Thursday, January 27, 2011

Flea Market Fancy -- Momo style.

Erin has been showing a number of quilts wherein she used Amanda Jean's tutorial. I loved her (Erin's) quilts so much, that I decided to use it for my next baby quilt. It is perfect for this pink and green It's a Hoot version. (I love Amanda Jean's too. I mean, come on, it's made from Flea Market Fancy!)
I'm trying to use up my fabrics while I still love them -- and also to make room for Sherbet Pips when it comes out. I am so coveting that fabric! Sorry for having so many posts with just blocks lately. I cut them all out when my machine was out of commission, and I want to get them finished before they become UFOs. Score one for motivation this week. Don't know where it came from, but I'm not going to complain about it. :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fussy Frames

A while back I got the fat-quarter pack of Momo's It's a Hoot. I love all the dots and leaves and flowers, but she had these very large prints in there as well that I wasn't quite sure what to do with. Then when I was looking at Kate Conklin's blog (Have you been there? I love her stuff!), I came across her tutorial that solved my dilemma. Here is just a sample of what I ended up with. Stay tuned for the finished product. :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Birdie Stitches

Have you seen Little Miss Shabby's block-of-the-month. I love embroidery, and of course, we all know I love a quilt-along. Since it's only one block per month, I may actually be able to stay caught up. I actually have cut out all the squares and center blocks (although now I'm wishing I had used linen for the embroidery squares).
(Please, overlook my lovely ironing board. It's well-used.) Corey is using Sunkissed by Sweetwater for Moda in her blocks. I wanted to get some and do mine out of it too, especially since that's what they're using for Blockapalooza (which, yes, I'm going to do that one too). But I'm being good and using my Summer Song up (plus a few other random scraps).

Thursday, January 20, 2011


I was looking back to see if I could link an earlier post about this quilt. I had to go back to 2008. Yup, she's an oldie. Back in September of last year I blogged about my husband going on a Scout campout and getting five quilts basted. This was one of them. Then I quilted all five of them over the next couple of months.
This is the only one that has been bound, and it's only because my friend, Andie, took it home with her in November and bound it for me.
It is so crinkly because I did a very close, small stipple. I think it looks vintage with the soft colors and all the scrunchiness.
Star within a star.
Log cabin in a star.
Strings within a star.
Andie, pretty please, come and bind my other four so that I can snuggle them too! :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What's a girl to do?!

Without a sewing machine, I have no choice but to do handwork and cut, cut, cut out lovely fabrics. (Cough, cough) Only one of these is a project that I've already listed. Two are new baby quilts for . . . well, babies that are going to be born. I don't have a stockpile of baby quilts, so I have to make new ones for upcoming baby showers. One is a quilt-along I had planned to start, and one is just because I ran across a lovely tutorial.
Riley Blake's wheels -- based off of this quilt. For a friend's upcoming baby boy.
One I designed and had already started. Made with Fig Tree's Whimsy.

Little Miss Shabby's Block of the Month -- Birdie Stitches. It's a Hoot by Momo -- baby girl quilt based on Amanda Jean's Flea Market Fancy Quilt.
More It's a Hoot by Momo. I had all these huge prints and didn't know what to do with them till I saw this. She has a link to her free tutorial. Okay. Now I need my sewing machine back so I can put all these together!

Monday, January 10, 2011

I wish real coins multiplied like fabric coins.

Before my second machine broke (yes, she's in the hospital for a week), I was able to sew some of my scrappy strips together and then trim them to 5 1/2 strips.
I still don't have enough to make the throw-sized coin quilt that I want, but I am by no means lacking in scrap strips. Once my daily companion recuperates, I'll be back sewing these strips together. I may have enough to do two quilts. :/ Maybe that's not bad. I think what's bad is the fact that my scrap basket has not diminished in the LEAST. (Maybe that's not bad either.)

I hope you're getting to do more sewing than I am right now!

Monday, January 3, 2011

I'm pretty scrappy.

Remember how Jodi had a Scraps-Along which I followed along with, entered the giveaways for, never sewed anything with my scraps? (Hangs head in shame.) I planned to, but right before the holidays is hard. Anyway, recently I went through my scraps and pulled out a whole bunch of strips -- all different widths and lengths. See them all ironed up and color-coded?
My quilting group wants to do a stacked coins quilt starting in January like the one I made from a jelly roll. I don't have a jelly roll right now, but I do have tons of scraps, so I decided to modify mine. They'll still be doing the jelly roll version. More to come on this project in the next little while. I'm so excited to be using up scraps! Better late than never.