Oct 16, 2017

Neo's Birthday Dress

I loved making this dress so much (you can see it here), that I made it again for Neo's 7th birthday.

The fabric line is called "Menagerie" by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton and Steel.
I used some green vintage buttons :)

Three different colors of ribbon for the tie in the back.

Some pretty lace detail on the sleeve.

 I love the camouflaged tigers, leopards and exotic birds!

I made a lined bag to match.

 I love these bags so much, I created a board on Pinterest for them.
You can find the tutorial here.

Here's a photo of my grand daughter Neo in her dress, 
she's such a beautiful little 7 year old!

It's a little big, but she'll grow into it :)

I'm going to make two more of these cute dresses for two more little grand daughters, before the end of the year :)
Stay tuned!

Oct 6, 2017

Cobblestone Quilt for Fat Quarter Shop

This is the Cobblestone quilt that I made for Fat Quarter Shop, for the Fat Quarter Cobblestone Quilt Along!
I am so thrilled to be one of the participants!

This quilt was fun to make and really easy :)

I love the way the blocks show off the cute fabric.
The fabric is "Savannah", by Stacie Bloomfield (Gingiber) for Moda fabric.

There were two cute, whimsical animal panels that came with the fat quarter bundle, I just had to include them in the quilt.

I used a soft silver minky for the back.

I sewed interfacing to the animal prints, turned them inside out and then sewed them to the block with a machine blanket stitch.

You can see the appliqued animals a little better before it was quilted.

This quilt measures 63 l/2" X 80 1/2".

I'm so in love with the soft colors!

This quilt would be great for a girl or a boy :)

This is me, with my beautiful Cobblestone quilt.

Thanks Fat Quarter Shop, for the fun Cobblestone quilt along!

Oct 2, 2017

Secret Quilt project

I'm working on a secret quilt project with this gorgeous fabric!
It's called Savannah, created by Gingiber, for Moda fabrics.
She designs for the Land of Nod, and you can see her website here.

I love this fabric!

I love the soft stylized animal prints!
Normally I don't choose animal prints, but I just couldn't resist this!

Even the selvages are cute and you can bet I saved it :)

Friday, October 6 is the big reveal!
See you then :)

Sep 25, 2017

Bear's Paw block

I'm a member of the Bees Knees a Quilting Bee, and I received this cute little package in the mail from Calli, to make two Bears Paw blocks.

I love the fabric, the blocks are darling!

I wanted to show you my phone case, I made it on Shutterfly :)
I get their emails and they are always sending me coupons for free things.
Do you recognize my Farm Girl Vintage quilt?
Win, win!!!

Sep 18, 2017

Lunch Bags

I made some lunch boxes, although I like to use them for taking to meetings, or holding a sewing project for the car, there are lots of things you could use this cute little bag for!

 I followed a tutorial by Ayumi from Pink Penguin, you can find it on my Pinterest board here.

Each bag is unique, and they are pretty easy to make!

 Thanks Ayumi, for the great tutorial :)

Sep 11, 2017

A Visit to Super Buzzy!

When I first began quilting about 10 years ago, I found the cutest online shop that sells mostly Japanese fabric.
It was my "secret" favorite shop because I think Japanese fabric is so cute, with all of it's "zakka" style.
I was on vacation in Ventura, California, for a couple of days and googled quilt shops in the area.
I almost choked when I saw that it was home to "Super Buzzy"!!!

I didn't take very good photos, but their shop is really adorable!
Here's some of their Elizabeth Hartman "Pond" fabric which I adore :)
I received a fat eighth bundle of it in my August Sew Sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop.

Their selection of Kona solids is a feast for the eyes!!!

This is part of their sale section, which is always plentiful!
I like that about their shop.

I love this quilt, it's art for your home!

Here's their beautiful Row by Row quilt.

I really love their half square rectangle quilt in soft pastels, and the gorgeous patchwork dresden!

This was my purchase!
Some Paris fabric with the Eiffel tower, to make something for one of my grand daughters.
Some Cotton and Steel which I loved because the pink was neon.
Ayumi's fabric, the teal and gold, which I have wanted forever!
Cute little scissors fabric :)
Hello Kitty and Panda fabric, and of course some text fabric.

Here's a close up of the panda fabric, this is what I love about Japanese fabric.
So darling!!!
It makes me feel like a little girl again, and brings happiness to my soul :)
Notice the sweet selvage!
I have two grand daughters who are "panda lovers".

I bought a whole yard of this "fashion" fabric.
See the little fat quarter on the right?  
It comes in 4 colors, and I have one of each.
I made myself an iPad cover out of it.
When I saw the larger version, I just couldn't resist!!!

I hope you've enjoyed my trip to one of my favorite fabric shops that I never dreamed I would visit in person!

Sep 4, 2017

Basket Sew Sampler block

I subscribe to Fat Quarter Shop's monthly Sew Sampler box.
Every month, I receive a box full of quilty goodies :)
This year, I decided to sew the enclosed basket blocks which are designed by my friend, Lori Holt.

I made my blocks 10" 

I have a little basket full of solid colors, and that's what I'm using to make the baskets.

I'm going to try and use a different background in each block.

This might be my favorite one!

I'm all caught up!
Stay tuned for more in the coming months :)