Category Archives: Quilting

Quilting and Hexies

The girls are finally getting old enough where I can get back to being crafty again! Yay!

This year I decided to do a Block of the Month (BOM). I am doing the Quilters Planner Block of the Month. I had the planner last year but I never had time to quilt with the baby growing in my belly. But this year, I am doing it. I have 3 out of the 4 months done! Yay!!

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I also found the National Quilt Museum had a BOM that started in April so I tried my hand and that… and boom. I fell in love with English Paper Piecing (EPP). Here is the block I made. Pattern is from Mister Domestic. He has some fantastic Youtube videos that showed me exactly what to do when EPPing.

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It then made me want to of course try hexies. So I am working on this table runner. I am about a week in, so I should have this done in what a couple months, lol.

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I have found that hand sewing keeps me from unnecessary snacking, and less time playing pointless games on my iPad. My daughter wants to help me sew all the time, and I might find something for her to work on too. Is almost 4 too young to start? I have no clue.

I will continue to post my progress, and I will update you if quilting is helping get rid of the mom bod too. lol.

peace.love.dove.

Cherie

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Baby Girl Quilt Finished

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The second I found out I was pregnant, I couldn’t wait to start the quilt for my baby to be. But I knew I had to wait. I also had to sort through my stash to see if I wanted to use any of the fabric I currently had — and well to see what I actually had…

Then I found out we were having another girl. I knew I couldn’t use previously bought fabric, I had to get some new stuff! *Ekk so exciting*

I headed out to my local quilting shop, which I had never been to before, and picked out my new fabric for this beautiful quilt. It was a lot harder to pick out fabric for myself than for other people. I have made a few baby quilts in the past couple years — and only one was for my child. I ended up picking out the back fabric first. It is a beautiful Opulent Flowerful Dandle Panel from Art Gallery Fabrics. It is from the Lavish collection designed by Katarina Roccella. I then picked some Kona solids to go with it (pink and white, and navy for the binding)

I chose a simple herringbone pattern since this is one of the bigger quilts I have attempted to make. I made several half square  triangle lined them up and sewed them all together. Since I am due at Christmas time, I wanted to get this done as soon as I can knowing that the holidays are going to be busy!! I quilted on my Singer Quantum Stylist 9960, and finished it today! yay!

So without further ado, here are the pictures of the finished quilt measured at 56.5″ each side (It’s square)!

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I also love that I finished this during National Sewing Month!!! How perfect. Now a million other things to do to get ready for this baby!

peace.love.dove.

Cherie

p.s. I am entering this into a couple competitions this month. Check them out at http://www.amyscreativeside.com & http://www.thesewingloftblog.com

 

 

Triangle Quilt Completed!

Well, my nephew came earlier than planned, so I had to hustle up and finish his quilt. Luke Steven was born August 1st, weighing 6lbs 4oz.

I finished up the quilt and wanted to share a few things on my inspirations, pattern used, and fabric!

Here is the finished product.

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I used Hello Bear by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics. I purchased it from one of my favorite Etsy sellers, Fabric Shoppe, maybe because she is in Minnesota where I was born and raised, but mostly because she has awesome fabric!!!

I followed this pattern/QAL to make the quilt. I used the same ruler and everything. I highly recommend checking out the pattern and the blog!

Here are some more pictures of the quilt.

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I never know what to do with the back of the quilt, so I used the left over fabric and just lined it up. It’s crooked, but I did that on purpose. I didn’t want to be a perfectionist (because I am not one) and felt like it was a little more me. I wish I had some more time to actually spend my time quilting it. I had some great ideas, but I went simple .

Hopefully the mom and baby will get to come home soon and enjoy the quilt. Looks like I should probably run it down the the post office!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Now the decision of what to start on next…

peace.love.dove.

Cherie

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