Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I won a set of Fat Quarters at the LAMQG 1st Anniversary meeting!
And to prove what a super nerd I am...I also received an award for Perfect Attendance! I was the only member (besides one of the officers, Latifah) who attended every meeting since the very beginning! My hubby even called me a nerd! ha!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
This is going to be a long post!
A raffle quilt for the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild. Members volunteered to make a block or two for two raffle quilts - one warm and one cool using a piece of fabric given to us and using the rest from our stash. Then I volunteered to put the top and back together. It's a big one too, about 80x80. Do you see my note at the top of the quilt? When I layed it out I gave it a 'direction' and when it's quilted I'd like the top and bottom to match up! ha!
Avery has turned into a super girly-girl. Dresses all the time - and I mean all the time. Even to bed OVER her pj's. And even in the bath a few times because she refused to take it off! The more ruffles the better to spin around in....so I used solid scraps left over from my paintbox quilt back to make this skirt. I attached it to a tank I picked up at Target for $2. And this skirt is EXTRA full....the bottom ruffle used 5 selvedge to selvedge strips....that's over 200" of fabric!
I've been holding on to a large stack of Dolce by Tanya Whelan Fabric for a while now and adding coordinating prints to the stack when I came across them. Then I hit a wall. I had NO idea what to do with them! I didn't want to cut into the beautiful large print poppies! Then of course Elizabeth inspired me with this....that woman is a motha f'n genius.
btw....that is a Tinkerbell and friends pattern in the corner....figured I'd make A a costume...to wear all year round! Joanns had a sell of their Simplicity patterns for $1 each. So I picked up a few halloween costume patterns. They are normally 16.95! crazy deal! I also picked up a pattern of various pirate outfits....OMG, so cute!
block up close...
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I'm glad that I keep this blog my dirty little secret and that she won't be reading this.....
First up is Avery's Easter dress that I made from this book . The book is great...it's has a bunch of patterns and ideas for embellishing clothes...but the pictures aren't that great. So I had to wing it when I decided to do ruffles. This dress took HOURS to make but I'm glad I finished it. Yes, that is my hubby Sean in the background. He thinks the dress looks like it's from Little House on the Prairie or like Avery belongs to a Polygamist group. I told him that I don't think they don't wear such bright colors or ruffles.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
This is a repeat....I know. I had two charm packs of the Hushabye by Tula Pink line and it was perfect to use for this quilt. And since I gave the other whirlygiggle quilt away as a gift it doesn't count as a repeat in my book. But...this one is a gift too. For my 'sister from another mother' Natalie. We have been friends for about 10 years and she was a bridesmaid in my wedding. She was diagnosed with MS late last year and is now paralyzed from the shoulders down.
I've joined two bees....one (live and in person) at the LAMQG and one virtual on Flickr. These 4 blocks are for Lauren's 'Square peg, round hole' quilt. She asked for 2 blocks but she gave me sooo much fabric, I had to make two more! I'm so loving the bottom right that I almost kept it...almost.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Yay! This quilt was made for Avery's toddler bed....when she gets out of her crib. And I don't know when that will be because I like that when I put her in bed, she can't get out. She's also going through a phase where she has lots of excuses to not go to sleep...her fave is "I'm hungry! Noodles, applesauce, yogurt!"
I backed this quilt with Minky.....I quilted the top to the batting then added the minky on the back and binded it. I learned a big lesson though...the top and batting shrunk a lot more than the minky, so it's kinda floppy. Oh well! Now I know i need to prewash next time use use minky on the back.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Happy new year! This is my first finished quilt of 2010....I officially had it done before the end of 09 but I still needed to bind it!
It was made WITHOUT using triangles! I used this tutorial and winged the size of it. It was SUPER easy and pieced together really fast. It is a gift for friends our ours that are expecting their second....and the sex is a surprise!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I had a blast in 2009 learning how to quilt, purchase fabric, start a blog, join the LA Modern Quilt Guild, get 2 girlfriends to start quilting, and most of all - making all these lovely projects! Of course I actually own like 5 of them because the rest I gave away as gifts....
Excited for 2010!