Tuesday, February 23, 2010


First two blocks of Rachel’s Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along. I will be using Blush by Basic Grey for Moda.

The first two blocks were a lot of fun and Rachel does a great job explaining everything with pics . Thank you Rachel, believe me I had to refer to the placement a lot (I only had to rip out one seam, let’s just say puzzles take me a long time to complete). The weather here today is dreary and rainy so the pictures didn’t come out very well. (It looks like I dropped the aqua fabric in the mud… I didn’t)


I baked some very pretty and yummy Snickerdoodle cupcakes that I found on Jodi’s blog yesterday and this is all that are left today, Thanks Jodi I will definitely make these again.



Sunday, February 21, 2010

There’s a new girl in town


A new quilt in the stack, see her


Her name is…… Swanky ( posh high-class glamorous classy cool hip awesome super swank ) by Chez Moi for Moda

Piecing my back didn’t turn out quite as I planned …. oh well my quilt isn’t perfect and neither am I. And as my Mom would say “It’s not a contest”. Whatever


Yes it’s Swanky on the back, which wasn’t planned but it worked out ok and made 2 quilts in one. There is a lot going on in this quilt and it makes me happy!


Verna by Kate Spain for Moda

Swanky Verna measures 66”x72”, a nice size quilt for snuggling or sleeping.


This quilt was inspired by Amanda Jean @ Crazymomquilts and Rachel @ P.S. I Quilt thanks for the inspiration ladies!


I’m not sure which block is my favorite, I love them all front and back.


I feel like this design showcases the fabric and it works up pretty fast. If anyone had told me I would be stitching quilts with raw edges exposed a couple years ago I wouldn’t have believed them. This is my third and I really love them.


Machine pieced and quilted in four sections, I’ve been machine quilting for a little over a year now and I like it, I still love to hand quilt though.


One more down ~~~ lots to go


I made a little terrarium, it was a lot of fun and smells like my favorite greenhouse.



Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

I finished a little windmill quilt (36"x36")


I machine pieced and quilted with a loopy design.


Mary Engelbreit fabric


Love the puckery softness from washing and drying.


I love to sew…..


I hand stitched the binding and embroidered my quilt name and the date.


Oh yes we have to have cupcakes on Valentines Day!

IMG_0659 xoShawn

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My pretty Verna,

well actually it’s Kate Spain’s pretty Verna line for Moda.


So happy, feels like spring is on the way.


I am going to make another Scrufflily style quilt because for me it’s all about the fabric and I don’t want to cut it up too much, and…. …… I. love. scruffily quilts! I am making mine a little larger though, it will have 56 blocks.


I was just sewing today not planning on taking any pictures, laying my blocks on the blue chair and hanging the completed rows over the rail, and I thought that fabric looks so pretty I should take a picture.


These two chairs are probably about 60 –75 years old, I was planning on refinishing them~ someday...... , but the more I look at them I think they have come back in style just the way they are, chippy and a happy blue! I will leave them just the way they are…and they go nice with my new quilt.


I hung the Valentine banner in my sewing room, it goes well with the curtains. It snowed another 28” Friday evening and most of the day Saturday, we’ve broken a record here for the most snowfall in a winter season. We never get this much snow. More snow predicted for Tuesday, so who knows I may get my Verna finished this week, I hope so.


Ok I better go watch the Super Bowl game.



Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Valentine sewing project

finished before the 14th, thank you Stina from Kviltstina…


Stina designed six adorable hearts to stitch for fun and free!!!


I haven’t made any pendant banners, but they have been on my list and Stina’s little hearts were the perfect project for them.


Sometimes ideas in my head don’t always translate well into real life. I am very happy with the way my pendants stitched up ;) . Here they are across the Valentine quilt I finished last year.DSC_0063

I finished a few other projects last month too, two rooms painted, new roman shades, drapery panels, valances and some cotton knit washcloths. A pretty productive month. Yay ;)

Picnik collage

Oh and it snowed again today, so I made a little Snowlady.

DSC_0008 Thanks again for the inspiration Stina!


Stop by The Inspired Room for more winter home inspiration.