I made a scrappy fabric wreath today! It will be added to the door of my sewing room and I LOVE it (although it was quite tedious to make!). It is a combination of some solid cotton fabric and scraps from my many vintage sheet quilts.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
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Thursday, October 2, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
My dad gave me this chair, which had been refinished and recovered somewhere around the time of my birth, I believe. After thirty-something years, it was definitely in need of an update.
I found this funky purple (my current favorite color) fabric at Joann's and thought it would be an unexpected pop for this old chair.
My husband actually did the labor for me. I think it turned out so well! You may recall, he's pretty good at making furniture look amazing!
And if I'm taking pictures, my little ham wants to be in there!
Here's a before & after........ pretty big difference!
Now to just decide where in this house this "new" chair wants to live.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
I haven't been sewing much, but I did spend some time this week making some new shirts for my "baby" boy who begins Kindergarten next week. He's wears around a 4t, and I find myself struggling to find boy's t-shirts at this age that aren't very loud designs. We like mellow. And cute. Like this little airplane with the button on the prop. I love it!
And a new "5" shirt to celebrate his birthday in a few weeks. His "4" shirt and orange truck shirt from last year have definitely been well-loved.
And because he still looooves orange, I made him an orange tie shirt. Fun and funny for all of Kindergarten's events where formal dress is required. ; )
Saturday, July 5, 2014
I finished a quilt today!
This is made with Moda's "Summer House" fabric. I love these colors!
I quilted it with free-motion stipple quilting - my favorite!
The binding is a cute wood-grain in turquoise.
And the back is a super soft pink damask flannel. So cozy!
Friday, May 16, 2014
I completed a quilt this week! I made this for a friend's little boy who is transitioning into a toddler bed. I forgot to measure it, but I think it's about 36 x 48" (the blocks are all 12" squares).
Each of the airplanes are a little different, appliqued with scrap fabrics in blue, brown, yellow, and green, with a few pops of orange and red.
I loved the stipple quilting, it made me think the airplanes were flying around. : )
The binding is a cute brown polka dot.
And the back is a super soft blue and brown flannel.
I hope little L loves his new quilt!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
A few months ago, our very good friends had their second daughter. Meet Baby A.
This "bubble quilt" for A is made with a variety of fabrics, including this cute bird fabric I had used on her big sister's quilt a few years ago.
The back is a very soft flannel with a sweet bunny print. Love!
To view all of my completed quilts, grab a cup of coffee and click here!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
My daughter's teacher asked for one of my tree pillows, with an emphasis on orange leaves. (You can see all the tree objects I've made by clicking here and here and here and here).
And also a rainbow pillow, inspired by this quilt.
The square and rectangle scraps are attached with matching thread. Love love love me a rainbow!
I hope she loves her new pillows! I really enjoy making pillows - it's a fairly quick project (well compared to a quilt, anyway!) and a fun way to add color and comfort to a room.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
This purple and gray patchwork quilt is my first quilt of 2014! It's for a little girl who is due to arrive in March. I hope she loves it!
The squares were cut at 4" and are from a variety of prints I've collected over several years. The quilting is a simple straight-line quilting at 1/4" on either side of the seams.
The backing is a very soft gray damask print (the same I used on my swoon quilt, as a matter of fact). Love it!