Saturday, June 28, 2014

I made a shirt!

I did some selfish sewing this week. 
And I made myself a new shirt!
I didn't have a pattern. I used a shirt I already had and made a rough pattern. 
This is the first time I've ever sewn clothes for myself. 
And look! It even has some gathers around the neck.
I definitely plan on making a few more of these. I'm so proud of myself! :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cassidy's Quilt

Remember when I told you that I made a quilt for all three of my nieces before I left for England...over a year ago?

Well, here's the last one. I've shared Brooke's and Taylor's, and finally here is Cassidy's.

This quilt is made using a Drunkard's Path pattern.  I really enjoyed making it for Cass.
She said she wanted colors that weren't too girly.  And I thought these fit the bill perfectly.

For the quilting, I just followed the seams around.  I like how it accentuates the pattern.  And I also like how every time  I look at this quilt I see a different pattern emerge.

So here they are all together. The three quilts for the three sisters. As different as they are from each other, but all so beautiful!

Linking up to Quiltstory and Finish it Up Friday.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Baby Quilt

Prepare yourself...I have some horrible pictures of a really cute quilt.

It's such a shame, too! Because this quilt is so sweet! I made it last year with my son's teacher. It's made of her daughter's baby clothes.

 Look at the little ruffles from the bottom of a onesie! Oh, I could just eat this up.  I only wish I had better pictures. 

I quilted it with swirls and hearts to go with the really girly feel of the quilt. 

The mom LOVED it and was so happy.

Most squares are 4" and then there's little 2x2" squares that I put together to make them 4". 

I used an old crib sheet to fill in some empty squares and then for the binding. 

I just love this quilt and am so glad I could help a great teacher make it!

Linking up with QuiltStory and CrazyMomQuilts.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Finished Swoon

This is a quilt top that I made soooo long ago. Just before the Swoon craze took off. Then it sat forever! I finally finished it a year ago...and now I'm finally showing it to you!
There's really no explanation needed for this quilt.  It's been done time and time again.  I've used blues and greens and white Kona for the background.  Swirly quilting.  This quilt is big!

I intended to use it for my bed, but my husband is not a big fan.  BUT during the colder winter nights, he surely wasn't complaining! He's noticed that I've managed to get it on the bed when I can.  ;)

I'll be linking up to Quilt Tuesday and Finish it Up Friday!