Riley Blake’s Chevron has arrived! I missed the boat on the chevron in Moda’s Half Moon Modern collection. I couldn’t decided if I wanted it or not, and the next thing I knew the colors I wanted were sold out everywhere. So when I saw this new fabric by Riley Blake, I didn’t hesitate. I am seeing this pop up in a lot of stores online, including Westwood Acres, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics and Bloomerie Fabrics.
It is a beautiful day here and I just finished my daughter’s Easter dress last night, so we are heading out to take a picture of it. I can’t wait to share!
March 28, 2012 7 Comments
You know the song, right? Well I couldn’t stop singing it while making this quilt. All those adorable little umbrellas are an unstoppable force!
I just love the Rainy Days and Mondays fabric by Riley Blake. I paired 5 fat quarters with some green Katie Jump Rope flowers and gray Wishing Flowers from My Mind’s Eye (one of my new go-to prints now). Even though these aren’t colors I usually work with, I really like the look of this quite.
The back is a simple design, with coordinating solids. The binding is a green dot – stripes and dots just made the best bindings!
This one measures 32″ x 43″. I quilted it free motion and it’s nice and crinkly, my favorite! It can be found in the shop.
I’m off for vacation in the morning! Boy am I going to miss my sewing machine and my computer but am in need of a serious break from the daily routine. See you when I get back!
July 16, 2010 7 Comments
I finished my first twin quilt! This quilt was made for my husband’s cousin’s son (got that? LOL) who is moving to his “big boy” bed from his crib. I had a great time making it, and I feel like I’ve really accomplished something as it’s the biggest quilt I’ve made so far.
I was thinking of everything I used for this quilt…12 yards of fabric, 130-7.5″ squares, 500+ meters of thread, 1 package of batting, 350 basting safety pins, 3 hours of sewing binding….I feel like I should finish by singing “And a partridge in a pear tree!”
This one is quilted free motion and it took about 4 hours which was less time than I expected. I knew that binding would take a while though and it did! Totally worth it though. Does anyone else start getting REALLY excited when you see that you are almost done hand sewing that binding and nearing completion?
The back is a Kona Solid and stripe of the fabrics used on the front.
I also made a pillowcase using this tutorial and a throw pillow from the scraps. I think this will make an adorable little boy room that he can grow into for years to come!
November 16, 2009 19 Comments
I have a lot of projects going on right now. A lot. I need to stop starting new things and wrap a few up! I thought I’d share a bit of what’s in the pipeline. (And the scary thing is, this isn’t everything!)
The string squares above are not for another string quilt. I remember saying it’d be a LONG time (if ever) before I take a project like that on again. Well, ever since I saw these pillows from Ashely at Film in the Fridge, I knew I needed them for my couch! I’ve had an Arcadia jelly roll sitting here for just this purpose for a few months it seems. Well, I’ve started!
My husband’s cousin asked me to make her son a quilt for his first “big boy” bed. Of course I would! She picked out Riley Blake fabric, mixed in some surfer prints, for an adorable twin quilt. I finished the top this week and am waiting for the backing fabric to come in the mail.
There is a quilt in the book Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts that I’ve adored since I purchased the book. Well, I decided since I didn’t have ENOUGH other things going on, that this would be the right time to start it. LOL I’ll be using fabric from Denyse Schmidt’s Katie Jump Rope line. I actually have all the patterned fabric cut, but need to cut the white still.
And today, just for fun and instant gratification, I made my son some new reversible bibs. I just took one of his junky bibs and traced it with about 1/4″ extra on all edges. I put a layer of batting in the middle and poof! Instant adorable bibs!
I still have that second MoMo Wonderland quilt pinned and waiting to be quilted, and have started this tutorial for an advent calendar. (That one has an obvious deadline!) So what are you working on?
November 2, 2009 7 Comments