May is almost over! Can you believe it?
Jenny asked for a modern block for her boy. I had been thinking how I could play with an hourglass block and then found a picture of wall molding that caught my eye. And so I interpreted it for fabric and the fabrics made it playful!
On a completely different note — Mr. Linky has been having technical difficulties. A few of you have commented that the links are gone, but by the time I get there they are back. . . I realized I could export the list and take it off of their server! DUH :) So now they are permanent fixtures/links on my quilt festival post! Click away my friends :)
I’m participating in Sew Mama Sew’s giveaway day tomorrow . . … Read More »
I hope that you all had a great weekend, near or far! I have lots of pictures to prove my weekend was a blast!
Coldstone icecream cake–Owen eating it –
Outside on the new patio–
Owen eating the dirt–
From my little vegetable patch – I know most in the US are already eating from their gardens or getting really close! Here in the mountains if I plant too early the frost gets it – this is the usual weekend for the seeds to go in! They were planted today :)
Joe and I got to go out for dinner on Saturday — we had a great night on our own. And look what I found while browsing Barnes & Noble! Love all the eye candy in this book.
By birthday fabric! You guessed it :) I’m hoping to … Read More »
Before we get started – today’s my birthday! I’m 32 years young, and I bought my own present! Any guesses?? Don’t think to hard :)
This is what we are making to celebrate my day!
Simple and easily personalized for anyone on your gift list, but don’t forget to make one for yourself too! To start gather your materials -
I used two fat quarters and a bit of white for the lining, (you could use a third fat quarter) batting and interfacing. For notions you will need your pins, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, iron/ironing board, and a fresh needle in the sewing machine.
Get everything cut in the beginning then it goes together pretty quickly.
From your exterior fabric cut – 12 x 18″ 2 – 4 x 14″ 1 – 1.5 x 18″
Interior fabric cut – 2 – 11.25 x 10″ … Read More »
I have heard from a few of the winners, but want to check in with the rest and make sure you received your prize from the Quilt Festival last month! If you would take a moment to comment or email me and let me know I would really appreciate it!
I’m working on a tutorial for tomorrow :)
See you then -Amy
I took this -and made it this -So fun! I love Dresden plate ruler/template thingy! Takes all the mystery out of them :) If you look back at this post I have more information about it, and the pattern I used for the pincushion.
ETA: the link to the pattern is here! I didn’t realize it was hiding :)
My Wonderland fabric just keeps on giving! I promise I didn’t buy that much – just love using up all the little bits :)
This is what Emmalie was working on while I sewed – “I’m organizing for you!” she tells me. I understand where the anal/perfectionist comes from, aahhmm, I just hope she outgrows some of it before it keeps her from enjoying anything less than perfect. Such a sweetie, and all the while … Read More »
After a week full of everything but sewing, I’m ready to relax with my sewing machine! We had a great visit with my parents, the girls were especially sad to see them go, but promises of phone calls and more visits have helped.
Yesterday Joe had a day off finally – and we headed for the hills! Well the mountains, really. We headed to Timpanogos for a family hike. We’ve collected two backpack carriers for such occasions, Owen and Sophia were happy to be on our backs and not on the path! There’s tons of trails up there, many still covered in snow, but about a mile in is a beautiful waterfall, bursting with all the melt-off of spring. Wish I had a little camera to have captured it, but sometimes the hike makes … Read More »
To check out these blogs -
First is Laura from Snip and Snail, she has gotten involved in a very special project that honors mothers who have died in childbirth. As a mom with 4 healthy children, and 4 uncomplicated pregnancies it’s easy to forget that things don’t always go as planned.
Laura’s posts are beautifully written with emotion that is real – and pouring it all into her quilts as well. Go read this one, and then this one. There’s room for lots more quilting volunteers, Laura has all the links in her posts.
Second is Craft for Health. I was impressed by how many of your favorite quilts helped you through very difficult times in life. This blog is encouraging all forms of craft, and is looking for more stories of how quilting has been a … Read More »
Remember this?I just found the designer Lori Holt, her blog is over here, and I found the pattern available in an etsy shop!!
I know someone asked, at least one, but post here is quicker right now than sorting through the email. I will get back to my regular habits soon :)
Happy Quilting !Amy
First – my parents have made it here safely and we are having a great visit! Mom loves her Bible cover too :) Ella’s birthday yesterday was a whirlwind of activity, with birthday shopping and cake baking – she’s such a blessing to us!
The most asked about quilt in the comments was “A Mother’s Love” – It received 1st place in Applique and was pieced by Joyce Stewart, and Ann Seely, and quilted by Sue McCarty. I did a tiny bit of research online and found that Joyce and Ann are sisters and have a book published together, but I did not find a pattern for any of the blocks. It is entirely appliqued – that much I remember – absolutely stunning!! I think of all this is my favorite too – so much love … Read More »
That’s me getting stuff done! I opted to do the sewing and then focus on the nitty gritty :)
For my Ella girl:Tutorial found here. I’m sure I didn’t do it just like the tute, I printed the pdf and went for it – next time I may go have it blown up a bit :)
A Bible cover for my mom : If anyone’s interested in a tutorial, I could be persuaded, well maybe next week. . . Funny thing, I purchased this fabric and have had the measurements since Fall! I guess I wanted to be able to give it to her in person :)
= laundry, laundry, laundry= make Ella a monster= birthday cake= birthday treats for school= make Mom a Bible Cover (shhh!)= declutter my desk= plan a menu= blog about the HMQS – I … Read More »
I think I need a list!
I had a fabulous time at the Quilt Show on Saturday, and I feel like I haven’t stopped since!
Yesterday with the family was so nice and relaxed, after Owen’s nap in the afternoon, we headed down to Salt Lake all together. Family outings can be a challenge, but we all enjoyed ourselves. The Gateway is a nice outdoor mall, and we simply strolled. I wandered through Anthropologie and found these – I was due for a new set :) I love all the linens they have in there. A nice dinner out concluded our evening in the valley and we were on our way into the hills! I love living up away from the city. My Mother’s Day flowers:This week marks the beginning of “birthday season” for our … Read More »
What a day!! Ella had her last soccer game this morning, she won! The sunshine was great and the little ones did a great job of cheering Ella on :) She got her first goal today even!
After Joe was done working and we met up at the house, I grabbed the camera and took off for Salt Lake. Thanks to him I was able to go on my own and enjoy a few hours of all things QUILT! good times :)
Here’s a few pictures of quilts on display :
Believe it or not there are more quilts in my flickr – I had a hard time selecting a favorite! If you click on any of the pictures it will take you over and there and I’m going to add comments over there too.
There’s more to … Read More »