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Showing posts from January, 2012

Bedroom Update

I picked out a vinyl saying to go above my bed when I made my mod leaf pillow shams, and I finally got it put up. I had my sister-in-law Jennie design and cut it for me. You can check out her shop here.

I also made this white-on-white "W" to go above my nightstand inspired by the canvases here, only mine is the $3 version. I figured my bedding was so bright and colorful that I needed some white on the walls. Master bedroom update...check!

Blackbird Throw Pillow

I had so much fun making decorative pillows for my bedroom, that I've decided to take on a few more home decor type projects. Here's the first one:

I love how neutral the black, tan, and red paisley fabric is. It's also a more traditional fabric than I usually choose, but I think the raw-edge applique bird updates and modernizes (is that a word?) the whole thing. And who doesn't love a little hounds-tooth?

I posted it in the shop last night. We'll see what happens. So, now I'm trying to decide if I need to make it again in a different color scheme. What colors should I choose? What do you think?

Citrus Lattice Table Runner

It feels so good to finish up a project that have been taking up closet space for months. I started dreaming up this runner last October during General Conference and finished last night. I know I say this all the time, but I love fabrics by Sandy Gervais. They make me so happy.

{Credit} Pattern: Original. Fabric: Fresh Squeezed by Sandy Gervais for Moda and Sole by Valori Wells for Free Spirit. Size: 38" x 16". It's in the shop!

Experiment: Minky Lovey

So, I decided I wanted to try and make a "lovey" -- you know what I'm talking about, right? I knew I wanted to put minky on one side, but I wanted a cute, pieced front for it. I had some leftovers given to me from a quilt my niece made, so I put this together a few nights ago:

I'm not sure I'll be able to quilt on the minky...I've never tried it before. This could be interesting, but I'm excited to give it a go!

Finished Hawaiian Quilts

My neighbor's Hawaiian baby quilts are finished! These were such a fun challenge. A couple of weeks ago, she brought me two baskets full of different Hawaiian fabrics and some patterns and I had to put the combinations together. A total of 32 hours went into these four quilts. They were quilted with beautiful Gutermann decorative thread. I think the pink and grey one is my favorite.

Hawaiian Baby Quilts

I have to admit it looks a bit like a luau is going on in my sewing room! My dear neighbor asked me to make some Hawaiian baby quilts for her grandchildren and brought me a basket full of bright, floral fabrics. Mom and I have been working on them for two weeks now and they are almost done.

I got them quilted today, so they all just need to be bound. I'll post pictures when they're done.

Quilts to Afganistan

This is a really cool story, so I want to share it with you. My mother-in-law lives in Page, Arizona and was involved in this project. This is the article from her Stake bulletin:
"The women of the Page Arizona Stake know what it means to serve with their whole heart. Since April they have put in over 1000 hours to create and sew 22 military quilts which will be sent to the 159th Air Ambulance Unit in Afghanistan. Each man in the Unit will receive a handmade quilt for Christmas. The 159th were the first Air Ambulance Unit to be deployed out of Arizona. They will serve in Afghanistan for one year. The quilting project was envisioned by Lynne Peterson, whose son, Justin (Judd), is a member of that Unit. Over 30 women pieced, assembled, and sewed the quilts. They were beautifully quilted and bound with love. Others in the Stake have donated money to mail the quilts. These quilts will be treasured by each man who receives it. They were indeed a labor of love."