Wednesday, April 27, 2011

It's a Hoot (again).

I love the look of stacked coin quilts.  Super easy to make and a fun way to highlight fabric colors.  I have found that this fabric line is very popular on Etsy (this is my third quilt with this fabric).  I have just enough fabric to make another quilt and will be making a special order quilt with it as well.  If you like it, you better hurry and get it because I'm finding that shops are starting to sell out!  It's the "It's a Hoot" fabric collection by MoMo for Moda.  

This line has so many fun fabrics that are perfect for the backs of quilts. 
Here's another great one!  Cute little owls in trees.

Stacked coins.  Can't get much easier than this!

This one is in my Etsy shop.

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.  We had pretty weather over here and were able to celebrate with both Grant and my family.  It was a busy day for us, but Miss C did pretty well.  She got to wear not one, but two pretty Easter dresses!  Lucky girl! 

Family picture. 

Her first (and only) egg!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fast and Easy Pillows

Pillows are one of the easiest sewing projects to make, but I have always made mine with loose batting and, consequently, they usually turn lumpy pretty fast.  I had come across an envelope style pillow tutorial and put it in the back of my mind for the next time I needed to sew a pillow.  Well, I finally got a reason to try out this new style.  My friend wanted me to make matching quilts and pillows for her soon-to-be-here nephews (twins) with an owl theme.  Perfect!

I appliqued the owls onto the pillow case. 

It's hard to see the envelope part of the pillow in this picture (towards the bottom), but it's there.  I also wanted to add a little color in the back so I added the yellow and orange fabric. 

This is the cleanest, neatest, crispest (word?) pillow cover.  I followed her math using a 14 x 14 pillow.  Oh my goodness y'all (that's the southern speaking), it's so tailored looking.  I will always do pillows like this from now on!

Hope the tutorial helps someone! 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Chic Baby Quilt

My blog is turning into a quilt show!  I'm sure most of you don't mind though! 

Here is a special order I did for Alex and her very soon-to-be-here baby boy.  She picked the main fabric and we were able to find a nice fat quarter bundle on Etsy.  Most of the fabric is from Michael Miller's Retro Mod collection in Lagoon.  I adore this fabric and this may very well be my favorite quilt so far! 

(the colors *swoon*)

Alex wanted a simple design with lots of white so it would be easy on the eye and highlight the fabric.  Wow, the colors just pop against all that white.  This was the biggest quilt I've made so far- 49 x 48 inches.  It's real thick and luxurious- perfect for cooler weather. 

(love the simple design)

(back of quilt with a line of charms running through it.  Simple and fun.)

I'm loving it!