Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Dress For Miss Mango

It was time for a new dress for Miss Mango.  I never got around to getting velcro for her last dress and I was sick of looking at the sloppy, too loose dress.  She wanted something glamorous!  So ten minutes and some scrap fabric and she is ready for a night out! 
 I think I want a dress like this for myself!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Wall Hanging

I am *almost* finished with the quilt top for my wall hanging (yay!)  I need help now!  I have never made a wall hanging before.  I want it to be flat against the wall (no curtain rods or anything)  I also want it to be removable for when it needs to be washed.  What is the best way to prepare the backing to make a quilt a wall hanging?  And what's the best way to hang it?

**UPDATE**  Piecing of the top is all done...I just need to add borders!  YAY!!!!  I need to run to JoAnns and get more basting spray and then it's onto quilting....sooo close!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Twin Quilts

We know a very sweet family that is expecting twins VERY soon.  So what does that mean for me....time 
to make twin quilts!
Since they are having a boy and a girl I got to play with lots of different fabric!  I used the Charm Squares Baby Tutorial from Oh, Fransson!  I wanted to use pieces I had in my stash and didn't have any charms that would work.  So I pulled 5 fabrics for each quilt and made my own charm pack!  I placed them out in an ordered random way....making sure 2 of the same aren't too close together.  I FMQ them in my go-to stippling...although if I do it again I would straight line!  They are perfect size for a play mat on the floor and a good toddler sized movie time quilt when they get a little bigger.

Now lets see if  bug will let me get some work done on my wall hanging.....just 8 more blocks to piece!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Red Pepper Quilts Link Up

I have an addiction that I 'm going to share....I can't go more than a few hours without checking my reader.  I love reading other's blogs and looking at all the wonderful quilty inspiration.  I also love finding new blogs to read, but the ones suggested to me from Google Reader are sometimes way off of what I like.  Rita from RPQ has solved that problem.  She has created a link up to share your blog's link.  I linked up...now to try and not spend all morning reading all of the other great blogs that others have linked in!

Go check it out....and I dare you not to spend all day there!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cherry House Quilt Along

Picture from Cherry House
What's better than fabric being delivered to your front door?  Fabric being delivered to your front door that you win!  Cherry House  was having a giveaway of a quilt kit for her Quilt Along....and I won!!  I received the brown color way and it is beautiful!  I can't wait to cut it up.

Also, check out the quilt along....