Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tricks & Treats Bag Tutorial

I designed these "Tricks" and "Treats" bags for Therm O Web and the photographs are being used as part of Therm O Web's advertising for fall!  I found the ad in this magazine:

I am pretty excited!!!  The tutorial is on the Therm O Web blog.  (Click HERE.)  The tutorial for the appliqué shirts and Halloween skirt will be available soon!  


Monday, August 26, 2013

Taylor Swift Concert!!!

We have been waiting for this concert for 9 months!  We got the tickets for Christmas!!  We decided to make RED tie dye shirts (surprised?).  Then we cut stencils out of vinyl and stenciled the shirts to personalize them.  They turned out cute!
This was really late at night with a houseful of company - like the messy kitchen!!

Of course we had to make a sign.  We do love Taylor's cat Meredith - she is the cutest!

 Yes, we are cheesy!!

 Finally at the Staples Center!!!  I can't tell you how excited we were!!!

 The concert was AMAZING!!!  In fact, it's hard to put it into words.  I have been to a lot of concerts and this was the BEST CONCERT EVER!!!  We were so sad when it was over.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Happy 1st Day of School

Today is our first day of Kindergarten!!  I made the teacher a quilted composition book out of apple fabric.  I love this fabric!  I also made her an apple keychain.

 I wrapped it up with 2 containers of sanitizing wipes.  I hope she likes it!!  I know I would :)


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Apple Keychain Tutorial

It's that time of year again.....YIKES!!!  I can't believe the children are headed back to school.  I am such a summer person!!!  I designed this keychain for Therm O Web.   They are super cute and easy to make - you can give them to your teachers or clip them on your child's backpack!  Click HERE for the tutorial!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Quilt Story!!

Today my Modern Monster Truck Quilt Tutorial is being featured on Quilt Story!!!  


Friday, August 9, 2013

Baby Taggie Quilt Update

I have received many comments and questions about the pattern for these "Taggie" baby quilts. This is by far one of my favorite baby quilt patterns.   I am happy to say I found a free online version that you can download from Robert Kaufman!!  Click HERE to download the patern.

Animal Taggie Baby Quilt

Owl Taggie Baby Quilt


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Long Beach International Quilt Festival

We spent Saturday in Long Beach at the International Quilt Festival!  It was my first time ever going and it was so much fun!!!

There were so many fun quilts to ohhhh and awwwww over!  The highlight of the day was finding the "Beyond the Reef" quilting booth where we met designer Natalie Barnes.  Immediately we fell in love with her tropical inspired fabrics and patterns.  (her blog HERE)

This is my daughter and Natalie.  My daughter is totally into Hawaii & fish (notice the homemade Huma huma shirt?)
 My daughter choose this pattern called huki lau - all different tropical fish appliquéd in hawaiian print fabrics!  Can't wait to get her started on it!!

 We didn't want to leave the Beyond the Reef booth!  It felt like we had been on a mini vacation!!

We had a little too much fun!  Now I can't wait to get sewing!!!

This quilt was so much fun to look at!  So much detail!  I think it is of houses and buildings in Switzerland!

My daughter is determined to make her own version of this quilt:

 This was one of my favorites of the day!  I love 30's prints!  This quilt was beautifully put together!