Thursday, February 26, 2015

Snapshots QAL Blocks 1 and 2 with Minis and a Partial Parade

 Here are the first two blocks for the Snapshots QAL, find the patterns and support St. Jude's here.
 The mini patterns and directions can be found on the Out of the Blue Blog.
My Elephant parade is coming along well too :)  These patterns can be found at Lorna's Sew Fresh Quilts blog.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

She Quilts with Flowers in the Snow


As she quilts, she shakes her fist at the snow and ice and says "Oh yes, take that winter!"  :)  A bright floral and texty goodness baby quilt, pattern can be found on Bee in my Bonnet blog.   You can find the tutorial here.

 The blocks are 10 inch finished and the quilt is a 4 x 5 block layout.
Here it is hanging out on our woodpile, we have been enjoying fires in the fireplace most nights lately.

 A few detail shots...


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Turtle Time

 This week Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts has added the pattern for the turtle to her Elephant Parade...this picture is not the best but the weather continues to challenge me and not allow for better outside shots.  I am using wool felt for the eyes and I love the texture it adds to the quilt blocks!
Here are my blocks so far...I have multiples of the elephants but I chose to do them all the same, I look forward to seeing them set together in quilt form :)  Thanks so much Lorna for such a fun QAL!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

And Sew On

I had a chance to finish my version of Fat Quarter Shop's Snapshots QAL Block 2 today which is a fun sewing machine.  It took longer to pick out the fabrics than it did to sew it...really!

There is still plenty of time to join this QAL and to donate to the worthy cause of St. Judes Children's Hospital.



Sunday, February 22, 2015

Weirdo or Whimsy?

Yea...don't really want the answer to that.

After making these fun matching kits for gifts, I had an idea I would make one for me last night...


I may have been cooped up too long because of bad weather, or maybe I was just hungry...

 My favorite fabric with some coordinates...check! (does it look a bit like an egg?)
 A great color of wool felt named "honey mustard" ...check!
 This is where it gets a little ummm...different.  I have had a towel I bought on clearance sitting on my sewing table for just the right project.  It wanted to move up in life from a humble towel to a very usable sewing kit....check!
I just have to keep it away from these guys...

Pattern is from Lori Holt from Bee in My Bonnet.  She has a handy little camera icon that shows her IG feed on her blog sidebar and there you will find the little tutorial on making a sewing kit from an orphan block.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Making A Couple of Matching Gifts

So it is still snowing steady here, good time for some sewing!

I am one of the only poor souls not on Instagram but that doesn't mean I can't stalk some of the people who are.  Lori Holt from Bee in My Bonnet has a handy little camera icon that shows her IG feed on her blog sidebar and she had this cute little tutorial on making a sewing kit from an orphan block.
I chose to use some Kaffe Fasset fabric to make matching kits for my Mother-In-Law and her sister who is going to be moving from several states away to be in her neighborhood soon.  Hopefully they will like their daisy sewing kits and enjoy some together sewing time with them soon :)
 I used some of my favorite prints for the inside lining and pockets...
And that ruler ribbon is so fun!  I used a couple thimble charms to "cute them up".
Have a good day all!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Flower Box QAL - first block

Flower Box Block 1

So I am waiting impatiently for Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet's new book Farm Girl Vintage...very impatiently.  When she offered this QAL, I jumped on board.  You can find the tutorial here.


I have a lot of scraps left over from this fat quarter grouping of Heather Bailey and Amy Butler prints that I bought along with some friends for the first Craftsy BOM way back in January of 2012.  I had a post here about our clever technique for buying these lovelies.  I gave away the blocks from the sampler as I enjoyed putting them together but didn't really want the finished quilt.  I would like to have a quilt made from this grouping so the Flower Box QAL seems a perfect way to get that done.  And I am using STASH, yay!!

Anybody else want to join in and bust those scraps?!