Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Finished - Snowball Doll Quilt

I made a third and final doll quilt for Christmas yesterday. I decided to go on with a snowball quilt in shades of pale pink and blue. I haven't made this pattern in awhile, and I forgot how fun it is! It is a great way to display larger prints, like the starlings and wallflowers. I will definitely be making this again in a larger quilt very soon.

So next on the Christmas gifts agenda... I am thinking about attempting a clothesline quilt, which I have never done. We'll see how it goes. :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

a table quilt for Thanksgiving

This is will be the 5th year in a row that Doc and I will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner in our home. It is my second favorite holiday (after Christmas, of course!) and I really love having our families over. A few days ago I was buying a few Arcadia (my latest fabric love) charm packs from an etsy seller when I ran across Moda's Gobble Gobble fabric. I knew it would make a beautiful table quilt for Thanksgiving.

I decided to make a value quilt (if you've never heard of this, make sure you check out this flickr group to see many more). It was a quick and easy quilt to make, and I am loving the finished product. Paired with some candles, I believe my Thanksgiving table is all set.

And of course I have to include a photo of my little Weston. He is definitely cuter than the quilt. He got a haircut, by the way. Can you tell the difference between this photo and the ones of him two posts ago? Love that boy. :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Finished!

Doll Quilt #2 is complete! I finished it up a couple days ago, and I am very happy with it. I loved using bits of some of my favorite fabrics, like Amy Butler full moon dots, Lush Wood Grain, Heather Ross Matryoska Dolls, and Timeless Treasures Cursive Writing.

So the details... Each nine patch square is 6 inches, sashing is 2 inches, and border is 3 inches. I used the beautiful Alexander Henry lemon fabric for the backing and a dark green Kona cotton for the binding. It is quilted in a large and loopy meandering pattern. Now just two more doll quilts to go for Christmas!

Alright, now I am off to quilt the Thanksgiving table quilt I made today. I can't help starting new projects! Did I mention I started an Arcadia disappearing nine patch quilt yesterday? Yeah... My name is Angela, and I have a problem... :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Doll Quilt #2

Here is are a couple photos of the second doll quilt for Christmas. It is a nine patch featuring the colors of the rainbow (well, minus the indigo plus brown and black), and also some of my favorite fabrics. I am loving the quilt top, and hopefully I'll get to finish it up tomorrow afternoon during the boys nap time.

Today was a bright and sunny fall day, so I asked my 3 (almost 4) year old son Weston to help me take pictures. After many wasted shots (thank God for digital cameras!) and much laughing, we ended up with a few cute ones that I wanted to share with you.

PS - My computer has been down for a few days, hence all of the blog updates. I have been busy sewing and had alot to show you! :)

Doll quilt #1

I made the first of four doll quilts for Christmas. They will be gifts for one cousin and 3 little friends of the family. This string quilt took not even two days to make, which felt wonderful since I've been working on larger quilts. Each square is 6", diagonal white sashing is 1", and the white border 2" (finished dimensions). Overall, it is 26" x 26". Good thing I don't have a little girl, or I would be tempted to keep this for her. :)

Coin quilt completed!

I finished up my Heather Ross coin quilt this weekend. I had been [slowly] working on the binding, which I chose to sew by hand. Friday I suddenly had a lot more time on my hands, due to a nasty sore throat. Most of the day was spent sewing on the couch.

I chose to back the quilt in the same cotton/linen blend I used as the front sashing (Essex blend in linen) and the binding in a solid forest green Kona cotton that I had in my sash. I really wanted to keep the binding and sashing simple in order to highlight the HR fabrics.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Hard to believe Halloween has come and gone already! We had a really great night. Weston dressed up as Mickey Mouse and Elijah was our little Yoda. We bundled up and sat on the front porch while Weston had a blast passing out candy to the trick-or-treaters. Here are a few pictures of the little guys... it is amazing how difficult it is to get a good picture of the two of them together! Even though they aren't perfect, these photos are pretty cute.

Hope you all had a great Halloween, too. :)