Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday at Summer Lee Quilts!

Hello!!  I'm excited to share some Cyber Monday savings with you!  Today only, you can get 10% off anything in my shop!

Just head over to Summer Lee Quilts and enter


as your coupon code during checkout!

Thank you so much for supporting me and letting me do what I love.  <3

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Amelia's Quilt - A Work in Progress

Hey!  Happy Wednesday!

Today, I'm sharing an update on my Katie's Quilt for Amelia.  I'm really pleased with how it's coming together, and my little Amelia has been working with me this morning, telling me how "pretty yous fabric quilt" is.  <3  She doesn't know it's for her yet.

Here's where I am so far.  I have the two halves completed...I'll sew that final seam today.  Then, I'll just piece the border and attach it.  The border will finish off the stars, so they all have all their points.  I'm hoping for a finished top by Friday!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have you made a Katie's Quilt before?

I'm linking up today with:

Sew Fresh Quilts

Monday, November 14, 2016

First Quilt for Christmas

Hello!  I'm so glad you're here!  Today, I want to show you the quilt I'm making for my youngest daughter for Christmas.  She's 3 years old <3 and hasn't had a "mommy quilt" yet.  I had grand plans when she was a tiny baby, and I picked up a fat quarter bundle of Mimi by Chez Moi.  I knew what I wanted to make for her, but sewing time quickly went out the window as soon as she became mobile.

I'm making a Katie's Quilt.  I had to fiddle with the layout and amounts, since I'm using FQ's.  I'm also not using a wide border.  I'm just going to piece a 2" border that will finish out the stars.

Here are my outlines.  The first is how I wanted to fit it all together, but it wasn't big enough, so I made up the smaller diagram for math. :)  

I've put in a lot of hours this last week, but I finally have the blocks finished!

I made up 150 4-patches, then converted 108 of them into 27 16-patch blocks.

I just love how pretty this fabric is and how well it fit into the blocks.

There were 3 large print fabrics that I couldn't bring myself to completely cut up, so I'm going to do have 3 blocks that aren't pieced.  I simply fussy cut these at 8.5" square.

My little helper is always nearby.  <3

Most of my time this week has gone into the sashing blocks.  So. many. corners.  I'm so glad they're done!  They were tedious, but they'll be so worth it.

I decided that I wanted a column of blue stars and the rest of them in this pretty dusty pink.

I'm going to start laying it all out this afternoon, so hopefully I'll have a decent update for you this week!

I'm also going to be trying my hand at a bargello-type quilt for my middle girl who has outgrown the rag quilt I made her for her 2nd birthday.  I can't wait to show you that one when it's time!

What are you working on this week?  I'd love to hear about it!

I'm linking up with Making Monday at Love Laugh Quilt!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Busy Busy

Whew!  Last week was pretty crazy as I spent every day stitching like a mad woman to finish as much as I could before Friday's Craft Bazaar.

I think I got around 35 new baby items finished, though!

The bazaar was fun.  I love talking with people, and quite a few friends came through to say hello.  My husband and girls came with me and stayed all day.  My oldest even crocheted a bunch of wash cloths for the table.

I spent yesterday taking pictures and listing new items on Etsy.  I think I got to the halfway point.  It's raining this morning, but I'm hoping the sky will clear enough this afternoon that I can finish up.

Here are a few of my favorite new things in the shop:

 Baby Washcloths

 Baby Girl Bib

 Baby Boy Bib

You can check out the rest of the new stuff in my Summer Lee Quilts Etsy Shop!

It was a lot of work, and it was a long day, but I'm glad I went and met new people, including other crafters in my area.  I'm looking forward to the next time!