Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tutorial Coming Soon!

As we start October, I just wanted to share with some of my new followers these spider web placemats I made last year.  There is also a template for it.  You can find it all in this post.

Let me know if you make anything! I'd love to see.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Miami Dolphins Quilts

I don't think I've ever shown you these quilts that I made my sons two years ago. It was at the very beginning of my sewing, so be kind.  They really are not the best work that I've done.  But, at that time, I was very proud of them.  And well, to be honest I still am, because my kids LOVE their quilts.

Rylans Miami Dolphins QuiltNathan's Miami Dolphins Quilt

I went to the store with them to let them pick out fabrics, and this is what they wanted.  So, I had to think of something.  I had no rulers, rotary cutters, cutting mats.  Everything was done with drawn lines and scissors.  (I had no clue.)
Rylan's Quilt Nathan's Quilt

They were a great accomplishment for me at that time.  And just look at these boys.  They love their quilts!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Patchwork Chevron

Well, I saw this quilt a while ago and it stuck in my head.  Then I saw Jen's quilt right before I started mine.  I had two charm packs, so wanted to make it bigger than the first, but didn't know how it would all work out until I saw Jen's.  Then I just copied her!  (She was totally cool with that...)

Patchwork Chevron

Anyway, here it is! It's been done for a while.  I finished it in June, just before we went on the road.  (We're on day 90 today!)  I've been sooo many pretty places that I should have taken pictures of the quilt there, but this cute little camp ground in PA will have to do.  (Because I finally remembered, had a moment, had internet...these things rarely happen to me these days!)

Patchwork Chevron

 For the back and binding, I wanted to use up some fabrics that I had in my closet.  I don't really want to buy a ton more fabric until I use what I have.  But I like the way it turned out.  Used up a few scraps of muslin and smaller pieces of fabric.  I'm very happy with this quilt!

My husband peeking over the top
 It's perfect for cuddling on the couch, which is what I mainly use it for.  And occasionally on the feet of my husband and I as we are freezing in the trailer.  Thankfully on our first night of really cold weather, my in-laws were in town at a hotel and the kids stayed with them.  We tried out the heater for the first time, only to find it didn't work and we were freezing! It was definitely below 50 in the trailer.  We've remedied the problem and have heat now...but man, that was cold!


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pin it to win it

WHAT?! Fresh Squeezed Fabric is having a little contest.  If you pin an item from their shop and you get as many repins as it costs in three days, it's yours.    Full information here.

I'm going big or going home.  I'm going for this sweet baby....hopefully I'll get it.  Or I'm going home crying.
Chicopee fat quarter bundle--26 pieces---6-1/2 yards total--Denyse Schmidt for Free Spirit Fabrics
                                                                   link to the listing
It's $ I'm going for 69 repins. 

I'm just a girl on the road for 4 months, in a trailer with 3 boys and a man, with no sewing machine, trying to have a little reward for me when I get home.  Can you help a woman out?

If you have a chance, head over to repin mine.  You help me, I help you.  Leave me a comment if you have one. :)


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New fabric

I got to my sister's house after two months on the road.  We were going to have a grand ole time, but then my kids got sick.  Like throwing up all night sick and breathing treatments sick.  Antibiotics and pink eye sick.  Ugh.  So sad. 

But we are still having a good time.  Making the best of it.  Seems like we're all on the mend, as long as nothing else happens.

Waiting for me at my sis'.
This was waiting for me in the mail from Julie at IntrepidThread.  It was the last of my birthday money.  Man, that money went a long way in her shop!  Great prices and sales.  Seriously.  And no, not getting paid to say so.  She even sends you a few 5" squares from a different line with every purchase, just to entice you.  Sneaky, sneaky.

This is my favorite fabric from the Indie line.
My fav of indie collection

My mom, sister and I also went shopping for new fabric for my nephew's new quilt.  He is due in December and will need something to cuddle up in.

Here's what she picked as the main fabrics.
Main fabrics for my new nephew's quilt
And these are the extras.  I love it.  I think it's so cute.
New nephew's quilt fabric

Hope all is well with you.  I'll be showing you what I've been working on in a bit.

I miss my sewing machine, but we're having a great time on the road!