Monday, January 21, 2013

make it modern Jan.

I finally got the time to sit down & sew again for a few hours Saturday. That always makes me a happy girl! ;)
 First up on the list were the two bee blocks for the January ladies.
This is the  wonky/improv block for Kelie. I had a lot of fun with "new to me" style of block making! There may be more of them in my future!! :)

The second block is this "mama goose" block for Samantha. I'm anxious to see what she will do with these. HST are always fun to make.

This is my first block bee & I've survived so far! lol No seriously, I'm looking forward to all the new block's I will learn in this round.I'm already looking forward to February! 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

PS Love Day swap

PS Love Day swap inspiration by Sew Peachey
PS Love Day swap inspiration, a photo by Sew Peachey on Flickr.

I'm excited to be joining the love day swap with Bonnie over at the Pink Stitches blog! It's a little different than other swaps I've been in since partners aren't secret & we converse to find out what the other likes. My partner even happens to live in the next town over! We've been in contact & I have a good idea of what to make for her now.
This is the mosaic I made of all the gorgeous valentine themed things I could find. I'd love any one of these beauties!! Aren't those wonky hearts just the best?!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

plus quilt

I'm finally sharing my finished Christmas plus quilt with you all! I got it back from the long armer 2 weeks before Christmas & got the binding all sewn on sitting under it one chilly afternoon. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. The biggest quilt I've made so far, it's nice & long perfect for naps, festive & oh so, cuddly!! :)



I used 5+ charm packs in the top & just arranged them in a pleasing plus design.

I pieced the back with coordinating yardage & a strip of extra charm squares.

 Here's a close up shot where you can really see the snowflake quilting.

Before I go I need to share with you this little tree quilt made up for Christmas as well. I had to 
hang something in place of the modern maples mini. :)

And remember that little penguin mug rug I sent off in the mug rug swap? Well here is the gorgeous beauty I received in return!!! It's more of a mini quilt really & I've been enjoying on my wall. No mug will set on this!;)  

Happy sewing!!