Friday, May 25, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Little Girl Golden Quilt...


Here's the last quilt I'll finish before our move. Man alive peoples -- moving is not for the faint at heart. It's stressful! That's why I'm taking a few moments to relax by writing this post. I love these golden baby quilts I've made recently. I posted about a little boy quilt a couple of  months ago and now I have this little girls one...


I love this golden yellow color with gray. Once again I used the flower and bee quilting pattern. The little bee is particularly adorable with the gold thread.


This pattern is so simple. They are 11" half square triangles trimmed down to 10 inch blocks.


I added a 1 inch gray and a 4 inch golden print frame around the edge.


For the back I used one of the florals and some scraps from the front! Whaaalaaa!
Done. 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pink Blossom Baby Quilt...


I didn't think I'd get this quilt finished for a couple of months, but Monday was a slow day with house showings (our house is up for sale), so I was able to sew the binding on a couple of quilts. I love the fabrics in this quilt. They are beautiful and perfect for a little girl...


These fabrics wouldn't typically be considered for a baby, but when you put the florals together with the polka-dots they have a more playful feel. Then when you add the bee and flower quilting, it's perfect for a little one...


My inspirations for the pattern on this quilt was a "barn quilt" I saw on Pinterest...



I arranged the colors a little differently, but it's basically the same.


For the back of the quilt I used the large floral and then some of the scraps from the other fabrics...


Were having gorgeous Spring weather here in Colorado. I hope it's just as beautiful in your neck of the woods!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bloomin' Tuesday...


Here's a collage of my favorite shade loving perennials...


Clockwise, starting top left:

Hosta
Bleeding Heart
Columbine
Hellebores
Begonia
Virginia Bluebells

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 04, 2018

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Two Baby Girl Quilts...


Oh man. This last week has been biiiiizzzzzzeeeeee. We're getting ready to list the house in a week. Real estate is moving fast here in Colorado, so things will only get more hectic this next month. Today I stopped by to pick up my last two quilts from the longarm quilter that I've used for all my quilts these last couple of years. She does such a wonderful job. I picked up two baby girl quilts that I made from fabric at Hobby Lobby...


Generally speaking I like to use a higher quality quilting fabric than you can find at Hobby Lobby, but these prints spoke to me.


I thought the bee and flower quilting pattern for these two quilts were perfect. Since the fabrics aren't necessarily juvenile, I wanted the quilting pattern to have a childlike flair.


I don't think I'm going to be able to get the binding put on these two quilts before we move in June. There's just too much to do, but that will give me something to do when we get to our new home!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Hugs and Kisses Quilt...


I've named this my "Hugs and Kisses" quilt. It's filled with x's and o's...


When I finished all our children's and grandchildren's quilts for Christmas, I knew the next quilt I wanted to make would be for my sister. If anyone deserves a little tlc and x's and o's, it's my sister. Do you see all those hugs and kisses in the printed fabrics?



Even the design of the quilting is filled with hugs!


I dropped off my last quilt top and bottom at the longarm quilter's home last week. Our move across the country is looming, and I need to get more serious about getting the house ready to list and us ready to move. I've been working in that direction for months, but next month we plan on selling the house, and by June we'll be settling in Massachusetts. I'm so excited about this new adventure. I just really hope there are some good fabric shops in the northern Massachusets/southern New Hampshire areas. Fingers crossed!

Here's the back of the quilt...


My sister has done so much for our family. This little quilt is a drop in the bucket of the appreciation I feel for her. She's an amazing woman and sister, and I'm so blessed to have her in my life. I hope she bundles up in this quilt with her adorable puppy Charlie and is reminded of my love for her when she's snuggling in it!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

#22's Quilt...


I dislike calling grandchildren-to-be by a number, but when I don't know what the little muffin's name is going to be, that's what I do. We are expecting another grandchild in July -- our 22nd grandchild and our 14th granddaughter. We used to be pretty even-steven when it came to the ratio of grandsons to granddaughters, but recently we've had a run on girls. I've been making a few things for the little angel and hope to get all the items shipped off this week. Here's the quilt I made for this little one...


It's not particularly a girly-girl kind of quilt, but I think it's adorable. The inspiration fabric is this woodland print...


This fabric has a taupe background with white, cream and coral touches. I combined it with three other fabrics in coral, taupe, and white, and I decided on a daisy pattern for the quilting.


I used the woodland print for most of the back fabric with a strip of the other fabrics...


I hope one day to find this quilt trailing behind our granddaughter. I love well-loved quilts!

 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Squirrels, tee-pees, arrows and x's....


I love fabric. I love the textures and the colors, but most of all I love the prints. For me quilting is all about the fabric. That's one of the reasons I choose to make quilts with big blocks. {Also, the thought of making an intricately blocked quilt makes my head hurt.} This particular quilt I absolutely adore because of the mix of printed fabrics...


I found the squirrel fabric and built the quilt around these adorable creatures. I love their rosy cheeks.


The arrow and tee-pee fabrics were found at Hobby Lobby...


Because I love the fabrics and the color combinations on this quilt, it's going to have to go to a special little one. Don't know who yet, but it'll come to me in time. I finished the back with the tee-pee fabric and scraps from the rest of the quilt fabrics...


The longarm quilter used a "woodland paw print" design. It has paw prints of deer, bears, bears and other creatures...


I love making these simple quilts. They are fun and easy to assemble, and I love giving away something that I've created myself.


Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday's Fabulous Finds...


I spy with my little eye some...
adorable cotton duck fabric for children's projects!


Source:
Fabric.com from Premier Prints Inc.:
Lightweight cotton duck fabrics designed for children's projects, featuring seals,
elephants, cubs, arrows and more!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

A Spring Bouquet...


Our garden, and I'm sure yours, in starting to green up, and I'm loving all the little buds and blossoms that are coming out. Today I made a spring bouquet of my own...


I made what looks to me like a bunch of ruffled pink carnations with this 2D cake decorating tip...


The recipients just had a new baby girl join their family, so I thought this little bunch of flowers would be just the thing for dessert. 




Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Lots to do...


I've been traveling a lot the last few months, but in between the time I've been on both coasts {and in between}, I've been busy with a few projects. We have grandbaby #22  due the first part of July, so I created a new little quilt for this 14th granddaughter. I don't know when it happened because we were pretty even-Steven between grandsons and granddaughters for years, but in the last few years the girls hit it out of the park and now we've almost got twice as many granddaughters as grandsons! We are so grateful for each one of those kiddos. They bring such utter joy and happiness to our lives {as do their parents}! Here's a sneak peek of little Miss 22's {she doesn't have a name yet} quilt that I made her. It isn't bound yet, but I wanted to share the adorable daisy quilting that I chose. It mimics some daisies in the printed fabric...


I also picked up another quilt today from the quilter's. I love the combination of fabrics on this quilt. Squirrels, arrows, tents and x's -- how can you go wrong? It looked like this before I took it to the quilter...



I asked for a cute pattern that is animal prints for the quilting. Love how it turned out...


When I picked up these quilts, I dropped off the one below. It's the little girl version of the gold & black quilt above. LOVE these gold colors...


And, finally, here's a baby quilt in the making that I started this week. Looking forward to getting it done and dropping it off at the quilters. It's a different pattern than I've done in the past, and I really like it...


So... there's been a lot happening, but this is nothing compared to some of the big changes we plan on making in the next few months. After living in Colorado for 32 years, we are moving to Massachusetts {or southern New Hampshire} this summer. It's going to be a huge move for us, but we are very excited for this new adventure!