Friday, October 29, 2010

Quilt Festival time again!!

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Welcome friends and quilt festival browsers to the post! Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment..I'd love to hear from you!

Here is my quilt for the festival...It is titled "Joy Ride" and was lovingly made for my father for his 60th birthday. I fell in love with this Riley Blake fabric and had to buy a bunch from the collection for this quilt. I used this tutorial from a quilt is nice for the pattern.
I hand quilted it which (took forever) was fun.
And I machine sewed the binding on due to time constraints...but felt the hand quilting made up for that.
...and just for fun, the Little Bo Peep costume I made for this year's festivities...isn't it cute:) Happy Halloween!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 9, 2010


It has been forever since I have posted because I have been busy...quilting, sewing, gardening, camping and all the other fun summer stuff! Wanted to post a few of my projects so take a look!
Finally a few better pics of this quilt; it is so pretty and felt the other pic wasn't doing it justice.

Here is the king size quilt that I have presently been hand binding for weeks on end! 

Quilting was quite a challenge...I like to press myself. It was my first free motion quilt and yes I chose a king size quilt. I only did one thin layer of batting though so it is more like a coverlet than a heavy, warm quilt. I rolled it into a log before trying the squish and smash in my tiny 6 inch or so sewing machine space. 

This finished picture isn't the greatest but hopefully you can tell that I used many different fabric lines in it and that the quilting is accomplished! Now the challenge has been not to catch the quilt top in the binding process since it is so thin of a quilt.

I also won an Oliver S Ice Cream dress pattern from Amy over at badskirt for the Ice Cream Dress Social going on this July. It was so fun! 
I did my first one in these awesome Japanese inspired prints.
And since I LOVED how the pattern turned out I cut out and assembled two more making them slightly larger than my daughter so that she could wear them for awhile.

Besides binding the king coverlet, I am working on a quilt for my dad's 60th birthday this year. He is a kid at heart so I chose Riley Blake's Wheels line. 

I will be doing a zig zag quilt and got some design ideas over here at a quilt is nice.

I think it will be cute and hoping it is not too busy because I am not using any solid prints in the zig zag design. I might need to add a border to give the eye a place to rest. We will see!

In the meantime, this is where I'll be! Hope y'all are sewing like crazy too! 

Friday, May 21, 2010


I made this quilt in honor of the birth of my daughter, my first child. It was my FIRST quilt ever! It is titled "Celebration" and took me about three months to complete. It is hand quilted and binded.
OK My handstitches are HUGE! I admit, but it was my first try and they are somewhat straight!

Its a keeper :) but if I could do it again I would probably use a different base color than this wood green.

But all in all it is a special quilt hat will hopefully be passed down for many generations. Thanks for stopping by.
Leave me a comment if you like it and follow me to see more!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Finally almost wrapped up!

I have been working on this quilt forever, with hand quilting lurking on my mind...BUT I *finally* invested in a walking foot for my machine and can't believe I live so long without one! I love it. Life has officially changed for me..hehehe
 It is not officially done as I am hand binding it now.
I want to be doing more of this.

First Post!

So excited to enter the blogoshere!! Hi everyone! I will be posting about fun endeavors such as quilting, sewing kids clothes, jewelry making, photography, cooking & gardening. Hope you enjoy and drop a comment sometime...I'd love to connect!