Feb 19, 2018

Bubblegum Kisses quilt

I subscribe to the Sew Sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop.
It's such an adventure every month, opening the box!
I love the fabric, and surprise notions, it's like Christmas!
I love Lori Holt and everything she does!!!
Naturally, I was dying to make this little quilt, Bubblegum Kisses.

This Cute Cuts designed by Lori, was included in the box.

It took quite a while to cut all the little pieces, especially the background!

It's pretty easy to square trim these blocks, especially if you have a rotating mat.

I love Lori's Bee Basics line, it's one of my all time favorites.

One of my favorite parts about arranging the blocks on a quilt, are the colors!
I thought about arranging the colors in an hombre style, but realized that I didn't have enough blocks to create the look.
I just enjoyed arranging the blocks in a way that was pleasing to my eye.

I machine quilted in a circular motif, a little off center.
I sewed the binding on, but haven't hand stitched it to the back yet.
Whoops, I captured my toes in the photo, and my nail polish is the same color as the binding, lol!!!

This circular pattern is very easy to do!
I just use my walking foot as a guide.

I'll show you the finished little table topper when I have it all hand stitched.  

Feb 12, 2018

Sassy Squares quilt

About 8 years ago, I went through a difficult time.
My husband took a job in Florida, and that meant we would leave  3 married kids and 2 grandchildren, in Utah.
My youngest son and I stayed in Utah until he finished his first semester as a freshman at high school.
My son was going through growing pains at the time, and wasn't very good company to be with...
I would often go to my favorite quilt shop in West Jordan, called Pine Needles, and escape in the beauty of the shop and all their beautiful fabric.
I saw this quilt and it touched my heart!
The teddy bears, cherries, mushrooms, bees and more.

If I had just seen the pattern, I wouldn't have looked twice.
It was paired with an adorable fat quarter stack of Lecien fabrics, stacked and tied with a bow.

I'm just a sucker for these little prints!
It was the first time I had ever seen Lecien fabric, and I fell in love!

It was fun arranging all the squares until I got the perfect setting.

The top is finished, but not quilted.
I need to find a back for this quilt which may be tricky, because I'm on a self imposed fabric fast for the year.
I'm thinking of piecing some cute little Lecien prints that I have.

My fabric fast isn't a pure one though...
When I make a quilt and don't have a back that's perfect, or a border, I might just make a little purchase.
What's the point of making beautiful quilts if you only have fabrics that clash in your stash :)
That's my story and I'm sticking to it, lol!

Feb 5, 2018

Quilty Fun Birthday Cake #20

Hi Everyone!
This is approximately my 20th Quilty Fun Birthday Cake banner.
My grand daughter Taylor will be turning 2 in a couple of weeks.
I bought some Farmer's Daughter fabric by Lella Boutique, to make Taylor's older sister a dress for her birthday.
You can see it here.
I also wrote a tutorial for my cake banners, you can see it here.

Here's my cake, I love the soft colors :)

You can see the simple machine blanket stitch that I use.

The banner really comes to life when you add a border :)

Now it's machine quilting time!

I was thankful that I had enough green gingham (which I didn't use in Reagan's dress) for the binding.

I love pebble quilting!
I used a jigsaw or stiple pattern around the border.
I stitched in the ditch around the whole cake, platter and bow and didn't touch the letters.

Finished, and ready to gift!

The back of the banner screams "birthday party!!!"
I've never made a quilty fun birthday cake banner from a line of fabric before!
I really like the colors, they match Taylor's coloring.

Here she is, the soon to be birthday girl :)
Don't you think her coloring matches the cake banner? lol


Jan 29, 2018

Come Together quilt

There's a quilting book I have which I just love, it's called "Modern Bee, 13 quilts to make with friends, by Lindsey Conner.
This block is called "Come Together", and I chose it for my Bees Knees, a quilting bee.

 I was making the quilt for my son in law, and needed something on the masculine side :)
I bought some beautiful Kona teal, Kona Snow White, and used some  Denyse Schmidt fat quarters that I had in my stash.  
The black print corners are Cotton and Steel.
I cut the fabric and made kits for each of my bee friends.

The blocks matched up perfectly, and I began machine quilting!
I quilted crosshatch squares, about an inch and a half apart.

I took a class on Craftsy, by Jacquie Gehring.
She told us to put painter's tape on the sandwiched quilt, to guide our first machine quilting line, from corner to corner.  
After that, I used the guide on my walking foot to follow.

Yay, I successfully quilted the whole thing!
It was a windy day when I photographed my quilt.

I backed the quilt with orange, it's my son in law's favorite color.

I really wanted to keep the quilt for myself, lol!

There are little paw prints in the shape of circles on the orange fabric.
My son in law has 5 dogs, so I thought it was perfect!

Thanks for following my blog :)

Jan 22, 2018

Amazon Kindle Cases

I made 4 little Amazon Kindle cases, for 4 little grand daughters.
I made this one for Paisley, because the little girl with the round cheeks reminded me of her :)

I had to show you a photo of the back, because I think that little farm girl is so cute!

I made this one for Kylie, just because!

I love Japanese fabric, the little characters are so colorful and interesting.

I made this one for Neo, just because flamingos are so pretty!

I made this one for Reagan, because she loves Panda bears :)

Even the inside has pandas!!!

Here are all of the little cases that they got as an extra gift from me.
But guess what?
Their kindles didn't fit, because I didn't realize that they all had safety covers!
Kylie loved hers though!
She carried it around all week with her treasures and candy, lol!
You can find the tutorial here by Fresh Lemon Quilts, except I changed the measurements.

Thanks for following me and my creations :)

Jan 15, 2018

Doll Bassinet

I made a really cute little bassinet for my grand daughter Taylor, for Christmas.
You can find the tutorial here.

I chose a soft pastel with pink, red and gray to match the baby doll's outfit.

You can see the simple crosshatch quilting I did.

I couldn't make a bassinet without making a quilt and a pillow!

This doll's so cute, I almost wanted to keep her for myself, lol!

I love the back of the quilt too, it's really happy!

This is my adorable little grand daughter Taylor, she'll be 2 years old next month!
She and her sisters visited for Christmas, and I was able to watch her open her gift, bonus!!!

I've made quite a few of these bassinets, you can see them here, here, here and here.
Thanks for reading my blog :)

Jan 8, 2018

Kylie's Birthday Dress

I made another dress from a McCall's pattern, this one is for my grand daughter Kylie's 5th birthday!
The fabric is called "A Little Sweetness" by Tasha Noel.

The bag is called Lined Drawstring Bag, and is a free tutorial by Jeni Baker, you can find it here.

 I love the script fabric :)

Here's Kylie in her dress, it fit her really well!

This is a great pattern, I've made it 4 times now :)