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.
However, I still loved the idea. Instead of making is scrappy, I made solid trees.
I am so much happier with this look!
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.
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.
Amy’s Creative Side is hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival. This festival happens twice a year and coincides with Quilt Market.
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.
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!
Baby quilt 6 of 6:
Although its call a Single Wedding Ring block it screamed nautical to me. I have to say this quilt and block I really fell in love with, and will use again and again.
Baby quilt 1 of 6: The most simple, sweet baby quilt I have made in a long time.
I can see myself using this pattern for years to come. It’s easy, sweet and just right for a boy or girl.
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 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.
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.
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: