Friday, October 28, 2011

A little of what I've been up to...

A few more baskets were made as well, and I added chimneys to all the houses! Can't have a house without a fireplace!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ode to Poppy Treffry

I love the style of Poppy Treffy, and this is styled after her house design. I love the roof and double chimney. I'd forgotten chimneys on the other houses I've made so far, so I went back and added some. Can't forget to embroider swirling smoke coming out of them.

Monday, October 24, 2011

the baskets so far...

I didn't think it would be possible to get tired of making baskets, but I just sewed them up for the last 3.5 hours or so, and I'm officially tired of them (for the moment!) I'll have to switch back to houses - or tea cups and cupcakes - perhaps for a border for this quilt? (fancy purses go with tea parties, right?!?)

Friday, October 21, 2011

more cute blocks...

Having lots of fun with these and using quite dreamy fabrics... more photos to come!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Quilt blocks for my nieces...

Lots of houses, birds, trees, baskets, dolls, teacups... to come. Going twin size, so many blocks to go!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Uber Quilt Fest Block 4

 I like this block a lot, but I was way off in size and my trimming is all wonky... I had to add the additional turquoise border on the right and top to make it the same size as the other blocks (which are also smaller than designed, but they all finished at the same (smaller) size.)

 What a very LOUD quilt this is becoming! In a good or bad way though??

Monday, October 3, 2011

Uberfest Block #3

Not a huge fan of this one - don't like how I made the bold red area swooshing across the center. If the diamond pattern was replaced with a smaller scale floral, I think I'd be a lot happier. Has too much of a 1950s diner feel to me. But, it's doubtful that I'll redo it, so, here it is. Block #3!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

And more Japanese + and x blocks...

I think maybe 7 more blocks to go for a nice baby quilt... unless I want to make a big beautiful throw or picnic blanket for myself... then there are many, many more to make. A fun winter project to keep me busy.

Quilt Uber-Fest Block 2: Flying North

Another fun block; this one by Miss Print -
The placement of the dots is not where I had planned, but as I didn't pay attention when I cut my strips, so be it!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Quilt Uber-Fest | Block 1

Throughout the month of October, 16 different bloggers will each be posting a free quilt block pattern on their site. This is block 1, posted by Quilt Dad, at  For more information on the quilt-along, check out Blue Nickel Studios -

Fabrics I may have to sell my soul for...

The colors and the cuteness of all of these all overwhelm me!!

a few more...