Friday, October 4, 2013

Halloween Bunting

Last week I started pulling out the Fall decorations and after putting up my usual decorations my mantle looked a little naked.  I didn't want to go to the store and buy anything so I turned to Pinterest for inspiration.  I saw many cute buntings and decided to make a no sew version using my hot glue gun.
Using burlap, twine and some Halloween fabric from my stash I made 2 buntings.  I made an approx. 9 inch (when measured at the base) triangle template from a cardboard box and used that to make the big triangles.  I made the small bunting using the scraps left over from cutting the big triangles.  It turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself.  This is the first year I've put up a bunting on the mantle and I really like the way it looks. 

Monday, March 18, 2013


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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Remember me?

It has been such a long time since I've blogged.  I am still around and still sewing.   It's been hard trying to balance blogging with real life responsibilities.  This summer was busy but in a good way.

We spent a week at the beach, played a ton of yard football, celebrated hubby's 40th birthday with a short trip to Miami and went to the pool a million times.  For real.  We crossed some things off of our family to do list:  my 6 year old learned how to swim without floaties, he also learned how to ride his bike without training wheels (that day was huge!!), my 3 year old is now a confident beginner swimmer and really enjoyed swimming with just floaties.

On the sewing front, I finished my citrus quilt and it's getting much love around here.  I was commissioned by the boys to make some spiderman pillowcases and bean bags.  I made a baby carrier, embellished some cloth diapers for my sister's baby shower and I'm in the process of finishing up a baby quilt for my brand new nephew and an I-spy quilt for my youngest's 4th birthday (which is right around the corner).  Pics (of quilts) to come soon.  I can't believe it's almost

Halloween 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Binding for my citrus quilt

I'm almost done with my citrus quilt. Yay!! The only thing left to do is attach the binding. I went with one of my favorite prints of all time, full moon polka dot in green (?, not sure if that's the exact color but you get the picture) and tangerine.

I was able to finish up the quilting while the hubby and kids cooked me a wonderful Mother's Day lasagna dinner. It was a great day! Stay tuned for pics of the finished product. Have a wonderful day.

Friday, April 13, 2012

My Citrus Quilt top is done!

Finally,  after much procrastinating my Citrus Quilt top is done!  I really, really love how it turned out.  The bright colors really pop against the white.  My favorite part is the scrappy border.   It measures about 64 inches wide and 75 inches long. The hubs is happy about it too because he can finally stretch out under a quilt without his toes peeking out at the bottom.

This is by far the biggest quilt I've made and I can't wait to quilt it.  I've started piecing the back using some of the scraps leftover from making the top and some other fabrics from my stash.

I'm linking this up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Up Friday.  Have you finished anything this week?  It doesn't have to be a sewing project.  Have you been bit by the Spring cleaning bug?  If you have tell it to come bite me b/c I need some encouragement!   Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happy Belated Easter

Happy Belated Easter!  I hope everyone's Sunday was great.  After church, we had friends over for dinner, had an Easter egg hunt for the kiddos and played volleyball in my back yard.  We had so much fun!   I know it's Wednesday and all but since Easter is one of my FAVORITE holidays and I didn't think it would be right to leave it unacknowledged to my blog peeps.  

This was the first year the boys have had a part in the Easter program at church and I'm really glad I decided to make them do it.  (thanks Chantel for the extra push encouragement!)  I think they enjoyed it too.

I did get a little sewing done on the citrus quilt.  So far the top is complete and I'm piecing the back.  I love this quilt already and can't wait to finish it.  I promise to post some pics.  This has been a crazy week for us with J starting back school after Spring Break and work has been insane so I'm looking forward to a date with my sewing machine this weekend and will hopefully start quilting it.

The lovely stack of fabric below will become a baby shower gift soon.  I'm thinking of doing a stacked coin quilt with some neutral sashing in between the stacks, probably Kona Ash.  Stay tuned....

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Works in Progress

Thanks for your sweet comments about the Citrus Quilt.  They lit a fire under me and encouraged me to work on getting it  finished.  I've attached the scrappy border and the only thing left to do on the quilt top is attach the white border.  I haven't taken any pics of it with the scrappy border but it really brings the design and colors together.  At the pace I'm going though I should be done with this quilt by the summer.  :-)

As you can see from the pics above, I'm also working on a half square triangle quilt using my scraps.  Some of the fabrics are novelty and some are just from past sewing projects.  This quilt is going to be a long term WIP.  I enjoy snatching a few minutes in between "mommy work" and piecing the units a little at a time.  Some of the fabric is not my favorite but I can't in good conscience waste fabric so I'm hoping when the quilt comes together it won't matter and they will all just blend in.

Still in progress
1.  I-spy for B--I got some great novelty squares from the ELQ charm swap and all that's left to do is piece this top

2.  Baby gift -haven't started yet, just have fabric picked out

This is a picture of my next door neighbor's daffodils.  I'm so excited that spring is finally here!

I'm sharing this over at Freshly Pieced.  What good things are you working on?