Aug 29, 2013

Lucy Jane Bundled in her New Quilt

I've blogged about this quilt at least twice and I promised to show you some photos of Lucy Jane, the baby I made the quilt for!
Lucy Jane is only 2 days old.
Lucy Jane is my 9th grandchild and 7th grand daughter :)
She looks so much like her mom when she was a baby!
One of the best joys in life is holding a newborn.
I am sure going to miss this baby!
The next time I'll see her, she'll be two and a half months old.

Aug 27, 2013

Diaper Pouch Tutorial

I found the cutest Diaper Pouch tutorial, here is the link.
I made one and is it so easy, that I want to make a whole bunch of them for gifts!
You can grab this little pouch and throw it in your diaper bag, or just carry it all by itself and you will always have a few diapers and some wet wipes!
This is the view of the little pouch sideways, isn't it cute?
I made it for my daughter Lindsay, and she chose the fabric from her stash.
This is the bottom of the bag, it has a box pleat to fit more items.
The Diaper Pouch holds three diapers, a pack of wet wipes, and a tube of diaper rash ointment, car keys and a cell phone. It would be smart to add a little pocket in the lining, for your cell phone.
I'm excited to make some more, and when I do, I'll definitely show them to you :)

Aug 26, 2013

A Trip to the Doll Shop

I love to visit Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah, and my grand daughter Kennedy loves to accompany me. I love being with her, so it's a win/win situation :). Kennedy is 6 years old and she loves dolls, their clothes and accessories. She has a particular love for paper dolls!
There is a gorgeous store at Gardner Village called the Georgell Doll Shop.
Come inside with us for a visit......

These clothes are all for 18" dolls, like American Girl dolls.

Hats, wedding dresses, princess dresses, and so much more!

There is doll candy everywhere you look! Kennedy is in doll heaven...

A rack of "groovy girls", Kennedy has a few of those!
Whenever we come to this shop, she chooses one who looks like her mom, one who looks like her dad (yes, they are some boy groovy dolls), one who looks like her big brother Bridger, one who looks like her little sister Charlotte, and one who looks like herself. She even chooses one who looks like me :)
It's really cute to see the different ones she chooses!

Look at the pretty chandeliers, they have dragon flies dangling from them.

Ooh la la!!!

I love the hardwood floor.

One last look before we leave the store....

Kennedy thinks it's a treat just to go inside this doll shop, she never even asks me to buy her anything :)

Kennedy is a little doll herself!!!
She always likes to dress fancy.
When I come to visit, she loves to choose my clothes for the day.
First she lays out the undergarments, in the shape of a body on the floor.
Then she lays the clothes on top, in order.
On top of that, she puts the jewelry she wants me to wear.
Kennedy makes me feel really special, and I love her to the moon and back!

Aug 23, 2013

Bee in my Bonnet Row Along, quilted!!!

My beautiful "Bee in my Bonnet Row Along" quilt is finished!!!
I really love the way Cindy quilted it :)

I drove to a few parks looking for a place in the shade to photograph my quilt.
I found a golf course, but the quilt was too heavy to hang from a tree with clothes pins.
I found a pretty Elementary school but the iron fence was too thick for the clothes pins to hold onto.
I gave up and photographed the rest of the quilt in my house.
This photo was taken outdoors, mostly in the shade, partially in the sun :)

I love the pink scalloped border fabric, it's really bright and happy.
The binding is the same fabric as the little green border.

This is the best photo I could get of the entire quilt, not too good!

I hung the quilt over a chair, it just looks good wherever it hangs.
Lori has written a companion book to this quilt, it's called "Quilty Fun" and you can pre order it here.
It's full of adorable quilts and projects with the cute little designs from this quilt.  
I'm really anxious to get my copy in September :)
It was so much fun seeing everyone's blocks and finished quilts, it felt like a virtual quilt guild.

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Aug 21, 2013

A Princess iPad case and tutorial link

I made a portable DVD player holder for a little girl, it had the same measurements as my iPad.
The tutorial can be found at Fresh Lemons quilts.
These are the prints I chose.

Here is the finished iPad case.

Isn't the closure tab the cutest?  It's Aneela Hooey's "Posy".

Look at the little girl reading a book on the under side of the tab.

Here's a little close up of her.

This is the back of the iPad case.

The inside of the pocket has more princess dresses with a blue background.  
These cases are very easy to make and don't take much time either.
They would be a good item to make and sell at an etsy site.

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Aug 19, 2013

The Quilty Barn Along, Summer Star

I made this barn block the same day that Lori posted it on her blog but I'm just getting around to blogging about it today.
I always love choosing fabric for these blocks.  
Here is my summer block.
Don't look too closely though, I made a few flubs....

I'm running out of selections for blacks, grays and browns for the roofs.
I used Aneela Hooey's "Little Apples" for the door and window of the barn.

Lori's tutorial can be found here.

Aug 16, 2013

Paper Doll WIP

Welcome back to Paper Doll Friday ♥
Here's the center of the quilt, I changed the dolls' hair to blonde and named them Rebecca Louise and Lindsay Leigh after my two oldest daughters who are only 16 months apart.
They are grown women now, with children of their own :)

It took me 2 whole weeks to cut and sew the sashing and sew all the blocks together.

I am thrilled to have the top done, I just need to add the 2" border.

My husband and I went for an early evening drive in my convertible and found this place to hang my quilt top.
Isn't it beautiful?  I am in awe of myself for finally finishing it, ha ha!!!

My husband had the bright idea to include me in the photo.
I'm wearing a hat to keep my hair from flying all over the place!

Here's a closeup.
It's really difficult to see all the detail, but you can search paper doll quilt to the right of the blog and I have tutorials on the applique, and all sorts of detailed photos.

I'm really anxious to see how Cindy quilts my paper dolls, I know she will be so creative :)
Unfortunately Cindy is booked for a while and I won't be able to post my finished 

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Aug 14, 2013

Vintage Retro, "Sweet Life" WIP

I made a table topper from Camille Roskelley's "Sweet Life" pattern, you can read about it here
The pattern can be found in Camille's book, "Simply Retro".
She gave her readers a tip:  "Sew together the triangles you trimmed from the Flying Geese to make half square triangles.  Sew these in rows to make a throw pillow top or a small quilt."
I don't know why I never thought of that before!
I only made 4 blocks for my table topper, but......
I was able to make this cute chevron place mat.

There were still half square triangles left, so I made some mug rugs.

I still have to quilt everything at an undisclosed and unknown date, but I will definately show you the finished projects!

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Aug 12, 2013

Silo Barn #4

Well, I finished my fourth silo barn.
I think my little egg basket block turned out really cute :)

I copied the fabrics that Lori used for her silo barn very closely.
I have a collection of all her fabric lines in my stash, and was very excited to use this print from "Daisy Cottage" for the silo.
After further inspection, I notice that the little gingham print blends into the linen background, not so good!

I'm thrilled with the little girl in the window!
She's gathering eggs from the chicken to put in the egg basket :)
The fabric is from Aneela Hooey's "Posy" line.

Here's a closer view of the window print.
I have a weakness for children's prints!

Lori's tutorial for the egg basket block can be found here.

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