Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Quilt For Me

Here's a block for the next quilt I'm working on.  And...it's for me!

The pattern is from this beautiful book.

And when it's done, it will look like this.

I'm using a Bliss by Moda charm pack I already had.  The pattern said I could get 6 leaves from one charm square.  Well, I got 10 leaves from one charm square.  So all the front takes is one charm pack, plus 2 yards of fabric for the background.  Not bad! 

24 leaves are appliqued onto 16 12.5 in x 12.5 in squares.  The cutting out of the leaves went by surprisingly quick!  Now I'm just ironing them on and will get them stitched.  I'm enjoying every step of the process so far!  And it's for me!  That may be the best part about it! :)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

My Fabric Hutch

I'm so excited I finally have a decent storage for my fabric stash, even though it is pretty scarce! 
I found this at a thrift store today.  Only $50!  Not bad, huh?  I guess this means I need to buy more fabric so I can fill it up!  :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My First Pillow Cover!

I'm finally done with this pillow cover!  I started it when I was still working on the nine-patch quilt and had to put it aside for a while to finish the quilt by Mother's Day.  This took a lot of work!  There's another tutorial included in this one for a different version of it.  I will make it, but after a little break! :)  I'm really happy with how this one turned out and it adds some much needed color to my living room.
(The fabric is Kumari Garden by Dena Designs.  Love it!)

And here's the back of it.  I used the envelope style for the back.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Another Bag!

I made another one of these cute market totes, exactly the same as I made the one for my stepmom for Mother's Day.  This one is going to my sister.  Her birthday was on May 1st.  Better late than never! 
I love making this bag.  It's so quick and easy to make!  I hope she likes it!

                               Here's the inside of the bag.  It has a little pocket on the inside.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day Gifts

I'm finally all done with the nine-patch quilt!  Overall, I'm happy with it.  Let's just say the washing and drying does wonders for camouflaging mistakes. 
It's been mailed and received by my mother-in-law and she loves it!   Yay!

                                 Those are my kids' handprints appliqued on the back of the quilt.

And this is a bag I sewed for my stepmom.  She's already received it in the mail and loves it!

Happy Mother's Day!