Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Traveling Quilt


35 stars!!!!

I feel like singing Stevie Wonder's song from his 1976 album, "Isn't she lovely?"

Currently it measures, 24" x 45"

But I'm wanting to make it a queen size quilt and if my math is correct, I will need 221 stars... yikes!  I have a LONG ways to go!

But this quilt is all for me, so I have all the time in the world.

Happy quilting!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Traveling quilt and new clock


21 STARS!!!

 I've been sewing at the park while Emma is at preschool and my traveling quilt is getting some traveling in.

I decided to go with a dark teal border for my outer row of diamonds.

And for the outer border of the entire quilt, I found this great text fabric the reads,

"faith, hope, love"

 in beautiful bright colors. 

It just seemed too perfect to pass up.

But I have a LOT of stars to go before I have to worry about tacking this quilt to a border. 

I am really enjoying this hand piecing.  I'm so glad I came across the blog:

Jessica's video tutorial on how to do English Paper Piecing is excellent!  And her "Traveling Quilts" are absolutely gorgeous!!!  Definitely check out her site.  So talented!


I've completely decorated Emma's room in a "ladybug" theme.  And recently she's been very interested in clocks.  So I looked online for a ladybug clock and thought . . .   I could paint a ladybug on a plain clock a lot cheaper than purchasing a personalized ladybug one.

Plain black and white clock
$6.99 at Target

Ta - Daaaa!

I'm going to wrap it up for her birthday (2 July) and surprise her. 

I think it turned out just adorable!  And I got to paint, which I haven't done for a long, long time.

That's all for now, folks.
Have a great week!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Crafty Update

So far during this pregnancy the whole "take it easy until the baby gets here" as proven to be a very productive thing for my WIPs!

TRAVELING QUILT - although, I think a better name should be the COUCH QUILT

In February, I had completed 7 hand-pieced stars.


and now, I have completed 14 hand-pieced stars!

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt already.  Such a great way to use up my scraps and the little diamond pieces fit nicely into my purse so I can take it with me to the doctor's office and sew while I'm waiting.  PERFECT for this TYPE A/OCD/hates wasting time/busy body!

OWL CROSS STITCH - 3 . 5 owls completed.

This is going to be so cute!  I love how each one has their own personality. ♥

PINEAPPLE SURPRISE QUILT - remember this one? (click here)

The last time I posted about this quilt was on Halloween!  Scary! :D

Well as most of you know, we do a fundraiser every year for the
in Los Angeles, and this one particular family donates $1,000 EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.  So when I got an email from them that they were sending me another donation check, I decided that they should get this quilt.  I am so grateful for them.  They have always supported me, in everything, from way back when I was in 8th grade.  Such a great family. ♥♥♥

Quilt #44
How am I ever going to let this one go?  =*(

I love everything about it: the design, the fabric, the use of the leftover HSTs as a border, the alternate setting for the blocks, the dark hunter green border... I could go on and on...

I used the pattern from this book:

Now I just need to baste, quilt and bind it!  I'm using the leftover strips from the jelly roll as my binding.  I can't wait to see how this finishes up!

I still need to make some Farmer's Wife blocks and finish up my scrappy Irish Chain, plus make the baby's crib quilt!  Lots to do, but my stash of UFOs is definitely getting smaller.

Have a great weekend!