Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Massive Catch up!

Hello? Is anyone still out there!? I have not even thought about blogging in months (obviously), and I have done very little sewing (life has been hectic!), but I do want to share what I have done lately!!

Beejeebers blocks!

February - Rainbow X

February Beejeebers block

I loved making this one! It was simple and beautiful!! Great block!

March - Mittens!

March Beejeebers block

SO cute!! SO SO cute! These little blocks were fast and fun to make! She asked for two sets... but they were so fun I had to do more!!

April Block - This is my month!! I decided to go with Wonky circles!!

Beejeebers April Block

This block is huge - 24 inches finished! It was so fun to make, and I can't wait to see what the other gals come up with!!

I am almost done with my Game night quilt (binding is half way done!!) I am so excited to get that one finished and share it with all of you!! Yea!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Beejeebers January Block

This was the block for the fabulous Beejeebers Quilt Bee!

Beejeebers January Block

I love it! It was super fun to make! I hope she likes it! :)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Christmas Dress

It occurred to me on Friday night that if I wanted to get my Daughter's Christmas dress done, it should be done by today - the Sunday before Christmas - so she could wear it to church.

I hadn't even cut it out yet.

And so the challenge was on...

Happily, after some whirlwind sewing, I finished the dress last night at 10:30 pm. Woo!! Dress in a day!!

Bearing that in mind, I think it turned out really beautifully! Here it is!

The Christmas Dress

I used Butterick Pattern #3714, with a few Linzsews modifications thrown in! The flowers on the waistline I reused from my Halloween costume headband. Hey - waste not, want not! :) The green fabric is the same as the fabric I used on my Halloween dress too. I ended up with WAY too much, so it worked out perfectly! The gold I found at Joann's and just loved!

Yea for good projects that come together!! Oh, and here's how I did her hair today...

The Christmas Dress

She feels like a princess.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Beejeebers December Block

This month, our Beejeeber group was given the instructions to do rainbows!! Any kind of block we wanted, in Rainbow Colors!

I decided to do a string block, and I am pleased with how it turned out!

Beejeebers December block 001

It didn't line up perfectly, but overall, I love the look! I hope Lisa likes it too!!

***edit** It was bugging me so I switched some around. I like this better!

Beejeebers December block 2 004

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Stockings and stuff!

Hello! Remember me? lol!!

It has been a while! Sadly, I have been sick for 2 1/2 weeks, so my sewing and especially blogging time has dwindled! But I am getting better and I want to share a few things that I managed to get done!



I have been wanting to make our family new stockings for years, but never got around to it! FINALLY, this year, I just bucked up and did it! And I am so tickled with how they came out!!


YEA! I love it when things turn out!!

I also finally recovered my Christmas card board. I covered it myself a few years ago, and hated how it came out. So, finally, I redid it! And this time - I love it!

Christmas Card Board

So, a few Christmas projects under my belt! Hopefully more to come soon!!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Beejeeber's November Block!

This month, Pat asked the Beejeebers to do a Carpenter's Star block! I have wanted to try this block for a while.

It is a tOn of HSTs... seriously. But - as with all blocks that take a lot of work, the end result is spectacular!! I am thrilled with how this came together!!

I hope she likes it! :)

The tutorial for this block is found HERE!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Super Secret Quilt Revealed!

I'm not going to lie...

This is probably my favorite quilt. Ever. (Yes, I said that last time. And the time before. I actually mean it this time!)

This quilt was a super secret surprise, and I am so excited to finally share it with you today!!  Here's the background.

A few years ago, I was a leader for the youth program at my church. In that program, the girls work on the Personal Progress Program, to build talents, life skills, and to strengthen their relationship with our Savior. It is a lovely program, and they have 6 years to complete it. While I was the leader, I made a deal with the younger girls: if they finished the whole program in just 2 years, I would make them their own quilt.

This is the third quilt I have made for that reason! :)

This particular girl is a very close friend of mine. She is my sewing student, a running friend, an already accomplished author, and an all around top knotch woman.

She is also an total nerd. Just like me. We are both completely into Harry Potter (yes, I am serious!) So, this quilt was a no brainer for me. I also smiled the most as I made it! I love how it came out!!

So, here it is... the Marauder's Map Quilt!

Yes, I know. It IS that awesome! hahaha! The irony of the saying on the quilt compared to the reason this quilt was earned is not lost on me...

Anyway, I chose to quilt in a meandering stipple with black thread to make it look like little trail marks. I like it. The feet prints make me smile! It is backed in flannel for extra snuggly goodness!

Needless to say, she loves it!! :) Way to go miss M!