Sunday, October 30, 2011

Little Birdies

My friend hired me to make her baby blanket for her nursery. Her theme is birds. She gave me some great fabrics to work with. The large center of the quilt is flannel, the inner squares border has mixed cotton and vintage chenille, and the back is minky. After I was done, I couldn't help but make her a pillow to go with it and add the little birdie on the bottom. I really like how this quilt turned out and I love how all the colors and textures of the quilt go together.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halloween Stuff

So at the grocery store a couple of weeks ago, I impulsively bought a Halloween magazine. I have almost dog earred every other page in the magazine with stuff I wanted to make from it. And I am thinking of throwing a Halloween party just so I can make more stuff from it. The first thing I made from it was these pictures. They were so easy, inexpensive, creepy, and class looking.

 You just copy the pictures, cut them out, glue stick them to white paper and frame them in dollar store frames.  You can find dye cuts of spooky images at lots of craft stores or online too. The whole project cost $3. Not bad and they turned out pretty cute.

 Next up, pixie stick toppers. My Stampin' Up friend Camille and I got together and made these. They are so simple and look great shoved into a jar of candy.

If you can't tell, the banner spells "Spooky". Once again, my Stampin' Up friend, Camille, and I got together and designed this banner. It helps pull my "Spooky" shelf altogether. Besides the frames, everything on the shelf came from the $1 Store. So easy and inexpensive. I'll try to post more of my Halloween festiveness after I return from the beach next week. Happy Haunting!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

P is for Pillows

A few weeks ago Camille sent me a great little pack of fabrics and some new pins. I had to make something out of it right away because the fabric matched my family room and it was dying for a splash of color, especially on my dark couches. I used some of Camille's patterns from her book Simplify for the Criss Cross pillow and the block pillow. They add so much to the room and help tie it all together.


Since October is just around the corner, my mom asked me to sew her a table runner. We grabbed a festive Halloween charm pack and some little pom poms and whipped this up. I just sewed the pom poms onto the top of the binding. So quick and simple and so festive at the same time.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Farmers Wife Blocks

In June, my good friend/cousin-in-law Camille, told me about the Farmers Wife Quilt Sew Along. I was immediately intrigued by the idea of joining the sew along and making this sampler quilt my next endeavor. There are 111 different blocks and each uses teeny tiny templates for the piecing. I have never used templates before or pieced anything this small but it has been challenging and quite enjoyable so far. The fabric I am using is mostly from my fabric stash. The main inspiration was Its a Hoot my MoMo. I have also used some Central Park by Kate Spain, Bliss and Ruby by Bonnie and Camille, and some Amy Butler polka dots here and there. I should have kept better track of the order in which I sewed. I can say I do remember the first one I sewed and that is the first one I posted just below. The rest are just in the order I posted them.