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Thursday, August 30, 2012



Here is a group of pillowcases I made last week.... they are a fast and colorful gift!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Book bag made from a T-Shirt

T shirt tote bag

I found this Obama t-shirt in a vintage store and decided that I wanted to try to make a book bag with it. I quilted it with a layer of muslin and warm and natural and a little bit of basting spray. I thought it turned out well and the t-shirt did not shift or move or stretch while I quilted it. I then used some Curious Nature and Diamond Chevrons to add some color to the sides.

T Shirt tote bag

Here is a photo of the back. I made this especially for my brother in law James.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Quick Gift


I made this pillowcase for my nephew who is going away to university this week. I love this Michael Miller owl print. I think it is not too cutesy for him but still fun enough. He loved it!

Monday, August 20, 2012

CMQG homework complete!

Glass Juice Block: Anagalous colors

This month's homework was to complete a quilt block using at least 3 analogous colors. I used Ayumi's juice block pattern to make these. Make your own courtesy of Ayumi at Pink Penguin via Sew Mama Sew Blog!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

LOVE baby blankets complete

Baby Quilts LOVE

Two boy baby quilts finished! Kona cottons and Tula Pink Prince Charming used. Get your free LOVE paper piecing templates here: Thank you to Kelly from kelbysews!

I forgot to take photos of the finished quilts before they were given away... this is all I have!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Birthday Sewing

Sewing some curious nature!

I'm doing some birthday gift sewing this week. This is a strap for a book bag for my brother in law.
I am so excited to show the final product!!! SO EXCITED!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Last-minute gifts!

Hot pad

I went to Arizona for a very quick trip to visit my family last weekend. I decided to make some last-minute gifts before I left. This is a pot holder for my friend Paul. It was originally a quilt block that he liked so I insulated it and quilted it. The small squares in the middle are actually the left over angles from making binding!

New tag!

And this is an address bag tag that I made for my sister Starr. She loved the one I made for myself so I made it again for her using a different color scheme. She loved it! The artwork is original by my friend Shimon Kato.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


New fabric!

YAY! I love new fabric! I just brought these back to Canada this past weekend and I'm so excited to use them!!!! Love!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Baby Quilts

Love tula!

Everyone I know is having babies and I'm so far behind. I decided to make different color combinations of Tula Pink LOVE for all of them. I love Prince Charming!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sewing Inspiration


Here is my sewing inspiration for the month! Still into pink!

1. Burgandy, reds, pinks, purples, 2. Fish Baby Log Cabin class sample detail, 3. SOL Block 2, 4. Sneak peek: Fat Quarterly Issue #9!, 5. pickledish 013, 6. Crossroads II, 7. Can I get an Amen?, 8. sneak 3, 9. quilting , 10. October star block for Shelley, 11. parts-be-gone, 12. Day 14: Dresden Quilting, 13. black-and-white-portrait, High Museum - high-50014. Not available15. Not available16. Not available



I've been spending most of my free time this week painting this outline of my daughter for her room. It's really nice to try something new since I have never painted before. Also it has been a nice break from sewing and quilting which I usually do most of the time....

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Slip cover!

Small slipcover project

I made this slip cover to cover this ugly chair for my daughter's room last week. Since then I have painted the legs black. I will post a complete photo when the paint dries. The fabric on the chair looks like a pretty pink but up close it's a muddled color that looks horrible all over. Besides this fabric matches her room I'm putting together, so it's a perfect match :)!