I love it when I can pull an entire quilt out of my stash! I had a few girl baby quilts for my upcoming market day and nothing for boys, so I whipped up this guy.
I think the wonky star is one of my favorite quilt techniques. I am so happy I grabbed this orange fabric when I saw it.
Grabbing more than a yard of the pirate fabric when it was on clearance was genius as it made the perfect backing.
It is all packed up for my farmers market table in 2 weeks, time to finish up all the other things I am hoping to sell!
What is better than a rainbow pillow?
Making 2 more so you can keep one for yourself!
I found some feather pillows on sale at Ikea ($5!) and did some freestyle scrap piecing. I love them!!!
I used the fabric that I have been calling “trivial pursuit circles” as a the backs, sorry folks, there is no escaping the vibrant colors!
I sew and my husband build boats and sails them. Hobbies that should last us the 2+ decades before we retire! I started this quilt a (very, very) long time ago and broke the free motion foot doing all the quilting.
I eventually got a replacement foot but it still sat in a WIP pile for way too long. In fact, this is probably one of the first 10 quilts I ever did. Here is a closeup of the pebbling on the back…many MANY spools of thread!
When I pulled this out to finish for fathers day I was pleasantly surprised at the backing fabrics, it had been stashed for so long I forgot how much I like the back!
And a detail that only my husband will appreciate, this is an approximation of the catamaran he built;
This one is an approximation of his brother’s boat;
And a fair guess at his father’s boat;
I wish I could say this is the end of the pillows for a while, but it wouldn’t be true. I should just rename this blog to “the lady who makes pillows and occasionally quilts”
This here we call, “pillows on chairs that need to be painted or sealed a few seasons ago”.
And this one is the zoom-in so that you don’t see the appalling amount of weeds in the yard. But, oh! what a nice mix of Orange and Pink!
And this is where I say ” rainbows, always a safe bet”
Stocking up for my Artist Table at the Farmers Market later this summer. Making a serious dent in my fabric. Loving my Accuquilt tumbler die!
More baby dresses! Hoping there are lots of babies that need dresses this summer !
After I finished this baby quilt, I had lots of music fabric left over, so I made these for the raffle at the local high school that helps buy musical instruments for the school district.
Now they have a new home with some lucky winners! And we won tickets to the Crayola factory in the raffle, good karma works!!
Don’t know what I will do with these lovelies yet but, I am slowly but surely making the whole rainbow.
It will have to be a quilt for my bed, because these are just too awesome.
Happy spring days to you! Off to spend some more time in the garden!
I had been hording these Joel Dewberry Notting Hill fabrics for a little while and they fell together so nicely with this dress. I loosely used the McCalls 4817 pattern, although I changed the back of the bodice to make it a little higher in on the back. I tried to size down the size 6 pattern a little, but it is definitely too big on my size 4 kid, so I guess I didn’t size it down enough.
A quick zipper on the back and I managed to finish this beauty in a few hours. Totally the best thing I have sewn so far this spring!
A baby quilt for an expecting music teacher. I bought the only music fabrics at the 2 stores I visited, embraced the black and white idea and found a pin on pintrest and away we go!
Why yes, I did just finish painting the front hall and adding these hooks. Don’t they look swell?
The applique flower, needed a little something, so I added that stitched swirl. It makes me want to add more stitched detail somewhere… but where?
And the back is part of an IKEA duvet cover I got from AS IS for $10. It couldn’t be more perfect for a baby girl!
Yes, this darn quilt is a rhombus. How I did it, I don’t know. I trimmed at right angles! I Swear! You don’t notice at all until you hang it… Maybe I will blame it on the new hooks, they must be off… right?
My tallish 3 year old is turning 4 this month. We are sitting right at the end toddler sizes and dipping our toe in girls sizes. I made this dress a size 5, nice and roomy for the coming summer, a vague possibility that it might fit next year? Loving this pattern. McCalls’s 5838 you are really very lovely. Lined top, easy zipper install, I look forward to making some more of these.