Thursday, October 27, 2011

Something to show for it!

I've finally gotten some crafting done...and the pictures to prove it!!
First up my finished tv console I scored off of Craigslist this summer...all sanded and painted. I think if I had it to do again I would do a couple things differently, I always learn something new with each project but I am definitely loving this new piece.
Then for the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild challenge is due in a couple of weeks. So, I had grand plans to do a Cathedral Window pillow like alamode . I got my pillow top all done:
...but...there were little bits of the corners of the green fabric peeking out. :( I had visions of someone spilling something on the finished pillow and me sobbing in the corner from fear that the darn pillow would completely unravel! So, in consideration of my perfectionism/neuroticism I scratched the whole thing and decided to try something completely different. (also my empty pockets were talking to me since the Cathedral Window Pillow ate up like 5 yards of fabric already!!!)
Half square triangles seemed a little less risky and I could use what I already had on hand in my stash. So here's what I came up with for the challenge instead:
Here's to hoping that basting goes smoothly, because I would really appreciate if everything else went smoothly for this project!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Wow! I can't believe my last post was in April! I have still been sewing and crafting but not so great at documenting it. I have been working on a quilt for my mom. I got it all sewn together and it was so wonky I couldn't stand it! I tore the top apart and trimmed every.single.block so they are the exactly (pretty much) the same size. Lesson learned. Do not try to skip a step! Take the time to trim your blocks up front and you will spend much less time with the stupid seam ripper!

Next up, I found this beauty on Craigslist for $60! I am so excited about it! I am going to use it for a tv console table. Fingers crossed!

Friday, April 22, 2011

It's DONE!!!!

I finally finished hand stitching the binding and I am soooo very happy to be done with this quilt!
Here is the front:

...and here is the pieced back which I am so in love with!!!

I used the pattern by Elizabeth Hartman called "Fenced In" from her book The Practical Guide to Patchwork which I won back in November
I was so excited to win and even more excited to see a project (actually quite a few) which didn't scare a novice quilter like me! I haven't measured it but it fits perfectly on my full size bed!

Up next...a hippie quilt for my momma!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Binding Time

My week last week started out like this:

Now I am working on this:

It was such a beautiful day yesterday I took my quilt outside to sew on the binding in the sun. I have to say I really enjoyed that! Soaking up the sun under a new (almost done) quilt!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

OMG Becky... I WON!!!

I am so excited!!! I won the Tokyo Subway Map Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson! I am in love with this quilt! Everytime I look at it I see a new block I like and the quilting is just awesome!! It was such a great cause that she was raffle-ing it off for and I am so very thankful that it's new home is with me!!! Thank you so much Elizabeth!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sophie's Onesie Dress

Two posts in one week (let alone in one month)! I made this little number using Prudent Baby's Onesie Dress Tutorial I bought a package of onesies at Walmart and dyed a couple with some fabric dye I bought at Ben Franklin. Here is one of them that I dyed:

What a cute little peanut!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I'm still alive and sewing I have just been really bad at taking pictures of everything (besides the fact that it has been dark, cloudy and raining buckets here for the last two months...not that I'm complaining! ). My friend Sarah took a picture of some pj pants I made for her tiny little peanut:
She's just so darn cute! I thought that lips flannel fabric was too cute! I made her a little onsie dress for it, but it is in size 3-6 months so I have to wait till she grows into it for a picture! I told you she was a peanut!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Christmas Present

I have been horrible about taking pictures of the stuff I have been making! I need to work on that this year! Here is one of the Christmas presents I made and actually snapped a picture of:

I had to try these iron on transfers for a project for my brother... since I still had some left over and they were so much fun to use I made them into wall art. I found these graphics at The Graphics Fairy

She has tons of vintage clip art on her site and it is all free! I found this pretty little nest and matching robin and printed it off onto iron on transfer paper. Then I just ironed it onto some pretty muslin fabric I had and stapled that onto a couple of canvases I found at Michaels! Easy and fun!!