Friday, December 27, 2013

Dec Goal-Finished!

I'm DONE! I finished! I set out a goal and actually got it done! All 3 dresses are complete :)
ALYoF Dec Goal Link Up

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dec Goal~ check in

These dresses are moving right along....

 2 completely done and one half way.

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Dec Goal should be meet this month!
Follow along Here or Here

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

3x6 blocks

Just received my final block from this quarter of 3x6 on Flickr.
I choose blue (sky/baby) green (grass) yellow (sun/bee) on black
the top is my tester block and the 6 below are the ones I received.
 My vision is a baby boy quilt, I want it to speak of the sky, grass, and bumblebee.
I may just sew the 6 up together as a mini and use mine as the back..... or sew up two more blocks and make it almost crib sized.....

These are the blocks I sent out in my hive mates colors.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Dec Goal

December!?! Already!?!
Time sure did fly by this year, as I get older I notice the days weeks months go by much quicker.
I didn't set a goal each month and on some that I did I didn't finish. Life!
Well today I am setting a goal for the final Link Up at ALYOF.
With these lovely fabric sets I am going to make a few Kyoko Dresses.

Sew BitterSweet Designs
Fiber of all Sorts

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

NICU Quilts (mini's)

I'm sewing along with Hopeful Threads & Sew BitterSweet Designs this month
I finished up two minis to send along. I used this XO tutorial as my inspiration for these two.

The girl one finished in at 30x30 and is made from 1/2 a jelly roll.

The boy one finished in at 22x22 and I started with 6.5 cuts.

Linking up to

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Penny Patch QAL progress

Penny Patch: A Beginners Quilt Along over at Stitched in Color -

So far so good- I am happy with how the quilt is coming together

I am using vintage sheets for my Throw Size Penny Patch Quilt
My colors: A- Pink, B-Yellow, C- Blue, N- Brown, low volume is a full sheet
 I did run into an issue that I didnt have enough pieces to make the required squares even though I started with the right amount pieces and cut as directed....
 I was lucky to have on hand a few more pinks & yellows to use I also made a few 4 patches to fill in the blocks I didn't have pieces for
 A happy mistake since I do like the play on pink & yellow tones in the lay out.

Linking to:
Penny Patch QAL link party at Stitched in Color
Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Candy corn :D

Yesterday I happened upon this fun post
I just had to try my hand at my own version.
I pulled charm squares in yellow, orange & white ( 4 of each) I then sliced them in half so they were 2.5x5, then sewed them into 8 pieces, then cut into triangles 5x6. I then cut 1.5 by wof of my ghost print ( black would be great too) I followed suit like in the tutorial, I pieced 4 and 4 then 1 long strip right down the middle to connect the two.

So quick and easy, love it!

Monday, October 14, 2013


Shop will be live at 6am est tomorrow Oct 15.
Stop on by, look around, buy something :P
I'm hoping to stock something new every Tuesday.
Shop Here

Sunday, October 13, 2013

a piece for me

Just a few days ago I came across this fun tutorial.

Then today I notice this on my desk.

So of course I just had to pull out some scraps and go to town on my very own Halloween (quilt as you go) mug rug.

Some pictures along the way.......

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Up & running....

The Shop that is-
I've been working on getting out the instock, 
sewing up a few things, taking fresh pictures and even got the www going.
Keep an eye out- Listings go live on the 15th

Friday, October 11, 2013

Am I a quilter?

I'm not to sure....
Am I a sewist? Yes- I love sewing as a whole.
Am I a quilter? I have been self teaching how to quilt over the last year and a half, I have a few finished pieces, I have swapped and gifted quilted items- But does this make me a quilter?
I do believe I fall under quilter as a catagory, Newbie one at that.
Hows that sound? I am a Newbie quilter :)

Good enough to link to this post by Lily Pad Quilting?

Here are some pictures from around my house

Finished Quilted pieces needing to find new homes.

(Left) Currently on my design wall- 2 from a swap 1 I made
(Right) a wonderful piece that was gifted to me by Pieces to love
 Quilt rack that's first seen as you enter the living room from the stairs
these are mixed pieces- passed down, made new and gifted and made by me.
 My kitchen/dining as of this morning.
I love Halloween!
 The piece on the wall was a panel I got last year, I quilted around each scene and framed here and there using fun little spiders and such throughout.
The table runner I received in a swap.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


It's been a long while since I stepped into a fabric shop, boy I was surely excited to touch and feel and match pieces up in person.
When we lived here a few years ago I found a great little shop a few towns over into the next county, takes about 30 mins to get there, not bad at all. I was really hoping the shop was still around. It is still there but under new ownership and new name. prices went up as well :/ Before I could get a yard of Micheal Miller for $6.95!!! now its close to the online prices of $9 something.
I am hoping this doesn't mess with my final Dress prices all to much, I'll be doing up some math in the next few days to figure it all out.
With all this shopping...yes the shop with be reactivated and stocked up soon too :)
 Here's a peak

Sunday, October 6, 2013

3x6 Q3 Hive 8

I got my blocks done & shipped! 
They were super fun to make. Lots of great color combos to play with and to top it off I was able to use my stash for all 7 blocks. 99.5% of the colored prints were from the 3x6 bee fabric swaps.

Can't wait til all mine come in.
 My inspiration this quarter was a boy sampler in Blue, Green, yellow on black, 
I am seeing the Sky, the Grass & Bumble Bees. :)

3x6 sampler quilt mini Flickr Group
3x6  bee fabric swap Flickr Group

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October Goal

My goal for this month is to complete these toys, 
I have a doll cut out, a rabbit cut out, cards with no bag, a couple of monsters awaiting to be stuffed and shut.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sept. Finish

I did it!
UFO is done!
I actually finished it pretty quickly but lagged on posting.....
Corduroy outside with little applique details
Bucket Bag pattern by KeykaLou now Michelle Patterns

Linking to

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bugs in a jar

Not quite ~
More like fruits & veggies in a jar.

 When we were in WA I was lucky enough to have a quilt shop in our town, while on my many trips in I picked up a charm pack of fruits & veggies along with the pattern Bug Jar Quilt #238 Gee Gee's Quilting Inc. the pattern includes 2 sizes.

Finally a year or more later I worked this up.

I did add in an extra border to make it bigger. It would be great as a play-mat ISpy style or a fun wall hanging or heck why not a stroller/car-seat/baby lap quilt.

I did bind with the back again as well as label the binding- both tutorials from Sew BitterSweet Designs.