Sunday, January 23, 2011

Simple Shoulder/Sling Purse - from a FREE pattern

I made these cute little bags using this tutorial. I used Tula Pink's Parisville fabric for both. The first one (small, red one) was made exactly as the pattern described. It's so cute!

Here is the inside (with a few stray threads).

Some little detailing around the outside.
I decided I wanted to make a slightly larger one, so I altered the pattern a bit. I added a couple of inches to each side of the large piece of fabric. I also made it out of two fabrics instead of one because I used a fat quarter and using one would not have made it tall enough.

Here is the inside of the bigger one.

I am not very experienced when it comes to sewing, but these were so easy to make and I love how they turned out!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Layer Cake QAL

I am participating in the Moose on the Porch Quilts Layer Cake Quilt-a-long and have made 5 blocks so far.

I am using a layer cake by Adorn It called Life's A Hoot. This layer cake has 9 different fabrics, with 5 squares of each fabric. I think this has been helpful for this particular QAL because I have been able to save scraps and use them in multiple blocks. It has also been helpful in enabling me to change the patterns slightly.

I know my son's 1st grade teacher likes owls and I may give this quilt to her as an end of the year gift.

Here is my progress so far.

Block 1 (this is one of my favorites):
Block 2 (with fussy cut owls):
Block 3 (my first basket block):
Block 4 (I love star blocks):
Block 5 (thought this might be a busy block, but it is also one of my favorites. I altered the pattern a bit):
Block 6 instructions should be posted on Tuesday!

Friday, November 26, 2010

One Block Wonder/Stack N Whack

I definitely picked the wrong type of fabric for this, but I think it turned out ok anyway. My niece turns 5 in a few weeks and I think I will give this to her for her birthday. I used Valori Wells Del Hi fabric and the the back is the same orange as the binding. It is the Del Hi fabric with the butterflies. I like how it all looks like pretty flowers and I think she will like it.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My Husband is Crafty Too!

Yesterday was my birthday and I had asked for a quilt rack. I linked to a few styles that I liked online. Well, my husband actually made one all on his own! When I first saw it I thought he bought one and assembled it. I didn't realize he had made it from scrap wood. I just took a few more pictures with quilts hanging and they look awesome! I'll have to post a few more pictures when I get that camera downloaded.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Botany Bear Paws

Oh, I love this quilt! Happy birthday mom (only 2 months late, but she says it was worth the wait). I was tempted to keep it for myself.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Jelly Roll Sampler Top Complete!

Yeah! I finished my jelly roll sampler quilt top. I used an Eva by Basic Grey jelly roll. The sashing is one of their grunge fabrics (love those).

Monday, July 12, 2010

Charm Pack Quilt Along

Yeah! Another fun quilt along to participate in. I love these things! KarrieLynn is hosting a quilt along using charm pack squares. I decided to do this one when I saw her sample layouts. There are so many options for finishing this quilt! I am already looking forward to seeing all of the finished quilts. The button for the quilt along is in my sidebar. Isn't it pretty?

My fabric choice was motivated by this quilt of KarrieLynn's. Isn't it beautiful?!?! It is Fandango by Kate Spain and Moda Bella Solid in Snow.

I bought my fabric from Burgundy Buttons. It arrived just a few days after I ordered. Love fast shipping!

Here are a few of my favorite fabrics from the charm pack.
Can't wait to get started on this!