Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pillow Talk

I have been in a pillow making mood lately.   I just purchased a new pattern called Victory's the union Jack pillows you see below.  I was going to create my own pattern, but decided to not take the time.  I'm so glad I didn't because it is a bit complicated of a pattern!  the fabric I would have wasted probably would have cost more than the pattern itself!   

I've also had this monogram pillow idea on my brain for awhile, so it felt good to finally get one made.  I used Sandi Henderson's newest line called Secret Garden.  Let me tell you it is AMAZING!!     I will be making myself a quilt with that gorgeous fabric!
Monogram with Sandi Henderson's Secret Garden
Nicey Jane swing toss...I always need to use a little Heather Bailey fabric!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Little Apples by Aneela Hoey! Yummy!

I've been waiting for this fabric!!   I love love love it!!!   It's from Aneela Hoey called Little Apples.    It's a great fun fabric, that is perfect for boys or girls.   I decided to make a "square" quilt..for lack of a better name.   Just like my last fruit quilt, but this time I wanted to make this scrappy.  What do you think?   I have some layer cakes in my shop  in case you're interested...and for quite a nice price I might add!!

I have quilted it and need to add a binding.  I have two quilts to bind today, plus a purse I need to make for a customer.  My husband thinks we should was windows, but I'm thinking that little project would be a perfect father/son bonding time, don't you?   Whatever you do today, I hope it's happy!!!  It is Saturday, after all.

Squares ready to be put together
All those squares set out

This is my fav square

quilted and ready for binding

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Fresh Fruit Quilt ~ A Quickie Quilt Tutorial!

I found this wonderful fabric from  Fresh Modern Fabric on Etsy.  I love the brightness, it's so cheery.   I was going to make table runners and pot holders, but once I got the fabric ironed and ready, I decided to make a quilt.  It's such a fun fabric, and deserving of quilt status!!!   I went to my old standard and favorite quilt pattern that I have used for many years.  I have no idea what the name of this pattern is,  but I love it because it shows off a lovely square and is easy and quick to make.  I decided to put up instructions for anyone who wants to make one.   If you do, let me know and show me pics!!!

I am hoping to finish piecing it today, and quilting it this week.   Husband is gone for a few hours and boys are in school so it should be no problem!!

You can use all kinds of fabrics to change the look of this quilt.   I have some Joel Dewberry Heirloom which I will try next!  Can't wait!
Here are the pieces you need 1 square 5"~  two sides 2 1/2 x 5"~ and two more sides 2 1/2 x 9' 
First sew the two small sides on and press seams towards square
Then sew the large sides on and press seams towards square   

  •  It's so easy!!!!   

Friday, September 9, 2011

It's been awhile.......

Let's see.....what do I say?   Why have I been gone so long?   Is  it necessary to tell all?  I think not!  But let's just say it's been a doozy of a summer ~ and not in a good way :(  But.....all in all God is in charge and I am learning to lean upon Him more and more.   I have become more of a woman of prayer, that's for sure!!  I will share one Mom was diagnosed with cancer in May and died in June.  Enough said!  It's been very difficult for our family we all loved her so much.  I actually had a dream last night I was talking with her on the phone.  We did most of our talking on the phone!  I thought how nice it is to chat with her, then I realized it was my sister!  They sound so much alike!  I was sad but then I realized it's o.k. it's my sis whom I love so much!!   I think the dream was a message to me that I need to talk to my sister more!!     Anyways I really am glad to be back, I soooo look forward to catching up with my blogging buddies!!!    I'm leaving with a picture of my sweet Mother and Sis and myself.   Next post will be about what I have been SEWING!  I haven't been doing a lot of that this summer.....I find that I can't create when I'm not happy.    So...good news is I've been doing a lot of sewing these past few weeks!!!!
That's me on the left, Mom in the middle and my little sis Deb on the right
Love to you all......Jamie