Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wedding Quilt

Based on the simplicity of this quilt, it's shocking that it took me over a year to make. Well I drew out my design complete with measurements, and something had gone way wrong with my math and the quilt was about 30% smaller then what I wanted it to be (which was throw size). Anyway I got stuck for about 8 months trying to figure out how to enlarge it and still make it seem like the same quilt, which I finally did. And then of course I had some hold up with the hand sewing of the binding. Anyway now it is done and I even put my label into my quilting, hopefully you can see that in the picture I posted of it.

My dear friend L got married in Mexico last May and my aim was to have it done by the end of a year, I had it finished by the beginning of July, so a year and two months. She forgives me, she knows the baby got in the way.

I really love how it turned out and I my try another quilt like this, because I really like the layout a lot.

This post was written more then a month ago, but was waiting to publish because the quilt hadn't been received yet, well it was FINALLY mailed today, and that's good enough for me.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Christmas Blocks for Bee Happy

The third month of Bee Happy is now complete (the second month was my blocks) and Libby asked for one Christmas tree block and one other Christmasy block, I ended up making 3 total, the wreath is my favorite. The picture quality is terrible as these were snapped on my phone before running out the door to work this morning.

In the second month of Bee Happy people made blocks for me. I got one Christmas tree block (in red or aqua) from everyone and one tree in a color of the rainbow, for a rainbow quilt I am going to make that was inspired by the bottled rainbows quilt along. I'll have a post with pictures of the blocks I received ASAP.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What I made: Baby Edition

The focus on this was supposed to be on what I made for baby rather then the baby, however she is sooo darn cute it is kind of both.

I finished everything on her jungle book quilt except the binding before I gave birth, and then when I was in all day long monitoring 2 days before my water broke, I started hand sewing the binding. Well that binding didn't finished getting sewed on until late May, but now the quilt sits beautifully on the edge of her crib.

The jungle book print is from Heather Ross, I think it was only made into PJ's, I spent way tooo much money on it. But I loved the jungle book as a kid and I had to make a quilt with this print as the focal point.

The pink elephant was completed before she was born and I love how she now likes to suck on the trunk of said elephant (who was named Ellie by my husband), in my long line of to be completed projects I have two more elephants cut out and waiting to be sewn for friends whose babies arrived long ago.

Another Round of Bee Blocks: Doors and Windows

Someone asked me recently what I'd been sewing, and I swear I have actually been sewing a ton, but I also have found that being a mom is sometimes all consuming and blogging is the last on my list of priorities. I have several blog posts in the works for months, but felt that the pictures weren't' good enough or that I didn't have the time to write as much as I wanted. So, I am just going to start posting again, as often as I can, even with lackluster pictures or not as much text as I would like.

Here are my two blocks for Kelly from my Bee Happy Quilting Bee, she asked for one window and one door block, these were really hard for me to figure out what I wanted to do, but I like how they both turned out!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

What I've been making....

Yes there are lots of projects to update on, including holiday table runners, baby quilts, and quilted elephants. They should all be posted soon. However I figured I would post some ever important pictures of the most important thing I ever made.

For blog purposes we will call her baby C. She was born on 12/9/10 at 12:27 am after 23.5 hours of labor, 22.5 of which we spent at the hospital, because my water broke. She weighed in at 7 pounds 14 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Given that she was 2.5 weeks early she probably would have been huge had she gone full term. She is already well loved by all, including her grandma as seen below.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fabric Bowl and Hotpad

I took a class almost two weeks ago at Tanner's Sew and Vac in Westchester. My friend Lisa took the class and it was super fun. My mom and I went together and we came home with super easy to make fabric baskets and I added in a hot pad too. Since I wasn't fur sure what we were making in the class (I couldn't quite get my mind around the project) I brought brighter fabrics then I might otherwise have used, but I actually kind of love the end result and cheeriness factor of both pieces.

Joel Dewberry - Bird Pincushions (or something)

Made from Joel Dewberry's newish book. These little birds were super fun to make and pretty quick and easy too. The wings have hand-embroidery, per the pattern, which is the only part that slowed the process down. They need some perfecting. Hopefully the two people who will receive these in swap packages over the next week think they are as cute as I do.