Monday, September 22, 2014

modern applique mini quilts

I keep writing and erasing the words for this post. I'm not really sure I have much to say about these mini quilts especially since I already wrote about the pink pineapple quilt

Well, let's see - the quilts are all freehand cut raw edge applique and I quilted the background before sewing on the applique as I described in the tutorial I wrote recently for my fox pillow. I made these all within a few days of each other back in July (the last time I sewed!!!) and they are now "displayed" on the walls of my 9 year old's room.  Hm, what else . . . my favorites are the more modern ones; my daughter's favorites are the pineapple and the flowers. 

I have to admit though that I'm not sure how I feel about these quilts - part of me thinks they look like they were made, or at least designed, by one of my daughters (they weren't.) But I really enjoyed the process of making these and plan to experiment with more applique in the future. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

acorn trail fox pillow

Just wanted to show you this little pillow I made using a new fabric line from Birch Organic. Acorn Trail was designed by Teagan White who also designed one of my favorite fabric lines last year, Fort Firefly (see the pillows I made with that here.)

Just like with Fort Firefly, I love the color palette of this line and all of the details in the novelty prints. And I plan on eventually making a fun quilt using the rest of the prints. I also made a dress for my daughter using Acorn Trail that I shared on my blog earlier this summer.

My tutorial for this pillow is now on the Birch blog - let me know if you have any questions.

And just FYI, Birch sent me this fabric but all opinions are my own!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

drawstring bags

Have I mentioned that I made a ridiculous number of drawstring bags for my daughters to organize their "stuff" this summer using a fantastic tutorial by Svetlana? So, my question is why, when my oldest daughter needed one for school yesterday, did I have to give her one of mine?!?!?! My suspicion is that my two youngest decided to keep these all for themselves - I guess I'll be going on a scavenger hunt later today!