Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fun Star Quilt

A friend of mine recently got married and I figured I had some time to get a perfect Quilt together for him and his new bride. But then he dropped the bomb on me. They are moving to Bangladesh in August! It's now time to up my game and get it started! I did find a great pattern on Moda Bake Shop. And I have got the cutting started. And finished. And then I started on my first few blocks! I'll add photos and we will see where it all ends up. Today is going to be a sewing, cleaning and maybe a running day. But the  run may move to tomorrow when I can hit an air conditioned track. Cause I'm a super baby! 

This is the amazing pattern that I picked. I'm doing it in teals and coordinating colors. 

This is the first block. It was my first adventure with paper piecing and I might have to be honest and say I LOVE IT! And will be doing way more! 

This is block 11 and the second one I sewed. I am loving it so far! Let's get more done!! 
And for some fun I'll show you what I did yesterday 

This is our fun before picture (and our made by us tutus, my sister and Hannah and I made them! We've got great plans for more and better ones) 

And the after photo! So much fun Color Me Rad rocks!! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Cute Wedding Day Gift

One of my friends asked if I could stitch a gift for his fiancé to give to her dad. So I'm hard at work making this happen. It's such a sweet thing to do. I'm actually really enjoying the message. And after the last messages I wrote that included the word "daddy" I like this one way better! 



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Small Baby Gift

My husbands cousin is pregnant and we found out recently and like any great quilter I knew I needed to make something cute. And I needed a few supplies for my Amy Butler's Weekender bag (which is my feburary goal). I found this adorable fabric from Adornit the Nesting Owls. I was instantly in love and bought it before I'd even found a pattern. Then I hit Moda Bake shop and found an an equally adorable pattern with pinwheels! Seriously how have I Never made a pin wheel! I was in sewing heaven making those! So fun and so cute! I've also done some fussy cutting on the back (another first!) 
Now to finish a bit more quilting and then binding and it would be one of my cutest creations!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A Progress Update

I am working on my Scrappy Tripalong still!! It is coming along amazingly! 
Piecing on my bed which was the only place I had enough room!
All together lying on my living room floor!
The back! One giant block with a top and bottom piece. 
Basting with the help from my bestest buddy! 
I have started to quilt. And I bought a new sewing machine!!! I love Haducky the Janome!! He is amazing!! 
I'll try to post more pictures soon!! My phone keeps complaining about being too full for more pictures! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


I've actually been getting a lot of crafting done the last few days. I have decided that I am going to restart my English Paper Piecing quilt. My other one was a bit of a pain because my original template wore out and so I was trying to get a new one of the same size. Plus I was hand cutting them all out which lead to numerous errors along the way. I'll just my completed hexies for other projects. 
So I did get two of those flowers competed. 
This one reminds me of my two nieces who recently picked the last few remaining strawberries off the plants at my parents house. 
And I have one more done but I'm going to hoard it until one flower Wednesday. 
Last night I also did some work on my Scrappy Tripalong quilt 
Hoping that this now gives me some much needed motivation to keep working. 
See you all soon 


I was saving my flowers for today!! And then I almost missed it!!! 
So with a little bit of explanation... I bought a Fiskar's Hexagon Puncher!! It's amazing!!! LOVE IT! So I've got them going.... 

Yup!!! That's three and it's 
Days until I get married!!!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Today's Objectives

Today I would like to get a back sewn for my disappearing nine patch blanket. And I would like to get it sandwiched too. And I would like to get started on my Santa's Scrappy Trip Along! 
I also have a 6 mile run to do... A little treadmill time! Hopefully it goes better than my last couple treadmill runs... Stupid treadmill 👹😡👹😡

Cross of run! It was a wee bit slower than I wanted but I'll take it!