May 23, 2022

Savor the Gnoment

 This is a really cute quilt, part of it is from a panel.

The fabric is called "Savor the Gnoment" by Susan Winget, from Wilmington Prints fabric.

The pattern is free, you can find it here.

I think all the little gnomes are really cute!

Have a great week!

May 16, 2022

RBD Block Challenge

I just have to make one more block and I'll have my 16 blocks completed for the challenge.

I belong to a Facebook page for this group and people have been talking about a 17th block!  I don't know how the odd number will fit into a quit setting, and am very excited to see what the mystery is. 

Luckily, I have two extra blocks that I made at the beginning that I can use :) I really love all these Tasha Noel fabrics, have always wanted to make a quilt out of them!

I'll show you my progress later.  Thanks for following along!

May 2, 2022

Stay Gold panel quilt

 My friend and I are making this quilt together.  We haven't sewn together in a month but so far, we each have 10 blocks made.  We are only making 20 blocks, four across and five down. The fabric line is called "Stay Gold" by Ruby Star Society.  I think it's such beautiful fabric, I would really love to buy some more!  

I think we're kindred spirits!!! The fabric and I!

Here is my design wall and all the blocks I've sewn sew far.  We are using the large Quilt in a Day flying geese ruler, making it so fast and easy to sew the blocks together.  If you haven't tried it, you should! On my ironing board, I have the rest of the blocks cut out.  I was having a great time choosing two fabrics for each block, but towards the end, I wasn't having as much selection.  I bought some selected fat quarters and some yardage (1/2 yard each) of three big prints. I should have bought a fat quarter bundle....

The fabric actually has some metallic gold in most of the prints.

Each quilt panel is 2 yards and comes with 40 designs.
I used most of the vintage prints.  The designs I didn't use, were birds, butterflies and flowers.  I would like to use them for a different project.
I love pens, so this choice was perfect! 
(cute and smooth writing gel pens)

Love, love, love this typewriter!!!

I love this vintage picnic basket and accessories!!!

LOVE ❤️ 

I'm really looking forward to finishing this quilt, it might take us another three sew days because well...we talk a lot! 😂

Projects that I have on the go (WIPs) aka works in progress:

- Riley Blake Design Block Challenge (I'm about 3 or 4 weeks behind)

- Fat Quarter's Heartfelt:  I have April's blocks cut out but not sewn.

- Silent Night, just need to cut the sashing and sew the blocks together

- Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild quilting bee:  still need to paper piece April's block and finish cutting my blocks out for the month of June.

- My Adobe Illustrator goals have been on the back burner, I need to set aside time to work on that. 😩

I finished my "secret sewing" quilt and another commissioned quilt 🎉

Have a great week and happy sewing!

Apr 25, 2022

Family Time

 I wasn't able to do any sewing last week, but had a wonderful time with family.  We had five children and some of their families together at one time.  It was heavenly!  My brother came to visit as well, this was his welcoming committee.  My brother Wayne is the third from the left with the blue shirt and brown pants. 

Here's a photo of me with my brother Wayne and my son Addison photobombing us in the back.  That's what he loves to do, lol!

Thanks for following, hope you all have a great week :)

Apr 18, 2022

Monogrammed Zipper Pouch

I think this monogrammed zipper pouch is so cute! You can see the tutorial by Make It and Love It here.

I used some striped cats from Cotton & Steel, some Essex linen and the last little bit of this Rifle Paper Co print that I had. My rick rack is vintage with some silver thread.  Do you see the little embroidery stitches I made along the seam? I love doing things like that :)

I seriously love Rifle Paper Co, but isn't this print the best?

Look at the darling little gummy bear zipper pull!
I have an app on my phone called Aliexpress.  I order cute little things like this from China for pennies.  

I used a blanket stitch on my sewing machine to attach the "J".

The zipper pouch is even lined with a cute Rifle Paper Co print.

I've still got a lot of quilts under construction and have paused sewing for a week because my family is visiting.  I'm working on a couple of secret projects too that are taking priority.

I hope you choose to make this little pouch, it's very quick and very easy.  The zipper's easy to attach.

Happy sewing and thanks for following along :)

Apr 11, 2022

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild

 I have quite a few quilts in the works right now, but nothing to show you.  I'm also working on a secret project...and a commissioned quilt.

I belong to the Phoenix Modern Quilt guild and I'll show some of the quilts that my friend Nedra shared for Show and Tell.

This first quilt is called Silent Night by Pattern Basket.  One of our chickies showed her quilt after Christmas last year at our Farm Girl Chicks group and we just loved it!  About 6 or 7 of us rushed into the quilt shop and purchased the fabric :) It's so different, and it reminds me of the Christmas Eve during World War II that the Germans and the Americans stopped fighting and sang Christmas carols.  Soft and silent.  The fabric is called Christmas Morning by Lela Boutique.  I'm making this quilt also, but won't be able to finish it until May.  

This quilt is on my list too. I didn't really know for certain that it was on my list until I saw Nedra's version.  The pattern is the picnic layout from Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt.  The blocks are Scrappy Leaves.  Nedra just pulled all of her fall colors and even used scrappy backgrounds. I think the color palette is gorgeous!
It's going to be my next project at Farm Girl Chicks, since we can only work on Lori Holt projects :)

I absolutely love this quilt also!!! The pattern is called Nova Star and the fat quarter bundle was curated by Meghan of Then Came June. The prints and the colors are very different.  I think the quilt is very eye catching.

I hope to have more to show you next week, thanks for following along!

Apr 4, 2022

Riley Blake Design block challenge 2022

 I'm caught up on my RBD block challenge.  I have really enjoyed making these blocks from Tasha Noel fabrics!

These are on my design wall, I have two extra blocks that I'll probably sew onto the back to make the quilt more interesting.

Thanks for following along ❤️