Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I Came Home to Pure Goodness!

Good Thing #1: My ALQS2 Quilt Came from my partner, Susan. I LOVE it! It's a mixture of batiks and other fun, bright fabrics...Isn't it awesome? I can't wait to find the right spot for it!

Good Thing #2: Susan sent an adorable pin cushion and some green & blue fabric squares along with the quilt. Bonus!

Good thing #3: My husband was cooking dinner when I walked through the door. Doesn't he look cute standing over the stove?

After our UTTERLY BIZARRE* day yesterday, today was filled with PURE GOODNESS!
* A long story about a bite of chicken, the VA Medical Center, and a 500 mile trip to Little Rock...all for naught.
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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Another Little Quilt Swap

My quilt has been received by Amy - Glad you like it, Amy!

An Ode to Cold & Allergy Season

My friend brought me a tissue box holder from New York City this past year, so since I've used around 9,572 kleenexes in the past 2 days, I decided to try to copy the design so that I could have one for my office too. My pattern making skills weren't perfect, and some of my seams are a little wonky, but I think if I tried for round 2, it would come out even better.

And bonus...mine is reversible!

On the potty training front...Brody has learned to ring a bell to let us know he needs to go outside. So far it has mostly worked. Definitely an improvement.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Another Little Quilt Swap - Preview!

Finished! I just finished my quilt for Another Little Quilt Swap. Here is a preview...I've covered the center section which contains some embroidery work specific to my partner. So...until s/he receives it, this is all you get to see! I'm really pleased with it...I hope s/he is too!

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Want to win a quilt?

"Pigtails & Snails" is giving this FABULOUS quilt away. Want to win it? I do!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

If I've been MIA lately, there's someone to blame...

his name is Brody McScruff. And quilting has taken a backseat to least until he stops peeing on everything. But who could be mad at this guy?

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Ranch Quilt

My grandfather's house burned down in January, and his new house was just finished. So...I decided to start on a quilt to give him for Christmas, and the Chinese coin pattern came together rather quickly. Yeah for easy patterns! Here is the top...with some ranch-y fabric touches (he lives on a ranch). I now have it basted and ready to quilt...I just need to psych myself up for that part!

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Thursday, August 21, 2008


I am taking part in Another Little Quilt Swap, and I was way excited to get the info for my partner. I've been really debating on what to do, and have landed on these fabrics...the top one is a thrifted apron, a few are from Joann's, and several are from Moda's Wee Play line. Luckily, I will have plenty to make myself something afterward, because I am really liking these colors...
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Friday, August 8, 2008

A Gift for my Sis...

So even though I never had a sister growing up, when my brother got married I FINALLY got one. And, as fate would have it, she's trying to figure out this sewing thing at the same time I am.
I just sent her this "thread catcher" for her birthday which was a modified version of this pattern. It was made mostly out of fabric I had on hand...except for the large thread pocket which was made from a tote bag I found at a thrift store. I had a hard time letting go of it, and want to make one for myself now. Here, it is modeled by my girl...

Happy Birthday, Wendy! I'm so thankful for my fun sister!
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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Vintage Sheet Quilt

Finally this week I was able to turn some of those thrift store sheets into a quilt top. It was an easy project after all those angles in my first two quilts. I can't decide what to do with this one after it's finished...hmm...
Here are the strips in progress...

Finished Top...

And a close-up of some of the fabrics. Half came from thrifted sheets and half were new fabrics from my stash...

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Monday, July 21, 2008


I finished the quilting on my quilt-a-long quilt that I started this winter. I love it! It's about 45x60 and is perfect for curling up with on the couch. Thank you Amanda for all the tutorials!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Holy Jackpot, Batman!

I decided to stop by a thrift shop on my way home from work, and despite the bad part of town, it was totally worth it...the sheets were plentiful and everything with a blue tag was 1/2 off. I had never been there before, but I will definitely be going back. I can't imagine that I can use all of this fabric, so I may try to sell some of it. If anyone out there is interested, I would definitely swap some of it for some Amy Butler or Robert Kaufmann fabric...stuff I can't seem to find here in OK.

Here they favorite is the second one from the left on the bottom row.

And when I opened it up, there were birds!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Finally Done...almost!

I started working on this quilt-a-long this winter, and I finally finished the top this weekend! I have it basted and ready to quilt...can't wait! I didn't realize when I bought the fabric how 70's-ish the patterns were, but I really like how they all came together. I bought bright blue thread to use for the quilting on the brown sashing and think I will use regular white thread for the rest of it. Still thinking though...

A Gift for Parrish's Sweet Grandma...

Parrish's sweet grandmother, Shurlee, always snags quilting and sewing books for me from the thrift shop she volunteers at each week. She told me that she really liked pink, and I took the hint...

I found the pattern at Joann's - I haven't given it to her yet, but I hope she likes it!

My First Quilt...

Since I got a sewing machine for Christmas, I thought it would be great to make a quilt for my mom's birthday (January 13th) Ha! Needless to say it ended up being a combo birthday / mother's day gift. It was far from perfect, but I loved doing it and I'm pretty sure she loved getting it. I'm now addicted...and I really can't believe I started a blog for this! I'm telling myself it's not nerdy, but creative...and being creative is very cool, right?