Christmas Time!!!

I fell in LOVE, LOVE I tell you with a table runner featured on Sew Mama Sew,  I followed her directions, but I was not very happy with the scrappy version that I made.

 

Christmas Tree quilt block

 

 

However, I still loved the idea.  Instead of making is scrappy, I made solid trees.

 

 

I am so much happier with this look!

Christmas tree quilt block.

 

Once I got them all together it was love!  I posted the photos on Instagram, and my friends are demanding that I make them one.

 

Christmas Tree Table Runner

Modern Christmas Tree Table Runner

 

One more baby Quilt

At work I was invited to have a meeting with one of the higher ups.  This lady really she is a wonderful person and I want to be just like her when I grow up.  I received the invite on Thursday, and found out that day, the lady in question is going to be a grandma on early November.  My meeting with her was on Tuesday, that left me very little time to make a quilt.  However, after my co-worker and I consulted with Pintrest, we came up with this idea.  I finished the quilt in less than two days, and I must say I really do love it.

Sorry the photo is so bad, just before I left for work I remembered that I did not take a picture.  I threw it down on the floor, and snapped this with my phone.

Very sweet baby quilt.

Bloggers Quilt Festival My First Entry

Amy’s Creative Side is hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  This festival happens twice a year and coincides with  Quilt Market.

 

AmysCreativeSide

 

Last festival, on day one I found myself up very early in the morning with a cup of coffee and my bulldog at my feet, just in awe of all the amazing quilts.  I decided that I would enter the next quilt festival.  So true to my word I am entering in the two color quilt category.

 

This quilt is huge, I made if for my over six foot son.  I started with the simple 1600 race, but the quilt was not big enough.  So I sliced it and added a 15 inch(ish) red braid through it.  However, it was still not big enough, so I threw on a few boarders, and now it’s big enough to cover his feet.

 

Voting will start November 1, 2013 and winners will be announced November 8th.

 

1600 Quilt with red braid

I hate to waste fabric

Several months ago I made what I thought would be a top for a throw pillow.  It was all quilted and everything…..well that all changed.

 

It all started when I got a new desk for the house.  I needed a coaster, however I could not just buy a coaster. No self respecting quilter would do that.  So I fell into the world of Mug Rugs.  After I finished my baby quilt hell month,  I was cleaning up my quilting area and found the pillow top.  I still had left over binding from two of the baby blankets.  I cut the pillow top in two, added the left over binding and now I am the proud owner of two mug rugs!

 

 

mug rugs

2 mug rugs

Stick a fork in me: No more baby quilts

This would be baby quilt six out of six. To be honest, I ran out of ideas fabric and Mojo when it came to this quilt. Thank the quilting gods for Pinterest. I knew that if I found a block that I liked I could blow it up to a 40 ish by 40 ish quilt for a baby boy. While I was hunting blocks I found this gem.   I ran to my stash, pulled what little boy fabric I had left and started  piecing.  Less than 90 minuets later this quilt was born, in hind sight I should have taken two hours because as you can see 2 of my blocks are sideways.

 

However one thing I have learned is don’t sweat the petty stuff.  The person who is getting this quilt knows nothing about quilts or quilting so I think I am safe!

 

baby boy quilt

Hate it

Baby Quilt 3 out of 6:

 

I just don’t like it.  There is no reason why, it just does nothing for me.  But hell you can’t love them all.

 

Baby quilt

Happy Quilting Star Reveal

Well, I am a week late but I finished my little happy quilting star.  This would be baby quilt #2 out of 6 all due by October 1, 2013.

 

I love this quilt!   The pattern and the bright colors make me smile.

 

Alen's quilt

 

 

 

The quilt that was meant to be

Where I work they focus a lot on charity work.  I do most of my charity work through quilting on my own or through my guild.  One of my very helpful co-workers sits on the board for the Boys and Girls Club of Venice Beach.   This club has a great history with working with local teens to get them to college.

 

So when this very sweet co-worker asked I would make a quilt for the Boys and Girls Club to auction off, how could I say no?  The only issue is he gave me 4 weeks to complete the quilt.  Right in the middle of baby quilt hell month.  I was not sure that I was up to the challenge.

Two days after he asked me to make a quilt, I still had no idea what I wanted to make.  My friends and I went to a fabric yard sale.  Several quilters got together and sold items from there stash.  There it was, this little kit for $10…yep TEN BUCKS.  Right then and there I knew I was looking at my Boys and Girls Quilt.

 

I present you my first kit quilt:

 

boys and girls club charity quilt