I’ve been playing around with my Mother’s Day gift …Electric Quilt 7! Being the lazy person that I am, I decided to create some foundation pieced blocks to replace the hand pieced blocks from the Skill builder BOM.
Here is my EQ7 mock up of block 7 substitute:
Here is my EQ7 mock up of block 8 substitute:
Since I had all my orange and blue fabrics out from my Skill builder blocks I continued the color theme with my Block Rockn’ Block 6:
This little quilt was a lot of fun to make. Even better, I used scraps for all the wonky Xs. Can you find the X with chicken feet? haha Don’t you just love the low volume grey background? The background adds a lot of interest to a pretty simple mini quilt. I’m happy with the end result. Off it goes.
You still have time to enter, the due date is June 1.
I was a little surprised at how quickly the dress came together. I then bribed my little model with promises of ice cream (NOT while wearing her new dress of course) and we had ourselves a little photo shoot :
I’m so glad I have a little girl to sew dresses for
What do you think? This is only the second dress I’ve ever made, not too shabby.
I finished watching The Great British Sewing Bee. My only complaint is the lack of confidence in the contestants. I swear on each episode every contestant would be sure they’d be the one eliminated. It is a competition, they should act a little competitive. It is difficult to root for someone when they all seem wishy-washy. I’m not saying there should have been a fistfight over some Liberty of London…well that might have been interesting. How about a little British smack talk next time? I guess I’m just too used to American style “reality” shows. Maybe being super nice will be the “new reality TV”. HA!
Anyway, look who finally basted the harvest vine quilt. Now just to get the quilting done! With all these blocks I’ve been making lately, I am craving a finish soon.
A little peek at the quilting that I’ve just begun:
Have you seen this amazing art? Quilts made of wood!?
First of all, if you haven’t joined a swap of some kind, you must do it. It has been such a delight to participate in the friendship bag swap. I had so much fun making the bag and picking out the goodies for my partner. The icing on the cake was receiving my own friendship bag with goodies too. It’s pretty awesome.
My partner was super sweet and sent me this bag and fun goodies:
See what I mean!? What’s not to like? I’m one happy swapper.
On top of that my awesome Sister sent me this really cool Thirty-one utility tote.
I’m a spoiled girl lately
Receiving that tote spurred on a little organization. Here is a view under my cutting table before:
* That green plastic pizza cutter is my Daughter’s pretend rotary cutter to keep her from trying to take mine, it works like a charm.
And now it is slightly more organized thanks to that lovely tote:
It looks nice holding all my batting and pillow forms. Thanks, Laura!
I am AMAZED at the response for my little giveaway for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day. I would like to welcome all of my new followers and invite you to stay a while. I know, I know, get on with who the winner is already…..
I’ve notified Holly via email. Holly, please respond by 5/13/13 to claim your prize. In the event that this prize is not claimed, I will redraw another winner randomly.
What a fun contest this had been to participate in. Here is a shot of my Umbrella Trimmings pack:
I immediately fell in love with the little elephants. Aren’t they cute? I wanted to find a way to incorporate a little bit of each of these fantastic prints in the finished product. This quilted wall hanging is what I came up with:
The blue elephant, umbrella, background, and binding are all from my stash. I raw-edge appliqued the bits to my quilt sandwich with my machine blanket stitch. Don’t you just love the texture this stitch added to the piece? I think those decorative stitches on our machines should get some love from time to time too. Fittingly, this photo was taken in my backyard after a light rain.