Friday, July 26, 2013

finally binding and a new project

I threw the binding on my herringbone quilt a couple weeks ago, but it has been too hot to sit down on the couch to sew it down.  Today we are heading out of town, and I am so excited to settle in with an audiobook and some hand sewing.  We are going to listen to the second Hunger Games book, I haven't read it in awhile.  The movie comes out this fall, right?  I like to be prepared.
herringbone binding
In the meantime, I've been sewing like a crazy woman.  When I'm into something, I'm all in.  Can you tell?  And I am into quilts again.  Feels so good.
Garden Fence
Garden Fence
I started this quilt the same day I put the binding on the herringbone one.  I've had some leftover Little Apples fabric laying around, and I thought this would be perfect.  The pattern is Garden Fence, a free one by Hyacinth Designs.  It is fun and easy, I highly recommend it!
Garden Fence
Hope you have a great weekend!  Can you believe that next week is August??  xo, A

Monday, July 22, 2013

vintage flowers

I was digging through my sewing cabinet the other day and I came across this baby quilt that I made over a year ago.  I can't believe I forgot about it!  It was one of those projects that you sew just to sew.  No specific purpose for it.  Just because you enjoy it.  I guess it is about time I get around to sharing it with you.

vintage flowers - baby quilt
vintage flowers - baby quilt vintage flowers - baby quilt

I have had a stack of Dream On by Moda charm packs for such a long time, and I remember thinking that it was about time I used them.  Such a soft, delicate line.  I loved making this pattern, it is well written and makes good use of a couple charm packs.  I would definitely make this quilt again!  Perfect way to use those charm packs you have laying around.

vintage flowers - baby quilt
vintage flowers - baby quilt
quilt stats:
fabric - Dream On by Moda, vintage sheets from my friend Jeni 
backing - Scallops from the Ruby line by Thimble Blossoms
pieced and quilted by me
This quilt has been listed here in my Etsy shopSold, thank you! It has been empty for too long now, it is time to get back to work.  I've even accepted a couple custom orders again, can you believe it?  I think it is safe to say that I've caught the quilting bug again.  That makes me terribly happy. :) 
Hope you are well!  xo, A
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