Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Disappearing 9-patch quilt

Hi there! I just wanted to share a quilt finish with you today! 

This sweet quilt was done just in time for Christmas! I made this for my little boy for Christmas!  I think I was more excited about it than he was, but when you get a train set for Christmas, who cares about a quilt! ;)

I used the disappearing 9- patch quilt pattern for his quilt.  I used ADORNit's lovely Timberland collection and I love how it turned out! The colors are woodsy and very boyish! 

 I backed it with grey minky, to make it super soft and cuddly for him.  I had my friend Kathy quilt it--she did a lovely job with the quilting! I also had my mom hand bind it!

 Now I need to make the girl's their own bed quilts! :) 

Talk to you soon!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Have Yourself A Quilty Little Christmas {Finished Quilt}

I finished my Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas Quilt a few weeks ago and thought I'd share it on the blog! :) 

(Sorry for the not so great pics, it's really hard photographing anything in my house because the paint color is dark and I don't have a ton of light)

I had a lot of fun making this quilt.  It was so fun to watch everyone's progress on Instagram and I am so glad Lori shared this pattern with us! 

I also learned something while I was sewing this together! My new Bernina's quarter inch foot, is slightly off from my other sewing machine.  I sewed half my blocks with my old sewing machine and half with my it was interesting getting my blocks to fit together to say the least! :)

I hung this up in my kitchen so I can stare at it all the time! :) I can see it from the living room and also when I'm baking or cooking in the kitchen! I figured I spent so much time on it, I better enjoy it as much as possible! 

My favorite blocks from the quilt are the wreaths and the stocking.  I love the bows on the wreath, and I just love how my stocking turned out!

It was so much fun making this quilt! I am glad I got it done so I could enjoy it throughout December!

Talk to you soon!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Hi there! I just wanted to post what I am working on! 

I am the proud new owner of Betty.  My new Bernina! Yes, I've already named her.  My husband said that he hasn't seen me this happy since the birth of our last child! ;)  I was pretty darn happy when I walked out of the Bernina shop with my new sewing machine.   I have already sewn an entire quilt top on Betty, and she sews like a dream!  I couldn't be happier with her, and I'm sure we will be spending a lot of quality time together for the next several years! 

I am still doing the Have Yourself a Quilty Little Christmas with Lori Holt! I am having so much fun making these blocks! I love the tree block! I am pretty sure I could make an entire quilt with these cute trees!

My mittens! I had fun making these little lovelies!

Pearl is my little sewing buddy! She loves hanging out with me when I sew!

My cocoa cup block! I added a little peppermint swirl to my cup.  I also made another cocoa cup, so I am debating which one I will put in quilt. :)

Last week, I cut out these squares for Charlie's new bed quilt! With the help of my mom last weekend, we got the top sewn, I just need to add a few borders and quilt! This will be for Christmas! 

Talk to you soon,

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WIP Wednesday

Hi there! It seems like once fall hits, I decide to start lots of new projects! Just wanted to share what I've been working on!

So my Quilty Fun quilt is coming along! If it wasn't for my mom, I probably would have given up on this quilt, but she has helped me get through all the rows by cutting everything out for me! Which takes a lot of time! I am glad she kept me going, because I love how it is turning out and I can't wait to finish it! I have two rows left (not all my rows are pictured), and the borders and I can quilt this baby up!

I've already decided that this quilt will be hanging on my sewing room wall.  I just have spent so many hours piecing this quilt, I don't want to use it!

So a couple of days ago Lori Holt announced on Instagram that she is doing a Christmas inspired quilt using her Quilty Fun book.  Well, I couldn't resist.  I have no business starting another project, because I am already so busy--but seriously I love her stuff, and wanted to join in. So here is my first block.

My Christmas House.  I kept it pretty simple, with the fabrics--because I wanted that cute little snowman to be the star of the block.  He is super duper cute, and I didn't want the other fabrics taking away from his cuteness. :)

I can't wait to see what's next!  I'll be sure to post all my blocks as I make them! Or you can follow along on my Instagram!

Talk to you soon!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Clothespin Wreath

So, my blog has been a bit quiet the past few months.....I promise all is well!  Just very busy, and I'm afraid it looks like it's not slowing down anytime soon! 

Since summer has come to a close, and fall has creeped up on us, I have been starting to decorate the inside of my house.  :)  It's been six months since we've moved in, and I am just starting on the inside! 

A few weeks ago, I decided I needed a new wreath for my door.  I had a really cute one on my door that my sister made me, but it was more summery and I wanted something more neutral for fall. 

This was so easy to make, and really inexpensive.  I stained the clothespins with a walnut stain, let them dry and then attached them onto an embroidery hoop.  I then hot glued a W onto the wreath, and hung it with some script fabric and called it good! 

I love how it turned out! So simple, but really cute. :) 

Hopefully it won't be so long until my next post! 

If so, you can always find me over at the Fort Worth Fabric Studio Blog

Talk to you soon,

Sunday, May 18, 2014

House Update!

We have been super busy in the yard lately!  Having our own house has really motivated us to want to make our yard as beautiful as possible! It's going to take a few years to accomplish this, but we are getting a great start! I hope you enjoy all the pictures!

This was my Mother's Day present! Plants, shrubs, and flowers! 

Over the weekend my mom and I went yard-selling to find some fun finds to plant things in for the yard! We found this old (and super heavy) milk jug.  I planted some Geraniums in it and can't wait to see the pretty flowers bloom! 

 This is part two of my mother's day presents--I have a new found obsession with succulents. These are so fun to plant-I just hope I can keep them alive. 

More succulents....

 Hannah and I planting the garden! Specifically some pickling cucumbers! Can't wait to jar some pickles later this summer!

Another yard sale find--a really old wood tool box that I planted some chicks and hens in! Can't wait for them to spread and fill this entire box!

This little lovely was already planted in the flower bed when we bought the house--this is one of the few things we left in the flower beds.  I love these flowers! They are so pretty and dainty! I found out they are called Columbines and they are perennials. 

Trying to spruce up the entry way with some plants! 

Found this fun decorative plant shelf at a yard sale this weekend! I fixed it up a little with some spray paint and put some fun plants inside! 

The tall birdhouse was made by my grandpa years and years ago.  My mom had this in her yard and gave this to me this weekend!  My grandpa was a handy man and I have a lot of fond memories with him--so I love the fact that I have something from him in my yard! :) 

I am going to add one more post with a planter sitting on top, to finish out this little cluster of fun! :) 

Our garden finally planted! We planted tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, squash, and cucumbers! Can't wait to watch it grow!

Now, in case you thought I gave up my hobby of quilting--I can prove you wrong! :) I finished up this boy quilt for Fort Worth Fabric Studio over the weekend and I can't wait to show it to you! :)