Share this: My latest finish is a Cotton + Steel quilt featuring the mustangs! I go to the farmer’s market on Thursdays here in Sierra Vista, Arizona, and my favorite booth is run by a lady who makes French … Continue reading
Share this: Let me tell you how my fall pumpkins quilt came about! When I was little, my mom would tell us about how her mom decorated for the holidays. She would tell us about all the special things … Continue reading
This Harry Potter quilt was a sneaky surprise for my husband for Christmas! I only worked on it while he was gone to work, and he never knew about it until I gave it to him with an England Rugby jersey. Haha, he likes British things and has visited a couple of times. He also played rugby for years, so he was pretty happy with his gifts. Do you like my lovely illustrated version of the Sorcerer’s Stone? I love it so much! Can’t wait for the second book to come in October! If you are interested, here is my Amazon link to the book.
All of my paper pieced blocks came from Fandom In Stitches, but I enlarged them 210% so that I could use them for the top and bottom borders of my quilt. If you are new to paper piecing, this tutorial is a great way to get started! I used this and some trial and error to teach myself. If I can do it, anyone can!
I collected all of the fabric for the center blocks of the quilt by shopping on eBay and Etsy for fat quarters. They were all ridiculously priced (around $20 each), so you have been warned! These fabrics are all out of print of course, and there are no were no Harry Potter fabrics in print (that I knew of) at the time I made this. Now, of course I have seen a few- I still like these old ones though!
The four corners of the quilt were cut from a panel of printed fabric from eBay as well. The backing is just a navy night sky print that I thought matched pretty well. On the side borders, I embroidered the words “Harry” and “Potter” because I was too tired to keep up the paper piecing! My quilter longarmed it for me, and that was that!
I just used graph paper to draw up what I wanted, and got to work! My husband keeps this Harry Potter quilt on the loveseat and grabs it whenever we watch a movie! I will admit that if he isn’t using it, I am!
Share this: First off, let me say that I DETEST broccoli. Really, I hate it. If you told me that I would be writing a post titled “Simple Broccoli Salad,” I would have rolled my eyes (because I’m sweet like … Continue reading
Share this: I’ve been wanting to post an easy shoo fly quilt tutorial for a while now, and since the “farmhouse style” phase is hitting hard right now, what better time? This simple quilt can be made in any color … Continue reading
Share this: Quilt tutorials for beginners is a post I’ve wanted to do for a while now! When I first started quilting, I had a hard time finding things I wanted to make, and no idea about how to choose fabrics. … Continue reading
Share this: If you are like me, you want the practical and most useful quilting & sewing tools out there, but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, sell your children, and live in a box. Here is my list … Continue reading
My brother Samuel is a Marine Reserve. This Star Quilt has been in the works for quite a while because de is also the only sibling that I have (out of 5) that I haven’t yet made a quilt! I heard that he was going to be having a little promotion soon, so I decided to get in gear and finish his quilt! I used solids, in Marine-y colors that he likes. I don’t know why, he is red/green color deficient, aka-color blind, and he has a harder time with greens. I wonder how he will see this quilt… Hope he likes it! The pattern is called “No Diamonds in the Sky.” Here is a link to the quilt pattern if you are interested! If you are wanting to make a star quilt, there are so many options out there, but I’ve made this one three times! The only think I would change about the pattern is to add in some trimming instructions. Once you finish all the blocks, they aren’t perfectly even, and definitely can use a trim, so instructions about what size to trim would be helpful!
Quilting by Tricia Clayton! She is always quick and does such a great job! If you are near Tucson, Arizona, I totally recommend her
While this quilt was being quilted, Samuel was in a nasty motorcycle wreck. Once I learned that he was going to be okay, I gathered my girls up to me and squeezed them tight. Then I bound this with even more love than usual. It ended up being a get well soon present, and I’m happy to say that he is better now!
Elliot wanted to share some rocks with Uncle Sammy too…
Ps. My mom sent me this picture
Share this:Free Printable “give thanks” banner Today I am so excited to be sharing a project that I have been working diligently on all last week! Free printables for your thanksgiving dinner and decor! One of the easiest ways to … Continue reading
Share this: Time really flies when you are putting something off.. Well, this is embarrassing… This quilt has been a LONG. TIME. COMING! My overdue Briar Rose Quilt. This fabric (Briar Rose by Heather Ross) was ordered as soon as she … Continue reading