May 21, 2015

Pixelated Alphabet - Another Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry

So here is my other entry into the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.  I'm entering this into the Original Design category.

I call this pattern Pixelated Alphabet!  The pattern and/or complete custom pillow cover are both available in my etsy shop for purchase.  The pattern for a single letter or the whole alphabet each come in 4 different sizes - pillow to a large throw.  The pillow covers featured below are approx. 24" x 24".

These particular pillow covers were a custom order for two darling little sisters named Jillian and Jeorgia.

Each pillow cover has a hidden zipper for easy removal.  Throw in the washer/dryer and slip right back over the pillow form.

Easy Peasy!

Have fun looking over all the other entries in the festival!!

Don't forget to vote!!



May 19, 2015

It's Blogger Quilt Festival Time Again!!!

Amy from Amy's Creative Side hosts the greatest blogger quilt festival each year.  I love that I can go to her blog and see so many amazing quilt artists all in one place.

Here is my entry for this year's festival.  It's my Red and White Charm Quilt from a swap that Karen at Sew Many Ways hosted back in 2011.  Each swapper was to send Karen 125 5" squares cut from one red and white print fabric.  I honestly have no idea which one I sent but I totally love the mix that I received back to make into this beautiful quilt.  I hung onto the top for a few years (obviously since I just finished it up earlier this year!), but I have a good reason.  I was waiting for the perfect vintage sheet backing.  Yeah that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Here she is!  It's approximately 75" square.  I decided to bind it in a dark navy print to really frame the whole thing and give it a small touch of patriotism.  The squares came from all over the world!  37 US States, Canada, Australia, Holland, Scotland, Malaysia, Slovakia, Israel, United Kingdom and Thailand!
How amazing is that mix I ask ya?!  

The back is also very yummy and so freaking soft!

 That backing is to die for!!

 Just a glimpse of the binding process.

So that's my entry - head on over to Amy's blog and check out the other entries!!


April 29, 2015

I'm Alive!! Possibly buried under a pile of quilts.........

WOW - it's been way to long since I've blogged.  A bitter divorce and life had taken over and well, I made it through the other side.

But that doesn't mean I haven't been sewing the whole time I've been MIA.  I've made so many lovelies that I could probably post every day for a year and still not show you all I've been working on. 

I can't wait to get back in the swing of things and show you all the great projects that I've cranked out during my absence.  

However, here is my latest work that I'm most proud of.  Introducing my Pink Lemonade Pixelated Heart Quilt.  She's for sale in my etsy shop now!

As most of you know, I'm a HUGE lover of vintage sheets.  I have stacks and stacks of them!  So I finally cut into a few of my utmost favorites to make this beautiful quilt. I paired it with a few white on white cottons and Voila!  This pixelated pattern is one of my favorite.  

Big squares + huge heart = quilt top!

So how's that for a welcome back nugget?!?!

I'll be back with more later on loves!


January 08, 2013

Etsy Shop is Locked & Loaded!

Happy 2013 my fellow quilting buddies!!

I've decided that 2013 is the year to really focus on getting my quilting talents noticed and hopefully in turn, reap the benefits of it.

My sweet daughter, Emma, has been nominated by her school counselor to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. next summer!  I know!  I'm so super excited for her.  What a great opportunity and tons of experience that will help her for years to come!  I'm so proud that her counselor saw the qualities in her that would make a great future leader.

Anywho....the whole trip is expensive.  Therefore, I'm going to be busting my single-momma-butt to help raise a ton of cash to get this girl to Washington D.C.!!  She even gets to go to the White House!!  Man am I jealous!  
Therefore, I'm starting to stock my etsy shop with all kinds of quilty goodness.  It's a work in progress so check back often as I hope to be continually adding new goods.  All items are ready to ship.

Here's a small sampling of what's over there now.

The first one is a simple doll quilt measuring approx. 22 1/2" x 22 1/2".
 This next beauty is a baby quilt measuring approx. 33" x 44" made out of reclaimed vintage sheets.  It's a little piece of heaven!  So super soft!

So help spread the word if you would.  I'd love it if it spread like wildfire throughout the blogging community.

Many thanks!!  Stay tuned - more to come!!

December 13, 2012


I finally finished up the commission project from my etsy shop for the quad handprint pillow covers.  FOUR OF THEM!!  I even got brave and added a hidden zipper closure to each!!  Found a great tutorial on Sew Mama Sew's blog.  It was alot easier than I thought it would be and they turned out so beautiful. It's zipper closures for all of my pillows from now on!!!

And now they are on their way to Illinois to be enjoyed.

Hope everyone is getting all their handmade gifts ready for the holiday season.  I for one am way behind!  We had alot of drama in our household last week - Total of 3 dr appts, one of which was an allergist for Miss Em.  Then on Thursday Emma sprained her ankle in gym class and my mom went into the hospital because of a blot clot in her leg and lung.  All at the same time on the same day!!  It's been trying but we are starting to see an upside!  Emma's finally getting the hang of walking on crutches and Mom is home resting.  Needless to say, I'm a bit worn out!

So it was good to get these pillow covers finished so that I can move onto the next commission project.

Take care!

October 31, 2012

Almost not enough room!

Laid this quilt out over the weekend....had to move to the livingroom to make sure I got all the pieces where they needed to be.  Took 3 hours just to lay it out and then get it all stacked and pinned back up for assembly.

So far as of Tuesday night, I've got 5 - 4 row units sewn together and pressed.  MIGHT get to sew them all together for a total of 20 rows tonight, but with it being Halloween, that might not happen.  We'll see.

I'll leave you with another parting Halloween picture........Peter Pan by night, but Roy Rogers by day!
Happy Halloween Ya'll!

October 29, 2012

All we need is a little pixie dust....

Costumes for Halloween....
One Peter Pan and Wendy, coming right up!