Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fabric Tuesday and a new pattern!

Happy Tuesday my friends!! Hope all is well!  We're enjoying the humidity here in Northern Virginia (not) but we are enjoying the fireflies at night!

Last Christmas Heather and I got a couple of new fabric collections and helped each other design new quilt patterns with each.  We finished them in record time (for us) and had them completely ready for quilt market.  But naturally it took two more months to list the patterns in our shop and share it with you all! :)

I'm happy to share Hello Pretty with you today for Fabric Tuesday!

Such happy and bright colors in Aneela Hoey's line "Hello Petal" by Moda Fabrics.  I love the little children at play and I was sold when I saw the kitty cats all named on the back (including Lucy!).

I love creating a pattern that maybe appears to be more work than it is. I used fat quarters to make this quilt, strip piecing and a lot of repeat blocks to create this finish.  I heart it!

When I finished it didn't seem finished...I stood back and thought it was too busy and on the smaller side.  I am so pleased I added the white borders and patchwork squares, I think it completes it.

Backed it with those sweet kitties of course, and there is the perfect stripe in the line I used for binding.

There you have it!

Hello Pretty
65" x 77"

Fabric Tuesday

Come and share your recent fabric WIPs and finishes!!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Sweetest mini from Why Not Sew....precious!

Erin from Why not sew makes simply the most precious projects! We happened upon her blog several years ago, and have been stalker fans of hers ever since! This mini with Country Girls fabric is simply darling! Head over to her blog, where you will find yourself making outloud "ooohh" and "ahhh" sounds. Seriously. You. Will. Love!

Last week I finished this Country Girls mini quilt I made for my girls' room. I've been wanting to post about it since then but we all have been under the weather at our house. Sore throats and stomach bugs. Yuck. I hope we are on the mend. My mom is visiting and should be here today! I told her maybe she shouldn't come but she wouldn't hear of it. I hope she doesn't get sick. I've Lysoled, bleached, Purelled my heart out, so I'm hoping we're good.

Anyway, I am loving this mini!!! I fussy-cut the Country Girls from this fabric. Then I used some Country Girls fabric along with some others from Tasha Noel. All of which I got from Shay at Simply Sweet Fabric.  I added some Strawberry Fields, April Showers, Scrumptious and Flea Market Fancy. The colors all went well together and I love the scrappy look.

I hand quilted around each star and that was all. I may add more quilting around the edge near the binding and in the space where the four corners of the blocks meet. I just haven't yet. I love the center block. The little girl feeding the ducks reminded my 4 year old of herself feeding her ducks. She loves the quilt and can't wait to have it on her wall. I have to paint first. I hope to do that while my mom visits. We shall see :) 


Thursday, July 17, 2014

low volume quilt top finished!

Here it is! My low volume quilt top. I really enjoyed making this one. Simple 3.5" squares. I liked picking through my stash and adding loads of different prints. I still need to quilt it, I am thinking just straight lines, about 1/2" apart? What do you think?

The beginning. Just loads of squares. I bought several new prints as well. 

Then I pieced several strips together, I worked those strips together in the end. I didn't do this the most efficient way. Oh well!

But I had fun making it!

Here you have it! I hope you like it as much as I do!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fabric Tuesday you fabric lovers!

Is summer kicking your butt? I know Megan and I have been super busy with life, kids, swimming, vacation, camps, visitors. Fun, but busy. Lets check out some cuteness from last week...

Just amazing medallion center. Love! You need to see the back of this thing! From Paula The Sassy Quilter.

The Bubble quilt from Tanya Quilts in CO. Love this! The colors make me happy! 

Because I am loving all the fruity quilts I have been seeing around. Sweetness. From Porch Swing Quilts...

Modern Fat cross quilt finish. From Maryse Makes Things,  Love the bold colors and low volume text prints. Very cool...

From Mochawildchild, this cute mini! love the curved look of the blocks...

What have you been up to?