Sunday, September 27, 2009

Trying out "pebble" quilting

Thank you for leaving such nice comments about the little Schnibbles quilt, you are all SO nice :) The quilts are really fun to make, I encourage you to try them out! I can't wait to see what we are making next month.
I've been inspired by several blogs lately regarding a new quilting technique. They call it Pebble quilting. I usually stipple quilt my quilts, by using a meandering pattern all over it. Pebble quilting consists of little continuous circles all over. I of course, dove right in on a HUGE quilt. I am never easy on myself... This quilt is a kit I bought from Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe. It is made up of Amy Butler fabrics, and I love it! Here is my quilting so far...And this is the back... so fun!
Here are several of the blogs I got my inspiration from. Try it out, you'll love it!
Handmade by Alissa ~ she made a video even!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Winter White Schnibble Quilt

I finished the September Schnibbles quilt pattern Winter White today. It wasn't too bad to make, and went together quick. Here it is:
There were several leftover squares so I pieced them into the back. I had a lot of fun making this, thank you Sherrie and Sinta for coming up with this idea!
My sister Nikki is here visiting from Colorado Springs for a week, she brought her 4 month old baby Lilyanne with her, she's so adorable! Jessie and I keep stealing her from each other. This Thursday night is quilt night at church, I am so looking forward to it! I am in charge of it now, so I hope it'll go well. Have a good week everyone!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

September has come

School has started! Ignore me in this photo, I wasn't ready yet...
Grandma visited, and we had a wonderful time.Mark and I have been married for 10 years now, woohoo! We will be going on a trip next month, more details later...
Life is good. Fall is "in the air" right? I am ignoring it, and pretending it's July right now. We have more visitors coming, Mark's brother Mike and my sister Nikki with her baby Lily.

I managed to get the little red & yellow baby quilt done. I am calling this the surfing quilt, the red and yellow fabrics have little stick surfer dudes all over them. I was a good girl and used up even more stash. I pieced some left over flannels for the back, even the batting was pieced from odds and ends. Here it is out of the washer and all ready to use!
The Winter White Schnibbles has begun, and it'll be so cute. Jessie has dibs on it, she likes the snowmen. I start teaching the quilting class at church in a few weeks, and I can't wait for that. I love getting even more people addicted to quilting, it's my favorite thing to do.

On Labor Day we did a last minute trip to Indian Beach, our favorite beach around here. It was a beautiful day. We went with our awesome friends, all of the kids had a blast. Summer, I'm going to miss you!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Well, I managed to get the baby quilt top done, now I need to baste it and quilt it. Isn’t it fun? There were remnant pieces of flannel in my stash from other quilt backings, I pieced them together for the back of it, I am using up stash, check me out!
A Year of Schnibbles is beginning this month. They gave us our pattern, Winter White. I don’t have it, so it’s on order to be here soon. I dug through my stash, and found these charm packs, Let it Snow, Let it Snow. I think they’ll look adorable with this pattern. Further digging in my stash produced the white sashing (with snowflakes!), and some other yardage for binding and backing. Who needs to go to a quilt shop, when I have one in my bedroom? Sheesh. Can’t wait to get started. I found at least 5 other sets of charm packs in my stash for future Schnibbles, I am set for at least 6 of the 12 LOL!

In other news, school starts on Tuesday the 8th. When did summer end? I know many of your kids have already started. We didn’t get out of school until mid-June. It was such an awesome summer, I am in denial it’s over.
My Grandma is visiting me from Nevada, it’s just FUN having her here. She will be 80 next year, and I told her I want to grow up to be just like her when I am 80. She is wonderful! Off I go, you all have a great day.