September 2015 archive

WIP Wednesday 

I’ve got a few things I’m working on that I can show you. 

I’ve been working on two minis for the #lovewins and the #schnitzelandboo quilt swap. 

For the love wins swap I’m at an ironing stage. And who wants to spend their free time ironing. I know I don’t. 😉 I’ve got my rows pieced together I just need to combine those and I have a quilt top. I even have an idea for the quilting. Which never happens! 

 
The Schnitzel and boo swap I’ve gone in a different direction. I’ve decided to do some English Paper Piecing. I wanted something I could do while sitting on the couch with Rohan or in the car. 

This is what I am going with. I’m pretty sure you can fill in the gaps of the missing pieces.   

I’m not certain about the purple in the mini. But I feel like I’ve gone too far and I don’t want to change it.   

The last wip that I am still working on is the green triangle quilt. I am still working on the quilting. 
Slow and steady wins the race right?   

Baby shoes, never worn

I finally managed to make baby toms for Rohan. 

 I managed to make him two pairs. Making the two pairs was pretty easy. I had cut both sets out and did chain stitching to speed things up. They probably would have come together faster if Rohan wasn’t all like wahhhhhh! 😉

  Making these shoes also happens to be the only thing I did that day. No cleaning.  No dishes. No food. I still need to learn better time management. On a plus side our apartment is small and can be clean pretty fast and food can always be ordered. 
  
The fabrics I used are Lizzy House dinosaurs for the outside and Cotton and Steel basics XO in metallic. The other pair is Bonnie Christine Oh Hello Bear for the outside and from Dear Stella Fireflies. Seriously cute prints here and perfect for little baby shoes. 

So he has worn them. Once. Mostly to try them on. I even tried to get a picture of him wearing the shoes but his feet just wanted to kick. 

This was the best shot I got. 😍😍  

Those leggings are from Emily Isabella for Birch Fabrics. Someday I will blog about those and the other leggings I’ve made him.  
The pattern I used is from Homemadetoast. I’ve used it a few times in the past. 1. 2.

In other news Wicket has been with us 3 years now! We took her to the neighborhood Starbucks for a pupachino to celebrate! A pupachino is whipped cream in a tiny cup. She had a great time! 

 

Chevron &on quilt 

It’s finished! It only took me a week to add the binding. No big deal. 

Since I already talked about the quilt in past posts, I’ll make this one picture heavy. 

 The quilt measures just under 60 x80.  I used scrap binding. And I am sure glad I had that laying around. I hate making binding tape. I think I plan on ordering some from etsy for any future quilts.  
   
 

I was planning on taking pictures of the quilt outside. But yesterday and now this morning it is wet and rainy. Floor pictures will have to do.   

 Since the quilt is done I magically love it. The binding really pulls it all together.
And of course Wicket loves it.  

 
And Rohan really loves it. 

   
   

WIP Wednesday 

I am still working on my la passacaglia quilt. Slow and steady wins the race right? Last time I posted about the quilt we were still waiting for Rohan to be born. 

You would assume I got pretty far in three months. But I didn’t. Hahaha. 

These three cogs are still waiting for their stars. 
 
So I guess in those three months I’ve gotten stars attached to almost two of them.  
I still feel good about the colors and designs in my fabrics. 

They all look good together.   
So maybe in another three months I’ll have just a tiny bit more done. Maybe I’ll make a bunch more smaller cogs. Those seem to be fun to make. 

  

My favorite quilts

Since I’m working on two not so favorite quilts I’ve decided to show off my favorite quilts. 

This one below I made for an Instagram friend. She lives in California so we both decided the Robert Kaufman cotton lawn would be perfect for the hotter days.  I love most of the fabric from this line. But all of the fabrics just work so well together. It’s perfect.  
The pattern is a sort of chevron and the quilting follows that simple chevron. I wanted it to feel light and airy and not heavy or weighted down. The back is a solid blue with a racing stripe of fabric from the front. I still think about this quilt. Why don’t more fabric company’s make cotton lawn for quilts. It’s perfect.   
This next quilt we use nightly. There is even a race every night on who gets to use it. Almost all of the time my husband gets it. I told him last night that once the green triangle quilt is done that he will have two triangle quilts to sleep with. He was pretty happy about that.   
Triangles make the perfect quilt. 

  This next quilt is an easy favorite. I made it for my niece and made Rohan a quilt like this one to match. 

The front has fabric from my favorite designer Emily Isabella from Birch Fabrics. Her fabric is so perfect for just about every thing. Hahaha. 

  The back has a cheater quilt and fabric from Allison Glass. I was never a big fan of her stuff till recently. Now I wish I liked her before and grabbed some of her old stuff. 
  
This quilt is so well loved even the dogs couldn’t get enough.   
😍😍   

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