Thursday, August 25, 2011

Baby Stuff

When I was getting all of that welcome baby stuff Pampers had sent me a free diaper case.  It was satiny and cute with polka dot and of course a big Pampers logo at the top.  It works just fine, but a diaper case could be so much better.
 I used some of my DS Picnics and Fairgrounds to make my case.  I drafted my pattern using one of the diapers we had around here as a size guide.  (Would anyone be interested in a tutorial?)  It was fairly quick to make up, the longest part was quilting the straight lines and I suppose you wouldn't even really need those.  I love how it turned out and can't wait to make more.  What a perfect baby shower gift!

This exact one is for sale on my Facebook page!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

FWQAL Week something or another

I've gotten busy.  And with that busy came no time for being a Farmer's Wife.  These past few weeks I only got two blocks done.  Hopefully I'll have more time to get some more done soon.

 Block 21: Contrary Wife
I loved using the ultra girly colors in this block.  Being the only girl in the house, I need that little bit of girlishness every once in a while!
Block 22: Corn and Peas
With a name like corn and peas I had to use these colors, a little bit of corn and peas!  I was dreading making this block with all those little pieces.  And I don't think it turned out all that well and I don't know what it is exactly that bothers me about it.  They can't all be your favorite, right?

22 down!
89 to go!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A home for an iPhone

 One of my most favorite customers had just bought an iPhone.  It was getting lost in her purse and was afraid of it getting all scratched and yucky.  Well, I had the perfect solution for her!  I made her this case.  It fits the phone very snugly for a safe and non-bulky fit.  I also added a handle to make it easier to carry around.  I didn't want to take away from the birds too much so I just used a simple straight line quilting.  I love how it turned out.  I think my iPhone needs a home too!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


This past month I entered AnneMarie's Summer Fair over at Gen X Quilters.  I was so excited when she had posted the winners of some great prizes.  I received this great bundle from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics.  I am going to make something great for little guy with the green, I think I see a new Nook cover for me  with the purple and I know a special little girl who could use a little treat using the pinks. 

Thank you AnneMarie and Fresh Squeezed Fabrics for all of your generosity and hard work!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Some Tula Pink Love

One of my Twitter friends is hosting a wonderful series on her blog Craizee Corners.  There will be special guest bloggers everyday highlighting a designer.  First up is Tula Pink and I am so excited to be a guest blogger.  Head on over to Craizee Corners to read my post.  And don't forget to go back and check out all of the other guest posts and Tula love!

Monday, August 15, 2011

On Cloud 9

 Look at these beautiful fabrics!  They are the newest line for Cloud 9 Fabrics called Across the Pond.  I love them all...especially that Huron.  There are so many possibilities with these prints.

Things will be a little quiet around here for the next few weeks.  It's because of these fabrics.  I'm working on a top secret project for Cloud 9 and I can't give any sneaks until it's all finished.  Trust me, it's going to be amazing!  I'm very excited about this quilt!!
Until then, I have a few scheduled posts and a guest blogging post so it won't be completely quiet here.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

3x6 Bee Blocks Done!

Here are my 3x6 bee blocks.  I love them so much and they have inspired me to create a quilt based on this.  So far it's turning out AWESOME!  Check back soon for a finish!

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!  I'm off to (finally) make some more Farmer's Wife blocks!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

4x5 Bee Blocks Finished!

This is the 1st go around (but we're in the 3rd quarter) of the 4x5 bee.  It's the same concept as the popular 3x6 but this one is dedicated to all things modern (3x6 has a little of everything, but still mostly modern)  I got my blocks finished WAY before deadline.
This block started out WAYY different.  I had originally planned a basket weave type block, but it was a little more wonky and improved weave.  It was really cool in my head.  I did a test block and it was a big, giant fail.  I was not a fan!  So I played around with the cut pieces and came up with this block.  It's quite simple, nothing flashy.  I like how they turned out and I liked the process of playing around with the pieces.  Thanks to all my Twitter friends for input on these along the way.  Extra eyes are always nice to have!  I hope my fellow bees like their blocks!  Now to just get to the post office!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Misfit Quilters

There's a little group over at Twitter that is the Misfit Quilters.  I was a little late joining in with these gals (I was late to Twitter all together!)  But I'm there now, and I'm participating in a swap with the other Misfit Quilters.
We made the Little Forest Quilt pattern  by Purl  Bee.

To be honest, I only wanted to make this pattern in greens/Christmas tree quilt.  I decided a rainbow forest would be alright after all.  So then I had to use purple since that is my color. I was still a little bummed about not having a Christmas forest until I made my trees.  I LOVE THEM!  After I made the first one it reminded me of a Charlie Brown Aluminum Christmas tree.  It can still be a Christmas tree quilt after all!  It's going to be a funky, mod forest of aluminum Christmas trees and I am so very excited!  I can't wait to see what everyone else has made!

Here's some of my little purple forest! I love these trees, so quick and fun to make!

Friday, August 5, 2011

I'm Featured!

About a month ago Amy from Amy's Creative Side contacted me and told me I was nominated for a guest post based on my Festival entry.  I was so excited!  Well, today is the day!  My post is up!  Head  on over to Amy's Creative Side and check it out.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Kaleidoscope Quilt Along Finish

I did it!  I finished my Kaleidoscope Quilt on time with the quilt along.  But more importantly, I have a something to share that's not just a block!  Aren't you excited!?! 

I must say I LOVED making this quilt!  Elizabeth's instructions were so super clear and the pieces all went together so fast.  I'm thinking of making the baby sized one to have on hand (unless I decide my son needs more quilts!)  If you were thinking of ever making a Kaleidoscope Quilt I highly recommend using Elizabeth's Quilt Along (you can make it at your own pace at any time)

I used my loved Amy Butler Soul Blossoms stash for this quilt.  It was hard to cut it up, but I think this is my most favorite quilt ever so that makes it all worth it!  I decided to have the centers of my pieces all the same.  It gave the quilt a little order.

I was going to use one of the rows and make a pieced back, but then decided to use it to add some extra length.  I'm really tall and I like my quilts to cover my toes but also cover my shoulders when I'm stretched out.  This quilt does that AND there's still room to spare!  PERFECT!!

For the back and binding I just used some solids.  The back is a greenish blue (matches part of the Soul Blossoms line wonderfully)  I used a BRIGHT pink solid for the binding.  I love the pop it gives against that back and the white on the front.

Linking up with {Sew} Modern Monday and the Kaleidoscope QAL page!
Go check out all the other awesomeness!

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