Category — Home Decor
Yesterday and today I decided to catch up on a couple projects I had been promising to make for my little girl. I knew some of Lecien’s Flower Sugar fabric would be a perfect match for her room. I bought mine from Kerri at Sew Deerly Loved.
First, I created some bunting for above her bed. The front is the Flower Sugar prints, the back is just solid pink. I kind of winged it, but I think they turned out cute. I used the 30 degree guides on my cutting mat to create the triangles. I made just quilt binding to sew them all together.
With the left over triangles (and a few extra) I decided to make a matching pillow. I winged this one too…it was my first time making a non square pillow. My first time binding a pillow. And my first time making a yoyo. But overall, I think it was a success!
My daughter certainly is a fan!
July 21, 2011 22 Comments
May was Terri’s month in the Twice Around the Block VQB. She sent us a set of solid and textured fabrics and asked us to make straight lined modern blocks with squares and rectangles. I knew I wanted to use the off-white to make the 3 strips, but the rest was just improvised as I sewed along. I like how it turned out!
A bit of new fabric arrived this week as well. I have plans in my head for at least one of these sets. Both are from Cloud 9 Organics. Cut Out and Keep is above, Nature Walk is below. The two collections actually look really nice together, so now I’m thinking about combining them in a fall quilt.
I also received a couple new prints for my sewing room over the weekend. They come from Kajsa Wikman’s Syko Shop.
You might recognize her from her book Scandinavian Stitches (which is amazing). The prints arrived extremely quickly, even from overseas and are very high quality. I’m thinking it might be cute to decorate my daughter’s room with a few more.
We spent last weekend in northern Michigan so I didn’t have a chance to sew, but I have two quilt sandwiches up in the sewing room and plan to focus on them this week. Hopefully I will have them finished to share soon!
June 6, 2011 6 Comments
Not a lot of sewing this Memorial Day weekend but I did manage to get a bit of decorating time in and wanted to share some photos. I made these using wooden letters from Michael’s, a bit of Mod Podge and some scrapbook paper. There are lots of Mod Podge directions online, here are some for making letters.
The paper I used is Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon. I really wish these came as fabric, I would buy them up in a heartbeat!
I added my latest Framed Fairy Tales quilt, another framed mini, and the letters to my sewing room wall. Love how it is coming together.
Flowers are finally blooming here, it seems Spring has arrived just in time for Summer to take over in 3 weeks!
May 31, 2011 13 Comments
It’s done! No, this block wasn’t meant to be a quilt…well not a traditional quilt anyway. I found this really cute frame at Home Goods not too long ago. It was actually a framed bulletin board. I thought it would be cool to find a bunch of different frames and use them to decorate my sewing room. (More neat finds later!) I decided to removed the cork board and sew a mini quilt to fit (10″ x 18″). Removing the cork was harder than I anticipated – it involved scissors, a knife and pliers!
I thought this mini quilt would be a fun project to try some new things. I added some embroidery to the block. Although I was pretty conservative and just went along with the design mostly, so it’s not that easy to spot unless you see it in person.
I also didn’t want to bind it because I was afraid that would add to much bulk for the frame. So I finished it like a pillow, sewing the back to the front and flipping it right-side out.
I am really excited to get it hanging in my sewing room. And make a few others as well!
May 27, 2011 19 Comments