June 2014 archive

Fabric Monday!

In the mail this weekend I received some great fabric!

A yard of Ripple in Sea from Emmy Grace line by Bari J Ackerman for Art Gallery.

And two (!) yards of Savanna Glow in mint from Meadow line by Leah Duncun for Art Gallery.

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I am in love with Art Gallery fabrics. They have being releasing a lot of great fabrics and using a lot of great designers.

I also received two yards of Horse Play by Girl Charlee Fabrics.

I have always been super pleased with my knit orders from here. And our shipping zones are pretty close so it gets to me fast! ๐Ÿ™‚ Always a plus.

I plan on making a lady skater dress with the horse fabric. I always wanted a horse dress. I probably had one as a kid. ๐Ÿ™‚

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USA!!

Thanks Portugal! For ย beating Ghana and letting the US of A move forward! ๐Ÿ˜‰

To celebrate I made a stars shirt!

Closest I could come to stars and stripes!ย IMG_0884

While I cut out all of my stars I also ate chocolate chips.

The perfect fuel food for crafts.ย IMG_0887

I used a soft knit that I got at Joanns remnants bin.

I really need a bigger screen.With the small screen I can only do one area at a time.

I laid out my pattern and went to town screen printing.

It is really important to have paper or some sort of divider to stop the ink from going to the back side.

At one point I didn’t move my paper and got a few stars on the back of the shirt from ink bleeding through.

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I got a little sloppy. Dang screen!

But I actually like the overlap sloppy ness.

It gives it a worn in look. Or at least thats what I am going with.ย IMG_0891

This tank will make a perfect beach cover up.

If I ever make it to a beach.ย IMG_1247

Hanging out with dogs

Just hanging out with my dogs today.

And soccer! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Animal is a huge soccer fan! He loves watching it!

He really just loves the cuddles that go along with watching soccer. But lets call him a fan!

Team USA!

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Wicket is also a fan, but she is a fan for France! Must be the Frenchie in her! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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She is going to be rooting for USA today.

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This is her game day face. heheh. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ok it is really her eating a cookie! But still her game day face! ๐Ÿ™‚

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My favorite Quilt.

Sew Mama Sew is encouraging quilters to tell about their favorite quilt!

Since I just finished my favorite quiltย of course I would love to jump in!

She listed a few questions that we could answer. So here we go!

Tell us about your favorite quilt. When did you make it? What pattern did you use? What fabrics?

I made the quilt recently. The design is one I used for the Everyday Party quilt. Easy to reuse a pattern you already love! I used fabrics from Robert Kaufman’s Lennox Garden line. This fabric is amazing. It was my first time using cotton lawn so of course I gush about how soft the quilt is! The back is made of a mix of a wildflowers print and Kona Cotton sky. I think the color adds nicely to the quilt instead of taking away. I wanted the main focus to be on the floral prints. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Have your shown it at any quilt shows or entered it in any contests?

I have not shown the quilt or entered it into any contests. I think for the most part its a simple quilt meant to be enjoyed. It is actually at its new home in sunny California! Perfect spot for the sunny flowery quilt!.

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What do you like best about the quilt?

I love the cotton lawn fabric the most! The flowers are just all perfect. Some of my favorite flower prints are in this bundle.

How did you grow as a quilter while making it?ย What memories or people does the quilt make you think of?

Im not sure it helped me grow as it is a simple quilt but it made me feel amazing that I could make something so beautiful and someone would also want to share that beauty. This was a super self esteem booster. ๐Ÿ™‚ It made me feel like I could do this! ๐Ÿ™‚

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If you could make this quilt again, what (if anything) would you do differently?

I would love to make this quilt again! I would keep it and hide under the softness all day!

Not sure if I would change anything. Hard to tell on something to pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Edit:: Linking up with Amy’s Creative Side!

Hexagon Mini Quilt

Ages ago. In February I made a bunch of hexagons.

I thought I would be making a large quilt out of them.

I had big dreams for these tiny hexies.

And then came along Modern Handcraft and her cute cute cute hexie mini quilt.

Perfect!

 

My front is a plain large cotton. The back is two pieces of blue fabric.

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I didn’t have a huge plan when I laid my hexies out.

I thought maybe a gradual change from the green/blue to the pink/white.

That seemed more well planned out than being random colors.

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With my hexies all laid out all thats left to do is sew!

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