Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing

Flower Sugar Love

Bedroom

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.

Lecien Flower Sugar

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.

Bunting

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!

New Pillow

My daughter certainly is a fan!

Pillow Love

July 21, 2011   22 Comments

Family Tree

Family Tree Full

Last Tuesday was my husband’s grandmother’s 90th birthday. How cool is that? You wouldn’t know she is 90, she has a more active social life than we do! The family had thrown out ideas of taking a big trip to celebrate, but we couldn’t really swing that since we are on a single income and life in Chicago isn’t exactly inexpensive. We wanted to do something special in our own way though, and then I remembered seeing this quilt on Flickr a few months ago. Perfect!

Family Tree Front Back

I had a couple concerns…first, we only had 11 people for the tree which is a lot less than the 20+ hands on the inspiration quilt. Also, the tree fabric on the inspiration quilt used was perfect, but out of print. (Joel Dewberry’s woodgrain in Chocolate). So…my tree ended up being a bit wider and I used the JD woodgrain I could find – light green – instead. Luckily it matched the Sweet Broderie fabric I used for the hands and border.

Family Tree Detail

I never have done applique before. I was a bit nervous, but it turned out great! Sandra has a great tutorial I used on her blog.

Family Tree Hand

I used my Bernina Embroidery Module to stitch the names for the hands and the initial in the center of the tree.

Family Tree Back

The back of the quilt is a bit wild…but I love it. It is from Amy Butler’s new Soul Blossoms line of fabric.

Family Tree Back Front

I quilted this one free motion and it measures about 72″ x 86″. It’s a big boy. LOL Half way through the quilting I started to wonder what I had gotten myself in to.

We are gifting this to her Sunday, I really hope she likes it but also uses it. :)

January 7, 2011   17 Comments

Sweet Broderie

Sweet Broderie

New fabric arrived yesterday from Fat Quarter Shop. This is Sweet Broderie by Lecien of Japan. I love these colors and think they are perfect for a baby girl or boy. I plan to use them (eventually!) for a crib quilt but also have them available in my shop as a rag quilt kit.

ETA: Thanks to Claire for letting me know the designer of this fabulous fabric – Rosalie Quinlan!

November 19, 2010   5 Comments