November 2, 2018

A Very Vintage Christmas - Week 2


I'm back for another fun week of the Very Vintage Christmas sew along celebrating Lori Holt's newest book Vintage Christmas.


My block for this week was Fresh Cut Tree and I knew instantly that I wanted to grab my scraps of Holly's Tree Farm and make a bag.


I decided on a larger drawstring bag with a pocket so I could show off the cute 6" block. It was the perfect size for the pocket!


I'm so happy with how it turned out and will love using it to hold my knitting over the holidays! I am in the process of making all the 6" blocks for a sampler quilt too!! I'll come back and show you next week.

Here are all the talented bloggers/quilters who are participating in week 2 of the sew along. Hope you will too!

Week 2 – Friday, November 2


October 26, 2018

A Very Vintage Christmas


I have been looking forward to Lori's new book all summer! I think I actually did a happy dance when it arrived in my mailbox!

There is so much cuteness in this book that it is hard to decide what to make. Of course there is the fun sew along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop that will result in the cutest sampler quilt just in time for Santa, but there are so many other projects that are must makes.


For the sew along, I made the Christmas Star block. I used some sweet Pixie Noel from my stash and made both the 12" block


and the 6" block.


Gingham just makes everything extra cute!!

Just as in all of Lori's books, there are step by step instructions for each block, along with Lori's tips and tricks to make us all feel like awesome quilters!!



There are lots of talented bloggers sewing along, so make sure you check them all out!!

Week 1 – Friday, October 26

I'll be back next week with another fun block.

Happy Sewing!!

July 14, 2018

Spelling Bee Saturday

Today's Spelling Bee Saturday is brought to you by the "at sign". I'm sharing today with the awesome Kristyne of Pretty by Hand who is making the ampersand. I think both of these are my favorite punctuation marks, along with the exclamation point!!! :)




You can find this cute block in the book Spelling Bee Saturday by Lori Holt. Once again, Lori has written a wonderful book full of super cute projects. But for me, the most important thing is how Lori writes her patterns. They are so easy to follow and almost fool proof. Even a beginning quilter can make a fun block!!




I made the 12" block and am thinking it might become a cute pillow to put on my office desk chair. It is such a cute reminder of how much fun I have on instagram where I use the @ symbol several times a day! I used fabrics from Lori's Sew Cherry and Modern Minis. The graph paper print is one of my favorites!


 There are so many projects that can be made with these cute letters and blocks! The book is available here. If you want to see lots of cute projects with these letters take a look here!




July 13, 2018

Seaside


Happy Summer!! I am so excited to be here to share the cute new fabric "Seaside" by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake. The colors and prints are so cute, and this summer I am loving all things red, white and blue!

It was so fun pulling out all the cute red. white and blue fabrics to work on a few fun projects. I knew the first thing I wanted to make was a knitter's size "weebrawbag". It is the perfect size to hold all my sock knitting projects and these fabrics make it perfect for seaside, or in my case, poolside knitting.

You can find the weebrawbag pattern here. It is so fun to make, and a great way to play with all the cute Seaside prints!!

The next little project I wanted to make was a cathedral window pincushion. I haven't made one in over a year and had to refresh my memory. So I went here for the tutorial by the super talented Go Go Kim!





I forgot how much I love making these, and fabric buttons are totally my jam!!



The last project I made was a cute little mug rug. The sails are actually pockets that you could tuck a tea bag in to send to a tea drinking friend. I also found it useful to keep track of my wonder clips while I'm quilting! I found the pattern here and modified it to make a small mat.

I hope you have as much fun sewing with Seaside as I did. You definitely need some of this cute fabric in your life!!



November 4, 2017

Spelling Bee Saturday


Today's Spelling Bee Saturday is brought to you by the letter "d". I'm sharing today with cute Holly Draney on instagram who is making the upper case "D".

You can find this cute block in the book Spelling Bee Saturday by Lori Holt. Once again, Lori has written a wonderful book full of super cute projects. But for me, the most important thing is how Lori writes her patterns. They are so easy to follow and almost fool proof. Even a beginning quilter can make a fun block!!


I decided to make my block into a project bag for my knitting. Because "d" is for debbie!! (I love lower case letters!!) I made a the smaller lower case block and added my favorite 2.5" squares to make a patchwork block. I used a cute floral print from Dear Diary by Riley Blake for the letter backed with linen.






There are so many projects that can be made with these cute letters and blocks! The book is available here. If you want to see lots of cute projects with these letters take a look here!

May 12, 2017

What's New?

