Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall 2011 Bloggers' Quilt Festival!

Amy from Amy's Creative Side is hosting another edition of the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. This is when everyone gets to show their work online & be inspired by others.
Here is my entry this year! I'm particularly excited about it because it's one of Amy's patterns from the book she recently published - Modern Basics. This quilt is going to my friend who lives in Ireland & is about to have a baby girl! Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Friday, May 13, 2011

Spring 2011 Bloggers Quilt Festival

Hi everyone! Yes, I'm still alive! I'm just now able to have some time for quilting. Jake just turned 1 on Cinco de Mayo! I don't have any current finished projects, but I want to participate in the 2011 Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival:

I want to showcase the quilt I made for my niece, Kayla. It's special to me because of the technique & the fact that this is the book that inspired me to get into quilting. It was refreshing to see a modering take on quilting vs. the "grandma" uber-traditional ones I was used to.

The pattern is from Spectacular Scraps & the whole idea is to make a scrap quilt from 2 color families from half-square triangles. First you see the overall design of the quilt, then your eye is drawn in to all the different fabrics. It's so fun to do! I love scrap quilts! This one is made in hot pinks & blacks.

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I'm currently working on a light blue and chocolate brown quilt like this for my friend Ginger, who is expecting a baby boy, Sebastian. I'll post that one after I give it to her. I only have until 6/5/11, so I have to hurry!

Make sure you go check out the rest of the quilt festival here. It so fun to see all the different kinds of quilts out there & get inspiration.

Friday, October 29, 2010

2010 Fall Blogger's Quilt Festival

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be entering Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival for the first time! Amy's blog is only one of 2 I actually read every day! She is so creative & awesome! It's so great that she organizes this festival. Basically everyone shares a quilt & what it means to them & what they learned while doing it.

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Mine has to be the quilt I made my mom from my grandma's clothes. :)


Mamaw passed away in January 2005. I held onto her dresses for a long time, unwilling to cut into them. Finally in 2009 I bit the bullet. I got a glass of wine & laid out all her dresses to get started.


I had some help along the way!


Obviously the quilt is very special because Mamaw was my mom's mom & played a huge part in all our lives. My sisters & I used to spend the night at their house on weekend & they let us make mud pies & drink lots of Yoohoos. I gave this to my mom at Christmas last year & she loved it.


That's my most special quilt! I have more fabric left from Mamaw's dresses & I plan to make a quilt for myself & my sister. I have no time frame though. I'm now a mom of 2 boys & own a wedding planning business so my time is limited!

Enjoy the rest of the quilts!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Here's my Etsy wish list for’s giveaway!

Craft Gossip is doing a giveaway!
3 lucky winners will receive their etsy wish list + shipping! Here’s what I’m hoping to win!

Quick 3D Sampler Quilt Pattern by ReannaLily Designs - $9.00
Quilted Bookmark - $3.50
Sale - Make Life Charm pack by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics - $6.50
Moda Fandango Charm Pack - $7.75
Super Hero Cape - $10.00
Robert Kaufman Half Yard Bundle - $16.00
Playday by SEI for Robert Kaufman Fat Quarter Bundle - $40.00
SALE Wheels White Map by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake Fabric 1 yard - $6.95
TOTAL - $99.70
If you have a blog or Facebook page, and you would like to have your name entered in the giveaway, see this post from Craft Gossip.
I participated in Amy's Creative Side's One Thing One Week Challenge.

Amy's Creative Side

I made a nap mat for Jared. It's not perfect, but I'm pretty proud of it! It's cute & Jared loves it! I got it done in a week, so yay for me!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I entered a quilt giveaway!

We quilters hardly ever make quilts for ourselves. I haven't yet, that's for sure! So I entered a quilt giveaway on Craftopotamus! Check out her beautiful quilt. I WANT IT!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hello out there! I need to get this going again!

Long time, no blog! I am getting back into my quilting hobby after having baby Jake! Here's the latest picture of him! He's almost 4 months old!

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So....apparently anyone who's anyone in quilting has a blog, so I've got to get on this! I don't know anything about having a cool-looking blog, so bear with me!

I'm going to participate in Amy's Creative Side's One Thing One Week Challenge.

Amy's Creative Side

I'm going to make a nap mat for Jared. Here's the tutorial from Jenny Garland, a fellow Dallas Modern Quilt Guild member:

Nap Mat

Here's hers:

I'm making mine out of this fabric from Joann:

I have to have it done by Sunday and I might win a charm pack!