Monday, May 31, 2010

Clothesline Wall Hanging!



Well here is the last project I will finish before baby makes her big arrival! We recently remodeled our utility room and added cabinets...and when it was all done there was a nice big space on the wall that was just begging to have a little quilted wall hanging.


(So here it is in its place of honor in the laundry room...)

I found a really cute "woman's work" quilt pattern at Market back in 2007 and started making it -- right before I got pregnant with my first kiddo--I was all gung-ho and quickly finished one of the blocks which was a clothesline...but then I couldn't even look at fabric for a while there in the first trimester...so the whole quilt hit the back burner where it remains to this day. Eventually I will finish that quilt and it will grace the wall of my laundry room - but I knew that wouldn't be happening for a while, so I decided to make a different little clothesline...and I must say I think it turned out even better than the first one.


(here's the 1st one --block from the woman's work quilt)

I thought I would make this 2nd one a little more 3-D than most of the quilts I make--just for fun...so I made all the little clothes, then I made the background and just quilted that alone--then stuck the clothesline on and attached the clothes with the little pins...they can be completely removed from the line...so if I ever get bored with what's on there I can change the clothes out...with the ones in the wash tub...which are also not sewn down.








The mini quilt was probably my favorite part...just don't look too close...that baby is only 5.5 x 4.25 inches...and it was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be to match all the seams up and to quilt it.



ahhh...quilting makes me so happy!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Quilt for Bloggers Quilt Festival



This is the quilt I made for my first baby, Madilyn. The minute I found out she was going to be a girl, I started on this quilt. I loved the idea of a lattice pattern, which I first saw in the book Destiny by G.E. Designs. The pattern for the applique flowers came from the same book, but a different pattern. I worked out the color scheme in EQ6 and used fabrics I had in my stash. It's girly and fun and will probably always be one of my favorites!










Thanks for looking! Enjoy the rest of the festival!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

My Quilting Blog

This blog is strictly an ode to my love of quilting! The plan is to post pictures of my quilts and other things quilty that I find worthy of sharing. (Plus I need a non-private blog so I can participate in the Bloggers Quilt Festival! ;) Since I'm an on and off blogger...we'll see how this goes.

And so...here are a few pictures of my latest quilt...



This is actually one of two almost identical quilts I made so I could re-decorate my kiddos room--one for my 2 year old and one for new baby girl--due in 3 weeks. I may post a picture of the other one later--it is still on the quilting machine awaiting the 20 minutes it will probably take to finish. The inspiration for this quilt came from Ashley at filminthefridge.com...that chick is amazing! I love her stripey quilts, and when I saw the one she made with the California Dreamin' fabrics I knew I had to make one! Plus, I had been collecting pink and orange and brown fabric for about 4 months, but no quilts were getting done because I couldn't decide on a pattern! This was seriously the easiest quilt I have ever made. It took me less than a day to plot and piece each one. It's amazing how fast I can finish a quilt if I can just pick a pattern and get going on it!





And of course...the quilting was the funnest part :)