April 29, 2011

Little Mother's Day Goodness

I whipped these up last night for my mom for Mother's day. It measures about 6" x 5". correction...it's about 7"x5". I can't for the life of me remember where I got the tutorial for the bag (hence doing it from memory), but the little tissue holder was from Kim Walus over at her blog bitty bits and pieces. Her tutorial actually allows you to construct 6 at once but since I was "test driving" the pattern, I kindof winged it with only making one at first. Now I'm going to go back and make a few more for the other mothers in my life.


I also started working on a little tumbler baby quilt for a field coworker (Colorado - lucky dog) who is expecting his first child later this year. I think this is the first time I've ever made a baby quilt from a whole charm pack and didn't mix it with anything else. It's Moda's Origins by Basic Grey. I got mine here. And it appears to be ON SALE!! Charm packs $6.95!! So go getcha some - or some of her other Greatness! I stocked up a few weeks back with about 15 various charm packs. Seriously - who could pass up such a great sale?


I'm also using this pack for a wedding quilt for another coworker that is getting married in October. Haven't decided on the pattern for that one yet.
It's Friday - that's all I've got! OH - I am meeting up with a few quilting/blogging buddies at my friend Love's house tomorrow. Lunch and quilt lovin' - should be a great day!

April 26, 2011

Easter

Easter! What a fun weekend. This is the "basket" that Malek made a daycare. He was SO proud!


Then we tackled dying eggs. THAT was alot of fun.
Thankfully, Nana was there to help us out.
Holding your tongue just so, really seemed to help!


Me & the kiddos.


Crazy kids! Posing with their Easter eggs. Mom picked these cute little holders up at Joann's at 50% off! Perfect!
Here's a couple of pillowcases for each that the Easter Bunny added to their baskets.

Despite Malek's look, he was REALLY excited about his basket. No...really he was. hehe
Chocolate bunny goodness!!

I hope everyone had a great Easter. We sure did!

April 20, 2011

April 18, 2011

Friday Night Fever

It was Disco Dance Night on Friday up at Emma's school. I think their attire was quite appropriate. It was a great night. My only complaint is that they didn't play any actual Disco music! Not sure what the reasoning was on that, but we had a great time. Lots of dancing and a couple of tired kids at the end of the night. Here's Malek displaying his best John Travolta impersonation. That shirt he's wearing was a ladies sz 3-5 shirt that I altered down to fit him at about a 2T. And here's Miss Em in her fabulous disco-wear!



Elephant Crossing

This is another steering wheel cover I whipped up this weekend for my mom's cousin's wife. She's crazy about all things elephant. My mom bought the center panel from etsy and the other fabrics are left over from my mom's quilt that I previously posted here. Did more sewing on some NICU baby quilts. Hope to post some more pictures of those later in the week.

April 13, 2011

Block Swap

I joined a really cool swap over at Bolo Heads for a Fabric Rainbow Block Swap!! My color is Hot Pink/Fuchsia. Yeah!! We were to select 10 fabrics in our chosen/assigned color and then cut 20 4" blocks from each. Send those in and get 200 back in a rainbow of fabulousness! Here are my selections that will be going in the mail shortly!! Can't wait to see all the awesome colors that I get back. I've already got several patterns in mind for my blocks too. I'm so in love with that one on the top of the left stack! The Joann's that I went to only had one FQ!! I'm on a quest now. I used to have it in purple too - just dreamy!

April 11, 2011

Texas Tradition - Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets 2011



Apparently NO ONE wanted to take a pic with Dad! Poor guy!


More sewing projects to come.....ripping out the quilting from an entire baby quilt now - Argh! Darn pieced backing! Stretched something awful.

April 04, 2011

BUSY Weekend! (picture overload)

Like I said, it was a BUSY weekend! And here are the pictures to prove it! I did alot of sewing this weekend anticipating a return email from my swap partner in Round 2 of the Doll Quilt Swap at Once Upon a Quilt. She finally emailed back so now I get to start dreaming up something wonderful for her!

But in the mean time, I got several things accomplished this weekend. I started out by putting together this little lap quilt top for my step mother. Red is her signature color and their car club's color. She and my dad have an old convertible street rod that they like to drive around. Back in the cooler Winter months, she had said how she needed something to cover up when they went cruising because with no top it was a bit chilly. So this is what I came up with - though it's not been too chilly lately. Oh well, she'll have it for next year anyway. I'm going to bind it in that black & red fabric that I threw in to add some character.

Sometime last year my mom and I got to thinking about doing something really meaningful with our quilting talents. So we came up with making small quilts for the NICU babies at one of our local hospitals and my mom's neighbor just so happens to work in that dept. So she was very excited about these. Here is one that I started, sadly before Christmas last year. But it's complete now and I've got 2 other tops just like it ready to be quilted. They'll be ready for THIS Christmas though! I backed it with some cute It's a Hoot! green dotted/checked fabric I bought from Vanessa at V & Co. during her "oh swear word, my husband's company is shutting it's doors sale". Here's another top for the NICU from the leftovers from my cousin's baby quilt I made recently. More to come! I've got tons of fabric combo's already pulled to start making more.Now....Malek is going through a phase where he likes to carry around something soft at all times. We have coined the phrase "his soffie". So to keep him out of my fleece stash.....I let him pick out some cute dinosaur fabric and I whipped up this little quilt for him. He seems quite proud as you can see. And when I asked him to turn it to the back to show me, he turned his whole body around so I could see HIS back! So cute. But you get the idea.


Then Sunday afternoon, we went to see Disney on Ice Toy Story 3! So he had to have a Toy Story soffie to take too. He LOVED it! So quick and easy. I think the whole thing took about 2 hours. Plus it helps me practice my straight line quilting too!Here are some pics from the show! We had great seats and the kids loved it. We took Nana with us too so it was alot of fun.


Hope everyone had a great weekend.....bluebonnet pictures to come.....Like I said.....It was a busy weekend!
Jenn

April 01, 2011

Sneaky Peak


Been sewing again!!

What's everyone working on this weekend?