Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cute quilt, Cuter baby

My friend Sharon's granddaughter, Aubree, turned 1 this month so she needed a new "big girl" quilt.  Sharon and I went to Intown Quilters and found a cute little girly Dr. Seuss panel so we cut it up and added some borders to it and came up with this adorable little quilt.  I made the top and she did all the rest.  I got the better end of that deal for sure!

Isn't Aubree precious?  Her mom is a Pre-K teacher and loves Dr. Seuss so this fabric suited them perfectly.

She's playing with all her new birthday toys.

Enjoy your quilt precious!

Friday, March 15, 2013


Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Well, since Google reader is shutting down in July, I am switching over to Bloglovin' to read my way too many blogs that I follow. I managed to get my blogs transferred over and I really like it so far...but in order to "claim my blog" I have to add a link to my post which I think is kind of weird but whatever.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Show and Tell Tuesday

Well, I'm a little late to the Scrappy Trip Along party but I finally finished my quilt top.  I love it!  I can't wait to get it quilted and snuggle up under it.  I am pretty sure this will not be the last of my scrappy trip along quilts, I loved seeing how each block would turn out.  When I first started sewing the strips together I was having a hard time just randomly sewing the strips together (I really wanted each strip to match but that isn't what would make this quilt pop) so I got my 9 & 7 year old girls to help me choose the strips and I have to say they did a great job not matching anything. Ha!  I did position the dark strip in the same place in each block and I really like how it turned out.

 My latest sewing adventure has been branching out from quilts and into sewing little skirts.  A lady, Sherry Whitman, from my church visits El Salvador multiple times each year doing missions and she came to talk to the GAs (Girls in Action) class that I teach and told us about how poor the families are and how badly they need clothing.  As I was sitting there listening to her I remembered reading on Randi's blog about her Sewing Seeds project and I feel like God placed it on my heart to sew skirts for Sherry to take on her next trip to El Salvador. I told my friend Sharon about it and she immediately made the two green skirts in the picture and just last night I made the pink and purple ones.  I definitely have a lot more to learn about making clothing but it was way easier than I thought it would be. I followed this tutorial on the dana-Made-it blog and it really was simple to make.

I don't know how many skirts I will make but I however many I make I pray they will go where they are needed most.

I am linking up with Randi's show and tell's a great way to see what other people are working on.