Saturday, October 27, 2012

It's in the Bag!

So I have Weekender envy! It's true. I love the Amy Butler Weekender Bag. I want to make that bag. However, before I tried to tackle a project that huge, I thought I should probably try something a little smaller, a little less daunting, first. Enter the Amy Butler Blossom Bag. I found it on her website as a free pattern download. SCORE!
I worked on it here and there over a week's time. Cutting the pattern out took a while. Ok, it's seemed like that took the longest. Lots and lots of pieces. Once I got to the sewing part, it went pretty quick. The peltex was easy to work with and gives the bag great support to hold it's shape. Of course there are things I would do a little differently if I were to make this again, but the pattern is well written and easy to follow. I did add a side pocket to the lining for a cell phone and such. That is the only change I made this time. 
Now to tackle the Weekender!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Not Your Everyday Sewing

In one week we will be celebrating one sweet little girl here at my house. To prep for her birthday, I have been busy sewing and sewing AND sewing doll clothes. I appreciate my mom and all the doll and Barbie clothes she made for my sisters and myself a whole lot more now! Those little hems and tiny sleeves are not the easiest. However, I love the result and I hope my soon-to-be three year old will, too.

This one is my favorite. So cute and the fabric came from the quilt I made for her bed.
So Happy, Happy Birthday to my sweet little, Sassafras!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Summer Favorite

This summer I made a favorite new quilt. Well, quilt top, technically speaking. It's a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman called Rain or Shine. You can find it in her book The Practical Guide to Patchwork- New Basics for the Modern Quilter. The book is FABULOUS! 

I call my quilt Strawberry Lemonade, and I think it is one of the most cheerful, happy quilts I have made. 
With the exception of color choices, I kept to the pattern.
Still need to quilt and bind it, but that will wait til snowy weather. With this beautiful fall weather it's been to nice to stay inside!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I really HAVE gotten stuff done this summer!

So even though I haven't posted a lot this summer, I have been sewing.  Along with my paper piecing, I finished a quilt for my Grandma (sorry no pics yet) and got lots of other fun projects done and under way.
I've gotten completely caught up on my Blogger's BOMs!

And I finished quilt tops for 2 of my 3 kids!

Fingers crossed that in the next few days I can post about my new favorite quilt. Well, quilt top at least; still have the quilting to do. It's a pattern from Elizabeth Hartman's The Practical Guide to Patchwork. LOVE this book.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Summer is in FULL SWING!

Holy cow! It's been 2 months since I last posted.  I have been busy training for and running a half marathon, camping with my family, and trying to get in a little sewing. Trying being the key word there. I did manage to finish my BOMs, all four of them.  I can't wait to see them all together in four seperate quilts.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Hexies Galore!

So what do you do when you have to spend 14 hours in the car? Work on your English paper piecing, of course. We had a long drive up to my sister-in-law's wedding so it was a good time for me to get out this project and get some more done on it.  I need a total of 18 diamonds for the finished project. I think I'll be working on this one for a while.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Festival of Half Square Triangles

I finally got this one quilted and bound, and just in time, too! Baby Boy hasn't started to crawl quite yet, so he'll have some time to use it as his floor quilt. It even has his seal of approval.  Have to say I love how this quilt turned out. Love the colors, love the quilting, love it all. I couldn't resist posting more than a couple pictures. I noticed after I took the pictures that a butterfly stopped by to check it out. I'm also doing something I've never done and entering it in the Festival of Half Square Triangles contest. We'll see how that goes, but more than anything I'm just happy my little guy finally has his floor quilt.