with the same color as my contrast color, then the rest a normal color. I think it adds some fun character!! I just love it. Isn't Katie just so creative?!?!?! Next I'm going to try my hand at that super cute "Uncle Sam" character on her bag.....
So, for the past 2 years, I have been quietly and slowly collecting Halloween fabrics...just ones that i LOVE that would go perfect in a Halloween Quilt. Took me long enough. Then, I finally got it all pieced together and ready to send to my mom (she lives in Alaska), but then my Granni told me she was buying a long-arm quilting machine...so I saved it (she lives just 10 minutes away)! So, I finally took it over to be quilted at my Granni's house, and realized that I had used my back for something else, so we had to quickly sew up a back and put it on the quilting machine.... So, FINALLY, my Halloween Quilt was my first ever quilt that I quilted myself on a long-arm machine! And I must say, I am HOOKED... :)
So, I decided to try my hand at some clever baking! I love to bake, and I'm fairly good at it, but I thought I'd try something fun and different for my daughter's birthday... Now, to look at the cake from the outside...not so pretty. I ran out of frosting, actually. However, once you cut INTO the cake...... TA DA!!!
First off, i did NOT make this!!! However, I think that it is too cute to not share! My mom made this for my daughter's birthday - and she refuses to take it off...she even napped with it on. I just love it and thought I would share with everyone..... Makes me wish I could crochet (I know how, just not very good at it...) Thanks Mom...I mean Queenie!!!!!