Hello! It seem ages since I've been here. Instagram is a very bad thing as it's so easy to share pretty photos there. But I do miss being here with those of you who aren't on Instagram, or those who like reading a bit more about the behind the scenes of the the photos.



Since we last chatted, sewing mojo up and left the building. But that doesn't mean there wasn't anything crafty happening. I picked up the knitting needles and had a wonderful times with lots of lovely yarn. Sock knitting is so addictive and the perfect winter night activity. Knitting has also led to the discovery of knitting podcast!!! Oh my!! So much inspiration! My favorites are the lovely ladies in the UK who really make the most beautiful things. You can find the podcasts on You Tube. Be sure to check out the lovely Jooles from Sew Sweet Violet.

Now that Spring has arrived, and along with it, more wonderful light, the urge to sew is starting to come back.


I am slowly but surely stitching together the amazing Dwell blocks I received during a swap I participated in last summer. So many talented quilters participated in the swap and I am thrilled to have samples of their incredible work.


I have also been stitching up project bags for my knitting. They are so much fun to make and I have to admit to matching my bags to my current project.  Bonnie and Camille fabrics remain my absolute favorite. This bag is from a kit by Sew Lux fabrics as part of their year long Pouch Club.


This boxy pouch is my latest project. I used a tutorial by Kelbysews that was so easy. You should check it out if you are inspired to make one. The fabric is Sew and Sew by Moda. Isn't it so summery??

It's hard to believe that Memorial Day is just a few weeks away and the unofficial start of Summer will be here. I'm looking forward to lots of time at the pool, wearing flip flops and drinking iced tea. I've discovered a new favorite. I brew up a cup of peach tea. Bigelow or Celestial are both yummy. Then I add a tablespoon of Torani Vanilla Syrup. Yum! Delicious either hot or iced.

Let me know what you've been up to! Be back soon! xoxo


November 18, 2016

Quilt Petite Blog Hop


Thanks for stopping by today for my turn on the Quilt Petite Blog Hop.  I've admired Sedef ever since I saw her adorable projects on her blog years and years ago! This girl knows cute!! Her attention to detail is amazing and she always chooses the perfect fabrics for her projects which makes me one of her biggest fans!
 
I was super excited when she announced that she was writing a book with Tuva Publishing and could not wait for it to be published. With her amazing projects and lovely photography, I knew this was a book not to be missed! When it arrived it my mailbox I wasn't disappointed!  Quilt Petite is chock a block full of the cutest projects.   Both beginner and pro quilters will find something they will love making. The directions are all clearly written and all of the templates are included and are FULL SIZE!! Can I get a YAY!!!!

It took forever to decide what I wanted to make, but in the end I knew it would be pinwheels.

I love pinwheels and could make them over and over again. These little cuties were super fun to make, and I decided to make a pillow to match a quilt I made earlier this summer. I used First Blush by Windham fabrics and am really happy with it's vintage vibe. I love the little detail of the appliqued circles. While I love the look of hand quilting and hand stitching, I do not have the patience it requires. I used raw edge applique and my favorite wavy quilting and am happy with the results.




The blog hop continues until December 11th and there is an amazing group of  talented bloggers sharing what they have made from the book.

November 6: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane
November 7: Wynn at Zakka Art
November 8: Sarah at A Little Happy Place
November 9: Bridgette at The Family Hearth
November 10: Heidi at Fabric Mutt
November 11: Minki at Minki's Work Table
November 12: Ange at A Little Patchwork
November 13: Lauren at Molly and Mama
November 14: Michelle at Cole & Taffy
November 15: Nadra at Ellis & Higgs
November 16: Amy at Nana Company
November 17: Faith at Sarana Ave
November 18: Debbie at Happy Little Cottage
November 19: Erin at Why Not Sew
November 20: Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl
November 21: Melissa at Oh How Sweet
November 22: Stacy at Stacy Olson Design
November 23: Ayda at Cafe Nohut
November 24: Peta at She Quilts A Lot
November 25: Amanda at A Crafty Fox
November 26: Keera at Live Love Sew
November 27: Sharon at Lilabelle Lane
November 28: Kate at The Homemakery
November 29: Jemima at Tied With A Ribbon
November 30: Jodie at Ric Rac
December 1: Anorina at Samelia's Mum
December 2: Alisha at Ministry of Fabric
December 3: Xanthe at Wife-made
December 4: Cheri at Tinker With This
December 5: Kristyne at Pretty By Hand
December 6: Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop
December 7: Veronica at Vivid Felicity
December 8: Shari at Doohikey Designs
December 9: Jina at Jina Barney Designz
December 10: Emma at Emma Jean Jansen
December 11: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane