Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Cheer

Happy Easter to all  my sewing friends.  Here is a little easter chick for your last minute sewing projects.  This would look pretty cute on a baby bib don't you think?

This little cutie is available as my gift to you through the craftsy website.

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Forest QAL Block 3 ~ Aspen Grove

Welcome to Block 3 of the Forest Quilt-along organized by Juliana (Sewing under rainbow) and Joanna (Shapemoth).

This week's block is all about trees!  The beautiful aspen trees that grow in the forests of the western USA.  This block is rated as beginner to intermediate. It may look complicated, but these are pretty much just strips to sew together and no difficult sections to match up.  As with the rest of the blocks in this QAL, this is a 12" block.  Please be sure to print at 100% or no-scaling.  Fabric requirements include about 1 fat quarter for the white or tree fabric mainly because you need long enough pieces for some of the tree sections.  The rest of the pieces can be done with scraps.

You can download the pattern and instructions here.

Here's my autumn version of the block

but it works well as a summery block as well.

Aspen Grove Pattern.

I hope you enjoy this block.  If you have any questions, please head over to the Forest QAL flickr group  to post your question and see all the other fabulous blocks that people are sewing.

Click the logo below if you would like to see the full schedule of designers and blocks in this QAL.

Don't forget about the linky party and contest with a fabulous guest judge Eleanor Grosch.  Join the Forest QAL flickr group to show us your blocks and see what everyone else is sewing.  There have been so many fabulous submissions and lots of support and chat on the group.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Quilting updates

quilt stack

Well, I certainly haven't been very chatty lately have I? There are a lot of things brewing in the pot that I can't talk about right now.  In the meantime, i'll share some finished quilts with you. These are all for Kari Bruck Photography and will be shipped out really soon.
Scrappy Trip-along in low volume
I succumbed to the #ScrappyTripAlong which was all over instagram over the holiday season.  I chose to make it in a lowvolume palette of blues and creams for a baby boy.  Since it's a baby quilt and therefore very small, it was done in a jiffy which is the best thing about sewing these baby quilts.

I really love how this one turned out in the blues - so relaxing and a great stash buster. I love it so much i'm going to make another one in low volume pinks.  I have plenty of stash that needs to be busted.

I chose to lay this out in a chevron pattern instead of the traditional diamond shapes because I cant ever do anything as I'm told. Next up is this Pinked-up version of the grannie squares quilt - made as part of the ORBC Quilt-along on flickr. It has this totally awesome pink zebra print on the back. Diva in training mayhap?
 Grannie Squares Diva in Training quilt
Finally, I also finished off my Dancing Stars quilt designed by Amy (Amy's creative side)Dancing Stars baby quilt Raspberry Lemonade

I tried out some feather quilting on this one just as practice. That was fun too. It's inspired me to mix it up a bit in my quilting. I might try scallops on the last baby quilt that needs some quilting. feathers

They are all washed up and ready to ship out.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Forest Quilt-along

Hey there! Just a quick post to let you know that Joanna of Shapemoth and Julianna of Sewing under Rainbow have put together a fun quilt-along with a forest theme.  Anything Forest-related is fair game.  Think wildlife, trees, flowers, that kind of thing. 

There are great prizes for participating and a fabulous guest judge.  

There are a whole bunch of your favorite designers participating in this QAL.  Follow this link to get all the juicy details.

Happy Sewing!