Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A little quilting...

Here is the finished ticker tape quilt that I made for my niece Karlee. I did finish it before Christmas and I was able to give it to her. She loved it and uses it as her doll quilt. 

 I have a new niece in the family as well! This is Madison Grace's baby quilt. It's one of my favorite baby quilts. I modified a tutorial that I found on Moda Bake Shop. Super simple and cute.

This is a quilt that I made for Cole's family. I gave it to them as a Christmas present. I was overwhelmed by how appreciate and nice they were about it. Sometimes I feel silly giving a quilt as a gift because people don't understand the work and time that go into making a quilt! This is a log cabin quilt and I have to say- it's probably my favorite quilt I've ever made! The back is flannel, and it's just so cozy! I can't get over how the white and the red really pop with this log cabin layout! 

This is the quilt I made for my friend's baby boy. I love the pattern and I love this Robert Kaufman fabric line for boys. Too bad it's discontinued!

Oh... and I am officially engaged to my best friend! Yay! 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Lots of sewing fun

I love reading all my usual quilting blogs around Christmastime because everyone is making such beautiful quilts and other crafts! I have such a long to-do list of things that I want to do this year, but I didn't get to all of it.  I have done some fun projects lately though.  

My favorite thing I've done lately is a nine-patch wonky-block quilt. I went off of a tutorial that I found on Moda Bake Shop.  I made it for myself.  It was the first quilt that I made and from the start I knew it was going to be for me.  It was the most fun I ever had making a quilt because I didn't focus on any imperfections.  I knew that my eyes were the only eyes that would be critiquing it.  The process has been so wonderful.  When making it, I realized how much fun I have quilting when I just enjoy the process- rather than focus on imperfections to make the "perfect gift." 

I'm not completely done with it yet.  I have it all quilted, but I have yet to find the perfect binding.  Since I will be traveling to Colorado the day after Christmas, I plan to hand-stitch the binding on during the drive.  I am so excited to have it done and cuddle up with it. I wanted it to be super warm, so I experimented with wool batting for the first time.  It was so easy to quilt and I love it so far. Once I am done with the entire quilt, I will give my final verdict on wool batting. 

Here is a picture of the design after I laid all the blocks out before completing the quilt top. It's so different than any other quilt I've ever made- from the color scheme, the style, everything! But I LOVE it. 

Other than that, I finished this quilt and gave it to my mom. 

I made this skirt from a pattern. It took me forever and I thought it was so hard.  I am just bad at making clothes because the pattern said easy on it, which is pretty embarrassing. I just need to learn how to read a clothes pattern from someone! But after struggling through it, it's finished and it almost fits :)

This is a rag quilt that I made for my cousin, Colby.  He's 16 years old and it was hard for me to find a fabric line that I really liked for a teenage boy.  I finally settled on Hometown by Moda and I love it.  He loves it too and gets lots of use out of it!

This is a doll quilt that I'm in the process of making. I think the style is called a "ticker tape quilt." It's such a fun quilt to just sew on every now and then.  I just grab something out of my scrap bag and sew it on.  My goal is to give it to my 2 year old niece for Christmas. I better get busy! (Since I took this picture, I'm actually really close to being done though, so I don't have that much left to do.)

This qiult is another rag quilt that I made.  I had originally thought of keeping it for myself.  Turns out, my mom had a friend that she really wanted to give it to.  I was so sad to give it up, but I decided that it would be a nice gift for my mom to give.  The lady that received it had a mother who was a seamstress, so she really appreciates the work that went into the quilt, so I'm glad that the quilt ended up with someone who really appreciates it and likes it.  

Finally, this is a little twenty-minute tote that I made for myself.  It was so easy to throw together.  Now that I can make these so quickly, I am making them for all my friends for Christmas with all different fabrics.  I am putting pockets on them and they all look very cute! I can't wait for my friends to get them! 

Thats all of my projects lately! Hopefully I will have more finished projects soon!

Friday, September 9, 2011

New Quilts

I have finished a few quilts lately and need to upload the pictures to my computer. 

This is a quilt that I made for my cousin, which she gave as a gift at a baby shower.  I wish I knew the momma and baby that ended up with this rag quilt because I loved it so much! 

The next one is a quilt that I made for my grandma.  I gave it to her on mother's day. 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

My first quilt

This is my first quilt ever to finish beginning to end by myself. (Technically my first quilt would have been a t-shirt quilt that I made for my boyfriend but I had a generous amount of help with that one.) 

When one of my good friends became pregnant, I was so excited to have someone to make a baby quilt for.  I convinced myself that she was having a girl so I bought some adorable girly fabric.  Turns out, I was wrong... she's having a boy.  Oh well, I still made the quilt and decided to keep the quilt for my own baby some day! 

 my quit definitely has its imperfections but I'm still proud of it.
 I think the back even turned out cute!
I like my first quilt!