Thursday, April 10, 2014

Craft Fair production....

Pin ItI'll be participating in my 5th Momma Collective fair on April 26th, a little more than 2 weeks away!  I've been working hard on the items I'm bringing-here's a quick peek.

A tray full of crayon wallets.

A crate full of list takers (also great for passport storage for travel).

Some patchwork zippered pouches.  I'm not certain why the above photo looks so blurry, the linen is a beautiful Putty color from Essex linen (found at Warp & Weft, a Canadian online fabric shop).

Well, that's all for now.  I'm sure there will be more to add by the end of next week.  Tonight is the April meeting for our Modern Quilt Guild, so I'm looking forward to that-and our sew in is this Saturday.  I have a quilt top all cut and ready to be started-hooray!

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Busy hands....

Pin ItI've been busy making lots of stuff for the upcoming Momma Collective fair on April 26th-just have mostly been posting on my Facebook page instead of on my blog.  So, here are a few items I've been working on-

I love this nautical line in the red and aqua-must be since I live on the East Coast!

This cute blanket was a charm pack-the designers are Canadian and started out with paper and stationary and now are using some of their designs on paper (Kate & Birdie Paper Co.).  I'm loving thes spring feel to this blanket, even though freezing rain is in the forecast for tonight!!

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Library Project Update

Pin ItHere we are, time for the monthly Library Project check in, (see button on sidebar for details).  I have completed the top of my first quilt on the list-the pattern is from Allison Harris's book Growing Up Modern.  I just love the colors, and am pleased with how it all came together.  I have the fabric cut for my next twin sized quilt, and the chevron quilt fabric is chosen as well. 

I love this!  Just have to figure out how to quilt it!! 

It's WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network, and with Lee at Freshly Pieced.  I finally have a large quilt to share, so I'm linking to both of these sites today!

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Scrappy elephant patchwork

I finished hand stitching the binding on this last night-it is a quilt for the founder of the East Coast Momma Collective-Sarah Dhooge.  She is pregnant with her 2nd baby boy and gave me a list of colors she likes and this is what I came up with it.  I picked the elephant fabric first, and took complimenting colors from there.

I had 2 extra strips, so added those to the back along with Kona Ash, an orange, teal and chartreuse (sorry, I didn't look at the names of the Kona's-I don't have them all memorized like some people I know ;)

I did straight lines, corner to corner for the quilting with a light grey thread.

Pin ItI'm linking up to Finish it Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts for the first time in FOREVER!!!!  Also visiting TGIFF today for the first time too!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Patchwork blankie

Finished a patchwork blanket today in my new craft room!  So much fun to try out the new cutting table and new sewing area.  Much, much better to sew on a sturdy table and not a plastic folding table that bounced my machine if I went too fast.  

Pin ItThis will soon be going to it's new home.  I just found out yesterday that I will be a vendor at the spring East Coast Momma Collective show, so excited about that.  Now, to start building some inventory!!
Linking today to Quiltstory and Randi at I have to say.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Great Craft Room Renovation is Complete!

After a  week of cleaning and renovating my craft room I'm ready to post photos!!  (and my computer is acting very strangely when I use blogger and underlining everything and not uploading photos properly, so I'll apologize right now for that).  These are the before photos, all my storage was a mish mash of Home Depot cubicles and shelving.  What a mess!!

This was my paper crafting area- again, too much stuff and not enough closed storage to put it.  I was on the hunt for cabinets with shallow drawers and found this in the back hallway of our church.  After speaking with our Priest, it found it's way to may basement, where we put on 3 coats of Terra Rose paint (Martha Stewart) and voila!  Perfect storage for fabric scraps-each drawer has it's own color (of course).

This is the paper crafting area now!  We painted the walls Borrowed Light (Farrow and Ball) and then found a ton of storage with these Ikea Alex drawers.  I bought 6 of the units with castors and then just stacked them.

Here is a view of the custom cutting table, built by Marsha Sefcik Interiors.  Marsha is an interior decorator and a good friend who designed and installed most of this project.  We installed a smooth counter top for the paper craft area, and then they built a spot for my sewing machine on the left.  Undermount lighting and a backsplash finished off this corner.

Rick, from Ruff-Stuff Woodworking came to the rescue with a barn board shelf to put all my fabric on that is large enough to wrap on these comic book boards.  Looks like my shelf has extra room on it-better buy some more fabric and fill it up!!

Of course, I found lots of pretty storage options at Winners.  These are all my markers/pencil crayons stored in one spot now.

One more view of this awesome piece-I just love the color.

My custom sewing table, and on the side a metal cart from Ikea for all my thread, scissors, pins etc.

The Alex drawers filled with supplies-above are my jersey knits for scarves.

Pin ItAnd, some are filled with my rubber stamp collection.  Now, I'm inspired to get down there and make some crafts!!!

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Friday, February 21, 2014

The Library Project-month 2

Pin ItI can honestly say that since I have joined the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, I have been inspired to make more quilts, and not always make the smaller items that I have been.  (But, there is a huge satisfaction in sitting down and completing something in one shot!).  Anyhow,  I have finished all 48 blocks on the twin size quilt I've been working on, and tomorrow at the Sew-In, I will put the top together as I have all the white sashing and borders cut.  I also have the  patterned fabric cut from the Simply Retro quilt that I will be making next.  Here is a photo of the finished blocks-hopefully will be able to share the finished top with you in the next few days!

Today, I'm linking up to The Library Project with Adrienne (our president of the MMQG).

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Enchanted Blanket

 Busy working on a custom order for a chenille blanket for a little girl.  I love this line called Enchant-it is just so whimsical and cute, the blue block below is my absolute favorite.
This is backed with white chenille and will soon be given to a new baby to snuggle and enjoy!

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Linking up to Quiltstory today.

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