Friday, September 25, 2009

Ok, I have a problem (only one you say?) I seem to make the quilt tops but never get around to quilting them! What is up with that? Always something new and fun to work on I guess. But seriously, I need to work on this. My goal for next week is to get at least one of these NINE (!) quilts done. Wish me luck.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

How do you like it? This is a fun pattern if you're tired of just squares or strips. It's easy and whips up fast - as you can tell. Now to quilt it.

Monday, September 21, 2009


I got this for my birthday six months ago and think the fabric is yummy! All of my favorite colors! Now that I have some time I am going to get going on it. A nice lady at Material Girl's Quilts showed me her quilt she had made out of the same layer cake and with this pattern.
I loved it so here I go. . . . . . . . . . . .
Oh, by the way, the fabric is Swanky by Chez Moi for Moda and the pattern is called Petits Fours, a Cake Therapy Pattern by Cozy Quilt Designs.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Catching up on Birthdays

I finally made the girls the bags that I wanted to give them for their birthdays. I'm just really late at sewing them up. Hmmm, I wonder what I will be making for Carissa's birthday? Which by the way is today! Happy Birthday Cris!
These were made from the pattern I showed below. They are so easy and fun to whip up and only take 3/4 yard of outside and 3/4 yard of lining fabric.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Look what my friend Anina is up to! She has been waiting patiently for trek to be over so I can teach her how to quilt. This is going to be one cute baby quilt. Good job "niners"!
And this is my finished top of the Hushabye fabric I showed you. Cute, huh? I found the idea on Moda Bakeshop and when I went back to see how they made it, I discovered that I had bought the same fabric they used and didn't even know it. I guess it is true that great minds think alike. Now to quilt it.

A blog to check out

There's a quilt store in Orem, Utah that Carissa and I love. Whenever we're together (which isn't often enough) we stop by a little too much (at least according to our pocketbooks). The owner, Amy, now has a blog and she posted pictures from their garden party. There are so many cute and wonderful quilts that they displayed so hop over to her blog to get some inspiration. I personally LOVE the reindeer quilt. Got to find that pattern! In fact, I am heading over to American Quilting right now to get some border fabric for a quilt I am making from the Hushabye fabric I showed you. It will be so cute and I will post soon. Gotta go shopping!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Oh my goodness. My favorite quilt blog - "Simplify" by Cammille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms - just posted her new patterns. So absolutely cute. Check them out below. Think I will have to make one of each of the quilts. Love the "Red Velvet"!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I've got a box of fun projects I'm just itching to get doing. I love this new line called Hushabye by Tula Pink for Moda. There's a cute bag pattern by Nellie's Needle and a quilt pattern by Katie Cupcake. And of course I've added to my stash during the summer. Carissa and I both fell in love with the same line and will be making quilts - as soon as I ship it out to her (their suitcases were overweight at the airport). We'll show you the finished products soon, k?

My Memory Quilt

Our ward just got back from a Pioneer Handcart Trek at Martin's Cove a few weeks ago. I was the trek coordinator and had so much fun - that's why I haven't posted anything for a loooooooooong time. Been busy sewing skirts, bonnets, flags, "possibles" bags, etc. Anyway, this is what they made us. They took the bandanas from the families (each one had their own designated color) and then put a picture of all the kids and us in the middle. Everyone signed around the photo. On the back was our logo. It is bound in all the different bandanas too.
What a keepsake! I love, love, love it!