Sunday, May 29, 2011

Project Life Week 21

May 22 - May 28


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Pinwheel top completed.
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My first time sewing with laminates.
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The very early beginnings of a scrap quilt from 2.5" squares.
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My new Kindle case... didn't really need one, but I've fallen in love with this print from Spartina449.
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A box full of goodies from Quilt Market!!!
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Megan practicing her letters.
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Every Saturday Megan plays the Spin & Win game at HEB.
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Sewing with Laminates

Have you had a chance to try out laminate fabrics yet?

After mentioning on Twitter that I had been wanting to give them a try, Jennifer Paganelli, of the amazing Sis Boom, offered to send me some to try out.


Sandwich Wrap & Snack Bag


The fabric was nothing like what I was expecting! I had this image in my mind of a think fabric, hard to wrangle, hard to sew... boy was I wrong!! These fabrics are just wonderful! Soft, easy to cut, and so easy to sew.


Sandwich Wrap & Snack Bag


I'm looking forward to more laminate projects in the future... maybe a rain hat and poncho for Megan next.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Winner

Thank you to everyone that took time to stop by and enter my giveaway!!


And the winner is...
Sparrow in Flight - I'll be emailing you soon!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

It's that time again... Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day is here!! I always look forward to finding new blogs during this week of giveaways!

Up for grabs: 2 yards of fabric or 2 charm packs from my shop. (And I'll probably find a few other goodies to throw in there too!)




Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day



To enter, hop over to my shop and then leave me a comment with which fabric you'd pick if you're the winner.

And for my blog followers (new and old), if you'd like a second entry just leave me another comment that you're a follower.

Entries will close at the end of the day May 25th. I'll draw a winner and everything will be ready to mail out Monday May 30th.

Have fun!

Giveaway is now closed.... Winner to be announced soon. Thanks to all that entered!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Project Life Week 20

May 15 - May 21


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Working on bee blocks.
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Megan loves the 'mingos' daddy bought her... one of these days she'll be able to pronounce the full word.
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Sassy kitty... she's been very vocal and sassy lately.
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Why do both camera batteries die at the same time?
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Verna Postage Stamp Quilt
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Preparing for our trip by trying on our ears!!
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Repurposing the extras from the Postage Stamp Quilt into something else.
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

You know those projects that once they POP into your head you put everything else aside to work on? This was one of those...

Tumbler Quilt


I started out making it just to make it... I had just purchased the Tumbler template and a few weeks before that I had swapped someone on Flickr for 2 charm packs of Sultry... the perfect combo!

Tumbler Quilt


I was working on this quilt while my daughter was home sick from school, and all day long, over and over, she told me it was beautiful and asked if it was for her. Well of course the answer was YES!

Megan with her new quilt


She loves the quilt...And so does a neigborhood cat.

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Amy's Creative Side

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Verna Postage Stamp Quilt

I finished the Verna Postage Stamp quilt last weekend.

Postage Stamp Quilt



And I love it!!

Postage Stamp Quilt



Now to decide how to quilt it.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Moda Bake Shop

My first Moda Bake Shop project is up today!!

Moda Bake Shop - Patchwork Kite


Please hop over and take a look. I'd love to know what you think!

And to celebrate I'm extending my weekend Etsy sale - all yardage is $6.00 a yard (1 yard min. cuts)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Project Life Week 19

May 8 - May 14


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Happy Mother's Day!
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...still working away on my Verna project.
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Sweet Jennifer sent me some of her new laminate to play with... can't wait to try out some projects with it!
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Buying new plants for the flower beds.
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My little clown... they have been studying the circus at school this week.
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I fell in love with this pillow at Target. Can't wait to surprise Megan with it at Disney World.
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Birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. Megan loves to ride the Monster Truck!
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Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Little Free Time

I was supposed to be at Quilt Market in Salt Lake City this weekend, but some scheduling conflicts came up and I had to cancel my trip.

So with a mostly cleared schedule for the last couple of days I've had some time to sew.

Verna Postage Stamp Quilt


And I'm even further along now (after staying up WAY TOO LATE last night)... I should be able to finish piecing the top today.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

Part of my gift to Mom for Mother's Day was a pincushion...


Pincushion


She loves this fabric line (Happy by Me & My Sister for Moda) and she uses lots of pins when putting quilts on her long-arm machine, so I knew it would be a useful and loved gift.

To bad I didn't think about it sooner... Mom only got to see it in a partially completed state. See, starting a project at 9:30am when you're supposed to be showered, dressed, and out the door for 11:00am lunch with family was not my best idea. Oh well, it gives us a reason to get together soon!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Project Life Week 18

May 1 - May 7


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After 6+ months I finally got my wedding ring fixed. Feels so good to wear it again!
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Teacher Appreciation Week
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Having fun with a new project
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Megan's new flower
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Picking out backing for my Innocent Crush quilt
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Party at school... clown, balloon art, face painting
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Member Saturday at the zoo... Megan waiving to the carousel operator
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Change of Plans

What started out as this last week...

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...ended up as this...

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I was 100% sure I wanted to use Central Park in this project, until I remembered a Verna Jelly Roll stashed away for just the right project. I'm really happy with my little change of plans!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Project Life Week 17

April 24 - April 30


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Our garage fridge has a cold spot... great for quickly chilling a bottle of wine, but when a bottle of VitaminWater gets stuck in that spot it freezes and separates.
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Megan has a chance to earn 4 quarters every day for her Disney fund.
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My 3 favorite things to cook with.
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Having lots of fun with these Pinwheels.
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Maybe the start of a new project?
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Girl's World arrived today!! I've already picked out my first project.
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Pinwheel top is pieced... now it just needs the borders.
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