Monday, March 23, 2009

My Productive Weekend!

Scott and Kyle have been away this weekend on a fun daddy/son trip. I took full advantage of the opportunity to craft my little heart out!

I was able to finish the top and quilt a quilt that I started a week or so ago. I can't say it is completely done, because I am still finishing the hand-sewing part of the binding, but you get the gist! I got the pattern and inspiration from the Moda Bake Shop ( I thought the quilt was adorable but didn't love the colors they chose. I went with a different charm pack...Snippets, and fit the base colors more to my liking. The quilt is going to be a gift for someone, but it's a secret!The instructions suggested to do a grid pattern for the actual quilting, but I didn't love the look, so I went with a big stipple instead. I just stitched in the ditch around the small red border, and then in the yellow border did a fun loopty-flowery pattern.

I also took the time to do some scrapbooking. Another favorite past-time of mine! I didn't get a ton done, but enough to fully enjoy myself and make a big ole' mess of the kitchen table!

It's been a fun productive weekend!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


One of my latest nap-time projects!!

This frog was SO much fun to make! It was a quick project that I literally finished during one of Kyle's nap-times.

Teresa - thanks for sharing your pattern with me. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be the sewer/quilter that I am today without all of your inspiration. Thanks for turning me over to the 'dark side!'

Mom - does the material look familiar? I LOVE that you pass me down your scraps and left-overs. Thanks for keeping me going with lots of fun scraps.

What was fun about this project was that it mixed piecing, quilting, and sewing all into one project. I think this is going to be the new baby's (due in early June!) first stuffed animal.

Side note...My sister-in-law Teresa fill hers with the little hard plastic beady things that you would fill bean bags with. I SEARCHED around here for that stuff and couldn't find it. I ended up filling my frog with the little micro-bead poly-fill foam balls. It made a horrendous mess, but after cleaning up a few times with my vacuum all is well and I am super pleased with the outcome. Because of the light weight of the filler I used, it'll be way more suitable for a small child's toy.

Monday, March 9, 2009

A fun give-away

Hey ladies! So you know the fun website that I mentioned in my last blog? I hope that you have checked it out. Anywho, they announced a selvage give-away, and I wanted to pass along the info to you! You can either click on the 'Selvage Blog' on my 'Blog List' or go directly to this site to check it out: Maybe one of us will be lucky enough to win. Now that I am all excited about doing some 'selvage' projects it would be nice to have a little bigger stash to work with!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Great idea for going more 'green'

Check out this website...
Seriously? The projects are AWESOME!! I never once thought to hang on to my all my selvage edges. I can't even begin to imagine how many yards and yards of selvage I have tossed. I will DEFINITELY start hanging on to them now. I can't wait to start trying some of these selvage projects.