Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Quilt group

Ok. So I have been so busy fighting with my stubborn 2yr old this week that I haven't had alot of time to work on many projects. She has been in one heck of a mood lately, terrible twos are driving me nuts! Anyway. We went to a meeting of my quilt group the other day, love it it's like a playgroup for both of us, and our project this month was to make a quilt block out of an "ugly" fat quarter. Now the green homespun in the pic is suppose to be the ugly fabric but I like it, ok anyway. I decide to take the cottage block from Fredas Hive and make it my own. I redid the size, each block is now 12" and added the trees and ground. I liked it so much that I ended up making 5, one for the group and 4 for me. I plan to use them as corner blocks for a log cabin quilt. Sounds cute right. I think they turned out pretty good to have been done while fighting with my 2yr old about naptime.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Twin Stars with Charisma

Ok so I am in need of a handmade quilt for my bed. All the bed sized quilts I have made have been gifts for others. So I am finally making one for me! This is a peek at what it will look like. I'm using a charisma, by moda, jelly roll to make a twin star quilt.( Got the pattern from a jelly roll book.) I'm still deciding if I like it though. I probaly won't know until it is further along, this is all I have done so far. The jelly roll is beautiful though so how bad could it be? I can't wait to get it done. I plan to have it finished and quilted by the time we move to WA. We will probaly need all the quilts we can get there!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I love this fabric!

Ok I found this adorable fabric of ebay! I love it! The owls are so cute and colorful. To bad I couldn't get the picture turned, so it's sideways. I have also been participating in the Fab Shop Hop(found on stitchinheaven.com ). I found tons of fabric I want, to bad I can't buy it all. But I do plan on adding to my stash :-).
The Kitty quilt top is almost done. I just need to add a solid border and it will be a full sized quilt. Baby Boo will soon have a handmade quilt for her bed!! Well once I find someone to quilt it anyway. Hooray, almost done with my first quilt of 2009!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Pics as promised

So here are a couple of pics of the new Kitty Quilt. Baby Boo loves it already! It is so busy, you can't even really see the pinwheels but I still think it's gonna be cute. I already have the solid border on it and I'm working on the strips for the sides and flying geese for the ends. I think I'm gonna like it, but I know she loves it! I have been ignoring chores for a while so I'm gonna do that for the rest of the day. Fun, fun... Doesn't everyone just love laundry :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

How cute!

So how cute is this skirt! I love how Baby Boo's bandanna skirt turned out! I made this in between sewing her "Kitty Quilt", pics of that later. She loves it too and wants to wear it all the time! I am gonna make one for my niece now, I hope she will love it also.

So Baby Boo's "Kitty Quilt" is a work in progress but should be very cute. Baby Boo found some adorable kitty fabric that she had to have! So we are making a new quilt. I used the patience corner block for the center and I'm putting strips and flying geese for a border. My next post will be pics of said work in progress.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Block one

Ok so Anne from Bunny Tales is doing an awesome free BOM on her blog. It's baskets and already so cute.

Originally uploaded by jabeybaby
So here's Block one from Bunny Tales mystery BOM. I think it turned out great. I decided to go country on mine. I like how the black blanket stitch looks on everything. I can't wait to see what the next block will look like!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Game night

So we had game night with Baby Boo. We played a very interesting game of Cootie. Ever play a game with a two year old? Then you know that rules don't matter. So basically we just radomly built all four cootie bugs. But hey we had fun, Baby Boo loves her new game, so thats what counts right. I think our bugs turned out pretty cute too. Then we tried to play Memory. Two year olds just don't have the patience to play a game like that, atleast mine doesn't. But she seems to enjoy looking at the cards so maybe soon she play fair. Either way it's still fun to play with her no matter how much she cheats. Game nights are always interesting!

Friday, January 9, 2009

My First Blog

So for my first blog I decided to show my most recent project. I made paintbrush rolls for my Aunt and Grandma. I think they turned out great and I'm sure that they will love them. (Both my Aunt and Grandma love to paint, both do oils and watercolor.) These things are so easy, I finished both in just a couple hours. I love doing these fast and easy projects, it feels like I am actually accomplishing something.