Oct 14, 2019

Eagle Scout quilt

My grandson has earned his Eagle Scout, 
the highest award a Boy Scout can receive.
I saw the cutest Boy Scout fabric by Riley Blake a few years ago.
It's called Modern Scouting.
I bought it, knowing that I would make Bridger a quilt.
This quilt is for Christmas, but he doesn't look at my blog so it's ok!
The center fleur de lis square is a printed panel, 
I decided to design the quilt around it.
There are two merit badge panels and four ranks 
that were included in the panel.
All of the letters and the blocks come from Lori Holt's books :)
All the blocks are symbolic, let me explain.

This block is for encouragement.
I chose uplifting quotes, Bridger is my sunshine!

This is Old Glory, the Boy Scouts are very patriotic.
(Excuse the random threads)

The typewriter symbolizes college.

The globe symbolizes Bridger's two year church mission.
Where in the world will he go?

The car symbolizes Bridger getting his driver's license.
He'll be getting his driver's permit in 6 months!!!
Also, this neon green is one of his favorite colors.

The camera symbolizes taking a snapshot of your life...
it's beside KNOWLEDGE.

I love sawtooth stars and had to throw some in.

The mason jar with the blooming flower represents Bridger's 
3 younger sisters.
He's a very patient young man 
and has withstood many "girly" things. 
I guess it also represents patience :)

The beehive represents the state that Bridger was born and raised.
Utah is the beehive state.

You can't have a beehive without a bee!

Love at home :)
I snuck a little panda bear on the sidewalk, 
Bridger knows that his sister Charlotte loves pandas!

Another Old Glory, and that's a wrap!
I'm going to purchase some green or blue minky for the back.
I don't know if I'm going to machine quilt it myself, it's big and it will be a bear!
I'll show you the quilt when it's all quilted.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Oct 7, 2019

Vintage Block Along, Peony

This is a bright and bold red "peony" block.
I've always loved peonies, they have the most glorious scent.
I walked by endless bushes of them, 
in my Elementary school years.
My favorite color is the pale pink.

To take a photo of this block, I laid it on top of my grand daughter's block tub!
Thanks for following along, I should have an update on my new sewing room soon :)

Sep 30, 2019

Vintage Block Along, Leftover

This is my Leftovers block, and all the little squares you see really are little!
They're each l l/2" square, and are leftover from other blocks.
All the fabrics are from various lines of Lori Holt's creativity.

I love all the bright, happy colors!

Sep 23, 2019

Vintage Block Along, Crossroads

Crossroads block, I've made it a few times before :)
Lori had a tutorial for her Crossroads block quite a few years ago, and I made a Crossroads table rummer.
You can see it here.
All of the blocks (except for the background) are 2 1/2" square.

I don't always have time to sew, since I have to pack everything up all the time, since I don't have a sewing room at this moment.
Sometimes I'll just get out my cutting mat and rotary cutter and cut block and put them in a sandwich bag.
It works for me right now :)

Sep 16, 2019

Vintage Block Along, Wildflowers

I love this Vintage Block Along of Lori Holt's!
I have been living with our things in storage, and only kept a basket of Lori Holt fabric to work with, so I could continue making the blocks for this quilt.
This was a fun one to make.

I have two large shelves of Lori's fabric, can you tell I'm a fan?

This is block #28, 
I'm very anxious to see what the finished quilt looks like!

Sep 9, 2019

Stellar Stars

My friend Nedra invited me to join the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild, which I did.
Each year, they have a quilt that they offer as a block of the month.
This year it's Stellar Stars by Purple Daisies Quilting.
Nedra and I usually get together once a month and work on our blocks together.
We invited Brenda to join us on our sew day, 
and we had such a fun time!

With Nedra's help, I was able to finish my block, Grandma's Glitter.

Nedra is a month ahead of me, and her block is totally paper pieced and much more complicated!
Nedra's block is called Astral Plane.

It's so much more fun quilting with friends :)

Aug 12, 2019

Cute & Simple Kids Library Bag

One of my grand daughters needed a piano bag,
and I was happy to make her one :)
Her favorite colors are teal and purple and pink.
I found this beautiful April Rosenthal fabric at one of my favorite quilt shops, Bolts & More in Gilbert, Arizona.

I found a great tutorial at Polkadot Chair.
I added a 2" boxed bottom though, to hold more books.

The inside of the bag is teal, and has 8 values.
Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, 
Choice and Accountability, Good Works, Integrity and Virtue.

Isabel wanted to model the bag, so here she is!