Wednesday, March 8, 2017

HSTs...BOLD-style.

In August our family purchased a non-standard size pillow, and it needed a pillowcase.  

"I can totally make one- that's no big deal."  I told Nate.  

Seven months ago.

But never fear, Nate!  This was the week.  There was a charm pack calling to me, and I decided to make it into a cover for our not-so-new pillow.


I decided I'd keep on with my half-square triangle obsession of late, and this is what I came up with.


I love it!  The challenge from SimpleSimonandCo this month was to experiment with bold prints, and I'm so glad that I did.  I don't think that I would have had the guts to use some of these fabrics (hello loud butterflies!), but I'm so glad I did.


Now my next challenge is to keep Abby from stealing it for her own.  :)

Enjoy!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Big HSTs for a Little Baby.

A tiny little baby entered our world, and I wanted to make a special quilt for him.


It all started with this bee fabric.  I've been holding onto it for a few years now, waiting for the right little baby to come along.


My second goal with this quilt was to experiment with large half-square triangles.  I started with 10" squares, and the rest is history.

At first I didn't love this quilt.  I got a little nervous when I was arranging blocks....but with each step that I took to make the quilt, I loved it even more.  And the binding (scrappy, of course!) was the icing on the cake.




I'm linking this post to Simple Simon & Company's Modern Quilt Along.  I'm looking forward to 10 months of stretching myself and trying new things!

Enjoy!  :)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Eggs 2.0.

Nearly three years ago I opened up my Etsy shop with a few items, and I got my very first sale of fillable fabric Easter eggs.

About a year later I added a pdf pattern for the eggs, and finally this year I've been able to add another size to the sets of eggs.

I'm really excited (egg-cited?) about these guys.  They're a little bit larger, and I added a zipper closure on the back.



Ladies and gentlemen, I'm officially ready for Spring.  Bring on the eggs!  I'm looking forward to adding more styles in this size very soon!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Finally back to the Farmer's Wife Quilt.

My original goal was to finish the Farmer's Wife Quilt by the end of 2016.

Oops.

Never fear.  I'll finish by the end of 2017!  (I hope.)

Alas, I returned to the quilt this week, and I finished up three more of the blocks.

Carrie:


Caroline:


Cat:


Annnnnd 21 of the 22 blocks so far!

Enjoy!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Some squares and stripes.

A little baby entered the world not too long ago, and I had the distinct privilege of creating a quilt for her.



My favorite part of the quilt?  The scrappy binding.  :)