Tuesday, July 16, 2013

WIP Wednesday...World's Smallest Granny Square?

I recently bought 2 mini charm packs of  "30's Playtime" by Chloe's Closet for Moda.  It is one of the cutest fabric lines ever! I had a hard time deciding on a quilt block but though that a super mini Granny Square would be adorable.  The squares are all 1.25" square with the standard 1/4 " seam allowance.  The finished block is approximately 4" square.  I'm thinking that I'll make 12 or 16 blocks in total!

Here's the first block:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Summerlove

My summer project this year is going to be a quilt for my bed.  I have been saving a bundle of Summerlove by Pat Bravo from Art Gallery Fabrics since last summer.   I decided to make a Grandma's Flower Garden..I love this pattern. I have a vintage Grandma's flower Garden quilt from 1940 that I bought at an estate sale last summer that I absolutely LOVE! I have a charm pack of Summerlove and decided to play around with it before I cut into my stash, so I made a super-mini template from a larger hexi template and started making hexis yesterday...they are addicting!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I started a new quilt today!  Finally broke into my AMH "Field Study"/"Loulouthi" fabric...used this tutorial as a reference:  http://hyacinthquiltdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-i-make-chevrons.html

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WIP Wednesday

It's actually a quilt that I finished yesterday.  My sister is having a baby boy in 1 month and the shower is this Sunday.  She bought me a bias tape maker for Christmas and I tried it out yesterday.  It was pretty slick.  My least favorite part of making the binding is ironing the long strip in half, and this machine does it for you!  This was my first time quilting with flannel, I am pleased with the results!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My vintage Christmas obsession

I have a slight obsession with ALL things vintage Christmas.  I started collecting about 10 years ago and look forward to decorating every year.  My house is very small so I had to be very choosy about what I put out this year, here are a few pictures.

 Putz Village

 Aluminum tree with vintage glass ornaments

 Another shot

 Vintage stocking and tree and Santa and his reindeer

 Vintage mica lamp post, vintage Santa candy container, vintage Gurly candle, vintage tray

 Vintage bottle brush tree, snowmen and angels, vintage Holt Howard candle holder, vintage mini ornaments

 More vintage Holt Howard, more vintage mini ornaments, vintage tree skirt

 Vintage foil bells

 Vintage candle holders

 more vintage ceramics

Holt Howard candle holders

 Another shot of the tree

 Vintage elf and reindeer

 Vintage Santa mugs, etc

Outside with vintage cellophane wreaths in the windows