Recent Happenings

My first booth is this weekend, at our local city fair.  I have a 10 by 10 booth, and I am lucky that it is only one day.  However, I have spent WEEKS getting ready for it.  I don’t really know what to expect, or how things will go.  It will be an exciting adventure.  There is NO WAY that I will finish everything in time, so I will just take what is done by Saturday morning.  No problem, right?!  No need to stress….

dog leash

I decided to try my hand at making a dog leash.  I do have another booth coming up in Sept called “Strut Your Mutt” and is a dog theme.  (I know, that is kinda obvious from the name.)  I thought that these would be quick and easy, so I gave it a try.  I think it turned out kinda cute, but I will see how it goes.  I will be making a tutorial for the leash as soon as I remember to download the pics!  So, there will be 2 tutorials coming up soon!! 

Christmas fabrics are arriving all the time, and I can’t decide what to make first!  As soon as my booth is over on Saturday, and I get a chance to clean up the disaster I have made all over my house, I will get the tutorials posted.  Until then, here is a glimpse of the Christmas stuff I JUST got in!

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Baby Boy Chevron Quilt

I am not a fan of sewing triangles.  Maybe it is because they just look intimidating, but I don’t like to sew them.  I really wanted a chevron quilt for my bed, but I tried doing just squares and sewing it from the bottom left corner to the top right corner, sideways.  It turned out like this…..

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It was MUCH easier, I think, and I didn’t have to deal with triangles.  🙂  I made it small, though, so I GUESS it is going to be a baby quilt?  LOL…

The gray/yellow mix

I must say that I jumped on the bandwagon with the popular colors of the season.  And who wouldn’t, right?  So I had an idea and I ran with it.  I wanted something quick and simple, but with a unique touch.  There are some prints that I don’t want to cut up into smaller pieces, and some that I prefer in smaller pieces.  I used a line by Adorn It called Capri.  So, I mixed those together and came up with this…..

adorn it quilt

Granted, I have not quilted it yet… but I am working on it.  IF I could figure out how to hook up my new Quilt Motion package I just got, I may get that done this weekend. 

Circle Square Quilt

Hearty Good Wishes Circle Square QuiltWhile my step mother was visiting, we decided to make a quilt from one of my favorite fabric collections:  Hearty Good Wishes by Moda.  I had run out of fat quarter bundles, so I was only able to get fat eighth bundles.  We decided to cut the pieces into 9 inch squares.  From those squares, we cut 6 inch circles and attached them to the squares with spray adhesive.

We sewed the circles onto the squares, and sewed them together.  That was it.  🙂  I love the way it turned out.

Breast Cancer Awareness

I was asked by a special friend of mine to make a quilt in honor of a family member of hers who had passed away as a result of breast cancer.  She specifically asked me to put on it “In loving memory of Lorayne.”  I have a few persons I know who have also suffered this tragic disease, and are survivors.  As a mother of 5 daughters,  I take this matter very seriously.  ???????????????????????????????

 

I don’t know if they will find a cure during my lifetime, but I hope they do.  I plan to make another quilt to be auctioned off to raise money for breast cancer research.

**The fabric used for this quilt is Riley Blake’s Think Pink collection.  The pattern and templates for the bra and wording can be found for free at http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/media/uploads/Free_Quilting_Projects/2013/RBD_thinkpink.pdf

Upcoming events!

Summer is starting to get away from me!! I have some upcoming events and it seems like I am running out of time. I live in Highland, UT, so I am setting up a booth for the Highland Fling. It takes place the first weekend in August. Not long after that, I have a booth at the Strut Your Mutt in Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City. I have been playing around with some designs and items, and I will do a tutorial for the blog as soon as I get a chance.

burlap dog bone stocking

Here is a burlap dog stocking I made for the Strut Your Mutt event. I will be finishing some other items for the Highland Fling before the weekend is over. Pics to come shortly!