Monday, November 9, 2015

What I've been working on

I had a few friends that wanted me to make them advent calendars. So I made these three and think I need to make a few more for some other friends. You'd think I'd be tired of making these but actually I'm sort of on a roll. 

Since these start on December 1st, I really needed to get moving on them. They are completed and mailed and I hope they love them. 

Random Numbers:

Sequential Numbers:

Red and White Polka Dot sashing, Random Numbers:

You can find the tutorial here

Monday, October 5, 2015

Still alive...

I've been away for far too long! 

So here's my latest…
We moved from Southern California to Omaha, Nebraska this summer. I've been busy unpacking and trying to get the house organized. I still have some to do but I've lost steam and have pretty much thrown in the towel. I have all our pictures and wall decor to hang and a few "junk drawer" boxes to unpack. 

My sewing area is all set up (pictures to come soon!) but I haven't pulled my machine out yet. I will soon though because I have a couple Advent Calendars that I'm making for friends that I need to get finished by mid November to mail out. 

In the meantime, I've been crocheting. For some reason cooler weather and fall makes me want to sit and crochet. I have more yarn to buy but here's the start of a blanket I'm making. I don't sew at night (ever) so this gives me something to do while my husband is watching all his dumb shows he watches. (haha!) 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Pink Baby Quilt

One of my friends that lives across the street asked if I'd make a baby quilt for her to give to one of her friends who's due in April. I had her come over and look at my fabrics and pick what she wanted. I happen to have some Heather Ross and Mary Jane fabrics out. This is what I came up with. All the fabrics on the front are Heather Ross and Mary Jane. The backing fabric is one of Jennifer Paganelli's. This quilt measures 38"x47". 

And my next quilt I post will be of the same fabrics since I need to make a baby quilt for a dear friend that had a baby 3 months ago! yes…I'm a slacker! But I love these fabrics together so I want to make another one. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Browsing my blog (which I haven't been on for a while!) I realized I never posted pictures of some quilts I made in November and December! So i'm going to post them all in this post to try and catch up! 

I found out in November that one of my college roommates was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I hadn't seen or even talked to her in 20 years or so. I was able to make a trip up to visit her and I wanted to give her a gift. I got to meet her husband and kids and spend a little time with her. I gave her this quilt. Unfortunately 2 weeks later she passed. I'm glad I got to see her when I did and I'm glad I got to meet her family. Her daughter was very interested in the quilt and asked me a bunch of questions about making it. I'm hoping she is now using this. 
Fabric: Dream On by Urban Chiks
Backed and binded with a vintage sheets

I participated in a Holiday Bazaar on the base I live on. I whipped up some items to try and sell.

First up, a table runner. This is all made from scraps of Anna Maria Horner's various lines.

Next, a baby quilt made of leftovers from another baby quilt I made in the past. 

Another Baby quilt with leftovers from a previous quilt. 

Baby quilt #3

A lap quilt made of various blues, greens and purples

Another lap quilt made of Anna Maria Horner's various prints. Backed with an Amy Butler print. 

I sold the table runner and the blue baby quilt. 

Ok, so that's what I did all before Christmas. Now I'm trying to get into the groove again. Tomorrow I'll post pics of a commissioned baby quilt I made this week. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hawkeye Ball Donation Quilt

My husband has an annual Hawkeye Ball that we attend when we are in a fleet squadron. There are raffle items up for grabs benefitting the VVOSA. Each year we attend, I try to donate a quilt. Here's the one I submitted this year. 

Fabric: Origins by Basic Grey
Pattern: Synchronized Squares by p.s. i quilt
(if you look closely, the bottom row is completely different fabrics. I had to make a mad dash to Joann's to see if I could find some prints that coordinated because I wanted it longer than how it came out. I didn't want to take apart the whole top to work them into it better. So it kinda bothers me, but then again, it was donated, so I guess it's ok.)

The winner of this quilt was actually one of our old Commanding Officer's wives, so that made me happy! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hushabye Baby Quilt

Another baby shower this past Saturday! Again, I wasn't able to attend but I finished a quilt in time to send. I've had these fabrics for a couple years now and finally got to use them for a baby quilt. It's just a simple square in a square pattern. Finished size was approx. 50"x50". 
Fabric: Hushabye by Tula Pink
Backing fabric was one I picked up from Joann's, I think.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Wedding Quilt

One of the wives in my Officer's Spouses Club got married back in May. I made her a quilt as her wedding gift and I FINALLY finished it! 
She had told me her favorite colors were Navy and Yellow and when I came across Dear Stella's Lola fabric, I knew it would be perfect for her. 
My original plan was a Sparkle Punch Quilt, but it was so much work and I've been so busy with baby quilts, donation quilts and then this, that the Sparkle Punch was just way too big of a commitment at this time. 
I still love how this turned out though because it's got the stars and some patchwork, which I love. 
She loved it and that makes me happy! 
Quilt stats:
Fabric: Lola by Dear Stella
Measures: approx. 65"x75"