Thursday, March 31, 2011

flowers for kyrie

It started with this....
 and then became this...
 I added her sweet little name.
 and a dresden sun.
 then some flowers and birds...
 They look so happy and fresh. 
very happy!
Then added some embroidery (you are my sunshine) on the sun.  It seemed appropriate as her mother is the sunniest happiest person I have ever had the pleasure of being around.
Then I pieced and stitched the back.
 complete with the way their family says "love you"
 Quilted and bound!
 and my sweet little helper... i love her tons and tons!
I had such a great time making this wall hanging/baby quilt for some very special people!  I really hope they love it!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Innocent Crush...

Oh Anna Maria Horner, I have a bit of an innocent crush on you!
I feel like I am a bit late for the Innocent Crush bandwagon, it honestly took me a minute to really fall in love with this fabric... but fall I have.   I recently finished a project where I used this fabric.  When I found this tute from Christina "the sometimes crafter" when she guest posted on Whip Up I thought I would use the scraps I had left over and give it a go.   
I have to say; what a fantastic way to make half square triangles!  I am in love with this technique.  Super fast and easy peasy!  Little pinwheel block... welcome to my work in progress pile... you are going to look fantastic on my couch as a pillow!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Change of Plans...

I was going to use Urban Chicks for Lily's QAL... This just seemed a bit more fun.  This was the fabric from Sara's crib bedding.  She doesn't have a crib anymore.  Just a big girl bed.  She needs a big girl quilt to go with it.
 I added a few more.
 I am happy with the end result, pleasantly happy!  I think Sara will love it too....

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I've Joined...

I decided to do a couple of quilt alongs... Why not...  might as well... I need a little me time...

First off is Lily's Quilts.  I am really excited about this one. It is going to be beautiful!  Dresden Circles AAAAANNNNNDDDDD different amazing bloggers to take a spin on it.  sign me up!

Lily's Quilts QAL

 I am thinking about these fabrics... what do you think?
That yellow stripe kills me.  I love love love it!
I love the vintage feel of them.  They scream summer to me...

The second QAL I am joining is.... Freshly Pieced's Supernova QAL!  This quilt knocks my socks off!

Supernova Quilt-Along with Freshly Pieced

A little Denyse Schmidt Greenfield Hill is in order for this one I do think...
Spencer is going to kill me after I buy all this fabric but maybe he won't notice...  maybe... just maybe...


Friday, March 11, 2011

My new Digs!

I had my sewing area in a small little nook in my house. 
Not nearly big enough. 
I moved it... all of it... and 
I am Very happy with the results!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Eye Candy!

and now up... my new favorite quilts...  
The Amazing Rachel at Stitched in Color designed this quilt.  
I love it. It is so bright and simple.  
The song plays through my head as I look at it.
 and up next... Unwind by the very talented Julie of Jaybird Quilts...  
She is an amazing quilter/designer/sewer...
I love this quilt.
 I can't wait to get my hands on the pattern!
This is her own design.  
I love her. I love it!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sew Mama Sew giveaway winner... ME~!

I am feeling pretty lucky.  I won another giveaway!  This time on Sew, Mama, Sew!

I am pretty happy about my prize also!  I won the Kona Solids ~ Color Card

Which is pretty sweet.  Now I will never have to guess about what solid color to choose...  Yay me!