Mar 28, 2016

Hazel Hedgehog

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I love making baby quilts, they're the perfect size!
One of my favorite parts of making a quilt, is choosing the fabric :)

Alpha bittys making finding pieces a breeze!

A few hours of cutting and sewing, and Hazel the Hedgehog (designed by Elizabeth Hartman) has come to life.
Isn't she cute?

I machine quilted and bound her, and hung her outside for a photo.

Aren't the fresh green leaves and blossoms beautiful?
There was a really perfumed aroma too.

This is the back of the quilt, it's a soft minky.
I didn't put any batting in the quilt, it's really light.

I made 4 burp pads to match, about 9" X 14".
The pink and gray animal print is what I used for the binding.

I backed the burp pads with the same minky I used for the quilt back.
The print looks like little dandelions that you blow in the wind.

I like to roll up the burp pads and tie them with a ribbon.

Since the quilt was lightweight, I was able to tie it up also.

The quilt is on its way to a special baby girl :)

My next baby quilt will be "Fancy Forest" by Elizabeth Hartman, in blues.

Mar 21, 2016

A Toothfairy Envelope

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I asked my 5 year old granddaughter Neo, to draw a picture of the tooth fairy.
This is what she texted me :)

I drew the image onto fabric with a Pentel pencil and embroidered it, and added a triangle on top.

This is the back of the envelope, I sewed a little pocket for her to put her tooth into.

The envelope is for Neo to put her note to the tooth fairy.
The tooth fairy can write her back and put her note in the envelope too!

Neo was really excited when she received her envelope in the mail!
Even the tooth that she drew in her photo was in the tooth fairy's bag :)
It's a mystery what the tooth fairy does with all those teeth!!!

Neo hasn't tested out the envelope yet, we are waiting for her to lose her third tooth :)

Mar 14, 2016

Instagram block QAL

Are you an on Instagram?
It's a social network where you only post photos.
I love Instagram, I have made many wonderful friendships on there.
 Quilters are very friendly and that's just how it is :)
Lori Holt @beelori1 had a QAL (quilt along) on her page, and I was able to sew along right as she posted the instructions.
Lori stated what colors we should use and for the background, we could use brown or gray.

We had no idea what the block was going to look like, and I was thrilled to see that it was an Instagram block!

I quilted mine with an organic quilt design.
I didn't measure, I just sewed lazy lines, and I love it!
I used a scrappy binding too.

Isn't this the cutest little tag?
I bought it from Pine Needles quilt shop in West Jordan, Utah, but you can buy it from

I love the red fabric with the mason jars.
It's my favorite shade of red, too.

I put a colorful ticket fabric on the back, wrapped it all up, and sent it to one of my Instagram besties :)

Lori gave instructions for a 6" block and a 12" block.  
I hope you make this block, it was very enjoyable :)

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Mar 7, 2016

Great Granny Quilt Finished!

This is a quilt I made with Lori Holt, on her Great Granny Sew Along, 2 years ago.
I had so much fun making it, but it sat on my railing for a long time, waiting to be quilted.
I finally took it to my wonderful long arm quilter/friend Cindy Paulson, and she did an awesome job as usual!
See the pops of black in the quilt and the binding?
Do you know Greg from grey dogwood studio?
Click here and you can find out the cute story...

My quilt is made up of mostly Pam Kitty fabrics, except for the balls of yarn.
I just love her style, so what do I do?
I collect her fabric of course!
The strawberries worked out so beautifully for the border!
See all the pretty roses in the quilting?

I backed the quilt with some pink cherry fabric from Lori Holt's Bake Sale line.

This is one of my favorite quilts and I get to keep it!
This sew along kept me great company, and I have a lot of fond memories of the experience :)
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