Friday, October 29, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

First, let me come clean and admit that the only reason that I have this blog is so that I can enter Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival. I have the best intentions about blogging, but it never happens. I love reading everybody else's blogs and then never get around to mine. Oh well!

My quilt for the Fall 2010 Blogger's Quilt Festival is the quilt that I completed for the 2010 Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon. I started this quilt two years ago when I got Valori Wells' book Simple Start Stunning Finish. I fell in love with her Yard Sale quilt and started collecting Flea Market Fancy and Katie Jump Rope fabrics for my version. Valori's version had just Flea Market Fancy, but it was already hard to come by Flea Market Fancy back then! I followed her pattern and then quilted it myself with wavy lines like one of the quilts that I had seen on Amanda Jean's blog a long time ago. I love this quilt and it lives at my house and makes me smile every day. All the bright colors are just so happy!

I have been lucky enough to attend the Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show for the last three years and it is an amazing show. Sisters is such an amazing little town and the atmosphere during the quilt show is so inspiring! If you every have the chance to go, don't hesitate, just go! You will not regret it!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Quilt Festival

I am so excited to be posting a quilt of my own for the Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival! I spent countless hours pouring over everyone else's entries in the Spring. So I set up this blog shortly after just so that I could get in on the action for the Fall show!

My favorite quilt at the moment is this quilt that my sister and I made together for the Sisters Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon this past summer. We came up with the design when we were at the 2008 Quilt Show and then we both made 10 blocks. I live in California and she lives in Seattle so we worked on it when we saw each other throughout the year and put it all together. We were obviously inspired by a log cabin style block and we put a scrappy spin on it. We were so excited to be able to travel to Sisters again this summer to see our own quilt in the show. It is an amazing quilt show with over 1300 quilts hung all over town from all the buildings. I will have to do a separate post to show off some of our other favorites.

For now the quilt is on my bed and I love it! Thanks so much to Amy for hosting the quilt show again! You know where I will be on Sunday while my husband watches football!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Long time no see...

So the whole reason that I ever started this blog was because I wanted to be able to post the fabulous quilt that my sister and I made for the Blogger's Quilt Festival this month. I haven't done as well as I would have expected with keeping up on the posting end, but I do have a place to post about my favorite quilt when the Festival starts on Friday. I WILL post on that day!!!

Here are two of my most recent projects. Quilts for babies of two of my best friends. One for a boy born about a week ago and one for a girl due at the end of November. The boy quilt is Valori Wells Urban Chick flannels and it is so soft and cuddly! I had the strips from a roll that I had on hand so I added one more fabric and then the dots for the back. Easy-peezy-lemon-squeezy, as my six year old would say!

The second quilt is for a baby girl and I used mostly Sandi Henderson Ginger Blossoms fat quarters that I had in my stash. I made a huge log cabin like rectangle and put a nice thick double layer of flannel for the back. No batting, just two cozy layers of flannel. My friend is using it already and swears that she might not give it to the baby, I may have to make another once she is born!

That is all for now, I'll be back on Friday!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Flea Market Fancy Freaks

I am so glad that Free Spirit is considering a reprint of Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy. I love this line! I have a few bits left but there are so many colors and prints that I wish I still had. I did catch on to this when it was out and had quite the stash at one point. Then I saw Valori Wells' pattern Yard Sale from her book "Simple Start Stunning Finish" and I knew that I had to make it! So here is my big Flea Market Fancy project! I really need to get a better picture of this one soon!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Nine Patch Quilt Along

I recently started my first quilt along with Amanda Jean of crazymomquilts. I love the inspiration quilt and making one nine patch a day seems easy enough. I have 29 done so far! Not quite one a day but pretty close! I love being able to pull from my scraps and finally use them! I have also been using fat quarters to keep up the variety but I am going to have to start using each fabric more than once. I kinda thought that I would have enough to avoid that, but no such luck!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Welcome to my first post!

Welcome to sew la di do! I can't believe how long I have thought about starting a blog and here it is. I actually am at a loss for words now that I have it set up! At least I found a picture of an adorable quilt that I recently finished to show off. It is Valori Well's Urban Flannels in a pattern that I made up, just a brick path pattern with a big piece of the beautiful rose print. Now I have to figure out what to post about tomorrow! : )