Monday, November 28, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

three years in the making

Mae's Quilt

history: about three and a half years ago my sister and I decided to each make a stacked coin quilt during the summer. During the cutting out process the girls looked through all of my scraps and put aside fabrics they liked. So because my quilt was coming along smoothly I decided to pre-cut coins for a quilt for each of them. Well we accomplished our goal that summer. We finished the tops to our (king sized) quilts but we were so burnt from sewing the stacked coins the girls fabric went into deep hibernation. A move and three quilts later I finally finished this cutie. I love knowing that each fabric she choose was special to her. The fabrics I used for the back also tell a tale of my sweet Mae. Ducks, chickens and puppies are all for her. Now just to start/finish her sister's quilt. 
Hopefully sooner than later.

finished quilt 
72x90... cotton batting

side note: this was my first quilt of this size that I machine quilted!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

green gift giving

Last year I decided to rid our lives of wrapping paper waste. I saw the idea to make reusable gift bags on soulemama's blog and loved it. They are so simple and fast to make. I had intended to use them only for the holidays, but I found that I'm using them for all of my gift giving.

Monday, November 14, 2011

this little piggy

 this is my new obsession. 
making pillowcases and embroidering on them!
so many more to come..

I used premium quality muslin to make the pillowcases.
I cut the fabric to 22x38
with a 3 inch cuff

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

the twirly skirt

My friend Jennifer taught me how to make the cutest circle skirt ever! 
It took about 20 minutes from start to finish! I love, love, love it!

this is how it's cut.. so simple just add the waist band and hem.

 then of course twirl!!

a skirt so easy had to be made twice!

happy sewing!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011