Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hooked on Hexagons

I finally started working with hexagons and I can't stop. I've been wanting to start these for awhile. I purchsed Cindy Blackberg's stamp and it is such a fast easy way to whip these suckers up. You just stamp on the back of the fabric just like you'd stamp anything (such as a card) and there are cutting lines and sewing lines. It was soooo easy. I'm telling you, totally brainless. We recently made a 10 hour road trip (5 hours each way) to Fort Knox and boy was I glad I had cut these out and had them ready to go. I stored them in the little zipper pouch I made (see here). It was perfect for these a small pair of scissors and thread. They're quite addicting too. I'm enjoying making them.

I've got several of her stamp sets including the star set and the kaleidescope. I think next I will go for the baby blocks or tumbling blocks. As easy as this was, I might be whipping out a lot more blocks.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Quilt Aid

Have you heard of Quilt Aid? It's a wonderful organization supporting obstetric fistula (you can read more on the site). They have an annual quilt a long where you can purchase the blocks and finishing kits. Natalie of Cinderberry Stitches is hosting a giveaway in their honor.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sewing Pouch

I whipped this pattern up last night. And I do mean whipped. Excluding the embroidery which took about 30 minutes this sweet little pouch whipped up FAST! It was so easy. Pattern courtesy of Noodleheads. (Thank you, Anna!) I used her pencil pouch and modified the dimensions a bit. I can throw some handsewing pieces in here with a needle, thread, and scissors and carry this in my purse. I also made it to coordinate with my sewing caddy (pictured below). It will go in there for longer trips. The embroidery is from Red Brolly stitched on a wonderful linen/cotton blend sent to me from Elyte.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Antique Quilt finishes

I was commissioned to finish some antique quilt blocks into quilts. She had churn dash and Joseph's Coat blocks made by her great aunt and great grandmother. And here they are:

I also made a sewing basket. Pattern courtesy of Gina Allen. This pattern was not only fun to make but I love my new sewing basket. It holds everything wonderfully.

Lots of pockets for lots of goodies, scissors, pens, needles, thread, etc.

And even more pockets outside. How can you not love this tote?

Giveaway at Kerri's Pad

Kerri is giving away two yummy fq''s of her fabric. You can check it out here. And wow, check out this fabric:

Monday, June 7, 2010

Quilt Shoppe Giveaway

The Quilt Shoppe is having a giveaway hosted by Jaybird Quilts (click on their name for a link). I don't really want you to go visit because that would decrease my chances of winning and the prize is awesome. ;0)