Sunday, December 18, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Sew Mam Sew, thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll come on in and take a look around. I'm so excited to participate in this round of the SMS Giveaway Day - besides the chance to win all kinds of fun sewing stuff, you get to meet lots of different bloggers and see what people from all over are up to in their sewing rooms. Fun!
OK, let's get down to the goods up for grabs over here at Between Quilts. I am offering 4 fat quarters from my collection:
First up, we have some Swoon, by Melissa Averinos for Andover Fabrics. It is punchy, fun, and bright!
So here it is all together - a pretty little something to brighten your day - especially if it arrives in YOUR mailbox!
All you have to do to be entered is leave a comment on this post, telling me one of your favorite things. It could be your favorite book, song, fabric line, movie...you get the idea. I'll go first: I'm a big time reader and one of my favorite recent reads is What is the What by Dave Eggers based on a true account of a Sudanese refugee. Great writing about an amazing story - the kind of book that pulls you in and keeps you thinking about the characters long after you've turned the last page.
The giveaway is open until Friday, December 16th at 5 pm, PST. A winner will be chosen randomly on Sunday, the 18th and be contacted by email as well as posted here. International entries welcome! Please make sure you are not a No-Reply Blogger or else leave me your email in your comment (no email= invalid entry - don't let this happen to you!) Good luck! And be sure to check out all the other giveaways too - I'm off to visit a bunch of blogs too while sipping a latte!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
And last but not least...one more surprise I had today was what happens when 3 preschoolers are left to their own devices for 15 minutes (OK, 20) while I sewed on binding. Apparently, they decided to play Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer...complete with drawing red noses on their faces with markers!! I knew it was too quiet in there! I guess that's what I get, but really, sometimes you're so close to finishing a project you just have to do it! And it was kind of funny....
Have you had any good surprises lately???
Saturday, November 26, 2011
This was the inspiration fabric for this quilt: this gorgeous print from Jane Dixon for Andover Fabrics called Desert Bloom. I love how this line pairs warm colors with bright. Burnt orange and rust alongside happy green, pink and turquoise captured the essence of fall for me, and I couldn't wait to dive in to make a quilt. But what quilt?? Well, last summer when I was in Chicago and had the great fortune of visiting Quiltology (a fun, urban quilt shop in Lincoln Park),as chance would have it, I had to use the bathroom. Believe it or not, they had the most beautiful quilt IN THE BATHROOM! I gasped and waxed on about how gorgeous the quilt was and why on earth was it hiding in the bathroom??? They said they no longer sold those particular fabrics, so they didn't want it to be on display. Gasp, I say - it was simply stunning! (To be fair, they did have another sample of it made up in the main room, but still!) The pattern was called Lincoln Park, and was designed by Collette, the owner of the shop. I knew it would be perfect for these fabrics! The pattern is fun and scrappy, and I wanted lots of different prints and high contrast between the bars. It's a great pattern, but if you feel so inclined to make it, you're about to get real intimate with your iron, I'm just sayin'. One day, when I have nothing to do, I may just count how many seams are in this quilt. Goodness!
Here's the back - I love how it turned out! I only had to buy 2 yards for the backing, the rest was scraps. And this is a big quilt! (62" x 78" ) And here is a view of the front and back together. I leave you here so I can run link to Celebrate Color (thanks, Rachel!), and go spend some time with the guy who cheered me on all day to get this finished!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
I've been meaning to do this all week, but things have been pretty busy around here and I figured I'd just have to let this one slide. But here I am, hours before the deadline, literally grabbing this quilt off of one of my sleeping children to snap another shot of this quilt - it's still warm from that sweet little snoozer!
Fabric: Just Wing It by Momo/ Pattern: Sweet Garden by Emily Cier
This quilt is special to me for lots of reasons: it marks my first quilt made after a long hiatus in sewing to have my babies, it's the first time I used a layer cake, and it's the first quilt I blogged about in my first ever blog post. But it goes without saying that it is most special because my daughter loves it, and uses it every day. This is why I love quilting! Playing with fun fabrics, deciding on patterns/design layout, and in the end, you have something totally useable and practical. Speaking of which...I better get this back on that little snoozer before she wakes up and wonders why it suddenly got a little less warm in her room...
Monday, October 24, 2011
and so many more choices! In the end, I went with this, framing it out in orange - my favorite color!
I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with, and can't wait to see how it all comes together in a finished quilt. Thanks, beebolt!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
To be fair, the left half of the picture was my roommate's stash...I understand my side is bigger, but still! Speaking of roommate, I so enjoyed meeting her! We took a chance to share a room in the name of being frugal, despite having never met before. It worked out perfectly! We had such fun staying up late and I felt so inspired by her creativity. The picture I took of us together didn't turn out so great, so I'm hoping hers did so I can borrow it and post it here! I look forward to staying in touch with this new crafting friend.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
(Weeks wrote about our day in her blog Craft Nectar - check it out!)
Sunday, September 4, 2011
What a joy it is to cover my little ones in something I've made for them. One of the last things I do before going to bed at night is tuck them in one last time with their mom-made quilts around their sweet, sleeping selves. One of my favorite parts of the day, for sure!