Friday, June 25, 2010

Oh My Dog - Part Two

I couldn't let my leftover Oh My Dog fabric from this quilt sit around any longer, so I made a very girly, very pink baby quilt.  This is the first quilt I've made to put in my {slightly neglected} Etsy shop in quite some time.  I know the shop will appreciate the new addition!

It is very simple with squares in the middle and a wide white border. 

Of course, I had to piece the back as well.

I quilted this one with loops on the inside and straight lines on the border.  

The binding is simple pink fabric with white dots for an extra-girly touch!

It's listed in my shop now.

Oh, my fabric finally came from Spoonflower, so I'll post more on that soon.  Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bricks Quilt

This is my second post today.  I've gone nuts!  I am actually going out of town, and I just can't wait until I come back to share this quilt.

I was inspired by the wall behind our house.

See the resemblance?

I love, love, love this one!  It was so easy to put together, and the fabrics just make me happy!  Most of these are Riley Blake fabrics from the Summer Song and Rainy Days and Mondays lines.  I think Riley Blake fabrics comprise 50% of my stash right now!  

The back is pieced from strips of fabric used in the front.  I think this quilt is fully reversible.  I quilted it in horizontal straight lines to add to the linear effect of the bricks.  

I hope you have a great week!

Binding Day

I finished two quilt tops yesterday! Woo hoo!  One of them has already been quilted, and I don't think I can  bear to stay inside today to quilt the other one.  I think I'll just sit outside and attach some binding...  

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Cookies, anyone?

I finally finished my scrappy pot holders, so I'm ready to bake!

They are machine and hand quilted.  This was my first attempt at hand quilting, and it's certainly not perfect, but I love the overall effect.  I used Perle 5 Cotton, and I got the hang of it fairly quickly.  I'm sure I'll get better with practice.

I've also started another quilt, so there will be more to come on that soon!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wip Wednesday (on Thursday night...)

Unfortunately, I haven't done too much in the way of sewing this week.  This little block is the only thing I've done...  Sigh...  It will hopefully become part of an effort to spruce up my kitchen, but it will have to wait until next week.

Instead of sewing, I have been constantly checking my mailbox in hopes that a package from Spoonflower would arrive.  No luck yet.  If you haven't seen their website yet, go check it out!  You can create your own fabric designs or buy fabric designed by others.  It's one way to get something truly unique!