Friday, May 28, 2010

Wedding Quilt Done!

And just in time to visit my brother and his wife this weekend! I'm so pleased with how it looks. I machine quilted the entire quilt and then made custom white bias binding that I hand sewed on the back side (machine sewed the top). It has its share of imperfections, but I think it all works together to make a really sweet quilt. I hope they like it!!

Have a happy & safe Memorial Weekend!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Quilt Love

I'm not sure if I mentioned it before on this blog, but I am in love with the quilting site "Moda Bake Shop". (There is a button for it on the sidebar) Every couple of days is a new, free, inventive tutorial on a sewing project. Mostly quilt projects and all using a variety of Moda's fabric in the form of jelly rolls. This one pictured above is from fellow Minnesotan Doug Leko. It is one of those designs that is fairly simple but so elegant when put together. I really like the modern colors he picked out for the project too. If I didn't already have a half completed Christmas quilt waiting for me based on Elizabeth Hartman's design, I would be cutting into my stash for this one. I just love it. But you can't really have too many Christmas quilts. Right?

photo used with permission by Doug Leko.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Summer Shorts

I made these cute shorts for Ronan last weekend. They are from a Simplicity pattern (the specific number eludes me at the moment) and I think they turned out super cute. It is tricky to try and work in enough length around the waist to make sure that you can fully cover the diaper, so he has to have them ride a little low to look right. But he doesn't mind that. :-) I think when I make the next pair I might try the next size up. Most boy's shorts (even Toddler boys) that I see in style right now are longer and pretty much cover the knee.

Monday, May 3, 2010

The "Let's Make Fun Happen" Project

I am doing a design a day with the phrase "Let's Make Fun Happen". Each will be available on my tee shirt store.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My New Website!

I finally have a professional illustration web site up after 2-3 years of fits and explosions!

Wedding Quilt Update

Well, the top layer of the quilt for my brother and his wife is completed!  Actually, I might add one more solid stripe on the left side, so that it has a more even look, but other than that, it is done!  Not sure what fabric I'll use to bind it, but that can wait until it is quilted anyway.  I am going to attempt to machine quilt this one!

This design is from one of my favorite quilting magazines, Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts.  It was the Winter 2009 issue.