Sunday, February 20, 2011

Quilt part 3

It's a quilt making month around here.  And I promise you- I only quilt when the baby is sleeping at night!

So this one is a first for me- I used a walking foot to quilt this together.  I do like the pattern I created.  It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be though.  After some thought, I think I still like free hand quilting better.  I did, however, use a really neat trick to quilt this- 2 inch wide painter's tape.  Here is a link on how to do that.  I love this trick- it seems foolproof to me.

Most of the fabric is from the "All Star" collection by Riley Blake.

  Pinwheel top.

I like the back of this quilt.

Can you see the pattern I created with the walking foot?

It's on my Etsy site if anyone is interested.  I'm also linking up to Tea Rose Home Link Party!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Black and White

My Favorite Quilt so Far

I love this quilt!  I love the colors.  I love the pattern.  I love the print.  I LOVE IT!  I used It's a Hoot fabric by MoMo for Moda. 

This is not an original pattern, but it's one I discovered on my own by cutting the squares diagonally and arranging them in a way that looked good to me.  I love how the arrangement makes the fabric brighter.

I usually back my quilts with flannel, but this fabric line is so fantastic that I wanted to use as much of it as I could.  This particular fabric was so big and bold that it just screamed to be on the back of this quilt. 

This quilt was a lot of fun to make.  I'm sure it's a pattern you'll see me use again.  It's on Etsy if anyone is interested! 

Also linking it up to Tea Rose Home Link Party!  Check it out to see other handmade goodies!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


And here is the finished quilt with Mr. Cason's name appliqued on it!  It's on its way to its new owner!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Stars and Stripes Quilt

Every time I sell a quilt on Etsy, I have a major itch to sew another one.  So here is my "other one."  This quilt top took me a long time to finish, not because of complications, but because I forgot about it and then had a baby, and then forgot about it again.  So, it is finally done.  I love the fabric.  It's called All Star by Riley Blake.  It's definitely boy inspired!

Here is the back of the quilt.  I love how the charms pop against the white.  However, I have learned my lesson- I can't have a dark quilt top and white backing, because it's too hard to make the thread work with both (I don't like using two different color threads because if the tension is off on my machine you can see it in the back.)  Lesson learned.

Aren't the colors great!

And this just in-- My cousin is going to buy this quilt for her little boy Cason!  I'm going to applique his name on the bottom- will have to get a picture of it when it is done.

So, since this one just sold I will get another one up soon!  I'm working on the top part right now!

Linking it up to Tea Rose Home Link Party- check it out- lots of homemade goodies!

Sunday, February 6, 2011


How I spend (some) of my days--

Umm . . . Yes, Please.

Cupcake Wars.  Enough said.  The show, despite the annoying, sarcastic, want-to-seriously-slap-him host, makes me want to don a frilly apron and get to work.  Oh my, I could eat cupcakes all day long.  I went in search of a caramel cupcake and stumbled upon this recipe.  You've got to check out her site-everything looks delicious!

This is a triple salted caramel cupcake.  It is a brown sugar, buttermilk cake with homemade caramel in the center of the cupcake.  Look at that folks- caramel in the cupcake!

And a delicious caramel buttercream frosting with caramel drizzle on top.  OH. MY. WORD!

It's worth it folks.  It is definitely worth it.