Sunday, August 22, 2010

don't look LIZZY!!!!

 Okay, so...I wanted to dedicate this post to my friend, Lizzy, simply because i could not stop thinking of her the ENTIRE time i was working on this quilt.  she tells me she is "afraid" of using bold colors in her creations; which i find ironic since she is one of the most colorful and lively women i know.  so...adjust your screen, Lizzy...


this second quilt is a hidden stars log cabin style.  i added the solid purple-maroon to accentuate the stars and centers of the logs.  i just love the flow of the colors and patterns of the new Denise Schmidt Hope Valley line.  it's not the typical design that i am usually drawn to; but, find the fabrics both calm and stimulating at the same time.  the back is a solid grey, which i think is more soothing than depressing, as a grey can sometimes be...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

secrets in the closet...

 so...we all know that we have a few dirty little secrets.  oh just admit it!  a closest full of...
projects we want to do, have bought the supplies for, and then...sort of forgot about.  well, this weekend i finally got one of mine finished!  and i feel great about that.  it is intended as a present for my sister-in-law, ashley.  she is a school psychologist; and, while i don't know if she is into apples or not...i thought this was a cute project either way. 

this bag was a very easy project that i finished in a single day.  who doesn't like THAT kind of turn around?  the pattern is from the website: allpeoplequilt.com
the luggage tags pictured in the chair are from a sewing projects calendar i have.  they were also super easy...yeaaa!  i am getting ideas for christmas gifts and stocking stuffers.

 this camera bag was something i have wanted to do ever since i saw jennifer's cute creation many months ago.  the sheep fabric is more than adorable and i paired it with a red on red animal print from the eric carle's hungry catapillar line of fabric. 


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

 i received a wonderfully pampering package on monday.  no, it wasn't chris; and, it certainly makes me miss him even more.  we also found out that we will be heading to san diego for our next new home.  april 2011 is the date.  so, i thought it wise to sew a new beach bag...





Sunday, August 1, 2010

trying my hand at something new (plus another quilt...surprised?)


i was getting a little overwhelmed with scraps...so, i decided to finally use them up!  these little fabric baskets are great for just that purpose.  they only require scraps of 2 x 2 inches!  love that!


and, i was becoming inundated with the fabric i bought from ikea...and was itching to make another birdie sling; this was the product of that union of needs...



my latest quilt project...i used a jelly roll of the nicey jane fabrics in a pattern from the jelly rolls book i mention often.  for the flower centers, i substituted red corduroy...becuase i wanted something tactile on the front.  the back is a pink minke...so soft and fuzzy, i am addicted to using this fabric as a backing.



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