Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Year of Schnibbles

So I was innocently reading Carrie's blog La Vie en Rosie this morning, and saw her mention "A Year of Schnibbles" You all know I love all those little Schnibbles quilts, and so I clicked the link, knowing I was going to be in trouble :)

I found Sherrie at A Quilting Life, and Sinta at Pink Pincushion, which are both new to me bloggers. They decided it'd be fun to do a Schnibble pattern a month, for a year. Oh my gosh, that is so awesome! I signed up of course because September isn't going to be busy enough for me, with school starting. I couldn't not do it. It is too fun!

Here are the 4 Schnibbles I have done so far. The first one is Short Story, using a Shangri-La and Roman Holiday charm pack.
The second one I made was Gentle Art, using an April Cornell charm pack.
And the third one I made was X-Rated using the Neptune charmpack by Tula Pink.
This is the Gazebo pattern using Flutterby fabric by Tula Pink.
So, who else is in? Come on, you know you want to!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

I have been loving the new patterns from Heather Mulder Peterson, of Anka's Treasures. She makes the most beautiful quilts. She is having a blogaversary giveaway, you must go and see what she is giving as the prize, Holy Guacamole!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Another quilt, done!

Another quilt done, alright! I just needed to add the binding to it. This quilt is for Jessie's room, and I am making another one just like it. I got the pattern from CrazyMomQuilts, she was so kind to write it out for everyone. Thank you :) I like how it turned out. I used all Heather Bailey fabrics, and it's so happy and bright.

Last week we went to a local amusement park here in Portland, called Oaks Park. Our company has a picnic here every summer. This was the most flattering photo of myself I could find!
Our pumpkins are growing big this year! We planted seeds last year to grow "giant" pumpkins, and nothing grew, but this year... I think those seeds germinated all winter, because we have a giant one now!
I made myself a sewing machine cover last night, it gets so dusty sitting out all of the time. Isn't this fabric awesome?! I think it is :)
This cute little guy is Finn, my cousin's 7 month old boy. I almost kept him, he was such a doll!
And lastly but not leastly, this is a new baby quilt I am working on for my husband's friend. Bright and cute, gotta love it!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

It's baby time

I received an invite to a baby shower two weeks ago. It's a double baby shower... and last Saturday I decided that I was going to make them both a quilt. As the week went on, I realized I bit off more than I could chew, but I perservered, and finished them both! Woo!

The fabric I used was in my stash, and you guys, the more I dug around in it, the more I realized I have so much, and don't need more. Even though that doesn't stop me :)

Hailey is having a boy, and I found these bright prints. The lighthouses are by Jim Shore, they are so cute! They look like they have quilt patterns on them. I like this quilt, it's pretty big, but that means they can use it for a long time. I pieced the back with all of the leftover fabric, yay!
I did a meandering stipple quilting on it.
And Lisa is having a girl. I found lots of baby print fat quarters in my fat quarter tub, and ironed them out. I think I've had some of them for four years or more, it's about time I used them. I made a coin quilt, by strip piecing. It went really fast. The white fabric strips are flannel.
I also used the left over strips to make the binding :) Gotta love it.
I've been busy getting school supplies, clothes, having fun with my cousin and his family, sewing, and everything in between. I really love summer, but I'm getting pretty exhausted :D Tonight I am having several girlfriends over for a sewing party, I can't wait.
Now, off to the baby shower.