Thursday, September 29, 2011

garage sale find

embroidery box

I found this box of embroidery floss at a garage sale for a couple bucks.  I wasn't into embroidering at the time but couldn't pass up a good deal - one just never knows when the itch to try something new will strike!

embroidery floss

embroidery floss

So very pretty with all the colors in order. Love it!

Monday, September 26, 2011

baby quilts

Two baby quilts - one a boy quilt and one a girl.  Had so much fun making these - especially the girl quilt as I had never done half-square triangles before.


baby girl quilt

012 (Medium)

girl quilt (Medium)

I made the half-square triangles using this method.  Was very quick and easy!  I am still quite new to quilting and the binding is still a little tricky for me but I'm getting better.

The boy quilt was made using this pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.

baby boy quilt


004 (Medium)

boy quilt (Medium)

Happy Monday!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

vintage fabric

My aunt gave me this old quilt kit - lovely vintage fabric, Dresden plate - but I was too lazy to try tackle making the quilt (although I do think it would be lovely).  What to do with the fabric?
Take pictures of it of course!

vintage fabric

Love the colors and small floral print
After playing around with it a bit, I decided to make some patchwork coasters.

coasters

coasters

Still have a lot of the fabric left.  May make more coasters....also brainstorming up other ways to use some of this fabric.

Monday, September 19, 2011

hello blog world!

So I decided to join blog land.  Here you'll find posts about sewing and quilting.  I love to create stuff and take pictures of it so this will be my place to put those pictures (since I don't want my personal photo books full of my fabric and sewing pictures).  :)  I'll also use this space to give updates of my Etsy shop.

sew-editSunny Days (Small)