A long time ago my sister requested a quilt for my nephew (fancy fox quilt) but when she saw the pattern packet she immediately wanted the fancy forest for herself. Luckily she only wanted a throw size. Some of this animals are intimidating!
After several months I finally got a move on the quilt and just recently finished the quilt and delivered it to her.
A few of the animals I really struggled with but in the end decided that their imperfections just added to their personality.
I love hanging quilts in the windows. It always looks like stained glass.
I decided to really get out of the box and had quilt the quilting. I went with a decorative clam shell. I’ve been really into the clam shell look lately.
The quilting took a seriously long time. Like two weeks. I was only able to work on it when Rohan went to sleep otherwise he would pull at the quilt and that always makes me nervous.
I used a compass and chalk pencil to mark the clam shells.
The fabrics I used are mainly from Elisabeth Hartmans line Rhoda Ruth and a few from Lizzy House.
For the back I used a sheet set from target that I got on sale. Wooo.
This time I skipped out on asking my husband to hold the quilt up and got my brother in law to do it.
I really do love the quilt. My only regret is that the leaves on the thistle blend into the back ground. Bummer.
Something about quilts on the floor…
So glad it’s almost the weekend. We have no plans and I’m excited to keep it that way! 🙂
Finally finished this quilt up for my nephew. It only took me five months. The pattern is Fancy Fox from Elizabeth Hartman.
When my nephew was shown the quilt all he said was “oh cool” in typical teenager fashion. But it’s ok my sister loves the quilt and showed enough excitement for the both of them.
As you can see the quilting is a simple straight line. At first I did it in a dark blue to match the back ground. But when I put it in the washing machine and it got snagged and tore up I took it all apart and decided that white thread was a better choice. So in the pictures below you can see the white thread.
Also any time I put a quilt on the floor a dog is instantly attracted to it. Does that happen to you? If the dogs weren’t so fast I think the cats would be on it too. Dang animals!
Wicket thinks the quilt is for her. Sadly mistaken.
White thread was a better choice.
My husbands reaction when I asked him to hold the quilts for pictures. Hahah. Poor guy. Getting suckered into my demands of quilt holding.
Quilts with feet.
The fabric is mostly Cotton and Steel and Lizzy House with a few others thrown in. The backing and border are from V and Co. I wanted something dark because my nephew is a teenager.
Later this week Ill show off the quilt I made for my sister. 🙂
This Saturday is the day! I’m so excited to show you my patches!
You will be able to see all the goodness on my Etsy page and if you are an Instagram follower tomorrow I’ll be releasing a coupon code! Eeep!
I hope you are as excited as I am. After this the next release of patches and pins won’t be till January where I hope to go in an almost different direction! So get these patches while you can!
I have a lot of work to do tonight to get ready! ❤️
Save the date! October 15th I will be opening my Etsy store and listing these hand made patches! Now I gotta work on my Etsy page! Eeep!
Just in time for Halloween!
I’ll be listing more than what’s pictured here. Lots more! I’ve been working my butt off to bring you unique fun patches! If you follow along on Instagram I’ll be releasing a coupon code to use for opening weekend! You know what that means- more patches!
I’m excited to share it all with you!
Well that week off was nice. Back to the grind.
I love fall. I love the crisp air. The crunchy leaves. And I love the clothing. Most of all the clothing.
Enter simplicity 2226. When I first started sewing almost ten years ago. This skirt was one of the first things I sewed. I had no idea what I was doing. It’s marked as a learn as you go pattern and I remember thinking gosh this is so hard! Now I find it’s a breeze and I can whip up a skirt in just one evening. 🙂
I made this one up with an Aneela Hoey print. It is a double gauze, so soft! I’ll have to look up the name of the print because I’m having a hard time remembering. I like this pattern for a few reasons. It’s high waisted so it covers that leftover baby weight that my body has refused to lose and the large pockets! These pockets can hold my cellphone and my tiny wallet and I don’t feel weighted down! I’m excited to wear this skirt with leggings and boots. It hits me just above the knee which I find to be the perfect length for my short legs.
And of course there are no pictures of me wearing it. Finding time that is toddler free currently is just too hard.
I already have plans on making a second one. This time with a cat lady print by Cotton and Steel. 🙂 Now time to get my toddler to nap!