Tuesday, June 30, 2009

This is What I Did Today...

So, I was a busy little bee today. And lucky for me, my little Willow adjusted her 1000-miles-a-minute self accordingly. Thanks Baby! I hemmed by Ikea curtains to fit my windows and I painted my walls ORANGE! I love 'em! They used to be ugly old beige. Beige with scuffs and marks and blah all over 'em. Now they're super fun and fantastic and great. They go a little better with my lime green kitchen and my bright blue living room now :)

I also found these AMAZING ottoman/cube thingys that I swear someone just plucked right out of my brain. I dreamed these up when I got rid of our coffee table and wanted to replace it with something kid friendly (aka: no glass, no corners, no fingerprints, no breakable, no stuff on top). After passing up many a table at Ikea, Target, and everywhere else they have tables that don't cost an arm and a leg, I finally found these at T.J. Maxx of all places. There they were, just calling out to me. So, of course, I got them and hurried them home where they could live happily-ever-after in my front room. Ah....pretty.
I made this Greens and Guitars quilt top for someone at work to give to their friend who just had a baby...
Last but not least, I wallpapered my mega-ugly bathroom wall with brown paper grocery bags. I'm not quite done, but the result is WAY better than I expected. It kind of looks like suede or leather on the wall. SU-per in love with it. All it takes is a TON of paper bags, even more Elmer's Glue and water, and voila. You've got a great way to recycle all those paper bag shoved between the 'fridge and the wall and it looks sooo cool.

So, yeah, that's what I did today. I also did laundry...but nobody wants a picture of that.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dust Ruffle!

Here's the coordinating dust ruffle for the nursery set below...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Finally! Some Good Picture-Taking Weather!

I just wanted to get some pictures with a little better lighting and a shot of the bumper. The bumper is reversible with Joel Dewberry damask in green/pink and Rose in green. The crib ties are amy butler's wallflower in pink. I must say, it's quite charming :) (Click on the pictures to make them larger...after all, it is all in the details)

Another Nursery Set

I've been suuuper busy this weekend/week (whatever, they all run together anyway) with quilting and sewing and cutting and measuring and pinning and shipping and cleaning and playing with my cutie. But, I love it. I do. It's busy, chaotic, a little stressful sometimes, but I get to spend my whole days doing what I like! I'm so lucky... Anywho, I shipped off my last nursery set to Arizona, and I'm just finishing up this adorable one to send to a customer in Maryland. Fun, huh? This quilt is so adorable. I absolutely love it. I used lots of Amy Butler and Joel Dewberry mostly. There's some scraps in there from JoAnn's I'm sure. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. I just have to finish that tiny bit of binding before I call it good!
One of my favorite parts of the quilt however is the back...I turned out so great. I just cut different sized widths (like from 1-6 inches) sewed them together, and voila! A supersweet quilt back. I think this has inspired me to make a quilt top like this, and maybe some stripes running the other way for the back....oooh! Uh-oh. I need to do one thing at a time! (Or maybe 4...tops!)

I tried a new quilting method, too. I usually "stitch the ditch", but this time I decided to try stitching 1/4" from the seam on either side. Red Pepper Quilts inspired me. I love her beautiful quilts, they're just... beautiful. So, that's the story on that....
I just want to toot my own horn and say again how proud I am of myself for finishing up so much stuff these past few days. If only I could be that productive everyday. I think if I had a cape that would help. Yup, that would definitely help....

Friday, June 19, 2009

Dust Ruffles, Crib Quilts, and Sheets, Oh My!

A shot of the dust ruffle:
The front of the quilt:

And the back of the quilt:

There! Now I think everything has been photographed and (b)logged :) All I need to do now is put a bow on it and get it out to Arizona! Thanks Katie!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Baby Adelyn's Nursery

This is a superfun set that I made for my friend Katie's baby on the way. It was my first "improv" quilt, if that's even what you call it. I had a blast working on it and I hope Adelyn will rest nicely for her momma in this sweet custom crib set!
This is probably, no definitely my favorite block of. all. time.

Here is the reversible crib bumper, one of the two fitted sheets, and the crib quilt. Fun huh? I know the perspective is a little off, I haven't quite yet perfected taking pictures of crib sets in the crib yet. If anybody has any ideas, please let me know...
Just a close up of the quilt and its backing and binding...
The quilt in all of it's awesomeness :)

Another full crib shot...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

It's a Von Erck von Sneaken Peeken Yaa...

Soooooo...here's the sneak peek for the other Katie. The von Erck one :) My cousin Katie lives in Brooklyn and I miss her eversomuch so I wanted to make a quilt for her that she could use everyday and think of me. I thought and thought and thought about the size and decided that she needed a massive, I mean massive, blanket. She frequents parks due to her freakin'-sweet-nanny-job, and I also want her to wrap up in it and pretend that I'm hugging her every now and then. Yup, that's how much I miss her. I can just picture her laying on this blanket listening to her "husbear" jam out at some open air venue. Or possibly lounging around the house all snuggled up with Steve McQueen (the dog) having a TV watching marathon of some show. Or maybe my blanket could even accompany the Von Ercks on a date night picnic in the park...She could hang out with Miles all day long on this quilt in the shade (it would make a great backdrop for the umpteenthousand pictures she takes of him every day) Ohhh there are so many possibilities for this baby!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sneak Peek for Katie!

Katie, if you are reading this, here's a sneak peak of the quilt for Adelyn's crib set. This was the very first block that I made for it and they all just got better and better and better :) The bumper is done and looks ah. maze. ing! I think you're going to be soooo happy with it. All that's left to do is the dust ruffle and your sheets and then I'm gonna take a picture and put it in the mail for you with lots of love! Hope you love it!


This is finally sandwiched and quilted and the binding is sewn on the front. The only thing left to do is hand stitching the back binding and a label and then this girl is off to Virginia to keep my little niece warm! Love you Gabi!

Pretty Things...

I made this one for my mom to give as a gift. I love the colors. She wants this to have teal backing fabric and binding...I think that's a great idea. I'll get right on that :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I. Love. Projects.

I do. I just get so giddy and smiley. The more I'm in the middle of, the better. At least for now...
So, I'm all up to date with the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt along. I'm very proud of myself. And I love the way my quilt's starting to take shape. It's gonna be a beaut!

The "above" picture is my favorite quilt block and the "below" is all 12 of my strip set blocks. Pretty huh?


Here is one of my newest little projects. She's just a quilt top right now, not a full-fledged quilt. She still needs some insides and backing. I'm at a loss for the backing fabric. I think I want to go in the "red" direction. It seems like I'm always using pink or green, but I can tell, this girl wants red.
And another little picture!
I love this top. It's so colorful and...funtastic!